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Old 01-14-2010, 08:34 PM   #481
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My baby in Thailand, 1968 109, highly modified. Formerly a UN ambulance.




Currently I'm converting it to a pickup truck. I need a PU more now.
WHERE DID YOU GET THAT BODY TUB?????

That is exactly what I would like to get some day for my Stage 1. Is that unique to ambulances in Thailand? My 5 door rear tub is seriously cracked and bowed from 20 years in the Kenyan bush and some day I'd like to re-body it. I only ever use one of my rear doors and have no use for back seats, so a single door would be perfect.
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:58 PM   #482
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After 3372kms...

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Those tyres Mav I got,for info,performed really well on soft and hard pack snow...


Don't forget to re route your crank case breather hoses, after closing them off from the air intake to the turbo....(If they're routed the same as my disco)...stops the turbo sucking in oil vapour from the engine....

I take it you didn't lose the cases on top In all seriousness, I'm thinking of getting some Peli cases that I can use for luggage both in the back or on the roof.

And thanks for the confirmation on the tyres - we have quite bit of snow this year:




The Landy has been great recovering plenty of vehicles including a 5 tonne truck Had some great looks from pedestrians towing the truck through the village
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Old 01-15-2010, 12:00 AM   #483
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WHERE DID YOU GET THAT BODY TUB?????

That is exactly what I would like to get some day for my Stage 1. Is that unique to ambulances in Thailand? My 5 door rear tub is seriously cracked and bowed from 20 years in the Kenyan bush and some day I'd like to re-body it. I only ever use one of my rear doors and have no use for back seats, so a single door would be perfect.
Initially, I was thinking... why would it be a benefit to only have one rear door... but actually it makes a whole heap of sense. A single side door means you can still get in from the 'front' of the load bay but you can also load up against the side of the vehicle without worrying about the door opening.

I have never seen a single rear door tho...
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:09 PM   #484
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Still loving my Landy



Going to have the EGR and Cat removed and the ECU given a little tweak tomorrow
So Mav... any improvements after your removal of crappy gov't controlled emission equipment?

BTW... that rig looks the mutts nuts! Your mods have been practical and still understated... nice.

Nothing new with me... I did install some ARB side protection steps on the Disco. I love those. I had them on a 4-door Rangie and a 2-door Rangie I used to own. While not a full on rock slider... they're still WAY more beefy than those silly factory foo-foo side steps... and each are mounted at six points to the frame... very solid. They can take some hits... and can function as a very nice side step as well. Great for loading the roof rack as well.

On the '65 beasty... I've not done much. The heads are totally ready, but the 4.2L V8 still needs a good cleaning and such. I hope to have her running on that 4.2L by Spring... oooLaLa... fun fun fun. Top off... V8 rumble'n... should make for a good summer then!
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:20 PM   #485
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So they finished repsraying our Landy!!!







Do you happen to know the name or code for this color?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:45 PM   #486
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So Mav... any improvements after your removal of crappy gov't controlled emission equipment?
That and the ECU tweak have been a very noticable improvement - peak power is just 150 brake and torque is around 290 foot pounds But the real difference is in the smoothed out delivery of power - it pulls so much better from so much lower. It feels like it pulls like it should now, far less changing down for bends or hills.

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BTW... that rig looks the mutts nuts! Your mods have been practical and still understated... nice.
Thanks We're planning on a trip to Africa later in the year - the prep for that might not be so understated... roof rack, second spare wheel, high lift which can double up for recovery...

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Nothing new with me... I did install some ARB side protection steps on the Disco. I love those. I had them on a 4-door Rangie and a 2-door Rangie I used to own. While not a full on rock slider... they're still WAY more beefy than those silly factory foo-foo side steps... and each are mounted at six points to the frame... very solid. They can take some hits... and can function as a very nice side step as well. Great for loading the roof rack as well.

On the '65 beasty... I've not done much. The heads are totally ready, but the 4.2L V8 still needs a good cleaning and such. I hope to have her running on that 4.2L by Spring... oooLaLa... fun fun fun. Top off... V8 rumble'n... should make for a good summer then!
We're thinking of getting some slides for the defender too - I think you can get them with jacking points to...

As for your soft top - we really need a second landy so that we can have a soft top for play! I've already seen one that I want

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Old 01-18-2010, 11:48 PM   #487
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Do you happen to know the name or code for this color?
Pretty sure it's epsom green
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:01 AM   #488
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WHERE DID YOU GET THAT BODY TUB?????

That is exactly what I would like to get some day for my Stage 1. Is that unique to ambulances in Thailand? My 5 door rear tub is seriously cracked and bowed from 20 years in the Kenyan bush and some day I'd like to re-body it. I only ever use one of my rear doors and have no use for back seats, so a single door would be perfect.
Belgian Police SIIa and SIII 109's used to have that as well. Seemed that LR made these on order.
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Old 01-20-2010, 12:32 PM   #489
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Here's my old 1974 series III 88. Sorry for the crappy phone pic. I love these things and actually learned to drive on one when I was a kid. 2nd ones are before driving to work last week.





It was quite a bit of snow indeed, looks like today's rain is finally going to melt what was left in my driveway...

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Old 01-24-2010, 03:57 PM   #490
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More pictures from our family:

My brother's mint 1984 RRC (April 1984, last month they did 2 doors in mass other than the CSK in the late 80s...):





Everything was taken back to stock...under the skin:

1. Rear 24 spline conversion with ARB
2. 2" OME all-round
3. 265/75-16 BFG AT/ko
4. to be fitted: hidden under the stock bumper winch mount

To come:
1. complete Rovota axle conversion with 4.11s and ARBS F/R
2. Heated from windscreen

And some more pictures of my truggy:



Internal set-up with switches, old-school RRC auto, and under-drive shifter:



Pretty steep decent with "hidden" holes under the brush (truly offroad, not a trail):



Got denied on this off camber/muddy section...





Some buddies' Rovers:







Will try to share more when I get some from fellow offroaders who were with us during the outings...

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Old 01-24-2010, 04:13 PM   #491
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More pictures from our family…

Will try to share more when I get some from fellow offroaders who were with us during the outings...

Cheers,
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Please more, they look great.
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Old 01-24-2010, 04:15 PM   #492
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Please more, they look great.
Thanks man! You are close to me (I'm in NYC)...planning any rides soon so we can meet up and BS Landie?
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:51 PM   #493
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Old 02-16-2010, 03:33 PM   #494
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