VintAGE-Vans

Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.

BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER.... A's, G's & E's


+5
vanny
Twinpilot001
econopoor
RipVanArkie
phillie
9 posters

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND"

    phillie
    phillie


    Number of posts : 1
    Location : Greenbank Ontario Canada
    Registration date : 2014-01-13

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Empty 1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND"

    Post by phillie Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:27 am

    cheers  cheers 
    Hi there,

       This is my first time posting so bare with me. I would just like to say thanks for such a wonderful site. I would like to post a few pics of my "BARN FIND". It is a 1961 Ford Econoline Travelwagon conversion. This van has been in a barn since 1973. It has been almost 40 years since it has seen daylight. The van was used has a movie prop in the late 60's and early 70's so I was told by the person who was storing it in his barn for the past 40 years. I purchased  the van this past summer and had to move out eight other movie vehicles to get at it. It was stuffed full of bicycles that were also movie props. The van was completely untouched, missing only the proper ford hubcaps, the spare tire and a couple of the bed poles. It only has about 30,000 miles on it, the motor feels stuck but I have not had any time to try and free it yet. Surprisingly it has no rust any where which is hard to believe, because we live just outside of Toronto Ontario Canada, pretty much everything here made from steel will rust out eventually. The camper still sports its original stove, ice box and groovy 60's red carpets. When I purchased the van it was missing the ownership/title but the current owner did all the hard leg work and was able to gather one up from our local D.M.V. The best thing of all was the price $500.00/Canadian funds.

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Picc_016

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Picc_017

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Picc_018

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Picc_019

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Picc_020

    Thanks again,
    Jason Phillips
    Greenbank Ontario, Canada
    RipVanArkie
    RipVanArkie
    Moderator


    Number of posts : 987
    Location : Central Arkansas
    Registration date : 2008-05-13

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Empty Re: 1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND"

    Post by RipVanArkie Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:24 am

    Awesome Find!!!


    _________________
    Later,
    Rip

    2013 MidSouth Econoline Meet
    Host of the MidSouth Econoline Meet, Petit Jean State Park, AR
    1967 Econoline Pickup
    1966 Econoline Supervan
    1967 Econoline 8-door regular van
    1965 ChevyVan, Cargo, 250/3speed

    1964 Econoline 8-door Window Van, 4spd
    1966 Falcon SuperVan, Automatic
    econopoor
    econopoor
    Econoline Guru


    Number of posts : 1747
    Location : Jackson TN
    Registration date : 2010-04-18

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Empty Re: 1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND"

    Post by econopoor Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:57 am

    That is a nice one. I'm betting it will clean up nicely. Interior layout is different than any I've seen. I'd like to see some more pictures once it's cleaned out.

    Duane in Tennessee
    Twinpilot001
    Twinpilot001


    Number of posts : 6186
    Location : spokane ,Wa.
    Registration date : 2009-09-28

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Empty Re: 1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND"

    Post by Twinpilot001 Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:03 am

    LUCKY YOU =Jason!! Thats a later top / camper conversion by Travel equip corp.. done in late 61 0r early 62. Top windows went from an oval design to the rectangular ones like u have!! Ehjoy this & get her done !! There should be a small data plate on the front pass side of the camper top - shoot me the id if u can -Happy vannin!! cheers 
    vanny
    vanny
    Moderator


    Number of posts : 14776
    Location : Ashburnham, MA
    Age : 65
    Registration date : 2012-09-22

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Empty Re: 1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND"

    Post by vanny Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:39 pm

    WOW, what a DEAL!!! Congrats and can't wait to see more pics! That's like hitting the Lottery!!


    _________________
    “The future will soon be a thing of the past."

    http://public.fotki.com/Vintage-Vans/vintage-vans-es/ruff-diamond-1/?cmd=fs_slideshow
    Big W
    Big W


    Number of posts : 3282
    Location : Saskatoon,Sask,Canada
    Age : 60
    Registration date : 2011-01-13

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Empty Re: 1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND"

    Post by Big W Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:04 pm

    Another great Canadian deal. Gotta love it. Great looking van and welcome to VV.
    mark-t
    mark-t


    Number of posts : 185
    Location : scituate rhode island
    Registration date : 2013-09-16

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Empty Re: 1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND"

    Post by mark-t Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:40 am

    500! that's a deal you cant beat! good luck
    dix
    dix
    Moderator 1st Class
    Moderator 1st Class


    Number of posts : 8739
    Location : pittsburgh pa
    Age : 67
    Registration date : 2008-05-29

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Empty Re: 1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND"

    Post by dix Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:07 pm

    nice score. and welcome to vintage vans...


    _________________
    still vannin since 1974
    avatar
    drc


    Number of posts : 299
    Location : california
    Registration date : 2010-09-13

    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Empty Re: 1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND"

    Post by drc Mon Jan 20, 2014 7:24 am

    Congratulations on the cool find. What movie was it in?

    Sponsored content


    1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND" Empty Re: 1961 Ford Econoline/Travelwagon conversion "A TRUE BARN FIND"

    Post by Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon Jun 24, 2024 7:07 am