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    I had enough of classic cars and decided to sell my 62 Bel-Air and ad a early Chevy to my van collection I goggled vintage vans for sale and the rest is history now every chance I get I am on V-V AWESOME site with a lot of information and ideas and tons of pictures.
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    Found this site awhile ago because I saw a restored A100 and fell in love and started googling a100 van pics. I wanted to get one since. I finally got one this last weekend and finally signed up and the rest is history!
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    Post by Guest Sun Mar 24, 2013 5:16 pm

    looking thru stuff looking for parts found a place someone was doneing a disc brake up date and it was someone here looked around and liked what i saw good enough i have a home for me and my van
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    Post by 66 E100 Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:31 am

    After searching for 3+ years for an Econoline pickup in nice shape (within 1000 miles & not too expensive), I found one last week and bought it. Found this forum through an internet search, and it seemed to be a good resource to help me restore/rebuild my Epup.


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    Post by vanny Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:54 am

    Welcome to VV 66E100! Tons of knowledge on this site and lots of help and advise. Congrats on the Epup! Looks like a really nice solid truck. Everyone likes pics here so anytime you need help with anything, show pics and people will jump right in. BTW, is that a spring special Epup?


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    Post by 66 E100 Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:01 am

    vanny wrote:Welcome to VV 66E100! Tons of knowledge on this site and lots of help and advise. Congrats on the Epup! Looks like a really nice solid truck. Everyone likes pics here so anytime you need help with anything, show pics and people will jump right in. BTW, is that a spring special Epup?

    How do I tell if it is a spring special? I have the VIN at home, and am only the 3rd owner so still have some of the original paperwork.

    I have owned lots of Fords, but this is my first Econoline, so I don't know that much about them. All I know right now is it was a Florida truck originally, has a 240/3spd, very solid body, 5 window & body moldings.

    I have plenty of more reading to do so I can get caught up on the options/models etc.
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    Post by vanny Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:27 am

    I tried to find some info by using the search on here cause I know I've seen some posts about them but I'll give you a little background and I'm sure someone will jump in with more details. Ford came up with the idea of offering a Spring Special to try to boost the sales of these pickups so they added a chrome package including the wide side trim, bumpers, etc. I believe the color was called Poppy Orange or something to that effect. They're highly sought after for the chrome and trim packages that came with them. Here's a few pictures of one I found online. http://www.ford-econoline.com/featured/steve/springspecial.html


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    Post by 66 E100 Tue Jul 09, 2013 11:45 am

    I am pretty sure it is not a spring special, my body trim isn't as wide as that in your link, and the bumpers are chrome, but my rear bumper doesn't have the same recess for the license plate.
    I also think mine may have been a dark blue in the past. When I look inside the frame rails from underneath, it has a dark blue over spray in spots. Either way, the paint was done very well whenever it was painted. (I think in 1992)
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    Post by vanny Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:59 pm

    Looks Great except for the New York plates! lol! Love to see some more pics!


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    Post by 66 E100 Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:45 pm

    vanny wrote:Looks Great except for the New York plates! lol! Love to see some more pics!
    I agree, I just moved out of NY and count my blessings every day. New Hampshire is awesome, no income tax or sales tax, and we can have sweet guns and switchblades too!

    I will add more pictures tomorrow in the gallery forum.
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    Post by econopoor Tue Jul 09, 2013 7:41 pm

    Hi 66E,

    Welcome!!

    All Spring Specials were built in 65. Yours being a 66 rules that out. Your trim is different than a Spring Special. Your trim is known as narrow trim. If you post your data tag info I can get a decode of your vin number and trim options. Nice truck. I am partial to the narrow trim myself. I like the looks of it. Not many were built with this trim.

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    Post by Big W Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:07 pm

    Welcome to VV 66E100. Looks like a great truck.
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    Post by G-Man Sun Jul 14, 2013 10:15 am

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    Post by 66 E100 Sat Jul 27, 2013 6:22 am

    econopoor wrote:Hi 66E,

    Welcome!!

    All Spring Specials were built in 65. Yours being a 66 rules that out. Your trim is different than a Spring Special. Your trim is known as narrow trim. If you post your data tag info I can get a decode of your vin number and trim options. Nice truck. I am partial to the narrow trim myself. I like the looks of it. Not many were built with this trim.

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    Posted VIN here: My Other Post


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    Post by G-Man Wed Aug 21, 2013 7:42 am

    Welcome to VV!!!
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    Post by RipVanArkie Thu Oct 17, 2013 6:22 am

    I've been around for a little while Laughing but I just thought I would share from the beginning...
    The Jeep FC170 was actually what got me into vanning!  I was on ebay looking for a J3000 when I stumbled on an FC.  I fell in love at first sight, bought it and brought it home.  It wasn't long before I had grown to love all things Forward Control. My first public email address was actually fcinsrc@yahoo.com (forward control in Searcy).  I joined several yahoo groups for Earlies and then decided I wanted it all in one place, The Forward Control Vehicles of America Yahoo group was formed and between a few here on VV and myself we filled the group with pics and info on everything Forward Control, including links to all the Early van forums.  We all know how yahoo groups can be and how easy it is to find something and organize your files (yeah right).  Well, it just wasnt as handy as I had dreamed.

    Then... some angels from heaven with a similar dream created Vintage Vans!  FCVA soon fell by the wayside and I have been here (at least in spirit) ever since. When I was here only in spirit I was going through a very dark time. I was discouraged, depressed and becoming very introverted. It was some of my good friends here that lifted me up and eventually brought me back, thank Donivan, Gman, savage and especially Econopoor!

    Anybody here remember FCVA??


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    pig Tired of VCVC's Slow Website Should have joined     NOT!
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    Post by Catimann Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:41 pm

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    It reminded us of my old 66 Fargo van and then I realized this was the classic I was looking for.  Just not the van but the pickup.  So I started looking and here I am.
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    Post by AzDon Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:47 am

    I was an occasional lurker at VCVC and one day found that it was no longer viewable without logging in......Not a problem, except my password no longer worked and multiple attempts to get re-registered have failed.....During all of this, I re-discovered this site (which I hadn't remembered as being a messageboard)
    This looks like everything that VCVC is, except with Fords and Dodges thrown in!
    Back in the 70's, I owned 3 Ford Vans followed by 10 Chevy vans..... I still have a LWB 88 van and a 2001 Astro, but I really want to build a sixties chevy van like my 66 GMC Handi-Van that I lived in from 75 thru 79.....
    Was a part of the SoCal van scene back then as a member of United Heads and Our Gang Vans.....
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    ,,,,once upon a time,,,,,,,,I decided I was going to be the 1st one to drive a van under the London Bridge,,,,,,


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    Welcome azdon!!!
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    Post by A100 Wrench Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:15 pm

    Welcome and let the adventure begin.
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    Post by Bruce67Econoline Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:24 pm

    I just bought a 67 econo, and was talking to a friend of mine who owns a 64 chevy. I pick mine up from the shop on Monday looking forward to fixing it up. I'll be looking for lots of parts bumpers and brackets. Heading straight to the junk yard after I pick it up looking for seats to fit the front as well as a bench for the back. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thanks and looking forward to picking some brains.
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