Variations on the theme
"The ford tempo one is not a conversion, but uses Ford components all the way, just as the VW ones do. The front struts are not interchangeable, and the suspension to the front wheels is completely different."
Thanks Tom for this bit of info !
Tom has three vehicles 2 VW's and one Ford and loves for all three of them.
There are also a number of units with lowered floors in the cargo bay, it extends out from the floor in the front, you gain 10 inches or more of head room.
The seat or seats are on funny looking pedestals.
I am trying to rebuild a unit around a Toyota 4X4 using all Yota running gear, a solid front axle and the 2.2 litre diesel.
(I will have to turbo it after I get it in, I know it) check it out here Off the Wall Kubvan
And Liquid Nitrogen:"The Washington researchers have developed a crude prototype of their car, using a converted 1984 Grumman-Olson Kubvan mail truck. The truck has a radial five-cylinder that produces 15 horsepower with the liquid nitrogen fuel. It also features a five-speed manual transmission. Currently, the vehicle is able to go only about two miles (3.2 km) on a full tank of liquid nitrogen, and its top speed is only 22 mph (35.4 kph). However, because a liquid nitrogen-propelled car will be lighter, the researchers think that a 60-gallon (227 liters) tank will give the LN2000 a potential range of about 200 miles (321.8 km). With gas prices soaring, as they have over the past two years, it might not be long before many motorists turn to vehicles powered by alternative fuels. Although air-powered vehicles are still behind their gasoline counterparts when it comes to power and performance, they cost less to operate and are arguably more environmentally friendly, which makes them attractive as the future of highway transportation."