Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > Ranchero & 1961 - 1967 Econoline
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Welcome to Ford-Trucks Forums!
Welcome to Ford-Trucks.com.

You are currently viewing our forums as a guest, which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join the Ford-Trucks Forums community today!





 
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2006, 12:25 PM
Ole' Green Ole' Green is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 31
Ole' Green is starting off with a positive reputation.
1964 Econoline sheet metal

I'm starting to do some body work on the old van. I'm removing the verticle braces along the sides and the horizontal braces along the top and repairing the rust behind them. Some places have been rusted thru, and I'm going to cut and weld patch panels in. Does anyone know the thickness of the sheet metal? 16gauge? 18 gauge?

It's a '64 Econoline panel van (only two windows in the rear).

There is alot of rust on this girl, but she's a family van (grandad bought it new) so I'm committed to bringing her back. I'll post pictures soon.

Thanks for the help,

Ole' Green
Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 04-11-2006, 10:32 PM
Jimbare's Avatar
Jimbare Jimbare is offline
all alone in the world
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: oklahoma
Posts: 2,038
Jimbare is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
i think you,ll find most of it will be 16 ga.
best place i have found for patch panel metal is the top of a lot of early cars. most places will let you cut a chunk out for little money, and there is nothing like good old heavy steel to patch heavy steel!

when you get each patch finished, be sure and coat the snot out of the inside with por-15 or some other rust killer. beats having to do it again in 40 years!
__________________
jim

underated and overworked.
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 04-14-2006, 09:04 PM
j-md's Avatar
j-md j-md is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 105
j-md is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a chunk of Arizona Econoline Roof you can HAVE for the price of shipping from here in Canada ... gotta all work together to keep these crates going ...
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2006, 03:28 PM
Ole' Green Ole' Green is offline
Freshman User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 31
Ole' Green is starting off with a positive reputation.
The patching job didnt go so well, we warped a bit of the sheet metal around the patch that we put in. I'm going to experiment with some panel bonding adhesive and try to expoxy the sheet metal patch from the inside. Ive been reading about it lately and it seems like the side of the van is a good candidate for it.

j-md, thanks for the offer, I'll keep you in mind, but we have a pretty good chunck of old f100 fender to use for now. Does that chunk of roof have any of the drip rail still on it.

My next project will be to figure out a repair for some rusted away drip rail. Has anyone had any luck fabricating drip rail? What is the common fix for the drip rail repair?

I hear you on the rust killer, those old vans sure have alot of places that's hard to get paint on!

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 04-19-2006, 08:11 PM
j-md's Avatar
j-md j-md is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: BC Canada
Posts: 105
j-md is starting off with a positive reputation.
Actually have chunks of drip rail as well ... rust free ... same deal ... Good Luck! ... and look at my gallery to see what I am into with my '65 Supervan ...lol ... post divorce insanity ...
Reply With Quote
Old 04-19-2006, 08:11 PM
Reply

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > Ranchero & 1961 - 1967 Econoline

Tags
1964, econoline, ford, metal, panel, panels, patch, price, prices, repairing, replacement, roof, rusted, sheet, sheetmetal, truck, van

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:43 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup