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cole63

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1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:06 am

Hey y'all, I thought I'd start a build thread on my 65'. I've been visiting the site for a couple years and decided I'd try to show my project and help contribute where I can. I picked it up back in August and have since then pulled the motor (lots of blow-by and a couple of burnt valves) and hopefully picking it up from the machine shop soon.The van also came with 3 boxes full of parts and a nice set of rear doors. It also is the "heavy duty" version with a 240 engine and 9" rear end. It is also very original, too. All wiring looks to be original and in tact. Anyways, heres some pics of where I'm at now. Enjoy!





This was the day I bought the van. Had been sitting in the PO shop for close to 30 years.




Going home!




Pulling the engine and a guest cameo from the 67'





Pressure washing the underside for paint. Also I popped the dent out of the nose since then.




Waiting one the engine to get back from the machine shop, I decided to treat the floor with POR-15

This and a lot of small things are what I've got done so far. Really just waiting on the engine to be finished and I can hopefully get it on the road by spring (fingers crossed).
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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:52 am

Nice find Cole, enjoy.
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:08 pm

Bruce67Econoline wrote:Nice find Cole, enjoy.

Thanks, Bruce!
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by vanny on Sat Dec 26, 2015 12:51 pm

Congrats Cole!!! Looks to be a Great base to start with. Looks like you've gotten off to a Fantastic start. You'll have her on the road again in no time! Thanks for posting the pics and don't be afraid to keep them coming. Nice chrome bumpers!! Very Happy Twisted Evil

Also looks like you might have one of those Venturi Vents on the roof as well...


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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Big W on Sat Dec 26, 2015 10:54 pm

As stated...that looks like a great van to start with. Nose dents seem to be a natural occurrence on these old girls...lol...I have one as well. Keep us posted as you move along on this journey.
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Seth G on Sun Dec 27, 2015 1:07 am

Looks like a pretty solid van. Looking forward to seeing your progress! Welcome to the board Cole Smile
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Magic Bus on Sun Dec 27, 2015 8:44 am

Looking good, somedays will be better than others, its only limited by your wallet and your energy
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:20 pm

vanny wrote:Congrats Cole!!! Looks to be a Great base to start with. Looks like you've gotten off to a Fantastic start. You'll have her on the road again in no time! Thanks for posting the pics and don't be afraid to keep them coming. Nice chrome bumpers!! Very Happy Twisted Evil

Also looks like you might have one of those Venturi Vents on the roof as well...

Thanks! Yeah, it does have the Venturi Vents which is in nice shape.
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:22 pm

Big W wrote:As stated...that looks like a great van to start with. Nose dents seem to be a natural occurrence on these old girls...lol...I have one as well. Keep us posted as you move along on this journey.

Yeah, I got really lucky and it popped right out. I'll be sure to keep updating as I go.
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:54 pm

Here's a pic of the underside of the van. I mainly wanted to clean and protect it for the future. I don't think it looks half bad.

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:15 pm

I thought while I had the engine out I would paint the doghouse. I'm not a fan of body work, but it's slowly coming together.

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by vanny on Wed Dec 30, 2015 10:25 am

Just like eating an elephant...One bite at a time!!! Looking good Cole! Is that an Econoline pickup in the background scratch


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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Wed Dec 30, 2015 5:40 pm

vanny wrote:Just like eating an elephant...One bite at a time!!! Looking good Cole! Is that an Econoline pickup in the background scratch

That's it! It is an Econoline pickup. It's a 63. It was the first Econoline I owned and got me hooked. It's really rough, though. I picked it up when I was 19 and I'm 24 now. It turned out to be a bigger project than I thought.
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by RipVanArkie on Thu Dec 31, 2015 7:53 am

Nice looking van and you are off to a great start! Underbody looks really good!


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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Tue Jan 12, 2016 12:29 pm

RipVanArkie wrote:Nice looking van and you are off to a great start! Underbody looks really good!

Thanks!
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by uante on Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:05 pm

Welcome to the forum! The bottom of your van looks awesome! I like doing that to my vehicles too. Looks like you have a big working area as well! cheers
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Tue Jan 12, 2016 7:28 pm

uante wrote:Welcome to the forum! The bottom of your van looks awesome! I like doing that to my vehicles too. Looks like you have a big working area as well! cheers

Thanks Uante! Yeah, it would be even bigger if it wasn't for all my Junk I mean...stuff haha
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by mnghost on Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:07 am

Nice van with some really nice options. I always liked the solid side door and rear window door combination on these vans.
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Sun Jan 17, 2016 5:18 pm

mnghost wrote:Nice van with some really nice options. I always liked the solid side door and rear window door combination on these vans.

Thanks, this is my favorite as well other than maybe a full panel (no side doors).
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:57 pm

Worked on a few small things this weekend. Got the first coat of primer on the doghouse and painted my gas tank. Was suppose to pick up my engine Saturday, but never heard from the machine. It's frustrating, but I guess that's how it goes sometimes.







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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by vanny on Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:07 am

Nice piece of work, Cole!!!


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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Big W on Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:38 pm

Very nice Cole. Looks like brand new parts. cheers
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:19 pm

vanny wrote:Nice piece of work, Cole!!!

Thanks!
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:20 pm

Big W wrote:Very nice Cole. Looks like brand new parts. cheers

Thanks, trying to freshen them up some!
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Thu Feb 04, 2016 9:26 pm

Finally picked my engine up from the machine shop!! Went ahead and got some paint on it. Please excuse the valve cover have yet to sand blast it. I just used it for masking purposes only. I'll post up some better pictures with it fully assembled.


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