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    Vehicles of Thailand - photos



    Inspired by this pic posted by Superman (Post a photo a week, of anything/anywhere) in the post-a-photo-week-anything-anywhere (Post a photo a week, of anything/anywhere) thread, went through my pics and found some of the vehicles you may encounter on a Thai road:

    No apologies for photo quality, often taken from a moving motorbike



    The Austin 1100 'racing replica' is owned by one of the local firemen, still has the original engine and is 'good for 100' he says
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    more photos welcome

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    and a few from across the border, cellphone pics from Phnom Penh



    I like the practicalities of the Phnom Penh tuktuks; late last year we met a German engineer who lived in Roi Et, he had the plans for the motorbike coupling and tuktuk, with the intention of building one for his own transport. Don't know if he went ahead with it.
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    Technically not a vehicle but I thought it was cool. inovative in a way.


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    Special mention goes to this local vehicle

    it overtook me at full speed and full volume one day when I was out on the bike, took a while to get the heartbeat back to normal.

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    Nice again mate, I love threads like this. A googling I will be tomorrow, I know I have a long break.

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    My niece's husband is a vehicle certification man engineer/mechanic, for engine modifications etc, issuing roadworthiness certificates, I don't think he really believes some of the pics I've sent.
    The broom etc salesmen are my favourites, they have a very limited view of the world among all that clutter.
    We were out this afternoon and heavy downpour bought out some sights on motorbikes, people riding while holding umbrellas, one school student with what looked like a laptop bag on his head. No helmets of course.

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    An 'N' reg 1997 Range Rover Vogue,run by the Immigration Police!!Air suspension, V8, the lot

    An immaculate Min 1000 on the road in Korat
    It says it is an Austin Cambridge ??


    Changing the oil from the engine between jobs,and yes he just walks round under it.

    An Austin 1300 still going strong.

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    Emptying the cess tank!! 4 staff,the daughter and a little dog on board. 100 bht.



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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    It says it is an Austin Cambridge ??
    Austin Cambridge A40 or A50 circa 1954

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    It says it is an Austin Cambridge ??
    Austin Cambridge A40 or A50 circa 1954
    Don't the Indians make them still,and call them Ambassadors??


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    I liked this one, H&S would piss their pants if they saw this in the UK!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by crippen
    It says it is an Austin Cambridge ??
    Austin Cambridge A40 or A50 circa 1954
    A Morris Oxford surely. The Indian Ambassador is based on a slightly later model with vestigial fins.

    Great thread... Thanks.

    i love the recycled pickups... the old chassis totally dismantled with refitted running gear, wooden bodywork and a Kubota put-put motor sticking out. No tax, no insurance but great use of viable parts.

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    not as dangerous as it looks

    Quote Originally Posted by jizzybloke View Post
    I liked this one, H&S would piss their pants if they saw this in the UK!

    Not as dangerous as it looks. I saw a motorbike like this in Cambodia.
    One of the cylinders had fallen off the back and started leaking with a hiss and a cloud of vapour.
    An excited crowd gathered but there was no fire or explosion. I guess it also requires a spark.

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    This is a toyota Lite Stout Towtruck Its out in the back blocks of Roi-Et Note powered winch

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    Quote Originally Posted by Powerhammer View Post
    This is a toyota Lite Stout Towtruck Its out in the back blocks of Roi-Et Note powered winch

    Huh....? But where's the pic?

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    Well,if we are doing busses too:


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