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New from Germany '69 A100 pickup

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Post by sweetvan Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:48 am

How many pounds is that? 1540kg X 2.2 lbs/kg = 3,388. lbs.


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Post by 69 Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:22 pm

According to my app thats 3395 lb.

Gas Tank almost half full.
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Post by OutofSight Sat Apr 20, 2019 6:04 pm

Light as a feather!
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Post by 69 Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:24 am

Isn't it? I told my friend with a 74 Coronet, also 318 in it and loooong axle, that I'm going to burn him down - his weight was 3946 lbs.
Very Happy
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Post by 69 Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:50 pm

OK, so, we actually didn't test it. But we had a great trip to the German Mopar Nationals. Just some vanny impressions here. I'd think, 50% of all German A100's were around Smile. Almost all body options at hand (PU, A100 panel + window, A108 panel), except the A108 window van. Actually, a friend has one, but it wasn't ready yet. We even have a Corey Camper around. And a Pickup converted for the strip. All those not being present at the Nationals.

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Post by OutofSight Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:28 pm

Awesome, thanks for sharing.
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Post by vanny Wed Aug 07, 2019 7:00 pm

Way cool!!!


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Post by 69 Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:48 am

Did the x-mas shopping (tree) today with the little truck. And visited his big brothers afterwards. It's a RAM seller with at least 50 RAMs on sale, right around the corner. That's quite a lot here in Germany, where you almost get yelled at with anything bigger than a Prius... I don't like Greta Wink

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Post by UKvanner Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:04 am

Love the pickup ,just what i was looking for to partner my A108 display van 318/727,no luck so ended up with a '65 Econoline 5 window pup.
My A108 has power steering (Armstrong I think from memory ) which did leak a little on the ram, managed to cure it with additive,which swells the seals.
Econoline Pup is '65 170 c.i. 6 pot + 3 speed manual, not ideal, trying tuning it up first 6 branch & weber carb , before I resort to major engine gearbox swap. Laughing
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Post by savage Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:52 am

Welcome UK vanner. Post some pics of our Vans/Vanups.
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Post by 69 Sun Mar 15, 2020 1:19 pm

Just today. Little meet with my friend Tom who bought the A108 which was stored just about 1000ft away from my home without me knowing it (previously owned by the guy I got to know at the junk yard - see above in my thread.)
Tom showed his van lately here on vintage vans.

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Post by 69 Tue Apr 28, 2020 11:22 am

Lockdown, but not locked down. Smile

Got my biennial roadworthiness test passed yesterday without deficiency.

Although, a couple hints: king pins starting to get loose, right front wheel bearing a little loose, brake line beginning corrosion (I didn't notice that, though) and the front brake with left being 25% less than right. Didn't notice that during driving, truck didn't wander to the right, as one would expect.
Oh, and the front leaf spring rear hanger was almost gone, I would say. It was only 2 years old, but that one needs to be replaced.

I had a great day, the ingenieurs at the test station had fun and the weather was good.

Yeah!
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Post by vanny Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:03 am

Congrats! And now you have somethings to keep you busy and take your mind off the lockdown...stay safe and hopefully we'll get back to normal sooner than later. What a Face


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Post by 69 Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:47 am

Thx vanny, although, I have too much projects keeping me busy at this time. Work load is more than hefty (haven't worked that much my whole life), then I need to get the big camper back on the road (after various issues I'm now waiting for a new water pump. And the Ford LTD CV still needs a lot of TLC). And I get a new place for the camper, the garage move will be quite some work, too... Very Happy
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Post by 69 Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:42 pm

Long time no write. Short story: my pickup just runs and runs and runs. Smile

Today, we went to the local electronics shop and got something you NEED a truck...

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cheers

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Post by 69 Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:27 am

Another round of no problems - he just runs... Bought some oil filters, change 1/3 of my car park already. A100 is easiest, although you need to remove the passenger seat and at least 6 screws to partially open the doghouse Very Happy...

Due to the LeBaron addition, the A100 has to sleep next to the Camper this winter. But today some work had to be done and oil change made sense afterwards.

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Post by 69 Mon Sep 13, 2021 12:52 pm

And again - a day trip (approx. 300 mls) with no problems. It just runs. Smile

Eventually got the bumper from Jeff (last picture - that was almost 2 years since we started with buying, transport and such), so today I was able to pick it up. Very happy, now the odd rear bumper can be replaced with the right one.
Thanks to Jeff, Carsten, Olli & Kris.  cheers

Anyone a source for the plastic inserts for license plate mount? And the 2 licence plate-lights?

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Post by jkr Mon Sep 13, 2021 1:55 pm

certainly a bit of an odyssey to get the transaction complete but it happened and i am thankful for that. guess now i can go get that cash from the bank for reinvestment in some other mopar project. good to hear from you Jens.....
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Post by 69 Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:11 pm

Yes, bumper exactly as described - and Odysseus had an easy time, I guess, compared to our transaction Smile

It worked out, that's all what counts. I am very happy, Jeff. Thanks again.

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Post by sweetvan Tue Sep 14, 2021 8:49 am

It's too bad the chains on the tailgate are damaging the rear corners of your pickup. They can be covered with a vinyl sock or something to soften them and reduce the damage. I've also heard of people installing Ford tailgate latches to replace the chains.
Hope you are keeping your A100 inside now.
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Post by 69 Tue Sep 14, 2021 11:42 am

I tried some socks on it, but it they just suck - looks awfull.

Although some thin clear coating may be possible. E.g. silicone, polyester or such. I'll have to evaluate that.

On the other hand, the overall "used look" is quite matching to the "damaged" rear corners. On pictures, you never see the real look of it.  Cool

The truck is of course always garaged and with a car cover, except for meetings (or going to the dumpster - with good weather only, of course Smile.

Recently, returning from a meeting, we got caught in a short but severe thunderstorm. The front windows are not sealing perfectly (no glue/silicone etc. used). As it is usually only driven with good weather, I'll leave it like that.

My Charger leaks at the exact same location (lower window corners), there I'd like to fix it, but with all the chrome trim it is quite some work.
Currently, I'm redoing the brakes on my new daily (79 LeBaron), with pistons and all.... THey were locking at our holiday trip recently.
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Post by 69 Fri May 20, 2022 10:05 am

Long time, no write.

The little one just runs. Still rough at cold start and I could still enhance the carb settings, but time is kind of a problem.
Anyway. Today, I got another two years passing local roadworthiness test. Very Happy

Some things still on the To-Do list:
* make brake lines nice (cleaning, some copper paste on it to protect them)
* change the rear bumper to an original one (which I already have)
* fabricate some sheet metal to put the spare tire on the bed
* have all leaf springs properly protected (as they get rusty)

Well, early retirement looms around the corner (end of next year), so I guess, I'll take care of those things then
Wink

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Post by vanny Fri May 20, 2022 1:36 pm

Great to hear from you! I've got a little longer to retire...3 years but it gives me something to look forward to! Time just seems to fly by so hopefully it won't be too long... Sounds like you have a plan and the truck looks good already anyway!

Keep on Vannin!!! cheers


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Post by 69 Sun May 29, 2022 12:16 pm

Did a trip to a close-to-local car meet (approx. 90 miles oneway). Cool ride, but I should fix the valve cover gasket. Whenever I do more than 2800rpm, it leaks like hell... Below that, it's quite ok.

Truck did fine, meet was great!

Photos -> click me

But first, automatic satellite antenna on the Camper, together with lots of smaller projects on that one... The To Do is extensive... Rolling Eyes

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