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

  1. 3onthetree3
    Joined: Jul 12, 2008
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    3onthetree3
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    from Saugerties

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  2. BigScott666
    Joined: Aug 31, 2008
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    from East Coast

    nice work man...keep the pics coming!!!! I'm diggin it....
     
  3. 3onthetree3
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    Now brackets for the lower trailing arms.

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  4. 3onthetree3
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    from Saugerties

    I have all the 4 link brackets built, waiting for the new wheels with one inch more backspacing.

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  5. buckeye
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    Thanks 3onthetree Thant is what I needed, and it tells me I would not be happy with that little of drop (even if there were no side effects) Looks like gasser look it is
     
  6. 3onthetree3
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    from Saugerties

    Good luck.
     
  7. go-twichy
    Joined: Jul 22, 2010
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    thats a pretty ambitious project you got going there! i hope you document the front end when you get to it. be careful welding the unibody frame as they're galvanized and when you weld to it, it put out poisonoun fumes. grind it away first. disreagard if you know this already. also "v" out some of the butt joints and you'll get more weld in the plates you're welding and get a much stronger joint. good luck with your van project, we'll be watching your progress!
     
  8. Here's a great one!:rolleyes:
     

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  9. 3onthetree3
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    from Saugerties

    Thanks for the heads up. I did know that, but who would want to take a chance. This was supposed to be a quick, easy, shop van project that has turned into a build. Thanks again for the advice and I will keep you posted.
     
  10. mothradeath
    Joined: May 22, 2008
    Posts: 100

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    pictures have been popping up lately of gene winfields new rendition of his old econoline custom PACIFICA. I think it looks super rad and has that 60s custom style.
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  11. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
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  12. X2 ...............:eek:
     
  13. jasonknezo
    Joined: Sep 23, 2011
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    Unfortunately have had to post mine up for sale. Sweet vans on here.

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  14. Sims159915
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    That's a sweet 63!
     
  15. chawixtle
    Joined: May 3, 2009
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    chawixtle
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    from el paso TX

    Been driving mine for two weeks now, its a 62 falcon clubwagon, 200 engine. Having fun everyday.
     
  16. Mr Mayo
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
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    Mr Mayo
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    from Huff, ND

    Seen at the local auto wreckers:
     

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  17. bigbren
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    Hey guys. I stumbled across a 64 econoline truck! I kinda have to have it! Is there a group for the econolines?
     
  18. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
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    A HAMB group? I don't think so, but there are several internet forums... vintage-vans.com, and at least 2 Yahoo Groups (OldEconolines and EconosRUs), and probably more.
     
  19. The_Hermit
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    from France

    3onthetree3, good idea with the suzuki read end,. I'm sure that has to he the first time suzuki parts have ever made their way onto a cool van.

    Are you thinking of starting your own build thread (or have you already, and i've missed it)?
    I'd happily subscribe, it looks like you are going places with this one.

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  20. The_Hermit
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    3onthetree3, good idea with the suzuki read end,. I'm sure that has to he the first time suzuki parts have ever made their way onto a cool van.

    Are you thinking of starting your own build thread (or have you already, and i've missed it)?
    I'd happily subscribe, it looks like you are going places with this one.

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  21. bbdiamond
    Joined: Feb 19, 2003
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    from ROY, Utah

    here is my 61
     

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  22. mothradeath
    Joined: May 22, 2008
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    sweet! newly bagged vintages have really been popping up alot lately. everyone is going their own route in the processes too. the real challenge is making these things completely road worthy.
     
  23. buckeye
    Joined: Jan 1, 2006
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    Hey has anyone tried using longer shackle hangers on the front? I know they work in the rear but not sure if it woulds cause a issue in the front,
     
  24. mothradeath
    Joined: May 22, 2008
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    if youre talking about to raise the van, thats a fairly common thing to do but blocks might even be more popular.
     
  25. Hogride
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
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    Had mine blocked up 4 in. it would get crazy bump shake toe in on large bumps. needded dropped pittman arm Im thinking. lowerd to stock plus 2in now have not driven it yet this way.
     
  26. Straight Axle Steve
    Joined: Mar 26, 2009
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    I know its wrong and I'll probably get spanked for saying this, I USED 4" blocks in the front and Extended the draglink 2". Drives and rides like a covered wagon. Been driving this way for four plus years. I Love it.
    If you use shankles make an H shackle.
     
  27. Or box them in.
     
  28. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    from Missouri

    Hope mine will look like this next year.
     
  29. saltflats
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    saltflats
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    from Missouri

    Try again
     

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  30. Saw this today @ the Rocky Mountain Auto Show. Mid-engined, custom framed and really well done. Show is at the denver Convention Center on goes through Sunday. Enjoy!
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