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Old 07-17-2010, 11:15 AM   #15
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Is that a chrysler? Might have a big ole 440 in there.
1973? Chrysler Newport. (link)
My Mom had the 4-Door Sedan, her's had a 401 V-8
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:40 AM   #16
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1973? Chrysler Newport. (link)
My Mom had the 4-Door Sedan, her's had a 401 V-8
About the same length and weight as my F250, extended cab but has a larger engine.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:53 AM   #17
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Crash waiting to happen.

Every time you turn the key, you'd better think just that!
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Old 07-17-2010, 04:26 PM   #18
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I guess he didn't want to remove the back window. That would have been too redneck.
Which of course is what Saab did for their molded fiberglass Toppola camper (because it was a hatchback):


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Old 07-17-2010, 08:10 PM   #19
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Nice imperial. I had the chrysler 300 4door with the 440. Big ole beast. Would not fit in my garage.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:48 PM   #20
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Is the fuel tank below the trunk or foward of the axle on imperials?
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:04 PM   #21
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1973? Chrysler Newport. (link)
My Mom had the 4-Door Sedan, her's had a 401 V-8

My Father ran the local Chrysler dealer when I was a kid. He always drove the Town and Country wagon as a demonstrator. I still remember when the stopped making them and he had to switch to a van.
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Old 07-18-2010, 10:50 AM   #22
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Crash waiting to happen.

I doubt that things ever gonna crash.....cars plenty heavy enough to keep the skamp from causing much trouble...it's built as tough as any of these puny overseas trucks everyone tosses a fifth wheel at, that includes ranger, S10's etc.
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BTW., I'm not saying the s10 or ranger is japanese....just that they're kinda small also and noone would hesitate to use one. I also know they are making import trucks bigger and bigger each year . I'd guess that "accident waiting to happen" would embarrass alot of the offerings nowadays on any climb...........I'll drive it for the braking test to make things more equal for those thinking thats their edge now.
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Old 07-18-2010, 03:21 PM   #24
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Andrew,

Do you know of any interior pictures of the Toppola? That thing alone makes me want to get a Subaru!



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Which of course is what Saab did for their molded fiberglass Toppola camper (because it was a hatchback):


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Try google image search on the keyword Toppola. I got a floorplan and a couple interior shots
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Do you know of any interior pictures of the Toppola? That thing alone makes me want to get a Subaru!
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Hmm, took a bit to find actual interior shots. That's a nice looking unit inside. I like it. Searches on Craigslist turned up nothing!

http://www.tiny-house-living.com/toppola.html

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Hmm, took a bit to find actual interior shots. That's a nice looking unit inside. I like it. Searches on Craigslist turned up nothing!

http://www.tiny-house-living.com/toppola.html
Great! That site's a good find. Perhaps more pertinent to this one though is the history of the Saabo
http://www.saabhistory.com/2006/11/30/saab...o-toppola-tent/
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I though it was a Dodge Monaco Custom Sedan..

In any event what the hey! Every now and again somebody breaks the paradigm and we evolve because of experimentation.

Good for them....it looks sound.

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