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Old 08-17-2013, 08:21 AM   #6961
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the Cragars are a sweet touch!!
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #6962
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More pics, & story, here.
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2...an/?refer=news
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:00 PM   #6963
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And an early microvan...



"This great riding van runs beautifully and can go anywhere,
slowly."

Weren't these 600cc twins?

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/...tml?refer=news
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Old 08-17-2013, 05:49 PM   #6964
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I drove one of those vans in college. They were 600cc twins and would go about 40mph max. There is a whole class of 600cc cars in Japan due to a special tax category.
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:02 PM   #6965
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Tow mirrors installed. They manually extend.

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Old 08-18-2013, 01:34 PM   #6966
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^ What year is yours?
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:31 PM   #6967
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03, last year of the 7.3. California van, it has a little bit different emission setup. The glow plugs are electronic like the 6.0 diesels.
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:25 PM   #6968
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a1fa, nice ignition system! I installed a petronix about a year ago, no issues so far.

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That's enough of the Westy posting. I'm trying to get them out of my system.
You want one, just admit it...
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #6969
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Man this thread is driving me nuts. Long haul Mercedes with nicer furnishing then my apartment! 4wd Fords ready for the pending zombie attack! Free candy vans with yoda painted on them! Wow, what a thread!

But where is all the cheap, fuel efficient vans that people use for more then soccer practice?

I've been hunting such a van for awhile but no luck, so I turn to the van guru's for advice! What small van can I drive to work daily then load the family up and explore dirt roads of all sorts (Nothing making 4wd a must) all weekend without breaking the bank in fuel costs and initial purchase price?

I've been looking at a few,
-VW Bus (But price is insane these days..)
-Vanagon (Price is ok but hard to find and not a big fan of stock waterboxer)
-80's Toyota Van (Cool as hell but hard to find not ragged out)
-4 cylinder Safari/Astro. (Rare..)

So what's your ideas?
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Old 08-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #6970
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The 2014 Ford Transit Connect will be longer than the existing model - and more stylish.
http://www.caranddriver.com/news/201...-and-info-news

The Nissan NV200 will also be sold by Chevrolet.
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Old 08-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #6971
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Transit is nice but wife already deemed them "Not Cool" and going price used is around $10k

Nv200 is a good looking little rig. At 20k new it might be something I would be comfortable financing. Aesthetically the silver with black bumper is awesome!
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Old 08-18-2013, 08:55 PM   #6972
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Transit is nice but wife already deemed them "Not Cool" ...
Maybe she will like the 2014s better.
Still, it's FWD, no AWD . Or a standard transmission.
And I still can’t find out how tall the vertical opening is for the back door.
I think it may be tall enough to get most bikes in though. I think the older transits back door opening is ~52” tall.
https://www.google.com/search?source...1...........0.
Ton of stuff here, I think they covered all models.
http://www.topspeed.com/cars/ford/20...-ar159985.html
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:02 PM   #6973
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Was looking at this today.
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:04 PM   #6974
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Also looked at these, including one there that is old enough for US import :)
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Old 08-18-2013, 09:07 PM   #6975
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Ran into this guy up at a remote karst system down some forestry roads on north Vancouver Island. His is the hi-top. Mine is the white one.
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