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60s Vans making come back?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by low budget, Sep 9, 2007.

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  1. CadillacCorey
    Joined: Sep 23, 2008
    Posts: 111


    I was just looking at a '63 Econoline the other day... Thought it'd be funnier than hell to chop the sumbitchin' thing.
  2. 31fordV860
    Joined: Jan 22, 2007
    Posts: 864


    60's maybe ?? ...i really cringe and hate to say this.... seventies yes..

    Now lets move on.... and not... keep on truckin

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  3. Long live the van !!!! Lets bring em back.
  4. Found some old photos of my first van. It was featured in Petersens Complete Book Of Fords, Complete Book of Painting, Complete Book of Engine Swaps from 1972-3. It was called the Wabbit Wagon.

    Found all but one of the books.

    It was a '62 Ford with a 144 cu in 6 and a 3 speed. I swapped in a 289. Bill Carter's shop was in No.Hollywood accross the street from Valley College. I saved up to have him Pin Stripe it with a playboy bunny head and flames.

    Inside it was paneled and had the thickest pad and deep shag carpet I could get. It was cool. I hung out with some of the guys from the Vandits on Van Nuys back then

    The chick is better lookin now. Just met her again after 30+ years. She did much better then the van. I had heard it was crashed about 74

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  5. tattedfordguy
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,362


    What is this??? This thing is bitchen...
  6. acadian_carguy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2008
    Posts: 793


    I had a 66 GMC van in the late 70's. I put a 292 6 in it, had mags, panelled interior, carpet, etc. Went from Alberta to San Deigo in it, and to assorted Van meets. Good times!

    I have no interest in getting another van, but it would be "Far Out" if they did make a come back...Boogie!!!
  7. 2manyseats
    Joined: Jan 24, 2003
    Posts: 57

    from London, UK

    Ford Thames 400E (Dagenham built I think)

  8. I think I was made in the back of a Van ,maybe thats why I dig em !!!! I want to build one.
  9. I don't have a pic but i have a story.. I bought a motor off of an old skool SoCal hot rodder and kinda poked and prodded for some good old back in the day hot rodding stories.. the one i got out of him was about an ol 60's Ford van.. the crazy guy and his brother stuffed a 401 Nailhead in the thing somehow.. he said it would pull the wheels off of the ground.. How that for a sick van?
  10. I dig those old vans, when I left art school in 1977 I picked up an airbrush and painted murals for a few years... ah the hippie life, Ted Nugent blasting and acrylic lacquer fumes. ;)
  11. Doc
    I feel I have let you down...........

    This was my son's van, now sold and lives in Ireland.

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  12. Find a '70s nostalgia site.

    About the only vans that I recall from the '60s had about a dozen hippies or 3 surfers living in them.
  13. acadian_carguy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2008
    Posts: 793


    A pic of a 60's Van that I had...

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  14. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    low budget
    from Central Ky

    I have seen several since I first posted this in september of 07
  15. k-member
    Joined: May 25, 2002
    Posts: 2,114


    Cha cha cha chia, now you can get the new ChiaVan for ChiaShaggy to cruise.
  16. That is cool. How did ya drop it so low?
  17. Hmmm, chopped. I kinda like chopped vans, I can let this one slide......:p

    Go back a few pages I posted a drawing of a chopped Econoline gasser.

  18. acadian_carguy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2008
    Posts: 793


    Sorry...guess I should have explained it better, It's just a picture I had, I never owned the Van. I don't even remember where I downloaded the pic from. I was brousing some old car sites (the HAMB maybe?) looking at car pics and my 10 yr old son wanted me to save the pic. He has good taste in cars!
  19. dante81_98
    Joined: Sep 26, 2005
    Posts: 504

    1. A-D Truckers

    I saw that van at a open house in CA. I got some pictures of it. It was 4 linked in the rear and i guess a ladder bar in the front with a panhard bar. Of course it was on air bags too. Here are some of the pics I got.


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  20. Johnny1290
    Joined: Apr 20, 2006
    Posts: 2,834


    I <3 vans. When I was a kid they were the rage so I'd see them at car shows and always wanted one.

    I remember one had a fountain in it with a kid peeing, that really made an impression on me LOL

    Ahh the good ol' days!
  21. abone1930
    Joined: Jan 16, 2006
    Posts: 1,322


    Thats one awesome van:) What kind is it?
  22. That is great. Thanks for the pics... man the wheels are tuning in my head now....
  23. JohnForLife
    Joined: Aug 11, 2008
    Posts: 70

    from NEW JERSEY

  24. 56Ponchorelli
    Joined: Apr 29, 2008
    Posts: 352



    A 61 Corvair Greenbrier for sale in Bakersfield. I really like this one.
  25. Choptop
    Joined: Jun 19, 2001
    Posts: 3,303


    My van on its way from JohnyKola's in WI.

    this is the paint scheme for it....

  26. It's a Bedford CF , made for the UK and Europe mid seventies.. It was chopped, de-seamed, put on hydraulics, and had a Supercharged V8 mid engine.

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  28. I've always missed my old Econoline, ever since I sold it.

    So I bought this....

    I like the side windows and windshield on these Chevy's. It's got a strong 250 in it, too. Gonna be fun. I think I found something I can wrap my brain around and throw some heart into again.:cool: I'm gonna get rid of the home made rear side windows.
  29. tattedfordguy
    Joined: Sep 13, 2006
    Posts: 1,362


    Knowing your dad it was a dunebuggy
  30. ford_
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 12

    Member I am only 14 And im on my 2nd restoration. I have restore a 1970 torino and spent over 300 hours on it and now i am working on my 1964 econoline van irene. she was a maids van at a resort. I love vans and can hardly wait to get out in the shop after school to work on it. I will be soon to add lots more pictures
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