This question from David:
"Got a question for you. Have you ever seen a 4x4 van like this.
When I was in Valdeze Alaska a few years ago getting gas in the Van
a man in his late 50's struck up a conversation with me. He too was driving
a van, it was a Chevy and was standard height off the ground. After a while
he told me his rig was also a 4x4 and asked if I wanted to look under it.
I bent over and saw one differential on the drivers side and figured it
was some type of a swap using ford parts. Then I glanced over to the passenger
side and guess what I saw there....another differential. It was wild. The
transfer case had THREE drive shafts, one to the rear and two to the front.
It was an independent suspension up front with no axle to get in the way
of the engine. He said it was a special project built by DANA and was called
a "Vee Torque" (it may have been called a "Y" drive and not a "V" drive,
it was a while ago) they built about 50 of them in the 70's putting some
on passenger station wagons. It was a full time system and he said it was
great in the snow."
Anyone got any answers to this one? Write
in and share it with us.
A "V" drive van
in Iceland thanks to Kristján Einarsson
Front passenger side from
rear. (no xfer case)
Front passenger side from front. Note the one sided "differential",
thanks Kristján, more to come...