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Cushman White Van (actual model name of a micro van) by cliffw
Started on: 08-03-2011 08:55 AM
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Report this Post08-03-2011 08:55 AM Click Here to See the Profile for cliffwClick Here to Email cliffwSend a Private Message to cliffwDirect Link to This Post

Cushman White Van ...



and a cousin, Cushman White Truck ...



I have acquired a White Van. What do you know about them ?

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Report this Post08-03-2011 08:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 1988holleyformulaSend a Private Message to 1988holleyformulaDirect Link to This Post

 
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Originally posted by cliffw:

Cushman White Van ...

I have acquired a White Van. What do you know about them ?


You can't get them in black...

edit: Apparently made by CMC (China Motor Company) and used a variety of engines, most common being a 1.0 liter Mitsubishi. I think...

Do you know any more about it? Year, transmission, is it governed/limited to 22mph?

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Report this Post08-03-2011 10:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for IFLYR22Click Here to Email IFLYR22Send a Private Message to IFLYR22Direct Link to This Post

drove one in Japan.
My unit down here has a couple of the truck versions. They remind me of the Fuso Fighter shrunk down.

They are fully capable on the road.

Squadron one from Japan:



-Dave

Adding: the ones I was in were all diesel. The one in my unit here is gas, and it is a .9L, 3 cylinder engine (I heard it was the same engine as the geo metro, just setup to lay flat).

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Report this Post08-03-2011 11:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for twofatguysClick Here to Email twofatguysSend a Private Message to twofatguysDirect Link to This Post

The ones they sell up here are for offroad use only. IIRC they go for around 6k brand new. If I was looking at a gator, or similar I would go with the truck first. One may be able to get them street legal, I didn't look into it.

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Originally posted by twofatguys:

The ones they sell up here are for offroad use only. IIRC they go for around 6k brand new. If I was looking at a gator, or similar I would go with the truck first. One may be able to get them street legal, I didn't look into it.

Brad


They don't necessarily have to be for off-road use, its just that most are not properly imported. If properly imported they can be tagged like any other highway-use vehicle. Most are imported via the gray-market and therefore cannot be tagged for highway use because the proper bureaucratic paperwork has not been completed.

Check out: http://www.minitrucktalk.com/ they've got a ton of information about those Japanese mini-trucks/vans.

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Originally posted by OKflyboy:


They don't necessarily have to be for off-road use, its just that most are not properly imported. If properly imported they can be tagged like any other highway-use vehicle. Most are imported via the gray-market and therefore cannot be tagged for highway use because the proper bureaucratic paperwork has not been completed.

Check out: http://www.minitrucktalk.com/ they've got a ton of information about those Japanese mini-trucks/vans.



I find that hard to believe. Not arguing with you, OKflyboy, just amazed that there's any way around the safety and emissions laws. I can't imagine they come close to complying.

But all I know about importing vehicles comes from the old days of gray-market exotics in the seventies & eighties. Like in Rainman. Maybe things have changed.

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It looks like a Smart car on steroids (if that's even possible )

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Originally posted by IFLYR22:




I would be guessing this is the "Cushman Olive Drab Van? "

Sorry, someone had to do it.

In Turkey we had some of these Vans and the Citreon mini vans too. Turks call them "dolmoosh" lol

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Report this Post08-05-2011 07:10 PM Click Here to See the Profile for cliffwClick Here to Email cliffwSend a Private Message to cliffwDirect Link to This Post

Thanks guys.
This thing is very interesting. Very cool. Mine has a few options other than the standards listed below. Most notable, A/C.

STANDARD FEATURES
4-wheel with spare
White
Seating for up to eight
Front bumper
Grille
Halogen headlights
Stoplights and taillights
Dome lights, front and rear
Self-canceling turn signals
Two-speed intermittent wiper
Heater/defroster
Rearview mirror with dimmer
Left and right-hand outside mirrors
Center console
AM/FM cassette radio
Digital clock
Lighter
Rear hatch door
Sliding doors on both sides for side entry or rear compartment access


POWER
Engine:
1060 cc, 4-cycle, 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled gas

Ignition:
Electronic

Horsepower:
49 hp (37 kW) at 5500 rpm

Torque:
58.6 lb ft at 3500 rpm

Fuel Capacity:
10 gal (38 L)


PERFORMANCE

Rated Capacity:
1830 lb (830 kg) includes 200 lb (91 kg) each for operator and passengers

Speed (maximum):
Up to 22 mph (35 km/h)

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Battery:
12-volt
28 amp hr

Charging:
45-amp alternator

SEAT

Adjustable vinyl/cloth clad bucket seats
Headrest for driver and front seat passenger
Rear seating for up to six additional passengers
Seat belts

STEERING

Manual rack and pinion

SUSPENSION

Front:
Independent wishbone
Coil springs

Rear:
Leaf spring
Shock absorber


BRAKES

Service:
Dual circuit hydraulic with vacuum booster
Rear wheel, drum-type
Front wheel, disc-type

Parking:
Hand-operated

TIRES

155 R13C radial
Optional 205/60 R13


DIMENSIONS

Overall Height:
75.2" (1.9 m)

Overall Length:
145.7" (3.7 m)

Overall Width:
59.8" (1.5 m)

Rear Passenger Area:
81" x 50" x 50.5" (2.1 m x 1.3 m x 1.3 m)

Inside Clearance Circle:
14' 9" (4.5 m)

Ground Clearance:
6.3" (160 mm)

Weight:
2029 lb (920 kg)

Wheelbase:
78.7" (2 m)

Wheel Tread:
Front:
50" (1.3 m)

Rear:
50" (1.3 m)
**************************************************************************************
The Cushman White truck has these accessories available, which I suppose (some) will work on the van.

ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE

2" ball
1 7/8" ball
Brush guard
Bumper
Pintle hitch
Pintle hitch with 1 7/8" ball
Pipe rack
Tool box
Side tool rack
Side tool box
Strobe light
Heavy-duty front springs
Heavy-duty rear springs
3-seat tram trailer
4-seat tram trailer
5-seat tram trailer
Refreshment unit
Security package
Siren
Hitch
Heavy-duty 2" roll bar
Window screen for roll bar
Roll bar & light bar
Pintle hitch with 2" ball
13 x 72 portable ramp set
25 x 72 portable ramp set
40 x 80 portable ramp set
Topper
Utility topper
Tipper (dump box attachment)
Tipper with scissor attachment
Personnel carrier
BF Goodrich TA wide tires
Cargo carrier


 
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Originally posted by 1988holleyformula:
You can't get them in black...
edit: Apparently made by CMC (China Motor Company) and used a variety of engines, most common being a 1.0 liter Mitsubishi. I think...
Do you know any more about it? Year, transmission, is it governed/limited to 22mph?

Nope, I guess they are all white all right, .
CMC. Figures. I saw a CMC logo and mistook it for GMC. My Dad said it was Cushman Motor Company. I thought I was buying American. Cushman sold out to Textron who sold their Cusman holdings to CMC. The weight/capacity data tag has Lincoln Nebraska and Taiwan printed on it. Mine is a 2002 year model with front/rear A/C. It is governed/limited at 24mph but, fixes are available. The tranny is a standard three speed but can be made a five speed by internal tranny mods. One guy reports that he can go 70 mph.
 
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Originally posted by IFLYR22:
They are fully capable on the road.

Mine has a longer body, perhaps wheel base, than yours pictured. I have more length behind the rear tires.
These micro trucks are not street legal though many are pushing for them to be so. Some states have succeeded. I see no reason why they could not be. Well, in 2002 airbags were required.
 
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Originally posted by OKflyboy:
Check out: http://www.minitrucktalk.com/ they've got a ton of information about those Japanese mini-trucks/vans.

Thanks for the source. I had found it but Cushman topics are scarce. I was looking for more. I am surprised that there is not more info available. I was hoping to find it's worth. I am thinking of selling it to some rancher for a run-a-bout.

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