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Small vans - Fiat Topolino vs Fordson 5cwt
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Small vans - Fiat Topolino vs Fordson 5cwt Reply with quote

Hi all,

Two vans of similar age, similar asking prices, but very different origins, have been listed recently - but which would you plump for?

Personally, the running gear of the Ford is pretty familiar stuff, so would be the easier option, but I can't help thinking that the Fiat would be a lot more interesting to own.

Any preferences?


http://ebay.to/2w8x6mo


http://ebay.to/2xUomVr

RJ
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

either would do but the ford probably easier to run.
lot of money tho!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would go for the Ford, so simple to work on and still plentiful spares out there.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rootes75 wrote:
I would go for the Ford, so simple to work on and still plentiful spares out there.


It'd be a good candidate for hot-rodding too!!!

Wink Wink Wink Smile Shocked Cool Laughing

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Topolino is seriously tempting; but what a shame he didn't import one of the many right-hand-drive ones that come on the Italian market.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rick wrote:
Rootes75 wrote:
I would go for the Ford, so simple to work on and still plentiful spares out there.


It'd be a good candidate for hot-rodding too!!!

Wink Wink Wink Smile Shocked Cool Laughing

RJ


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peterwpg wrote:
Rick wrote:
Rootes75 wrote:
I would go for the Ford, so simple to work on and still plentiful spares out there.


It'd be a good candidate for hot-rodding too!!!

Wink Wink Wink Smile Shocked Cool Laughing

RJ


Oh dear, I fear that our leader maybe moving to the Dark Side..


Breath easy, just stirring Wink

although ...


Smile only joking

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hot rodding...wash yer mouth out.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Just to be awkward!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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