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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kornfedlifer, Apr 25, 2007.

  1. kornfedlifer
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
    Posts: 12

    kornfedlifer
    Member
    from Phoenix AZ

    Who's got one...Don't be shy..

    My latest addition 1962 Econo pickup ...Paid 600.00 rebuilt the carb and have been enjoying it for six months...

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  2. What a cool ride,any future plans?
     
  3. 53 special
    Joined: Mar 4, 2007
    Posts: 18

    53 special
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    cool truck where are ya? you can't get a rusted out s10 for 600 down here, I wish I could find a deal like that
     
  4. fast_46
    Joined: Feb 8, 2007
    Posts: 17

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    I hope the guy from around here chimes in, it's got a twin supercharged 428 in the box (zoomies and all) and is finished in what looks like bare metal cleared over. Pretty neat lookin'
     

  5. touchdowntodd
    Joined: Jan 15, 2005
    Posts: 4,068

    touchdowntodd
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    i have wanted a pickup for a while for my daily..
     
  6. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
    Posts: 3,400

    tjm73
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    I really have a thing for Econoline pickups.

    You could go so many different ways with that.
     
  7. haring
    Joined: Aug 20, 2001
    Posts: 2,335

    haring
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    HAD one.

    Sold it in 2003.

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  8. Chaz
    Joined: Feb 24, 2004
    Posts: 5,016

    Chaz
    Member Emeritus

    Had one many moons ago... Here it [and I] am in the late 60's.... I still love those things.
     

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  9. 41 Dave
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 2,594

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    Hi, I have a '61 5-window pickup. Has tghe six/three speed. Has a header with duals and most of the options a Econo could have. It has the fresh air heater, the fibreglass dress up panel for under the dash, the twin factory mirrors and the '65 trim with ribbed insert. It is a real good worker and the 17 year old paint still looks real good. Oh, have five spoke mags and Big 'n Littles. Send me your e-mail and I will send you some pix.

    41 Dave
     
  10. van_zombie
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 86

    van_zombie
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    I got a little later model Econoline
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  11. This one was at the HAMB Lauau last year. Saw it again at the GNRS. Really nice. Don't know if it belongs to a HAMBer.
     

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  12. studhud
    Joined: Jan 6, 2006
    Posts: 1,403

    studhud
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    I had a van and a pickup wish I still had the pickup! They are weird but cool. Ever seen Winfields Pacifica? I saw pics of it at his place weekend and was talkin about copying it?? Someday maybe. LTR Dave
     
  13. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    pasadenahotrod
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    from Texas

    The deluxe trucks had a wide chrome strip down the side and trim around the windows, I believe.
     
  14. Kickstarter
    Joined: Mar 2, 2006
    Posts: 687

    Kickstarter
    Member
    from NC

    Got a 62 Club Wagon, and no pic's right now.
     
  15. FONZI
    Joined: Mar 5, 2001
    Posts: 1,536

    FONZI
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    The one Bob posted belongs to my Pal Tony of A to Z Autobody. Super straight truck!


    FONZI
     
  16. Preikster
    Joined: Nov 6, 2005
    Posts: 21

    Preikster
    Member
    from sk, canada

    "I hope the guy from around here chimes in, it's got a twin supercharged 428 in the box (zoomies and all) and is finished in what looks like bare metal cleared over. Pretty neat lookin'"

    I assume that would be mine... I don't know of two many around here that fit that description.

    The truck was originally my uncles. When he passed away the truck was headed for the crusher. It was already 'chopped' but was very poorly done. The top had fiberglass cloth to correct the misalignment on the top and had aluminum panels pop riveted on side to patch the rust.

    I patched the bondo cracks, shot it flat black, and drove it for about a year with a hopped up 300 six. I was continually harassed about how it desperately needed a motor in the box.

    I gave in... I fabricated a 4x2 frame and slid it inside of the stock tin frame. The motor I originally used was an 390 I had kicking around the garage. I couldn't afford a V-drive so I improvised and used a cast iron gear to gear transfer case. The motor is directly coupled to the transfer case with a single u-joint. I replaced the leaf springs with my own ladder bars and flipped / narrowed a 9" with discs for the rear.

    I drove the truck (still with 1" of bondo) around for a year. The bondo/fiberglass/aluminum panels were bugging me so I stripped the truck to bare metal, re-chopped it and built new panels for it. At the same time I stumbled across a 428CJ and fabbed up a twin blower set-up for it.

    So far the transfer case has held up and I have twisted up some axles in the 9". So far so good.

    The bare steel is not perfect, I just kinda liked the appearance. It is a pain in the ass to maintain, I only wax it to keep it from rusting. The top of the box keeps rusting from people at shows leaning on it. I think it is time for some paint.... any suggestions?

    - Craig
     

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  17. Rik
    Joined: Apr 15, 2006
    Posts: 45

    Rik
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    I have got a 65 Econoline
    Previous owner installed a 302/C4 combo
    I would like to make my shop truck out of it
    Bag it , some kind of sixties wheels but I have no idea about the color I should put on it

    Rik
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  18. P-p-p-post the pics here!

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
  19. scottie
    Joined: Jan 9, 2006
    Posts: 38

    scottie
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    not quite an econoline but im in the uk working on this

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    scottie
     
  20. kornfedlifer
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
    Posts: 12

    kornfedlifer
    Member
    from Phoenix AZ

    I'm thinking swede green with a black roof.. Maybe some five spokers???? Rhinoline the bed. This one is still stock with three on the tree and a 170 inline 6. I found it in Reno and towed it back to Phoenix. It had been sitting for four years. I was shocked when I poured gas in the carb and it fired. I haven't had to do much...oil was clear and the plugs were good,rebuilt the card, cleaned out a couple of rats nests, and scraped four inches of dirt from the bed. I love this truck
     
  21. hemi
    Joined: Jul 11, 2001
    Posts: 1,961

    hemi
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    I have a '65 Supervan that I bought and haven't touched since. It was an Easter Day Janitorial service van with one repaint. It's been parked since the 80's with a bad transmission. I was to radius the fenderwells and drag race it.
     

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  22. motorhead748
    Joined: Apr 23, 2007
    Posts: 70

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    I had a 67 about28 years ago. It had the long body. I put a `70 351c in it. With a couple hundred pounds in the back it was not difficult to do wheelies.
     
  23. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
    Posts: 2,791

    Silhouettes 57
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    I have a '65 Econoline I just bought at Wal-Mart.:cool:
     

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  24. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
    Posts: 6,482

    Hellfish
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    Here's my 65 panel. Right now it has a 170, but is getting a 302 HO next weekend... then the body work begins...

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  25. VonMoldy
    Joined: May 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,555

    VonMoldy
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    from UTARRGH!

    i love those things I have wanted one since before i could drive.
     
  26. Yeah, seek professional help, you are insane! That thing is bad ass, how about some close ups of the drivetrain?
     
  27. Cool, what is it?
     
  28. You may not like a black roof in Arizona unless you have A/C...a white roof would actually look cool with green.
     
  29. scottie
    Joined: Jan 9, 2006
    Posts: 38

    scottie
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    its a 1964 ford thames, it was a panel van until the previous owner cut the rear off

    scottie
     
  30. Me

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