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texasjohn

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Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by texasjohn on Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:17 pm

12-8-11....1963 170ci, tree spd, 19,000 original miles. Bought this for my 8th Day Cycles Mantique Warehouse. Not sure if those really are the original miles but the story goes it was a dog catchers van in a small town and never used then sold to a printer here in town and wasnt used much. sold to a local family for there teenage daughter to be her first vehicle. This was two yrs ago. I have been trying to get it for two yrs, the daughter couldnt drive it so its mine now. Got dark on me today so more pics coming. Drove it home and had to shorten a heater hose do to a dryrot split. drove it for a few hours today and everything works except the heater.......more to come. And NO!!!!!!! you cant have it. (Well, Money talks...heheheh)
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by DanTheVanMan on Fri Dec 09, 2011 4:47 am

Congrat's John!!!! cheers


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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by Magic Bus on Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:00 am

Thats one mighty fine looking van!! A rare find indeed! Kinda funny what some people might think a teenage girl might want to drive, Ive had two so I have an idea.
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by cl350rr on Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:25 am

good looking van, congrats!
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by mbasaraba on Fri Dec 09, 2011 7:13 am

Magic Bus wrote:Thats one mighty fine looking van!! A rare find indeed! Kinda funny what some people might think a teenage girl might want to drive, Ive had two so I have an idea.

They must have wanted grand kids real bad... My daughter will be getting a 1 seater, no passengers and no dating till she moves out... Lol

That was a great find! Looks super clean! cheers
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by texasjohn on Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:08 pm

Put new heater hoses on. You should see the underneath ....so heres some pics

[url=http://www.servimg.com/image_preview.php?i=46&u=12557612][/url]


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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by DanTheVanMan on Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:58 pm

UMMM, JOHN THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY IS:

WOW!!!!!!

That thing is in "Awesome" shape!!!!!


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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by G-Man on Sun Dec 11, 2011 4:27 am

Great looking van
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by back2thewoods on Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:25 am

score!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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texasjohn

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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by texasjohn on Tue Dec 13, 2011 1:54 pm

i took the belly pan off and had it blasted, what should i paint it with to keep it original?
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by sasktrini on Tue Dec 13, 2011 2:14 pm

texasjohn wrote:i took the belly pan off and had it blasted, what should i paint it with to keep it original?

It's subject to a lot of fluids dripping or spraying on it from above, dings from below... I would try to make it bulletproof. My two cents.
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by texasjohn on Mon Dec 19, 2011 3:38 pm

Need a new rubber floormat for the front floor. Where to get?
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by texasjohn on Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:28 pm

can someone read this well enuff to decifer?
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by EconoUSAparts on Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:28 pm

texasjohn wrote:Need a new rubber floormat for the front floor. Where to get?

Mac's has em around $80 I believe.
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by econopoor on Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:05 pm

Hi Texas John,

Here's what I got from the Econosrus site.

E14 = Econoline van series
T = 170 engine
H = Lorain Ohio assembly plant
348224 = October 1962 serial number - 1963 model
090 = wheelbase
M = Corinthian White paint
E144 = Econoline van model, "3/4 ton" or "heavy half ton"
89A = van body style
A = 3 speed transmission
02 = 4.00:1 light duty axle (7-1/4 inch)
4350 = "3/4 ton" GVW rating
85 at 3600 = certified net HP at RPM
74 = Seattle sales district

Duane in Tennessee
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texasjohn

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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by texasjohn on Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:08 am

thank you guys
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jeffmckenz

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WOW

Post by jeffmckenz on Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:25 am

Speechless !
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Re: Texas John's 1963 Mantique Van

Post by Nightmoves on Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:38 pm

Well John,you know it came from and stayed in your region

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