Jump to content


Member Since 08 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Today, 06:42 AM

#1534418 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 12 December 2017 - 07:06 PM

Choco-Santa delivered some more stuff this week.  My butane cooker, four cans of butane, two purple director's chairs, and some things I actually NEED for the project: bolts for the TV mount and little rubber booties to cover the big bolt-on electrical connections from the Continuum Transfunctioner to the Oscillation Overthruster... umm, I mean battery charger and isolator.


Oh, and I hung the TV Sunday... sort of.  I drilled some holes and poked bolts through them, then stuck the TV on to see if the size was going to be acceptable.  Hmm, "acceptable" is as good a word as any to describe the future TV viewing situation.  I'd like for it to be bigger (said the actress to the bishop) but it is what it is.

#1533933 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 09 December 2017 - 04:00 PM

Stranger still, he has had multiple smart phones. But they each pissed him off enough to get smashed.  :rofl:

Yarp.  I have ZERO tolerance for technology when it doesn't work.

#1533401 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 06 December 2017 - 06:18 PM

I come here for the technical and scientific description of work being done.

Trust me, you DO NOT want me trying to take/post pictures on... well, anywhere!  All I'm good for is finding a similar thing on the googles and linking a picture.  For example, this is the phone I use.  Pictures are not its strong suit!



Aaaand, I just realized that was NOT the part you were bustin' my balls over.

#1533021 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 04 December 2017 - 09:21 PM

I went to the shop yesterday (Sunday) and had a look at that rear door which has been giving us grief.  The pokey-uppy thing which locks the door to the van was free to flop about and would get stuck.  I made a little guide thingy and installed it and now it works a treat... ok, it needs a bit of break-in to Clarence one of the sides, but it works better than before.  I'll try to remember to have someone take a picture of it in the near future.

#1532936 Rat Rod header flange

Posted by dimlight65 on 04 December 2017 - 02:27 PM

I'm sure glad I started a thread for you oiks to take over and yammer on about your gee-gaws! 



#1529746 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 16 November 2017 - 04:54 PM

Well, my TV/DVD combo unit is on its way.  It is on a FedEx truck somewhere twixt Pennsylvania and Texas.  I'm settling for 24" because that's the biggest 12v TV with built-in DVD I could find... and it, plus antenna, plus shipping, was still $25.00 less than the 32" I wanted... and I'd still need a DVD player... and the wall mount I stole from my boss is only rated for a 24" TV.



Shut up!  I am NOT just trying to justify it!

#1528616 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 11 November 2017 - 07:22 PM

Damn autocorrect.  What I typed was, "Yeah, totally dual batteries and trickle charger."

#1528615 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 11 November 2017 - 07:19 PM

DUDE!  I can't believe you showed pictures of my continuum transfunctioner, with crosslinked oscillation overthruster!  Now the NSA is going to be all up in my grille about all that plutonium I ordered on the Dark Web last week!  

#1519859 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 27 September 2017 - 12:58 PM

I found an interesting thing on the Amazons the other day.  It's a tent-like cabana-vestibule thingy.  I think we can adapt/modify/improve on this to make a... well, a cabana-vestibule thingy for the side door.  I figure if we can make it "seal out" the weather at least as good as a tent, we should be golden.


The more I looked at the thing on the Amazons, the less I liked it.  I decided that I'd rather make a couple "tent walls" to "seal" the van and have some privacy in the vestibule of the open doors.  One will be in the opening of the van and the other will be between the doors.  (On Saturday I'll hold a up a blanket and have Datsunfreak shoost some pictures of what I'm thinking.)  I thought I'd buy an old tent and cannibalize a couple walls with zippers to do this.  Then it hit me, I bet I could find DIY tent making materials here on these intergoogles.  I did find a site and "ordered" some material and zippers.  It wasn't until later that I realized the site is based in Florida.  Yeah, I might never get that order after all.  And yes, I acknowledge that I am a douche for being annoyed that they might inconvenience me because their livelihood is under water.  At least I'm not bitching about it in the inter... oh, wait.

#1518953 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 22 September 2017 - 03:50 PM

A set of spring shackles and bushings for the front suspension are on the way.  We ought to be able to knock that out next Saturday.  I'm contemplating removing one leaf per side as well to drop the nose a bit.  I also bought a roll if carpet yesterday on a whim... because I'm dumb that way.  Oh, yeah.  It is totally purple carpet, thanks for asking.  And I have a drawing of how I want to build the "moving pedestal" of my convertible sofa/bed.  Looks like it's only going to weigh somewhere around 85 pounds... MUCH lighter than I was afeared it was going to weigh while drawing it!

#1513139 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 28 August 2017 - 01:07 PM

I'm not sure if we've mentioned that I'm planning to make the back of this thing into a camper... I'm planning to make the back of this thing into a camper.  So last night when I got up for the fourth time to go pee, I thought, "It's really going to suck having to open the door and crawl out of the back of the van six times a night to pee while camping.  I ought to use that extra 10 gallon fuel tank for black water!"  Then I thought about hauling around 10 gallons of pee... I think I'll open the door and crawl out.

#1511390 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 19 August 2017 - 05:38 PM

Oops, I just ran us to another page.  Everyone go back a page and look at John's post of the progress!


I mean... or don't.  I'm not the boss of you.

#1508239 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 05 August 2017 - 01:17 PM

Air boxes and brace bolted back into the van...




Looking at this picture, I just realized we fucked up.  All those wires should be behind the cross bar.  Wait, should I have sent that in a PM or e-mail?

#1508236 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 05 August 2017 - 01:08 PM

I just ordered the RCA cables to hook up the amp, a belt to make door-pulls, and some rubber bulb-seal door-edging to "seal" the gap in the doghouse top cover.  Of course, being the cheap-ass* that I am, I opted for "free 5-8 business day shipping" soooo... none of that will arrive before next weekend.



*Ok, so it's technically "broke-ass" but who's counting?

#1504576 '62 Falcon Econoline

Posted by dimlight65 on 20 July 2017 - 01:54 PM

I flew a solo mission at the shop today and installed the new purple steering wheel with purple spacer thingy.  We're beginning to get a bit of a mish-mash of different purples going on, but I think it is going to work.  I was going to hang the zorst pipes/mufflers but realized a) it was hot as balls, and 2) that was going to be a 2-man job.  Then I was going to hang the zorst tips but realized a) it was still hot as balls, and 2) THAT was going to be a 2-man job as well.  So I had a look at the speaker situation again... which now I can't remember if we've even discussed that situation here.  Anyhoo, whether or not we have discussed it, I'm going back to the original plan of 6.5" round speakers just to the inside of the vent titty things.  I zooked a pair of "feet" to a round rod which wedges in between said titties nicely.  We'll attach the speaker boxes to that and maybe float the amp in between those items.  I'm hoping that the cross bar will disappear and make the speakers and amp look like they are floating.  We'll see.