64 Ford Econoline 80′s years as it evolved

 

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In the 80′s my van was at a low point. This is before I body worked for paint.

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Vintage Ford Econoline being body worked for paint.

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Just finished painting my vintage econoline van.

During the 80,s my 64 Ford Econoline  van went

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Vintage 64 ford econoline getting ready for paint

through it’s lowest point. The paint was worn out and the body was rough. Because I lived in Vegas I had a swamp cooler on the top, still had portholes, and the two wing sun roofs. I decided to go around the entire body and make it straight. It turned out really clean, but still not right. When I look at these old pictures I can see the direction that finally led to the 90% complete body style it is today. The only thing left is the front spoiler, rear diffuser, and a set of front push bars. Mechanically, that’s a whole other chapter. Because this van has been driven everyday for 40 years , it is time for a whole drive train, motor upgrade and disc brakes. Driving on California freeways is a little scary without good brakes. We also have to upgrade the wheels because they are 14″ rims and they no longer make the T/A Radials to fit them. I will be posting new photo’s and video’s as i get thru the project so i hope they will somehow inspire you or at the very least help you, should you be undertaking the same kind of project with your own van.  Anyway these pictures are the van going from the light to “The Darkness.”

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Years of On Going Modifications, “Custom Molded Bumper”

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