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1965 Econoline build

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whalemstr

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by whalemstr on Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:56 am

i remember those days!!!
it's been close to 11 years since i did that to my unit and the whole rig is old and showing it now!
hahahah dammit...
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Sat Feb 06, 2016 4:57 pm

Made some progress today. I finally got the engine in after fighting with motor mounts for 3 hours. What should have took fifteen minutes took close to 3 hours, but I finally managed to wrestle it in.

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by vanny on Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:32 pm

Looks Great, it won't be long before you're cruising down the road!!! Congrats, well worth the effort! Very Happy cheers


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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Sat Feb 06, 2016 6:41 pm

vanny wrote:Looks Great, it won't be long before you're cruising down the road!!! Congrats, well worth the effort! Very Happy cheers

Thanks! Hopefully I can get a few miles in sooner than later.
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Thu Feb 11, 2016 7:17 pm

Made some more progress tonight. Installed the flywheel, clutch, and transmission tonight. Hope to hook up everything and try and fire it up this weekend (fingers crossed).

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suicideking

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by suicideking on Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:02 pm

nice sheet metal. I like where this project is going
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Sun Feb 21, 2016 6:28 pm

I finally sprayed the doghouse Saturday.



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vanny
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by vanny on Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:59 pm

Fantastic Job, Cole!!! That looks better than new! cheers Very Happy

Keep up the hard work cause it's really paying off in spades for you!


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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Vanish on Sun Feb 21, 2016 8:03 pm

Cole ... Now that's got a shine on it !!!!!

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Seth G
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Seth G on Mon Feb 22, 2016 12:11 pm

Damn fine Cole! Nice work
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:44 pm

Seth G wrote:Damn fine Cole! Nice work

Thanks, Seth! It's good enough for an amateur like me! haha
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Russell

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Russell on Mon Feb 22, 2016 8:04 pm

Looks very nice. Is that a single stage Black or 2 stage with clear?
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Seth G on Mon Feb 22, 2016 10:14 pm

Russell wrote:Looks very nice. Is that a single stage Black or 2 stage with clear?

^+1

That lid looks amazing
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:49 pm

Russell wrote:Looks very nice. Is that a single stage Black or 2 stage with clear?

I believe it's acrylic enamel. It was already mixed from the paint supplier.
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uante

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by uante on Mon Apr 04, 2016 7:44 am

Nice Job Cole, Any idea of what color you'll paint the outside?
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Bruce67Econoline

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Bruce67Econoline on Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:58 am

Beautiful work Cole.
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Tice84

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Tice84 on Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:14 pm

That looks good!
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:26 pm

Picked up a set of wheels last week. I've been cleaning them up and will order new tires soon. 2-15x10's and 2-14x6's. Thinking of running 295/50/15 on the rear and 225/70/14 on the front. I had to put a 2" lift block to clear the rear wheels. Should hopefully have a nice rake.



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vanny
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by vanny on Mon Apr 11, 2016 1:58 am

Nice choice of wheels!!! Will give it that Old School look!


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suicideking

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by suicideking on Tue Apr 12, 2016 2:02 pm

This project keeps getting better. You are making progress!
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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:20 pm

When I first bought the van the windshield was cracked. I found a used one nearby and ordered a new seal as well. I installed it Friday afternoon.



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vanny
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by vanny on Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:37 am

Great, new windshield...Check!


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cole63

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by cole63 on Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:36 pm

I've made some more progress in the past couple of months. The engine is in and running. I've drove it around the block a couple of times.

Today I picked up the tires for the rears.


Mounted them tonight.



need to put the doghouse back in and mount the belly pan.
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Big W

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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by Big W on Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:10 pm

Look'n spiffy with the new shoes. cheers
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Re: 1965 Econoline build

Post by vanny on Wed Jul 13, 2016 11:24 am

Loooookin Goooood!!!


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