This is not an easy subject to get right, especially that compound curved windshield and the subtle recess around it which wraps around the front doors. I would figure out the windshield first, then start tackling the nose section by section.
I don't have many early Econo pics, but here are the ones I do:
1963 ford econoline vango..
Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:33 PM
Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:31 PM
It's a shame no one makes a resin body of an early Econoline.
Your work so far is great and I'm looking forward to seeing more of the build.
Edited by LordZycon, 14 November 2013 - 07:33 PM.
Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:16 AM
Back in the early 70's I picked up a 1964 Ford Econoline Van from Pac Bell with left rear quarter panel damage, I think I paid less than $300 for it.
The strange thing about this van was the drivers side was all panel (no doors/windows) while the pax side and rear had doors/windows...must been a special order for Pac Bell.
My brother Keith and I repaired the quarterpanel, rented a spray gun and painted the thing in my parents garage...try doing that today!
Put in a couple of Pinto high back seats, built a bed along the panel behind the driver, closed off the rear with a counter and a propane stove, insulated/covered with wood paneling, mom made curtains and hung a California State flag hung behind the seats
Power came from a little 200ci six with "3 on the tree" tranny.
Overheating was a constant problem with the mid engine, had an extra core added to the radiator plus a tranny cooler...
Threw in an 8 track stereo, later replaced by a cassette player
In the summer of 1973 drove it to the east coast from California and to Colorado in 1974. I worked for a charter bus company in Colorado Springs both summers, ended up selling to a friend who rolled it in on US 50 between Tahoe and Carson City.
I'll have to dig up/scan and post photos of the van
I would love to build a model of my old van, so'll I'll be following this thread with good memories
Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:57 AM
Nice work though
Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:54 PM
Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:05 AM
Found some pictures of my 1964 Ford Econline...
Messing around in Colorado circa 1973...
brought back a lot of memories...
Posted 24 November 2013 - 07:35 AM
Fell in love with Vango the first time I saw it in a magazine.I used to have a '65 that someone had stuffed a V8 into.Still miss that thing to this day.
Here's a few crummy old scanned pics.
Edited by 62pyro, 24 November 2013 - 07:38 AM.
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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:04 PM