Cohort Outtake: Unidentified Step Van Safeguarding Its Vital Bodily Fluids

Step Van so Cal

You all know by now that I have a thing for step vans, despite them being very hard to identify. There were/are quite a few manufacturers of these boxes, which sat on the chassis of the usual Big Four. One of you will know what exactly SoCalMetro shot and posted here. But what really caught my eye was the padlocked access door to check the oil and water.

Step Van snip

Did someone once tamper with its bodily fluids? A bit hard to imagine, but then these trucks tend to often hang out in rough neighborhoods, where someone might just want to suck out a few quarts of oil.