Friday, October 01, 2010

Anyone recognize this delivery van from a Munsters episode background?



I don't recognize it, and don't have any guess...

Dave commented, "Looks to me like and English Thames pronounced "Tems". What do you think?"

You might be spot on Dave, I think you have it... but Chris looked it up on IMCDB.org and nailed it!
Chris commented;
1955-56 Dodge US. Mail truck, rare today, Body was by Fageol
This Dodge postal vehicle built with right hand drive and a flat-head six cylinder engine with a push-button automatic transmission. A decal inside, above the windshield, says: FAGEOL - Pony Express Twin Coach - Kent, Ohio, while a tag proclaims “Post Office #6-A-1101 - Model #C3 - C6 - 95.” A Dodge tag notes - 105 net Hp @ 3600rpm.” The wheelbase of the truck is 95 inches, and the rear door opens like a minivan hatch.
The Twin Coach Company utilized their body manufacturing facilities to produce these "Pony Express" vehicles.
From IMCDB.org

5 comments:

  1. Looks to me like and English Thames pronounced "Tems". What do you think, Dave

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  2. Mark I Ford Transit?

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  3. I think it's got the front sheetmetal of a 1954 Dodge truck..it could be some sort of weird semi forward control van..

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  4. 1955-56 Dpdge US. Mail truck, rare today, Body was by Fageol
    This Dodge postal vehicle built with right hand drive and a flat-head six cylinder engine with a push-button automatic transmission. A decal inside, above the windshield, says: FAGEOL - Pony Express Twin Coach - Kent, Ohio, while a tag proclaims “Post Office #6-A-1101 - Model #C3 - C6 - 95.” A Dodge tag notes - 105 net Hp @ 3600rpm.” The wheelbase of the truck is 95 inches, and the rear door opens like a minivan hatch.
    The Twin Coach Company utilized their body manufacturing facilities to produce these "Pony Express" vehicles.

    From IMCDB.org

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  5. Jesse: While Chris may be correct in his analysis of this truck, check out this Canadian Fargo, a separate division of Dodge Canada in the day, for similarities.

    http://www.steamwhistle.ca/ourbeer/chuckles.php

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