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Cheers or Jeers: 1988 Chevrolet Americruiser

Cheers or Jeers: 1988 Chevrolet Americruiser  

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  1. 1. Cheers or Jeers?

    • Cheers! A good price for a unique truck that's in decent shape!
      3
    • Jeers! A less useful crewcab and a waste of a good long box!
      5


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Cheers or Jeers: 1988 Chevrolet Americruiser

1988 CHEVROLET CUSTOM AMERICRUISER--RARE--162,538 MILES--RUNS AND DRIVES GOOD--350 V-8--AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION--POWER STEERING AND AIR--POWER BRAKES--POWER WINDOWS--POWER LOCKS--THIS TRUCK IS BLUE AND SILVER--BLUE INTERIOR--WOOD INTERIOR KIT--WOOD CONSOLE BETWEEN THE BUCKET SEATS--RUNNING BOARDS--BUG SHIELD--35% TIRES--WHITE LETTERS--MAG WHEELS--BED MAT----THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE LATLEY....BUCKET SEATS REBUILT NICE WITH NEW FOAM...BED CAPS--SILVER PAINT ON TOP REDONE--VINYL TOP--..........I AM SELLING THIS FOR A RETIRED CAR DEALER FRIEND OF MINE,82 YEARS OLD, SAYS HE WOULD DRIVE IT ANYWHERE....HE HAS OVER $6,000 INVESTED.....THE FIRST $3900 BUYS......I WAS TOLD THEY BUILT THESE 2 YEARS....I HAVE DRIVEN THE TRUCK,SHIFTS AND RUNS GOOD....OF COURSE NOT NEW BUT EXCEP. FOR A 1988--1 Place of Paint Chipped on Right Rear 2" long..Will spot in................................................The Rear Seat Folds Down--The Passengers Bucket Seat Slides Forward then the Back Tilts Up to Get Into The Rear....Cirtains in rear Windows...

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Interesting..wonder what the story w/ that is. The configuration reminds me of the strange Brazilian Ford F150s of the '70s-80s that extended and crew cabs w/ integral beds...

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No thanks. It looks like something Billy Bob rigged up in his shed with an old welder, some tin, and a shower curtain.

If the transition from cab to bed were smooth and there were tractor-trailer-like living quarters behind the seats, then maybe it would be neat. Otherwise, an extended cab GMT-400 offers as much rear seat leg room and space for the same amount of cash and looks way better to boot.

Edited by black-knight

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A bit weird and pointless if you ask me.

Yeah, Chevy had both an extended cab and a crew cab available then, so why this? It also reminds me of the van/pickup mashups that were built for people to tow 5th wheel travel trailers, horse trailers,etc. As a kid I had a neighbor w/one,a Ford Econoline cut down maybe 3 feet behind the front doors, big side windows, and an F150 shortbed...

Edited by Cubical-aka-Moltar

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A bit weird and pointless if you ask me.

Yeah, Chevy had both an extended cab and a crew cab available then, so why this? It also reminds me of the van/pickup mashups that were built for people to tow 5th wheel travel trailers, horse trailers,etc. As a kid I had a neighbor w/one,a Ford Econoline cut down maybe 3 feet behind the front doors, big side windows, and an F150 shortbed...

At least those vans had a purpose - this thing not so much.

And, I'd be quite worried about the structure on this. Fusing the cab and bed when they were designed to move independently gives me the willies.

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This is pretty interesting, I like it. My only complaint is why isn't the sleep cabin add on thing taller? Or else why didn't they take an extended cab, then add that box on to make it extra luxurious.

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Toyota had a pickup truck like this also as a few of the still drive around Seattle. But I always thought it weird for access to the rear and such, unless you have kids to put back there.

Jeers, one design that should have never made it off the drawing board even for a concept.

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Guest Phaneron Kydex

My mother had one of theses in poop brown /tan color scheme. Great truck spent many nights camping with family. The design actually is pretty practical having a shorter wheel base than a 4 door but room to sleep 4 comfortably I miss this ugly ass truck. 

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