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Hard working E83Ws in Uruguay.

More great photos of surviving vans

Thanks to Jason Vogel, from Brazil, for the first 3 photos on this page, showing E83Ws that still survive in Uruguay. All vehicles over there really have to work hard for a living, the condition of these vans shows just how far owners will go in keeping their vans running. Originality and other such niceties don't enter the equation when a vehicle is still used for their intended purpose, and improvisation is often called for. Jason was over there looking for parts to suit his Prefect, when he spotted these vans.
Uruguay van
Van in a street market

SAD 9482 is seen here parked at the side of the road, with a market in full swing behind. I'd guess this belongs to one of the market stall owners. The condition of this van bears testament to the hard use it is still put to, check out the unusual van sides and full length side guttering. The roof rack looks like a nifty little fitment, as is the makeshift sun visor offering some shade to the driver

Uruguay van
E83W parked up

The Thames van shown here looks a little more original than the previous one. Note the modern wheel trims that have been fitted, and the jazzy paintjob.

Uruguay van in a scrapyard
Scrapyard van

Sadly this little 10cwt van has met the end of the road, probably. The rear van body has seen some modifications over the years. At least this one can donate parts to keep the previous 2 vans (and others) on the road for a while longer hopefully.

E83W car-o-van
Fordson Car-o-van

Just to prove that not all E83Ws in Uruguay are in poor shape, I recently added Jacques to the international register of owners. He owns this very presentable woodie / car-o-van, so I thought I'd also feature his Ford here too as well as on the register pages.

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