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dix
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name that van

Post by dix on Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:15 am

( hint) 1960 .
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Re: name that van

Post by vanny on Sun Oct 06, 2013 2:45 pm

The Dodge Telecom van started its life in 1960 as the Commer 1500 FC. Used all over Britain as Telecom vans in 1960.

Original is at Dodge Spacevan / Telecom Van (Commer PA and PB vans, Dodge K-series)


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Post by Vannin Ken on Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:32 pm

Sweet!
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Post by dix on Sun Oct 06, 2013 3:46 pm

Wow i'm inpressed Vanny.!!! In 1960 it had sliding side doors too. http://www.allpar.com/squads/spacevan.html
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Re: name that van

Post by Zuffen on Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:00 pm

In Australia they were used by our combined Post Office and Telephone Company (we only had 1 phone company in the whole Country!)

Many were converted into Motor Homes due to their internal space.

My Dad built motor homes for a few years and I fitted quite a few crash bars to the front of these when I was 12 or 13.

They had some cool features, such as the spare wheels was located on one side of the van in a swing down rack that was held up by an "over centre"" catch.

We never had the sliding door model out here and only the petrol (gas) van, no utes or floats.

They drove quite well but woe betide anyone who likes to park by ear as the front wheels were so far in you could hit poles on the side of the road if you weren't careful.
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Re: name that van

Post by dodge man on Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:00 pm

that thing is butt ugly tho,,
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Re: name that van

Post by vanny on Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:30 pm

Dix, don't be that impressed...I just googled 1960 van photos and got lucky. That pic was one of the one's that came up. I just clicked on the photo and voila, I got that same article you posted. It almost reminds me of the Chariot they had on Lost in Space, just without all the windows!


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Post by dix on Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:54 pm

I think they made the space van / as a camper model till the late 70's


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Re: name that van

Post by G-Man on Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:07 am

here another????
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Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:35 am

austins bad design=affraid
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Post by vanny on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:37 am

What, you don't like the steering wheel on the passenger's side?lol!


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Post by Twinpilot001 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:50 am

NOPE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!cheers
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Post by G-Man on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:40 am

I'll try to find one thats a little harder for the next one
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Post by G-Man on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:48 am

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Re: name that van

Post by Zuffen on Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:05 pm

I'll guess Tempo Matador.

Early one's VW powered front wheel drive mid 50's.

Later ones had an Austin engine still fwd.


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Re: name that van

Post by dix on Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:13 pm

Wow , looked it up after your post, never even heard of that one.


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Re: name that van

Post by dix on Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:16 pm

not a van but neat, good luck with this one,


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Re: name that van

Post by dodge man on Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:23 pm

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Post by dix on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:13 pm

that one is cool but not it


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Re: name that van

Post by dix on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:17 pm

Hint, rear engine


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Re: name that van

Post by Digz on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:25 pm

Going by the front I figured a Diamond T, A Doodlebug?? neat right up. http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/tag/tanker-truck/

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Post by Guest on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:14 pm

am new to this forum ,, own a 61 econoline pickup . and a 65 and 66 e-100 vans .. hope to catch up with the chat`s ..
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Re: name that van

Post by dix on Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:25 pm

Digz you got that dead on.


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Re: name that van

Post by Digz on Tue Oct 08, 2013 3:41 am

I still had to look it up to be sure ! Something like that would be a riot to re-do. Be kinda spooky having the Tanker part integral to the cab ?
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Re: name that van

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