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2345.coupe

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sun Feb 03, 2013 12:11 pm

thanks Murdock,vanny, and Big W..........
well, I traced the supports (frame rails) on the underside of the floor patch panel..drilled several holes with a weld cutter so I could weld her down solid to the supports.Worked great.Welded her in using caution near the wire harness. Oh yea, I covered the wires underneath the floor with a plastic piece of loom........





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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:23 pm

LOOKS SUPER
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Sun Feb 03, 2013 1:39 pm

No more Fred Flintstone stops!!! Great Job Coupe cheers
Good idea covering up those wires too.


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by wylee on Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:45 am

great.. keep the pic comin...
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Murdock on Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:21 pm

Looks good, I like the bottom solution as it seems easier than the "X". Is it critical to put drain holes in?


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dix on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:24 pm

and so what's next


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by austinmodhouse on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:54 pm

I always assumed the X was for extra rigidity.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:06 pm

dix wrote:and so what's next
what's next........I hate to say it, but it's the interior....the surface rust has to be dealt with.
I also need some feedback on ,should I keep the roof vent or weld in a piece of metal to seal up the hole.....



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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dix on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:28 pm

does the roof vevt work and does it leak?? If it is not cracked and works well then i'd remove it and reinstall it using modern day sealents but not laytex. use the interrior links to get some ideas floting around in the head. If you already chose a exterior color then paint the door jams and the inside of the doors and the floor at the door openings . this way what ever you install it's finished already. you dont want to paint next to any thing finished. your project is comming along nicely . you also should paint something over any interior rust before it's covered..


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Sun Feb 10, 2013 12:54 pm

these vans get hot in the summer, i would keep the vent, like dix said as long as it works and no leaks,,
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:57 pm



well got her all stripped down and ready to wire brush her......



got some floor issues to take care of first.....
man photobucket has been a real pain in the *ss to use since the big"change"...more later
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Wed Feb 20, 2013 2:23 pm

floor issues concerning the accelerator pedal






still have to weld her in.......
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Dodger 359 on Wed Feb 20, 2013 3:05 pm

Awesome welding! Cool Keep the photos coming on your project.
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:41 pm

Way to keep picking away at it Coupe! Making progress is always a good thing. And as always, Thanks for the pics Exclamation


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by Digz on Wed Feb 20, 2013 5:10 pm

it's all lookin' good !!
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Thu Feb 21, 2013 1:00 pm

got her welded plus a new bolt......next repair the heater hose hole...I'll use the two other holes provided.....





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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Fri Feb 22, 2013 10:35 am

Thanks Digz,vanny, and Dodge 359.......got her all welded up....on to the next step....



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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:41 pm

started on wire brushing the interior....first the doors...

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:01 pm

BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, IT WILL BE READY FOR PAINT, NICE JOB,,
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by vanny on Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:42 pm

I swear I just heard the van say "It's about time someone gave me some attention!" Coupe your doing a fantastic job of bringing this one back to her former glory. Keep up the great work and as always, Thanks for providing pics. They're inspirational Very Happy


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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:24 pm

dodge man wrote:BEFORE YOU KNOW IT, IT WILL BE READY FOR PAINT, NICE JOB,,
haha dodge man there's a lot more work to go before paint...
hey vanny, you've got great hearing......
it's going slow ,but it's going.....got the drivers door done, found another hole to repair. Next the dash, roof and side walls...

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Mon Feb 25, 2013 2:05 pm

it makes a big difference when you have the wright tools, and of corse know what your doing, it looks like you have both,,, affraid
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:42 pm

dodge man wrote:it makes a big difference when you have the wright tools, and of corse know what your doing, it looks like you have both,,, affraid
"the more I know, the more I know I don't know"
is coming ,real slow though

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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by dodge man on Tue Feb 26, 2013 12:46 pm

looks like a nice old ford pick up in the garage too, what is it?
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Re: my falcon econoline van

Post by 2345.coupe on Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:22 pm

'48 f-1,50 cab,fresh '68 mustang 351w,'75 LTD c-4,'57 f-100 9"rear,modified the rear frame rails so I could put the rear end on top of the leaf springs.Rear fenders are 8" off the ground.Painted it with the original color, meadow green,grille is Tucson tan and cleared it with the Eastwood flat no shine clear coat.
If you want,pm me your email and I'll shoot some pics.

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