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    1967 Economac custom van/truck - photos

    1967 Economac custom van/truck, by Dale Scully of Bethel, CT.













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    It's meant to look authentic, it's not real

    Too bad, that would be an awesome hauler to tow your hot rod trailer :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat View Post
    It's meant to look authentic, it's not real

    Too bad, that would be an awesome hauler to tow your hot rod trailer :-)
    Why imitate when you can have the real thing.
    Most call it a Holland junior uses the standard 2" king pin and has a 40,000 lb rating
    Approximately 18" by 20 inches weighs about a 3rd of a full size fifth wheel.
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    The little Economac is a really cool looking rig.
    Hard to tell from the pics but it does look as if there is a drive shaft to the rear axle making it a true tandem set.
    Lots of guys do this by using part of a NP205 transfer case. this give them a lockable power divider the Nose cone on a Ford 9" can be replaced with a plate machined to fit then made into a housing for the gears and spiders of the 205 . I've never done one but I had always wanted to take a 203 and a 205 and marry them to make a 3 speed transfer
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    just airbrush or paint some scratches&rust to the 5th wheel assy add some blue silly cone for greessee. or just make it funcional.I would make it functional and have a trailer for it to pull..possiably a fold down trailer that has a grill,fridge,drinks tv, crap shooten space,and a space for small car or motorcycle's .etc. None the less great work!!!

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    That is a really cool and functional conversion.

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    Drop a Quigley conversion under it to cure its powertrain birth defect n I'd take two!
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    I've seen a few Ford E350 diesel van conversions and there is 1 that I know of about 50 miles away from me that is 4x4 and has duel rear wheels for pulling a 6 horse trailer. They actually make more seance than a crew cab pickup can still seat the same number of people or more and are 3 to 4 feet shorter plus there is more room in the cab. except for the engine cover.
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    Looks like a pretty long wheel base so ride would be ok. 4x4 might be problematic off road but others do it. I do prefer a bonnet/hood out front, but a head on with these new tinplate & plastic compacts with air bags would more than likely leave them needing to be cut out (depending on speed of course).
    A nice little rig for the era................. or even now.

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