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Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #53728

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Got this powerhouse yesterday.
240 straight six/three on the tree.
No power brakes.
No power windows.
No power locks.
No power steering.
No radio.
Utility and simple. $300 and purrs like a kitten.
Had a wonderful tore-the-flippin-door-clean-off moment while unloading. Made up three new cuss words! :angry:
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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #53746

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Looks like a pretty clean and straight old Econoline Neil, congrats on another great find! 62-63 ?

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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #53748

I love it. I had an old 70 version. (next generation) It had a 302 and had a c6 automatic and 4:10 gears. I bought it for $125 and it was full of tires to fit it. It was titles as a station wagon and the only windows in it were in the doors and just the bucket seats and was a 1 1/2 ton by weight capacity. It had drum brakes with no power but did have power steering. It was a bear and would sit and burn rubber with ease. I did because I was young and the c6 was bulletproof and I had about 25 tires for it. It was decent on gas but ride like a covered wagon. I traded in in after a few years when I got my first Scout. I thought I'd never see it again. I took the kids to the Pittsburgh ZOO and there she was sitting off Route 28. I loved that van but it needed less suspension and better brakes.

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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #53752

Groovy. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE turn it into the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo cartoon fame!

Andreas

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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #53765

I have to say well bought! lots of possabilities there

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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #53791

Great find Neil. Would look good pulling a few of the classics you have. Even cooler as the Mystery Machine pulling a classic like Andreas said!

Bob

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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #53804

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She is a '66.

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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #54233

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First day on the road for me with the old girl.
All new tires, 14". Oil change, new coolant, fuel filter.
Had to rebuild the brake cylinder and do the brakes. She purrs like a kitten and the kingpins and steering are all tight. Tranny and rearend seem to be alright.
Mechanically, I believe the old girl is in pretty good shape. It will need a clutch some time this summer, and the valve cover is leaking a little, but other than that, I believe I found a good one. Minor little repairs.
I had to find another top hinge for the drivers door cause I tore it off when I unloaded it at home.(Not just the hinge...the whole door)
Cruisin'in the cabover chainsaw in Idaho.
Her is the pic I ommitted in the first batch because of embarrassment. :(
Neil
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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #54250

At least you got AC.
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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #54268

DUCT TAPE

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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #54273

Very cool Neil!

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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #54288

neil,one of my favorite things to do is,airbrush murals on bikes,cars ,trucks and vans,boy i could do alot with that baby,lol,john

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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 8 months ago #54290

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If we were closer together John, I would have you use your imagination and do it.
For now I am just using it to commute the 24 mile one way trip to work. I have a co worker that has offered $750 for it just the way it sits.
That would be a neat little profit to use to buy another Merc or use toward the Tollycraft, but it is just soooo fun to drive.
Neil

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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 7 months ago #55044

I've been seeing one around the hood lately. White walls, dog dish hub caps, satin black, nice chrome, a large Rat Fink painted on the sides from rocker panel to drip rail, dune buggy whip and flag, roof rack with surf board (surf board has a big shark bite).

Links;
www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=178391
www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=282902

The Mystery Machine has been done.
cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Mystery-Machine-Scooby-Limo-Ford-Falcon-Econoline-van-AutoTV-Halloween-Party-Bus-/270838009628?pt=US_Cars_Trucks&hash=item3f0f340f1c

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Re:Ford Econoline 6 years 7 months ago #55533

$300! Nice score. I have a 2003 E-150. Best truck I ever bought. I've also owned older ones, too. Two words. Bondo and Permatex.

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Re:Ford Econoline 4 years 10 months ago #85829

Hey Neil,
I just saw this post for the first time.
I was looking for an old post of mine, and stumbled onto this.
I have a 65 Econoline Pick-up that needs some parts, so I bought a 66 donor van. If you need any parts that I'm not using, you are welcome to them.

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Re:Ford Econoline 4 years 10 months ago #85914

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Thank you for the offer.
The old girl has gone on to her new owner.

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