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DarkMonohue 08-06-2014 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdill
The Greenbrier's were made in a number of conjurations, the open top with side ramp, cargo-van, passenger-van ... pretty much the same configurations that VW offered with their van/pickupish things at the time.

Well - not exactly. Greenbriar was one version of the Corvair van. Other Corvair 95s (95 meaning pickup or van, as opposed to passenger car) were not Greenbriars. And not all pickups were Rampside.

But they are all cool. And seldom have anyone arrogant or moneyed behind the wheel. Eccentric and goofy, certainly, but

Not trying to be a know-it-all here. Heck, I had to go to Wikipedia to find out what a "Montauk" is...

mdill 08-07-2014 08:47 PM

I just remember seeing a few (very few) of them in my ill spent youth, they were pretty cool, The weird Dodge and Ford 1/2 van 1/2 pickups were also pretty cool. I don't remember seeing any of them in the 20 years or so.


Quote:

Originally Posted by DarkMonohue
Well - not exactly. Greenbriar was one version of the Corvair van. Other Corvair 95s (95 meaning pickup or van, as opposed to passenger car) were not Greenbriars. And not all pickups were Rampside.

But they are all cool. And seldom have anyone arrogant or moneyed behind the wheel. Eccentric and goofy, certainly, but

Not trying to be a know-it-all here. Heck, I had to go to Wikipedia to find out what a "Montauk" is...


DarkMonohue 08-07-2014 10:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mdill
I just remember seeing a few (very few) of them in my ill spent youth, they were pretty cool, The weird Dodge and Ford 1/2 van 1/2 pickups were also pretty cool. I don't remember seeing any of them in the 20 years or so.

They still exist. Out here we have one or two old Falcon Econoline vans and pickups, a cottage industry built around brake parts and upgrades for them, and a sweet little Dodge A100 pickup serving as billboard/workhorse for a local shop.

goldhammer 08-08-2014 08:38 AM

Got a friend in Roseburg that has an old Econoline p/u that he extended the cab above the bed back about 18 inches and converted to 4x4. Calls it his hippie truck.

DarkMonohue 08-08-2014 08:42 AM

Ha! That sounds about like Roseburg...

goldhammer 08-08-2014 10:17 AM

That's old Louie. Had a fab shop there for years, did a lot of front leaf conversions on Broncos for the hardcore mud guys down there.


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