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2345.coupe

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my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:00 pm

I'm new here so HELLO.......
just got the van a few weeks back.....here she is...1965








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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by austinmodhouse on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:06 pm

that is some crazy aux heater! with a blower motor that is powered via cig lighter outlet?
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:08 pm

welcome to VV, body looks good shoot some primer on it,
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by BILLS66 on Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:29 pm

Welcome. Bill
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dix on Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:06 pm

welcome to the site . I can tell you the ford guys will keep you in the right direction.


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Fri Dec 14, 2012 6:37 pm

Welcome Bill. I can see that you're up for a challenge. But you can see the big picture hidden beneath that flakey paint. The body looks to be pretty straight and solid. This site has so many helpful and encouraging people on it that it helps to keep you motivated when you see so much support.
Keep the pics coming as you progress.


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Big W on Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:41 pm

Welcome to VV. That van is sitting nice already. Keep the progress fun and "when" you get overwhelmed, grab a beer and surf the forums for info. There's a lot of excellent help here to get you through anything and everything.
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2345.coupe

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:14 am

thanks for the nice welcome and encourgement.....
the doors on the van were stuffed with fiberglass insulation. It appears the insulation served as a sponge and held all the condensation. When I removed the paneling and insulation, the insulation was soaking wet. Thus rotting the bottoms of the doors. I'll just cut the rot out and weld on new metal.




the frame appears to be real solid




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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:09 am

great start on it, keep sending us pictures of the progress
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by millwright71 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 9:32 am

That looks really solid! I have the same issue with the bottoms of my Chevy doors.


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:25 am

A little patching, a little cleaning, it has lots of potential and you seem to be the right guy for the job!! Keep it up. Cool


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2345.coupe

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sat Dec 15, 2012 12:45 pm

got a little more done on the door bottom......I think this door bottom is pretty solid and ready for the next step........





also dropped the gas tank, man it was full of black crap, cleaned her out with fresh gas replaced the soggy leaking hose with a ethanol friendly one........

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Big W on Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:31 pm

If you have never owned one of these before...just a side note for you. As you are going along fixing stuff, you may find that gauges may or may not work. These gauges are 6 volt. Under the dash there is a 12v/6v box for the gauges. I thot of that when I saw that you had repaired hose on tank. sending unit may be gummed up as well. Not sure what all works on yours, but I thot I should just throw that out there just incase your gauges are not working and then decide to fix them. Putting 12v to them will require replacing them after ward...lol.
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2345.coupe

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:58 am

that's good to know that the gauges are 6v. I didn't mess the sending unit because of the cost of a new one. I didn't want to ruin the gasket.
Just to be sure I'm on the right page...the van is a 12v system and the gauges are reduced down to 6v......correct?
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2345.coupe

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:57 am

would anybody have a pic of this 12v/6v box they could post mentioned by Big W
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2345.coupe

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:20 pm

drivers side rear door almost complete.......
started repairs on side cargo door, cutting out 8"...
patch panel materials....
lastly here's some of the black crud I talked about that was in the bottom of my gas tank.......











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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:26 pm

GREAT WORK, KEEP IT UP BEFORE LONG YOU'LL NEED SOME PAINT,
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:09 pm

If the van could talk, she'd be saying "Finally, someone to give me the attention I need." Nice piece of work, Coupe!


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2345.coupe

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:28 pm

thanks guys for the encouragement.....
maybe you guys can help me with this issue....I bought this heater from a guy who said it came out of a falcon van. It was damaged in the mail, go figure, so I marine gooped it up.
Where can I find a switch, and the 3 cables I need to complete this. I found a wiring diagram on your ford van section,so I think I can hook her up.......

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by wylee on Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:38 am

ah, progress is good..
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:37 am

Heres my suggestion 4 ya =Cables- universal =cut to lenght =NaPa=or?? even try Fred -here =maybe he has all> & switch?? hes the econo guy!! or can direct u on all. For the broken housing - Id get some JB Weld and add some metal with some holes in it (strapping -universal) type & get that fixed = the stuff ur using can be applied over all that if needed?? when dry as by itself =likely ; wont hold & you will be doing it all over aging in time? Maybe someone will have a spare unit here ??
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2345.coupe

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:40 pm

thanks for the info...I'll have to find Fred.....or he'll find me....
little bit more work and I'll have the bottom skin off the cargo door....
she looks as bad in person as it does in the picture....the good news is I've dealt with worse and it turned out ok......




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2345.coupe

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Mon Dec 17, 2012 3:46 pm

she's skinned....now the fun begins....she's coated with zinc phosphate that's why it's wet looking....



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Big W

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Big W on Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:25 pm

Both the rear and side doors on my 67 that I had started on were completely rotten because someone used the doors as screw and nail buckets (Dad)...lol. Replaced bottom 5 inches inside and skins as well. Compared to my doors yours look mint...lol. you should have no problem bringing them back into shape. Keep the pics a coming
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2345.coupe

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:11 pm

Hey Big W if you think my doors are mint compared to yours, I'm grateful I've got what I've got..........
got some more done on the doors. Thought I would be better to do the structural work first ,then put the skin on.....








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