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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #765690 September 20th 2020 12:47 pm
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Doing nice work. Great price on the chrome.


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #765757 September 23rd 2020 1:17 am
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Been awhile Charlie. The van is looking great; and as usual you come up with the deal for the chrome.

Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
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Well, that's it. I have it mostly stripped down with the exception of a door handle and lock to make sure it is secured over nights. It is ready to start the body and paint. Now I play the waiting game.

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I have the problem areas marked for filling, rust repair, dents, and a part of the body that needs to be pulled out. A lot of filler, which is funny because the back side of a lot of these panels aren't bad from the inside.


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #766241 October 11th 2020 12:50 pm
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Looking great and can't wait to see it done!


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
SDMickey #766752 October 22nd 2020 4:11 pm
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Originally Posted by SDMickey
You have to do the shag Charlie. Maybe a burgundy to match the van. smile

Dang, Mickey. Why do you have to be right? I just found a really nice carpet for $1.19 a square foot. It is called Cabernet and would match the exterior perfectly. I am thinking black diamond doors and carpet the remainder of the interior. To order enough for the whole inside and to account for extra isn't bad. It is the wood costs that would kill me.

So, I was searching a bit online and doing research here. I've got a lot of cutting of furring strips ahead of me this weekend, but I should be able to get a new foundation assembled this weekend for the walls and ceilings. I can't wait for this project to be almost done because the wait to cruise is killing me.


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #766757 October 23rd 2020 12:42 am
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I hear you Charlie. That color would look sweet in your van. Paint is always expensive ; but more challenging is finding the right painter. Nice work Charlie.

Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #766782 October 23rd 2020 2:56 pm
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Charlie - check out this carpet.

https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/mustang-sally-52500/tumbleweed

I saw this installed in a few vans now. It's not high pile carpet but it has the multicolor, textured carpet that feels very 70s. I could see one of these colors in your van. I ordered the red one in a sample to look at, I'll post a photo here when I get the few I ordered


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
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Oh yeah, I requested a sample of the Berry from a local carpet shop around the corner and I haven't received it. Their pricing was higher than this place, around $2.15 a square foot. I dig it.

*EDIT*

I was going to start cutting and installing furring strips in the morning. It turns out the painter was able to take it in a bit early. Nice. Looks like I'll be working on polishing parts from home instead.

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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
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I think you will like the ride them Cooper Cobra's give. I switched from BF Goodrich a few years ago to the Coopers. Great improvement in ride and no road noise. Lately I have been seeing a lot of pics of vans with Cooper's on them. Basically there is not to many choices for white letter tires anymore. It is either BF Goodrich or Cooper.

Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #766812 October 24th 2020 4:03 pm
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I use to run Mickey Thompsons back in the day. Does anyone know how the new gen stuff rides ?

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