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13 years 4 weeks ago #54756 by GM Diesel
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That would be a good gadget for showing a person confined to a wheel chair around shows :)

Put a big window in each side.

Basil

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13 years 4 weeks ago #54757 by
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geeez bas thats a great idea im not getin any younger . i could see chocs steering that thru the shows an me in the back with an esky full of fizzy drinks!!!!!!!!

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13 years 4 weeks ago - 13 years 4 weeks ago #54758 by Chocs
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geeez bas thats a great idea im not getin any younger . i could see chocs steering that thru the shows an me in the back with an esky full of fizzy drinks!!!!!!!!



Can anyone actually imagine what that would be like! :-/
It'd have to be ya worst nightmare..
I guess it'd be better than steerin him all the way to Yass and back!

I'm just wondering how much fizz we could carry Kirky..
would we get you around a whole truck show??

Spose when ya get real old and crook.... i could hook up a furphy tank full of fizz and run an IV straight into ya somewhere :D :D

Mrs.Rivetting would enjoy the day of peace and quiet too i'm tippin ;D

PS> have you got it in stock Kirky?
What size cummins does it have fitted?

chocs 8-)

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13 years 4 weeks ago #54759 by
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Hmmmmm only trouble with that is , who, will be towing "choc" around, i think the reallity will be a bit of a bunk on the back of the mailster, and kirky and choc , sitting up like cocky s on a bisket tin, dribblen on waffling on with there "chops stuck to there legs" goin ooohhh hows that v12 smergloyd , fitted with oohdaddy kapicky valve, and electronic stromulator, use to have one of those , till that assessor came round ,when we had a few loose ballbearings rollin round upstairs and brought it for $50
;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :o

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13 years 4 weeks ago #54760 by Chocs
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;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Kirky won't be able to see the keyboard for tears!!!

I'll take a liberty..he'd say

A bunch of those yella grinnin things
an ya forgot the fizz!

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13 years 4 weeks ago #54761 by GM Diesel
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Make a pretty good self propelled BBQ to 8-)

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13 years 3 weeks ago #54762 by Roderick Smith
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Here is a related one at Southward Car Museum (north of Wellington, NZ).

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13 years 3 weeks ago #54763 by Roderick Smith
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Here is another historic commercial vehicle: a tuk tuk, also at Southward Car Museum (between Wellington and Otaki, NZ).
See: www.thecarmuseum.co.nz , which has a 40-page gallery of photos of the collection.
The caption for the Cushman:
Cushman Mail Van 1950 , USA. This exhibit is one of the famous Cushman three-wheeled US mail vans that were once a ubiquitous part of the suburban American scene.

The caption for the Bangkok one:
Lambretta Bangkok Taxi, 1956 . Innocenti SpA, Italy .
Lambretta is one of the most famous of all scooter manufacturers...they were put to many uses in providing reliable and economical transport.
Two-stroke air cooled, 175 cc, 4-fwd gears.

The type is universal across Pakistan, India & Bangladesh, and through south-east Asia. It is also common in several East African countries plus Nigeria.
See en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auto_rickshaw .
This lists many other countries too, including Netherlands and Italy. It seems that the USA variant was modelled on the Italian one.
The have the advantage of being more affordable for the masses; their compact size and ability to manoeuvre lets more traffic fit into a jam, and they can traverse the narrow lanes typical of Asian cities. The disadvantage is the two-stroke fumes. The Netherlands ones use cng, and I found a whole new generation of cng-powered ones in Medan (Sumatra, Indonesia), painted green to distinguish them from others.

I doubt that they would satisfy road registration in Australia. Somebody was trying to import a few as a tourist gimmick, possibly within a theme park.

Below: One at Southward, and one in Bangkok.

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13 years 3 weeks ago - 13 years 3 weeks ago #54764 by Roderick Smith
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The first one had just brought me from the city centre to the railway station.
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The second was interesting. The ladder was much longer than the vehicle. The box of tools and parts wasn't replacing the passenger seat: it was attached to the back, like a car boot.
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13 years 3 weeks ago - 13 years 3 weeks ago #54765 by Roderick Smith
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The last of my tuk tuk set taken with a digital camera, and hence on the hard drive. Other countries would require a search for slides or prints. I do have photos of the more-modern and less-polluting style, taken in Medan (Sumatra, Indonesia).

In preparing this series, I checked on the Indonesian term 'becjak': that refers to a pedal version, not a motorised one.

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