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Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

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Rayallen

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Location : San Antonio, TX
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Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:14 pm

Finalized my purchase today. I am now the proud owner of a 1964 Econoline Panel van with the 170 6 cylinder motor 3 on the tree. Very Happy

Im in Texas and found the van in San Francisco, CA. Its all original, white paint and absolutely rock solid. No Rust-original California van! Its been well taken care of and has been in storage since 2003. The previous owner took it out of storage and replaced all the fluids, seal etc and its running well. I will need to clean the gas tank when it gets to me.

All thats left for me to do is arrange the shipping for a Auto Carrier and from what ive heard its going to be a Pain in the Ass, but its worth it.

Some pics that were sent to me, these will work untill it gets to my place and I get to clean, buff the paint and replace the tires.






Glad to have a van of my own, cant wait untill its in my garage, come to think of it I need to clean up the garage so that theres room. Shocked
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EconoCarl

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by EconoCarl on Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:33 pm

Lookin' good!
Hope all goes well with the transport.
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Big W

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Big W on Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:36 pm

Looks great...love the no windows...hope you get it home soon. Quick question though... when you say "all original", is that going off what the seller is telling you? why I am asking is... there is one side door with glass, bucket seats, green gauge cluster, and the rear bumper looks kinda heavy to me, or like it is cut and welded funny where the licence plate goes... Now I could be wrong on the bumper part, and I hope I didn't offend you...just lookin out for a fellow member is all. That van still looks really nice regardless.
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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by G-Man on Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:54 am

Nice looking van, I remember seeing it before
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Twinpilot001

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Twinpilot001 on Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:00 am

Good One Ray- just need to do a drive out to Vintage air now -hey there is also a set of boyds billett wheels on ebay- 200 bucks
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Rayallen

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Location : San Antonio, TX
Registration date : 2011-06-27

Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:18 am

Big W wrote:Looks great...love the no windows...hope you get it home soon. Quick question though... when you say "all original", is that going off what the seller is telling you? why I am asking is... there is one side door with glass, bucket seats, green gauge cluster, and the rear bumper looks kinda heavy to me, or like it is cut and welded funny where the licence plate goes... Now I could be wrong on the bumper part, and I hope I didn't offend you...just lookin out for a fellow member is all. That van still looks really nice regardless.

Sorry when I said all original I should have said original metal. No metal has been cut or removed from the body and original paint. Wasnt talking much about the inside. I could tell you what makes a 1962 VW Bus different from a 1965 but with american vans I have no clue yet.

Keep seeing stuff about Vintage Air, need to get some more info on that.
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:39 am

I should say I have to learn how to drive all over again. Ive driven modern manuals 5-6 speeds and Manual classics but this is my 1st In-Column manual. A little nervous about it but im sure I figure it out. I found it ammusing that there are videos on youtube to showme how, haha.
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lectricman

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Location : Huntington, West Virginia
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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by lectricman on Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:51 am

Welcome to the Econo section of the club... 3 on the tree shifters are a breeze... they shift just like a floor shift if you look at them from the side... Shocked but seriously, I taught my son how to drive in my first Econo Have fun with it and make sure to post up more pics when it arrives....
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:17 am

I guess the glass in the side door and the moonroof were added before the person I bought it from, she bought it from someone in Los Altos, CA in the 90s. I dont mind so much, a little more light back there isnt going to hurt. From what I can see making these vans personal is what its all about. Planning on adding some bench seating and a small table in the back after I por15 the floor and ad some kind of flooring.
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wirepuller

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by wirepuller on Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:42 am

Congrats, but DANG IT!!!

I was looking at that one...snooze you looze i guess!!

Awesome, dude!

WP
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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by DanTheVanMan on Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:15 am

Congrats Ray!!! cheers


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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Guest on Thu Jul 07, 2011 9:51 am

Congrats!

I'm (relatively) local to that one and was hoping to go look at it this weekend.
I guess I'm free to make other plans now. Wink

Hope the shipping is pain-free and the van gives you many years of happiness.

-mike
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Army of Six

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Army of Six on Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:47 am

sweet! reminds me of mine when i first bought it. what are your plans for it? family truckster, campmobile...firewood hauler....???
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:12 am

Thanks Guys, im stoked- cant wait to touch it.

As far as my plans for it. Going to be a daily driver for fun. Camping- hell yeah! Will make basic changes at first- Buff out the paint and wax, New tires and wheels, lower it in the front by a leafsping, clean up the motor and gas tank. Interior completely redone in the cargo area. Going to be fun.

Shipping has been lined up and should be picked up anywhere from 1-10 days.
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Barnabas
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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Barnabas on Thu Jul 07, 2011 8:35 pm

I have that same single side window in my 64 and find it indispensable when I need to see what's coming to the right of me.

Welcome to the club!
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Fri Jul 08, 2011 6:24 am

Barnabas wrote:I have that same single side window in my 64 and find it indispensable when I need to see what's coming to the right of me.

Welcome to the club!

Good to know, do you know if the single window was original to the 64. If seen a few picturs with the single window on the side of a Eco Panel. Where can I find the specs on what each year had and did not have?
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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Barnabas on Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:19 pm

My side door with the window was a rear door from another van. My little photo to the right shows the 64 in the front of the lineup as it was originally. The 65 in the rear of the lineup has side door windows that were also from the rear of another van, and the rest of the windows are painted on. (It's a long story.)
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:29 am

got a email today from the previous owner telling me she found some more paper work and the original owners manual. Sweet!

Found the original owners info to, It says the original owner was the Company Rex Floor Covering, 844 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, CA. The dealers name was Lutz Ford Dealership in Palo Alto. Van pretty much stayed in the same area of California.

Neither open anymore but its cool to have that history on the van.

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Guest on Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:10 pm

Resistance is futile ... you will be assimilated ... lol!

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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:31 pm

Got the email today. The Company I hired picked up my van today and its heading my way from California. Took 10days for them to pick it up. Not to bad, was within the estimated time they gave me. Im happy with that. Lets see how long it takes to get here, estimated delivery time this coming week Smile


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Twinpilot001

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Post by Twinpilot001 on Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:52 pm

likely going thru san diego into mexico - then back up thru Juarez into i10 to sat to u full of Drugs - Customs will spot it & carve it all up -- then send it to you as scrap!! OH My God!! hehe = affraid
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:10 am

Twinpilot001 wrote:likely going thru san diego into mexico - then back up thru Juarez into i10 to sat to u full of Drugs - Customs will spot it & carve it all up -- then send it to you as scrap!! OH My God!! hehe = affraid

Now thats all messed up! haha.

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Guest on Sun Jul 17, 2011 2:21 pm

Resistance is futile ... you have been assimilated ...lol!

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SDEconoTruck

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by SDEconoTruck on Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:32 pm

likely going thru san diego into mexico - then back up thru Juarez into i10 to sat to u full of Drugs - Customs will spot it & carve it all up -- then send it to you as scrap!! OH My God!! hehe =

Actually happened to a buddy of mine, DEA and Border Patrol had all kinds of cutting equipment. Metal panels cut open like a giant can opener, upholstery cut open, 2 tires cut, PLUS his camping gear. They left it out all over the ground, it was up to him to get it out of their area...

...the guy's a full-on Christian doesn't even drink, just the luck of the draw I guess.
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Rayallen

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Re: Bought a 1964 Econoline today!

Post by Rayallen on Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:53 pm

Got a call from the truck driver, will be here tommorow! Bad ass. Super happy with my experience. 13 days from purchase from california into my driveway in Texas.

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