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vanny
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:37 pm

Sounds like you've got your hands full!


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RipVanArkie
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by RipVanArkie on Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:06 pm

Made it to the Petit Jean Car Show and Swap Meet with a few Econoheads. There was a nice 61 Custom Econoline there and it was turning heads. I felt bad for the guy parked next to him in a 66 Mustang.
I scored a '68 Hollander interchange manual.
In the show there was a concours Cord L2.

Later,

Rip
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vanny
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Sat Jun 15, 2013 10:07 pm

Hey Rip, did you happen to get some pics???


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Re: What are you up to?

Post by RipVanArkie on Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:32 pm

I spent all my time at the swap meet. http://m6.photobucket.com/albums/fcinsrc/ these are from the last few months.

Later, Rip
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wylee

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by wylee on Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:49 am

69 a 108 door handles. im woundering on what to do with them. for the front doors. should I rechrome them? finding a n o s set not easy. trying to find any other brand that will fit.
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savage

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by savage on Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:51 am

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Hit a yard that been meaming to check out for years, Some stuff you can't even see,got so many vines gowing over them,& Posin Ivy everwhere. Also a 1st gen sinking in ground & covered ,couldn't get a good pic of it
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ndjarrett

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by ndjarrett on Thu Jun 20, 2013 6:54 am

A 2nd gen...and with barn door handles! Someones gonna want those.
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G-Man
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by G-Man on Thu Jun 20, 2013 9:34 am

Tom it's always fun hitting the yards
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millwright71

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by millwright71 on Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:46 pm

It is best to hit that yard in the early spring, or late fall if you want to see anything! There is an Econo Super van in there somewhere if I remember correctly. Here is a pic of that first gen there
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Digz

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Digz on Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:15 pm

Had a Fun Day with the grandson.







We went to the St Ignace carshow. There were only 2 earlys there, 3 if you counted mine way up in the visitors parking area LOL.
This is Mark from Ludington MI. Nice 67 A100 retro hippievan !





And Gene Winfields Pacifica Econo.

That's my grandson Dom. I could see the 3rd day of this show had Gene tired so I didn't pester him at all , just got a signed copy of his truck drawing. There were many vendors also and if I go again next year it will be planned on being there a couple days and camping nearby.
I don't know if you can call this a avan, but it sure would make a party more interesting.
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Twinpilot001

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:31 pm

BUD LITE Has My Vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!cheers
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vanny
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:55 pm

Bud Lite with some Attitude!Very Happy Thanks for the pics. Looks like your grandson had a good time!


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sandyvan

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by sandyvan on Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:46 pm

Did Mark from Ludington do the artwork on his van poster? That's a pretty cool way to let people know what it is.
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Digz

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Digz on Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:19 pm

I don't know SV, I got word to him about this site. He says he hadn't heard of it. Maybe he'll drop in sometime. Really these things are scarce enough here in northern MI that an isolated owner may not be aware of a lot of the van info available.
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chester42

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Getting ready for the Nats.

Post by chester42 on Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:35 am

New GM 350 crate motor.
68, 24 gallon rusty gas tank cut open and sand blasted, welded back together , then sealed with POR15 US Standard tank sealed. Cut 3" out of tank to narrow up for room to mount electric fuel pump on x member. Tested at 5LBS psi for 24 hrs and no leaks
Getting 200 4 R transmission rebuilt now. All running gear will be good to go for a 3000 mile round trip. Will put on almost 3000 miles in all after a trip to NE PA to visit family and back to FL.

Still can't upload photos to this site.
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by dix on Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:58 am

Digz that's real cool that the grand child is cruzin with you.
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vanny
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by vanny on Sun Jun 30, 2013 10:54 am

Chester, sounds like you're just about Ready-To-Go! If you need someone to load pictures, I'd be glad to help. I'll pm you my email address.


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Re: What are you up to?

Post by G-Man on Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:25 am

Joe looks like it was a blast!!! Did you tell those guys about Baker's
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RipVanArkie
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by RipVanArkie on Mon Jul 01, 2013 6:02 am

Guess who gets to build a 390 this winter?!!
My boy just turned 10 and this is his car.
It will be his 1st engine build.

I do need a hood, 63 Mercury Monterey, if anybody spots one!


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ndjarrett

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by ndjarrett on Mon Jul 01, 2013 8:03 am

Up to my neck :-)
Old one out...


New one getting ready...


Kinda crowded in there...


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Scott

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Scott on Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:20 pm

Just a little update..

House is still on the market, no bites yet.. :/

We are replacing some carpet with hardwood, hopefully that will renew some interest.

I have the new timing gears on the engine, oil pan back on, and hopefully today get the timing gear cover and side-plates back on.. Going a little slow on the van, but it's cooler then normal today so I hope to make good progress.

My second interview with Verizon was late last week and I am supposed to be told by this coming Friday if I got the position. It's for a location in Raleigh, NC.

Wish me luck..

I sure hate living with most of my garage packed in storage.


Scott wrote:The 66 was always a future project, it's better that it finds a new home.

The wife and I are a few weeks from having the house on the market, and the kids are all moved out now.

We are selling the house and I'm looking for something anywhere in the States. At this point I don't know where we will end-up. Whatever happens I don't want to bring two vans with me. At the moment the one van keeps me busy.

Had the 68 out a few weeks ago, kinda racing the engine but backing off as I came into town and BAMB! I thought I hit something, glanced at the mirrors and nothing, looked at the dash and RED lights.

Coasted into a parking lot and couldn't start. Popped the oil cap and turned the key, rockers no longer move.

Tomorrow the timing cover comes off to check the gears.

That's what I mean about this one keeping me busy. There is way to much left I want to add to the 68, and my pockets aren't deep enough for two.

We are kinda looking at Atlanta, or the Carolinas, but anyplace that needs an IT guy is being considered. Well, anyplace but Texas. We want to try something new and we have way to much family here.. Smile


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ndjarrett

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by ndjarrett on Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:27 pm

What u gonna do for VZ? I worked for them in DC, once upon a time.
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by dix on Mon Jul 01, 2013 1:52 pm

Wish ya luck Scott I think you will enjoy N C . it's a nice state.
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Scott

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Re: What are you up to?

Post by Scott on Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:35 pm

ndjarrett wrote:What u gonna do for VZ? I worked for them in DC, once upon a time.

It would be working for Verizon Terremark in their Datacenter.
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Re: What are you up to?

Post by wideload on Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:06 pm

GOOD LUCK SCOTT!!!!!!! Thanks again for everything. I've seen the van two or three times on the NASCAR broadcasts.


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