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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #766826 October 24th 2020 5:18 pm
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I still run BF Goodrich tires.


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Meanmachine #766829 October 24th 2020 6:50 pm
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Originally Posted by Meanmachine
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.


I run BF Goodrich on the Mustang and I like them. These Coopers were a bit cheaper than the BFs so I’m really looking forward to them. I’ve driven the van around town where it’s stored, so far so good.

*edit* I just scored a NOS Venturi Vent for way less than what they go for. I now have a spare for when mine breaks down the road.

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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #766835 October 25th 2020 12:37 am
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Originally Posted by Charlie99909
*edit* I just scored a NOS Venturi Vent for way less than what they go for. I now have a spare for when mine breaks down the road.

Just like me I have a whole shed of spare van parts for the grand kids when they get the vans .... names already on the pink slip ..


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
frscke1 #766857 October 25th 2020 7:04 pm
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Originally Posted by frscke1
Originally Posted by Charlie99909
*edit* I just scored a NOS Venturi Vent for way less than what they go for. I now have a spare for when mine breaks down the road.

Just like me I have a whole shed of spare van parts for the grand kids when they get the vans .... names already on the pink slip ..


I would hate to get caught without a replacement when it breaks or gets damaged. That’s why I have multiple windows for my van, people get off at the sounds of breaking glass.

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I finally picked up my $30 grille today. It’s straight and polished up well but it does have scratches and gouges in it. I figure this winter I’ll take all my aluminum to a polisher. I’m not great at sanding and polishing aluminum despite practicing.


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #766867 October 25th 2020 11:57 pm
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That’s an amazing score for $30. Are you not going to run the one you painted?


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Deathorvictory #766872 October 26th 2020 9:54 am
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Originally I was going to run this one. It is way straighter than my other one. But it has scuffs and scratches that the other one doesn’t. I’ll probably run the other one after I polish it up. I had really like the Glory Grilles but it’ll depend of how far I take this restoration. SO far it leaves me with one '69 grille that is in good daily shape, and two '74 grilles in the same daily driver shape. They all need some sanding and a polish to be perfect.

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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Deathorvictory #766904 October 27th 2020 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Deathorvictory
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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I found a different local shop that had it at $1.59 a square foot. I just really dig the color and pattern in person. I will have to wait until around January or February to start my ordering. I have so much more left to do in the mean time. The blue is also bitchin.


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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #766920 October 28th 2020 12:36 am
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Charlie; you cease to amaze; that grill is UNreal Sweet and even more Sweet at $30.00 !!

Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
SDMickey #767054 October 30th 2020 7:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Deathorvictory
That’s an amazing score for $30. Are you not going to run the one you painted?

Yeah, I think I will keep that one and hold onto my other grilles for the time being. I got a quote to polish the grille, headlight rings, and end caps. It is about the same as a new Glory Grille before I get the headlight stuff taken care of.

Originally Posted by SDMickey
Charlie; you cease to amaze; that grill is UNreal Sweet and even more Sweet at $30.00 !!

I am stoked for some of the stuff I have been coming across, Mickey. I can't wait to see what you do with yours.


I found a better pic of the carpet. If anyone is looking for retro styled carpet at a decent price, check out Shaw's Mustang Sally line. It is being discontinued after 1/1/21. Very similar to carpets from the 70's at around $1.59 a square foot.

My basic color pallet is Merlot metallic, Wild Berry, and black diamonds. I was toying with MDF paneling but it just scratches up too easily for my liking. Everything else is way easier to clean and stays relatively free of scratches.

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Re: 1969 Econoline Shorty
Charlie99909 #767058 October 30th 2020 8:53 pm
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Love that black diamond material.


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