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'62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

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lectricman

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Location : Huntington, West Virginia
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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by lectricman on Fri Jul 16, 2010 2:54 am

I'm glad that I had mine or I would have been in the front windshield... lol... also glad to have got them to put into this one...... not much, just a lap, but they saved me once....

lectricman

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by lectricman on Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:50 pm

got the frame welded up and caps made for the area's and welded in.... motor in and tranny... gas tank out... starting to get her all put back together... should pick up my new corners from the "yard" this week and get them on this weekend... hope to have her running this weekend but am having driveshaft/tranny problems....
a couple pics...
engineless

cap over the crack in the uniframe

cap over the crack in the uniframe

cap over the crack in the uniframe

weight over gas tank

weight over gas tank

thought I'd update a little... I'll try and get pics of the engine install later.....

Nightmoves

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by Nightmoves on Mon Aug 02, 2010 6:05 pm

Progress is good!

lectricman

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by lectricman on Thu Aug 05, 2010 6:52 pm

engine pics as promised... not the greatest but taken by my phone.... lol


got the exhaust on today and played with the drive shaft some... need 2 new caps to hold the universal in... should get them tomorrow along with my new corners... yea!!! I am hoping to spend all day Saturday on her and have her up and running...... wish me luck....

G-Man
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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by G-Man on Thu Aug 05, 2010 7:08 pm

Looks Great!!!!

Indian640

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Post by Indian640 on Thu Aug 05, 2010 8:15 pm

Just read your thread from the begining.... I remember that truck on EBay!!Looking Good Lectricman !!

Nightmoves

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by Nightmoves on Thu Aug 05, 2010 10:04 pm

Motor looks good in there Lectricman.Whole lot better than empty hole.New radiator too? At first glance,I thought the Tiki doll was a big cut out in back of cab,then realized it was an air freshener.lol I need to lay off the Budweiser,heh.


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lectricman

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by lectricman on Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:59 am

Thanks guys for the gracious comments, and it is a big cut out.......... errrrr..... well ...... an air freshener it is... I need a new one and can't find one like that one and don't think I could live with anything else.... that one was in the first Econo and has now moved into the second one..... lol she is coming along good and hopefully will be a driver soon.... very soon....

Nightmoves

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Post by Nightmoves on Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:29 am

how about a dash mounted?
http://www.retroplanet.com/PROD/29968

lectricman

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by lectricman on Sat Aug 07, 2010 5:22 pm

A little more done today... the gas tank is back where it belongs and I started on the rear corners.... patches are off a late 90's chevy conversion van... not ford but a real close fit... the guy at the yard cut them small and very uneven and even cut the bottom that I needed off of one so he told me to take them and see if I could use them.... for free!!!!! no cost is always better... said that if they wouldn't work for me to come back and we would find another set... a little more work but free beats $50!!! corners still need to come back off and be cut out along with the bad corners and them welded in... another day... still fighting with the drive shaft issue.... grrrrr!!!! here are a couple pics from my phone... again, sorry for the quality.... at least I am moving along on her....



I will need to lengthen the passenger side to extend through the quarter panel that is rotted off.... I know it still needs work but time is on my side... Laughing Laughing

lectricman

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Post by lectricman on Sun Aug 08, 2010 7:49 pm

Some more of the small stuff done in the engines dog house tonight.... got the doghouse set back around the engine... got the fuel line ready to put on and the vacuum advance tubing ready to put on... painted and cleaned the vent tube.... got a new switch installed in the dash.... need battery cables, antifreeze, a battery, finish the alternator and hook the starter back up, then a 5 gallon can of gas should have her running..... but still no drive shaft... Sad I have pics of the new switch, the most of the dog house and the new battery box I will be using in the bed of the truck... never did like sitting on the battery... Laughing enjoy the pics guys....





Indian640

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Post by Indian640 on Sun Aug 08, 2010 8:20 pm

Man, I like the kooler battery box !!! Sent you a message on another thread... contact Fred ( fmc56 ) , he can set you straight on which drive shaft to use. Art

lectricman

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by lectricman on Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:48 pm

no pics, but I got the doghouse all put together and the radiator filled, then it all leaked out.. Sad ... but I did get her turning over this evening... It won't be long now... I think I still have a prob around the keyswitch... should be fairly easy I hope.... wish me luck... Cool

EconoCarl

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Post by EconoCarl on Mon Aug 16, 2010 8:11 pm

Good Luck Lectricman!
Lookin' good, keep pluggin' along.

lectricman

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by lectricman on Wed Sep 01, 2010 5:31 pm

NEWS FLASH!!!!!
got the ol' girl running tonight.... just feeding the carb to get her running for now, I will try and get some gas in the tank tomorrow and fire her up on her own.... I am the happiest camper in the world right now.... can you see the grin on my face?? shouldn't be long now... just waiting on a little cash for the radiator and windshield....

Indian640

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Post by Indian640 on Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:04 pm

Kool beans, glad to hear it !!

lectricman

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Post by lectricman on Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:07 am

Man I must have one of the most religious trucks around.... Holy radiator, Holy gas tank, Holy body, and a Holy windshield... but hey, it is all fixable... it just takes time... lol lol ... a pic of what I am doing to the seats...


should be driving her this week.... WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by DanTheVanMan on Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:12 am

It's a awesome feeling when you get to fire it up for the first time!!! Congrat's! cheers


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lectricman

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by lectricman on Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:53 pm

some pics... the fuel tank that needs repaired, and the new fuel tank, sitting next to my battery box... lol


and the body work has begun... It will not be perfect but that is what I am going for...

Digz

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by Digz on Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:13 pm

LOL , Im doing the same thing with my A's ,, movin a boat gas tank back and forth as I need it, thinking I might try some epoxy I have been braggin up on the tank and do the inside seal thing before I job it out, nuthin to lose trying the way I see it. Me and solder don't get along for squat.

Indian640

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Post by Indian640 on Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:50 am

lectricman wrote:some pics... the fuel tank that needs repaired, and the new fuel tank, sitting next to my battery box... lol


and the body work has begun... It will not be perfect but that is what I am going for...

Indian640

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by Indian640 on Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:51 am

Looks pretty good for not perfect................

lectricman

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by lectricman on Tue Sep 07, 2010 7:19 pm

drive shaft came today so it is in and I ordered my radiator... it will be here tomorrow afternoon... yippeeeee!!!... got both sides sorta-done... they don't look too bad... will work on rear corners tomorrow... here are some pics guys... I know you love 'em.....




I kinda like the looks of the paint this way....
as you can tell, it got dark on me...lol... lol I still got pics though...

lectricman

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Re: '62 Ford Econoline (Econo) Pick-up truck.....

Post by lectricman on Thu Sep 09, 2010 7:53 pm

radiator in and I got to drive her home today.. about 5 miles... I know, not far but what a rush!!!! here are some more pics...
new radiator and spacers...




the rear corner from a late 90's chevy van...


and some new trim... Custom script off of a '71 F-100 bedside...


I am going to the insurance and the DMV tomorrow to get her legal so I can drive her some while I finish working on her... cruise-in Sat. night looks in my future.... Woooooooo-Hooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lectricman

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Post by lectricman on Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:42 pm

before and afters...






















just thought I'd post some pics....

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