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Old 08-03-2018, 11:53 AM   #1
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Now Iíve seen EVERTHING!!

August 2 sighting of this odd creature in Vancouver BC. Lol!
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Old 08-03-2018, 11:58 AM   #2
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Old 08-03-2018, 12:17 PM   #3
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I see a little touch of Dodge van in the windshield, vents, and doors.

One of a kind for sure (and let's hope it can't bred and give birth to more).
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:05 PM   #4
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Yes, there are odd creatures in VC.

This one must be expecting high water.


Ohhhh - you are referring to the RV!
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Old 08-03-2018, 01:53 PM   #5
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Early prototype of the Atlas?
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:20 PM   #6
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Iíd buy one in a heartbeat!!! Not kidding!
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Old 08-03-2018, 02:37 PM   #7
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That's not at all unusual around here. Kids wear backpacks all the time, and in about a month the streets will be full of them
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Old 08-07-2018, 05:51 AM   #8
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I see a little touch of Dodge van in the windshield, vents, and doors.

One of a kind for sure (and let's hope it can't bred and give birth to more).
Definitely a Dodge van as the base. The bodies rusted really bad on these so the conversion makes slight sense.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:09 AM   #9
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I see a little touch of Dodge van in the windshield, vents, and doors.

Yep, 1971-77. The side marker lights changed in '78.
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Old 08-07-2018, 06:10 AM   #10
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^^^^^ x2 on the Dodge van!



Miss the old vent windows, which our Ford vans also had.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:28 AM   #11
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wonder what the inside looks like.
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Old 08-07-2018, 07:29 AM   #12
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Drove the 1964 Galaxie in 90degree heat plus humidity this weekend and was reminded again how crucial those vent smoking windows can be. Really didnít need AC while while the car was running due to the airflow from the side vents. Miss them.
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^^^^^ x2 on the Dodge van!



Miss the old vent windows, which our Ford vans also had.


Really off but long time ago I owned a 1965 maybe Ford Econoline Pickup dog house 3 on the tree etc and it had a vent under the dash easy to open and in the summer wearing shorts, it kept you cool.
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Old 08-07-2018, 11:28 AM   #14
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Our 1970 E-100 had the same vent! And also 3 on the tree with a V-8 [302?]. Drove across country about 6 times with no A/C. Sold that van about 10 years later with the original clutch which was out of adjustment options @ 145k miles.

"Keep It Simple, Stu," worked great back then.

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Doesn't look to me like it is built on a Dodge Van. Looks more like a fwd Eldorado, with a Dodge van cab placed on top and blended in.

Look at the front wheel well, the front bumper, and the lower part of the front grill. The old headlight locations are visible, with covers.
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Doesn't look to me like it is built on a Dodge Van. Looks more like a fwd Eldorado, with a Dodge van cab placed on top and blended in.

Look at the front wheel well, the front bumper, and the lower part of the front grill. The old headlight locations are visible, with covers.
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Nope. I am changing my vote.

Oldsmobile Toronado, 71-78 body style. The grill is different (half height) and there are air scoops under the bumper on each side.

I am guessing 1976. The full wheel covers look similar as well. And those emblems covering the former headlights look like the letter T.

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Looks to me that it's a Dodge van with a good deal of metal work mods, like from the original hood hinges down. That grill is from a Benz. The rest of the metal is fabricated. It's also tall, look at the space between the bottom of the door to the bottom of the body. OEM Dodge van would have maybe 6-8" there. Whatever it is they did some pretty good work on the marriage between the AS and the body. They lost me though with the front grill area.
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I thought the radiator looked like it belonged on an Alpha Romao. It's a chimera, or a mule or someone owns a scrapyard and just assembled a pinch of this and a dash of that.
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