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Location : Red Bluff Ca
Registration date : 2022-06-26

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Post by Gezsfrk Sat Jul 30, 2022 2:11 pm

So i am new to the econoline scene but I just bought a 62. The original owner stuffed either a 300 or 240 under it and cut up the center support ( where the transmission mounts) in order to move it all back and his mount is hideous…. Anyone have any advice or pictures on a proper engine and transmission mount for this swap? Thanks

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Post by 13-ball Mon Aug 01, 2022 11:31 am

You'll want to spend some time reinforcing where your crossmembers mount to the body. Even the "frame" rails on these are thin sheet metal and are likely rusty (thinner yet) or cracked.

You can get a factory engine crossmember from a 65 - 67 van like the one in this pic.  Or, if you're handy you can fabricate one to do the same thing.  Then you'll want a similar looking crossmember for the transmission to sit on.

If you take the time and make the effort it'll be strong and look great.

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