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 1962 Econoline Pickup 
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I just got home with my 62. No rust anywhere except the tailgate and some on the floor pans. It is just a roller, no engine, trans is in the bed. It also came will an extra grill, extra set of headlight grills, two extra sets of doors with side glass, extra gas tank, two extra dog houses, original seat frames, two carbs and several parts I haven't inventoried yet.

I hope to do a frame off restoration and turn it into my daily driver.


Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:53 pm
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Sir,
It might be best to do a frame on restoration as they are unibody construction. Anyway, welcome to the Econoline owners clan. I've owned mine for about 8 years and just now
getting it together! My Bad! Good luck on your project! M.S.


Sun Sep 08, 2013 7:40 pm
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Thanks for the advice, please explain? This is my first project and I would like to be as thorough as possible. Any thoughts on the issue would be appreciated.
Things I am considering.
1. Newer front suspension
2. Newer motor
3. Auto trans
4. Rear end that will reach highway speeds.
5. Power brakes.

My thought is to leave it stock on the cosmetics and beef up the mechanical.


Mon Sep 09, 2013 8:37 am
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http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/rbiggins63/library/#/user/rbiggins63/library/?sort=3&page=0&_suid=137874842772707343940881084303


Hopefully this will get you to pics.


Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:43 am
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Location: Raleigh, NC
Optional anti-sway bar helps a lot on the front suspension.

Engine mount arms on 1961-1964 are worthless for engine over 90 HP. You can use an engine cross member from 1965-1967. The 200 six should bolt up to your transmission. If you want more, you can use a 302/289. You need the 1965-1967 dog house (single latch). And for the v8 you need to box out the doghouse under the seats.

You probably have the 7.25 inch rear axle, which is identified by a rear cover. The Econolines had a optional 9 inch rear axle (Fords best), which will swap out easily. The Econolines were a special width, so you need an Econoline axle. Once you get the axle, you can swap out he gears easily.

Auto trans was available from 1964-1967. These had a special short rear cover and short output shaft. Using any other trans means a very short drive shaft, which can be trick. The auto trans from a 240 straight six will bolt up to a 302/289.

Disc brakes are available for these truck. And a modern master cylinder. You really don't need power brakes.

Enter your door tag data here to see what you have.

http://econolineid.com/index.shtml

Welcome to the club.


Mon Sep 09, 2013 7:00 pm
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Thanks for the information!


Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:04 am
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I am thinking about using a sand blaster under the truck and then painting what I blasted. Anyone have any expertise in this area?


Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:51 pm
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Mine had a good coat of undercoating.
One of your first jobs will be to check the condition of the gas tank. Mine was fixable but just barely. Aircraft Spruce sells a good sealer that u can fix small holes on the outside. But the inside is the hardest. U will see. I can give some pointers if u need be.


Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:19 pm
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I have a spare gas tank so I will check them both. No undercoating this was a Texas truck (now an Oklahoma truck) so no undercoating. I would be grateful for any tips and pointers.

I think my first step will be to clean up the underside. Then mess with brakes and suspension.


Wed Sep 11, 2013 5:41 am
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If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. I will be 98% finished with mine in about a month.
I have worked on everything on it but the inside of the xmission and inside the rear end.


Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:35 am
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Did you sand blast the undercarriage or did you scrape it and paint with a rust inhibitor?


Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:56 am
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I cleaned all of the dirt off , and painted it with gloss black paint. Some areas where it wasn't completely undercoated had a little surface so I took a disc sander and knocked the rust off and painted over it.


Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:49 am
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Sounds easier than sandblasting. Were you satisfied with the results?


Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:31 am
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It looks good . The painted undercoating has a rough appearance but shines.


Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:31 am
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Thanks, I will look into it.


Sun Sep 22, 2013 10:14 am
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