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    GM Plans On Building More Crew Cab Models Of 2019 Trucks

      More crew cabs are expected to be rolling off the production line

    When the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra begin rolling off the assembly line sometime later this year, there will be a larger number of crew cabs.

    GM's vice president of global product development, Mark Reuss tells Automotive News that the company has been "constrained' when it comes to the output of their crew cab pickups, a segment that has seen its popularity increase in recent years. Reuss said the company is planning to increase capacity for crew cabs with their next-generation pickups.

    A Chevrolet spokesman said that crew cabs have grown from more than 50 percent of GM's truck sales in 2013 to more than 60 percent.

    Source: Automotive News (Subscription Required)

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    1 minute ago, dfelt said:

    Really, so the Avalanche was considered a Coupe Crew Cab pickup? WOW :o

    LOL, it just has the roofline from the side view. 

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    2 minutes ago, Drew Dowdell said:

    LOL, it just has the roofline from the side view. 

    It kind of does fit the description...  integrated body and cab, 4 drs...

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    11 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    As was brought up in Chris J's post, GM is now calling their extended cabs double cabs.  Which is odd, since Double Cab was always synonymous with Crew Cab in my understanding.  Problem is everyone uses a different term for an extended cab---Super Cab, Quad Cab, etc.

    To name a few. Over the years they have had many more. 

    http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/2/4673/4041/24182020002_large.jpg

     

    If I remember correctly that is a custom cab. 

     

    We have also had supper cabs, King cabs, x-tra cabs and so on.  

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    18 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    I remember that...not sure if Toyota built those or it was some aftermarket vendor..   

    1980's Toyota Custom Cab Pickup were 3rd party built trucks with a sleep cab, much the way 3rd party Vans were built.

    Good History of Toyota here:

    http://www.tundraheadquarters.com/blog/toyota-50th-anniversary-a-brief-history-of-toyota-trucks/

    But they do not comment on the Custom Cab pickup.

    1985-Toyota-4x4-Custom-Cab-Pickup-2.jpg

    Found out that Toyota had these built for them from a company in Oregon and shipped then throughout NA.

    CFM Custom Fab MFG of Oregon Inc.

    5602 N. E. Skyport Way, Portland OR 97218

    1-503-284-9195

    Very interesting truck.

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    I've seen a few of those...even saw one in the Phoenix area still going about 5 years ago. 

    Speaking of custom Toyota trucks, I always wondered if this Hot Wheels Toyota from 1980 or so is from Mattel's imagination or if something real was built like this, maybe a one off custom...

     

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    1 minute ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    I've seen a few of those...even saw one in the Phoenix area still going about 5 years ago. 

    Speaking of custom Toyota trucks, I always wondered if this Hot Wheels Toyota from 1980 or so is from Mattel's imagination or if something real was built like this, maybe a one off custom...

     

    s-l225.jpg

    That makes me think mini Dolphin. 

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    7 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    I've seen a few of those...even saw one in the Phoenix area still going about 5 years ago. 

    Speaking of custom Toyota trucks, I always wondered if this Hot Wheels Toyota from 1980 or so is from Mattel's imagination or if something real was built like this, maybe a one off custom...

     

    s-l225.jpg

    Wonder if that was supposed to be an early FJ concept?

    EDIT: On second thought, I think that is supposed to be a Custom Cab with a canopy on the back of the truck bed. Sure looks like the one I posted above.

    Found this cool Toyota Concept truck. Reminds me of the 80's

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    7 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    1980's Toyota Custom Cab Pickup were 3rd party built trucks with a sleep cab,

    I didn't realize those were aftermarket.  Well, I guess that being the case you could always have a MEGA X 2 truck if you have the money and desire.

     

    http://www.megax2.com/

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    11 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    I've seen a few of those...even saw one in the Phoenix area still going about 5 years ago. 

    Speaking of custom Toyota trucks, I always wondered if this Hot Wheels Toyota from 1980 or so is from Mattel's imagination or if something real was built like this, maybe a one off custom...

     

    s-l225.jpg

    See the source image

    Yup, I think it is supposed to be a 1990's SR5 Extra Cab with matching Canopy you have there.

    5 minutes ago, Scout said:

    I didn't realize those were aftermarket.  Well, I guess that being the case you could always have a MEGA X 2 truck if you have the money and desire.

     

    http://www.megax2.com/

    Very Cool, I can see these selling to Catholic and Mormon families. Thanks for the post as I like these. :) 

    I hope GM rethinks making a truck like their 2008 Concept. I loved this looking truck!

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    55 minutes ago, dfelt said:

    Love the room in Ram Mega Cab! :metal: 

    I've never been in one but to think they're more spacious than a SCrew F150 is insane. I think those cabs are huge. lol 

    51 minutes ago, William Maley said:

    Coming soon from Mercedes-Benz, the XLC-Coupe.

    8 months later from BMW then another 10 months from Audi. 

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    2 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    I've never been in one but to think they're more spacious than a SCrew F150 is insane. I think those cabs are huge. lol 

    I have been in them and love the ability to stretch my long legs out and the fact that the rear bench has a 6 inch slide so you can pull it forward and be more like a supercrew truck or standard crew cab with plenty of storage room behind the seat.

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    3 minutes ago, ccap41 said:

    8 months later from BMW then another 10 months from Audi. 

    And no acknowledgement from SMK that Cadillac did it 16 years before the Germans.

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    13 minutes ago, dfelt said:

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    Yup, I think it is supposed to be a 1990's SR5 Extra Cab with matching Canopy you have there.

      

    Nah, the Hot Wheels is from 1980 and the rear body is integral w/ the cab...has a neat little sofa and table inside..seems like something that might have been a SEMA-type show custom...

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    2 hours ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Nah, the Hot Wheels is from 1980 and the rear body is integral w/ the cab...has a neat little sofa and table inside..seems like something that might have been a SEMA-type show custom...

    OK, giving me the date, I think it is a custom conversion as a number of companies in the 80's and 90's would take the trucks and turn them into custom camper trucks.

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    Chinook conversions was the biggest on any body style they offered even on the Extra cab.

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    I remember Chinook...still a bunch of the later ones running around in AZ...  the Hot Wheels reminds me of a sleeker version of this Chinook.

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    7 hours ago, dfelt said:

    Got a picture of what a Crew Cab Coupe Pickup would look like?

    Person(s) in the back have to be horizontal.

    62 P Armbruster05.png

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    6 hours ago, dfelt said:

    @balthazar Please confirm or correct me but it seems 1936 built by Chevy Coupe Pickups?

    Model FC Coupe-Delivery, 3183 built in '36. '42 was the last year.

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    • 'Double Cab" is a toyota thing for the most part, not domestic market. I was a bit disapointed Chevy appropriated the term a few years ago.
    • Extended cabs were, for the most part, 1 notch up from the regular cab- offering more room/occasional rear passengers but lesser cost than the CC. I would agree with Moltar's sentiment; seems the extended cab has dwindling room in the segment, but I like that the Big 3 continue to offer a staggering amount of configurations in their trucklines. Let it ride.

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    1 hour ago, balthazar said:

    Person(s) in the back have to be horizontal.

    62 P Armbruster05.png

    The body work looks neat on that Pontiac..rear opening door behind the front door.  Would be neat to convert the bed area (former flower car?) into a long trunk...

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    I looked at this very car when it was in NJ- immense- had a 2-piece driveshaft. Ad claimed it was 1 of 1. These pics were from 2012- after the owner apparently had moved to AZ.

    62 P Armbruster03.png

    ^^ THIS IS A 4-DOOR COUPE, THE ONLY WAY TO HAVE A "4-DOOR COUPE" ^^
    I don't care what the ad men claim.

    Be still my heart RE taking the stainless off & making a huge trunk lid. I LOVE short hood/long deck cars.

    Here's a '63 (non-commercial):

    63 Bonnelino.jpg

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    52 minutes ago, Cubical-aka-Moltar said:

    Odd  that the windows don't open with the rear hinged doors. 

    Guess someone thought of strong roll over protection over ease of getting in and out. Weird for sure, but cool.

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