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my falcon econoline van

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dix
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dix on Fri Jan 18, 2013 3:52 pm

you will be better off in the long run...
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:07 pm

dix wrote:you will be better off in the long run...
it sure will be "dix"
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:24 pm

Just chalk it up as experience for the next door! Nice work again Coupe.


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:33 pm

vanny wrote:Just chalk it up as experience for the next door! Nice work again Coupe.
thanks "vanny", it appears all these van cargo doors need new lower skins.....
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:07 am

Well, got the lower section off the rear of the door, welded the holes, and treated with zinc......also removed the spare tire holder. I'm not going to re-install it. I'm just going to weld in the holes.....






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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:18 am

MUCH BETTER, YOUR ON A ROLL,
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:46 pm

on it again.......got the lower door skin on the rear door and the lower skin on the side door fabricated and tack welded in.......


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Mon Jan 28, 2013 2:19 pm

LOOKIN GOOD, cheers
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by millwright71 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:06 pm

That looks really good! Inspiring me to do the same on my Chevy's doors!

Tom
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dix on Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:13 pm

moving right along now.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:08 pm

Nice piece of work coupe. Before you know it, your gonna run out of door skins to replace!


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Mon Jan 28, 2013 5:47 pm

thanks guys, your positive input is a great motivator, I really enjoy your comments .....it's pretty easy to fabricate these door skins..the last skin was the hardest (side cargo door), my air sizers could hardly cut through the metal. I measure the gauge of the metal and it was 16 ga. The other patch panels were 17 ga.metal. The 17 ga. metal is a lot easier to work with, although the 16 ga.metal gives you bigger muscles!
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 66ThunderVan on Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:09 am

IT's a voltage limiter mounted on the back of the dash cluster. It has 2 studs and looks a little like a breaker. It must be grounded/screwed to/ the cluster to work properly.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Gothboy on Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:07 am

Dude. You're doin hard work, and its coming out great! Keep pluggin along and it'll be a show van before ya know it! Very Happy
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Casimier on Tue Jan 29, 2013 10:58 am

Hey Coupe

Nice job on the van.
The heater you picked up is a 65 to 67 unit.
I might have the cables and the knobs for the heater, plus the mounting hardware to the nose.
Really easy to put in with the windshield off.
Send me an IM if you want them.

By the way...when you are all done with your van..you have to bring it to Carlisle, PA in June and Jackson, NJ in July for the shows.

Can't do all that work and not show it to other Econo guys.

Jim in NJ aka Casimier
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Tue Jan 29, 2013 12:36 pm

thanks Casimier, Gothboy and 66 ThunderVan.......well finished welding the panel on the side cargo door. Turned out pretty good......


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:14 pm

well got the lower patch door skin welded in on the rear door........
also re-fixed the other rear door...put some relief cuts in the shape of a cross through the center of the weld. That relieved the pressure so I could weld it "flat", turned out better than it was........
started on the front floor repair......I ran into a support "beam", so now it's a slow process of grinding the metal off the beam.......





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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:34 pm

I gotta give you Props Coupe! A lesser man may have given up by now but not you my friend. "Once more unto the breach, my friends, once more." You certainly don't back down from a challenge.

Keep up the hard work. Oh...and don't forget the pics!


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Digz on Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:55 pm

If you can grind down the rust to see where the spot welds are you can hit those with a 3/8 shallow angled bit and help pop that piece off. Just did that on a chunk of floor myself. Might help speed that up, I know grinding sparks in tight areas suck.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 66ThunderVan on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:48 pm

3/8 Bullet point drill bits work good too. Spot weld cutters tend to break real easy.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Fri Feb 01, 2013 2:59 pm

lookin good keep motivated,one day you'll stand back and think damn i did a great job
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:11 pm

Digz wrote:If you can grind down the rust to see where the spot welds are you can hit those with a 3/8 shallow angled bit and help pop that piece off. Just did that on a chunk of floor myself. Might help speed that up, I know grinding sparks in tight areas suck.
that was a good idea Digz, I used a cut off wheel to grind down the spot welds........
got the floor patch panel fabricated, now just protect those wires and weld her in.......




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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Murdock on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:33 pm

Wrap the harness in aluminum foil? I am going to embark on my front floor soon enough, this is very good reference.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:25 pm

Looks great Coupe...and you're inspiring others to take on the task as well. Win, Win!! That's what I love about this site!


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Big W on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:55 pm

That's coming along nicely coupe. Keep up the great work.

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