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60s Vans making come back?

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

  1. scotts52
    Joined: Apr 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,993


    Thanks Rod,
    That's going to be a big help. Maybe I can get it into the shop later this spring/ summer and remove the top. I have a tractor waiting it's turn to be put back into service first.
  2. I'm actually slowly personalizing an '88 Chevy conversion, which other than the grille and taillights could pass for as old as '71. Love driving them.

    One thing I found out you have to watch is seats, those conversion buckets are easy to swap around but the set that came in this van were awful, made my back hurt to drive it for a long time. So I swapped in the one I could get to from my previous van, which died of broken bolts making repairs cost more than it was worth. Oh, what a difference to have back support again. I'd already put the maroon dash panel in it, so I may as well put all maroon seats in it too.
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  3. thecruger
    Joined: Apr 13, 2010
    Posts: 36


    Im back with my new toy.... Long live the 60's VAN'S ... :D


    1967 Ford Econoline 6cyl 3spd
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  4. I'm a fan of the seventies ford van, liked all of the room of the interior
    Joined: Jul 18, 2009
    Posts: 117

    from CHICO CA.

    Just picked up this 64 econoline yesterday... Sure is fun. 1429510777490.jpg

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  6. Sprout
    Joined: Mar 26, 2001
    Posts: 728


  7. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,810


    I love these damn things. I haven't had a car since 1975. Always some kind of van.
  8. CAVEMAN_1960
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 43

    from Michigan

    Latest project is a 1964 Corvair Greenbrier 9-passenger van. 110 hp with a 4-speed originally from North Dakota so not much rust. It is at the paint shop right now getting spiffed up. Should be rolling down the road with room (and seat belts) for all of the grandkids by springtime!

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  9. low budget
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
    Posts: 5,543

    low budget
    from Central Ky

    Maybe this Vans making a come back thing, kind of came and went???...Not sure but I still like em:D
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2015
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  10. captd
    Joined: Apr 8, 2016
    Posts: 1


    How'd you lower yourfront end
  11. patrick english
    Joined: Feb 15, 2008
    Posts: 808

    patrick english
    from La puente

    Here's one were doing at my buds home shop.The boss raised the floor before i started hanging around,but i got to help make all the filler pieces( i was the motor for the bead roller) and install them.Sorry for the rust.This project got put on the back burner and rusted up a bit.I'm going on Monday to clean it up and finish the sheetmetal work around the front wheel wells and doors.Ill post some pics when its cleaned up next week.It's channeled 10".

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  12. A100's are badass..........
  13. PA, that is freakin' cool. Good luck on the build.
  14. patrick english
    Joined: Feb 15, 2008
    Posts: 808

    patrick english
    from La puente

    Thanks!it wasnt my idea,but im happy to work on somthing so cool.i think it runs too.It will just need body work & paint.The customer owns a barbor shop i think,and he wants to use the van as a sign.pretty neat sign...
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  15. selohssa
    Joined: Jun 16, 2009
    Posts: 450


    I just came across these additional shots of my old van from post 375 on this thread. I know that the year of the van may not be HAMB friendly but the custom work may serve as inspiration to someone for an older build.
    IMG_2666.JPG IMG_2669.JPG IMG_3293.jpg IMG_3297.jpg IMG_3298.jpg IMG_3299.jpg IMG_3300.jpg After my Ranchero is done, I want my next project to be another VAN! It will have to be a short wheel base but I am undecided on a window or panel van. I think that an A100 would suit me just fine.
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  16. Do the panel van, I did a 72 Econoline, I'll look for some pic's.

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