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1978 Tradesman 200 ( undercover police van) for sale #743983
December 24th 2018 4:45 pm
December 24th 2018 4:45 pm
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MattyO Offline OP
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I have a 1978 Tradesman 200 (3/4) ton van. 73k original miles. It was a former undercover police/surveillance van from the central valley. Original California car (not rusted out). It's a basic cargo van that has been converted. V-8, 318 cid, with 4bbl carb, 727 auto. The van runs and drives but could benefit from a tune-up and likely some fresh fluids. It has been carpeted with a bench and workbench inside. It is chock full of surprises and cool modifications including; a CB radio setup (don't think it currently works), police band radio/scanner, black out windows/shades, custom AC unit designed to run off a few deep cycle-cell marine batteries (daisy-chained together), a door to separate the cab from the rear of the vehicle, and best of all.....a periscope that comes out of the vent. Everything seems to work on it, but I haven't done much driving in it since it is not currently registered or insured. Seats are going to need to be recovered or replaced. This van would make an awesome undercover PI van, party van, camper van, hippy van, surfer van, boogie van, classic 70's van. I have another one already, and with two jobs, and school, I don't have a lot of free time to convert a second van. I may consider a trade for a 4x4 pickup/4x4 van, or similar, Suburban, Bronco, Scout, Jeep etc. May also consider for a sport touring motorcycle. This is the last year of the desirable "street van." Please let me know if you are interested or have questions and I'll do my best to answer them.

Re: 1978 Tradesman 200 ( undercover police van) for sale [Re: MattyO] #743998
December 25th 2018 10:45 am
December 25th 2018 10:45 am
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The price went up from the last time I saw it! Very nice tho.

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