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Features Econoline Madness Who's got one?

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

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  2. jceracer138
    Joined: Jun 14, 2009
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    jceracer138
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    from Texas

    Hey yall. I'm going to pick this gem up in 2 days. A little backstory.... My grandfather left this '66 to me in his will when I was 12 yrs old. (34 now)...he got it from an auction from Angelo State University. My dad told me it just needed a fuel pump. So, I bought one when I was 17. Ended up trading the pickup to my uncle when I was 18 for a dirt track car. Fast forward about 15 yrs, my uncle passed away... so, my aunt told me to come get the truck...so I'm just now getting a chance to go get it. This should be a ton of fun for my son and I and since it was my grandpa's, it definitely has some sentimental value. It needs A LOT of work, but I'm stoked about it. Always loved these pickups and finally have a chance to do something with it. Oh...and by the way, I found that new fuel pump I bought when I was 17 in the bottom of my toolbox... so, I already have its first new part!

    I'll post pics with more info on the truck in a couple days! received_652225155201328.jpeg received_1240477906101128.jpeg

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  3. jceracer138
    Joined: Jun 14, 2009
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    jceracer138
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    from Texas

    Soooo...after getting the truck home, found out it's actually a '61. I do have the original title, and the auction slip from my grandpa's original purchase...which is pretty cool. It's missing the carburetor, so I have to come up with one. Not sure if i will buy a built one or try to find one to rebuild. Needs body work for sure, but I'm gonna wait on that. My son and I did sand it down today to get the oxidation off of it. Super stoked about this project!!! 20190527_185412.jpeg 20190527_185428.jpeg 20190527_185444.jpeg 20190524_145708.jpeg

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  4. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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  5. BuckeyeBuicks
    Joined: Jan 4, 2010
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    BuckeyeBuicks
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    from ohio

    My friends Grandpa had one back in the 70's, he blew up the engine and put it behind the barn for a hog shed.
     
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    I bought a 200 ci for my econoline as a back up motor but my buddy Hamilton,also a hamber,wanted to upgrade his 170 so we did some trading...
    We got his 63 running last Sunday we will do the swap in the future.
     
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  7. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
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    Looks liker it has no rust too!! Up here in the north east that would be hard to find in that condition.
    Cool!!
     
  8. This is mine
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    And soon I'll be an owner of the gm version of the econoline
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  9. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    I have a 1960 model, I put a 200 cubic inch six out of a Mustang, then added a three speed overdrive out a ‘57 Ford then changed out the little rear end to a nine inch 4:11 Traction loc. Put some 69 Mustang 14 inch wheels with Goodyear radials. Also when I changed out the rear end I also got the springs from the later van and it set the rear in up just right for a good nose down stance. I drove that van all over the place with motor cross bikes in it at freeway speeds, back in the day! Awesome little truck.








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  10. Old-Soul
    Joined: Jun 16, 2007
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  11. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    Nope, bolt in! Used the same shifter linkages, three on the tree, had to shorten the drive shaft, but if I remember correctly, I used one out of another, later Econoline.






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  12. We have one in the hoard that we are parting out. A couple of years ago a help needed post was put out on the HAMB. A van was stranded in Springfield Mo. Half way on a trip from Calif to New Jersey. They needed a steering sector. Shortly after that post was made I seen it and replyed. They rented a car at the Airport and drove 125 miles here to get that steering sector. Got it installed and resumed their trip. van steering sector 001.JPG van steering sector 003.JPG van steering sector 004.JPG
     
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  13. Foothillspeedshop
    Joined: Feb 25, 2019
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    Here's one I got for my daughter and I to build. She's 4 so we have time 20200530_132405_HDR.jpg 20200605_164701_HDR.jpg 20200605_164710.jpg
     
  14. hillbilly4008
    Joined: Feb 13, 2009
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    hillbilly4008
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    from Rome NY

    Just dragged this home today. Couldnt let it get crushed
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  15. Ryans65
    Joined: Apr 12, 2018
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    I know there's some econoline pickup folks on here, a freind picked up a 62 recently and she needs a good deal of metal along with a pair of seats. Looking for a parts truck or parts in general so thought I'd ask on here along with putting up a WTB ad. Willing to travel up to 500 miles for a good donor!

    Gonna be a mild custom and probably keep the og green paint or as much of it as she can. Just love these trucks.

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  16. Ryans65
    Joined: Apr 12, 2018
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    being used as a scrap metal dumpster....
    until today!

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  17. Marty Strode
    Joined: Apr 28, 2011
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    I had a friend that had a 61 pickup, he installed a 390-Tri-Power, and a Cruise O'matic trans, a real sleeper !
     
  18. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
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    Saw this one the other day!








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  19. junkyardgenius
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 834

    junkyardgenius
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    from Kernow

    Got one here now. 20210425_172705.jpg
     
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