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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 7:57 am 
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I had a 76 Econoline 150 shortbox van I put a 289 hipo out of a 67 mustang
with a 4 speed shift on the floor all dressed up in and out that I put
2 amps in and 4 JBL 6x9 speakers in it that sounded pretty damn
good. Put some serious miles travelling in that van or as my Mom
use to call it, that "damn coozy cruiser" :lol: :lol: .


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:41 am 
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Jimmi wrote:
I had a 76 Econoline 150 shortbox van I put a 289 hipo out of a 67 mustang
with a 4 speed shift on the floor all dressed up in and out that I put
2 amps in and 4 JBL 6x9 speakers in it that sounded pretty damn
good. Put some serious miles travelling in that van or as my Mom
use to call it, that "damn coozy cruiser" :lol: :lol: .


Hey Jimmy, was it an Econoline or a Club Wagon (window van)? Mine was a cherry red 73 Club Wagon with all the interior cavities paneled with 5/8" MDF covered in padded red leatherette. A pair of 12" Gauss drivers in the back doors with a pair of 4" bullet horns, a pair of 8" woofers in the side door positions right behind the front seats with soft dome mids and tweeters (can't remember the brand, probably Philips) a pair of 5 or 6" coaxials in the front doors and a pair of thin, flat piezos on the front door posts aimed at the driver and passenger, a Pioneer Supertuner head unit with cassette, 2X 50WPC and 1 100WPC amp driving the Gausses; no subs. This thing was loud and clean, though the highs could be a little overpowering at times. Even had a big, overstuffed club chair bolted to the middle of the cargo area floor for the lucky occasional passenger!


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OBI56 wrote:
Jimmi wrote:
I had a 76 Econoline 150 shortbox van I put a 289 hipo out of a 67 mustang
with a 4 speed shift on the floor all dressed up in and out that I put
2 amps in and 4 JBL 6x9 speakers in it that sounded pretty damn
good. Put some serious miles travelling in that van or as my Mom
use to call it, that "damn coozy cruiser" :lol: :lol: .


Hey Jimmy, was it an Econoline or a Club Wagon (window van)? Mine was a cherry red 73 Club Wagon with all the interior cavities paneled with 5/8" MDF covered in padded red leatherette. A pair of 12" Gauss drivers in the back doors with a pair of 4" bullet horns, a pair of 8" woofers in the side door positions right behind the front seats with soft dome mids and tweeters (can't remember the brand, probably Philips) a pair of 5 or 6" coaxials in the front doors and a pair of thin, flat piezos on the front door posts aimed at the driver and passenger, a Pioneer Supertuner head unit with cassette, 2X 50WPC and 1 100WPC amp driving the Gausses; no subs. This thing was loud and clean, though the highs could be a little overpowering at times. Even had a big, overstuffed club chair bolted to the middle of the cargo area floor for the lucky occasional passenger!


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It was the Econoline Marc . It did come with rear windows in the barn doors
that I put louvres on . The side doors , also barn style not a slider had tilt
out windows I had a design sandblasted into the glass . Drivers side no windows other than drivers door.

Besides the 4 JBL's in the back I had a pair of 6" coaxials built in an overhead console
as well. I had mine all insulated then used 1/4 inch ply covered with foam then
velour and leather and paneling. Used 3/4 inch ply on the floor but covered it with
sheet vinyl not carpet so I could just use a throw rug. I moulded flairs and fairing
and visor then had it painted deep deep indigo blue with 4 coats of clear , then custom
Cragar ss deep dish rims with the rim silver chrome and the spokes gold chromed and the center hub silver chrome .
I agree , it was amazing how loud and clean the tunes would play.
Instant mobile party. Without a doubt most memorable vehicle I ever owned.
I saw a guy last week in town with a 69 econoline all done up with
a wild airbrush job of Hendrix on it with the flaming guitar and all.
Great vehicles.....................................................................


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2013 9:16 am 
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Loved mine except that it was a real pig on gas (inline 6, auto)


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Loved mine except that it was a real pig on gas (inline 6, auto)


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They were pigs on gas Marc ! I took out the inline 6 and put in the
289 hi po V8 from an old wrecked 67 mustang and had a real sleeper
and better gas mileage to boot under normal driving conditions :wink: .
Use to love the look on tailgaters faces in my side view mirror
in thier Trans Ams and such when I dumped that clutch and opened it
up :lol: .


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Jimmi wrote:
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Loved mine except that it was a real pig on gas (inline 6, auto)


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They were pigs on gas Marc ! I took out the inline 6 and put in the
289 hi po V8 from an old wrecked 67 mustang and had a real sleeper
and better gas mileage to boot under normal driving conditions :wink: .
Use to love the look on tailgaters faces in my side view mirror
in thier Trans Ams and such when I dumped that clutch and opened it
up :lol: .


Maybe so, but I'll bet you never got strange looks from other motorists who saw someone sitting in the middle of the cargo area with no visible seats! Can't believe that I got away with that.


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Get yourself a Smart Car.
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Add your own stereo, and speakers.

It will be like wearing headphones.

and

Red cars have better sound quality...

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Kind of an old thread but if i had $30k to dedicate to a car and stereo, i can think of 3 things that I would want to do. Making a choice would be the difficult part lol.

1st: Cheap and american car, classic i suppose....78-81 Malibu coupe. Those cars can be had for fairly cheap still and leave a good chunk of money left over for stereo and go-fast parts. They have decent size interiors, not terribly quiet but with the leftover money you can have as much sound deadening installed as you want. Id also say the same goes for 83-88 Monte Carlos...fair condition SS versions can be had for a decent price.

2nd option: 06-10 Charger SRT8. There's gonna still be lots of money left for a stereo after the purchase and probably still better fuel mileage than the Malibu would get(especially if i had $20k to build a motor for the Malibu lol)

3rd option: Ive always loved the mid 90s BMW 8 series. Give me one of those in black or silver with the 5L v12 and a 5 speed. Id take whatever money was left over and sink it into a twin turbo setup, coilovers and rims. To hell with the stereo lol. Probably invest in CAA too. Those 12s arent too reliable. Not as bad as a Jag v12 but id still be a bit on the cautious side.


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