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My 67 Falcon a work in progress

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Bruce67Econoline

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Location : Charleston SC
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Registration date : 2014-01-25

My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:39 pm


She is in strong mechanical shape new brakes, engines runs smooth, no smoke, good paint, BUT she has some rust on the rain gutter on all four corners and somebody did a bondo repair on the right rear corner. Did a little horse trading after I found a good size inventory of parts I bought as a lot. She's at a friends shop getting a going over so everything is ready for some daily driving. I don't want to do any long trips yet as she is a little squirrelly at high speeds. So it's body work first. job up. I don't have the skills so into the shop she'll go again. When she comes out she should be a decent daily driver. In April I plan on dropping off new steering column and shifter arm and arm, dash panel, column mount/tray at Tri City Plating's booth at The Charlotte Speedway spring swap meet, saving a little freight. When I get the chrome back to the shop she goes for a n complete renewal of her front end with a new steering box on down. That should tighten her up for an attempt a my first long distance road trip.
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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:43 pm

Afew more pics new Jaguar seats in the back.


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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:52 pm

Todays booty from the pick and pull Much needed jack, seat belts for new seats with height adjusters sitting on a spare upper panel figuring out how to install it and make it look stock. I see a little fiberglass work in my near future. A nice spare tire cover, an eclectic windshield washer set up, and a bunch of weather-strip off a Dodge van side doors to use on my inner seals for my six pop out windows.

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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Mon Feb 17, 2014 3:53 pm

Oh and a overhead light, with a spare lens.
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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Mon Feb 17, 2014 4:03 pm

First the good, now the bad and the ugly! Here is the rust that needs to be repaired.







And so on.........
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Vannin Ken

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Vannin Ken on Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:41 pm

How is your bodyman planning to fix??
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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Mon Feb 17, 2014 7:43 pm

Cutting out the rust sections and replacing it with donor pieces I swapped for.
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A100 Wrench

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by A100 Wrench on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:23 am

Shaving the drip rails is an option.
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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Tue Feb 18, 2014 4:34 am

I'd rather leave them in tact. They must be there for a good reason.
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neondv8

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by neondv8 on Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:20 pm

Love that van man!
There are a few posts about your van, posted by the previous owner on the form.
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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Tue Feb 18, 2014 8:48 pm

neondv8 wrote:Love that van man!
There are a few posts about your van, posted by the previous owner on the form.

I have not seen them. If you come across them can you send the link to me? I would love to learn some of its history.
Thanks
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neondv8

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by neondv8 on Thu Feb 20, 2014 6:15 pm

Bruce67Econoline wrote:
neondv8 wrote:Love that van man!
There are a few posts about your van, posted by the previous owner on the form.

I have not seen them. If you come across them can you send the link to me? I would love to learn some of its history.
Thanks
Hey Bruce the po's user name was coaintion.
You can do a search for his name and then look through his post.
Seems like he was having carburetor issues
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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:40 pm

neondv8 wrote:
Bruce67Econoline wrote:
neondv8 wrote:Love that van man!
There are a few posts about your van, posted by the previous owner on the form.

I have not seen them. If you come across them can you send the link to me? I would love to learn some of its history.
Thanks
Hey Bruce the po's user name was coaintion.
You can do a search for his name and then look through his post.
Seems like he was having carburetor issues
Yeah it still is an issue the carb is in the shop being rebuilt as we speak. broken heat riser so far.
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Lazarusvan

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Lazarusvan on Thu Feb 20, 2014 8:58 pm

Nice looking van, Man! Gotta come to the forum to see it myself even tough she's right down the road. Rust aside, she looks prettier than mine. Rock on!
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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:10 pm

Lazarusvan wrote:Nice looking van, Man! Gotta come to the forum to see it myself even tough she's right down the road. Rust aside, she looks prettier than mine. Rock on!
She's spent more time in the shop than home. I think her Evil or Very Mad problems will be solved next week.
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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by econopoor on Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:50 am

Hey Bruce. Saw this and thought it could possibly be another option for you. The blue van looks like scrap but the white van could possibly be a roof donor. By parting out and scraping the bones this could be a cheap way to go and replace the roof in one piece. Your roof worries me. If that much rust is showing how much is hiding? Just a thought.

http://charlotte.craigslist.org/cto/4341182915.html


Duane in Tennessee.
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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:05 am

Well today the wife said OKAY to the Clifford system swap, cause I cant find a 67 carb for my van. Gave me a great reason to up grade. I got the weber two barrel carb intake with the long tube headers, and X pipe. I am going to add to that the Magnaflow three chamber. They say it will sound like a 454 pulling up. Hurry up and get here already.
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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Joe Van on Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:24 pm

SHARP looking Van... Clean and Straight.!!!. Thoses rear corners have been a problem area with any Van's with drip rails..The roof does not Seem to Bad too me but like econopoor said you dont know what's behind it.. but JMO I would see if it can be repaired first if the rest of the drip rail good and use replaceing the roof as the last resort..again JMO....Smile....
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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: My 67 Falcon a work in progress

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:04 pm

JOE VAN wrote:SHARP looking Van... Clean and Straight.!!!. Thoses rear corners have been a problem area with any Van's with drip rails..The roof does not Seem to Bad too me but like econopoor said you dont know what's behind it.. but JMO I would see if it can be repaired first if the rest of the drip rail good and use replaceing the roof as the last resort..again JMO....Smile....

I'm not going to replace the roof, already swapped some parts for the drip rail repair. Waiting to get the new intake /exhaust system installed. Then I plan on sending the roof sections out to the media blaster to get it ready for repairs.

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