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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #764337 August 03rd 2020 9:25 am
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Hopefully you will hear back about the van. Those Mid Fords are really getting hard to find


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #764573 August 08th 2020 11:00 pm
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I finally installed the pedestals and the Dodge seats I pulled back in November. I like these seats because they're large, comfortable, and have armrests on the interior side of the seat. Time for some black diamonds.

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My air shocks seem to be holding up pretty well.

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I ran her up and around the block today for some gas. I had a loose tie rod and the steering box needed some adjustment, so I had made some adjustments. She's no longer all over the road. Every mid owner knows that the pain for parts these can be, I recently found some NOS parts for it so when they do crap out, I am covered. *Whew*


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #764580 August 09th 2020 7:23 am
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As usual Charlie ; you always come up with the nice finds. Those Dodge seats look made to order,

Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #765162 August 29th 2020 10:26 pm
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The last few weeks I have spent collecting insulation, reading, and preparing for the interior work.

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I have about 90% of the interior insulation finished. Last week I used some spray foam to seal after having a lapse in judgement. I spent today cleaning it out and redoing the sheet of foam. There’s some trimming and fine tuning left to do on the current sheets but I should be able to do it when I finish the ceiling next weekend.

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It was fun to spread out for a moment and listen to some music.

I picked up some composite plywood today but it cracked on the way home. Learned my lesson on trying to shortcut.

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I think I’m going to keep those 6”x9” KC lights. There were two holes already drilled on top and they slip right in.


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #765260 September 04th 2020 1:41 am
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Looks like you are ready for Nuclear Winter. Nice work Charlie.

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I started looking back to November to see how far I have come in just 10 months. I have about 45 days of work into the van right now. I have more time ahead of me yet.


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #765372 September 07th 2020 11:08 am
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Damned fine job Charlie, I dig your ride. Night and day difference and every mod is period correct.


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Astrocreep66 #765516 September 12th 2020 10:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Astrocreep66
Damned fine job Charlie, I dig your ride. Night and day difference and every mod is period correct.


Thank you, Astro! She’s really coming along now that I’m in the home stretch of sorts.

I ordered the wood for the sub flooring today and went to pick it up. She has a chirping while driving and she isn’t shifting too well. I have a new filter and modulator for the transmission the next time I can get it on the lift. I hope the chirping is something rubbing but I’ll have to drive it without the dog house to see.

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I’m going to ditch these cheesy universals mirrors. They get kind of flimsy at normal speed down a city street. I hand some Ford west coast mirrors fall into my lap that will accept my older box mirrors.

Filled her up with some 1/2” plywood and went back to start laying the floor out.

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I have it pretty much how I want it, I’ll need some longer screws to secure it and I have mapped out the important stuff underneath. Paint has been ordered and I’ll be picking it up tomorrow. I found a nice single stage maroon with metallic flakes in it. It’ll have a black metallic strip following the flares and lower body line. Understated but going for a period look, nothing too wild. I also found a shop that will chrome the rear bumper for $400 so I’m going to pull that and arrange for a drop off with them.

I’m trying to secure a vintage sunroof just in case I go that route for the front but we’ll see what happens.


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #765517 September 13th 2020 7:00 am
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Commimg along nicely. Good work.


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #765675 September 19th 2020 10:57 pm
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I pulled both bumpers and all the door handles today in preparation for body work to begin. I found a shop in Nevada that will chrome a bumper for $400. I'd rather drive an hour and a half to chrome two bumpers and four door handles for the cost of one bumper in California.

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figure while they are off, I'll sand rust off the underside and clean the chassis up a bit. It isn't bad but where the bumpers mount is full of mud and some surface rust.

I'm really looking forward to getting this started. I will finally be able to bring a hauler to the swaps.


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This town ain't big enough for the both of us
And it ain't me who's gonna leave
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