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My Buddy's '72 Ford Van #751991
August 28th 2019 6:35 pm
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I'm still working on my BigB, the 6 wheel Dodge van, but did some things with my buddy to help finish his project...
Thought is was worthy of a post, to show you what he did....
I think it will be appreciated here...

Full, ground up resto... starting with a very straight, non rusted body.
New or rebuilt EVERYTHING...
I'll let the pictures speak for themselves....

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Re: My Buddy's '72 Ford Van [Re: BigB] #751992
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Interior...
Black leather and original style blue/black Houndstooth...

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Re: My Buddy's '72 Ford Van [Re: BigB] #751993
August 28th 2019 6:52 pm
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That is a super nice van..


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Re: My Buddy's '72 Ford Van [Re: BigB] #751998
August 28th 2019 7:50 pm
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Looks like it was just drove off the showroom floor, very nice and well done.

Re: My Buddy's '72 Ford Van [Re: BigB] #752000
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That is a very nice resto! Can't wait to see your resto on the 6 wheeler

Re: My Buddy's '72 Ford Van [Re: BigB] #752003
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Very nice and well done!


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Re: My Buddy's '72 Ford Van [Re: BigB] #752006
August 29th 2019 7:22 am
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Wow that looks amazing! Nice work!


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Re: My Buddy's '72 Ford Van [Re: BigB] #752008
August 29th 2019 7:47 am
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Riverdale, new jersey, united ...
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Work is stunning on it . How long did this resto take?

Re: My Buddy's '72 Ford Van [Re: BigB] #752012
August 29th 2019 9:32 am
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Oh my! Better than new for sure.

Re: My Buddy's '72 Ford Van [Re: BigB] #752014
August 29th 2019 10:59 am
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Thought it was worthy of a post.:)
He has thousands of hours in it I'm sure, and took him well over a year.
He was looking for a Pop Top to start with, and still is, but this one came up and everything about it was right, so he went for it.
The Motor was professionally built, by a well known "Old School" Builder, and its very healthy!
Trans and rear end was rebuilt too...
I will talk to him today and get some more info... I forgot what the specs were.
His choices for trim, and color, are spot on.
van has lots of subtle upgrades, like soundproofing and insulation. The Van drives beautifully, and is smooth and quiet... probably better than it did new!!
For my part, I lent tools, and equipment use, and helped him with glass installation etc, but he is a skilled artisan himself, and has done several restorations over the years...
He knows what he is doing, and I think it shows!
I have a great Video of it driving, but cant figure out how to post it...

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