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I Win, B... Not so much!

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  1. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    Looked at the tag on the inside of the drivers door frame on the 99 Windstar I drive. This is what Ford thinks of my van, they think it's a truck. :D

    pwnt. :ph34r:
     

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    chestercheeto48 Senior Member VIP

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    Um yeah - they also thought my parents minivan was a truck too. I don't get it?
     
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    Drake Well-Known Member VIP

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    I blame it on all the affirmative action hires.
     
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    eg6sir Supa Mod Moderator VIP

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    all SUVs, Vans will be considered as trucks.. main reason we cant legally swap a b20 in CA.. its considered a truck motor
     
  5. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    My dad has always bought vans for work vans, and I always called it a truck. B has always been on my ass whenever I say "truck". I say it's a truck because it's not a passenger van, it's caged and I can't legally carry more than one passenger.

    B has always said it's a van because, well, it's the same as a passenger van. Well, Ford put "truck" on their vin plate on the door sill which I just noticed today. Therefore, I win.
     
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    technicality. wouldn't hold up in court :)
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    Some minivans were classified as cars- the Chrysler line for example. Our 88 Caravan wasn't required to carry truck plates.
     
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    Ours was if we decided to remove the back seats on a full time basis. It was always on of those grey areas.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    If you have the option of putting the seats back in, it'll always be a passenger van unless it was professionally modified and/or caged. There is a certification sticker next to the vin sticker on my door sill. At least this is how it is in Indiana.
     
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    94H_Ex Under employed

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    Its only classified as a truck considering the weight. So if a van is just shy of the truck class weight, then its classed as a passenger vehicle.
     
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    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

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    i still win. ford has my back. :D
     
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    Magana559 The Warden

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    until it breaks down....:ph34r:
     
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    I would say the same thing if I drove a windstar :p
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    It probably changed based on state.

    This leads me to believe it's based on state laws more than weight- my Nissan Hardbody weighs considerably less than our Caravan did, but it's required to be registered as a truck.
     
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    God bless Ohio, if it's a F750 Long bed large quantity group cab dually 12 foot tall som bitch, if it's a personal vehicle it says truck under type of vehicle on the registration, otherwise, no special plates. My 91 explorer was labeled a station wagon. Also here, you can yank the motor out of that F750 and drop it on a Toyota Tercel and as long as you can get to meet all specs with visibility, and motor encasement, it's perfectly legal.
     
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