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earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: 1963gp ()
Date: December 07, 2010 02:09PM

Found this very early prototype loadside. Very cool GM experimenting with forward control designs.

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: cnicol ()
Date: December 07, 2010 02:14PM

Real or Photoshop? It looks super cool at any rate. I wonder where the engine would go.

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: AProsise ()
Date: December 07, 2010 04:09PM

Is it just me or does the emblem say el camino? Looks photochopped to me, but I could be wrong

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: Wrencher ()
Date: December 07, 2010 04:21PM

It's all '59 El Camino, and I like it a lot! A fabrication challenge, since that's a full frame car, and there is probably enough room in the rear for a 'vair, but I'd put a 502 behind that cab grinning smiley

Think of it as a dry land hydro. The exhaust possibilities alone would be fun to explore...

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: December 07, 2010 04:33PM

The engine stays in the same place in the chasis as regular 59 El Camino. That would put it between bucket seats in FC, like an old Ford econoline.

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: ck_vair ()
Date: December 08, 2010 10:54PM

That red Chevy makes me remember a toy vehicle (Hot Wheels-like) that was made using a Ford Taurus station wagon (the one with the rounded rear glass). I don't know if this toy vehicle was made into reality but they made a forward control vehicle by reversing the front end with the rear end. That is, the rounded rear glass cargo area became the front of the vehicle in Forward Control fashion, while the rest of the vehicle became the bed area. Have you seen this vehicle?

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 08, 2010 11:08PM

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Re: LAST prototype loadside
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: December 09, 2010 12:12AM

Same color!! ggg

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: ElkyBob ()
Date: December 09, 2010 03:08AM

Here's my 59 Elky, sure looks similar huh?

Bob Ponder in Tenino WA


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1959 El Camino w/348 5 speed
1987 El Camino w/350 auto
2000 Ford F150
2005 Chrysler 300C

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: danyarger ()
Date: December 09, 2010 04:54AM

Thats freaking awesome but unsafe in a head on collision. Then again probably safer the a VW microbus in a head on. What do you have to protect you in a VW microbus? 1 piece of 20 gauge sheet metal.

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: Vanman ()
Date: December 09, 2010 06:37AM

I like it a ton.

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: kenFL ()
Date: December 10, 2010 01:19PM

Boy, I hate to be the only one to say this, but I think that thing is Fugly. And if you think the current FCs are bouncy... with all that overhung weight that thing would feel like a trampoline!

Proportion is horrible. Why not just get the real thing-- a 1959 El Camino. Certainly a pretty rarely seen vehicle in its own right.

I don't get the fascination with these outrageously ridiculous photochopped (and ugly) vehicles that could never be realistically built.

I get the desire to be different but most of these photochopped ideas are hideous.confused smiley

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: vicenik ()
Date: December 10, 2010 02:03PM

Seriously a George Jetson car if it could be built. Putting aside most of the physical engineering problems like where to put the engine, I noticed that the driver would most likely have to have really short legs. I have always had the opinion that the 59's in general where so extremely ugly that they have perversly become beautiful and as such any example is worth looking at. If I could convince my wife to spend the money I would buy one.

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: Wabbitkiller ()
Date: December 10, 2010 03:34PM

It's too bad they didn't make a LM Rampy! I'd definitely be intersted in one if they did!

Chris

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: Vanman ()
Date: December 11, 2010 01:44AM

The "late model rampside" looks horrible to me. Jmo.

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: 62corvairjunky ()
Date: December 11, 2010 01:47AM

Vanman Wrote:
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> The "late model rampside" looks horrible to me.
> Jmo.


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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: December 11, 2010 01:51AM

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Vanman
The "late model rampside" looks horrible to me. Jmo

Agreed.
But we should realize that the front end of a rampside looked nothing like the front end of an EM (IMO)...
So a 2nd generation rampy would have differing front end looks from a LM.

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: kenFL ()
Date: December 11, 2010 05:34PM

The "late model Rampside" is a better idea than the '59 El Camino-Loadside. At least it's do-able and the look is all Corvair. Not to say it's my cup of tea but at least I can get on board with some guy that tried to make himself something different that doesn't look absolutely ridiculous.

I applaud the attempt and even, to some degree, the result.

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"If you aren't going to do it right, just don't do it" : My Dad, RIP

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: isucorvair ()
Date: December 12, 2010 03:56PM

Guys....it would have been easy to make a late model rampside.

They made a "late model" - '65 - Greenbrier - so a rampside could have been done.

It would have been no different then an early rampy, aside from the '64/'65 FC Changes, but, based on how you define EM vs. LM, a '65 FC is a late model smiling smiley

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Re: earliest prototype loadside
Posted by: Vanman ()
Date: December 13, 2010 05:36AM

LOL. Eric your skirting around the issue at hand. But also correct. hahahaha.

If compared to the cars the '65 95 would be a late model, but it was not redesigned, so does that realy count? I would say no. And as I know it the '65's were realy just a carry over (besides changes) because they were having problems getting the water coolers into production, or am I wrong in that?

What is and what will never be.

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