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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Ford Econoline Pickup & Dodge Deora

Last year our southern Saskatchewan correspondent Alex Emond found this nifty little Econoline pickup in downtown Gravelbourg. South Saskatchewan is high and dry, like West Texas, and excellent terrain for old trucks.

Dan Picasso just sent us some excellent Econoline iconography, including this drawing of a customized E-line that looks like someone borrowed the little Saskatchewan truck around 1969 and sleeked it out:

Also from DP: these images of the Dodge Deora,  a concept vehicle from 1966-67 that Chrysler put together using a bunch of ideas and spare parts, including a rear window from a Ford station wagon. The Deora, sadly, never made it into production.

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