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Tacodan

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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 6:40:37 PM

The History Channel's ultimate hidden treasure show, "American Pickers," has traded in its full-size Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van for a new 2015 Ford Transit.

"Pickers" features collectors Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz as they travel around the country hunting for buried treasure in backyards, backrooms, sheds and old garages. Moving from rustic location to rustic location, the pair search for collectible pieces of art and Americana that they can repurpose or resell.

The dynamic duo has teamed up with Ford in the form of a high-roof Transit with a 3.2-liter inline-five-cylinder Power Stroke engine; the van has almost 500 cubic feet of cargo capacity. To celebrate the start of the show's new season, they've hidden 10 scale models of the Ford Transit in 10 antique shops around the country......
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fuel2use
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 9:38:58 AM

Good for them. Promotional value.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 3:20:08 AM

Go Ford
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oldmack
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Message Posted: May 2, 2014 3:02:35 AM

ok
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remay
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 10:59:36 PM

"...dynamic duo has teamed up with Ford..."

Hmmm. Kickback time?
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jeffbone
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 3:26:44 PM

Gas $3.59/gallon here today.
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LanguageMan1
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 11:26:58 AM

Good I reckon. Hope they're happy with it.
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savannahoaks
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:34:34 AM

Hard to pass up the Sprinter for anything else.
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REBELFAN39
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:33:12 AM

American Pickers- is that the show where they go around, stealing from clueless people and sale the stuff they steal for unreal prices?
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cucamongacurtis
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 8:04:08 AM

I like my Ford Fusion.
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:36:45 AM

I bet the got the Transit for free....
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335d1
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 7:19:46 AM

OK, what's the payoff for Mike and Frank?
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9C1
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:53:41 AM

At least it is American for a fake show.
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leeac
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:48:41 AM

I think the Ford Transit is smaller.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:32:21 AM

hmm
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moenkopi23
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:26:33 AM

The chassis and suspension on the Transit seem much lighter duty than the Sprinter...wonder if Ford beefed them up?
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 6:23:58 AM


Whatever floats your boat.
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TIGERPAW46
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:16:24 AM

well I'm glad they switched to an American Company. I wish they could have distributed the Models more evenly to the SE & NW US appears on the map they put more in the NE than anywhere. Wouldn't hardly make anyone want to travel 800--1000 mi or more to look for the model so you could use a real one for 323 whole weeks. Now if they were going to give you one to each of the ten finders that would be worth going the distance to search.
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Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 2:00:21 AM

I wonder how much Mike-n-Frank spend on gas on their travels...?
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roadrunnerMO
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:21:21 AM

Seems I end up watching that show because someone else in household wants to see it. At least it is not a government motors vehicle.
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 1:10:10 AM

Yawn.
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danindenver
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:43:16 AM

I can't believe that they still make that thing.

Even if it is a Ford, I'm glad I wasn't forced to drive one.

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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:40:04 AM

gas is $3.53 here
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:37:52 AM

Interestingly uninteresting
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JagXKR
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Message Posted: May 1, 2014 12:08:37 AM

Glad they got a Ford and not a GM product.
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clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 11:34:59 PM

Go Ford!
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 11:14:48 PM

hmm
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lippoe_sokan
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 10:58:28 PM

Seems like "American Pickers" should use an American vehicle.
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jpgilmor
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 10:51:05 PM

Wow, I thought they were trading in for the small Ford, but there is a new one in 2015 which is like the sprinter van. Good deal Ford!
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 10:34:51 PM

Good for Ford.
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cutlass72
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 10:30:49 PM

Seem to see a lot of them transit's around.
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yardslave
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 10:10:28 PM

Good for Ford
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lesabreAZ
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 9:58:05 PM

5 cylinder?????
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 9:18:26 PM

Go Ford
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MyRedSky
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 8:59:00 PM

cool. now I know how to recognize a newer episode!
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 8:53:20 PM

updates are inevitable
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FocusST2
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 8:41:45 PM

The Transit is a Turkish design vehicle that carries the Ford name. Anyhow, good to see American Pickers switch.
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 8:33:47 PM

The last time I checked, the Ford Transit Connect was a foreign vehicle. I believe they're built in Eastern Europe.

American Pickers is a great show. Frank and Mike seem to have fun and enthusiasm for what they do. Danielle is easy on the eyes, too.
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dodsworth
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 7:45:40 PM

Always liked that old thing. Made me smile.
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csblesson
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 7:37:29 PM

Use and throw vehicle
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Tacodan
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 7:20:53 PM

A good move, an American vehicle for an American show
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macike
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 7:19:58 PM

Ok
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bwatchingu
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 7:19:54 PM

Promo for Ford.Interesting
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reidlej
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 7:12:05 PM

Talk about product placement!
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scooby258_2000
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 6:47:21 PM

good for them...
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EvenSkimpier
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Message Posted: Apr 30, 2014 6:47:20 PM

Fun promotion. I wonder if they really do all the driving or if the crew gets it to location while mike and fritz arrive in business class.
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