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Old 11-14-2012, 08:27 AM   #9901
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My wife has had several conversion vans. Great comfort for everyone but the driver (well at least in the GM models). If you are long legged there's not much room in the drivers area. To get the seat far enough back to keep my legs from cramping up the steering wheel was miles away My father-in-law had a Ford but I didn't get to drive it enough to know if it had more leg room, they probably do. They actually do pretty decent in snow for a 2 wheel drive vehicle. there's enough weight you don't have to worry about sand bags
My Ford has plenty of leg room; it's the most comfortable travelling vehicle I've ever owned. And with a couple of dirt bikes in the back, plus the BF goodrich a/t's, it does pretty well in snow. Last trip, loaded with bikes and camping and riding gear; 22mpg. (it's a diesel BTW)



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Old 11-14-2012, 01:09 PM   #9902
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My wife has had several conversion vans. Great comfort for everyone but the driver (well at least in the GM models). If you are long legged there's not much room in the drivers area. To get the seat far enough back to keep my legs from cramping up the steering wheel was miles away My father-in-law had a Ford but I didn't get to drive it enough to know if it had more leg room, they probably do. They actually do pretty decent in snow for a 2 wheel drive vehicle. there's enough weight you don't have to worry about sand bags
I used to cruise in my parents 86 G20 Chevy Conversion Van. I'm 6'2" and was plenty comfortable in the driver's seat or crashed on the bed in the back. It was a fun vehicle in college, except for the 11mpg. With snow tires and some extra weight in the back, it was very predictable in the snow. I actually preferred it to my parent's little '85 Blazer.

I miss that van.
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Old 11-14-2012, 01:37 PM   #9903
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My first van I had in my early 20's. A 108" wheelbase '69 Chevy van with a 327 'vette motor sitting between the front seats....attached to a 3 on the tree and the flat, bus-style steering wheel

About zero weight on the rear wheels, so when I drove it in winter down to my dad's place east of Placerville in the Sierras....it got dicey. Fun as hell to drive, don't see many of them around anymore.
It would light up the tires literally until you let off the gas - I can't believe I kept my license thru the entire time I owned it.
Was cool to see this video - mine was white over blue with baby moons, a rig I'd buy today in a heartbeat - Muntz 8-track and all

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Old 11-14-2012, 01:59 PM   #9904
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Looks like a pretty direct rip-off of the 30 to 40+ year old Unimog farm vechicle.

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From craigslist denver today: http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=...p&fr=yfp-t-521

only 16k year 1968.....
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:01 PM   #9905
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Looks like a pretty direct rip-off of the 30 to 40+ year old Unimog farm vechicle.
paying homage to the original 50+ year old Jeep FC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Forward_Control

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Old 11-14-2012, 02:08 PM   #9906
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paying homage to the original 50+ year old Jeep FC

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Forward_Control

Hardly in the same league as the '68 Unimog or the newer UniJeep. But neat none the less. BTW some Unimog History.

1940s

1948 Unimog with original logo on hood


[edit] 1946 – First prototype

Unimogs were developed in post-war Germany to be used as agricultural equipment. The Unimog was designed with equal-sized wheels, a mounting bracket in front, a hitch in the rear, and loading space in the center. This was to make it a multi-purpose vehicle that farmers could use in the field and on the highway. Minneapolis-Moline had developed the UDLX Comfortractor for North America in 1938 with a similar concept in mind.
Albert Friedrich designed the first model and entered a production agreement with Erhard und Söhne (Erhard and Sons) in Schwäbisch Gmünd.
Development began on January 1, 1946. The first prototype was ready by the end of 1946. The prototype was equipped with a gasoline engine because the development of the OM636 diesel engine had not been finished. The prototype looked almost like the Unimogs that were built later. The original track width of 1,270 millimeters was equivalent to two potato rows.
[edit] 1947 – Production

The 25-hp (19 kW) OM636 Daimler Benz diesel engine became standard equipment in the first production Unimogs at the end of 1947. The original symbol for the Unimog was a pair of ox's horns in the shape of a letter U. The first 600 "70200" series Unimogs were built by Boehringer. This was mainly for two reasons: Erhard und Soehne did not have the capacity to build the Unimogs and Mercedes Benz was not permitted to build all-wheel drive vehicles at that time.

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Old 11-15-2012, 10:13 AM   #9907
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:30 PM   #9908
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:13 PM   #9909
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It's a nice look but no aircleaners and no rear fender sound like trouble to me .
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #9910
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It's a nice look but no aircleaners and no rear fender sound like trouble to me .
Yeah, A guy's dick could get sucked into one or both.

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Old 11-15-2012, 09:58 PM   #9911
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Will somebody please go buy an extremely cool new bike?

It was opening day at WP yesterday and we need a major snowstorm!
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Old 11-16-2012, 05:41 AM   #9912
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No more twinkies for you!

Good job labor union ... you killed 18,500 jobs

(and just when pot got legalized so profits were going to soar! )

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Old 11-16-2012, 05:54 AM   #9913
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No more twinkies for you!

Good job labor union ... you killed 18,500 jobs

(and just when pot got legalized so profits were going to soar! )

Hostess to Close

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...560842670.html
Don't worry... the Asian markets stock plenty of Chinese-made Twinkie-like products
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It's a nice look but no aircleaners and no rear fender sound like trouble to me .

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Yeah, A guy's dick could get sucked into one or both.

If the bike is doing its job, your dick wouldn't be close to either
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:10 AM   #9915
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