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Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by uncle stretch, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. uncle stretch
    Joined: Apr 13, 2012
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    uncle stretch
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    from texas

    Hi I'm a retired old person. I live in Pearland Tx. I use to build streetrods when I was younger and decided to mess with something again. I just picked up a 1965 Ford Econoline Truck. It runs and drives , but needs a bunch of stuff fixed to be back to normal. After a day under this beast ,I'm not sure if this is the right idea to keep busy. Oh well nothing ventured nothing gained.
     
  2. welcome from Big D....one of my dad's buddies had a five window Econoline pick-up in that pretty orange color they had about 65-66....sure was pretty...
     
  3. Willy_P
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
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    Willy_P
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    Welcome from Kansas.
    Just do one thing a day on it, and you will be crusin' in no time.
    I have family in Tomball and Crosby - both into old cars and trucks.
    Welcome to the H.A.M.B.
     
  4. uncle stretch
    Joined: Apr 13, 2012
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    from texas

    Thats funny Stillrunners I just did 10 hours dragging this econoline truck back from Dallas Wednesday.
    Thanks everybody for the welcome
     

  5. ParkinsonSpeed
    Joined: Oct 11, 2010
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    Welcome from the Ft Worth area. Good project, lots of parts and pieces still available.
     
  6. uncle stretch
    Joined: Apr 13, 2012
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    from texas

    Yeah Willie I have done this before on a different scale. I had a 46 coupe a 29 sedan ,a 32 3 window a 37coupe and a 48 coupe. Three were total builds. I know the drill, I have just never taken a stock anything and tried to make it nice.
     
  7. uncle stretch
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    from texas

    This is the beast and it came from Arlington. Lots of gas and a sever strain on my new Silverado. I didn't realize we had hills in Texas. 4000 rpms and the truck was screaming up some of them.

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  8. ParkinsonSpeed
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    Looks like a nice find, start a build thread on it on the main page! Should be interesting.
     
  9. KustomCars
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    KustomCars
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    from Minnesota

    Sweeet! Welcome from Minnesota!
     
  10. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
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    mikeallcars
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    Hello from Tennessee .
     
  11. tommyd
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    from South Indy

    Welcome from Indy. Thats a nice truck.
     
  12. raymay
    Joined: Mar 2, 2008
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    Looks like a good project. Have fun with it and welcome.
     
  13. cl350rr
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    Welcome from VB, nice Econoline, Spring Special I believe... anyway it looks like it's in alot better shape than the one I am currently working on.
     
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  15. uncle stretch
    Joined: Apr 13, 2012
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    uncle stretch
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    from texas

    Thanks everybody for the welcome. Got a little done today. Ordered a fuel pump from Auto Zone. Should be here tuesday.
     
  16. Welcome from Central California!
     
  17. RayVan
    Joined: Jan 17, 2012
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    Nice truck, I was looking at that one myself. I have a 1964 Econo van and am looking to add a truck to the garage. Have fun with her they are a blast and easy to work on.
     
  18. Welcome from Justin Tx
     
  19. Shitboxdodge
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    Lot's of new Texans the last couple of days...welcome!
     
  20. motorhead711
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  22. rustednutz
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    from tulsa, ok

    Welcome from Oklahoma. I had a 62 Econoline. Oh the memories in the back of that thing. That was back in the van craze days. Good luck with your project.
     
  23. Welcome from the other side of the Houston metro.

    That's a cute little Econoline.....should be a lot of fun.
     
  24. E HANSEN13
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  25. uncle stretch
    Joined: Apr 13, 2012
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    uncle stretch
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    from texas

    Thanks everybody. Lots of Texans. Well Yeah.
    Fuel pump was different and I couldn't find a blinker switch , but got an aftermarket one. All hooked up and everything works. Got 4 ways in the deal.

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  26. Westco48
    Joined: Oct 21, 2010
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    Great find!!... that's a unique truck, and welcome.
     
  27. kram
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    kram
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    Good to see you on here Paul! Can't wait to see what you do with the pickup.
     
  28. rs57
    Joined: Apr 9, 2008
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    rs57
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    from oklahoma

    welcome from oklahoma just keep plugging away on it lots of great folks and info here good luck robert
     

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  29. ImKnot8uP
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    Welcome from Ohio...Scotty
     
  30. uncle stretch
    Joined: Apr 13, 2012
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    uncle stretch
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    from texas

    I know these are not really rods. Kinda a way to waste a little time and money. I found a new set of springs off of an Amigo that were almost perfect and raised the front up a bit. I built some blocks for the back and got it up to match. I know the general way to go is as low as you can , but I decide on up. Got a set of tires and wheels for a ranger this last weekend and stuck them on. I like the look...kinda off roadish. With the extra height the tires worked perfect.

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