The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kornfedlifer, Apr 25, 2007.
Hellfish...whats up with the progress?
slowly. I'll fill you in later. Just got in from a week at the in-laws
i couldn't explain why ANY COMPANY would make a car like this
Great thread, I would love to have one like this?
Anyone here got any spare front suspension parts?
IM looking for a usable Tie Rod Assembly
doing research on econolines and found this on the tube, thought you guys might get a kick out of it
That was taken at speedworld here in PHx. I met that guy. Cool ol Crazy fcker. Set back 351 windsor, sprayed, auto. Stock Steering and as I recal stock suspension. He showed me pics of him blowing the transmission....amazin.
He bought it from a guy when he lived in Minesota. The rear is clipped with a four link.
When I met him he had just updated his brakes to a dual master cylinder...
This one from page 12 is at the shop getting a couple things right now. The owner's had it for a long time apparently. They had one piece side and rear doors made in glass. It's panel only now and the two front doors are suicide. It's been off the road for a bit but they fired it up the other day. We're finishing a couple of things and then it's going back on the road for a while in primer to put around in. Fun looking little thing.
I'm pretty confident the Heavy Duty thing is the 9 inch rearend. I was just looking at one the other day that was a military truck and it had a factory 9 inch in it. It was still a 6 cylinder. I'm wondering if there wasn't some other suspension difference for hauling but I didn't get a chance to really look it over much more than that.
I have a '61 - 3 window I am doing, just ready to put it on a rotory frame jig to do the belly.
I am doing a "frame off" restoration??????
Easy to do, drop the rear & front ends, the heater, and then the steering column, and presto frame off!
Heard some one mentioned a crazy green striper van??? Here it is at detroit in the basement, at my shop, and at the road rash bash in cleveland...hed to throw in the tooned out versions too....right??? AWESOME THREAD!!!!!
What about, dropping the rear for a gasser look?? After the trend passes, back to stock, or lower the front to match the rear.
I had a '67' that I raised up 2in with rearched springs and blocks.added some dessert dog tires. wagon wheel rims, and my 'killer' 8 track stereo!! loads of fun!!
Here's some pics!
Try MACS or BOB CARPENTER For Econo parts
My measly contribution to the madness. . .just picked this up 12-28-08, not sure which way I'll take this project
The coolest Econo of all time!
NICE! Are you gonna lower it?
Can we get some more pics of this? I would love to see the wheel tubs and how you managed the suspension and steering. More pics pleeeeeaaaase.
Well after wanting one for 20 years I finally gave in and bought one.......
1965 3 window with the side trim. Can't decide which way to go, low or gasser. Will keep a 6 in her for now, i kinda like the 3 on the tree.
Any one have a spare tailgate?????
toadfrog check out the classifieds here on the hamb...saw one for sale...sent ya a pm
I too, would like to see pictures of how both of the lowered econolines were done.
I didn't do it Coby...
Here is my 64 Econoline. I am currently redoing the interior and it will get some fresh paint in the spring. I also added some vintage comics for fun...
I didn't do the work on my truck, but I will try to get it up on the lift soon and take as many pictures as possible for you guys to check out. . .
That would be great man.
Here's my little 63 Mercury . She scares the crap out a me every time I take her out! Always wanted to slam her but I'm still savin my pennies.
Just put some new shews on mine.
I picked up this one last year, it use to be a goodwill van, has no windows in rear or side.
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