Why no Van on Liquid ?

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Why no Van on Liquid ?

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So, always wondered, why no Citroen Van with hydraulic suspension with all that it could offer in easy loading, loaded ride, French (old) roads ? etc ?

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Does this vision in beige have green blood?

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Talking Transit/H Van size, not a converted estate wagon :)

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Is this big enough ( or real enough)?

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lreminds me ever so slightly of of one of these

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Re: Why no Van on Liquid ?

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It is....but why no production ?

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Hydropnumatic vans, brilliant idea. The things a carried in my XMs was amazing. I once brought back a 2.1 td engine and gearbox from Newcastle and stopped off in Derbyshire to pick up a Ford diesel engine for my sons truck. The handling remained almost normal, the only noticeable thing was it was a bit slow up hills. :|

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Re: Why no Van on Liquid ?

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I think that one of the problems was that (before hydractive), hydraulic Citroens tended to lean over quite a lot in corners, and with the high centre of gravity of a loaded van, that could get quite extreme. Handling in side-winds may also have been problematic.

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Re: Why no Van on Liquid ?

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Looks like getting into the CitroenDS van would be a bit of a problem. You would have to put your size 12's on the rather beautiful wing to open the door.

Its turns out to be something from the imagination of one Jens Christian Moller, and the ubiquitous photoshop

He also did quite a nice one based on the Panhard

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So a genuine medium/large "van on liquid" remains elusive.

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the Citroen Puffer Fish ?

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I used to have one of those in my fish tank. :)

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Re: Why no Van on Liquid ?

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There was the Tubik which sadly never arrived. I think it was a 2.0Hdi Hybrid 4wd with Hydractive 3+. My perfect day van.

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Re: Why no Van on Liquid ?

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Any way of transposing c5 gubbins to a relay or similar? Chances are it's do-able but a mega job

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Re: Why no Van on Liquid ?

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Yes its not big enough and its a pick-up not a van, but it should be on liquid

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There's also a camper van conversion here

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Whilst not on liquid, there's some <ahem> interesting Citroen vans and lorries on here:
http://www.travellerdave.co.uk/?s=131" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

My favourite being this thing

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....and as for this creation

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on this website of French creations !
http://blog.hemmings.com/index.php/2009 ... -vehicles/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


I think I need a lie down after seeing that lot :-D

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Re: Why no Van on Liquid ?

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Yes on liquid.....Methadrone I think !