Fiat Ducato .... history question

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi

    Does anyone know if the first generation Fiat Ducato (1981–1993) was rear wheel drive ?

    I've had a look at the Ducato history here but it doesn't say.


    cheers

    jim
     
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    FWD I bought a minbus on a Ducato base in 1987 and it was FWD
    My 1992 Hymer was based on a Fiat Ducato 2.5TD and was also FWD.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    cheers bigfoot ..

    I was asking as I am looking at an early Hymer b534

    jim
     
  4. highwayman

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    Hi Jim
    Our highwayman was a 1987 vintage and was front wheel drive.
    Our friends have a camper of 1983 vintage and that's also front wheel drive.
    Hope that helps.....nige
     
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    SpongeBobsDad Read Only Funster

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    Hi as far as i know they have always been front wheel drive with the odd 4wd variant my first coach built motor home was 1985 vintage front wheel drive 2ltr petrol engine. :thumb::thumb:
     
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    My first coachbuilt back in 1991 was a 'E' reg (1987) Swift Kontiki on the front wheel drive petrol. It was the lowest bhp model Fiat made, any slight incline you would have to change to 4th gear.
     
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    My Hymer was nearly 19 years old when I sold it,there was almost 100,000 miles on the clock and NO CLUTCH problems EVER! A very reliable vehicle.:thumb::thumb:
    Don't be tempted by exotic variations like 4WD by Dangel, A friend of mine had one and it never worked right.
     
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    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Cheers, I remember when you had it up for sale when I first asked about older Hymers ..

    Once I sell George I'll be searching for one, either a B534 or S 550 on Merc chassis , early nineties, I prefer the older Hymers ..

    thanks to all who confirmed front wheel drive on the Fiat ..
     
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    I have a fiat ducato 1.9td 1991 and its front wheel drive
     
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    Our '91 Dethleffs is FWD too ... :thumb:
     
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    our old E reg and G reg fiat ducatos were both front wheel drive
     
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