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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-30-2006, 10:05 AM Thread Starter
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what year extended van has biggest cargo space?

Anyone know the answer? I am looking for interior width and height. Also, what is the first year a diesel was available in the E series?

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Re: what year extended van has biggest cargo space?

Well since 92 all the cargo spaces are probably almost exactly the same size. The first year for a diesel van i think was 83 or so. Don't know if those were bigger or not, but i'm thinking they weren't.


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Re: what year extended van has biggest cargo space?

Well you only have 2 generations of "modern" Econolines. 75 - 91 and 92 up. I doubt that there is an appreciable difference in the interior room between the two.

The only way you are going to get more height is to get a high top like my ambulance. Even that isn't a whole lot more room.

Your other option is to get a box van. They are plentiful and sell cheap. The drawback is you give up being able to fit into parking spots.

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Re: what year extended van has biggest cargo space?

Shuttle bus...

I can still fit into parking spots. The duals only just fit, but the front is normal...so, you have room on either side.

And the Power Stroke wasn't available until 1995 in the van. Depending upon your usage, that might be a better diesel.

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