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Posted 13 November 2013 - 10:33 PM

Yeah it's a pretty difficult build, luckily everything's falling in place. I've been planning for the last year or two so all the planning seems to have paid off. Hardest part I think will be the head lights.

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:
 
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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:16 AM

This is a very cool build!

Keep it up!



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Posted 14 November 2013 - 07:31 PM

Just saw a photoshoot of this on Speedhunters and it is a truly amazing van. Now my desktop background. :)
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.
Cheers,
Josh. :)

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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

thanx



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Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:20 PM

Thank you curt, I love hearing stories like that.

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 12:51 AM

Hey man, what part of Jackson do you stay at?

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 03:57 AM

Think I would have started with a Jada diecast!

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Nice work though

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:13 PM

Quick get this to a resin caster and fast. Very nice

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 09:54 PM

Thanks blaze, I've thought about getting a mold made from this when it's done. If I do everyone will know.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:00 PM

Sweet

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Posted 22 November 2013 - 05:05 AM

Found some pictures of my 1964 Ford Econline...

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Messing around in Colorado circa 1973...

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brought back a lot of memories... B)



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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.

 

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 08:25 AM

Vans look great curt and 62pyro. I've put the word out in the wanted section but I thought I'd ask ere also, they make a dub city die cast ford econoline that I could use for part, headlights, windshield, etc.. I'm hoping someone can help me find one??

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:04 PM

Found a few on ebay... Jada 1:24 ford van... Most of those are like 30 bucks plus shipping...

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Posted 24 November 2013 - 12:26 PM

Thanks man I'll check them out

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 10:33 AM

Haven't worked on the econoline in a while thanks to running out of supplies and Christmas taking every bit of extra money, I'm sure we've all been there. Add to all that 5 days snowed in ( thanks to Michigan winters) and helping my mom after she had surgery, I hope to get going on this kit again soon. So if you've been checking the forum or wondering what in the he!!s been taking so long, stick with me guys up dates are coming soon...

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

Josh Mom is more important than the Van. 

If you can not find the Jada Van before the Detroit Autorama someone will have one there in the toy show part. 



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 08:16 PM

I'm hoping I'll find one at the autorama. I've been looking everywhere but can't seem to find one and I can bring myself to rip apart a nice one..

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:35 PM

It's FAR from done. I had hoped to have primer on it but, due to snow and more snow I haven't had a chance to get to the store so I tossed a paint on it I had just to see where I stood. I still have to put tail light buckets in and figure out the highlights, the driver side needs the wheel wells... If I named everything I still have to do you'd still be reading a year from now. Chassis on the other hand is coming together I'll get photos of that up soon... That's all I have to show for now

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Posted 10 February 2014 - 09:44 PM

body and stance look awsome , just sand and sand and sand i would say :) haha