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Old 06-07-2007, 02:22 AM   #1
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Cab and body removal

I found this link on another website and though you'd find it interesting.

It shows the body being removed from a Ford van for engine work.


http://www.forddoctorsdts.com/photographs/index8.php


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Old 06-07-2007, 11:33 AM   #2
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Old 06-10-2007, 10:17 PM   #3
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Taking the body off the frame is not as bad as is looks. If you look under the E350 you will see that it is all set up for this. Disconnects at the e-brake cable, Central wiring harness disconnects etc. About 8 body to frame mounts, couple electrical connectors, steering colmn then off ya go. About 12 hours work round trip. I have not done an e350 but I have done a Escalde frame replacement. Still hope it's not my van but I do know a SMB owner that has had to have the body off to reseal the oil pan gasket. Good reason to buy the extended warranty.
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Old 02-20-2018, 04:22 PM   #4
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The kink wouldn't open. Does the fuel tank ride with the body or stay on the frame? I was thinking about the fuel fill pipe.
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Old 02-20-2018, 07:10 PM   #5
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The kink wouldn't open. Does the fuel tank ride with the body or stay on the frame? I was thinking about the fuel fill pipe.
Holy Thread Revival! Almost a full 10 years since someone had posted in this thread.


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Old 02-20-2018, 07:39 PM   #6
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Oops, totally missed the post date. Now I'm trying to remember how I tripped over this thread to start with.
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Oops, totally missed the post date. Now I'm trying to remember how I tripped over this thread to start with.
No worries, still a very valid question and it shows you did some searching. Some deep, deep searching.


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The kink wouldn't open. Does the fuel tank ride with the body or stay on the frame? I was thinking about the fuel fill pipe.
The fuel tank stays with the frame. I believe the fuel fill hose can stay with the body or the tank/frame.
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Part of the filler neck stays with body while the hose stays with the tanks. See attached pics.
We've done it a number of times. As long as you have access to the body bolts (many camper conversions have a sub floor and cabinets covering them) its pretty slick.
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Those pictures make it look deceptively easy...
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Part of the filler neck stays with body while the hose stays with the tanks. See attached pics.
We've done it a number of times. As long as you have access to the body bolts (many camper conversions have a sub floor and cabinets covering them) its pretty slick.
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