I have been searching for a pre-smog California van for about a year now. I live in the Corona Area, Ca in a city named Eastvale. I just bought a 61 Econoline over the weekend. Van was originally listed in Los Angeles Craigslist, but turned out it was located out of state in Sunnyside, WA. I had to go to Oregon/Washington to pick it up. As fate would have it, I was already planning a trip to Portland for a friends bachelor party. Long story short it ended up on a shipping trailer and I am supposed to take delivery tomorrow the 12th, we shall see. Maybe some of you recognize the van from your CL searches? Apparently an original California Van, moved to Washington with a guy from California. Rust is pretty minimal. I drove it about 150 miles and it runs, stops and drives along fine with 99K original miles. I look forward to fixing it up and making a cool beach cruiser for the family. Here are some picks to start off. I look forward to getting to know all of you.
Driver Side and loading
Folding Middle seat, is this normal?
Passenger side has fairly thick Bondo chipping off...looks like side doors and rear were hit at some point. Not too bad though, should be repairable
Original Bottle caps? Is that what they call them?
Original AAA sticker