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corvairramp

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Joliet, Illinois
United States

 
 

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NudeAutoMall
Sep 1, 2011 at 6:24 pm
Owned several, use to love em!
 
 
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Mar 15, 2011 at 2:00 pm
VERY cool vehicle!
 
 
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Nov 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm
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The Mystery Machine

1989 Dodge Ram Van

Owner: MysteryMachine

  • The Mystery Machine: 11 pts (loss)
  • whats that: 24 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 7
  • Ended: Mar 14, 2011
 
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pandy

2007 Fiat Panda

Owner: el_men91

  • pandy: 10 pts (loss)
  • whats that: 30 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 8
  • Ended: Mar 14, 2011
 
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vibe

2009 Pontiac Vibe

Owner: zigby

  • vibe: 12 pts (loss)
  • whats that: 28 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 8
  • Ended: Jan 8, 2011
 

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1964 corvair rampside Custom (whats that)

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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.

Specs

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.

Factory Options

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.

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