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Old 07-05-2015, 12:48 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Location: NC
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Red Bean - '01 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 34.44 mpg (US)
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Originally Posted by cRiPpLe_rOoStEr View Post
Have you ever considered to get an utility trailer to tow with the Metro? Sure it won't pull like a 14 with a Playboy, but it's not useless at all...

What kind of repairs does it need? Eventually, that could be an excuse for some extensive ecomods

That would be cool. You could make some modular removable furniture items to convert the van into a camper while retaining the versatility when you need it for hauling.
One "crazy" idea I had for the van was stripping it down to the frame, replacing the engine and transmission with some small engine and manual transmissions, and doing a custom aerodynamic body and seeing what I can do. Another "crazy" idea was to convert it to a battery electric vehicle. The main issue at present is the transmission is shot. It most likely can't be rebuilt either so will have to be replaced. The engine is high mileage and is probably due for a rebuild. Other than that, just some rust here and there.
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