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fmc56

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Location : Warwick, RI/Ellsworth, Maine
Registration date : 2008-05-20

65 Spring Special Econoline

Post by fmc56 on Thu Oct 17, 2013 12:08 am

After almost three years I have the 65 Spring Special almost done. A little more interior work and a bed cover are all that are left to do. The former owner, Ron Blachut, did most of the work before he passed away. Ron had rebuilt every component of the truck using a lot of NOS Ford parts. I did the assembly, wiring, exhauast, 20 gallon Mustang fuel tank, a bit more chrome, wheels and the interior. Ron had also filled all the side trim holes which I nervously drilled out and installed the trim. The truck was originallly light blue. So far I have driven it 1500 miles including a 700 mile round trip from RI to Maine. It runs great but a little cold. The 3.50 axle is a bit annoying at 70 MPH but I still get around 20 MPG on the highway with it.
Fred


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Digz

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Location : United States Six Lakes MI
Registration date : 2008-05-17

Re: 65 Spring Special Econoline

Post by Digz on Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:51 am

It's a beautiful truck Fred !
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vanny
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Location : Ashburnham, MA
Age : 58
Registration date : 2012-09-22

Re: 65 Spring Special Econoline

Post by vanny on Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:57 am

Fred, I'm sure Ron is smiling down on you as you put the finishing touches on his project! As usual, I just love your interior work, neat, clean and just beautiful!

Nice looking Econos in the background too and one cool looking Caboose at the RR Crossing!


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savage

Number of posts : 1816
Location : Where Rust Never Sleeps in Ft Wayne IN
Registration date : 2008-05-15

Re: 65 Spring Special Econoline

Post by savage on Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:23 am

Very nice Job Fred
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EconoCarl

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Location : Beaumont, TX
Age : 59
Registration date : 2008-05-19

Re: 65 Spring Special Econoline

Post by EconoCarl on Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:55 am

Lookin' real good Fred, Ron would be proud!
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Big W

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Location : Saskatoon,Sask,Canada
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Registration date : 2011-01-13

Re: 65 Spring Special Econoline

Post by Big W on Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:04 pm

Truck looks great Fred.cheers
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fmc56

Number of posts : 553
Location : Warwick, RI/Ellsworth, Maine
Registration date : 2008-05-20

Re: 65 Spring Special Econoline

Post by fmc56 on Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:26 am

vanny wrote:Fred, I'm sure Ron is smiling down on you as you put the finishing touches on his project! As usual, I just love your interior work, neat, clean and just beautiful!

Nice looking Econos in the background too and one cool looking Caboose at the RR Crossing!
I built the mini caboose as a playhouse for my grandsons a few years ago, looking for a full size one to put on the tracks at the back of my yard.
Fred
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vanny
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Re: 65 Spring Special Econoline

Post by vanny on Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:51 pm

That's really cool Fred! I always liked the Caboose on Wild, Wild West Show for those of us old enough to remember the one way before Will Smith came along!


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Twinpilot001

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Location : spokane ,Wa.
Registration date : 2009-09-28

Re: 65 Spring Special Econoline

Post by Twinpilot001 on Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:53 pm

I feel just like i was jim west's dad!! Nive work fred!! cheers
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dodge man

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Location : ohio
Registration date : 2012-08-08

Re: 65 Spring Special Econoline

Post by dodge man on Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:57 pm

beautiful truck, love the interior,

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