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Old 11-22-2012, 08:06 AM   #5656
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Anyone have news/pics of the new van GM is working on?

Hopefully they will offer 4WD - a big competitive edge over Ford
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Old 11-22-2012, 11:34 AM   #5657
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Anyone have news/pics of the new van GM is working on?

Hopefully they will offer 4WD - a big competitive edge over Ford
GM has been selling 4WD full size vans for years. Trouble is you can only get them in the half ton version.
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:57 PM   #5658
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Old 11-22-2012, 02:29 PM   #5659
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GM has been selling 4WD full size vans for years. Trouble is you can only get them in the half ton version.
That's the current Express van with the glorified Astro AWD van full time 4WD components from the 1990s... mediocre mpg

I was commenting on the new van that GM is designing...supposedly a tall van like the original Transit which Mercedes Bends Over copied, then Dodge sold as the Sprinter, Nissan copied (Quigly now doing Fugly 4WD conversions) and now Ford has redesigned as a world wide vehicle and will be making in the USA apparently with different drivetrain options - no 4WD drive like the Euros will get. ^WTF^

Was hoping the new GM, etc vans would get our latest design 4WD pickup drivetrains getting 20 MPG or more.

Maybe Dodge will do one with the 2013 Ram 1500 technology - start/stop, grille shutters, variable ride height with it's air suspension, improved aerodynamics, MDS, VVT, variable intake length, PWM fuel pump and cooling fan, electric PS, 8 speed trans,etc

I smile when my 09 Ram Hemi gets 20 mpg ...but I still want a 4WD van

After selling/maintaining Sprinters, Dodge should know what not to manufacture.

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Old 11-22-2012, 02:56 PM   #5660
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Nice Alfa, but I was talking about real trucks

You have proof Dodge did not invent the soccer mom minivan

Last bus I drove had a "Big Foot" accelerator pedal and "Flowers" on the clutch and brake pedals - could smoke a whole bowl by the time it got to 35mph

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Old 11-23-2012, 06:07 AM   #5661
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gibEc...layer_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szRju...yer_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOkhvybXtqA&feature=player_detailpage


Hmmmm...Ford's looking pretty good, US versions coming
6sp manual trans STANDARD?! See that Ford USA. Give me that. Screw this automagic thing you insist on foisting off on us!

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Old 11-23-2012, 06:32 AM   #5662
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Last bus I drove had a "Big Foot" accelerator pedal and "Flowers" on the clutch and brake pedals - could smoke a whole bowl by the time it got to 35mph
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:35 PM   #5663
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:03 AM   #5664
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Found at a Goodwill in the Seattle area for $5. Obviously handmade, a LOT of time went into this. Hand (brush) painted, but the flowers etc. are stickers w/ clear coat over them.

Missing the bumper & the "VW" roundel.



I'm sure they were there at one time. Too much detail, no way the builder just left them off.




But what's this stuff? Hook on the top...


...and a hole in the door.....




...that opens. And screens for certain windows.



It has that Lived In look.





Ohhhh! It's a Birdhouse!

All metal, even the tires.


Might clean it up, might not.

Sorry little Hippie Birds, this one is going in the display case.





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Old 11-24-2012, 01:58 PM   #5665
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:34 PM   #5666
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CL find while looking tonight.

http://denver.craigslist.org/rvd/3413950144.html

I'm sure it's a project, but it 's set up nice!
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Old 11-24-2012, 09:35 PM   #5667
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Ohh, and then there's this deluxe model!

http://denver.craigslist.org/rvs/3352600019.html
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:06 PM   #5668
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Old 11-29-2012, 11:52 AM   #5669
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Back in the early days of this thread there was a few pics of the Dajiban trend in Japan (Dodge racing vans) Well it looks like they have finally finished building them and have started racing the dang things... Love it!

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Old 11-29-2012, 12:10 PM   #5670
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