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Old 25th December 2009, 21:45   #391
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We even have the nissan 1/2 ton truck used by the municipality as water tankers which are dieselised .Mayb someone there who spots one can mayb upload a pic.
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In fact Indrojit I missed out on clicking one picture of such an ex-Army Nissan which you can locate just behind the D pillar of the Wagon R.

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I quite liked these tata trucks they follow the original Merecedes Design to the hilt. So much similarity between the grills of these trucks and Mercedes passenger cars of the 50's and 60's
Yes mole, they are with the classic looks and also used to come with the 3 pointed star prior to 1968 when they were called Tata Mercedes Benz trucks.These trucks featured here are from the Telco (Tata 1210) era.
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Old 25th December 2009, 21:50   #392
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In fact Indrojit I missed out on clicking one picture of such an ex-Army Nissan which you can locate just behind the D pillar of the Wagon R.


Yes that is indeed what i was talking about.
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These images were taken 4-5 years ago of old beloved school car. A white chevrolet van, but model is not known to me. It was in service till 1982-83. This was the first vehicle of a govt school in Tripura. Going to school riding this car was a real status symbol in those days. Some of our alumni have taken the project of restoring this car last year, but shortage of spares and expertise in a remote place like Tripura have slowed the project considerably.

The registration no is TRA 44. So, can we consider it a very early registered car of Tripura. Bhpian, please shed some light.
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These images were taken 4-5 years ago of old beloved school car. A white chevrolet van, but model is not known to me. It was in service till 1982-83. This was the first vehicle of a govt school in Tripura. Going to school riding this car was a real status symbol in those days. Some of our alumni have taken the project of restoring this car last year, but shortage of spares and expertise in a remote place like Tripura have slowed the project considerably.

The registration no is TRA 44. So, can we consider it a very early registered car of Tripura. Bhpian, please shed some light.
Wow, a chevy pick-up based van!!

Pity about it's present state- but I would say it still is restorable. Parts you will have to import, they are impossible to get even in other parts of India. Ebay and other online sitesi n the US is a reservoir for chevy parts!

Expertise would be difficult but once all parts are available, half the problem is solved. Try and obtain a restoration manual for this also from ebay.
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here is a classic Tata Benz 1210 which was rotting in Govt Engineering College campus, Thrissur. it was there untill last year but now its missing. but to my surprise they are maintaining another bus and its a leyland and for sure its more than 30 years old.check out.
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the TATA MB bus looks nice. exactly when was it launched & any more pictures??
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the TATA MB bus looks nice. exactly when was it launched & any more pictures??
Amit V8,

See the attached advertisement for Tata MB. This is from Nov 1956.

So the MB Bus must have been available from early 50s atleast.

The Trichur Engineering College Bus must have been one with original body built by the Keral State Transport Corporation Body Building Unit in Trivandrum. The college opened in 1959/60 and in those day all the Goverment Owned buses the body was being built by KSRTC BB Unit at Pappanamcode, Trivandrum.

Best Regards & Drive/Ride safe

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@ r_nairtvm, thanks for the picture. for once in my life i had the opportunity to ride in this TATA Benz bus. i was 8 years old then, thought it was a Leyland. boy, it was the quiet compared to others.
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Here's a Nissan "1-tonner" truck I spotted today.... appears to have been laid up.

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The Nissan 4x4 truck was a Japanese knock-off of the
American World War2, 4x4 Dodge 3/4 ton WC-51 Weapons Carrier.

In early 1960, the Indian government signed an agreement with Nissan, Japan to produce the one-ton Nissan 4W73 4x4 truck.
These vehicles were built at the Jabalpur Vehicle Factory, since 1970.
They are now being replaced with Tata one-tonners.

Ref: 1st May 2006, 15:22/Ram
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...tml#post219445 (Out of production Cars\Models in India)

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Dodge Power Wagon was always civilian, never military.
The military version was the Dodge M37 WC, Weapons-Carrier.
This was copied by the Japanese and called the Datsun- and later Nissan 4W73.
Isn't it interesting that an inverted M becomes a W and 37 becomes 73!

And our Jabalpur Armament Factory took out a licence to produce the Nissan 4W73 in India. In the army it is called a one-tonner.

Ref: 14th August 2008, 17:35/Ram
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The original World War2, 4x4 Dodge 3/4 ton WC-51 Weapons Carrier was used in the
Howard Hawks 1962 movie "Hatari!" starring John Wayne, Hardy Krüger, Elsa Martinelli, Red Buttons...

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If you notice the Dodge WC-51 had heavy duty bolted military two piece wheels with shorter steel and taller rubber than the Nissan wheels. On the battlefield the tire could be replaced without heavy tire-irons. Unbolting the rim bolts would separate the two pieces of rim from the tire itself.

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On the other hand, the Indian Nissan 4W73 had like a split-ring two-piece wheel like a commercial lorry.

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Mahindra had a truck with Jeep front.there are many plying here in Kerala.Is it related to dodge/nissan truck shown above?
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Mahindra had a truck with Jeep front.there are many plying here in Kerala.Is it related to dodge/nissan truck shown above?
Can you provide a pic please?

I may be mistaken here, but I believe that at one time Mahindra sold a few 1947-1963 Willys Jeep trucks. This was based on the Willys Wagon.

There was the Willys FC-150/FC-170 which was made by Mahindra and sold in India, after the US version was discontinued in 1965. Later an intermediate version was sold called FC-160. This was even dieselized with the MD2350 engine in India in 1975 and called FC-260 series.
The 1970s “cowl and chassis only” FC-260 was widely converted into mini-buses and ambulances, which we still see in India.

Then there was the 1979 Mahindra NC665DP Jeep truck with a canvas top over the cab. This debuted the Peugeot XDP 4.90 engine in India. Many examples were used to ferry milk cans.

There was the Mahindra Maxx Pik Up which came out in Autumn 2003 with a single wall cargo box.

The summer 2009 Bolero MaxiTruck singlecab and crewcab...

there is even the Scorpio Getaway pick-up (for India , only the crewcab version).

..Which one did you have in mind?

Whichever it was, the answer is no. The Dodge/Nissan Truck was much bigger and much more heavy duty than a Mahindra Jeep in width, track, wheelbase, wheelsize, weight, all metrics...
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Can you provide a pic please?

I may be mistaken here, but I believe that at one time Mahindra sold a few 1947-1963 Willys Jeep trucks. This was based on the Willys Wagon.

There was the Willys FC-150/FC-170 which was made by Mahindra..................
I would believe that he means the FC series. BTW, when Tata came out with their pickup, which was often converted into a saloon car, Mahindra was seriously considering to build Peugeot 504 pick-ups. I had personally seen two such pick-ups at Mahindra chambers, they were white and they were to be taken to RTO for........well, inspection!!

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The Nissan 4x4 truck was a Japanese knock-off of the
American World War2, 4x4 Dodge 3/4 ton WC-51 Weapons Carrier.

In early 1960, the Indian government signed an agreement with Nissan, Japan to produce the one-ton Nissan 4W73 4x4 truck.
These vehicles were built at the Jabalpur Vehicle Factory, ...................... Ram
Many of these army Nissans were later auctioned off, and the most frequent changes made were the front axle with a Tata unit and the engine with a Tata diesel.

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this Leyland sewage truck seems to be older than my mother. it's still active & the govt. says it has banned 15 year old CVs in the state.

anyway any idea when this was launched?? is this the viking or cheetah??
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Can you provide a pic please?

I may be mistaken here, but I believe that at one time Mahindra sold a few 1947-1963 Willys Jeep trucks. This was based on the Willys Wagon.

There was the Willys FC-150/FC-170 which was made by Mahindra and sold in India, after the US version was discontinued in 1965. Later an intermediate version was sold called FC-160. This was even dieselized with the MD2350 engine in India in 1975 and called FC-260 series.
The 1970s “cowl and chassis only” FC-260 was widely converted into mini-buses and ambulances, which we still see in India.

Then there was the 1979 Mahindra NC665DP Jeep truck with a canvas top over the cab. This debuted the Peugeot XDP 4.90 engine in India. Many examples were used to ferry milk cans.

I will try.These are "Mahindra's".These "Jeep-Trucks" were very common till a decade ago.But Still they are seen not so rarely.Familiar "Mahindra Jeep" from the front looks.

IIRC ,from the registration series these are older than 25 Years Plus For Sure.
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