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#495617 - September 10th 2011 12:16 am Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
piscespokerbrat Offline
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
Posts: 1020
Loc: South Dakota
Well I got the new wheels home last night. I was right in that the rubber is shot. There is one that has good tread, but has age cracking. These wheels are stamped 15x8 on the back. I have another set of wheels and tires I am considering buying for the rubber alone. I have pics of all that. I also got the new radiator. Sorry for the crappy pic, it was getting dark out! I'll get better pics tomorrow.


Gotta love my truck!! rofl Drove these back 60 miles like that..




Here is the other set of wheels and tires. These are gonna set me back $275.





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Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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#495638 - September 10th 2011 12:41 am Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
Reed Offline
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Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 8492
Loc: Fircrest, WA
Nice. 15x8 is a good size.
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#495680 - September 10th 2011 7:52 am Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
wookee Offline
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Registered: April 14th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 7561
Loc: Joppa Md. U.S.A.
Originally Posted By: piscespokerbrat
Why is it you think a simple job that *should* take x amount of time turns in a 5 day ordeal. Sheesh! Ah well, I can't wait to drive her again.. missing my foot rest and clutch!


Don't feel like the Lone Ranger.......
This is one of the main reasons I dislike doing mechanical work.Unexpected set backs ether engineer related ,age related.If some thing unexpected can go wrong, it usually can and will.......

At least with welding fabrication work, and body work. I can start on something and not have to stop until the job is done.Little to no trips into the unexpected........
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#495722 - September 10th 2011 11:02 am Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
piscespokerbrat Offline
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
Posts: 1020
Loc: South Dakota
I agree Wookee! That is one thing I have always learned in my 25 years of working on cars. I just expect things to go right, then get really mad when they dont lol
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Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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#495730 - September 10th 2011 11:44 am Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
frscke1 Offline
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Registered: June 26th 2010 7:35 pm
Posts: 8514
Loc: San Diego California
Are you keeping receipts to see what your free van will cost in the long run ?
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#495760 - September 10th 2011 2:52 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
piscespokerbrat Offline
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
Posts: 1020
Loc: South Dakota
Well, I got the new coolant temp sender installed. I hit the key and she seemed to start easier and with a lower RPM than before. This makes me wonder if this switch was operating correctly or not before. I am about to go drive her over to a co-oworkers house where I am fixing her car next.. lol Pictures later folks!
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Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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#495761 - September 10th 2011 2:54 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: frscke1]
piscespokerbrat Offline
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
Posts: 1020
Loc: South Dakota
Originally Posted By: frscke1
Are you keeping receipts to see what your free van will cost in the long run ?


I do have a folder with the receipts. I don't think cost is the issue for me (for HER it is). I find that the interior work is priceless in itself since what I gain and learn from. I'll do a tally later for poops n giggles and see where I am at.
_________________________
Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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#495786 - September 10th 2011 4:36 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
ScarletteWidowDodge Offline
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Registered: September 09th 2009 1:21 pm
Posts: 894
Loc: York, PA
Cant believe I missed this build thread. Nice van for the price,and nice work so far. I paid $150 six years ago for my really rust free dodge (rear barn doors and a small spot below fuel door was all) because of all the mechanical issues. I would rather do mechanical work because that is what I know. However, with mechanical stuff, you cant get overly creative without investing sometimes large sums of money. Body work, I hate it. But this summer I started to do real cutting and welding work and while infuriating, its fun. You will love the looks you get when you finally get those looks, and people point your van out as you drive past. Enjoy it and get to a truckin and see other vans up close for lots of inspiration.
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#495809 - September 10th 2011 5:46 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: ScarletteWidowDodge]
piscespokerbrat Offline
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
Posts: 1020
Loc: South Dakota
Originally Posted By: downie519
Cant believe I missed this build thread. Nice van for the price,and nice work so far. I paid $150 six years ago for my really rust free dodge (rear barn doors and a small spot below fuel door was all) because of all the mechanical issues. I would rather do mechanical work because that is what I know. However, with mechanical stuff, you cant get overly creative without investing sometimes large sums of money. Body work, I hate it. But this summer I started to do real cutting and welding work and while infuriating, its fun. You will love the looks you get when you finally get those looks, and people point your van out as you drive past. Enjoy it and get to a truckin and see other vans up close for lots of inspiration.


You and me both when it comes to mechanics!! I come from an area where there is NO rust to an area with tons of it. I plan on doing the rest of my vans body work next summer. That way I have something to do throughout the summer. I appreciate your kind words. I am doing the best I can with the best I have at this time in life. One day when I am mr big cpa man and making 6 figures, I'll make sure to have the best of the best for doing stuff!

I am planning on going to Wisconsin next year for NATS. I figure if I do one evAnt, that is gonna be it!
_________________________
Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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#495810 - September 10th 2011 5:48 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
piscespokerbrat Offline
old hand

Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
Posts: 1020
Loc: South Dakota
Well the ol girl is back up and running. She appeared to start better, and she appears to drive better too. Tomorrow I am going to change the radiator and rad hoses out. I am also in the planning stages of getting rid of that damn stock air box. I am gonna drop a K & N cone filter in there laugh A lot of this intake is going to be custom made! ;-)
_________________________
Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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