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Old 16th September 2009, 10:43   #16
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The departure angle must be pretty low with that rear overhang and ladder etc. fitted. Also, I don't see any propeller shafts. How is this thing powered? hydraulic motors or something?
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Old 16th September 2009, 10:57   #17
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Where is that TBHP member who was looking for a SUV for taking pictures in the wild. He needs to have a look at this.
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Old 16th September 2009, 11:32   #18
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Should not be street legal in Dubai, but must be or else would not be in the photograph.

It may be was made for some commercial purpose. - Netagiri was a good idea that someone suggested but that could not be the reason in Dubai.

It is pure junk and risky to say the least. Should not be driven as speeds exceeding 20 kmph.

wonder that the guy was thinking. Too much money and not knowing how to blow it. Like the way some guys with a lot of money do riduculous stuff to their home decor, this a car example of the same.

Would have a lot of scrap value considering the double chassis wt.
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Also, I don't see any propeller shafts. How is this thing powered? hydraulic motors or something?
It does, though they are very difficult to make out in all that mess. Besides, when you do see them you would want to believe the drive-shafts can even operate at that angle
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There's a sheikh from the ruling Al-Nahyan family of Abu Dhabi who is known for his eccentric hobbies/tastes. I don't know if any of you have seen pictures of massive vehicles he has commisioned that are stationed in the desert. One is in the shape of a globe with wheels and I think another is a giant truck.

Either this contraption is his idea or an attempt of someone else to possibly get the sheikh's attention. There's a possiblility the Sheikh uses this to drive up to his larger contraptions, and this contraption's height may be the height required to get onto the ladders for the larger vehicle !

The sheikh is also known as the rainbow sheikh for having painted 7 mercs in rainbow colours

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somehow, "this" reminds me of a semi-amphibious vehicle (or, rather, a really-deep-fording 4X4) : and that "...Marine.." sign-board in the background seems to re-inforce this belief.

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i thing its purpose built for something.
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Old 17th September 2009, 13:08   #23
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Mr.Dabholkar in Mumbai has something similar like this.

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NO WAYS! Dabholkar's Hilux was sheer taste. Very well done up, unlike the contraption being discussed on this thread.

Pic taken from this thread

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NO WAYS! Dabholkar's Hilux was sheer taste. Very well done up, unlike the contraption being discussed on this thread.

Pic taken from this thread

Ha Ha Ha

I saw his Hilux from my M800 at Marine Drive when he was overtaking me. I felt like this that time.

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Very practical contraption, will do well in OTR's on a vast expanse of land.

But horrible design, why did that guy think of doing such thing at all

He's actually the actual vehicle to death.
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I think thats a truck used to ferry tourists around the desert.

Its completely non-functional to be an offroader.

It looks like a house with a balcony or a patio. LOL
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