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Ethiopian Peugeots

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Thanks for this link, it really made me smile.  We all know that even ancient crap can't be kept on the road with baler twine and pop rivets.  I'd really like to see what happens to our salvage cast offs which are 'ideal for export'.  I can imagine stick welding up some old merc vitos is probably doable but as highlighted above there must be some old school engine rebuilders out there re-grinding cranks and cast iron stitching blocks back together.  I'm sure this takes more ingenuity and technical prowess than your local kwik-fit.  I think we need a man on the ground to give us an in depth report.  Perhaps we could collectively post DW there?😁

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22 minutes ago, Split_Pin said:

I didn't know that there were still 404s in service in parts of Africa, must be the last place to see them in any number.

Cuba... 

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I didn't bother taking photos after a while, there's still loads over there.

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I know a chap from Kenya and he reckons the smart money is on (almost any*) Toyota replacing Peugeot as the tough car of choice in Africa.

* he did mention that the locals choice of Toyota very much depended on which factory it was built in.

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5 hours ago, angle said:

Cuba... 

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I didn't bother taking photos after a while, there's still loads over there.

A car YouTube channel went to Cuba, I think possibly Mighty Car Mods, it seemed exactly my sort of place car wise. They showed quite a few old American cars that had long since lost their V8s and such for big old diesel engines, largely from tractors and stuff I think.

 

They were still building 405s in Africa until quite recently, I wonder how well they sold.

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