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#559761 - May 02nd 2012 8:47 am Re: Here's my toy.... A survivor 1983 Econoline... [Re: BigRicky]
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welcome to the forums!
I really dig the high top on a panel. Nice van! The way it's set up it already looks like a 'vanner' van.
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#559907 - May 02nd 2012 7:16 pm Re: Here's my toy.... A survivor 1983 Econoline... [Re: BigRicky]
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I have to agree with what has been said, that is one sweet van! I love everything about it! Also, welcome to the site.
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#559912 - May 02nd 2012 7:33 pm Re: Here's my toy.... A survivor 1983 Econoline... [Re: Uncle_Fester]
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Registered: May 01st 2012 11:23 am
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Originally Posted By: Uncle_Fester
I have to agree with what has been said, that is one sweet van! I love everything about it! Also, welcome to the site.


Thanks!

Billy & I always talked about building a dueley, I sawthat pic in your Sig before. Any build or picture threads of it???
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#559917 - May 02nd 2012 8:01 pm Re: Here's my toy.... A survivor 1983 Econoline... [Re: BigRicky]
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I think they where out of Sharon or surrounding area. Star Truck
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#559922 - May 02nd 2012 8:28 pm Re: Here's my toy.... A survivor 1983 Econoline... [Re: vanfun]
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Originally Posted By: vanfun
I think they where out of Sharon or surrounding area. Star Truck


Thanks!

I remember billy saying it was in pa.

That's a nice vans in your sig, the red one reminds me of one my gramps had when i was little.
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#559998 - May 03rd 2012 12:25 pm Re: Here's my toy.... A survivor 1983 Econoline... [Re: BigRicky]
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That interior is clean! I think id have to move the spare though, im a little too tall to share space with it.
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#560000 - May 03rd 2012 12:38 pm Re: Here's my toy.... A survivor 1983 Econoline... [Re: BigRicky]
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Looks like it had some rust proofing done
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#560005 - May 03rd 2012 12:53 pm Re: Here's my toy.... A survivor 1983 Econoline... [Re: BigRicky]
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that is one sweet van!
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#560006 - May 03rd 2012 12:56 pm Re: Here's my toy.... A survivor 1983 Econoline... [Re: draggnastro]
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Registered: May 01st 2012 11:23 am
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Loc: Garrettsville, Ohio
Originally Posted By: draggnastro
That interior is clean! I think id have to move the spare though, im a little too tall to share space with it.


I actualy sleep with my head at the back doors, and my feet twards the front. The pillows are just thrown to the side in the pictures. I'm 6'-3", so my feet hang off a little bit, but it is still perfectly comfortable.

I thought about reconfiguring it, but if I took the box out, it would give the chick more room to run away...

It did have rustprofing done, and a Macco type paint job in the late '80s. I'm not sure why he repainted it, it might be because he wasnt satisfied with the high top & flare paint match. It was always grey, but I think the body has more flake than the jams.
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#560444 - May 06th 2012 7:47 pm Re: Here's my toy.... A survivor 1983 Econoline... [Re: BigRicky]
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Registered: November 01st 2011 4:11 pm
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Loc: Grand Bay NB
Hey cool interior,your van is a sharp ride. yay

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