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My first van 83 econoline #734895
April 09th 2018 8:20 pm
April 09th 2018 8:20 pm
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Virginia
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It runs and drives I6 auto nothing special blank canvas.
In the process of fixing the rust and minor issues to get capable

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Re: My first van 83 econoline [Re: Bluefish] #734896
April 09th 2018 8:22 pm
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Ohio
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its got a nice stance!

Re: My first van 83 econoline [Re: Bluefish] #734898
April 09th 2018 8:27 pm
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Tallahassee, FL
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NICE ! I love the Ford shorties. My '75 sits in the garage , short on time and money.


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2016 Ram Promaster shorty
2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8
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Re: My first van 83 econoline [Re: Bluefish] #734899
April 09th 2018 8:31 pm
April 09th 2018 8:31 pm
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Fircrest, WA
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Nice! The 300 is an awesome van motor. You can do all sorts fo fun things with it and still pull down near 20 MPG.

You have a great van there.


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Re: My first van 83 econoline [Re: Bluefish] #734900
April 09th 2018 8:33 pm
April 09th 2018 8:33 pm
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Virginia
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Thanks guys.
Got busy once I got it home and started hacking the cancer out and a floor back in still have all the finish work to do but atleast I won't be flinstoning it anymore.
I don't have a lot of pictures of the process but the major repair is done. I will try to take more.
About time to start wondering the scrap yards for seat belts and parts

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Re: My first van 83 econoline [Re: Bluefish] #734907
April 09th 2018 8:52 pm
April 09th 2018 8:52 pm
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Pittsburgh,Pa USA
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Nice stance and take your time amd do it right!


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Re: My first van 83 econoline [Re: Bluefish] #734914
April 09th 2018 8:58 pm
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Georgia, USA
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Great van! 3rd gen Fords are the best!
Nice river pic.


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Re: My first van 83 econoline [Re: Bluefish] #734924
April 09th 2018 10:07 pm
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Warrington, Pa
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Always good to have another 3rd gen Ford guy in here.


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Re: My first van 83 econoline [Re: Bluefish] #734926
April 09th 2018 10:16 pm
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Congrats on you new van.


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Re: My first van 83 econoline [Re: Greenstreak] #734928
April 09th 2018 10:19 pm
April 09th 2018 10:19 pm
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Virginia
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Thanks I have not decided a plan for it yet.
4x4 or just a cruiser/camper.
I have axles and t cases that will go in it but can't decide if it's worth it. First thing is to get it mechanically sound and enjoy it this summer and go from there.

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