CC Outtake: Astro Van-Up – Rough Cut

I can never resist a van-up, but after Jim’s Radio Flyer Wagon, they all seem so crude. At least the ones that I encounter here. This one reminds me of the infamous Pontiac Transvertible, although that seemed almost well-trimmed compared to this. But leaving aside the hack-job aspect, doesn’t this make a rather nice compact pickup? In principle, I mean.

I forgot to get a shot of the inside of the “bed”, but it’s every bit as crude as can be. Looks like it was just chopped, or maybe this is all they’re up to. I do like the fold-down seating arrangement; very clever indeed.