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Old 09-17-2010, 08:14 PM
 
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didn't participate in the (let's call it "mickup" which stands for mid sized car pick-up truck style) Ranchero/El Camino deal?

I would find it pretty cool to see a Satellite front cab with a pick up truck style bed in back with station wagon lights

do you think the Ranchero/El Camino gave better mpg's since they may have been lighter(not sure about that tho)
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: north of Windsor, ON
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They did in the 80s, with the Dodge Rampage and Plymouth Arrow, based off the Omni 024 and TC3/Turismo, but they were more in competition with the Subaru BRAT and VW Rabbit pickup at that point.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:43 PM
 
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didn't participate in the (let's call it "mickup" which stands for mid sized car pick-up truck style) Ranchero/El Camino deal?

I would find it pretty cool to see a Satellite front cab with a pick up truck style bed in back with station wagon lights

do you think the Ranchero/El Camino gave better mpg's since they may have been lighter(not sure about that tho)


Not exactly the same catagory,

but supposedly, Honda is coming out with a stretch Limo...



the Honda Accordian
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:45 PM
 
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I will say this, the El Camino with the Chevelle platform (sometimes referred to as the "Chevellecamino"), was a fine piece of machinery Really, I still want one!
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:21 AM
 
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Default wow i have no recollection

of those from the 80's. too many personal problems back then i was busy getting my head screwed on the right way
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Old 09-18-2010, 01:06 PM
 
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back in the day the market was not big enough to handle a third ranchero style vehicle in the mid size class. ford and chevy/gmc were not selling that many rancheros or el caminos overall, and since chrysler would have been seriously late to the party, a vehicle of that type would not have done well. the smaller rampage was a better bet for chrysler.
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:09 PM
 
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Default how much did the

El Camino and Ranchero weigh say a 72 or 73

I think a 72 Gran Torino weighed 3900 lbs the 73 Gran Torino weighed almost 4100

the 73 Malibu weighed about 4000

I'm guessing those weighed less because of the bed in back, but how much less?
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Old 09-18-2010, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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El Camino and Ranchero weigh say a 72 or 73

I think a 72 Gran Torino weighed 3900 lbs the 73 Gran Torino weighed almost 4100

the 73 Malibu weighed about 4000

I'm guessing those weighed less because of the bed in back, but how much less?
just google it dude should be on there
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Old 09-18-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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Go check out Team Chevelle - Online Performance Your total resource center for Chevelles & El Caminos.. I believe there's a weight page on there somewhere.
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Old 09-18-2010, 10:04 PM
 
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Default the 68

El Camino weighed 3205
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