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Old 6th February 2010, 17:24   #406
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I wonder whether anybody remember two very brief, but significant entrants in the commercial scene in the 1980s.

1. Isuzu JCS Truck made by Hindustan Motors. I think these were made from CKD kits from Japan. Came with realy powerful sounding engine probably an Isuzu Turbo.
2. Ford D series (late model) made by Simpsons in Madras. If I remember correctly, these trucks came with a Simpsons diesel engine. I remember seeing the Hazard warning blinkers on this Ford truck for the first time on an Indian built vehicle circa 1982.
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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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Can you provide a pic please?

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.
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I would believe that he means the FC series.
Hello Guys,

Is the attached picture of MM FJ 460 DX you were all talking about. The advert was from Simpsons, when MM started with their diesels, I believe they were marketing FJ 460 with Simpson engines (So may be the Simpson ford connection Deepclutch was taking about)

This FJ Series were very popular even with their Petrol engines.

In fact in the movie Hatari there is one look alike. In all their hunt scenes this vehicle is used as one of the hearding vehicles and also served as the cage/transporter.

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I am posting below some images of main vehicles used in the movie - Hatari

These are scans from some advertisement pictures of the movie.
  1. 1957 Willys Jeep FC 170
  2. 1955 Wllys Jeep CJ 6
  3. 1947 Chevrolet Pickup
The story in the movie was around the town of Arusha in Tanzania and hence the AR Registration Plates

I am posting this here in the context of the rescent discussion on the Jeep FC Models.

Best Regards & Drive/Ride Safe

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This advert is from 1982. Though this was not a huge success a few were around.

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woah.. this is news to me, i feel this might even sell now if they put in a DI engine in it and relaunch it
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Aah - if they make it with a trendy body - maybe a twin cab, it can be a classic looking rival to the tata and Scorpio twin cabs
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Aah - if they make it with a trendy body - maybe a twin cab, it can be a classic looking rival to the tata and Scorpio twin cabs
Honestly I have never seen one on the road before, does anyone have a picture of this variant on the road.
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Honestly I have never seen one on the road before, does anyone have a picture of this variant on the road.

Some of our forum members from Calcutta may have the pictures of this on the roads. Used to be vry common there. There were a few even in Dum Dum airport.

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Some of our forum members from Calcutta may have the pictures of this on the roads. Used to be vry common there. There were a few even in Dum Dum airport.
Well it definitely wasn't very common. The Hindustan Trekker was ubiquitous, but not this one. Don't even remember seeing any of these on the road.

Note the car waring larger size (compared to the stock Amby) LT tyres. Must be 7.50X16 size.
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I wonder whether anybody remember two very brief, but significant entrants in the commercial scene in the 1980s.

1. Isuzu JCS Truck made by Hindustan Motors. I think these were made from CKD kits from Japan. Came with realy powerful sounding engine probably an Isuzu Turbo.
2. Ford D series (late model) made by Simpsons in Madras. If I remember correctly, these trucks came with a Simpsons diesel engine. I remember seeing the Hazard warning blinkers on this Ford truck for the first time on an Indian built vehicle circa 1982.
Hi: I don't know about the Isuzu, but I do recall the Ford truck. I saw it only once in the early 1980s: I think it looked like this:
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Hi: I don't know about the Isuzu, but I do recall the Ford truck. I saw it only once in the early 1980s: I think it looked like this:
Compare these with the Ashok Leyland LCV Truck. They both look similar .
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Compare these with the Ashok Leyland LCV Truck. They both look similar .
Hi Manish: I think that is because they all belong to the same family: Ford Cargo -> Iveco Cargo -> Ashok Leyland Stallion. Experts, correct me if I am wrong.
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Hi: I don't know about the Isuzu, but I do recall the Ford truck. I saw it only once in the early 1980s: I think it looked like this:
These Ford trucks were imported in CKD and assembled by Simpson using their engines. I suppose when the kits were exhausted they just stopped assembly and supply of spares. So first the square headlights were replaced with round ones, then the plastic trim was often seen modified, and when mechanical issues came up many of these trucks were just left lying around the highways all over India.

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Hi Manish: I think that is because they all belong to the same family: Ford Cargo -> Iveco Cargo -> Ashok Leyland Stallion. Experts, correct me if I am wrong.
This Ford which was assembled in India had no Iveco/Ashok Leyland connection.
And Hindustan Motors did bring out an Isuzu truck, quite often seen as tankers.

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Here are couple of pics of city buses in kolkata in 44/45...
source: DSAL.
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Here are couple of pics of city buses in kolkata in 44/45...
source: DSAL.
I see a pre-war Dodge lorry with a similar front-end as the bus in the 1st pic. junking away at an ice factory here since ages. 'been meaning to take a pic. of it from outside whenever I pass by there. 'will do so sometime.
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