Shortest cab forward vehicle?

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Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by audiocontr » Thu Jul 10, 2014 2:50 pm

Id love a small cab forward vehicle for driving around in the city. The smaller the better. I've been thinking of a shortened VW bus. Any other ideas?
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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by David Dunn » Thu Jul 10, 2014 3:46 pm

Shortening VW buses have been done since I was a kid ( and no, it wasn't cutting the middle out of a dinosaur :twisted: :lol: )
The shorter wheelbase and all the weight forward make them tend to change ends under braking and even flip.
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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by cascade.king » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:00 pm

I agree. The "shorty bus" thing is really rough to drive. Find an old Subaru Sambar...
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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by ScottishPinz » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:18 pm

Hee, hee!
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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by cascade.king » Thu Jul 10, 2014 5:52 pm

I like those.. But not legal in my chunk of planet.
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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by 4x4Pinz » Thu Jul 10, 2014 6:51 pm

I really like the DAF micro vehicles. The DAF Pony would be a great addition to a collection and very easy to work on. In your neck of the woods is one of the larger DAF micro clubs (good thing they are that side of the states or I would have a garage full of micros)

http://www.caclassiccars.com/classic-daf-p02.htm

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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by cascade.king » Thu Jul 10, 2014 9:10 pm

There is that 10 foot long FC rig outa Austria that the kids seem to get a kick out of.. I can't remember the name..
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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by Pinz710m2 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:15 pm

International Harvester Metrovan (I can't post the pic right now - check out the link)

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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by Garrycol » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:05 am

What about a Haflinger?
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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by GenevaPinz » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:36 am

audiocontr wrote:The smaller the better.
Piaggio Ape?
You'd save 25% on tires, too... :wink:
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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by cascade.king » Fri Jul 11, 2014 5:55 am

Dihatsu HiJet?
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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by stiffler4444 » Fri Jul 11, 2014 8:46 am

Talk about going from the largest to the smallest, weren't you just asking around about a diesel Excursion.... :lol:
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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by TechMOGogy » Fri Jul 11, 2014 7:00 pm

Garrycol wrote:What about a Haflinger?
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Re: Shortest cab forward vehicle?

Post by krick3tt » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:19 pm

Saw the Daihatsu 4x at MogFest in Sheridan a few years ago. Don't think I can get them here.
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