• Jun 12, 2008
Click above for gallery of the remade Family Truckster

People have remade the iconic Family Truckster wagon from the movie National Lampoon's Vacation before, but we don't think many have done so well as forum poster ls1nova71 over at ls1tech.com. He's faithfully recreated the metallic pea (everything except for turning the white wall tires into green walls) from a Ford LTD Country Squire wagon and dropped in a stock 5.3L small-block GM V8 to keep it road worthy. As we caught up to the forum thread, ls1nova71 had loaded up the Truckster and made it to a stop on the Hot Rod Power Tour, where he did us all proud and ran the Griswold's wagon down the quarter mile at 14.9 seconds at 94 mph. Clark would've no doubt been ecstatic if his version could do that in the movie. Perhaps then he could've kept up with Christie Brinkley's Ferrari.


[Source: ls1tech.com]


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      BipDBo
      • 1 Year Ago
      This is awesome work.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Real Tomato Ketschup Eddie?
      • 6 Years Ago
      "She was born without a tongue, Clark."
      • 6 Years Ago
      See I am torn. This vehicle is cool because of its role in a brilliant film.

      This vehicle sucks though because I think it's the leading reason why Americans hate station wagons and buy SUVs instead.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Trust me, Detroit gave us a whole lot of REAL reasons to hate station wagons... this one was the charicature of those.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Is the driver's airbag made by Hefty as well?
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is too cool for words.

      (See? What I typed just doesn't do it justice.)
      • 6 Years Ago
      Chevy engine in a Ford ... That is just wrong.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, what a disgrace to the Chevy. ;)
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'd call it an improvement, personally.
        • 6 Years Ago
        maybe the argument should be
        how could he ruin a perfectly good 'sbc' by wrapping a ford LTD wagon around it?
      benny
      • 6 Years Ago
      it's ugly! personally i wouldn't have wasted time or money on that piece of junk!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very talented work. Now you just need Imogene Cocca strapped to the roof.
        • 6 Years Ago
        ...and "Honky Lips" in spray paint on the side.
      Uncla Al
      • 6 Years Ago
      Hold my purse!
      • 6 Years Ago
      This guy is in Missouri. Maybe I'll see the car next month when my family goes camping in the Ozarks.
      • 6 Years Ago
      can't say I care for this one.
      in this reader's opinion the coolest station wagons ever are the chevy nomad, olds vista cruiser, amc eagle (a AWD wagon had to make my list) and the dodge magnum.
      there are some close 2nds there though. my dad had a 50's dodge station wagon we all loved, think it was a 51 or 53
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