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Favorite Ford Van?

 
Edward A. Sanchez
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Posts: 1908
Joined: 07/06
Posted: 08/09/07 05:12 PM

What's your favorite Ford Van? The early flat-noses? The '68 Econoline, The Gen-III, or the Gen IV?  

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Wookee
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Posts: 32
Joined: 08/06
Posted: 08/10/07 10:07 AM

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Nicefactoryford

Fullmuralford

.........Wookee  
Wookee

its a "Van Thing" a life style you have to live to understand

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IMVANISHINGBREED
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Posted: 08/13/07 02:00 PM

The early Econos are my favorite.                                             100 0497
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Mike Cook
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Inland Vans Berdoo
2008 Route 66 Hall of Fame Inductee

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Superbeast
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Joined: 08/07
Posted: 08/16/07 07:50 AM

Mine is my favorite, cause it is mine  Grin  It will really be my favorite if I ever get it finished.

Superbeast4truckin

Sbeast1

This is my favorite that I don't own

CUT2

CUT5  
Superbeast

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OldVanGuy
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Joined: 08/07
Posted: 12/29/07 07:46 PM

I am a flat nosed fan, but I see potential in all vans....well maybe not the sprinters, LOL.

I am building a 64 Econoline, a dream that started for me in high school, way back in the 70's.  But I have to say I wouldn't mind customizing a Panel Caravan or an Astro for that matter.  Vans are just a blank canvas waiting for a custom touch.  

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IMVANISHINGBREED
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Posted: 12/29/07 08:11 PM

I like the early (1961-1967)forward control Econolines. I own a 1966 and I just bought a 1964 Econoline that I will be going all show and go with.The 64 will have a Clifford Performance 6=8 300 ci straight six with three Weber carbs with Redline throttle body injection. An AOD tranny and narrowed Ford 9" with Boyd Coddington rims and Mickey Thompson tires along with an air ride system, Arc Audio sound system, 42" TV and a 17" TV and leather interior among many other mods. It will be candy apple blackcherry with tru fire all around. I am looking for sponsors for this van so if you know of anyone that would like to sponsor the paint or leather interior let me know.  
Mike Cook
Vice President
Inland Vans Berdoo
2008 Route 66 Hall of Fame Inductee

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MatMobile
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Posts: 116
Joined: 09/07
Posted: 12/29/07 09:05 PM

I'm no Ford expert... Far from that. But I do know that my favorite Ford van is referred to as the Mid-Ford. The really short nose one like this:
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As a specific Ford van, my favorite is this one. It's named Warship:
Warship 2
In fact, I think that if I'm really lucky, it will be my next van once I'm done with the Astro and pass it on to my wife. Cross your fingers...  
----- Mathieu -----
MatMobile
"Electric Avenue", my '79 Ford.

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70CPaint
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Joined: 11/08
Posted: 11/05/08 12:35 PM

Just joined today. I was a painter back in the 70's..east coast......love the old fords. I have a 73 super deluxe im kickin butt on right now..(love it)found this thing almost rust free.....yea.......I about died and went to heaven.

Ive been called ..Doc... most my career, i specialized in show paint and full blown gutter to rocker murals. Im retired now from public work but will alwayz tinker in my garage.

Love the flat nose and am looking for 62-3-4 old stubby with the straight axle.

Just wanted to say high and join in with others who have been in the van world and hopefully meet a few from the early 70,s......the Glory Dayz  

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Showvans1
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Posts: 143
Joined: 07/06
Posted: 11/06/08 04:00 PM

Welcome aboard Doc ! Here's a wicked Ford I saw a couple of weeks ago:
IMG 1404

If you need some inspiration Doc check out a website that Superbeast and I collaborate on:
www.showtrux.com   there are thousands of pictures of vans from today and some from the past.  
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mountain-econoline
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Posted: 03/08/09 12:01 PM

Gotta be the flat-face vans. I had a 70 Econo to, it was a great van.  

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scottsas2003
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Joined: 09/10
Posted: 09/09/10 02:05 PM

Are you Doc from Bordentown NJ ?  

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Garfield43
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Posted: 11/18/10 07:31 PM

Doc, do you have any photos of your work from back in  the day?  

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