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Atkinson cab 03 Aug 2022 20:19 #237949

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Have been asked a question about this truck cab, does anybody know the history behind this style of Atkinson truck cab

It is or was in NewZealand

It isnt a Reinforced Plastics cab or Delta cab from Australia, it isnt a Taylor Hull cab from NewZealand




South Africa also made their own Atkinson truck cabs but none that I have seen look like this

Maybe a Seddon cab ?

Is anyone able to shed some light ?

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Atkinson cab 03 Aug 2022 20:30 #237952

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Looks like the Thornycroft style with metal upper and fibreglass lower.
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Atkinson cab 03 Aug 2022 21:18 #237953

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Paul If Is Is/was in NZ? Hamish Petrie would be the best Bloke to Ask.. IMHO.
He's on here forums.justoldtrucks.com/Default.aspx Quite Often..
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Atkinson cab 03 Aug 2022 23:51 #237956

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Similar to a Guy?

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Atkinson cab 04 Aug 2022 05:12 #237961

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Lang the Thornycroft is the closest I have seen, they are a bit more rounded



Hayseed thanks for the lead but I dont get on that forum so probably no good to me but feel free to ask if you like


Overnite that was my first guess but when I went googling I could find nothing close

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Atkinson cab 04 Aug 2022 07:16 #237966

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If Rex is listening can you put up a photo of the Thornycroft you bought from me. From memory that would be close. I only have a rear shot of it on my Volvo after picking it up in Corowa but this big one from memory was not as rounded as the little bloke in Paul's shot but the roof looks more rounded than the Atkinson.

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Here is a shot of my Albion the top looks very similar to the Atkinson - made by the same company? Looking at them I would put money on it being the same cab. The doors had PS? or something stamped in the inner panel, Mammoth should be able to tell us what company.

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Atkinson cab 04 Aug 2022 10:57 #237970

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That centre section below the windscreen between the mudguards is similar to our Guy, I remember Mammoth saying a business called Motor Panels made cabs for them and Thornycroft. The panels on my truck are all metal bolted together, that Atkinson has different guards and windscreen.
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Atkinson cab 04 Aug 2022 20:38 #237993

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Motor Panels made cabs for a number of pommy companies - Thornycroft, and Guy being the most common, The tops and bottoms were like picknmix steel pressings. However there was a transition to glass fibre with Lang's Trusty having a steel top and a wider glass fibre bottom, Bigger still was a version stuck on the 10' wide Thornycroft Antar. The Atkinson has a homemade look about it and may be a pirate. front screens aren't as deep.
Later on Motor Panels made more modern styled composite cabs for Foden and others.

That version of Albion cab was made by Autolifts for the export market and again occasionally seen on other makes
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Atkinson cab 05 Aug 2022 11:20 #238004

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Lang. Is this your old truck that you sold to Rex. Pic from Harty at Penrith truck show
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Atkinson cab 05 Aug 2022 11:50 #238006

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Yes that is it. It had metal upper and fibreglass lower. I think the doors may have been glass as well.

Only 100hp but I bought it from a couple of old boys at Corowa. It had a huge winch behind the cab and used to tow a float with a D8. A good thing it is flat along the Murray River.

The old bloke apart from telling me they used to check their speed with a calendar said "It is a like a railway cup of tea. Very big and very weak"

Lang
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