Funny cars jeepney – is the most popular form of public transport in the Philippines. They took place on the American military jeeps that in the 50 years some craftsmen were converted into civilian cars for the transport of people and goods is not very large.
Now jeepney manufactured at several plants. More precisely, the factories that it is difficult to name, most factory. After all, each vehicle is unique in its own way – they are all assembled by hand, and are painted by the customer, so to meet two identical vehicles you do not succeed. (Also read: Jeepneys in Philippines)
Sarao was once one of the largest factories for the production of jeepney. Now, after the death of its founder, it passed to his son, who in this case, apparently, is not very well-versed, so the production was strongly reduced. This small factory is located in the same Las Piñas, where there is also the world’s only bamboo organ.
First of all, I must say that everything is done by hand. Tires purchased somewhere on the side, but the assembly of manufactured here in the factory:
The only thing that is not made by hand – the engines. For dzhippni use 3-4-liter engine from the ancient Isuzu. Sometimes putting new engines, sometimes a good old restored:
All hand painted, too, most often a simple brush:
In the jeepney is placed 12-15 people on the bench. However, in the rush hour jeepney people stuffed tightly, and 20 and 30 people can go, some of them are worth it.
In addition to production, the factory is also renovating the old jeepney. In general, the past glory of the factory is little left …
Body made entirely of galvanized steel – moisture in the Philippines is always a wholly-owned:
The seats are stuffed with coconut hair:
Then decorated them with strips of artificial leather:
But the jeepney for personal use:
Immediately produce and here are the carriages, which rolled tourists:
On the roof of the jeepney usually carry goods in rural small livestock and poultry, but it happens that the passengers are piled up on the roof – but the passenger cabin is allegedly pursued by the authorities. Loading passenger cabin through the opening is at the rear.
Dzhipni long ago lost direct contact with the car brand Jeep. Today, these improvised buses going to the trucks on the basis of a variety of used cars in the mostly Japanese, but also Korean and Chinese production in hundreds of handicraft workshops.
There is a large workshop producing a few jeepney per month (all individual orders). Some craftsmen are doing jeepney themselves.
Special order – coach bus. The cost varies jeepney from 350 to 450 thousand rubles:
Love drivers to their avtodetischam is so great that every year in Manila even pass a special carnival – “The King of jeepney” of selecting the most colorful and original jeepney.
So do jeepney in the Philippines.