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Classic Safari vehicles!

Discussion in 'The Great Outdoors' started by weatherm, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Thanks Chaps for identifying the truck for me, like Old Sarge I like the thought of style over substance so another one for the list if I replace my Kubelwagen obsession! :)

    Oh to dream............
  2. Fellow down the block has one. He replaced the engine with a Chevy short block V-8 but it never leaves the garage. I've tried to talk him into selling it me a couple of times but it's his baby and anyone wanting it will pry it out of his cold, dead fingers. :D Jack is right. Those things will climb a brick wall, they're geared so low, but getting to the wall on the freeway? Talk about sucking gas!
  3. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    Just for the record, this is what a Jeepster looks like. I would take this, the Willys wagon, Jeep and the truck, sadly all four are getting up there in price! [video=youtube;ZLi2lEgyvRI]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLi2lEgyvRI[/video]
  4. A guy down the street from me has Jeepster. Not my cup of tea, but it it really cool. It's not show quality, but a nice driver quality, which, in my opinion, is way cooler.
  5. fireman

    fireman Familiar Face

  6. Cool, great little snippet, love that film.
  7. One from the 60's

  8. I went on safari in Mozambique on two different occasions. The outfitter used one of these as a safari car. I called it the 'diesel elephant' because it snorted, farted and rumbled across the landscape and because you sat up high enough to look over the 8' high elephant grass. Not something you could just jump out of for a quick shot (one simply doesn't shoot from the car, old chap) but unmatched for covering rough terrain.


    The Mercedes Benz Uni-Mog
  9. Here's another look for the Jeepster. This one belonged to a guy I knew, and I was inches from pulling the trigger. It had been converted, too, and had a Chevy 350 in it. Ran like a top, but really sucked the go juice. Interior was absolutely perfect. He took great care of it, and only sold it when he just couldn't get out in the desert to go mining anymore. I still kick myself a little when I see these pics again.

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  10. Very nice looking motor, you missed a track there! Love the colour and the shape reminds me of a Kubelwagon at the rear..........oh, my another for my list.

    Thanks for sharing.
  11. used on safari, perhaps?

  12. fireman

    fireman Familiar Face

    Looks like the movie was made in 1931. I would say that was a safari!


    "An African crewman fell into a river and was eaten by a crocodile. Another was killed by a charging rhino (which was captured on film and used in the movie)."
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  13. Thanks for the info, now I want to watch that film!
  14. Big J

    Big J Call Me a Cab

    I think it's a Wagoneer.
    You know, Mitsubishi and Toyota made these under license back in the day when the US was using technology transfer to get Japan back on it's feet. I still see one or two fully restored running around every month (always two-tone dark red/cream, pale blue/cream, *something*/cream). Always spotless, and with so much 1950's cool- you can still get NOS pattern parts here for peanuts.
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    Wolseley Messenger – Royal Safari – Kilimanjaro
  16. Eric P

    Eric P Familiar Face

    They wear some interesting hats......
  17. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    The rhino incident reminds me of the old Hollywood joke, "if you die on camera, at least you will have the satisfaction of knowing, it was the best performance of your career!"
  18. Oh, now . . . talk about safari with style!!
  19. MikeKardec

    MikeKardec Practically Family

    Back in those there were several systems (Light Valve, Moving Mirror, etc.) that recorded sound by printing it on movie film using a light source. Basically, a "sound camera" was literally a sound camera, a camera that recorded just the sound. It was bulky and needed it's film chanced as often as the picture camera (roughly every 10 minutes of shooting) and, like the picture camera it had to be loaded in the dark (a dark box or bag that you reached into using something like sleeves). Because of all the necessary recording equipment, wire, mics and a simple mixer, a sound truck was required. Sometimes (in particularly rough country) is was even a sound wagon, pulled by horses. When on location the location mixer sat inside that hot box to monitor the levels and run the equipment.

    This is one of the reasons so many films were shot on studio lots. The equipment; cameras, lights, sound recorders, microphones, was HUGE compared to what we have today. And Hot. And Noisy. And Fragile (is some ways). Only the bravest of directors left the studio infrastructure behind.

    These guys seem to be trouble shooting the equipment in some way.
  20. Stearmen

    Stearmen I'll Lock Up

    Most of the film from WWII camera men were silent for that reason! The sound was dubbed in after it returned to the studio. That's why, you will hear a Stuka JU87 dive bomber for almost any airplane in a dive for years after the war. It just sounded so good!

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