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Rare truck
#1321555 Mon Aug 12 2019 02:09 PM
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I remember when these came out but you never see them. I see this in my neighborhood all the time. It is not something I am interested in but I can respect the fact it is a survivor and someone loves it.

VW truck


[img]https://photos.app.goo.gl/USNZgAxKeunwxMJh8[/img]

Last edited by dgrinnan; Mon Aug 12 2019 02:11 PM.

Dave from Northern Kentucky
My 54 3100
Re: Rare truck
dgrinnan #1321562 Mon Aug 12 2019 02:32 PM
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If I recall correctly they were pretty darn tough, until they overheated and warped the head.


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Re: Rare truck
dgrinnan #1321566 Mon Aug 12 2019 02:54 PM
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That’s funny. My wife JUST showed me a photo or her friend’s husband who just bought a VW project truck like this!


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Re: Rare truck
dgrinnan #1321570 Mon Aug 12 2019 03:09 PM
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There was a diesel version. Back in the early 90's gas shot up quite a bit while diesel stayed low. I searched high and low for a VW diesel truck, no luck.


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Re: Rare truck
dgrinnan #1321580 Mon Aug 12 2019 05:12 PM
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I always heard them VW diesel trucks got great fuel mileage.


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Re: Rare truck
dgrinnan #1321583 Mon Aug 12 2019 05:20 PM
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As did the later model diesel Beetle.


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'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
‘65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (I’m #2)
‘39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Rare truck
dgrinnan #1321590 Mon Aug 12 2019 05:41 PM
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I remember diesel being about 30 cents a gallon when gas was 90 cents.


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Re: Rare truck
dgrinnan #1321593 Mon Aug 12 2019 05:45 PM
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My brother in law bought one new. It was the diesel version. What was cool, was it was built so that the bed was fairly low, to make loading and unloading easy. The un-cool thing was it was extremely slow when accelerating. It couldn't get out of its own way.


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Re: Rare truck
dgrinnan #1321608 Mon Aug 12 2019 07:50 PM
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Re: Rare truck
dgrinnan #1321739 Tue Aug 13 2019 06:14 PM
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Had a friend who had TWO of those VW trucks, both diesel. Yeah, they couldn't get out of their own way and could only haul small loads (maybe one 6' 2x4 wink )

Even weirder were the VW pickups based on the van. Had the normal tailgate and drop down bed sides. My uncle had one back in the '80's IIRC. It was way underpowered as well, but you could fit more stuff in in. PIC

Last edited by klhansen; Tue Aug 13 2019 06:17 PM.

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