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Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible
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MaBSTOA 15



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Flxible Flxette, serial number B65-2574-1


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for posting that...I thought there was a 'baby' Flex....
I wonder if Flxible built that in house, or perhaps just their body on a commercial chassis from one of the automotive builder's?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:43 pm    Post subject: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible Reply with quote

I believe the Flxettes were built at the Flxible-Southern plant in Evergreen, AL. The chassis was based on a delivery truck originally developed by Southern Coach Manufacturing. Flxible acquired Southern in the early 60's. In addition to the Flxettes, Flxible also continued to market the delivery truck but under the Flxible name.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible Reply with quote

I've been away from this site for awhile and just discovered MaBSTOA 15's October posts confirming the length of the Avenue B Flxibles. Thanks very much for posting that.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 26, 2017 11:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Avenue B and east Broadway Flxible Reply with quote

roymanning2000 wrote:
I believe the Flxettes were built at the Flxible-Southern plant in Evergreen, AL. The chassis was based on a delivery truck originally developed by Southern Coach Manufacturing.

Roy


Roy is right that the Flxettes were all products from Evergreen, AL. They were built from 1965 to 1973. Earlier production had slanted side windows like their big brothers, but later production were changed to rectangular side windows.

The chassis used were all Ford. Three engine options were available: Ford 6 (300 cubic inch), Ford V8 (390 cubic inch), Dodge V8 (440 cubic inch).

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