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Old 01-06-2013, 02:25 PM   #5821
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I'd be all over the VW Caddy parked behind the van .
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:09 PM   #5822
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I'd be all over the VW Caddy parked behind the van .
+1...

There's something fishy with that van... never heard of a transmission to be replaced that early... Tempting might be, but I'd walk away unless having plans to rebuilt a lot of it.


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Old 01-06-2013, 03:23 PM   #5823
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1958 Jeep FC-150 Van.
Never knew about that concept, cool van... For some reason it reminds of the Gaz vans, or derivates, of similar era, or maybe newer? They look awful, but it's amazing how those vans crawl and crawl and crawl their way out of anything and everything. Shifting gears in those was a fight in itself, steering as well- good times

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:29 PM   #5824
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Never knew about that concept, cool van... For some reason it reminds of the Gaz vans, or derivates, of similar era, or maybe newer? They look awful, but it's amazing how those vans crawl and crawl and crawl their way out of anything and everything. Shifting gears in those was a fight in itself, steering as well- good times


That thing is hideous. I love it!
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Old 01-06-2013, 04:09 PM   #5825
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That thing is hideous. I love it!
Check out the UAZ 452 , even more hideous , but you'll love it .
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:50 PM   #5826
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Go big or go home. FC 170 vans.

"Forward Control Jeeps were popular as fire and rescue vehicles in countries including Australia, Switzerland and the U.S., but for some reason FC ambulance conversions were less common. The only ones civilian examples we have run across are this "ambulanse" and another FC-170 van conversion as seen in The Jeep in Sweden by Stig Edqvist."
(from here, http://www.film.queensu.ca/cj3b/fire...mbulances.html)

Or a little smaller.



They're out there somewhere....




http://thefcconnection.com/sweden_fc-170_van.htm

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Old 01-07-2013, 04:32 PM   #5827
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OtS - I dig the rake of that green rig.

And a van pix from the Thanksgiving car show here at the beach.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:30 PM   #5828
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1958 Jeep FC-150 Van.


Wow, I've never seen one of those before.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #5829
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Today, never heard of this company.





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Old 01-07-2013, 07:54 PM   #5830
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fc-150 on ebay LINKY
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:56 PM   #5831
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Today, never heard of this company.




Very rare. I read about them in Vintage Truck magazine.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:37 PM   #5832
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fc-150 on ebay LINKY
''Close to running condition''
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Old 01-08-2013, 04:57 PM   #5833
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Quote please :D

The van bug bit me

I found an E350 extended (1999) with a new engine put in about 70xxx miles ago. Runs well but has a little rust. Looks great from the few photos he had but he will send me some better ones tomorrow.

Asking 2600 for it, I think I can get it for 2200. What should I look for when I check it out? I'm pretty sure i'll buy it, it ticks all my boxes but would still like to know what to look for in this particular year.


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Old 01-10-2013, 06:06 AM   #5834
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Anyone running a newish Chevy express van with AWD?
Curious if they are any good at all or not even worth considering. I know it won't be as good as a true 4x4. I'm not looking for a offroad vehicle though, just something that could handle snowy/icy roads.
I have one for my work vehicle. I think it is a 2011. It works well driving on logging roads. It is unfortunately a half ton so is a bit close to overloaded with all the cabinets and tools and parts in it. I like how it handles on the gravel roads. It seems to work well in the snow too.

I do not like the lack of ground clearance. Mine is about 2 inches closer to the ground than my coworkers 3/4 ton 2 wheel drive Chevy vans. I already had the front suspension come apart on a Forest Service road while headed to a radio site because the rubber mounted cross member contacted the extra tall crown in the road and pulled the end off of one of the torsion bars. That kinda sucked. There are lots of important parts that kind of hang out the bottom of the thing. I used to drive much faster on the same logging roads in my old 92 Chevy work van than I dare do in the new one...

I have a 2002 VW Eurovan Weekender as my personal vehicle and it handles and brakes better than the Chevy on the road. Nicer to drive overall. No way I am putting a bike in it though. I have a hitch carrier for my trail bike and a 3 rail trailer for my dual sport or for when I want to take 2 bikes.
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Old 01-10-2013, 07:37 AM   #5835
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I have one for my work vehicle. I think it is a 2011. It works well driving on logging roads. It is unfortunately a half ton so is a bit close to overloaded with all the cabinets and tools and parts in it. I like how it handles on the gravel roads. It seems to work well in the snow too.

I do not like the lack of ground clearance. Mine is about 2 inches closer to the ground than my coworkers 3/4 ton 2 wheel drive Chevy vans. I already had the front suspension come apart on a Forest Service road while headed to a radio site because the rubber mounted cross member contacted the extra tall crown in the road and pulled the end off of one of the torsion bars. That kinda sucked. There are lots of important parts that kind of hang out the bottom of the thing. I used to drive much faster on the same logging roads in my old 92 Chevy work van than I dare do in the new one...

I have a 2002 VW Eurovan Weekender as my personal vehicle and it handles and brakes better than the Chevy on the road. Nicer to drive overall. No way I am putting a bike in it though. I have a hitch carrier for my trail bike and a 3 rail trailer for my dual sport or for when I want to take 2 bikes.
Awesome!! Thanks for the reply.

I'm currently running a 3/4 ton diesel 4x4 dodge pickup. It is a great vehicle but I don't really need the load capacity. Most of the driving I do with it is going on road trips snowboarding with the wife and two dogs. So something with a large cargo space awd and decent road manners is what I'm looking for.
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