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#301 OFFLINE   reallyloud

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 04:24 PM

All this botchery goes along with the 'if we can't find the part, we'll botch anything on there' philosophy seen in a lot of southern hempishere nations.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 03:40 AM

You're right DatsunCherry, especially stuff like the Simca (great excuse to post my
re-spottting pictures):

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Rather a handsome thing but for it's distended rump.
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...but DC, there's also a lot of home-done facelifting or bodging on newer parts
to make an old shed look more modern.
I'm sure it would've been easier to find some replacement Corolla lights
over seeking out, cutting, and bodging on a Nissan NX back end:

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And this Familia pick-up with 90's Mitsu Strada grille and home-stretched cab:

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Back to business.

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^ Another re-spot: this time the front of the well used "Fill the World with Love"
Datsun Bluebird.

And :shock: WTF??
Surprised to see an NSX had ventured out of Bangkok:

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^ Racer Sport 3 Speed FTW :D
Honda Beat, Thai style:

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^ Sub-50cc bikes are technically illegal here, but still they're brought in
from Japan second hand for students and old ladies.


Finally a bobtail speclift Mazda on a late-night mission with a dusty
"Catch of the Day". Snapped on the move by MrsKJ as I drove:

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I really ought to know what it is, but I don't - before my time :oops:
HELP! What is it guys?

Thanks!

KJ

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 09:28 AM


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^ Another re-spot: this time the front of the well used "Fill the World with Love"
Datsun Bluebird.J

This isn't actually a Bluebird. It's a Datsun 521 wagon which also came as apanel van and a pickup. Yue Loong made them in Taiwan too as a YLN-751. Curiously, Yue Loong sold a 4 door wagon version that I don't think was even available from Nissan.

The beauty on the spec lift is an Austin A50 Cambridge. I do have to wonder what the possibility in that part of the world, that it's a Japanese built one (made by Nissan)

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 10:01 AM

What a lovely old A50.....here is a pic of me with my very first car when I was aged 13, it cost £45 in 1977, I never got to drive it but was sold for a nice profit a year later. The burgundy one looks like it is a Japanese built one, it has different rear lights and bumper to my British one.

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Posted 22 December 2007 - 11:32 PM

Car in child???Might the A50 be one built by Datsun then?And ouch re the Publica...

#306 OFFLINE   KruJoe

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:46 PM

Ratdat
I bow to your vastly superior knowledge of aged j-tin.
I only called the Dat 521 a Bluebird as someone else identified it as such
when I first posted it :oops: My bad!

I do enjoy seeing photos of peoples old motors scanned in:
Thanks for your Cambridge story Andrew P! I wish I had a digi-cam
in my first few years of driving. When I get beck to Eng, I must find time to
have a trawl through my folks' albums - maybe I'll find something.

This one looks a similar vintage, and similarly, I'm not sure what it is:

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I know I ought to recognise that unusual grille...

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Those back lights are a cut'n'paste job (late Familia pick-up), but what is it?
I thought Hindustan Ambassador, but wrong!

MonkeyTops
I got you another Cit, though just an AX, and not looking too happy:

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'Yeah mate, that looks mint! Corolla bumper suits it great.'

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AOW! :? sorry about that...

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That's more like it!

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I just love these.

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It's difficult to know which to choose as "Catch of the Day"...
Is this worthy?

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:55 PM

its a ford anglia isnt it :shock:
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Posted 07 January 2008 - 12:59 PM

^ looks like a 100E.Those 4 door C210 Skylines are great. I'd love to have one of those.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 04:43 PM

Thanks for the AX pic KrudJoe! You're right, it aint looking very happy. Shame. :cry:

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 05:09 PM

This Merc looks in fantastic nick - very nice.


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Posted 07 January 2008 - 08:27 PM

Those 4 door C210 Skylines are great. I'd love to have one of those.

Ditto, I think they're actually nicer than the coupes.

I'll use it as an excuse to post this, one of my favourite brochure shots:

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Spotted car looks like a facelift one (back lights are at least) as this blue one has the pre-facelift style.

Facelift front end:

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And just to confuse things further:

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Both above are short-nose 4-cyl cars.

Back ends also came with round lights in Japan:

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Rear camber and long nose suggest spotted car is a 6-pot.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:09 PM

SL, did all long nose C210's come with a six? Just wondered as curiously some of the long nose 810's came with a four pot and they are from around the same period.

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Posted 07 January 2008 - 10:47 PM

SL, did all long nose C210's come with a six? Just wondered as curiously some of the long nose 810's came with a four pot and they are from around the same period.

Seems to be the case, yes. For Japan anyway, don't know if some curio was built in South Africa or somewhere.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:04 PM

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Another well overdue bump, fellas. A few shit-hot shite spots from the last
few days have reminded me that I really should be sharing them all with you
all.
The A50 above is certainly badged Austin rather than Datsun.
Does that match yours, AndrewP?

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Quality.

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^ Those back lights almost fit, but too modern. 626 perhaps? MrRegie?

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^ GT-R Nissan!

One for SL:

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That Mazda Coup is a beauty, but this one I spied down the bottom of our
street on the way home, looked like an old Renault at the front from a
distance (the way the wings meet the headlight surrounds), but no!
"Catch of the day" must be a super-rare JDM Mk1 Mazda Capella!

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That looks Italian at the back to me. Lovely.
Hope you agree some of those were worth sharing?


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Posted 03 March 2008 - 02:27 PM

Yes, they were! I think the 616/Capella was actually an Italian stylling job.

But er, what's this 'beauty'???
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Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:10 PM

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This one ^ ?

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Based on this Sunny estate (sorry I'm not good on codes), it's a locally
assembled Nissan NV. That gold spot is a late one with the longer cab
(formerly "Queen Cab" and the optional fiberglass hard top. I think they
are still selling them as "Nissan Wingroad".

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Here's an earlier one with the shorter cab and pov-spec lights:

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^ That one is taken from my first ever post on here; they're not at all
uncommon. Due to tax breaks for pick-ups here, they're as sensible as
anything for a cheap way onto four wheels. :D
We'll probably have one when we move back to Thailand to build our house...

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:19 PM

Thanks! I'm no good with most codes either, or with them modern cars...

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 03:39 PM

Even the Nissan built Austin A50's are still badged as Austins. They only differ in detail and the vin plate would say Nissan Motor Co on it. I don't think that is a Nissan one as it looks too low spec.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:49 PM

A few more from the last month or two...

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And this is my choice for "Catch of the day":

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No, not a Sunny as I thought from a distance... I got closer and it
appeared too big... I give you the first generation Isuzu Aska:

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With a 305 just pulling into shot :D

The Aska, or Florian Aska, was a cousin of our Mk2 Cav, and closely
related to the Holden Camira: (The wonders of Wiki)

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:28 PM

SO... six months after I promised, here are a few pictures from my week in Bangkok.

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"OLD MOBILE"

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...beside...
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Old Corolla taxi, thru the bus window
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Complete with gold MB star on the grille:
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Soooo cool...
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But this Isuzu has got to be catch of the day:

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It isn't a Bellett or a Florian, is it?

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Apologies for drag-up of the year (page 19!)
Hope you like the pics :)

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:41 PM

Spot the difference!

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 10:42 PM

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It's a Bellel!!!

That crazy yellow and purple thing is (was) a Datsun 521 pickup.

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Posted 14 September 2008 - 11:18 PM

Hadn't noticed that, Andrew! And well done on your 'baying work this eve...

Ratdat, you're a shite god - I'd never heard of the Bellel!

That crazy yellow and purple thing is (was) a Datsun 521 pickup.

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T'was, 'til it had the back of one of these grafted on:
(I wonder how they made the rest of the roof?)

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Sorry, forgot this one earlier:

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Doesn't that look like a Rover 400 from the back? ^

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Nope, it's a Ford Laser XL, apparently. Another Oz one maybe, with Mazda DNA?


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Posted 15 September 2008 - 07:24 AM

Ford Laser is an Oz Escort, basically...although you are right it has Mazda DNA, as it's basically an 89-93 323. The Americans got this shape as an Escort as well.

2003 Renault Espace IV 2.0 petrol - living up to its reputation...


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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:22 AM

Oh my, a Bellel... the first Japanese car that was sold in Holland!
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Posted 15 September 2008 - 11:52 AM

An excellent selection there KruJoe! Others have already picked over the meatiest items there, but I reckon this 4dr Corolla is rather neat on what I think are Streetfins:

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Like the night-time Galant/Sigma cruising shot too.

The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:20 PM

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This too is a new one to me - I'm glad of this thread!

Really liking these rear lights - I hope Messrs Ritmo will view this!

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:53 PM

Thanks for the input, guys!
There truly is a preponderance of shite in this part of the world (or that, as me and Mrs KJ moved back to the UK in May). I was only photographing tat for the last 6 months of my years there, and there are still hundreds of un-posted spots. Now we are settling in back here, it would be a crime not to share the rest with you all... just a few at a time to allow for rumination. Waste not, want not etc.

So, this next batch was snapped at a back-street garage in Chiang Mai, one that seemed to specialise in the slightly unusual...

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Anything interesting behind the umbrella?
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That's all for now. Anyone spot another guard cockerel?

KJ

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 01:58 PM

Hmm, can't see some of the last pics... Citroën GS behind the umbrella?

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 02:50 PM

Yes and yes, Michiel. Stupid Photobox keeps giving me dodgy links - I always seem to be editing. And it's getting harder to use, I think I'll switch to Photobucket.

A few more random spots from around Chiang Mai...

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...and my choice for catch of the day:

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I suspect this was done without a hint of scene irony...

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Too cool for skool!

KJ

Edit AGAIN to fix the b'stard links :evil:
Enjoy the pics :)





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