A little known secret of the E-Series van is the slim-line engine cover console. The slim-line engine cover console replaces the larger stock deluxe engine cover console, and provides more clearance in the driver and passenger area. This is an inexpensive solution for larger wheelchair users whose arm rests or knees hit the stock engine cover, and for transfer seat drivers/passengers who need a little more room for the swivel part of their transfer.
The slim-line engine cover console used to be standard in some Ford vans up until model year 2008, but was replaced with the current and larger deluxe engine cover console starting in model year 2009. However, the slim-line can still be purchased over-the-counter at your local Ford dealer and will still fit current year Ford E-vans. Replacing the stock engine console can be done in minutes, and no tools are required.
Standard Engine Cover Console
The slim-line engine cover console can be ordered from your local Ford dealer. The Ford part number is # F7UZ-15115A00-AAD. Note: this item is only available in Flint (gray). If you would like more information on the slim-line engine console, please contact Greg Hollis or Matt McTavish at (866) 892-0150.