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Old 03-30-2017, 10:26 AM
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What truck/van is this?

What truck/van is this? I think is Made in the state of Ohio in 1969.

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Old 03-31-2017, 04:23 AM
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It's an "Gerstenslager"
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Looks like European license plate so me thinks its not Ohio.
In fact nothing looks US to me.

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Old 03-31-2017, 04:57 PM
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It's an "Gerstenslager"
The first thing that came to mind was Yagenplutz, but then I realized "No, wait, the Yagenplutz is a Swedish hutch".
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Old 03-31-2017, 05:19 PM
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Down, down, down: http://www.railnet.ro/viewtopic.php?t=1037&f=63
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Gerstenslager is an Ohio company, and that is one. Unique headlight/turn signal arrangement confirms. Lots of Googleable images and links.

They were big manufacturers of bookmobiles -- mobile libraries of books. See, books are these things that are like blogs or websites, except you don't need a computer or internet connection to look at them. They're always booted up, no batteries, and you can see 'em fine in direct sunlight. Hopefully they'll catch on.

But seriously, a land barge full of books is quite heavy. Specialty vehicle manufacturers noticed, and they served as chassis for mobile TV production and mobile audio recording studios as well. I've seen one of each in use on various jobs I've been on.

Now that digital has taken over, you can do the same thing with a laptop, running on batteries.

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Old 04-01-2017, 04:01 AM
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A box truck made by a company - in Ohio - with a German name, that's actually being driven around in Europe. How about that?

If you want to know the actual chassis manufacturer, good luck.
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A box truck made by a company - in Ohio - with a German name, that's actually being driven around in Europe. How about that?

If you want to know the actual chassis manufacturer, good luck.
Looks like a GMC front end and probably the whole chassis. Like this old Bookmobile. (I remember back in the '60s when one of those would visit the shopping center near my house.)

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But with whom "Gerstenslager" colaborated in order the aquyre engines and gear boxes?
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:10 AM
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But with whom "Gerstenslager" colaborated in order the aquyre engines and gear boxes?
A GMC chassis would include the drive train (engine, transmission). Likewise with the Ford and Mercedes chassis they used.
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