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DOOM VAN
#774565 April 13th 2021 7:35 pm
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Thought I might as well start a thread for this one that I've been yammering about in the 'what did you do' thread lately. '78 Econoline that I picked up over the holidays, and it's gonna be a project for sure. House-call mechanic and I are working on it together sporadically. It has been immobile for a few months after it tried to start all by itself, I am surprised the thing had never caught on fire, the wiring was so scary. Trying to baseline it before working on the cosmetics. New brakes, starter, igition switch, thermostat and a new distributor/coil/wires so far. Runs nice now! Next up is the re-wiring job, going to keep it as simple as possible.


Here's where we started:

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Here's the new distributor and whatnot after we got it running......all the A/C garbage removed, etc.

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Some of the extra fine wiring put together by whatever meth head was mickey mousing under the hood:

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No real glam shots until I can get this thing cleaned up - there's a bit more bondo than I like, we'll see what happens whenever it's time to take it to a body shop.

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Re: DOOM VAN
cornfarmer #774567 April 13th 2021 8:51 pm
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Good grief what a mess of wiring, I feel your pain on that garbage, and I'm glad you're getting it sorted. Looking great so far, excited to see where you go with this one. I've got a serious hankering for some early 3rd GEN Ford lately.


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cornfarmer #775051 April 23rd 2021 8:02 pm
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Seat guy told me a couple of weeks to do these, but out of the blue 3 days later he was done.

before / after

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cornfarmer #775053 April 23rd 2021 8:56 pm
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NICE ! !


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cornfarmer #775054 April 23rd 2021 9:33 pm
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HECK YEAH! Love them man!


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cornfarmer #775070 April 24th 2021 6:23 am
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Good looking van, a lot of potential there.


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cornfarmer #775089 April 24th 2021 10:13 pm
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Very nice.


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Re: DOOM VAN
cornfarmer #775097 April 25th 2021 11:10 am
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Seats look great! I feel your pain with the wiring. I finally yanked all mine out and replaced with a Painless wiring harness. Too many old vans caught fire and burned and didn't want that to happen after I finished putting all the work into it to restore it.


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cornfarmer #775141 April 26th 2021 2:27 pm
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Nice looking seats!


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cornfarmer #775180 April 27th 2021 8:55 am
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Wow = 3 days. Looks like a great job.

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