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Posts Tagged ‘ford’
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…
Remembering the 1980’s – This is Exactly What It Looked Like – People Were Thinner, They Dressed Up, Drove Ford FairmontsFriday, April 4th, 2014
As seen in Civic Center, 2013:
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That’s not really a boxy Ford Fairmont, it’s a boxy Mustang* LX. I had me one, with the same dog-dish hubcaps, bought at police auction, 90,000 miles. Sold it back in the ’90’s. I dressed up more back then, I was thinner too.
Anyway, this guy is rolling 1980’s-style – he really stands out from the crowd when you see him. Look for him on Larkin.
*But both were Fox platform rides and basically the same thing. Engineers from GM called this Mustang “the best damn Ford Fairmont ever built,” you know, as an insult.
Bumper Sticker Tells All to “BUY AMERICAN!” – Except this Car was Hecho’ed en Hermosillo, Sonora, MexicoFriday, February 7th, 2014
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Oh Nativists, will you ever win?
The Bold Italic Finds a New Way to Suck: Is This Tweet an Ad for Ford? Gannett Co Inc’s Failed West Coast OperationTuesday, December 31st, 2013
[UPDATE: Who says nameless, faceless, S&P500 corporations never listen to the little guy? ‘Cause now the unpaid(?) interns(?) at Gannett, Co. Inc are putting “sponsored” on their sponsored Tweets. Just like I asked them to, below. Excelsior! ]
Except it’s an ad for Ford.
(And how about, instead, calling it a _pointless_ trip to Mount Tam?)
SFist handles things differently – it would use the term “sponsored post” or something.
Why not do that instead, TBI?
Of course, if you gained a lot more readers you could pay for your expensive clubhouse with advertising but how can you do that if you trick the few readers you have with ads for Ford?
Or maybe TBI’s role is just to lose millions of dollars for the home office in VA to offset profits made from the profitable part of Gannett?
OMG, the SFPD is Now Using Radar Guns to Enforce the New Lower Speed Limit on Masonic – “It’s an Illegal Outrage!”Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Well, gee, this is new.
First of all, I’ve never seen the SFPD driving around in one of their new-fangled Ford Taurus POLICE INTERCEPTERS*
And second of all, I can’t recall seeing the SFPD using handheld radar guns pointed out the rolled-down window of a radio car,** in all my years.
An officer “likes” his Kustom Signals Directional Talon Radar Gun, pointed southward on Masonic Boulevard over the Labor Day weekend:
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A bystander on one of the gratuitously super-wide sidewalks of Masonic said that this cop using radar on this street was, “an outrage, an illegal outrage.”
Which I don’t think is true, actually.
The SFPD has said for a long time it uses radar for speed enforcement, but its spokespeople are cagey about it, I don’t know why.
Now I’ll tell you, this scene was south of Fulton (which of course has a much higher maximum speed (35 MPH at least in the Richmond)), compared with Masonic’s 25 MPH) betwixt Hayes and Grove and most of the speeding goes on north of Fulton, in the hilly area south of Anza, where there are just two signals and they are more or less synced.
Anyway, in a land where we can’t put up proper cell phone towers, the police are allowed to point radar guns at you from cars.
*Which is just a ridiculous name for a car. Intercepter actually can mean something in a military*** setting, but using the term for a regular old police car is 100% marketing. How about “heavy-duty” or “police special” instead, Ford, you know, for your ugly, ugly big-on-the-outside, small-on-the-inside Taurus?
***Yes, the US Coast Guard is a branch of the military, the smallest branch, AAMOF.