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Gene Winfield's "Pacifica" Ford Econoline Custom


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#1 Casey

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:43 PM

Wow, it lives!  :)  I wasn't familiar with this truck at all, but it gives us a good excuse to encourage Round2 to design a new 2'n'1 early Econoline pickup/van kit. Asymmetry rules. :D Article here: http://automotivemag...n-pacifica.html

 

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 06:58 PM

That actually looks kinda cool.



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Posted 17 March 2013 - 07:42 PM

I don't know about asymmetry ruling ,but this looks pretty cool . I second the release of any of these flat front pickups or vans I am kind of partial to the Chevies though.

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Posted 17 March 2013 - 09:44 PM

The Pacifica is certainly a very cool truck. If that's not enough to inspire one of the big kit guys to finally give us an Econoline, Van-Go certainly should be! If you've never seen this thing, you're missing out. http://www.myrideism...rage/Church/914

 

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:03 AM

Church !



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:04 AM

A 1st gen Econoline van and pickup along w/ a 1st gen Bronco would be neat future subjects for Moebius to go w/ their '67-72 F-series.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:36 AM

if a item I have been waiting for ever shows up I have the inattentive plan of making a resin of the body.

 

The Jada die-cast Econoline?

 

There's a eBay seller offering some very unique things, including a Lumina APV and '91-ish Dodge Caravan, based on the Brookfield Collector's Guild die-cast bank, so I'm hoping he eventually decides to do the Jada Econoline in resin. Now, these resin offerings are merely shells, with hollow insides, but they appear to be fairly well done as far as slammers go.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:37 AM

 

The Jada die-cast Econoline?

 

There's a eBay seller offering some very unique things, including a Lumina APV and '91-ish Dodge Caravan, based on the Brookfield Collector's Guild die-cast bank, so I'm hoping he eventually decides to do the Jada Econoline in resin. Now, these resin offerings are merely shells, with hollow insides, but they appear to be fairly well done as far as slammers go.

I've heard the Jada Econoline is pretty innacurate, though.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:39 AM

A 1st gen Econoline van and pickup along w/ a 1st gen Bronco would be neat future subjects for Moebius to go w/ their '67-72 F-series.

 

A first gen Chevy/GMC van would be nice, too.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 10:41 AM

I've heard the Jada Econoline is pretty innacurate, though.

 

Yes, but it's be more of a "closer" starting point for me. It'd be far easier for me to work on a resin shell and make changes than to a die-cast body.



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Posted 18 March 2013 - 09:56 PM

It ain't pretty! Would love to have a stock model though.



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:44 PM

Saw that rig in person a couple months back, neat looking little rig.

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:38 AM

ANY NEWS ON THIS TOPIC?

I'D LOVE TO SEE AN ECONO PICK UP



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:11 AM

But it's just a STOCK lookin van just slammed. I mean it's cool lookin, they ALL were back then, but I don't see the big deal. It's JUST slammed.



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:53 AM

Jada's Econoline is about a quarer of an inch too wide . if someone were to slice it through the center and glue it together , one MAYBE could do a halfway decent copy of an Early Econoline . I've thought about doing it , but I have too much Movie prop work and diorama work going on to even consider doing a model for me now .............



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Posted 03 August 2013 - 10:58 AM

But it's just a STOCK lookin van just slammed. I mean it's cool lookin, they ALL were back then, but I don't see the big deal. It's JUST slammed.

The blue van in the first pic is not remotely stock...heavily customized front and sides...a '60s vintage custom, apparently.


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Posted 03 August 2013 - 11:37 AM

The blue van in the first pic is not remotely stock...heavily customized front and sides...a '60s vintage custom, apparently.

 

I think George was referring to the "Van Go" Econo in Chris' link.