Monday, November 23, 2009

1965 Ford Econoline Van

I am finally starting a well over due project that has been taking up space in my driveway for the last 3 years. I purchased the van 3 years ago and had great intentions to work on it but never found the time.
I decided to finally start work on it and make it the company van.

Here are a few pictures of how I found the van and the direction I want to go with it.
I'll update as I make progress on it as well. I am hoping to have the body and paint done by March 2010.
Just need to decide white or black wall tires.




List of parts and things to do,
EXTERIOR Body work:


*shave body seems
*shave emblems
*shave mirrors
*fit bumpers tighter to the body
*patch rust spots
*shave license plate mount

EXTERIOR paint work and cosmetic mods:

*gloss black bottom
*silver pinstrip
*purple metallic satin top
*purple gloss flake roof
*1950's Pontiac tail lights
*4"peep mirror

INTERIOR body work:

*cut out rusted floor
*box in rear c-notch
*patch rusted holes

INTERIOR paint work and cosmetic mods: 


*replace floor with sheet metal with dimple die cut outs.
*line sides with aluminum sheet metal w/ bead rolls
*make door panels with aluminum sheet metal and bead rolls
*paint dash gloss purple flake
*Classic Instruments gauges

*1950 Ford woodies steering wheel / painted gloss black.

*paint engine doghouse gloss black with satin metallic purple top.
*Aluminum bomber seat for the front w/ purple flake vinyl cushion inserts

*Aluminum bomber seat for the 2nd row w/ purple flake vinyl cushion inserts
*Aluminum bomber bench seat for 3rd row w/ purple flake cushion inserts


DRIVETRAIN:


*302 Ford w/ carb.
*c4 transmission
*Ford 9"


BRAKES:

*convert front to disc brake
*upgrade to a dual master cylinder
* rebuild rear drum brakes


SUSPENSION:

*Air ride front and rear
* 4 link rear 
* custom Y link w/ A arm and cross-member for the front.

How the Van was found






Some of the clean up

1950 Ford woody steering wheel and Classic Instrument gauges

 started some of the shaving
 












3 comments:

  1. hey bro your doing a great job on that van. i just got a 64 and will be doing the same type work on it. i had a question for you about the air ride suspension. my email is aztecwarrior1995@yahoo.com

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  2. 1977 I had one for three years, still have great memories of it. GREAT TRUCK!

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  3. anyone still looking at this blog. If so, i'm a 65 owner and interested in chatting!

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