Vintage looking '83 is ready to go on a voyage . . .


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Should say, "more" vintage looking. Heading to the Auto fair tomorrow, first time out since completion.
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That is a really neat looking "old school" truck. How much of a restersation did you do, and did you keep it stock?
Very eye catching !!!
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Thanks guys. Well it was virtually a rust free brown/tan Ranger. The inside of the bed was beaten up and plenty of work dents on the outside, but never had been in an accident and never painted. The interior was totally toast, as was the braking system and suspension. The engine had recently been replaced, but the wiring was a mess. It had a "fire" of sorts over its lifetime, wiring fire that is. So there were some burned up wires and hillbilly "fixing". :) I cleaned up a lot of wiring, replaced a few things in the engine compartment. It will have AC, so I added a dealer install ( lucky NOS find ) kit, pulley and bracket, etc . . when doing the engine compartment. I completely redid the interior, stripped the brown/tan paint and used a '65 Ford color, Tropical Turquoise and then Wimbledon white. I pulled the bed to paint it completely and correctly. Added '53/54 emblems and hubcaps. The wheels are 15" too. I cut the rear bumper to remove the step part ( I couldn't locate a non-step bumper close to me, still looking ). The front bumper I removed the chrome and painted it. The grille is a 1964 F100, that I removed 14" from and welded back together, along with some other mods to make it mountable. Some may remember some other trucks I did similar with. I'm sure there is more, so yes . .a lot has been done.
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Super. I was trying my best to place the grill...thought it might have been from an early Bronco. Add in the 14 inches, and bingo...60's grill..
Love the "dog dish" hub caps...set of trim rings would look right at home on those wheels. I'm partia;l to the old "baby moons".
Good luck at your show. I'm going to our first one of the year in this area, Madison Motorsports Show, JMU campus in Harrisonburg, Va.
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Thanks . . the Auto Fair is like Spring Carlisle, only smaller. Since I moved south it's the best thing. I like poverty caps without rings. I have several at this time, like to see the colored wheels. I have considered a white pinstripe.
 

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In Virginia now, but lived in Hendersonville, N. C.. for a # of years. Always ment to get to the Fair, but never got around to it. Was into mtr cycles at the time.
Luck and have fun.
Saw your work on Facebook...you do nice work. Especially liked the Dodge Cabover A-100 pickup. Reminded me of the old Dodge Little Red Wagon. Saw it many times back in the day.

AAAAAK!!! Just realized it's a Ford Econoline, not a Dodge. Please forgive me...I'm asking forgiveness from the Ford Gods above !!!
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So friggin big!
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That is hands down one of the coolest trucks I've seen in a long time.
 

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Go to his facebook site...he has mucho nice stuff posted.
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I like what you did with the grille/ lights. the half cap wheel covers look great too.

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Go to his facebook site...he has mucho nice stuff posted.
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I would but this is as far as I go with social internet nonsense...
 

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In Virginia now, but lived in Hendersonville, N. C.. for a # of years. Always ment to get to the Fair, but never got around to it. Was into mtr cycles at the time.
Luck and have fun.
Saw your work on Facebook...you do nice work. Especially liked the Dodge Cabover A-100 pickup. Reminded me of the old Dodge Little Red Wagon. Saw it many times back in the day.

AAAAAK!!! Just realized it's a Ford Econoline, not a Dodge. Please forgive me...I'm asking forgiveness from the Ford Gods above !!!
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I actually have a Dodge A-100 coming as soon as I am finished with the '70 I'm doing. He's next in line.
 

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I appreciate it guys, thanks a lot for the kind words. here's some pics, if you like pics. http://picturetrail.com/sfx/album/listing/user/petesponies

Lot's of customer stuff as well as my own. When you are done with the first page, start adding numbers after Petesponies. For example PetesPonies2 or PetesPonies3 and so on. . . up to PetesPonies13. I have a lot of pics of vehicles and bikes I have done , on picturetrail.
 

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AAAAAK!!! Just realized it's a Ford Econoline, not a Dodge. Please forgive me...I'm asking forgiveness from the Ford Gods above !!!
Grumpaw
Eh, I'm pretty sure the front panel of the A-100 and the early Econolines were stamped with the same die.

Those A-100s were slick, with the side gate ramp and all.
 


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