Last post on Dec 02, 1998 at 2:54 PM
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Sep 18, 1998 (1:45 pm)
How about the Ford Exwife with these standard features.
CNP - constant nagging problems,
MLP - mandatory lifetime payments
ECOF - press the button and it automatically takes you to court.
#16 of 24 F-750 Limos, etc.?
Sep 18, 1998 (2:13 pm)
I can already see the eyes of some stretch limo company executive light up. Graft on a few extra rear side doors from the SD crew cab and you get the ultimate prom-mobile!
The Secret Service might also want to retire the current presidential limo in favor of one of these. Call it "Ground Force 1".
They might even offer it with AWD (I won't say 4WD, because who knows how many wheels it might have) and create a "Baja Racer". Perhaps even a land speed record attempt at Bonneville could even be in the cards?
Talk about the possibilities of niche marketing! Wow!
Sep 18, 1998 (3:52 pm)
Actually, its already been done. I no longer have the link, but someone stretched an F350 crew cab 4x4 and made it into a limo. They added a good 15' to the length. I don't remember the link -- I want to say it was findable from the powerstroke fan page... somewhere...
Sep 18, 1998 (5:31 pm)
I'm talking about an F-750 (or something similar in size), not an F-350.
Sep 18, 1998 (8:20 pm)
This is the link that Stanford mentioned.
The picture is from the photo section of the Ford Diesel Website. They have several sections of photos of readers trucks, including a few of the 99 Superduty trucks. The Superduties are in the last photo section.
Sep 18, 1998 (8:30 pm)
Yes, but the length is the impressive part. Doing that to an F750 would be nifty -- but not all that different.
The realworld feature of that limo that I really like is the extended cab tacked on at the end. I saw a regular CC with an extended cab portion around here a couple of years ago (short bed, so the same length as a regular CC). Now that's useful. The custom work is just too expensive for my taste.
#21 of 24 Another possibility...
Sep 19, 1998 (10:37 pm)
Anybody ever think of combining a crew cab with a super cab to come up with a 6-door (4 full-size & 2 short doors) "Super Crew Cab"? It's certainly an interesting thought. Especially if the rear section didn't have that small seat and was used for cargo/equipment storage only.
#22 of 24 Stirring it up . . . ?
Sep 20, 1998 (10:15 am)
Where do the Van conversions that are set up to pull 5th wheels fit into the scheme of all this?
Do the Vans have the same chassis with a different body? Must be the E250/350 series that they convert?
Are they really a pickup chassis with a van type body? They donít look as good as a truck, but there gets to be some boundary encroachments. A van with four doors becomes an SUV?
Sep 20, 1998 (2:27 pm)
I believe that the vans are built on different wheelbases than the pickups, thus they are on a different chassis. I'm sure that they do share a number of components hough.
#24 of 24 Coming in April '99
Dec 02, 1998 (2:54 pm)
I stopped in a Ford Truck dealer yesterday. The dealer said the new Y2K F-650/750s will be arriving in April. They are starting to get info on them now. He had "one" brochure, which he let me look at.
An interesting side note:
They had on their lot an F-450 Crew Cab "pickup"! It obviously was a custom (not factory) job.