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Re: Vanish's No Door Econoline ....... 4x4 Conversion

Post by G-Man on Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:58 am

Bill I can't wait to see some meats on that econo
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Re: Vanish's No Door Econoline ....... 4x4 Conversion

Post by Vanish on Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:43 pm

Got the New and Improved Shock Towers Back Today !!!!! Really Happy with these new Mounts ......




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Re: Vanish's No Door Econoline ....... 4x4 Conversion

Post by ramian09 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:46 pm

Is that shock mount going on the axel or the body
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Post by Vanish on Wed Apr 06, 2011 6:58 pm

That tower is Made out of the top U Bolt Plates !!! witch also allows for stock shock mount location Wink .... and also Clears the streering Drag Link ... Nicely .... And this is Much Better than my priour attemp close to 30 Years ago ...... This is the way all of my 4x4 Vans will be set up in the future .....


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Post by ramian09 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:24 pm

Nice, i still don't know what to do on the driver side for a shock mount because i don't think that i have room for one that style.
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Post by Vanish on Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:26 pm

ramian09 wrote:Nice, i still don't know what to do on the driver side for a shock mount because i don't think that i have room for one that style.

What are you useing for a axel ???? Got a picture of your set up ?????


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Post by ramian09 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:38 pm

I used a dana 44 off a late 70s Bronco. But i had it narrowed to match the rear end width with outh thinking about room restrictions i should of just used a wider matching set. There are some pictures under more 4x4 pictures on the e van general discussion if u have any ideas i would love to here them. That shock mount on the u bolt plate looks awesome though. Also if u want any more pics just let me know.
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Post by Vanish on Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:47 pm

I Would really like to see some more Pictures of your set up ...... axels ... steering ... ect ....


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Post by ramian09 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:54 pm

Cool i will definitely get some more on here. I can't do it tonight but definitely by tomorrow evening do u want pics of the rear end to its it stock except i had to put giant wedges on it to make the driveline angles work.
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Post by Vanish on Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:57 pm

Yes Please ... as many as you can .... you went with the stock leaf spring location ????


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Post by ramian09 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:04 pm

K i will post a ton!! Smile yeah i used the stock locations on the front and rear i had had. 3/4 ton leafs made for it since the convertion lifted it and had the rear arched more so that i didn't have to use blocks to lift it. Are u going to use stock location?
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Post by Vanish on Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:10 pm

Yep went with the stock location ... so I am thinking the same kind of shock towers will work for you Too ??? !!!!


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Post by ramian09 on Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:14 pm

That will definitely fit on the passanger side bit i don't think there is room between the steering linkage and the frame on the driver side but i will definitely look into it.
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Post by Vanish on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:23 pm

So we Got to do some More On the Econoline Today !!!!!!! Don Came up and we got the front end under the Van !!!!!!!!!


















We Moved on the the rear end .. and are working on it Now .... as always .... A BIG THANK'S TO DONIVAN !!!!!!!!



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Post by G-Man on Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:32 pm

Wow Bill!!!! That Looks Bad A$$
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Post by Vanish on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:03 pm

Thank's Chris ...... still got a Lot to do .... But this One has been fun so Far ....... Really Like it .... got to get the rear end set up for it .... Then drop that Motor ......


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Post by Big W on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:08 pm

Holy Crap...Nice lift on that van. Can't waite to see the final
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Post by ramian09 on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:10 pm

yeah that looks like it is going to be a awesome machine. you may have already posted this and i missed it but what did that axel come out of?
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Post by Vanish on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:16 pm

ramian09 ... Yours is Looking Good Too !!!! The axels are 1/2 Ton 6 lug Chevy .... 373 Gears ....


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Post by ramian09 on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:21 pm

thanks!! those should do the trick!! i think i got the shock situation figured out i just used some shock mounts that i welded to the axel and i am going to use the stock ones on the body. the shocks are ordered and keep our fingers crossed they fit.
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Post by donivan65 on Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:57 pm

Todays Video

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Post by G-Man on Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:52 am

That's going to be one cool econo when done Bill, thanks Don for the video!!! What motor Bill???
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Post by Vanish on Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:19 am

G-Man wrote:That's going to be one cool econo when done Bill, thanks Don for the video!!! What motor Bill???
Chris I will be Putting a 302 in it .... it has a 351 Cleveland


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Post by wideload on Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:52 pm

Looking GREAT Bill !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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