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Old 06-06-2012, 06:19 AM   #1141
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Work or play chap?

Had a go at Eastnor a couple years ago - a whole lot of fun
Sorry mate, only just saw your post!

All play for me, I did it at Luton Hoo in April. Went with my sister and we both had a good time. Would have been nice to do a full day instead of just the half that we did, but good fun none the less.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:14 AM   #1142
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I hate those things; the cables always bind and the levers are too flimsy and bend when you pull them. Take a look at your heater box on the firewall in the engine bay. There's a cable that runs from the slider to the top of it which operates a little flap that diverts hot air into the cab. I'd disconnect the cable (held by a simple clamp) and try operating the slider again. If it moves freely, you know the cable isn't kinked or binding, and your problem lies within the heater box. If the slider still won't move, you're going to have to pull the dash slightly apart to further diagnose or replace it.
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thinks for the info. We're in a bit of a winter storm, won't be able to do much with the cable for a few days. If i'm not able to do any thing with it, I can at least keep the heater working as Mav suggests
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Old 06-06-2012, 11:17 AM   #1143
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thinks for the info. We're in a bit of a winter storm, won't be able to do much with the cable for a few days. If i'm not able to do any thing with it, I can at least keep the heater working as Mav suggests
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I read that then looked at the date then looked at your location.

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Old 06-08-2012, 03:13 AM   #1144
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Sorry mate, only just saw your post!

All play for me, I did it at Luton Hoo in April. Went with my sister and we both had a good time. Would have been nice to do a full day instead of just the half that we did, but good fun none the less.
Mavette and I only did a half day and, like you, wished we'd booked a full day. There was talk of being able to take your own vehicle on the course which I'd be very tempted by!
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Old 06-08-2012, 03:14 AM   #1145
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Looks like they found a use for those WMIK's coming back from Afghan:

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Old 06-09-2012, 10:53 AM   #1146
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Mavette and I only did a half day and, like you, wished we'd booked a full day. There was talk of being able to take your own vehicle on the course which I'd be very tempted by!
I didn't hear anything about taking your own vehicle - that would be pretty popular I would think. In our case, my sister drives an X3 or an X5 so it likely wouldn't have got out of the gravel car park if it had been raining, but for plenty of others I think they would be surprised to know what their cars could do off road with the right driving instruction.

I was secretly hoping that we were going to Eastnor just for the historical LR context, but when it comes down to it I'm sure the courses are all pretty similar. My sister was impressed enough that she is considering going back again with business clients, something our instructor said happens fairly often.
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Old 06-21-2012, 07:41 PM   #1147
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A Land Rover was on it. That itch just got scratched. After months of driving Series IIA's and III's I moved on. Gave up. It just wasn't going to work. Too slow, too expensive.... Blah Blah. Then a friend imported a RHD D90 and it got the juices going again. After some eBay searches, D-90.COM looking, CL looking, etc... I found a decent one right in the town I live in.

1994 NAS D90 with 71.5K miles. #772. Arles Blue color which I think was only available in 1994. It was bought brand new on April 20, 1995 in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Colorado in December 1995 and registered here. Two other owners since then and all of them in Colorado based on the Carfax. No rear seats, no A/C, and no hard top. Just the way I wanted mine. Brand new tires and lots of service records over the years. Has a newish ARB front bumper and a X9 Super Winch which I am not familiar with. Has an aftermarket center console made of metal with a nice pad on top that I can't recall the name of. Everything works.

The only defect is the top which is a full Bestop. It has a rip near the rear window and is frayed in a few spots. It should last a year or so but will research getting a newer top. Need more research to determine what's best. It also came with a Bikini top, winch remote, recovery equipment, etc.. Has the original owner's manual and a factory service manual. Has Old Man Emu shocks and steering damper which I'm not sure is good or bad. I need to ride in more D90's to get a feel for it. It feels a little "worn" to me.

I absolutely love it. I've owned 5 Jeep Wranglers (own one 2006 TJ now) and this is just a bigger, badder, meaner, slower, probably thirstier and less reliable Jeep for me. My wife loves it as well. The sliding front windows are very cool. It's not fast, it's not slow. It will be a lot more fun to drive it around town and on back roads. It doesn't want to be driven really fast and that's the way I want it.

Just fetched it home today. I'm officially a masochist.

Questions:

1. How do you lock the back door? Mine doesn't have a lock.
2. What are the two red switches for? I can't figure them out yet. Winch related? I don't have fog lights (yet).


























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Old 06-22-2012, 05:27 AM   #1148
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:32 AM   #1149
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Looks like they found a use for those WMIK's coming back from Afghan:
I heard that Stallone asked a Range Rover outlet in the US for a freebie and was told he'd have to pay!

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Old 06-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #1150
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Old 06-23-2012, 07:30 AM   #1151
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A Land Rover was on it. That itch just got scratched. After months of driving Series IIA's and III's I moved on. Gave up. It just wasn't going to work. Too slow, too expensive.... Blah Blah. Then a friend imported a RHD D90 and it got the juices going again. After some eBay searches, D-90.COM looking, CL looking, etc... I found a decent one right in the town I live in.

1994 NAS D90 with 71.5K miles. #772. Arles Blue color which I think was only available in 1994. It was bought brand new on April 20, 1995 in Pittsburgh, PA and moved to Colorado in December 1995 and registered here. Two other owners since then and all of them in Colorado based on the Carfax. No rear seats, no A/C, and no hard top. Just the way I wanted mine. Brand new tires and lots of service records over the years. Has a newish ARB front bumper and a X9 Super Winch which I am not familiar with. Has an aftermarket center console made of metal with a nice pad on top that I can't recall the name of. Everything works.

The only defect is the top which is a full Bestop. It has a rip near the rear window and is frayed in a few spots. It should last a year or so but will research getting a newer top. Need more research to determine what's best. It also came with a Bikini top, winch remote, recovery equipment, etc.. Has the original owner's manual and a factory service manual. Has Old Man Emu shocks and steering damper which I'm not sure is good or bad. I need to ride in more D90's to get a feel for it. It feels a little "worn" to me.

I absolutely love it. I've owned 5 Jeep Wranglers (own one 2006 TJ now) and this is just a bigger, badder, meaner, slower, probably thirstier and less reliable Jeep for me. My wife loves it as well. The sliding front windows are very cool. It's not fast, it's not slow. It will be a lot more fun to drive it around town and on back roads. It doesn't want to be driven really fast and that's the way I want it.

Just fetched it home today. I'm officially a masochist.

Questions:

1. How do you lock the back door? Mine doesn't have a lock.
2. What are the two red switches for? I can't figure them out yet. Winch related? I don't have fog lights (yet).





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Sharp truck! Congrats on the purchase.

Your best option for a top would be a Badger. They're a bit on the expensive side, but you really won't find a nicer unit. Exmoor Trim is developing an NAS top, but I can't speak on quality or availability.

Old Man Emu makes quality components. The 'worn' feeling is probably due to tired bushings, either on the shocks or in your radius arms. A complete bushing refresh will definitely give the truck a new feel.

The rear door locks from the inside. Open the door, and right by the inside handle there will be a little switch that you can toggle to lock and unlock it.

As for the switches, they're definitely not factory and could really go to anything. If I were to guess, I'd say the truck had a set of fog lights in a past life and the switches were never removed.
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Old 06-23-2012, 08:06 PM   #1152
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:14 PM   #1153
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That's an awesome Landie!
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Old 06-25-2012, 06:27 PM   #1154
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Old 06-26-2012, 06:34 AM   #1155
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