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EconoUSAparts

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by EconoUSAparts on Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:06 pm

Welcome to the coolest site for early vans and van-ups on the net Nikki. I've been on the phone tonight with some buddies trying to decide the best route for getting you the panels you need to fix it. One way or the other we'll come up with them. I *may* have a line on some NOS ones but still waiting to here back.
Be careful on the rims you ordered. That 10 inch wheel better be a zero offset or its gonna cause you problems unless you are jacking up the rear end with air shocks which will affect the ride.
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autoshopchic

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by autoshopchic on Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:19 pm

Thanks Big-W! Well for starters she's going to get the body work done, blasted & a new paint job in and out. I'm painting her Cream with Aqua & Cream two tone interior Vinyl of course, Carpet in the front & blond bamboo wood in the back, removable bench seat, all covered panels on the inside, headliner & a little larger motor maybe a 200. She sould be looking really nice in about 6 months.

Tim, thanks for the advice. I was talking to my husband this evening & I'm going to go with 15x6's all the way around because of issues with a spare. Thanks for working so hard to get parts together for me I really appreciate it. I'm going to need a metal glove box door as well if you have one also looking for a 1st row bench seat. I have 2 school bus seats that would work but I would prefer original equipment. Tim you are so right I have gotten more "GOOD" information from this site than any other. Thanks guys have a wonderful evening!
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by econopoor on Tue Dec 20, 2011 7:49 pm

Welcome Nikki,

Here's a picture of your new van in better days.



This was taken at the Midsouth Meet on Petit Jean Mountian AR. I hope to see this van once again on the mountian. Glad it found a new home with you.

Duane in Tennessee
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autoshopchic

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by autoshopchic on Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:11 am

WOW! Thanks Duane She sure is in her better days then! I really like the old pics of her! And yes, you will see her again then you can snap an after photo of her restore.

Nikki
From Groves Texas
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EconoCarl

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by EconoCarl on Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:57 pm


Happy New Year from Carl & Martha!
(camping at Crystal Beach in Texas)
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Nightmoves

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by Nightmoves on Sun Jan 01, 2012 8:03 am

Great shot Carl,on the beach.That lil 15'standie looks good there,and behind ya van as well.
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by G-Man on Sun Jan 01, 2012 10:23 am

Carl Love that you guy brought along a Christmas tree to. Looks like you guys go all out on your camp site to make it more like home

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by Guest on Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:49 am

I love that camper. Looks right at home behind your van too, nice!! cheers
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EconoCarl

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by EconoCarl on Sun Jan 01, 2012 6:46 pm

Thanks guys!
We like spreading smiles wherever we go! Smile
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EconoCarl

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by EconoCarl on Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:50 pm

WOW! Over a year and a half and no updates!

Last November I drove to Kissimmee Florida for the EconoFL meet, 1915 miles round trip.



I won the door prize, a caliper bracket kit from D&D Brakes. Also got Long Distance and Best Van.



And this week I finally updated the front discs to the D&D set-up (matching their master cylinder conversion that I installed three years ago).

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by Twinpilot001 on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:08 pm

good 4 u carl=nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!cheers
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vanny
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by vanny on Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:40 pm

Congrats on the successful trip and the doorprize! That's a great looking Econo and trailer you've got!


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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by Joe Van on Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:01 am

Hello Carl just looked at your build thread today.!!!! MAN You guys really did a outstanding job the Van looks GREAT Love the camper also we had a 16 ft scamp for 8 years that we pulled everywhere now our New 23ft camper is too heavy for my Earley to pull and have to use our two 3nd GEN Chevy's .Sad. What were they thinking on that old front end what a monastery. Great pictures of Econo Fest and your trip. I know Blue Lemon real well he shows up at a few of our Florida Truckin's yearly my favourite one is the brown eight door he has but I will always miss the Red Earley he had.!!!!!..!Keep Up The Great Work..........JOE VAN............
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Prime

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by Prime on Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:49 pm

Great job on the van! That turquoise color is my favorite scheme for an early van. It just has that relaxed surfer vibe. Those pics with your trailer just set me daydreaming! Keep posting please!
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EconoCarl

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by EconoCarl on Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:18 am

Thanks for the comments guys!

Last month I drove to Atlanta (McDonough) GA for the Atlanta Area Early Econoline Gathering. This trip was 1550 miles round trip.



Not bad time for the 700+ mile trip to Douglasville (just outside Atlanta)!


Pretty good turnout.


Picked up some hardware. Long Distance and Best Van (thanks to an overly kind host!).


Made a few 'pit stops' on the way back home.
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by vanny on Wed Aug 14, 2013 2:09 pm

Congrats EC! Did you get to meet Ricky-Bobby at Taladega???


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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by EconoCarl on Tue Aug 20, 2013 4:31 pm

Today we painted the DCW trim (that was installed two and a half years ago!).

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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by vanny on Wed Aug 21, 2013 10:47 am

That'll trim it out nice. Don't forget the after pics.


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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by RipVanArkie on Wed Aug 21, 2013 11:59 am

Didnt know you had a GMC too?


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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by econopoor on Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:11 pm

He won it in a Farkel game while he was in Florida. Took it from a little ole lady in Ocala.

Duane in Smartasville TN.

Exit 83 off the interstate.
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by RipVanArkie on Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:44 am

Lol! I'm leaving my pinks at home next weekend!


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Host of the MidSouth Econoline Meet, Petit Jean State Park, AR
1967 Econoline Pickup
1966 Econoline Supervan
1967 Econoline 8-door regular van
1965 ChevyVan, Cargo, 250/3speed

1964 Econoline 8-door Window Van, 4spd
1966 Falcon SuperVan, Automatic
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econopoor
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by econopoor on Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:52 pm

He don't need em. He's got the Texas DMV over a barrel from a game. Gives him anything he needs paper wise. Cool

Duane in Smartasville TN.
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Re: Carl's Econo

Post by Crusty Nova on Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:16 am

So after the window tint and such, how satisfied with the air conditioning are you? Would you choose a different evaporator setup inside if doing it over again? Do you think the condenser mounted underneath gets enough air flow?

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