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America-s Most Radical Pickup Truck in 1961 - Jay Leno’s Garage

JamesRoss
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Published on 13 Jan 2022 / In Cars and Vehicles

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY6X_603MMc
China didn't invent the "knock-off", apparently, It's like my old VW Kombi!

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JamesRoss
JamesRoss 15 days ago

I can easily say that the VW pick-up was smarter designed... it wasn't a copy attempt with the freedom of original designing what worked and what didn't. It was also rated as a 3/4 ton, the Corvair copied that payload too. https://i.imgur.com/FI5eYSK.png

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JamesRoss 15 days ago

http://findclassicars.com/uploads/carphotos/68-vw-transporter-6.jpg

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JamesRoss 15 days ago

http://findclassicars.com/uploads/carphotos/68-vw-transporter-11.jpg

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JamesRoss 15 days ago

I really dislike the shifter linkage... if you got high grounded you wouldn't be able to change gears, whereas the VW had a flat pan that allowed the bottom to skid freely, but that would be copying, wouldn't it...
Leno is right sitting over the front wheel is a little odd to feel for the first few drives, but it was definitively a thrill for a young driver. I've had four VW vans and loved them. I still have a 68 that I drove across Canada and almost died it it a couple times... sitting in a farmers field collecting blown silt. https://i.imgur.com/CKMDENN.png

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