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Watch this E350 Ford van get hacked down for a pickup chassis swap | Hagerty Media

Swapping an engine into a classic vehicle can eliminate the hassle of finding obsolete parts. It also add lots more power and fun to the equation-but what about swapping the whole chassis, drivetrain and all? That process can be a bit more involved.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/maintenance-and-tech/watch-this-e350-ford-van-get-hacked-down-for-a-pi...
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Mike_E_V
Detailer

YES! I want to do the exact opposite...sort of. I have a 2007 E150 SD Van and want to swap it onto a F350 diesel 4x4 frame. Dually? Maybe.
1fastcat
Intermediate Driver

THIS WAS A VIDEO i REALLY ENJOYED . That's the reason I like Vise Grip Garage videos . Actually working on cars that the hobbiests enjoy . But , take it from this 70+ year old man , wear ear protection !
Looking forward to completion of this old truck on a newer platform .
TBirdRider
Pit Crew

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 I did a similar project 12 years ago, when the frame on our "purchased new in 1979" Dodge D-100 rusted so bad it broke. Using just the drivetrain/chassis of our deteriorating 1974 Dodge Vagabond motorhome(with only 35,000 miles), I created a heavy-duty dually with a 7,500 lb rear axle and I-bean 3,500lb front axle.


 

TBirdRider
Pit Crew

Found a more recent pic with black wheels and 10" gap filled with spare tire and toolbox (did not alter motorhome wheelbase).HagertyInsPics 022.jpg