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Old 03-07-2012, 12:55 AM   #1
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Old 03-07-2012, 06:48 AM   #2
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Can't figure out the functionality of the roof at all, especially over the front cab area. That and the seller providing one short sentence as the entire description doesn't help in the least.


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Old 03-07-2012, 07:09 AM   #3
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Just when I'm thinking the topper on my van gets the most bizzare award this thing shows up.

My guess on the functionality of the top is it was used as a work platform. You see tops like this around airports to work on aircraft. Another guess on my part given the WY location is it was a custom rig made by some oil company as a maintenance truck for work on oil field equipment.

11years old and only 4k+ miles would make me wonder what kind of seals and bearings are going to fail from sitting so much.

$25k also seems a little pricy for a 2wd chassis van.
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:09 AM   #4
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Simply cut along that black line, few brackets, some canvas, stitch here, zip there, worlds biggest poptop.
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Old 03-07-2012, 07:31 PM   #5
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Cut the top off at he cab roof line. Put a bottom on it and you would have a party toboggan for the slopes.


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Old 03-07-2012, 08:12 PM   #6
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I think those black lines are rubber bumpers, so I would agree with Gnarvan that it was used as a work platform. Notice that the front of the roof extends beyond the front bumper. Must be a ladder on the back (but there's no rear view shown). The front of that roof appears to be sealed off from the inside starting from where it slopes up, so it doesn't appear to be for internal storage, either.

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Old 03-07-2012, 10:43 PM   #7
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It's yer own mobile STOL landing strip.
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:37 AM   #8
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Hi;

The STOL comment gives me an idea.

There is a local crop dusting company that uses a similar truck. They land the helicopter duster on the roof to refill the insecticide tanks.

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Old 03-08-2012, 09:01 AM   #9
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Well, there you go Gavin, reality is often much stranger than we think.
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