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Myanmar trucks 26 Jun 2014 12:20 #144540

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I had to decide between a truck thread and a bus one for this, but went for truck.
This one is labelled 'CHEV', not 'CHEVROLET'.
I can't guess the year or model. It was tricky working out what was a scanner blemish, and what was a battle scar.
Without checking, I think that the registration plate is letters, no numerals.
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870926Su Meiktila (Myanmar) Chev truck/bus. R Smith
Now at <www.flickr.com/photos/13175590@N00/48271689476>

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Re: Myanmar trucks 26 Jun 2014 16:26 #144541

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Don't care how you pronounce it Rodder it a Chev

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Re: Myanmar trucks 27 Jun 2014 11:14 #144542

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Myanmar grilles, all in Sept.87. [I'll have to repost these]
A close up of the Chev truck bus.
A close up of the Hino, with nothing readable.
A close up of a proper railway-style railmotor, which was nearly new. I cannot ready the stylised lettering using any alphabet which I know (Hebrew is the best fit, but Israel imported; it did not build and export).
Since it isn't a converted truck, not many features would be recognisable: just the grille and the badge. It could even be a modern Hino, building on a long-standing trading arrangement.
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Re: Myanmar trucks 05 Jul 2014 11:48 #144543

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This one has me lost. I thought that I recognised it as a 1950s of European origin, but a web search isn't bringing up anything.

Roderick B Smith
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870926Su Meiktila (Myanmar). Minibus to Thazi (with my case on the cab roof).



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Re: Myanmar trucks - mystery unsolved 06 Jul 2014 22:14 #144544

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I am surprised that nobody in this widespread group can get my latest Myanmar. I didn't think that it would be easy, and my curiosity is at maximum (I had gone for Skoda, with zero success). Surely somebody has top-of-head knowledge (or a memory of glory days long gone)?

Roderick B Smith
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Re: Myanmar trucks 07 Jul 2014 11:20 #144545

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I thought Skoda too, but it wasn't right. COuld be a Bitza. Has a European look to it, but the Asians would have copied that look. Give it time, someone will know.
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Re: Myanmar trucks 07 Jul 2014 12:54 #144546

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Perhaps Wikipedia is far from complete? A whole midrange has been missed?

Here is a closeup of the grille and the bonnet emblem, at the maximum resolution.

Roderick B Smith
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870926Su Meiktila - Thazi (Myanmar). Minibus bonnet ornament R Smith



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Re: Myanmar trucks 07 Jul 2014 15:00 #144547

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...Renault made that odd looking rear engined car in the 1950's...could they have attempted a light truck of a similar vintage as well?.....

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Re: Myanmar trucks 07 Jul 2014 15:11 #144548

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I'm thinking an early Morris Minor grafted onto another chassis :-?

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Re: Myanmar trucks 23 Jan 2015 19:11 #144549

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Makes me think of a Studebaker pick up, very late '50's.

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