1964 corvair rampside Custom
1995 Ford Taurus GL
“The Woody Wagon”
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About “whats that”
When I was on vacation in Oaklahoma and drove on the country gravel roads I spotted this truck, it was good looking inside and out, only few rust areas .and I give them an offer and brought it home
.How else could you describe a pickup with a ramp built into the curb side of the bed to make loading and unloading almost rediculously easy?
This idea works well on a Corvair Rampside, like this 1964 , because it's unitized construction puts the load floor less that a foot and a half above the ground. With any other pickup, you and your helper would be struggling to heft that refrigerator into the bed, while with a Rampside, you can do it by yourself - just roll the hand truck right on up the ramp and away you go.
Ford's Econoline and Dodge's A100 Forward Control pickups might look similar, but they're just topless vans. While there were Corvair vans based on the same Corvair 95 truck platform .the Rampside was, by far, the most innovative light truck available in the 60's.
About “The Woody Wagon”
This is the car I drive now. It was my moms old car, which was given to me to use after I wrecked my El Camino. I also learned to drive with this car. It has a 3.0 V6 and it is fairly quick. (I can beat my buddies V6 Grand Prix GT LOL!) It handles very well due to the fact it has independent suspension all the way around. It has a LOT of cargo room, especially with the second row seats folded down. It also has a rearward 3 seat too! It's a neat car to have and it's very useful.
Specs for “whats that”
1964, corvair truck , 95-inch wheelbase ,rear-mounted, air cooled engine. flat- six .,110- hp came with two single carbs
powerglide trans. the only one of this type of truck could sit 3 people, vehicle weight 4,700 pounds , payload of up to three-quarters of a ton ,they offered more power than vw pickups.
Specs for “The Woody Wagon”
(Vulcan) 3.0 V6 Horsepower: 140 @ 4800 RPM
Torque: 160 lb.-ft @ 3000 RPM
Factory Options for “whats that”
the rampside in contrast ,factory featured was a brilliant idea; part of the passenger side of the truck was hinged at the bottom , and could be lowered to form a ramp to the cargo bay, an rubber trim on the edge kept the paint from being scratched when lowered. chrome bumpers, am radio
The 1964 production was 851, now only 95 is left.
Factory Options for “The Woody Wagon”
Woodgrain vinyl, tachometer, power seats, power locks, cruise and other power accessories.
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