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Hulk
06-11-2012, 02:07 PM
This is related to my job, but it's car-related, so I thought you guys might be interested and offer suggestions.

We're looking into getting a few cool old weird panel trucks to create some demonstration vehicles for our service. See photo for one vehicle that we like.

Anyone have any suggestions for vehicles that we should be looking for? It can be something off of eBay, Craigslist, or wherever. Or if you just know of a cool old type of vehicle (brand name, year, model) that we should be looking for, that would be great too.

Photos, links, names, whatever. All suggestions welcome!

simps80
06-11-2012, 02:43 PM
one of the most iconic is the Divco Milk Truck, if you think of the hot wheels customized milk truck, its a divco...
favorite with the street rod crowd too.

good read on divcos (http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Divco/)


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here's a divco for sale locally (http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3060073468.html)

but its a model 40 not as cool as the round 31 or 300 imo

Jenny Cruiser
06-11-2012, 04:29 PM
Those old Citroen vans are pretty cool.

60wag
06-11-2012, 04:44 PM
How about a 70s Mog 505 radio rig?

Hulk
06-11-2012, 08:52 PM
Thanks guys. I really like the Divco trucks but it looks like they are really hard to find. There's not any on eBay.

Mogs are cool, but may be a little overkill for what we want to do.

DaveInDenver
06-11-2012, 09:31 PM
What about an old Grumman or Chevy postal van?

http://cosprings.craigslist.org/bfs/3059936273.html

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3063176173.html

Beater
06-12-2012, 06:39 AM
postal vans or ih vans - you may also consider ambulances and newer cargo/chassis vans (meaning from the late seventies/early eighties)

do you have to walk in it? if not, ih carryalls are cool, and still kicking.

maybe early/late 60's suburbans?

simps80
06-12-2012, 08:50 AM
with the right mods

an old ice cream truck could look cool (http://cosprings.craigslist.org/cto/3060258004.html)

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Woodsman
06-13-2012, 04:40 PM
What you need is the ol' Jeepers Creepers truck.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uiLxgU9zHc&feature=related

nattybumppo
06-15-2012, 09:20 PM
I love the late 50s/early 60 Jeep cab-over pickups. I bet there were panels in that model line-up.

Corbet
06-23-2012, 07:34 PM
AutoFinders down here in Durango had one of those old milk trucks. I don't now if its still on the lot. http://autofindersusa.com/

You could try calling. Next time I drive by I'll try to take notice.

timmbuck2
07-15-2012, 06:24 PM
power wagon ambulance!

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3137038290.html

njtacoma
07-15-2012, 10:47 PM
The cab over jeep panels are the rarest of the rare when it comes to that particular model.

How about a travelall? they had some funky shapes.

treerootCO
07-17-2012, 12:55 PM
http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewitem?itemId=330764299674

Hulk
07-31-2012, 01:23 AM
Thanks, guys. Much appreciated.

Update: The project may still happen, but the urgency is no longer there.