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1958 Leyland Octopus LAD cab

1958 Leyland Octopus in Forth - Powerhouse for Industry, Documentary, 1968

Class: Trucks, Simple truck — Model origin: UK

1958 Leyland Octopus LAD cab

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dsl SX

2017-07-12 18:00

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LAD?? Long-door so Leyland???

kudos SX

2017-07-12 18:10

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If so, it'd be an Octopus. Did Albions have shorter doors?

dsl SX

2017-07-12 18:50

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Oops - not quite right. According to a recent 2-part feature on LAD models in a toy car magazine, all Albion were long door (= round arches, door came down to bottom of bodywork), all Dodge were short door (= squared arches as part of horizontal body feature, door opened only onto this which became a step, also using the wheel hub). The article suggests Leylands could be long or short door (but is confusing because some of the illustrated models are mis-modelled).

So all I can say here is it's not a Dodge.

kudos SX

2017-07-12 19:11

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Thank you. Dodge didn't build an LAD-cabbed eight-wheeler, and I can't find find any photographs of such an Albion either, so I'd go ahead and call it a Leyland Octopus.

JCB UK

2017-07-18 09:19

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Albion made a handful of their 'Caledonian' eight wheelers with the LAD cab but safe to say this is a Leyland.

Had me confused this film because I had stilled it out in the distant past but did not think it would satisy IMCDB as a film so put pics on Flickr :)

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