The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kornfedlifer, Apr 25, 2007.
Sorry didn't mean to mislead. It does have side doors. 1 of them was replaced with a window door sometime in it's life. I'd like to replace it with a no window door so if anyone wants to trade a solid door for my window door let me know. It's the side door closest to the passenger door.
bought a 64 econoline pickup for 200 bucks when i was in high school. flipped the ring gear around so it would start, painted it and drove it for years. i always thought it would've been cool to put an olds toronado front wheel drive 455 in the bed!! sold it before i got the chance.
there's just so few of them. they really don't make sense. there hard to un load, hard to get a engine in and out, but they paint up great! mine is a 64 with a 302/aod combo. it's funny that even at the econowest gatherings, most people don't notice. and when they do, they ask if i did it. mine was in hot rod july 2010 van craze artical. red primer, et 10 spokes. 15x12's in the back.
Yeah, those are pretty rare. I guess they must have been mainly used by carpet delivery companies.
Funny you say that, the 1st owner of mine was a carpet company. Rex Floor Covering in Menlo Park, CA which they purchased the van on July 28 1964. The company has been closed for years but I still have the original book to the van with their purchase info. Pretty damn cool.
made a bunch of progress on my project recently. stuff takes alot of work but im enjoying it and in no real hurry.
hope this video works. http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=2743447941534
that looks awesome!
Keep it up, mang!
I really like those recessed headlight doors!
Wow cool Econolines !
Man thats nice!
Wow, thats a lot of work right there, looks awesome!
Does any one know if the front spindles on a early Econline are the same as the 1940 to 48 Ford car that also had a straight front axle? ~~AFX Dave~~
NO they are not.Different bore size.
The California Special Limited Edition? Mustang poppy red, side trim, chrome bumpers.Where's the mirrors?
That's Steve Cabellero's (sp) ride, isn't it?
indeed. heres a painting he did of it.
Daughter (Allison) won BEST TRUCK at the Detroit Autorama Extreme yesterday. Red White and Blue 1961 Econoline Drag Truck. I posted pictures of it a few pages back. I will post more recent ones soon. Proud Papa!
Congratulations Allison (and Steve)!! That truck really is amazing.
Congrats Allison! Wish I could of been there to see the 61
Damn that's nice! It looks all professional like Evel Knievel would of jumped some cars with it.
That's a sweet truck, Straight Axle Steve !! Awesome..
Here are some interior pictures of my '61. Pretty comfy.
IMG_0825 by AndrewnTX, on Flickr
IMG_0827 by AndrewnTX, on Flickr
Nice Interior, whats the column out of? Looks GM.
Thanks! Yes it is a GM tilt column, I'm not sure what it came out of. Need to devise a column cover to hide all that column stuff.
IMG_0865 by AndrewnTX, on Flickr
NICE! love that pickup.
A guy adding a MII front to an Econoline...
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