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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,099
    edited April 2013
    You are correct tjc78....

    It is a 1966 Ford Econoline Super Van (pickup trim)

    Brochure

    Odie
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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,099
    Here are 2 for you...

    Old
    image

    vs...

    New
    image

    Both have the same name (just different number)

    Odie
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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,743
    G'day

    Forward control Jeep. Land Rover also did one which looked broadly similar. The idea was to increase load bed size in a short wheelbase. My recollection is that it gave about two feet more tray length.

    Cheers

    Graham
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  • grahampetersgrahampeters AustraliaPosts: 1,743
    G'day

    Just looked on the net at Forward Control Jeeps and see that the lower image above is actually a recent image for a new interpretation of the 1950's idea. Looks great

    Cheers

    Graham
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    How do you get in? I guess step on the tire itself!
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,915
    IIRC the model name for the earlier version wasWillys Jeep FC70. I have no idea what they called the newer concept version.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,099
    Yes, the Old is a Jeep Willys FC-70, the New is a 2014 Jeep Mighty FC Concept (or FC-150)

    The Newer looks like it could give Unimog a run for its money.

    Odie
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  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 509
    edited April 2013
    I drove one of those a few times at Fort Lewis. It was "Tango 7" and had an aluminum cap and bench seats along the sides in the back. Was dispatched to pick up a WAC and bring her to the fort. Arrived at the pick up location to find not 1 but 14 WACs needing transportation. I put 12 in the back, 1 on the front seat and 1 on the engine compartment cover. You should have seen the guys at the motor pool when I arrived in that Econoline with 14 WACs.
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,915
    image

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Alfa Romeo ... Spyder? Looks early, chrome bumpers.
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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,099
    That had to be hysterical looking.

    Odie
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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,895
    1960-ish Giulietta Spider?
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  • lemkolemko Posts: 15,272
    I think the new one is based on the Rubicon chassis. I always thought the Forward Control Jeeps were kind of cool. Jeep could've been the first by far with a minivan called the Sportif based on the Forward Control Jeeps back in the late 1950s.
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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,099
    Although, the style of the Cab on the newer model kinda has that Dodge Ram Van look to it. With Ford and Chevy both dropping their "Contractor" vans (E-series & Sierra) I could see Chrysler make a Ram Van using this as a start.

    Odie
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,915
    1960-ish Giulietta Spider?

    I get you guys every time with this one. That airscoop on the forward part of the grille does not appear on the Giulietta Spider. This car is the follow-on known as the Giulia Spider, introduced in 1962. The bulge behind the scoop was necessary to clear the taller engine of the Giulia.

    Giulia Spiders were replaced by the boat-tailed Duetto Spiders in 1965.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,099
    Bring back CARSPACE.... nuff said.
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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,099
    Before the Smart Cars we had these.

    image

    Odie
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  • andys120andys120 Loudon NHPosts: 16,915
    edited April 2013
    Nash Metropolitan ca. mid 1950s. Manufactured in Britain by Austin Cars IIRC.

    2000 BMW 528i, 2001 BMW 330CiC

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 16,681
    my parents had one of those before I was born.

    2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4i Limited Tech (mine), 2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2007 Volvo S40 (daughters college car)

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Looks like half a car. Maybe 2/3rds.
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  • uplanderguyuplanderguy Kent, OHPosts: 7,975
    I've always wondered about any Nash product of that era, what happens when you turn the wheels the entire way? Never cared for that styling feature. Come to think of it, I don't like cars with fender skirts usually, either, or a low rear-wheel opening cutout.
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    They must've towered over Austin Minis and Cinquecentos, though. :D
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  • lostwrench1lostwrench1 Ct.Posts: 509
    No vent windows with that side trim would make it a 56, 57, or 58.
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  • odie6lodie6l Hershey, PaPosts: 1,099
    Close... it is a 1958 AMC Metropolitain.

    Odie
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,888
    Every time I talk to a Metropolitan lover and offer my opinion that this is an awful car to drive, they insist that they are WONDERFUL cars, and then proceed to list about $8000 in modifications they made to engine, brakes, steering, suspension, tires and wheels.

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    They're fine...once you change everything. :D
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,888
    It's funny that people don't see the irony in that.

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  • texasestexases Posts: 5,895
    I seem to remember a forum discussion we had with a person who wanted to buy one because of how cute they were, and use it as a daily driver. Didn't a Metro owner pipe up about how great they were, and how much fun it'd be as a daily driver? Not to me, it wouldn't be...
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  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright CaliforniaPosts: 46,888
    Well "fun" is a very broad experience...you can have "fun" on roller skates.

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