I tried to get this up in time for Truck Thursday but damn work got in the way. I thought it was to cool to hold until next Thursday. Hope my fellow Hoons enjoy.
It has been said before and this olelongrooffan will say it again. Hooniverse has the best commentors on these here interwebs. Civil, knowledged, humorous and just all around cool folk. Wednesday in the comment section of the always funny Mr. Emslie’s Hooniverse Asks, LTDScott posted a link to those cool old Brazilian VDubs the K posted about on Wednesday. In that same comment thread, Alff posted the above image and Vavon added a link to its cool ass home website.
Other than that Maverick longroof the lovely $kaycog posted, these were some of the coolest vehicles I spotted in that comment section. Alff, this olelongrooffan is jealous of your wingman status by the way.
While there were a bunch of real cool vehicles published in that comment section, to me this are so cool because they are based on a series of products produced here in the good ole USA but these never made it here.
Expedition Excursion Explorer Carryall Suburban Bus is based on a 59-60 year F-100 and with its suicide doors is totally freaking awesome.
Fellow Hooniverse contributor who also blogs over at caughtatthecurb posted these on his site last year but this olelongrooffan thought they were worth sharing over here.
Every time I look at these things I am just so intrigued by them. A quick google search tells me these were not built by Ford do Brazil but by an aftermarket company.
I don’t know where that is true or not but the above F1 has a later model wide bed on it. I have never seen this generation of F1 that didn’t have a stepside bed.
It is interesting to me that Ford didn’t bring something like the one above here to the states to compete with Dodge’s Sweptside of 57.
This Bus would have been a direct competitor to the Chevy Suburban of the day. While Ford had a panel van of this era, I don’t believe they offered a passenger vehicle such as this here.
I wonder if the reason for not offering them here was that the sale of longroofs was so robust the powers that be decided it wasn’t necessary. Too bad for us.
It is interesting to see the different ways the rear ends on these were designed.
The back doors on the above two trucks appear to be different in shape. Kind of crazy to me.
And the one that got all this started has an almost car-like rear end.
There are so many cool ones it’s hard for this olelongrooffan to describe each of them.
Two doors, three doors, four doors, suicide doors, Oh my.
These things are just to damn cool. Everyone of them is just a little bit different.
This thing is almost car like in looks. Wonder if they could be had with four wheel drive capability.
And a clamshell longroof FTW.
They even built one as an ambulance. Love that red light on top.
I wonder what they sourced those taillights off of.
It even has a porthole window in the divider wall.
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