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Old 08-19-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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The Lincoln Blackwood wasn't very useful, with a bed made with plastic, lined with stainless steel, carpeted, and covered with a power tonneau cover. Only available in black and with RWD.
yeah atleast the escalade EXT has a bed that can be used same with the now discontiued hummer SUT.
but the lincoln blackwood did have the towing power of a regular F-150 and came with DOHC 5.4 V-8 that made 300HP and 355 ft·lb of torque. so if you had a power boat or medium size trailer you could tow it with ease.
http://autotropolis.com/wiki/images/8/86/2002_Lincoln_Blackwood_main.jpg (broken link)
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:31 PM
 
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I'd forgotten about El Camino's and Ranchero's ... haven't seen them around for a long time.

but the motorcycle shop I worked for back in college days used these for pick up/delivery of bikes that were sold or needed to come into the shop. Much lower to the ground to get the bike up the ramp, and the road manners and comforts were a lot better than the full size pick up trucks of the era.
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Old 08-19-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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Here's the Dodge Rampage, a pick-up truck built on the foundation of the Dodge Omni, a FWD economy car. Basicly, it's a 1980s Dodge Charger converted into a Pick-up.
And it's more useless than a Subaru Brat how?
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:30 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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Ahh, 1957 Ranchero's. My future girlfriend's father had a new one. I kissed up to her with a article from Car Craft magazine and we are still married.
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Old 08-20-2010, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Topeka, KS
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I've got an '82 Rampage in my garage right now. It's been in the family since being purchased new in '82. The engine layout is horrid especially considering the length of the hood. There's roughly a 1/2 inch clearance between the wheelwell and the belts.

The engine was just rebuilt and I need to rebuild the carb and fix the breaks...

Then it's off to the DMV to explain an 8 year old bill of sale and expired 2003 Alabama plates..... (But it really hasn't had a wheel on the road in that time.)
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:04 AM
 
Location: CasaMo
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While it wasn't the fastest, it was fine for getting engines, transmissions, body components, barrels of lubricants/anti-freeze, and similar large and bulky items that didn't need our 3/4 ton GMC with the 305 V-6 to haul them.
Exactly. For the intended purpose, its fine. And for the above use quoted, it was an economical plus for the business and helped the bottom line. A Chevy 1 Ton with dual rear tires and 4WD would be overkill.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:07 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Got one of those for sale here in town, looks very nice, ether fully restored or very origional. Kinda cute. Not sure of the price, but I drive by it everyday.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Floribama
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I'd forgotten about El Camino's and Ranchero's ... haven't seen them around for a long time.
I actually saw a Ranchero a few days ago at the barber shop, first one I have seen in probably 15 years. An elderly man owned it and it even had the original wire hubcaps.
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Old 08-20-2010, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Southwest Pa
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There's actually a few still running the roads around here. A couple flatbed dodgers and one actually quite nice. Not considered to really be a future collectable in our lifetime, certainly not easy to find a good one though. Sock away a Plymouth Scamp truck before you get a Rampage. Scamp was only made for one year and sold miserably.
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Old 08-20-2010, 11:41 PM
 
Location: Phoenix,Arizona
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It was a pretty sad time to be a Dodge dealer

The only bright spot of this time was the Lil' Red Express
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