Jump to content


Welcome to Autoshite

Welcome to Autoshite, like most online communities you must register to view or post in our community, but don't worry this is a simple free process that requires minimal information for you to signup. Be apart of Autoshite by signing in or creating an account.
  • Start new topics and reply to others
  • Subscribe to topics and forums to get automatic updates
  • Get your own profile and make new friends
  • Customize your experience here
Guest Message by DevFuse
 

Photo

Still in service


  • Please log in to reply
109 replies to this topic

#91 OFFLINE   bramz7

bramz7

    Rank: BL Wedge

  • Full Members
  • 786 posts
  • 3 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:12 AM

These two are still going in London:

 

20308836470_6bbd4f453b_k.jpg1981 Ford Transit. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

 

8076431141_e04847c8bd_k.jpg1985 Ford Transit 120 SWB. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

The green one is ex Telecom.

 

 

15877957648_ba6b6c96ac_k.jpg1993 Vauxhall Midi. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

A local guy still runs this.

 

24426622422_25469f5236_k.jpg1994 Vauxhall Midi. by Sam Osbon, on Flickr

 

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


  • danthecapriman, cros, Squire_Dawson and 5 others like this

'91 Citroen AX TZX

'91 Fiat Tipo DGT

'97 Peugeot 406 LX 2.1DT

 

 


#92 OFFLINE   Jon

Jon

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,557 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationNZ
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:17 AM

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

 

35608080886_3587b758cc_c.jpg

 

Mobile advertising hoarding. Pro effort.

 

 

35608013706_19f73709e3_b.jpg

 

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

 

 

29053701446_6be64f2062_c.jpg

 

Back in NZ, service chod mecca.

 

 

28800256880_5fd9c9fdb3_c.jpg

 

 

28468356133_337d735da7_c.jpg

 

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

 

 

26789750340_113aae9993_c.jpg

 

Love the double lamp mods.

 

 

24380769449_ee3b273fa7_c.jpg

 

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


  • worldofceri, danthecapriman, mat_the_cat and 5 others like this

#93 OFFLINE   Jon

Jon

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,557 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationNZ
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:23 AM

35517363151_f777cd027e_o.jpg

 

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

 

 

32890906976_dd3dab1fea_z.jpg

 

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

 

 

30351873804_83c52a296e_c.jpg

 

The most 'hip' Jesus van ever?

 

 

24654683871_4c98faa4d1_c.jpg

 

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

 

 

34806446094_01dbfd3c11_b.jpg

 

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

 

35479228072_b43a97ebdd_b.jpg

 

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


  • worldofceri, danthecapriman, mercrocker and 7 others like this

#94 OFFLINE   Jon

Jon

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,557 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationNZ
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:30 AM

Spots from work now.

 

 

34071445943_bc649f5a72_z.jpg

 

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

 

 

32931491865_3f0da79b44_z.jpg

 

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

 

 

32807424831_138d4e7145_z.jpg

 

Scania is an early one - 1984!

 

 

26073721371_251dd8c3b4_c.jpg

 

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.

 

26047567352_94166d6593_c.jpg


  • worldofceri, danthecapriman, cros and 3 others like this

#95 OFFLINE   AlabamaShrimp

AlabamaShrimp

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 4,066 posts
  • 9 thanks
  • LocationWakefield
  • Country : Country Flag

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.
  • D Spares & Tyres likes this

#96 OFFLINE   cros

cros

    Austin J3

  • Full Members
  • 2,395 posts
  • 5 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:35 PM

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

_IMG_000000_000000.jpg
  • Asimo, Squire_Dawson, LC Torana and 1 other like this

#97 OFFLINE   barrett

barrett

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 4,193 posts
  • 4 thanks
  • Location1975

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

1929 Ford Model A (half)
1938-ish / 1967-ish Heron Austin special (half)
1965 Peugeot 404 Cabriolet (half)
1955 Panhard Dyna Z1 (half)
1985 Citroen BX 16TRS
1986 Citroen BX 16RS Break
1997 Citroen Xantia TEMPTATION


#98 ONLINE   NorfolkNWeigh

NorfolkNWeigh

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 6,024 posts
  • 6 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

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.
  • worldofceri, danthecapriman, Sudsprint and 1 other like this

#99 OFFLINE   sierraman

sierraman

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 5,995 posts
  • 34 thanks

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.

#100 ONLINE   DodgeRover

DodgeRover

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,136 posts
  • 35 thanks

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.

#101 OFFLINE   legasoil96

legasoil96

    Rank Morris Ital

  • Full Members
  • 99 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:35 PM

My Dad's thrupenny bit still in service today. 

IMAG0273.jpg  


  • bigstraight6, anonymous user, hennabm and 17 others like this

#102 OFFLINE   5speedracer

5speedracer

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 425 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

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.

Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

#103 ONLINE   danthecapriman

danthecapriman

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,750 posts
  • 14 thanks
  • LocationWaterlooville, Hampshire
  • Country : Country Flag

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.
1973 Mercury Marquis Brougham 429 V8
1974 Ford Capri 1.6 L
1984 Ford Transit 2.0 100L LWB high roof
1988 Volvo 740 2.3 GLE estate

#104 ONLINE   bigstraight6

bigstraight6

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,222 posts
  • 0 thanks
  • LocationPlymouth

Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:45 PM

My Dad's thrupenny bit still in service today. 
attachicon.gifIMAG0273.jpg


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.....
Posted Image

#105 ONLINE   puddlethumper

puddlethumper

    Rank: Austin Maxi

  • Full Members
  • 425 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 November 2017 - 07:58 PM

DSCF0001 (2017_09_22 11_33_45 UTC).JPG

 

 

 


  • danthecapriman and D Spares & Tyres like this

#106 OFFLINE   D Spares & Tyres

D Spares & Tyres

    Big member

  • Full Members
  • 2,569 posts
  • 11 thanks
  • LocationNot far enough away from the big city
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:39 PM

My Dad's thrupenny bit still in service today. 
attachicon.gifIMAG0273.jpg


Thruppeny bit?

Always known them as 'show knees'

#107 OFFLINE   Pillock

Pillock

    It's true.

  • Full Members
  • 14,321 posts
  • 34 thanks
  • LocationMassive Wang.
  • Country : Country Flag

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.

Sent from my Redmi 4 using Tapatalk

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.

#108 ONLINE   DodgeRover

DodgeRover

    Rank: Renault 16

  • Full Members
  • 3,136 posts
  • 35 thanks

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

#109 OFFLINE   IainL

IainL

    Rank: Lancia Gamma

  • Full Members
  • 6,575 posts
  • 13 thanks
  • Location1/24 Scale
  • Country : Country Flag

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!

2017 Dacia Duster 1.6 Ambience

2000 Corsa B: Broken

2003 Astra Coupe

2001 Renault Megane MK1

Click here for model car reviews and fleet updates: https://www.youtube....KdUmtnq5VNMSnJg


#110 OFFLINE   Coprolalia

Coprolalia

    Rank: Citroen Ami

  • Full Members
  • 1,677 posts
  • 1 thanks
  • LocationBedlam
  • Country : Country Flag

Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:14 PM

My Dad's thrupenny bit still in service today. 

attachicon.gifIMAG0273.jpg

 

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


357759.png369652.png

1989 'G' VW Scirocco was 1.8 8v, now 1.6td - swap ongoing

2004 '53' Skoda Octavia 1.8T - daily

 

Plus various lawnmowers and engines





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users