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Not my Van but very interesting

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Zuffen

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Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Zuffen on Sat Apr 13, 2013 10:51 pm

Interesting build on an Econo.

Some won't like the Chev engine but lots of interesting stuff.

http://ls1tech.com/forums/conversions-hybrids/1638928-my-1963-ford-econoline-4-8-6l80e-build.html
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Big W

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Big W on Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:51 am

Wow!!!! lots of mods going on there. It's going to be nice when it's done. Thanks for sharing this zuffen
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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by G-Man on Sun Apr 14, 2013 4:53 am

Impressive!!!
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vanny
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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by vanny on Sun Apr 14, 2013 5:31 am

I admire the "vision" that some people have to be able to see something in their minds and then make it come to life. Getting rid of those fugly door hinges makes the doors look so much better. Thanks Zuffen!


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blue Oval

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Location : San Jose Ca
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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by blue Oval on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:31 am

starting to see alot of body mods being done on econo 's its only going to make them more desirable . bet theres going to be a jump in price in a few yrs ! cool with me not selling mine .
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Digz

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Digz on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:40 am

I like the drive by wire throttle setups these newer engines use. I'd like to see/hear how the cooling system works out in the end.
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Twinpilot001

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:20 am

NICE BUILD!! Thats my kinda Van =ford -Chev powered!!!!!!!!!!!!! cheers
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Wheelie

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Location : Plano, TX
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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Wheelie on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:41 am

I like anything thats Chevy powered! Even a ford! tongue
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Magic Bus

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Magic Bus on Sun Apr 14, 2013 8:48 am

That thing is gonna be sic if he ever finishes it.
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rustybug13

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by rustybug13 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:11 pm

Sorry to be the one to disagree with every one, but this guy totally screwed up a reasonably straight van to make this bull crap version. Don't mean to piss anybody off but this thing is rediculous, and not in a good way.
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Gothboy

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Gothboy on Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:49 am

Two things...
1) HAHA! Wheelie! that means you like my dodge then! Razz

2) Yes it did SEEM to be a very decent vehicle. its not showcasing skills when you cut up a nice car to build something. It REALLY makes you a bad ass if you can do it with a piece of junk and SAVE it from the scrapper! THATS the mark of a truly skilled person. You want to say your cool? go buy some junk and save it. Smile Take for example that... what was it 59 thames van one of our guys on here is doing? THATS mastery!

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Wheelie

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Wheelie on Mon Apr 15, 2013 6:19 am

Ya, Goth I have been watching your build thread. Very cool! I am a mopar gm fan so I am definitely a fan.
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blue Oval

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by blue Oval on Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:09 pm

yeah gothboy you hit the nail on the head . so true
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Twinpilot001

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:21 pm

Ill say this = look at what the man started with??? darn improvement with all! Im not a fan of using the late dash yet better if he didnt have any dash parts present at all! Lots of work & looks like a talented man too! Keep up the good work there!!
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Donn

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Donn on Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:23 pm

Very nice work.. only thing that brings it down is the chevy motor. I am a big chevy fan, but putting a chevy in a ford or a ford in a chevy is kind of stupid. No
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n8-mac

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by n8-mac on Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:47 pm

the Arrogance here is enough to make me puke. Sad
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Wheelie

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Wheelie on Mon Apr 15, 2013 8:31 pm

My opinion is its not our van. If the guy wants to convert it to a chicken coop then it's his right. That doesn't mean we have to like it but at least it's not in the crusher! That's what I love about our hobby. It's different strokes for different folks. It's the community that makes it cool, not just the vans. Smile
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vanny
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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by vanny on Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:50 am

Well put Wheelie! Part of owning these vans is being able to make them your own, whatever that may entail.


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dodge man

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by dodge man on Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:27 am

i think the guys very talented, let him alone if he wants to put a jet engine in it, its his dream not ours!
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Gothboy

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Gothboy on Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:07 am

Right on Wheelie!

The morale of the story is... You can still tell its a van, and not a "crush cube"

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by Guest on Tue Apr 16, 2013 8:44 am

Someone putting a VW engine in a Rolls Royce is no worse than another one removing all the trim, bumpers and door handles from a Peterbuilt. This site is a place for people who have a passion for personalizing a vintage vehicle. Some want an historic restoration while others want a mere hint of the vehicle's origins. Hey! Its all a matter of personal taste. Whether you agree with the result is not material. The fact that some one acomplished what he or she set out to do is to be admired.
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dodge man

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by dodge man on Tue Apr 16, 2013 9:12 am

i fully agree!!!!!!!!!!
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n8-mac

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Re: Not my Van but very interesting

Post by n8-mac on Wed Apr 17, 2013 4:08 pm

thanks to all of you that restored my faith in our community.

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