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      05-06-2012 02:44 AM #1
      Can anyone identify the model of the Toyota truck driven in this documentary? Any information would be appreciated.

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      05-06-2012 05:20 AM #2
      Bwahaha, its a dangerous road so I will get high while driving it. Oh, and I cannot imagine that beating the person you are trying to teach to drive while he is driving is that safe of a thing to do.

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      05-06-2012 06:38 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by morecarsthanbrains View Post
      Bwahaha, its a dangerous road so I will get high while driving it. Oh, and I cannot imagine that beating the person you are trying to teach to drive while he is driving is that safe of a thing to do.
      Yeah, the guy struck me as a complete idiot.

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      05-06-2012 07:30 AM #4
      I asked Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Carlyle, and Anamaria Marinca - but they won't talk.

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      05-06-2012 07:36 AM #5
      LMFAO @2:41

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      05-06-2012 08:58 AM #6
      Badge at around 5:05 shows TJ 1090, but I can't find anything on it....

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      05-06-2012 09:03 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Soze.K View Post
      LMFAO @2:41
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      05-06-2012 09:11 AM #8
      I can't help but feel that the documentary has a bit of Borat feel to it...

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      05-06-2012 10:09 AM #10
      Damn that guy smack the **** out of the kid. I would at least wait until the truck stops
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    11. 05-06-2012 11:18 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by KeiCar View Post
      Damn that guy smack the **** out of the kid. I would at least wait until the truck stops
      heh everyone complaining about the hitting is white guaranteed

      edit - funny part, notice that this is their life, and they are all smiling? go to a truck driver in america and I highly doubt you'd see those smiles.

    12. 05-06-2012 11:58 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Wimbledon View Post
      Can anyone identify the model of the Toyota truck driven in this documentary? Any information would be appreciated.

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      I've not seen the whole documentary, are you referring to the Bedford TJ / J Type Truck?


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      05-06-2012 12:04 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by sp_wh View Post
      I've not seen the whole documentary, are you referring to the Bedford TJ / J Type Truck?

      That's the one OP meant. Bedford is correct, someone had just put a Toyota badge on it, among the other decorations.

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      05-06-2012 12:08 PM #14
      There's something strangely attractive about the lifestyle.

      disclaimer: as I sit in my computer chair thousands of miles away

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      05-06-2012 12:14 PM #15
      Hitting anyone who is in control of the steering, gas and brakes is just idiotic.

      (even if you are smiling while you're doing it)





      I wonder if they start hitting the other guy holding the rope? LOL

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      05-06-2012 12:22 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Soze.K View Post
      LMFAO @2:41


      Change gear f*&ker! *slap*

      LOL. Slap him in the face while you're hanging over a cliff.

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      05-06-2012 01:05 PM #17
      Lol, the memories that video brought up.....

      My dad is from Afghanistan but when he was about 15 he moved to Peshawar (Northern Frontier). He told me one of his first jobs was helping make the roads up there through the Khyber Pass while he went to med school at Khyber Medical College (basically blowing up rocks with dynamite). I've been out there a few times in the last couple years and have refused to ride through the passes - just love living too much.

      When my dad was teaching me how to drive, he would slap me on the back of the head if I made any little mistake. Hell, he still slaps me on the back of the head if he's riding with me and thinks I'm going too fast.

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      05-06-2012 01:38 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by RS4PD View Post
      he would slap me on the back of the head if I made any little mistake. Hell, he still slaps me on the back of the head if he's riding with me and thinks I'm going too fast.
      Talk about a back seat (I mean back of the head) driver!

      Thanks for that. Made my day

      I was hoping that the truck in question was a Bedford.

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    19. 05-06-2012 07:43 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Soze.K View Post
      LMFAO @2:41
      LOL... that was a full on bitch slap too What's strange was that the driver didn't even look mad... like he got used to being slapped

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      05-06-2012 07:54 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by KeiCar View Post
      Damn that guy smack the **** out of the kid. I would at least wait until the truck stops
      The smacking has to be follow the mistake almost instantaneously to mark a strong connection in his brain

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      05-06-2012 09:23 PM #21
      I'll bet these truckers get into plenty of accidents. I noticed close to the end of the video how HUGE the A pillar is in these trucks and how small the side windows are. You have almost no side vision out of these trucks. It's like you only have tunnel vision.

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      05-06-2012 11:28 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Soze.K View Post
      LMFAO @2:41
      HAHAHA .gif please!

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      05-06-2012 11:38 PM #23
      Why are they son intent on decorating their trucks and making them even more top heavy and giving it worse visibility. If these roads are so dangerous you'd think they'd want to make it safer.
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      Oh mellberg is cool, but his car certainly isn't helping that happen.

    24. 05-06-2012 11:45 PM #24
      My dad would pull my ear if i made mistakes while driving.

      Nowadays kids grow up in protective bubbles.

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      05-06-2012 11:47 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Why are they son intent on decorating their trucks and making them even more top heavy and giving it worse visibility. If these roads are so dangerous you'd think they'd want to make it safer.
      Was going to post this. It's kind of funny how they decorate their trucks with a bunch of religious stuff to keep them safe yet those very decorations probably increase the danger factor by a few degrees.

      Also, will the government ever build a safe(er) pass through the moutains or is that wishful thinking? Perhaps the Pakistani's/Afghan's don't want one built? Symbol of manhood if you can get through the pass alive as is?

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      05-07-2012 12:03 AM #26
      Thanks for the answers revealing that the truck is actually a Bedford.

      Here is another fantastic Al Jazeera documentary about truck drivers in the DRC. This time with an IVECO truck:

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