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Old 08-08-2017, 09:16 PM   #1
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Body Swap E350 RB....Maybe!

Not sure if this is the place, but I will start here. I started a thread a few weeks ago when I wrecked my SMB (Titled Sad Day) Well I have her home and been looking and thinking a lot on what to do. I will start with everyone I talk to (including myself) thinks that the motor is all good. It appears that the cylinders are full of oil after being on its side for 4 hrs, and now there is oil dripping from the exhaust. I do remember that I was shocked that when the dust settled the van was not running, evidently there are many sensors to shut it down in the event of a roll over. OK, first I want to get her running if possible, even if I sell the van. Another option is a complete body swap. My question is do I have to use a 7.3 van or will a 6.0 work? Not sure if everything will work from a 6.0 (mine is a 7.3) I am just not sure if they would talk to each other. Any help would be much appreciated. thanks...kt
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For the lack of complexity, stick with the same year and motor. I've seen too many variations even in the same year. Just weird stuff Ford did...
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Agreed. Chris at Ujoint has done body off frames a million times and can probably give you some advice. It's a lot of work though. I once asked him about doing a body swap and his first advice was "don't do it!"

Good luck whatever you decide.
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