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Author:  SuperSonicFX4 [ Sat May 10, 2008 9:26 pm ]
Post subject:  1962 Econoline Pick-up Pictures

Newbie here just joined last month but haven't had a chance to post anything. So here are a couple pictures of my 62 i just got on the road last month.

Here's the story, short version, father-in-law give this truck to my wife and i on the condition that if we ever sold it we would have to sale it to him for whatever we put into. Truck had been sitting in father-in-laws land for 10-12 years waiting to be put back together, 2 years ago got flooded from some big rain storm. We got it last year in April. Cleaned out the interior changed the oil and rigged up a funnel to hold gas. New starter and battery and we had the truck running with plenty of leaks from the carb.

1 year later and a couple new parts like a carb rebuild kit, new brakes, bearings, front drums, gas tank repair, rebuilt generator, all new fluids, and a total of 536.30 dollars later we have it running on the road with the 10-12 year old plugs, wires, points, and belt. ~93,000 original miles on the 144 cu in motor. Everything it original and i plan to keep it that way.

enjoy the pictures. Plan is to get it mechanically sound, than new paint, disc brakes, and the list goes on and on from there.

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Author:  David67 [ Mon May 12, 2008 8:33 pm ]
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That looks like a nice solid truck. Sounds like a tough little motor to. Econos are a blast to drive. Don't you love how simple they are? Keep us posted on your progress.

Author:  SuperSonicFX4 [ Wed May 14, 2008 7:40 am ]
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David67 wrote:
That looks like a nice solid truck. Sounds like a tough little motor to. Econos are a blast to drive. Don't you love how simple they are? Keep us posted on your progress.
Simple in deed but always a challenge to get parts or not break rustly old bolts off.

Author:  David67 [ Wed May 14, 2008 8:07 pm ]
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Ahhh yes. Twisted off bolts. I cursed for a week after I replaced the exhaust manifold gasket on mine. All knuckles thouroughly skinned and three helicoils later I had it done. Nothing I could have done to get them to come out. They were so old, softened from the heat and just plain stuck. It was only to get better from there.

Author:  SuperSonicFX4 [ Wed May 14, 2008 9:38 pm ]
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Dave, so far i've only broke one bolt on the rearend cover and 6 to 8 between the skid plate and grill mounts. Nothing like trying to take a simple skid plate off for better cleaning and access to end up breaking 1/2 the bolts....hope i remember how that goes brake together once i get new bolts!!!

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