Originally Posted by 350Z
You're lucky indeed. How much did you buy it for? Looking forward to more pictures.
We bought it for 79 thousand rupees, grandpa was asking in Lac's for it firstly but then we told them about condition, only 4 tyres on truck that too all are totally flat, no battery, needs complete wooden work + paint job, then they realized the state of their beloved truck
also another big thing is that we paid the 17k insurance and couriered it to their address, after that they took noc and we bought it. so it 79 + 17 = 96k and take more 75k for 6 new 8.25 size tyres and approx 6k for new battery so it will almost cost 2L once it finished all work that needs to be done
yes i will post pics sir actually my schedule is very very tight 8am-6pm college then extra classes, assignments, projects and all ! hush ! i assure that i will post them on the upcoming sunday :)
another thing is that it was parked in their farm and as it had only 4 tyres that too flat it wasn't getting out of mud there, so it was towed by tractor to make it on road ! that was best and worst day of my life [ or maybe our family's life ] , Grandpa [ previous owner ], Grandma, and their sons, grandsons all of them broke down into tears while giving it away & also the other grandpa who was there to write bond in the village cried while writing statements on bond paper
, 50-50 day ! happiness because of bedford coming home and sadness because of watching such aged human beings crying and saying bye bye to their beloved truck who served them for 53 years, they told us that they've lived their half life in this trucks cabin loading and unloading cargos everywhere, they bought few vehicles due to bedford, they told us many things like their family is big and everyone got married, bought acres of farm & everything that they have right now just because of this truck, the very very last statement that they spoke was " MAZI LAXMI GHEUN JAT AHAT, SAMBHALUN VAPRA ANI KAHI ADCHAN ALI TAR MALA PHONE KARA ME APLYA GADI CHA SEVE SATHI KADHI HI HAJAR RAHIN" [ hamari laxmi le ke ja rahe ho, sambhal ke jao aur kuch problem hua ya koi madad chahiye rahegi to bezijag mujhe call karna mai apne gadi ke liye kab bhi kahi bhi aa jaunga ] .
Really HATS OFF TO THEIR TRUE LOVE :(
They still call me/dad twice daily & ask about 5895 ! emotional moments of my life, i will never forget that day !
by the way i had captured moments when it was towed to tractor to get it out of their farm i will upload that video too !
Originally Posted by Vishwas
Congrats for your acquisition Abhi, that's really great of you to buy this vintage wonder, and hearing the original parts are music to my ears which means you are extremely lucky to have acquired this machine. BTW
are you in the transport industry or in that venture? Are you planning to use for business?
This sure calls for a separate ownership cum restoration thread, please upload some more photos, the interiors if you can.
We have transport business and water tankers sir
It all started with a Bedford truck MHL 1072 which was bought by my grandpa for some 42k when my dad was studying in school
then few tata mercedes benz's like MHL 3299, MRT 1757, few bedfords like MHL 1072 [ very first one ], MHL 1597, MHL 1014, BYX 5859, BYX 5895 [ this one ], Tata 1210's like MWT 9199, MWT 9162, MWT 9081, and 1613 Turbos, 1612's, 3118c & list goes on !
unstoppable till now
Originally Posted by Indian_Mustang
Oh ! ! Man Look at this Truck ! Still Like New Nice catch and and single owner
.So Whats your plan body Some paint work and Buddy Work any plan to some restore .What about the Specification.i mean About Engine and Load Couriaer.post some interior post and Exterior also
Restoration is a tough job, have found an uncle [ almost 60 of age ] who used to work on bedford, dodge, studebaker & chevy n old TMB trucks, restoration will be done for sure but not right now, maybe after some weeks or in diwali.. lets see !
wait for couple of days i will post pics here with specification and pics from all the angles.
Regards : Abhishek