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2345.coupe

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:11 am

got the skin mocked up....a little more prep work and I can weld the skin on.....





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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by austinmodhouse on Wed Dec 19, 2012 1:57 pm

that is some pretty cool stuff happening.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Big W on Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:17 pm

Them doors are making a come back. cheers
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Barnabas on Sat Dec 22, 2012 8:41 pm

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

It's a small silver rectangle attached to the back of the instrument cluster. Looks like the attached.

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx?R=ECHIR1_0344445230
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:37 am

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

It's a small silver rectangle attached to the back of the instrument cluster. Looks like the attached.

http://www.napaonline.com/Catalog/CatalogItemDetail.aspx?R=ECHIR1_0344445230
thanks Barnabas.....now I know exactly what I'm looking for.....
removed all the excess old door skin metal,completed welding on the patch panels, put the zinc too it,
ready to weld on the new door skin panel....




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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Big W on Sun Dec 23, 2012 10:51 am

Sorry I wasn't paying attention when you asked about vans being 12V. Yes these Vans and Trucks, I believe, are 12V for everything, except the guages.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sun Dec 23, 2012 12:08 pm

Big W wrote:Sorry I wasn't paying attention when you asked about vans being 12V. Yes these Vans and Trucks, I believe, are 12V for everything, except the guages.
no big deal Big W........
I got a good start on the door skin patch panel.....


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Big W on Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:55 am

Those are comeing along nicely coupe. Just a side note: Keep a close eye on the hieght of both doors when putting on your skins. I thought mine were good untill I put both back doors side by side and found out they were about a 1/16" different. Nothing I can't fix, but the doors are in primer ready for paint if I ever need them.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:20 am

just a thought, you could weld 1/16 " of metal on the bottom of the shorter door.....
you could grind 1/16'' off the longer door...you get my drift...
but thanks for the heads up, I'm always closing the door completely so I can watch for heat warping ,etc....and making sure the skin fits as close to perfect as I can get it.......
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Big W on Tue Dec 25, 2012 11:50 am

Yea that's kinda what I was thinking...adding to the shorter door. Both my 66 back doors are dented in because of taillights. Someone opened them up to far. If I cant fix these ones then the 67 doors will fall into service. Keep your pics comeing your doors are taking great shape. Other then doors how is the rest of the van looking? Are the doors the worst part for rust?
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Tue Dec 25, 2012 12:59 pm

I also have a few spots in the floor, in front of the drivers and passengers seat that need new floor panels. That,s next. Other that that she looks pretty solid.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:41 pm

well, she's not perfect, but I think it's pretty good and will work,probably put some spot welds on the inside of the door at the bottom of the patch panel just to secure it.....



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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:50 pm

looks great, nice job on the body work,
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Sat Dec 29, 2012 1:50 pm

Looks great compared to what they started out like...Keep up the inspirational work. And don't forget the pics. Thank You, Thank You and did I say Thank You? Very Happy


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Wed Jan 09, 2013 11:59 am

you guys are ok......well the doors aren't finished yet because I moved on to the windshield. The gasket was as hard as a rock. I ended up cutting a grove on it with a cutting wheel ,then prying it off with a window glaze cutting putty knife.There was this "plumbers" like putty smeared in the window channel..what a mess. Adhesive cleaner and elbow grease did the trick to clean it up.Hardly any rust or rot through in the window channel.Real nice.Primed her up and tonight my buddy and I will install the windshield with a new gasket.....


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:18 pm

At A Boy Coupe! Super job on the windshield channel. I bet you were glad to not see rust there. Maybe they had so much putty that it actually helped to protect the channel. Keep the pics coming. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dix on Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:22 pm

that's a bonus.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Big W on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:15 pm

Coupe great job on the doors, They look a whole lot better. Just a quick note if you haven't allready put in that windshield. Where the nose overlaps the windshield post, put some por15 or something to keep rust out of that seam. My windshield guy sprayed some stuff into those 2 areas and after it bubled and ate the rust out it became solid. I presume it turned the rust into carbon and then he sanded and sealed both areas. no more rust for me in those seams for as long as I own this van and then some...lol. I opted to not put in any window eurothane sealer or what ever it's called in the seal becus my new seal fits very snug, and the window guy said don't need it anyway. just a couple of cents worth of info for you.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:27 pm

Well, my buddy and I got the windshield installed. We've installed several windshields, especially on older vehicles. This van was the hardest. The challenge was getting the rubber gasket on the glass. My buddy is very patient and talented. Persistence and strenght won. Here it is....real sweet...





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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Big W on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:31 pm

Right on...glad to see it went in smooth. Looks great. cheers
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Wed Jan 09, 2013 4:33 pm

Big W wrote:Right on...glad to see it went in smooth. Looks great. cheers
thanks man.........
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:06 pm

vanny wrote:At A Boy Coupe! Super job on the windshield channel. I bet you were glad to not see rust there. Maybe they had so much putty that it actually helped to protect the channel. Keep the pics coming. Can't wait to see how this one turns out.
Vanny alien

thanks vanny, maybe that putty crap did prevent the channel from rusting.I've never had a better channel in any of my cars and I've never delt with this "putty" material.....
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:05 pm

back at it.....started repairing the rear pass. door. instead of a patch panel I'm just going to weld the rusty holes. Turned the amps. down to A and wire speed to 1 1/2, that's on a Lincoln wire (MIG) welder...so far so good.....



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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:22 pm

Keep the pics coming. Love seeing someone taking on these rust issues. It's very inspiring.


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:30 pm

the definition of a "shortcut"...:the longest distance between two points.
Well I gave up trying to fill the rust holes. I was doing fairly well, but today I had enough. She was getting really warped,and it's going to workout much better with a new lower door skin........here it is so far...







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