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Donn

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1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Donn on Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:10 pm



Just closed the deal on a new, for me, 66 Econoline 4x4. Owner sent me some pics and as per him it runs great, new tires, 4x4 works as it should, no rust.
Now the auto transporter part starts. I put out an on line bid and so far Aliance Auto Transporters looks the best, 5 star rating and good price. Hopefully this will go smooth...

BIG thanks to G-man for his daily "for sale" posts..that's where I found it...
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by benwah on Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:01 am

Wow looks neat!
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by G-Man on Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:34 am

Donn can't wait to see what you do to it.!!!!

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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Guest on Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:35 pm

freekin sweet! i soo badly want a 4x4... then i wouldnt need my blazer and my 2 wheel drive a-100 haha keep us updated on your beast. let me know how that transport works out too, i need to send a truck from ca to idaho soon.
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by EconoUSAparts on Thu Oct 21, 2010 4:34 pm

destro360 wrote:freekin sweet! i soo badly want a 4x4... then i wouldnt need my blazer and my 2 wheel drive a-100 haha keep us updated on your beast. let me know how that transport works out too, i need to send a truck from ca to idaho soon.

You should talk to Vic,aka Old Skool. He has a killer setup for sale to make yours a 4wd and he is in California too, the L.A. area.
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by mcfly on Thu Oct 21, 2010 6:31 pm

Can't wait to see it Donn

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Donn

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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Donn on Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:51 am

Yeah, It's going to be hard to wait. Hopefully all go's easy with the Transporter. This is my second time using a transporter, don't know why but I am a little uneasy about them until the van gets here.
The hard part is going to be which van to keep. I spent the entire summer getting the 67 body mint, and have restored it from day one with all intent of keeping it for years. I have always wanted a 4x4, so it's going to be rough to decide. I guess it's a good situation to be in...
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by G-Man on Fri Oct 22, 2010 10:27 am

It wouldn't be hard for me to decide, keep both. Most of us have 2
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Donn on Fri Oct 22, 2010 2:32 pm

I would love to keep both, but I think I would have to live in one if I did.
The wife is not a big fan.
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by G-Man on Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:05 pm

Flowers my friend and alot of sucking up

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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Guest on Fri Oct 22, 2010 11:40 pm

well donn im sure you will miss her, but look at the bright side, you wont have anymore honey do list. Laughing
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Donn on Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:28 pm

Well had my first hassle with the transport company today. The arrangement told to me by them was I give them $150 deposit on credit card with the balance due on delivery. The driver gets to the owners house this morning and want's half the balance in cash for gas and tolls!!
I call the transporter and of course the guy I set it up with is off till Monday the girl I speak with tell's me she thought I knew about this and cancel's the driver. Now they have to find another driver from NM to NY!!
I hate this S*$%. Now I look like a jerk to the owner..will update..
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Donn on Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:29 pm

Well NOW it's being picked up Sunday and I should have it Friday...
Hope so..
I have learned everything about transporting business if anyone ever needs help with it....I learned the hard way..
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by SIN BIN on Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:33 pm

THAT IS AWESOME!

I can see it now...bead lock rims, bush bars, nerf bars, safari rack, off road lights, external gas cans...I'm on overload! bounce
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by mcfly on Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:18 am

I was starting to wonder what was going on. Lets hope it's smooth sailing from here on.


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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by score602 on Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:42 pm

i agree with mike ^^

let us know wen you get her we"ll take a ride out ide love to see it in person

-joe
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Donn on Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:55 pm

After much hassle it was picked up today. The owner said they were real strange....Which at this point make sence..He took picture's of the van at all sides while it was on the truck, just in case..He was a cool guy to buy a van from very understanding through all this.
Will update when, if, it makes it here....
I am betting they get here at like 4am to unload..
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Donn on Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:02 pm




After a lot of hassle's with the transport company my "new" 66 Econo 4x4 made it here!!
The body is very clean, I don't see any rust at all..It looks like it had one paint job over the original paint. It is peeling and will need to be stripped, but a very nice body.
The motor runs strong, no smoke on cold start up, sounds healthy. There is a carb issue it does not get fuel on cold start. It seem's to be fairly new, but the is a leak at the base. Have to shoot a little gas into it cold then it runs decent. Frame also very good, no rust. The 4x4 system is jeep transfer case with jeep axles, so I am told.
I have not really got all over it yet but so far it looks very good.
It is a beast though. I have to climb to get up into the driver seat and I am 6'3. Make's my 67 look small.
Looks like a nice project... Smile
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by EconoCarl on Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:23 pm

Looks sweet, should be a fun project!
Compared to my transport, you got yours pretty quick!
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by econopoor on Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:24 pm

Looks like you did real well on that one. I've always liked these with a 4X4 conversion. I'd like to see some shots of the 4X4 setup.

Duane in Tennessee.
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Donn on Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:40 pm

Duane,

Good idea, I think a lot of guys might be interested. I will try to take some pics tomorrow.
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by G-Man on Sun Nov 07, 2010 8:04 pm

Look better than in the add
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Donn on Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:35 pm




Had to do a little "trimming" to get the 4x4 into the garage. Took about 4 inches off the doorway entrance. Van fit in with about 1/2 inch clearance,
after taking the roof vent off, but at least she is in and safe. Might have to rest it for a while so I can Finally try and paint the '67..
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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by Vanish on Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:39 pm

Donn .... Looks GOOD !!!!! Your gonna Like it !!!!!!


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Re: 1966 Econoline 4x4

Post by mcfly on Tue Nov 09, 2010 3:46 pm

that is one sweet ride. I think it is time I took a ride over to see you (or the van ) maybe over the holiday.
So is the 67 on the block or did you convince the wife to keep both ?

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