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Old April 26th, 2005, 02:09 PM
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Jack Quinlan
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skeptical

http://discoweb.org/jihad.htm

anyone else think this is not a camel.

it's the roofrack that makes me doubt it.

of course, i'd feel better if it wasn't a CT that had been butchered.

thoughts?
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Old April 26th, 2005, 03:11 PM
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"Model : 1996 Gamel Trophy Discovery"

Not a Camel Trophy, apparently it's a new Gamel Trophy
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Old April 26th, 2005, 03:12 PM
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I am not sure it is one either. I didnt see a roll cage on the inside, and although that could be removed didnt the roof racks mount through the roof onto the roll cage. If that was the case i didnt see any holes in the roof for that. Did the media and support trucks have the same roll cages and roof racks too? If not then maybe it was a support truck.
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Old April 26th, 2005, 03:13 PM
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John Lee
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It's not a Camel Trophy Disco. But since when did that stop anyone from putting Camel Trophy decals on his Disco?
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Old April 29th, 2005, 12:54 PM
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Chris von C
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To me it doesn't look like an '96 event truck but more than likely was a media/photographers truck or just a promotional truck. A quick look at the ID plate and VIN would confirm it if was a genuine product of Special Vehicles division.

Looking at the pictures, a few things come to mind... the trucks used for the teams all had internal roll cages and the roof rack that went though the roof to the attachment point on the internal cage. As you can see in these picture, the front part of the roll cage is not present as it would be passing though the dash where that air vent is next to the steering wheel:
http://discoweb.org/jihad/DSCN5.jpg
http://discoweb.org/jihad/DSCN6.jpg
Or here on the passenger side:
http://discoweb.org/jihad/DCSN1.jpg

Compaired to the obviously visible roll bars pictured here:
This style runs in front of the dash
http://www.safetydevices.co.uk/oldsi.../images/26.jpg
And here is the "through-dash" version
http://www.ozziesoffroad.com/db5/004...riversmall.JPG &
http://ozziesoffroad.com/db5/00496/o...tfrontpass.jpg

One might also note the absence of the hood pins found on the '96 model CT Discovery's.

One other clue would be to look at the inside of the front doors. Competition trucks had the power windows removed from the front passenger and drivers doors and replaced with manual roll up's in case of electrical failure and a situation where the occupants needed to get out in the event that the doors were blocked from opening. Unfortunately the picture of his open door does not provide a good enough angle to see which style windows they are.

Ultimately, any number of things could have happened to this truck to warrant the removal of those items but vehicle tag and VIN would be the ideal identifiers. I am guessing it was a promo truck. If it was a competition truck it must have been one that wrecked and needed a complete rebuild for all these items to be removed or missing.
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Old April 29th, 2005, 01:20 PM
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Maybe he's just "paying homage to the marque", Jack.
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Old April 29th, 2005, 03:38 PM
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Old May 8th, 2005, 10:24 AM
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Who cares if it's a Camel Trophy? I just want a set of those tires.
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