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#91 ONLINE   bramz7

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:12 AM

These two are still going in London:

 

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The green one is ex Telecom.

 

 

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A local guy still runs this.

 

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And another elderly bloke runs this. It's hanging and is about to hit 300k but somehow still runs.


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#92 OFFLINE   Jon

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:17 AM

OK, you might as well have some of mine, all from my spotted thread.

 

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Mobile advertising hoarding. Pro effort.

 

 

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North American version of a Ford Cargo, seen at a long distance somewhere in rural Canada (which is most of Canada, really).

 

 

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Back in NZ, service chod mecca.

 

 

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Great B-Train effort. JU plate is probably 1979/80, for reference.

 

 

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Love the double lamp mods.

 

 

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Literally still in service - or on the way to one, at least.


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#93 OFFLINE   Jon

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:23 AM

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This plods around locally and is part of a local truck hoarding haulage co.

 

 

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Blurry, but deal with it - I like the cabs on these Mitsubishis.

 

 

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The most 'hip' Jesus van ever?

 

 

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Hand painted signwriting on this Hi-ACE. But it's not the only one with them......

 

 

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Possibly my best spot ever - a Leyland 20 still in use! Same owner from new and the signwriting was applied in 1980.

 

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Admittedly, I spotted this almost 5 years ago but it's been spotted since, still plodding away. 


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:30 AM

Spots from work now.

 

 

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I occasionally chug about in this, a 1986 Mitsubishi Canter 4x4. Not fast but fun to pilot.

 

 

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This Merc sounds fantastic and you literally lord it over everyone else up in the cab.

 

 

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Scania is an early one - 1984!

 

 

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Couple of Jeep J20s used as crew/equipment carriers when shooting where trucks can't travel. There's a whole fleet of them dotted about.

 

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#95 OFFLINE   AlabamaShrimp

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 01:47 PM

I thought this was a thread for commercial vehicles still plying their trade.


So did I but it's getting full of cars.

Anyway ignore me I'm a grumpy cunt. What's it got to do with me what people post where and when so long as they're happy.
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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:35 PM

I occasionally fiddle with its cats-whisker making my crystal set 'still in (the Home) service'.

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:43 PM

Was hoping that Standard would pop up here, what a great thing. I saw a Bedford Chevette van thing a couple of days ago in use as a window cleaner's van complete with ladders on the roof etc, but I didn't have time to take a pic

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:13 AM

Barrett's talk of a Chevanne reminded me of a local electrician who's sign written HA has been around for years. I've never managed to get a picture, so I googled it, I say 'it' , seems there's at least three of em!image.jpeg image.jpeg .

Now, the cynical might think one of the first pair had been reshelled* onto a tax free logbook. But the K plate has been MOT'd pretty much every year since 06, in fact both it and the W plate one are currently taxed and MOTd , the X plate was last on the road in 2014.
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Posted 02 November 2017 - 11:19 AM

Locally to us there’s a guy who uses a Mk3 Transit, 98 R plate Luton it is. In really tidy condition, he won’t part with it despite its age it does the job faultlessly.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 07:34 PM

I see another mk2 transit with a tipper body semi regularly in use by builders, there's a gardener near me has an ex met surveillance mk4 petrol swb transit that he keeps getting asked if he will sell.

I would buy a mk3 Lwb if one turned up at the right price/ time. Bits are much cheaper and easier to get than for my mk2.

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:35 PM

My Dad's thrupenny bit still in service today. 

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 09:30 AM

Dont have any pics, but I always notice the lorries used for fairground rides are usually really old, some even older than me (born 1987) although I suppose by comparison to most trucks they probably have lived easier lives.

Most showmen's trucks have had a first life in haulage then picked up cheap. Viable as they don't do many miles and there's plenty servicing time.

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 04:45 PM

Round here there's two Transit mk1's and a mk2 in regular use as recovery trucks. All of them are battered, rusty and well worn but still keep going. I spotted the mk2 one on the M27 today which made me think of this thread.
I've seen them loads over the years with all sorts on the back of them, I think they operate for a breakers yard round here somewhere.
I'll take a pic next time I see them.
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:45 PM

My Dad's thrupenny bit still in service today. 
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Superb, that must be the last thrupenny bit still in active service, if the scrapper Escort van could be changed for a MK1 that pic could well have been taken in 1979.....
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Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:58 PM

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:39 PM

My Dad's thrupenny bit still in service today. 
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Thruppeny bit?

Always known them as 'show knees'

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:15 AM

Most showmen's trucks have had a first life in haulage then picked up cheap. Viable as they don't do many miles and there's plenty servicing time.

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Additionally, most showmen are quite adept at keeping oldschool stuff on the road. They know which parts of what engines are shared with what, and how you can bodge things.

Goes with the territory of assembling rides with big ol' spanners and wiring up 4000 bulbs in the pissing rain I guess.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 10:33 AM

And they have the space to have a big yard full of old tat to keep taking bits off
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:37 PM

That FG is class, good on your old man for keeping it in that condition. It must be a bit of a celebrity wherever it goes!
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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

My Dad's thrupenny bit still in service today. 

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Seth you need to get a thread going for all your old man's gear.


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Posted 30 November 2017 - 09:13 PM

I saw this last week while walking the kids home from school.

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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

I had to go to the pub at lunchtime and there was this fine Minor in the car park. Never seen it around before and it parped off soon after I got there, but top marks for winter use; those rear wings don't lie.
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Posted 09 December 2017 - 07:59 PM

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 09:52 AM

I noticed the other day that my mother's hole punch that she uses for making greetings cards and sundry other crafting activities has got her maiden name scratched onto it...

 

Which makes it a pre-'67 model.

 

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STILL IN SERVICE!


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