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Encyclopedia > Pickup truck
The best selling North American pickup truck, the Ford F-Series. A 1997 model F-150 is shown

A pickup truck or ute is a light motor vehicle with an open-top rear cargo area. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


In North America, the word pickup generally refers to a small or medium sized truck. This light commercial vehicle features: North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ...

Instead of a well-type bed (short rigid sides) with an opening rear gate, some pickups have a flat tray back (aka flatbed). Others may have a specialty body mounted behind the cabin. Load may mean: Look up Load in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In heraldry, a compartment is a design placed under the shield, usually rocks, a grassy mount, or some sort of other landscape upon which the supporters are depicted as standing (a compartment without supporters is possible but practically unknown, with the exception of South Australia[1]). It is sometimes said...


Two North American vehicles, the Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero are not technically trucks. This is because the have a spot welded sheet steel monocoque chassis in the same style as modern passenger cars. Trucks on the other hand usually have a heavy 'C' section rail chassis with a fully floating cab and separate cargo section. The sheet steel in both of these sections is not a stressed member. A combination of the two styles, monocoque cab and engine bay welded to a 'c' section chassis rear is offered in Australia. It is known as the 'one tonner' because it is rated to carry some 250kg more than the all monocoque style. The Chevrolet El Camino (Spanish translation The Road) was a car-like pick-up built by Chevrolet in the United States from 1959 to 1987. ... The Ford Ranchero was a car/pickup truck combination vehicle produced between 1957 and 1979 based on full-size, compact and intermediate automobiles by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market. ...


Vehicles like the El-Camino and Ranchero are known in Australia and New Zealand as a ute or utility (from "Coupe utility"), in South Africa as a bakkie (pronounced "bucky"), in Egypt as "half truck", and in Israel as a tender. Panel vans, a kind of van, popular in Australia during the 1970s, were based on a ute chassis, known in Egypt as "box" and mainly used by police. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pickup. ... An Australian Ford panel van, based on a 1990 Ford Falcon. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, also called The Seventies. ...


The design details of such vehicles vary significantly, and different nationalities seem to specialise in different styles and sizes of vehicles. For instance, North American pickups come in full-size (large, heavy vehicles often with V8 or six-cylinder engines), mid-size, and compact (smaller trucks generally equipped with inline 4 engines). 2001 BMW 750iL The Ford Falcon, a popular Australian full-size car A full-size car is a marketing term used in North America for an automobile larger than a mid-size car. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Rambler American introduced in the late 1950s was an early compact car. ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ...

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History

The first factory-assembled pickup debuted in 1925 and sold for $281. Henry Ford billed it as the "Ford Model T Runabout with Pickup Body." The 34,000 built that first year featured a cargo box, adjustable tailgate, four stake pockets and heavy-duty rear springs. [citation needed] The tailgate is a door that can be moved up or down on a vehicle, such as a pick-up truck. ...


In 1928, the Model A replaced Model T - becoming the first closed-cab pickup and sporting innovations like a safety glass windshield, roll-up side windows and three-speed transmission. It was powered by a four-cylinder, L-head engine capable of 40 horsepower. [citation needed]


1931 was the first year for a factory-built Chevrolet pickup, known as the "Independence Series". [citation needed]


In 1932, the 65-horsepower Ford flathead V8 engine was offered as an option in the truck. By 1936, Ford had already produced 3 million trucks and led the industry in sales. [citation needed]


For 1933, a vehicle debuted in Australia known as the utility or "ute".

Main article: Coupe Utility

During the great depression, money was very tight. Farmers could not afford both a car for their families and a truck for their farms. Banks would not lend money to farmers to buy a luxury like a car, but would lend money to a working vehicle like a truck. So a farmer (or his wife) wrote a letter to the managing director of the ford car company stating: It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pickup. ...


Why don't you build people like me a vehicle in which I can take my family to church on Sunday, and my pigs to town on Monday?


The Body designer at Ford Australia, Lewis Bandt designed the first ute. He married the front of the car with the back of a truck. It was called a coupe utility- coupe, because it was designed to carry two people, and utility because the farmer could use the back section to carry stock or other things. Ford factory in Norlane, Victoria, 1957. ...


This Australian-made utility was the first to offer a fully-sealed passenger compartment, made of metal. It was based on the front of the new Ford V-8 sedan. It had metal doors, a metal roof and windows made of glass.The cargo section, the side panels and the rear of the cab were all pressed from a single piece of metal.The cargo section was totally separate, and could be covered with a special piece of canvas, if required. The suspension had been specially designed to suit the car.


By October 1933, Ford Australia had built two prototypes of the utility. They were immediantly sent to farms. The banks would lend the farmers money to buy them. because they were a work vehicle- thanks to the back section, which could carry a load of half a tonne. In 1935, Bandt took two of his coupe utilities to America and showed them to Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company, who called them "kangaroo chasers". In most of America it was called a "pick-up truck"- because it was like a small truck, and they could pick up loads with it. The Texans called them "rancheros" because they used them on their ranches. The utility was a worldwide success. [1] Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ... “Ford” redirects here. ...


Types of pickups

Compact pickups

The compact pickup (or simply "pickup", without qualifier) is the most widespread form of pickup truck worldwide. It is built like a mini version of a two-axle heavy truck, with a frame providing structure, a conventional cab, a leaf spring suspension on the rear wheels and a small I4, I6 or V6 engine, generally using gasoline. For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ... The straight-4 or inline-4 is an internal combustion engine with four cylinders aligned in one row. ... The straight-6 (also inline 6, I-6, or I6) is an internal combustion engine with six cylinders aligned in a single row. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ...


The compact pickup was introduced to North America in the 1960s by Japanese manufacturers. Datsun (Nissan 1959) and Toyota dominated under their own nameplates through the end of the 1970s. Other Japanese manufacturers built pickups for the American "Big Three": Isuzu built the Luv for Chevrolet, Mazda built the Courier for Ford and Mitsubishi built the Ram 50 for Dodge. It wasn't until the 1980s that Mazda introduced their own B-Series, Isuzu their P'up and Mitsubishi their Mighty Max. http://www. ... Nissan Motor Co. ... This article is about the automaker. ... This article is about a truck manufacturer. ... The Chevrolet LUV (LUV stands for Light Utility Vehicle) was a rebadged Isuzu KB light truck. ... Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin), (colloquially Chevy) , is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... There are four distinct Ford vehicle lines which have used the Courier name: 1952-1958 American utility van 1991–2002 European van bronco 1998–present Brazilian pickup 1972-1982 American pickup and 1972–2006 Australian and New Zealand pick-up (rebadged Mazda B-Series) In the United States, the Ford... Ford may mean a number of things: A ford is a river crossing. ... For information on Mitsubishi brand computer monitors, see NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc. ... See also Dodge Ram, the companys full-sized pickup truck. ... Dodge is a North American brand of automobiles and light to heavy-duty trucks from Chrysler, sold globally. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... 1986 Mazda B2000 extended cab Mazda has sold two entirely different compact pickup trucks under the B-Series name. ... This article is about a truck manufacturer. ... This article is about a truck manufacturer. ... For information on Mitsubishi brand computer monitors, see NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc. ... See also Dodge Ram, the companys full-sized pickup truck. ...


Compact trucks sold in the US market in 2006 include:


In Europe, compact pickups dominate the pickup market, although they are popular mostly in rural areas. There are few entries by European manufacturers, the most notable of which is perhaps the Peugeot 504 Pick-Up, which continued to be sold in Mediterranean Europe and Africa long after the original 504 ceased production. Eastern European manufacturers such as ARO or UAZ have served their home markets faithfully for decades, but are now disappearing. The near-majority of compact pickups sold in Europe use Diesel engines. The Ford Ranger name is used on two distinct and unrelated pickup truck lines by the Ford Motor Company The Ford-designed compact pickup truck (documented here), which is sold in North America, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. ... See Mazda B-Series (International) for the non-North American version From the first B-Series pickup truck, Mazda has used the engine displacement to determine the name. ... The Peugeot 504 is a large family car produced by French automaker Peugeot between 1968 and 1983 in Europe. ... ARO SA (short for Auto Romania) is an off-road vehicle manufacturer located near the town of Campulung Muscel, Romania. ... UAZ (УАЗ), Ulyanovsky Avtomobilny Zavod is an automobile manufacturer based in Ulyanovsk, Russia which makes SUVs, buses and trucks. ...


North American full-size pickups

A 1982 GMC C/K Half-ton pickup truck with aftermarket camper shell.
A 1982 GMC C/K Half-ton pickup truck with aftermarket camper shell.

A full-size pickup is a large truck suitable for hauling heavy loads and performing other functions. Most full-size trucks can carry at least 1,000 lb (450 kg) in the rear bed, with some capable of over five times that much. The bed is usually constructed so as to accommodate a 4 ft x 8 ft sheet of plywood. Most are front-engine and rear-wheel drive with four-wheel drive optional, and most use a live axle with leaf springs in the rear. They are commonly found with an I6, V6, V8, V10, or Diesel engines. The largest full-size pickups feature doubled rear tires (two on each side on one axle). These are colloquially referred to as "duallies" (DOOL-eez), or dual-wheeled pickup trucks, and are often equipped with a fifth wheel for towing heavy trailers. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 763 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this image myself with my Canon A75. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 763 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) I took this image myself with my Canon A75. ... Aftermarket is an umbrella term for the collective network of vendors who design and sell vehicular components that are intended to replace the stock manufacturers parts in order to alter the appearance or performance of the vehicle. ... Sketch of FR layout In automobile design, an FR, or front-engine, rear wheel drive means a layout where the engine is in the front of the vehicle and drive wheels at the rear. ... Rear-wheel drive (or RWD for short) is an engine/transmission layout used in automobiles. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ... A live axle is a type of beam axle suspension system that uses the driveshafts that transmit power to the wheels to connect the wheels laterally so that they move together as a unit. ... A traditional leaf spring arrangement. ... A fifth wheel or 5th wheel is a heavy duty coupling device used on semi-trailer tractors to couple the trailer. ...


Full-size pickups in North America are sold in three size ranges - ½ Ton, ¾ Ton and 1 Ton. These size ranges originally indicated the maximum payload of the vehicle, however modern pickups can typically carry far more than that. For example, the 2006 model Ford F-150 (a "½ Ton" pickup) has a payload of between 1,400 lb and 3,060 lb, depending on configuration. Likewise, the 2006 model F-350 (a "1 Ton" pickup) has a payload of between 4,000 lb and 5,800 lb depending on configuration.


Full-size trucks are often used in North America for general passenger use, usually those with ½ ton ratings. For a number of years, the ½ ton full-size Ford F150 has been the best-selling vehicle in the United States, outselling all other trucks and all passenger car models. The F-Series is a series of full-size pickup trucks from Ford Motor Company sold for over 5 decades. ...


Until recently, only the "Big Three" American automakers (Ford, GM and Chrysler) built full-size pickups. Toyota introduced the T100 full-size pickup truck in 1993, but sales were poor due to high prices and a lack of a V8 engine. However, the introduction of the Tundra and Nissan Titan marked the proper entry of Japanese makers in the market. Both of these trucks are assembled in North America. “Ford” redirects here. ... General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... The Chrysler Corporation was a United States-based automobile manufacturer that existed independently from 1925–1998. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The Toyota T100 is a full-size pickup truck introduced by Toyota in 1993 to compete with American-made Ford F-150, Dodge Ram, and Chevrolet Silverado. ... The Liberty V8 aircraft engine clearly shows the configuration A V8 engine is a V engine with eight cylinders. ... The Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup truck sold by Toyota, replacing the Toyota T100. ... Extended cab Nissan Titan Extended cab Nissan Titan The Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup truck produced in the American market by Nissan. ...


As of 2007, seven pick-ups are sold as full-size in North America:

The Chevrolet Silverado from Chevrolet (along with its GMC counterpart, the GMC Sierra), is the latest line of full-size pickup trucks from General Motors. ... This redirect page is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... See also Dodge Ram 50, an unrelated Mitsubishi-produced truck The Ram is a full-size pickup truck from Chrysler LLCs Dodge brand. ... The F-Series is a series of full-size pickup trucks from Ford Motor Company sold for over 5 decades. ... This automotive article does not cite its references or sources. ... Extended cab Nissan Titan Extended cab Nissan Titan The Nissan Titan is a full-size pickup truck produced in the American market by Nissan. ... The Toyota Tundra is a full-size pickup truck sold by Toyota, replacing the Toyota T100. ...

Mid-size pickups

In North America, pickup trucks were commonly used as general purpose passenger cars. They were popular not only with construction workers, but also with housewives and office workers. Thus arose the need for a pickup that was bigger than a compact and smaller and more fuel efficient than the full-size pickup.


The first mid-size pickup was the Dodge Dakota, introduced in 1987 with V6 engine availability to distinguish it from the smaller compact trucks which generally offered only four cylinder engines. Its hallmark was the ability to carry the archetypical 4x8 sheet of plywood (4 feet by 8 feet) flat in the cargo bed, something which compact pickups could only carry at an angle. While the Frontier, the Tacoma, and the Ridgeline are only available with I-4s or V-6s, since 1991 the Dakota has utilized various V-8 motors. New for 2006, the Mitsubishi Raider was a rebadged Dakota and it used the same V-6 and V-8 motors. The Dakota is a mid-size pickup truck from the Chrysler Corporations Dodge brand. ... The Ford Essex V6 engine V6 and V-6 redirect here. ... Toy constructed from plywood. ... The Mitsubishi Raider is a pickup truck from Mitsubishi Motors that debuted in the fall of 2005 as a 2006 model for the United States market and is based largely on the Dodge Dakota. ...


In 2006, mid-size and large pickups dominate the US market. Mid-size models include:

The Chevrolet Colorado and its counterpart, the GMC Canyon, are General Motors mid-size pickup trucks introduced in 2004 to replace the Chevrolet S10 and GMC Sonoma. ... The Dakota is a mid-size pickup truck from the Chrysler Corporations Dodge brand. ... The Mitsubishi Raider is a pickup truck from Mitsubishi Motors that debuted in the fall of 2005 as a 2006 model for the United States market and is based largely on the Dodge Dakota. ... The Nissan Frontier, which is also known as the Navara in other parts of the world such as Australia, is a model of pickup truck assembled by Nissan and sold under the Nissan brand. ... The Toyota Tacoma is a compact pickup truck manufactured by the Toyota Motor Company since 1995. ... The Honda Ridgeline is a mid-size crossover vehicle produced by the Japanese automaker Honda. ...

Coupe Utilities

Main article: Coupe Utility
A Holden SS Ute
A Holden SS Ute

The coupe utility body style is a passenger-car derived light truck with a passenger cabin of "coupe" style but with an integral cargo bed behind the cabin. These are commonly known as "utilities" or "utes". Consequently, they are much lower-slung and more carlike both in appearance and performance than other pickups. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pickup. ... Image File history File linksMetadata SSute2. ... Image File history File linksMetadata SSute2. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ... This article is about transported goods. ... Renault Premium cabover with sleeper Kenworth aerodynamic hood without sleeper Mack hooded truck with sleeper The cabin of a truck, often simply called a cab, is an enclosed space in a truck where the driver is seated. ...


In the USA, popular Coupe Utilities (although not commonly known by this term) were the 1957 Ford Ranchero and the 1959 Chevrolet El Camino.


But before these US models, the "ute" had its origins in Australia derived from the open top passenger car models of the mid 1920s. The "ute" body-type was first available in Australian Chevrolet then Dodge models, the bodies of which were made by Holden under contract. The coupe utility body style is perhaps most beloved in Australia where it is a common sight to this day. Chevrolet (IPA: - French origin), (colloquially Chevy) , is a brand of automobile, produced by General Motors (GM). ... Dodge is a North American brand of automobiles and light to heavy-duty trucks from Chrysler, sold globally. ... Holdens rule This article is about the Australian car manufacturer. ...


The two Australian-built utilities (the Holden Commodore ute and the Ford Falcon ute) currently in production are rebodied versions of large passenger cars, as were the now out of production American Ford Ranchero and Chevrolet El Camino. The Holden Commodore is an automobile produced by the Holden division of General Motors (GM) in Australia. ... This article is about the Australian car model. ... The Ford Ranchero was a car/pickup truck combination vehicle produced between 1957 and 1979 based on full-size, compact and intermediate automobiles by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market. ... The Chevrolet El Camino (Spanish translation The Road) was a car-like pick-up built by Chevrolet in the United States from 1959 to 1987. ...


Also see the section "The cultural significance of the pickup" The Australian Ute below. The best selling North American pickup truck, the Ford F-Series. ...


Latin American Pickups

In Latin America, single cab pickups which are based on superminis, are fairly popular. They are called "compact," in contrast with "mid-size" (Ranger, S10, Hilux) and "full-size" (Ram, Avalanche, F150), and also nicknamed "picápinhas" in Brazil. Best-sellers are models such as the Toyota Hilux, Volkswagen Saveiro and Fiat Strada. Latin America consists of the countries of South America and some of North America (including Central America and some the islands of the Caribbean) whose inhabitants mostly speak Romance languages, although Native American languages are also spoken. ... 1996 Volkswagen Polo, a popular modern European supermini A supermini is a European hatchback car category. ... The Toyota Hilux, and Toyota Tacoma, are compact pickup trucks built and marketed by the Toyota Motor Corporation. ... The Volkswagen Gol is a cheap supermini car produced by Volkswagen in Brazil, and is a design unique to Latin America. ... The Fiat Strada is a supermini pickup truck version of the Fiats world car proyect Palio. ...


European Pickups

Over the past few decades, nearly all pickups from European manufacturers are coupe utility pickups. Manufacturers from both western and eastern Europe have produced coupe utility pickups.

One of the smallest pickups to be produced in commercial quantities was the British Austin/Morris Mini Pickup. At a little over 3 meters in length, it was nonetheless quite popular as a practical, working truck, selling 58,000 vehicles between 1961 and 1983. (Another mini pickup was the Japanese 1985-1988 3-cylinder 550cc Suzuki Might Boy.) First generation Ripple Bonnet Citroën 2CV built from 1948 to 1960 The Citroën 2CV (French: deux chevaux, literally two horses, from the tax horsepower rating) was an economy car produced by the French automaker Citroën from 1948 to 1990. ... The Citroën Méhari is an off-roader produced by the French automaker Citroën. ... Dacia, in ancient geography the land of the Daci, named by the ancient Greeks Getae, was a large district of Southeastern Europe, bounded on the north by the Carpathians, on the south by the Danube, on the west by the Tisa, on the east by the Tyras or Nistru, now... The Fiat Strada is a supermini pickup truck version of the Fiats world car proyect Palio. ... Fiat 125 was a sedan-type automobile introduced by Fiat in 1967. ... The Lada Niva (Russian: ) is an off-road vehicle built by Russian automaker AutoVAZ. The car is very popular in its home country. ... The Opel Corsa is a supermini that has been produced by General Motors European subsidiary Opel since 1982. ... The Peugeot 504 is a large family car produced by French automaker Peugeot between 1968 and 1983 in Europe. ... The Matra Rancho is a leisure activity vehicle created by the French engineering group Matra in cooperation with the automaker Simca to capitalize on the off-road trend started by the Range Rover, but provide the off-road look at a lower price. ... SEAT (IPA: ) is a Spanish automobile manufacturer founded in 1950 and now subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group. ... 1998 Škoda Felicia. ... The name Volkswagen Caddy has been used by the Volkswagen Group to describe four different Caddy models: Type 14 was derived from the Golf Mk. ... For the new MINI, see MINI (BMW). ...


African Pickups

Pickups are popular in South Africa, including the Ford Bantam, originally a locally designed model based on the Ford Escort and later the Mazda 323, but now a Brazilian-designed Ford Fiesta. The Ford P100, was a pickup version of the Ford Cortina, which was exported to the UK until 1988. The Ford Bantam is a utility vehicle sold by the Ford Motor Company in South Africa. ... The Ford Escort was a compact car manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1967 through 2003. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Mazda Familia. ... The Ford Fiesta is a mid-class supermini car designed and built by the Ford Motor Company in Europe, and also manufactured in Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, China, India and South Africa. ... The Ford Cortina was a medium sized family car sold by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. ... The Ford Cortina was a medium sized family car sold by Ford of Britain in various guises from 1962 to 1982. ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ...


Visitors to South Africa will often hear pickups referred to as 'Bakkies'. This is dervided from the Afrikaans term 'Bak' - literally a baking bin, such as those used for baking loaves of bread. Early pickups dating from the 1940's were sedans with a cargo carrier bin added almost as an afterthought - which gave rise to the term, and its widespread use.


Pickup cab styles

Pickup trucks have been produced with a number of different configurations or body styles.


Standard cab

A standard cab pickup has a single row of seats and a single set of doors, one on each side. Most pickups have a front bench seat that can be used by three people, however within the last few decades, various manufacturers have begun to offer individual seats as standard equipment.


Extended cab

Extended or super cab pickups add an extra space behind the main seat. This is normally accessed by reclining the front bench back, but recent extended cab pickups have featured reverse-hinged doors on one or both sides for access. The original extended cab trucks used simple side-facing "jump seats" that could fold into the walls, but modern super cab trucks usually have a full bench in the back. Dodge introduced the Club Cab in 1973. Ford followed with the SuperCab concept on their 1974 F-100. In 1977 Datsun introduced the first minitruck with extended cab, their King Cab. GM, oddly enough, didn't offer one until 1988. For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ... http://www. ...


Crew cab

Main article: Crew cab

A true four-door pickup is a crew cab, double cab or quad cab. It features seating for up to five or six people on two full benches and full-size front-hinged doors on both sides. Most crew cab pickups have a shorter bed or box to reduce their overall length. A Dodge Ram 1500 crew cab Crew Cabs are an extended cab bodystyle commonly found on utes or pickup trucks. ...


International was the first to introduce a crew cab pickup in 1957, followed by Ford with their 1965 F-250 (short bed) and F-350 (long bed), Dodge in the same era, and Chevrolet followed with their 1973 C/K. Japanese makes offered crew cab versions of their pick-ups from the mid-80s. International Harvester Company (IHC or IH; now Navistar International Corporation) was an agricultural machinery, construction equipment, vehicle, commercial truck, and household and commercial products manufacturer. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ...


Four-door compact pickup trucks are quite in vogue outside North America, due to their increased passenger space and versatility in carrying non-rugged cargo. In the United States and Canada, however, four-door compact trucks have been very slow to catch on and are still quite rare. In recent years seat belt laws, requirements of insurance companies and fear of litigation have increased the demand for four door trucks which provide a safety belt for each passenger. Mexican four-door compact pickups are quite popular. North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... A three-point seat belt. ...


Cab-Forward

The pickup variant of the fifth generation Suzuki Carry is an example of a kei car-classed cab-forward pickup truck.
The pickup variant of the fifth generation Suzuki Carry is an example of a kei car-classed cab-forward pickup truck.

A cab-forward pickup is derived from a cab-forward van; a van where the driver sits atop the front axle. The first cab-forward pickup was the Volkswagen Transporter which was introduced in 1952. It had a drop-side bed which aided in loading and unloading. American, British, and Japanese manufacturers followed in the late 1950s and 1960s. American manufacturers adopted this design only later, most notably on the 1956-1965 Jeep Forward Control and the 1st generation Ford Econoline, Chevrolet Corvair Rampside and Loadside pickups, and the Dodge A-100. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (2092 × 1388 pixel, file size: 691 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (2092 × 1388 pixel, file size: 691 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Suzuki Carry Minibus The Suzuki Carry, officially known as the L60V, is a small van and pickup truck produced by the Japanese automaker Suzuki. ... The Daihatsu Cuore, a popular and typical kei car. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... An axle is a central shaft for a rotating wheel or gear. ... The Volkswagen Type 2 (aka Transporter) was the second automotive line introduced by German automaker Volkswagen. ... The Jeep Forward Control was a truck produced by Willys and then Kaiser Jeep from 1956 to 1965. ... The Ford E-Series, also known as the Econoline, is a line of full-size vans and truck chassis from Ford Motor Company. ... Corvair convertible The Chevrolet Corvair was an automobile produced by the Chevrolet division of General Motors from 1960 to 1969. ... The A100 (or Forward Control) line was a family of small trucks produced by Chrysler and sold under the Dodge marque in the 1960s. ...


The Japanese, however, embraced this design because of its high maneuverability on narrow streets and fields. The smallest ones are 360/550/660cc pickup kei cars from Daihatsu, Honda, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Subaru and Suzuki. The British also continued this design on the Ford Transit. The Daihatsu Cuore, a popular and typical kei car. ... Daihatsu is a Japanese manufacturer of cars, especially compact/small cars. ... This article is about the Japanese motor corporation. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For information on Mitsubishi brand computer monitors, see NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America Inc. ... Nissan Motor Co. ... For other uses, see Subaru (disambiguation). ... Suzuki Motor Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation company producing a range of automobiles (especially Keicars and small SUVs), a full range of motorcycles, ATVs, outboard motors, wheelchairs, and a variety of other small combustion-powered engine products. ... The Ford Transit is a range of panel vans, minibuses and pickup trucks, produced by the Ford Motor Company in Europe. ...


Pickup bed styles

Full-size pickup trucks are generally available with several different types of beds attached. The provided lengths typically specify the distance between the inside of the front end of the bed and the closed tailgate; note that these values are approximate and different manufacturers produce beds of slightly varying length.


Most compact truck beds are approximately 50 in wide, and most full-size are between 60 in and 70 in wide, generally 48 in or slightly over between the wheel wells (minimum width).


Short bed

The short bed is by far the most popular type of pickup truck bed. Compact truck short beds are generally 6 ft long and full-size beds are generally 6.5 ft long. These beds offer significant load-hauling versatility, but are not long enough to be difficult to drive or park.


Long bed

The long bed is usually a foot or two longer than the short bed and is more popular on trucks of primarily utilitarian employ (for example, commercial work trucks or farm trucks). Compact long beds are generally 7 ft long and full-size long beds are generally 8 ft long. Full-size long beds offer the advantage of carrying a standard-size 4 ft×8 ft sheet of plywood with the tailgate closed. In the United States and Canada, long beds are not very popular on compact trucks because of the easy availability of full-size pickup trucks. Toy constructed from plywood. ...


Step-Side

Most pickup truck beds have side panels positioned outside the wheel wells. Conversely, step-side truck beds have side panels inside the wheel wells. Pickup trucks were commonly equipped with step-side beds until the 1950s, when General Motors (Chevrolet Cameo Carrier and GMC Suburban Carrier) and Chrysler (Dodge Sweptside) introduced smooth-side pickup beds as expensive, low-production options. These smooth side panels were cosmetic additions over a narrow step-side bed interior. In 1957, Ford offered a purpose-built "Styleside" bed with smooth sides and a full-width interior at little extra cost. Most manufacturers followed and switched to a straight bed, which offer slightly more interior space than step-side beds, and due to better aerodynamics, tend to produce less wind noise at highway speeds. Step-side beds do have the added advantage of a completely rectangular interior, although most modern trucks with a step-side bed are that way purely for styling. the first thing that was invented was the automatic DILDO. Education grew explosively because of a very strong demand for high school and college education. ...


General Motors calls the step-side option sport-side, while Ford Motor Company dubs it flare-side. General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), also known as GM, is an American automobile maker with worldwide operations and brands including Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Holden, Hummer, Opel, Pontiac, Saturn, Saab and Vauxhall. ... “Ford” redirects here. ...


Very short bed

As mentioned above, some compact four-door pickup trucks are equipped with very short beds or super short beds. They are usually based on sport utility vehicles, and the bed is attached behind the rear seats. The Ford Explorer Sport Trac is an example of this, as is the Ssangyong Musso Sport. A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States. ... See also Ford Explorer for the SUV on which the Sport Trac is based The Ford Explorer Sport Trac is a mid-size sport utility vehicle with a pickup truck bed sold mostly in North America. ... It has been suggested that Ssangyong Musso be merged into this article or section. ...


No bed (traction head)

In some cases, commercial pickup trucks can be purchased without a bed at all; the gas tank and driveline are visible and easily accessible through the top of the frame rails until a proper bed (many times customized to fit a particular business' needs) is attached by the customer. These are called "Cab & Chassis" models, and are usually finished by the customer to use a flatbed (flat deck) cargo carrier, stake bed, or specialized fixtures such as tow rigs, glass sheet carriers or other types. A common type is the "utility body" which in the US is usually of metal and has many lockable cabinet compartments (a type of large tradesmans tool box) A bed is a piece of furniture with a soft horizontal surface used primarily for sleeping. ...


Other varieties of commercial pickups without beds are called "Cowl & Chassis" models and "Cowl & Windshield" models. Both are similar to cab & chassis models, but have incomplete cabs, most of which are replaced with the commercial bodies themselves. Ice cream vending trucks were commonly built on cowl & windshield pickups until the 1970s, while walk-in delivery bodies and even some Class C motor homes were often attached to cowl & chassis pickups.


The cultural significance of the pickup

The pickup in American culture

Americans have a special fondness for the pickup truck, and it has developed a mythos that is similar to that of the horse in the American Old West. In the United States, pickups tend to be portrayed as symbols of male virility. They figure prominently in "tough guy" and neo-Western motion pictures, such as Hud, Urban Cowboy, and Every Which Way But Loose. They are also a fixture in American politics, as in the famous campaign speech by Fred Thompson, who explained his opponent's shortcomings by saying "He hasn't spent enough time in a pickup truck." In 2004, Democratic Senate candidate Ken Salazar campaigned with his green pickup truck; Salazar later won the election.[1] Even President George W. Bush has been seen cruising around his Crawford, Texas ranch in a white Ford F-250 while vacationing, sometimes with foreign heads of state riding shotgun, such as Russian president Vladimir Putin. Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 The horse (Equus caballus, sometimes seen as a subspecies of the Wild Horse, Equus ferus caballus) is a large odd-toed ungulate mammal, one of ten modern species of the genus Equus. ... The cowboy, the quintessential symbol of the American Old West, circa 1887. ... 1963 film Hud with Paul Newman Hud is a 1963 film which tells the story of a modern-day cowboy who conflicts with his father over the best way to keep their ranch from dying. ... This article is about the 1980 film. ... Every Which Way But Loose is a 1978 U.S. motion picture, released by Warner Brothers, produced by Robert Daley and directed by James Fargo. ... This article is about the actor/politician. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Kenneth Lee Salazar (born March 2, 1955) is an American politician, rancher, and environmentalist from the U.S. state of Colorado. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the 43rd and current President of the United States, inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... Crawford is a Waco suburb located in western McLennan County, Texas. ... To ride shotgun is to sit in the front passenger seat when riding a car or other vehicle, a phrase commonly heard in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and Australia. ... Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin (Russian: ) (born October 7, 1952) is the current President of the Russian Federation. ...


The term "Texas Cadillac" is a euphemism referring to the pickup truck of a cowboy or someone into the cowboy/country music culture, especially if the truck is large and has been customised rather opulently. Texas is sometimes called the "land of pickup trucks," even going so far as to offer lower taxation on vehicle registration compared to other vehicle types.[2]


The Australian ute

Main article: Coupe utility
Ford Falcon "traytop" ute
Ford Falcon "traytop" ute

The utility truck, or more affectionally called "ute", is the mainstay variety of ute in Australia. Since the modern design of the ute first rolled off the assembly line at the Ford factory in Geelong in 1934, which Henry Ford described as the "kangaroo chaser", Australia has developed a culture around utes. This still manifests itself today, particularly in rural areas with events known as Ute musters that occur nation wide. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pickup. ... Image File history File links FordTraytop2. ... Image File history File links FordTraytop2. ... This article is about the Australian car model. ... Ford factory in Norlane, Victoria, 1957. ... - - Nickname: City by the Bay Geography Area: 1,240 km² Coordinates: Time Zone UTC +10:00 Population (2003) 200,067 Among Australian cities: Density: persons/km² Political Mayor: Shane Dowling Governing body: City of Greater Geelong Geelong is a port city of 200,067 people (2003 census) located on Corio... Henry Ford (1919) Henry Ford (July 30, 1863 – April 7, 1947) was the founder of the Ford Motor Company and father of modern assembly lines used in mass production. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In Australia, two common forms of ute exist. The first is The American-style ute, commonly which is popular with farmers. It is usually a Japanese or Australian built model, such as the Holden Rodeo or the Toyota Hilux. These are popular in a variety of forms – two and four-wheel drive, single or dual cab, integrated tray or flatbed. These kinds of vehicles are also common in New Zealand, where they are also referred to as utes. There is an extensive industry in rural areas building a huge variety of different ute backs and trays to fit standard chassis. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... This article is about the class of vehicles. ...


The other type of vehicle commonly referred to as a ute is quite different – a two-seater sporty version of typical saloon cars, featuring a ute-type integrated tray back, comparable to the American Chevrolet El Camino or Ford Ranchero. This body style is formally called a Coupe utility. A typical modern-day example would be the Holden Commodore SS ute. Construction is semi-monocoque, with the front end sharing the unitary construction of the saloon car on which they are based, but featuring a more conventional chassis at the rear. The Chevrolet El Camino (Spanish translation The Road) was a car-like pick-up built by Chevrolet in the United States from 1959 to 1987. ... The Ford Ranchero was a car/pickup truck combination vehicle produced between 1957 and 1979 based on full-size, compact and intermediate automobiles by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Pickup. ... The Holden Commodore is an automobile produced by the Holden division of General Motors (GM) in Australia. ...


The vehicle is optimised for carrying loads in rural Australia which tend to be very flat, although in other environments the vehicles have somewhat questionable value as most feature very low ground clearance, wide road tyres and so forth. Many young urban drivers often customise their utes, resulting in many not willing to scratch the paintwork doing anything utilitarian, such as carrying a load. However, many rural drivers customise their utes in the "B&S" fashion, complete with bullbars, mudflaps and UHF aerials. Mudflap is a character in the Transformers: Cybertron toyline and cartoon series. ...


The ute culture has been romanticised by country singers such as Lee Kernaghan, who has written odes to the ute such as She's My Ute, Scrubbabashin, Baptise The Ute and Love Shack. Kernaghan has commented, "Prior to [songs such as Boys From The Bush], the ute was very much a work vehicle, devoid of glamour. But I think songs like Boys From the Bush and She's My Ute kind of said, 'It's okay to drive a ute.'"[3] Lee Kernaghan (born April 15, 1964 in Corryong, Victoria, Australia, is one of Australias most popular and influential country singers and songwriters. ...


Pickups in China

The People's Republic of China has the third largest first-hand pickup truck market in the world. In the year of 2006, 145836 units had been sold.


Pickups in Thailand

A medium sized inter-village songthaew.
Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand.

As the world's second largest manufacturer of pickup trucks, aided by punitive excise taxes on passenger cars, pickup trucks have long been extremely popular in Thailand: between 1987 and 1996, 58% of all cars sold in the country were pickup trucks. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 415 pixel Image in higher resolution (1318 × 684 pixel, file size: 542 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Inter-village songthaew in Ubon Ratchathani. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 415 pixel Image in higher resolution (1318 × 684 pixel, file size: 542 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Inter-village songthaew in Ubon Ratchathani. ... A city songthaew in Ubon Ratchathani A songthaew { Thai สองแถว, literally two rows, if pronounced wrong can sound like two feet), also known in English as a baht bus, is a passenger vehicle in Thailand adapted from a pick-up or a larger truck. ...


[2] Pickups are used extensively for shipping and transport, notably the converted songthaew (lit. "two row") minibus that forms the backbone of public transportation in and between many smaller cities. A city songthaew in Ubon Ratchathani A songthaew { Thai สองแถว, literally two rows, if pronounced wrong can sound like two feet), also known in English as a baht bus, is a passenger vehicle in Thailand adapted from a pick-up or a larger truck. ... A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ...


Thailand is also the world's second largest market for pickup trucks, after the United States. 400,000 pickups were sold there in 2005. Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Pickups in Europe

In Europe, pickups are considered light commercial vehicles for farmers. Until the 1990s, pickups were preferred mainly as individual vehicles in rural areas, while vans and large trucks were the preferred method of transportation for cargo.


The largest pickup market in Europe is Portugal, where crew cab 4WD pickups have somewhat replaced SUVs as offroad vehicles, after a change in taxation removed light commercial vehicle status from SUVs. The introduction of more powerful engines in pickups, benefitting from variable vane turbochargers and common rail direct injection technology, have made these cars interesting prospects in the eyes of the public. Four wheel drive or 4x4, is a type of four wheeled vehicle drivetrain configuration that enables all four wheels to receive power from the engine simultaneously in order to provide maximum traction. ... “Turbo” redirects here. ... “CRD” redirects here. ... Direct Injection may refer to: a music recording technique more commonly referred to as Direct Input. ...


In France, Spain and Germany, pickups carry little cultural significance. In the United Kingdom on the other hand, pickups are gaining popularity fast; they are the UK's fastest growing vehicle sector. Through 2006 pick up sales have increased by 14 per cent to reach a total topping 36,000, where overall new car sales are down by 4.2 per cent. The biggest sellers in the UK are mid size trucks like the Nissan Navara, the Mitsubishi L200 and the Isuzu D-Max. The Nissan Navara is a model of pickup truck manufactured by Nissan and sold under the Nissan brand name. ... 1995 Mitsubishi Mighty Max, the North American version of the L200 The Mitsubishi L200 is a compact pickup truck produced by Mitsubishi Motors. ... Isuzu D-Max is a pickup truck made by Isuzu. ...


Military use

Pickup trucks have been used as troop carriers in many parts of the world, especially in countries with few civilian roads or areas of very rough terrain. Pickup trucks have also been used as fighting vehicles, often equipped with a machine-gun mounted in the bed. These are known as technicals. A technical in Liberia. ... A . ... A technical in Liberia. ...


Other uses

Whilst pickups are commonly used by tradespeople all over the world, they are popular as personal transport in Australia, the United States, and Canada, where they share some of the image of the SUV and are commonly criticised on similar grounds.


Racing trucks

Pickup trucks have long been used in motor racing, especially trophy trucks in off-road races. Since its premiere in 1995, NASCAR's Craftsman Truck Series, featuring stock trucks, has become one of its three national division alongside the Busch Series and the Nextel Cup which both use stock cars. Trophy Trucks are the largest and fastest class of off-road racing vehicles which resemble Pickup trucks. ... In offroad racing, various classes of specially modified vehicles, including cars, compete in races through off-road environments. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is a popular NASCAR racing series that features modified pickup trucks. ... Most recent champion(s) Kevin Harvick The NASCAR Busch Series is a stock car racing series owned and operated by NASCAR. It is NASCARs minor league circuit (often compared to Triple-A baseball), and is a proving ground for drivers who wish to step up to the organizations... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ...


In Brazil, there are two racing series featuring pickups besides the popular rally racing. First one is Pick-up Racing Brasil, featuring mid-size pickup trucks, such as Chevrolet S10, Ford Ranger and Dodge Dakota. This series became known for being the first racing series in the world using only Compressed Natural Gas powered vehicles. The other series is called DTM Pick-Up, with supermini-based pickups. Rallying (international) or rally racing (US) is a form of automobile racing that takes place on normal roads with modified production or specially built road cars. ... 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup The GMC Sonoma was a compact pickup truck from General Motors. ... The Ford Ranger name is used on two distinct and unrelated pickup truck lines by the Ford Motor Company The Ford-designed compact pickup truck (documented here), which is sold in North America, Brazil, Chile and Argentina. ... The Dakota is a mid-size pickup truck from the Chrysler Corporations Dodge brand. ... Typical North America vehicles carry this diamond shape symbol, meaning it is running on compressed natural gas fuel. ...


Australia has a racing series based on lightly modified production Holden and Ford V8 Utes.


The United Kingdom has a Pickup Truck Racing series similar to a scaled-down version of NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series, using a spaceframe race chassis and purpose-built truck body. Pickup Truck Racing Is a motor racing series which competes between April/May and November at oval and road course circuits across the UK. // Pete Wilkinson at speed on the oval at Rockingham The dates for the 2006 season are as follows: Tony Mumford leads the pack at Thruxton Back...


Campers

Equipping pickup trucks with camper shells provides a small living space for camping without requiring a dedicated camper. Camper shells usually not permanently attached to the pickup, allowing the truck to be used in an ordinary manner when not camping. A truck with a traditional camper shell A camper shell, sometimes known as a topper or cap, is a small housing or rigid canopy used as a pickup truck accessory. ... Car camping is camping in a tent, but nearby the car for easier access and for supply storage. ...


Slide-in Truck Campers, on the other hand, give a pickup truck the amenities of a small Motor home, but still allowing the operator the option of removal and independent use of the vehicle. Photo: Lance Camper by Wally Herrala. ...


Fire chief's vehicle

Main article: Fire chief's vehicle

In the United States pick-up trucks have been used as response vehicles for fire chiefs. These pickup trucks will mount emergency lights and sirens, and sport color schemes similar to the one used by fire trucks in the department. A Fire Chiefs Vehicle, or a Chief Unit or a Fire Chiefs Car or a Fire Car is a Car, Truck, or SUV that is driven by a fire chief when reporting to fire scenes. ... German emergency vehicles with all blue lights flashing. ... This article is about the mythological sea nymphs. ...


Law enforcement

Main article: Police car

Pickup trucks have also been modified for use by local police agencies in areas where a cruiser is ill-suited for terrain requirements, such as in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest of the United States due to their mountainous environment and the Southeastern and Deep South of the United States due to the muddy conditions. The United States Border Patrol relies almost entirely on a fleet on SUV's and pickup trucks for use along the United States–Mexico border. Pickup trucks have also found a role in Search and Rescue operations, since they are designed to handle the rugged outdoors. Military Police officers often rely on pickup trucks and SUV type vehicles; typically, these types of trucks are used in a perimeter security role for the base proper (administrative buildings, housing complexes, checkpoints, etc). Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor of the United States Federal Protective Service. ... Contents // Categories: Emergency vehicles | Law enforcement equipment | Stub ... The Pacific Northwest from space The Pacific Northwest, abbreviated PNW, or PacNW is a region in the northwest of North America. ... A compass rose with Southwest highlighted. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... Regional definitions vary from source to source. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The border between Mexico and the United States spans four U.S. states, six Mexican states, and has over twenty commercial crossings. ... Search and Rescue (acronym SAR) is an operation mounted by emergency services, often well-trained volunteers, to find someone believed to be in distress, lost, sick or injured either in a remote or difficult to access area, such as mountains, desert or forest (Wilderness search and rescue), or at sea...


In Guadalajara, Mexico, pick-ups are widely used by the police departments of the 5 municipalities, as they allow them to carry safely up to 6 policemen instead of the normal 2 that can fit inside a regular squad car. Coordinates: , Country State Foundation 1542 Government  - Mayor Alfonso Petersen Farah ( PAN) Area  - City 187. ... Contents // Categories: Emergency vehicles | Law enforcement equipment | Stub ...


Sport utility trucks

Since about 2001 hybrids of sport utility vehicles and pickups have appeared, which are similar to SUVs except that the 3rd row of seats (or enclosed cargo area) is replaced by a short open truck bed. The Chevrolet Avalanche is the most well-known example of this. These are not generally referred to as pickups. Ssangyong Musso Sports as well as its replacement the Ssangyong Actyon Sports are also SUTs. A fourth-generation (2006-) Ford Explorer, the best-selling mid-size SUV in the United States. ... The Chevrolet Avalanche is Chevrolets sport utility truck. ...


Notes

  1. ^ Kruszelnicki, Dr Karl. "Dr Karl's Collection of Great Australian Facts and Firsts", HarperCollinsPublishers, Australia, 1997, p. 243-250
  2. ^ Schedule Of Texas Registration Fees (PDF). State of Texas (2007-01-01). Retrieved on 2007-04-20.
  3. ^ Dapin, Mark. "Suburban Cowboys", Good Weekend, The Age magazine, Fairfax, June 3 2006, p. 38. 

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... For other uses, see Truck (disambiguation). ... A campervan is a self-propelled vehicle that provides both transport and sleeping accommodation. ... An Australian Ford panel van, based on a 1990 Ford Falcon. ... A truck with a traditional camper shell A camper shell, sometimes known as a topper or cap, is a small housing or rigid canopy used as a pickup truck accessory. ... Cars can come in a large variety of different body styles. ... This article is about a truck manufacturer. ... Nissan Hardbody Trucks were the successor to the Datsun 720 line of small trucks. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The Chevrolet El Camino (Spanish translation The Road) was a car-like pick-up built by Chevrolet in the United States from 1959 to 1987. ... The Ford Ranchero was a car/pickup truck combination vehicle produced between 1957 and 1979 based on full-size, compact and intermediate automobiles by the Ford Motor Company for the North American market. ... The Dodge Rampage was a compact pickup truck based on Chryslers L platform. ...

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