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austinmodhouse

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by austinmodhouse on Wed May 18, 2011 11:01 am


unmasked, not perfect, but I'm at the "it's good enough" end of my rope. I con only expect so much working in a carport using paint and spray gun I've not yet read the instructions for.
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mrclean

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by mrclean on Wed May 18, 2011 3:10 pm

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wow looks good what type of paint did u use single stage or a base /clear?
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austinmodhouse

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by austinmodhouse on Wed May 18, 2011 3:49 pm

I used the hot rod flatz from tcp global with a flat paint, flat clear coat.
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austinmodhouse

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by austinmodhouse on Wed May 18, 2011 5:04 pm

the white sections are actually a single stage marine paint, the stuff people paint boats with. I sprayed it on but I hear most ppl roll/brush it on. self levels really well and very tough.
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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by Twinpilot001 on Wed May 18, 2011 5:41 pm

So= What you mean with the marine white paint is = The van wont get any Barnicles on it now??
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austinmodhouse

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by austinmodhouse on Wed May 25, 2011 11:07 am


most trims and such back on and moved it out of the carport
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the view from above

Post by austinmodhouse on Fri May 27, 2011 9:33 am


now that it is officially too hot to drive it triple digit heat.
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austinmodhouse

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doubling up on the peeps

Post by austinmodhouse on Fri May 27, 2011 12:17 pm

I hate the big ugly mirrors Ive had on these rigs in the past. I liked the look of the "peep mirrors" but I'd read they are pretty much useless for actually seeing other vehicles. I figured there was power in numbers and doubled up on the peeps, sort of like mods used to do with their scooters.






to help with the blind spot on the pssngr side, I installed a convex stick on mirror on one of the peeps. that should do it.


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G-Man
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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by G-Man on Fri May 27, 2011 2:27 pm

Love the paint and those double peeps look cool, never seen that done before
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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by EconoCarl on Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:33 pm

austinmodhouse wrote:


Ya' think it will pull the Airstream to Palmetto? LOL
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austinmodhouse

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by austinmodhouse on Fri Jun 03, 2011 5:22 am

dont think the eco-van will drag the airstream. sadly, the airstream will be at palmetto but the van wont.

the good news is, the 300 c.i. motor I bought checked out ok w/ 125 psi across the board. van is at the mechanics place now. drove it 55 miles to get it there and radiator boiled over as I pulled into his place.

i had bought a 300 with a c6. seller is a small engine mechanic and he promised me the compression on the 300 was good and hed replaced all teh bearings on the bottom end while he had the motor out, just never got around to reinstalling it. that was a few years ago. I arrived early and was surprised to see the motor being pulled out from under the porch, long chain attached to a bumper of a truck in his yard. he did some damage to a camper he had parked in the front yard in the process. one of those moments I probably shouldve walked away. but, turns out the guy was legit and my porch motor is gonna work.

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mrclean

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by mrclean on Fri Jun 03, 2011 12:39 pm

worse case, u could always yank the v10 outta your excursion, im sure that will fit between the seats and u would be able to pull the airstream. Very Happy
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austinmodhouse

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by austinmodhouse on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:30 pm

no v10 in my excursion, it has the powerstroke 7.3 turbo diesel. it was made for towing.
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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by mrclean on Fri Jun 03, 2011 1:35 pm

even better
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austinmodhouse

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by austinmodhouse on Mon Oct 03, 2011 4:46 pm

so the summer came and went. the van, at a big shop out in the country. Id call every other week and every other week theyd promise to start on my driveline replacement the next week. there was an old bronco taking longer than they expected to finish, they only take on one old fun side project at at time, something they work on when things are slow etc. they finally admitted, they didnt think theyd get to it any time soon. said the summer has been hard on cars and they have never been so busy, not going to be picking up any more old school projects.

so, the summer is gone. mild temps are here. I guess Ill go p/u the OBV (orange box van). I guess I will be shoe horning that 300 ci in there myself or just drive it w/ the 170 for a while, nothing really wrong with it. I did take my wifes daily driver for a nice fall weather drive.



and I may change direction

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Rayallen

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by Rayallen on Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:07 pm

Looking good dude. Heck I may see you driving around one of these days. I am in the Austin area a lot, my inlaws live in Leander. Trying to replace as much as I can money allowing so I can start driving mine on further trips.

Sidenote: Great website.
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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by EconoCarl on Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:46 pm

May change direction? Did you find a DCW?
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austinmodhouse

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by austinmodhouse on Mon Oct 03, 2011 6:11 pm

I did find a DCW
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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by econopoor on Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:07 pm

That looks like a sweet DCW. Can we see more????


Duane in Tennessee
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austinmodhouse

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by austinmodhouse on Mon Oct 03, 2011 7:40 pm

I don't have it here yet, will fetch it next week.
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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by heretic on Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:45 pm


I really like your paint scheme, nice job


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austinmodhouse

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by austinmodhouse on Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:49 pm

heretic wrote:
I really like your paint scheme, nice job


thanks! I am not done w/ the orange section. Im not crazy about the flat paint and was planning to respray in an enamel. but everything is up in the air, not sure if I will end up w/ two vans or no vans we have a lot of balls in the air and Im waiting for something to happen.
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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by EconoCarl on Tue Oct 04, 2011 4:29 pm

If you have a lot of balls in the air there's only one thing to do . . . JUGGLE!lol!
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austinmodhouse

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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by austinmodhouse on Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:59 am

here she is...
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Re: the austinmodhouse 65 econoline

Post by Rayallen on Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:50 pm

NICE!

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