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Old 11th June 2010, 12:14   #481
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Agreed! but that makes the thread very user unfriendly for new users, who are searching for answers and they had to go through lot of unrelated posts.
It depends . If the person is truely willing then he would go through those posts and learn something else as well. Anyway lets get back to our discussion on Commercial classics.
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Hindustan Motors used to offer a half built chassis of the Ambassador. The bonnet, & the front seat with the doors were factory built. At the rear one could build a van/ambulance/pick up truck etc.Does any one have photos of this half built chassis or a vehicle with a body built on such a chassis? I have attached a photo of an Amby where I have marked the cut away part.
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Hindustan Motors used to offer a half built chassis of the Ambassador. The bonnet, & the front seat with the doors were factory built. At the rear one could build a van/ambulance/pick up truck etc.Does any one have photos of this half built chassis or a vehicle with a body built on such a chassis? I have attached a photo of an Amby where I have marked the cut away part.
These brochures were posted earlier on the forum, showing pick up and stationwagon configurations.

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Here are two crane service based out of 1210D chassis. both are operated by nellikavil crane service of ramanattukara, calicut. pristine vehicles and the maintainence especially of the blue one really looks great.
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An old Asok leyland truck is posted here. The logo on the truck look awesome.

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are these private vehicles? the number plates of these are in white board with black letters !
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Here are two crane service based out of 1210D chassis. both are operated by nellikavil crane service of ramanattukara, calicut. pristine vehicles and the maintainence especially of the blue one really looks great.
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Old 1st August 2010, 20:26   #487
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@manish i spotted similar AL's in Nashik some days back.At least 4-5 trucks, most being maintained(surprisingly) Govt vehicles in similar yellow shades(probably official PWD color).Here is one managed to click with similar logo..
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An old Asok leyland truck is posted here. The logo on the truck look awesome.]
Awesome truck, with an awesome logo !
I somehow remember these kind of trucks as being called "Comet". The "Hippo" series came later, IMHO.
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Hindustan Motors used to offer a half built chassis of the Ambassador. The bonnet, & the front seat with the doors were factory built. At the rear one could build a van/ambulance/pick up truck etc.Does any one have photos of this half built chassis or a vehicle with a body built on such a chassis? I have attached a photo of an Amby where I have marked the cut away part.
Karlos had posted some pictures earlier. However, I am reposting an advert I had posted a while ago in the Classic Advertisements thread, as it is revevant to your query.

Hope this assists

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Awesome truck, with an awesome logo !
I somehow remember these kind of trucks as being called "Comet". The "Hippo" series came later, IMHO.
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As far as I remember both Comets and Hippos were there. Comet was the regular single real axle type and were the regular Lorry & Bus Chassis.

Hippos were the "tractor units" and the Multi Axles

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Comet was the regular single real axle type and were the regular Lorry & Bus Chassis.

Hippos were the "tractor units" and the Multi Axles
Ram, you're absolutely right.
Most of them with the "Comet" logo I remember, were buses.
And "Hippo"s were always the highway warriors !
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There was this really awesome looking one called Taurus from AL! I've seen one still used as a milk-tanker.
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Comets are usually the lighter duty ones while Hippos are the heavy duty ones, the ones with dual axle at the back.

There are some Hippo's still left in Mumbai, Some are with the Mumbai Fire Brigade which has the typical 90s AL Front Cabin and about 4-5 are there with the Mumbai Traffic Police used as two trucks. which have different looking front Cabin. Will get some pictures. They have the most distinguished engine sound note, very different, harsh sounding and loud.
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Talking of fire engines, there is one Magirus Duetz fire engine at Hyderabad at a fire station near Yathri Niwas hotel, i think Shyam(Stanher) would know bout it.
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Talking further on Fire Engines, recently saw a oid fire engine of 50-60 ish near Tambram Chennai (comming back to chennai from kumbhakonam). Could not take picture as I was getting late, had to catch flight back to Bangalore. Can any of the Chennai Bhpians click a picture of her.
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