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Old 12-23-2015, 01:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fastback Focus pickup?

I found this buried on reddit:



The bodywork looks good, but the tailgate and inside are plywood. The tailgate says Focus.

What is this? A backup light with brown caulking? What does the writing say?


This only came up once on Tineye:


Google translate delivered far better with the first sentence than the second:
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each of us saw this car hundreds of times on the streets. Malo whom, however, they manage to get to know them after this strange conversion..
I just posted it back on imgur and we will see if anyone is helpful. That is not usually what happens on imgur\reddit, though.

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Old 12-23-2015, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Interesting, but what is really needed is to extend the bed into the rear seats, and have a roll-down door to cover it.

And what's the big hatch on the side for, I wonder?
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Old 12-23-2015, 02:47 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I think a long bed would be better--superior taper.

Is there a hatch on each side?

Easiest aerocap ever!
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Old 12-23-2015, 07:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Interesting to say the least, but not so attractive-looking at all.
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Give it a Plexiglas cover and it would be significantly more Aerocivic.
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The original poster says he saw the car in Mountain View, California.
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This just went up on Just a Car Guy:


http://justacarguy.blogspot.com/2015/12/mercury-montego-sportshauler-concept-car.html

Much better access to and use of space—and it's even rear-wheel drive.
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I seriously considered doing this with my intrepid. Remove the rear glass, seats and trunk. Install plexiglass behind front seats, a little sheetmetal/wood and done. Would make a very cheap light duty pickup.

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