Talk:Chevrolet Van

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The picture of the 64-70 van is actually an 80's van.````

What about Chevrolet step vans (P series-P10, P20, P30), which were "UPS" style vans built on 1/2, 3/4, or 1 ton truck chassis from the 1960's to the 1980's?

Split this article?[edit]

I vote no because the Express van is simply the evolution of the same vehicles which has had many names over the years. X570 14:06, 31 January 2007 (UTC)

I vote yes because the classic Chevy Van is a very different design from the current Chevrolet Express. Nobody would sing "We made love in our Chevrolet Express" or paint an Chevy Express in Mystery Machine colors. Suldrew 00:26, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

I also vote yes because the Express is a completely different vehicle from the Chevrolet G-series van that it replaced, which had such packages as the beauville, because Chevrolet completely redesigned their vans for 1996. Most importantly the Chevy Express does not have a unitbody design, but rather a body on frame. It was the replacement of a quarter of a century old design. While the body on frame is a quiter and stronger design than the G it lacks the aura of the Chevy Van. Also the Express had a 6.5 liter turbo diesel, something the G did not have, and was a total 15 inches longer than the G. While the Chevy Van has had many names, like greenbrier and sportvan they were just names while the vehicle underwent only minor tweaks. It would be ok to mention that the Express is the replacement and create a link to the new page.Platz 03:30, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

I also vote that this article should be split into two different articles. Eric Wester 16:06, 27 August 2007 (UTC)

While we're at it, I suggested that Chevrolet Express 3/4 or 1 ton be merged into this article, but yes, I'd also be okay with splitting Chevrolet Express into its own article and merging the other one into that instead. --Vossanova o< 13:30, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Okay, in an added twist, I see that GMC Savana already has its own article. Given that precedence, it seems fairly safe to split Chevrolet Express. However, should we merge GMC Savana into Chevrolet Express? --Vossanova o< 14:42, 11 September 2007 (UTC)


No, they should not be merged. Otherwise you would have to merge every mid-nineties GM product into one group. 131.156.248.37 19:06, 16 September 2007 (UTC)

The article has been split (Chevrolet Express). --Vossanova o< 18:27, 9 October 2007 (UTC)

Why is the Beauville not mentioned[edit]

Why is the Beauville not mentioned? It was not just a 1950s Chevy Station Wagon it was also a popular Chevy Van option.76.16.78.28 03:50, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

I do not believe that the Beauville article should be merged into the Chevrolet Van article because there is also a Station Wagon produced in the 1950s under the same name, and is on the same article. The article is about Chevrolet's Beauville, the option, not just the Van. The article is about the Beauville option and with 1950s Beauville/ 210 Beauville Wagon/ Bel Air Beauville wagon information it is not only about the van. So to incorporate an article about a station wagon into an article about Chevrolet Vans would be wrong. I feel that a mere mention of the Beauville with a link to the Beauville article would be OK but to make the two articles the same would not be. Once again, the Beauville article is about the option and not the vehicle it is the option of. 76.16.78.28 00:25, 10 March 2007 (UTC)

I say, leave the 50's Beauville in its own article, and merge the 80's/90's van part into the Chevrolet Van article. --Vossanova o< 15:28, 6 February 2008 (UTC)

  • Third -- I agree the van info should be merged into the Chevrolet Van Article. Just leave a reference that the name came back into use on 80's/90's vans. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Rrthomson (talkcontribs) 03:49, 8 December 2008 (UTC)

G-Series v. Vandura[edit]

I think that the references to the GMC Vandura should be modified to "G-Series", simply because Vandura was a name given the vehicle that was based on body style and trim line. GMC G-Series passenger vans were called "Rally Wagon" instead, in most cases.

Calling the GMC G-Series Van a "Vandura" would be like calling all C/K pickups before 1999 "Silverado" or "Sierra". That kind of retroactive anachronistic naming isn't true to history because in each case, the Sierra, Silverado, Vandura, and Rally Wagon names were used on specific models in specific trim lines within their series. Thoughts? Rhettro76 18:37, 22 May 2007 (UTC)

The G van was redesigned beginning with the '03 model, not "after 2003".

No mention of G20?[edit]

Technical manuals etc. refer to Beauville etc as "G-20" but it's not mentioned here!? Is G-20 a "G-Series", by the way? --Treekids (talk) 06:49, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Yes, the G-20 is the 3/4 ton version of the G-Series. I just renamed that article today, and it really needs plenty of other work. Better yet, perahps it should be merged into this one. ----DanTD (talk) 17:59, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

Diesel Engine Introduced in 1983 - Correct?[edit]

It says that the diesel engine was introduced during 1986, but I have to say this engine appeared along with the new sheetmetal for 1983. Correct? WikiPro1981X (talk) 21:51, 14 January 2011 (UTC)