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Old 11-05-2018, 12:09 AM   #1
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Old skool Chinook

This guy has been in my neighborhood recently. It definitely has seen better days, but it is a neat vehicle.
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Old 11-05-2018, 05:02 AM   #2
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Cool and still being used, which is great.
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Old 11-05-2018, 07:06 AM   #3
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There's one snoozing at a repair place not far from me. I was tempted to inquire about it but got a highroof '94 Dodge van instead. I think the Chinooks are cool vehicles and like the ones that use the single rear wheels rather than the duals.
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Old 11-07-2018, 11:22 PM   #4
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Chinooks are cool. So are the Chevy Blazer Chalets, which I think were made by the same company. The thing that stopped me from looking at any was I really wanted to be able to sleep 3 adults, and both the Chinook and the Chalet are really set up for two.

Besides the pop-up Chinooks they also made a sort of micro Class C with a full hard shell in (almost) stand-up height:

I looked at one of those, liked it, but ultimately decided the challenge of having a 1970s-era 4-cylinder pulling the weight of all that fiberglass, while dealing with California smog controls, was more than I wanted to cope with. Really distinctive, though, especially the split rear door.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:59 AM   #5
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There's one snoozing at a repair place not far from me. I was tempted to inquire about it but got a highroof '94 Dodge van instead. I think the Chinooks are cool vehicles and like the ones that use the single rear wheels rather than the duals.
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Old 11-08-2018, 07:47 AM   #6
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Found my pic!
At a minimum, I wonder if that pop top would fit on a full sized van?




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If you mean full-size Ford/Chevy/Dodge, I think not. It appears to be too wide so might fit on a Promaster. Transit and Sprinter might have too much curve on the roof, but I'm just speculating here. I'll measure it if I can.
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