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


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    VanMergence - 67 Falcon Van Back in the shop

    Murdock
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    Location : Seattle, WA
    Registration date : 2010-12-29

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    Post by Murdock Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:10 am

    It has been quite a while and I am finally at a point to tear back into the Van and get to the unfinished things. A brief catch-up: Engine, front suspension, fuel tank, and brakes were all replaced. Front brakes updated to discs, 3 point seat belts installed.


    The van has been in running/driving condition but has been in storage for a few years. I have started it up and driven it very seldom, just enough to keep anything from seizing up. I purchased a house last fall that has a decent size garage. I finally got the van out of storage and set up here to start tackling the remaining items, the largest being the body work. I just picked up a '91 AOD out of a mustang, Ill be swapping it in place of the C4 currently in there.

    I made the first steps by stripping the old interior. It was a quick thrown together interior the PO did to get it down the road, it worked for a bit but I always knew it had to be pulled. I discovered more rust than I anticipated, the spots I am concerned with fixing are the roof supports. It will be covered by a headliner but I want to make a real fix.

    I also have door hinge pins to deal with as my rear right door hinges are both broken . I have ordered some replacements but I am having a hard time getting the old ones out. I have been soaking them in PB blaster for a couple of days to no avail. I am going to apply some heat tomorrow and see where it leads me.

    I decided I needed to dust off my welding chops so I took some old bed frames left behind and built a storage shelf for all of my parts. next will be some floor patching then moving on to the roof.


    The 91 AOD i picked up I am going to drain it, clean the pan, and change the filter then cross my fingers. They gave me the cross member with it so i am going to try and use it for the swap.

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    donivan65
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    Post by donivan65 Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:16 pm

    If you choose 640 px width,  they will fit on the page,,,,


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    bubbafrye
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    Location : Seattle, WA
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    Post by bubbafrye Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:32 am

    Hey @Murdock. I just pulled my '67 falcon out of purgatory last week. Also moving into a new house with a garage next month. I'm interested in how your interior work progresses. I've got a bit of rust up on my my roof rails as well that I'll be tackling once I get settled in the new place.

    If you're still in the Seattle area, I hope we cross paths!
    chrlsful
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    Post by chrlsful Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:28 pm

    jelious of that AOD, esp w/tq 'verter (hope its the right 1) & nice braided lines/cooler. U hit the big time.
    Surprised
    Careful w/the bed frame. It is a treated metal (I chewed up automatic hack saw blades'n had other troubles w/'free' metal). o0OH, I now C U R experienced (the shelving) I missed on 1st look.

    4 da h.pins I usually remove the hinge and do bench wrk w/them. I first spray the whole w/rattle can to mark location B4 removal. I get them back on aligned by the paint better than my old method (just remove'n come back to lots of adjustments/shims/cursing/etc).

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