Thursday, July 17, 2014

Automotif XXXIV...

The old Dodge A100 vans have always looked strangely neat, or neatly strange, to me.
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23 comments:

Robin said...

Needs "Free Candy" spray painted on the side ...

bluesun said...

There's one of those around here, except it's the pickup truck variety. Weird as hell, but it looks like it's been nicely restored, so at least someone is loving it.

Kristophr said...

If it has a slant six engine in it, it will still run for another four decades.

Ken O said...

A100 Van Seats in Acid Dipped, Hemi Lightweights, 'cause 'Murica!

MSgt B said...

Is that a split windshield?

fast richard said...

Does it have an 8-track? It needs an 8-track.

Terrapod said...

Ah, great memories. The only van I have driven long distances in bitter cold winters where you could repair the engine without leaving the cabin. Ask me about failed dropping resistors and sheared distributor gear pins (upstate NY in January)

Scott J said...

The pickup truck version of same that bluesun mentioned has always tripped my neat-o meter.

Sebastian said...

Looks like a child molester van to me.

Anonymous said...

In the art dept of the U I finally
graduated from (some time ago and for about five minutes) I knew a woman who had a van like that.
She rearranged the letters of two of the Dodge badges to make one that read ODD.

Hadn't thought of that in years.

Old NFO said...

Them and the Econoline vans... the original 'boxes'... :-)

Don said...

That van has seen some things. Things, man. Just . . . things.

That van is clearly aghast.

Don M said...

I like the Marque- at least if you hit someone you can say they were warned.

"DODGE!"

tailwind said...

Time for the wayback machine:
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=jgEUSXMkbM8

KM said...

Looks like the van my uncle drove that poisoned me with CO from the 'rotted out by winter' muffler and floorboard.
To see that shitbox go away didn't break my heart at all.

Anonymous said...

Had a frat brother who had one like that to carry his rock band equipment and a keg of beer on tap. He had an orange VW thing for his everyday ride.

Rich was the Steve McQueen of our group, terminally cool.

Gerry

Murphy's Law said...

That van would not look out of place parked just down the street from a playground. But they're still cool vans.

armedlaughing said...

Is there a tear-stained mattress in the back?

gfa

Matt G said...

Looks to me like it needs to be emblazoned with "Mystery Machine" on the side.

Will said...

Scott j:

The Econoline Pickup version had a huge weight mounted over the gas tank. They were seriously unbalanced without it. I'm told the Dodge versions had to do the same thing, to be drivable.

I suspect they were copies of the VW Pickup, but those had a rear engine, so weight distribution was ok when unladen.

Tom the Impaler said...

It's frowning at me! MAKE IT STOP FROWNING AT ME!

Micki Mahoney said...

That van looks like it just sat down on a train seat before realising it's completely soaked in someone else's urine.

bigredkodiak said...

"She rearranged the letters of two of the Dodge badges to make one that read ODD."

The Pacific Telephone motor pool in Pasadena California had one of these. The side doors of some had D O D G E in separate chrome letters. One in the fleet was D E D G O.