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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by vanny on Sun May 10, 2015 6:25 pm

Slow and steady wins the race!! Nice work Fish! cheers Very Happy


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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by 'fish on Sun May 17, 2015 11:56 am

I had some time today to strip and sand the front doors and a bit of work on the nose.
Im not sure what a couple of the holes are from but there must have been four different mirrors on this van!! 13 holes in each side some as big as a dime (one on each side) the rest just screw holes.
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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by 'fish on Sat Sep 12, 2015 5:21 am

Hey guys, Im still alive lol, its just too hot to work on the van, but I did get my new legacy plates, one of the first in CA to get em, check this out!!!!







In a few more weeks when it cools down Ill be back at it, really now it just needs a bit more detail on the body work, paint and the engine installed...
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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by vanny on Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:01 am

Congrats on the Plates Fish! They're gonna look Great on that Econo!!! Very Happy

4 OLAS = 4 hello's???


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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by 'fish on Sat Sep 12, 2015 3:34 pm

Hey Vanny!!!
Hello=hola
Olas= waves
4 olas
for waves

Its my surf van dude!! Wink
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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by vanny on Sat Sep 12, 2015 4:48 pm

Sorry Fish, French is my second language, not Spanish!

I should have known after seeing you create that surfboard a while back...

Will the boards be mounted on top with a rack or just tucked inside?

Looks Great Fish!!!



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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by 'fish on Mon Sep 14, 2015 2:33 am

Im thinking both Ill put racks on top but also a sling for the inside, its always nice to put them on top, but you cant leave them there in a parking lot.
Here is the board I build to go with this van
Balsa rails and nose, Paulownia deck and bottom, Redwood stringer with Puah shell inlays.


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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by vanny on Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:19 am

That's quite the Fantastic Lifestyle you surfers have out there on the left coast!!! Great looking surfboard! Very Happy cheers cheers


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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by 'fish on Thu Jul 21, 2016 7:50 pm

And the work continues, my air compressor died so I was out of action for a bit, but here are the latest pics the body is pretty much done, ill remove the front window and seats soon so I can sand and primer the door jambs dash etc.




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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by Big W on Thu Jul 21, 2016 9:05 pm

Looking good fish. cheers
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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by Vantucky on Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:05 pm

I just started following this thread!!! Fish- holy moly!!!! My wife was poking me for taking my time and I'm only doing 1/100th what your doing. I bow down!!!! You add awesome keep it up! These south swells have to be keeping you busy too!
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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by vanny on Fri Jul 22, 2016 12:47 pm

She's come a LONG WAY, Fish!!! Looks Fantastic! Can't wait to see the fish-nished product!!! cheers


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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by 'fish on Mon Jul 25, 2016 3:54 pm

Thank you gentlemen for the positive replies!!! Got a bit more done this weekend





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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by 'fish on Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:40 am

Coming around the corner, still need to cut in the body lines but its starting to come together!!


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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by Seth G on Tue Jul 26, 2016 1:12 pm

You've come a long way with your van fish! It's looking good and like you're in the home stretch.

cheers
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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by vanny on Wed Jul 27, 2016 12:00 pm

Beautious!!! Good work, Fish!


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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by Vannin Ken on Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:27 pm

Make a tape line on the unfinished quarter,then take a small cut off wheel to make new body line, otherwise looks good compared to before...
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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by 'fish on Wed Jul 27, 2016 7:42 pm

Vannin Ken wrote:Make a tape line on the unfinished quarter,then take a small cut off wheel to make new body line, otherwise looks good compared to before...

Yep that and the top line isn't too good yet, the small details that make a quality finish, take the most time, Ill get her done soon enough, pretty happy with my 700.00 dollar van right about now though.. Smile
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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by Seth G on Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:17 pm

the old 80/20 rule Wink
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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by 'fish on Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:39 pm

Well I made it around to the back today, did a little sanding on the primer with 400 also there is a bit more work like the body line, re sanding the whole van with 400 and spray with primer again, but its getting there Im sure hoping it will be done some time this year.














Sorry about the sideways photos I cant seem to correct them no matter how I orient them in my files they come out wrong...

Fish, I hope you don't mind, I just opened those sideways pics with Microsoft Paint and then saved them and reimported them. They look much better right side up! (vanny)
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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by 'fish on Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:57 am

Thanks Vanny! I tried that several times but they wouldn't stay put....

It's a little strange with some pics, when I saved yours to my desktop, it actually saves them the right way.

However, if I then just paste them back into the thread, it would turn them sideways again. So, I found out by accident one day that if I right click on them while they're on my desktop and choose Open With Paint and then save them back to my desktop, then I can put them back in the thread and it doesn't turn them??? Oh well, it works! Vanny cyclops
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61 is for sale

Post by 'fish on Sun May 21, 2017 9:58 am

I have had a life changing incident, I am alive but wont ever be able to complete my van, so I have to sell it 3700 gets everything new motor, original motor, brand newclassic rims, straight bumpers everything


matt 949 201 5874

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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by vanny on Sun May 21, 2017 2:51 pm

Sorry to hear that Matt Sad . You put so much work into that van. Someone will be getting one heck of a deal!!! I hope you're OK. When I saw this post come up I was excited to see what you had done with the van...I wish you the very best and I'm sure someone will snatch that van up quickly.

Take care brother!


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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by 'fish on Mon May 22, 2017 8:00 pm

price now 3000.00 must sell thank you
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Re: 1961 econo van the work begins

Post by FIZGIG on Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:39 am

That's sad news Fish!!! I hope you beat what ever has threw you the challenge. Does the van run? My number 206-799-9993

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