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Old 16th March 2010, 23:31   #421
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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. I remember seeing the Hazard warning blinkers on this Ford truck for the first time on an Indian built vehicle circa 1982.
I still remember the old Isuzu trucks. These were very powerful and used to bring huge granite rocks to Mangalore port for export from Hassan side.

There are a few Isuzu trucks in Bangalore also. Remember seeing it sometime back near RMC yard in Tumkur road.

Also Ben Ford trucks are still running in Bangalore and Mangalore. BBMP still has a Ben Ford truck.
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Old 16th March 2010, 23:39   #422
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Here are couple of pics of city buses in kolkata in 44/45...
source: DSAL.
nice pictures....the route no. 5 buses still exists today & goes to Howrah.
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nice pictures....the route no. 5 buses still exists today & goes to Howrah.
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On a lighter note, the buses (the private ones) had body almost like those seen in the 1944 pictures, at least until early 1980s (the aluminium pannels with the rivets showing very prominently and tarp side window curtains, ornate wooden window frames etc)

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Spotted this very rare, Tata Mercedes Benz 1210D truck that is used a a cargo carrier in Devrukh, near Ratnagiri.
The driver of the truck is very excited when I took the pics of the truck, told all the history of truck, the truck is bought by owner Mr. Jaya Shelke in 1973 from someone as secondhand truck in Ratnagiri & still its original 6-cylinder engine is not changed.
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Spotted this very rare, Tata Mercedes Benz 1210D truck that is used a a cargo carrier in Devrukh, near Ratnagiri.
The driver of the truck is very excited when I took the pics of the truck, told all the history of truck, the truck is bought by owner Mr. Jaya Shelke in 1973 from someone as secondhand truck in Ratnagiri & still its original 6-cylinder engine is not changed.
That is a surprisingly well preserved example, and you wont see them much longer. Note the sharing of name of Tata and Mercedes on the badge and meter - this is probably the only time in the history of Mercedes that it has shared its name with another partner - making these badges very collectable, especially to foreigners.
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Hrishikesh thats a thing of beauty, I would love to own such a truck one day please convey this to the owner.
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Spotted this very rare, Tata Mercedes Benz 1210D truck that is used a a cargo carrier in Devrukh, near Ratnagiri.
The driver of the truck is very excited when I took the pics of the truck, told all the history of truck, the truck is bought by owner Mr. Jaya Shelke in 1973 from someone as secondhand truck in Ratnagiri & still its original 6-cylinder engine is not changed.
There is a similar 4x4 tow truck near my house, never thought she being contender here. i has the small mercedes and tata combined logo on top but in centre has tata logo on the grill. I will get pictures today.
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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?


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...
Spotted One Yesterday While Travelling.Sorry for the Delay and for poor quality image.from the registration ,this is notified as1980 Model LMV - GOODS CARRIER TRUCK MAHINDRA .
Is it a Modification Job? can find many of them in Kerala.
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as far as i know.. Mahindra did make these officially.
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here is an old tata 1210se lorry which is now dedicated for corporation work of waste disposal in thrissur. waiting for its next duty
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Come across this old truck last year in Goa,Rust in peace comes to mind
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I think thats the Ben Ford Truck
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I think thats the Ben Ford Truck
Do you mean Bedford ?. No, i think its an old Dodge truck.

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Spotted this very rare, Tata Mercedes Benz 1210D truck that is used a a cargo carrier in Devrukh, near Ratnagiri.
The driver of the truck is very excited when I took the pics of the truck, told all the history of truck, the truck is bought by owner Mr. Jaya Shelke in 1973 from someone as secondhand truck in Ratnagiri & still its original 6-cylinder engine is not changed.
Awesome, but the thing is, these trucks have always made my hair stand up due to fear. They look so mean!

Also, see how the heat from the engine has melted the TATA-Mercedes-Benz logo.
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Come across this old truck last year in Goa,Rust in peace comes to mind
it is a dodge truck...probably a 1947/48/49 model.
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