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And check out the other Ford in the background – it matches the cable car you can see.
Anyway, it’s dangerous to park anywhere near a port-a-potty these days.
If this were my ride, I’d have somebody tow it somewhere fast – you don’t want Auto Return to get their hooks on it, that’s for sure…
It’s hard to be a baller when ppl think your ride is a stripper Ford.
Jag up front, doppelganger in the rear*
I’ll tell you, in my day, Jaguars looked like Jaguars.
And that was the way we liked it.
I don’t think this SFPD Ford Crown Victoria will be with us much longer:
The funny thing is that I’ve been seeing a lot of civilianized former police cars on the streets of San Francisco and I can’t tell them from the merely out-of-service SFPD rides.
Anyway, all of the SFPD’s Crown Vics are not long for this world – they’re not going to get driven for decades the way some SFGov trucks are. No no, iconic Crown Vics, both the 80’s-style origami kind and the swoopier 90’s-style rounded kind, will soon be gone.
Last time I drove one was when Hertz gave me a “free” “upgrade” to a “premium” rent-a-car. It cost me more on gas, but you can’t say a Crown Vic is uncomfortable* to drive – it’s a barcalounger on wheels.
Soon enough, all our CV’s will be OOS.
*Unlike, say, the Toyota Camry “CE” stripper I rented one time. Yish.
Rec and Park Turns a Ford Econoline Van into a Victorian Mansion – You Won’t Believe Your Eyes! – One Simple Trick!Thursday, July 31st, 2014
At first glance, the “wrap” on this Golden Gate Park shuttle van allowed it to blend in with all the nearby Victorians. Imagine my surprise when I noticed it moving!
I was like, “AHAHAHAHA … remarkable!“
Boy, you got me good, RPD.
The Exact Wrong Way to Build a 15-Passenger Van – What GM Did Right and What Ford and Chrysler Did WrongFriday, June 27th, 2014
Here’s an old Chrysler van. Can you see the rear extension they simply tacked on to the end of the thing? See how they left the wheels in the same place as on the shorter 12-passenger version?
Bad form – a half-assed design on the cheap:
The Ford design was to lengthen the body over the same frame as smaller vehicles. GM increased the wheelbase. Safety experts feel the GM approach is the safer design.
Passenger vans (Econoline Wagons/Club Wagons) could seat between two and 12 passengers, depending on the number of seats installed; standard-length wagons typically held two bench seats behind the driver. In 1978, a 15-passenger “Super Wagon” was introduced on the same wheelbase as the standard-length van, using a body extension added to the rear of the vehicle.
At the very least, you should load up people from the front on these rigs.
At the very least…