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Yuck. Previous headlights were much better looking IMO
You don't like the BMW headight swap on this Camaro?
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Saw this Ford pre-Ranger in the morning surf:

IMG_0694.jpeg


It’s still available. Over the years, I had the thought of taking one of these, and making a short Cabover semi, the cabovers were the thing because of the length when I was a kid. Oh well, opportunity lost.
 

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Saw this Ford pre-Ranger in the morning surf:

View attachment 102546

It’s still available. Over the years, I had the thought of taking one of these, and making a short Cabover semi, the cabovers were the thing because of the length when I was a kid. Oh well, opportunity lost.
You know- theres a idea. Never have I ever seen a econoline truck with a 5th wheel. I dont think Ive seen one with a trailer either. Dad said when he started working at a gas station way back in the day they had one with a snow blade. Hope they loaded the bed. I could picture the back wheels lifting off the ground if you hit the brakes too hard.
 

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Chevy dealership with a ford wrecker, hooking up to a dodge truck
IMG_7161.jpeg
 

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Saw this Ford pre-Ranger in the morning surf:

View attachment 102546

It’s still available. Over the years, I had the thought of taking one of these, and making a short Cabover semi, the cabovers were the thing because of the length when I was a kid. Oh well, opportunity lost.
These trucks were similar to the Dodge A–series, which also had van and pickup versions. Dodge had a tilt-cab semi based on the cab of the pickup version, which was called the L series. IMC even made a model kit of the L-700 version, but in real life these trucks were rare.

This shows you that making an Econoline pickup this vintage into a semi could have been done if Ford had wanted, but this generation wasn't around long. The Dodge A–series remained in production for a few years after Ford discontinued the forward-control Econolines.
 

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^^^ That actually looks kind of cool.
 

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That styling reminds me of the Prowler.
similar to a 2000 chevy SSR
Prowler was a Plymouth open front wheel factory retro-rod.

this one looks like a cut down HHR, or maybe Dakota???
 
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similar to a 2000 chevy SSR
Prowler was a Plymouth open front wheel factory retro-rod.

this one looks like a cut down HHR, or maybe Dakota???
That’s right. I get those mixed up. Thought they both looked cool, though.
 

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It was definitely an HHR.
 

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Cool, if mine was worth fixing Id consider doing that . Twisted chassis from a rollover 3-ish years ago and a broken flexplate pretty much make it yard art.
 

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That HHR pickup conversion looked well done, except for not being painted to match the front.

There was a panel version of the HHR for commercial use that had the side windows blanked behind the front doors. It still had 4 doors, but the windows in the rear side doors were blanked. Only saw a few of those. One would have been ideal for the pickup conversion, and maybe that's what was used.
 

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