I bought a motorcycle to help one family but they ran it into the ground so I got it back and sold it.
My truck was repaired with a 3.0 turbo and I was still trying to raise all the money.
New transmission and transfer case and radiator and reparied stearing gear, metal fenders, new lights in front, grill repair, etc.
The truck was the guts of this project.
I busted up a break line backing up at Bpah Cheeh Akha and it was repaired but shorter now and needed a better repair. Fenders were gone, frame cracked, starter hung up, broken spring shackles, no shocks, power steering very loose, steering ball gone and tail lights out.
The gas station owner is ok but wants his money fast and my situation never works like that.
Using, repairing, rebuilding the truck
No single factor changed my work with the Akha like the purchase of a 4 wheel drive truck.
Modifications and uses.
Difficult to reach villages
Transporting people, bread, medicines
Repairs: Wear damage to the vehicle
Rolling off a mountain: How we saved the truck, rope, big hole, new road.
Long driving hours
Jump in fuel costs
Keeping contraband out of the truck
Building road at night in rain, coming very close to rolling.
Fuel pump fraud
battery, air conditioner, reminds me of
The Policeman and the Puddle
Pushing trees, pulling trees, saws, axes,
The back road to Hua Mae Kom, the army checkpoint story.
Overall a very dependable truck
The shampoo road, mud through the tire sides in the rim
Diesel excellent for slow crawling, gas much more expensive.
How many people we could get on the truck.
the road to
Spitting up riders.
Tires, needing tires
Deep mud, deep ruts, trees, fallen road hillsides, backroad mae chan mountain, Sven.
The very back village down Wiang Pa Pao way
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