Land Rover Lust!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Mav, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    Looks great!

    I'm about to go and replace the front wheel bearings on my LR3. :bluduh
  2. Bonkers the Dog

    Bonkers the Dog Ned Catcher

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    Mmmm, nice. Very pretty. Now get rid of the pricey alloys and get your nose in the ARB catalogue, skid plates, air lockers and a snorkel kit to be getting on with. A couple of sand mats, 4x20lt jerry cans and 2 high lift jacks for the rack should see you set for the bush; and give her some dents!
  3. Solaros1

    Solaros1 Long timer

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    I finally snagged an Eriba Puck travel trailer after a few years of searching - perfect match for the Defender (especially after I paint it Conniston Green below the belt line).

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  4. Bonsai Elephant

    Bonsai Elephant Banned

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    Meh.

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    640ADV on the back is now the minimum standard for positive responses in this thread!

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  5. ADVMindset

    ADVMindset Americana Adventurer

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    VERY NICE !!!

    Are those front tow rings stock or aftermarket ?

    What's up with the security cage around the A/C ?
  6. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    You've never been to Houston? :lol3
  7. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the compliments.

    The tow rings are aftermarket. I don't know where the previous owner bought them. I can provide the information on the front of them if you want.

    You've never been to Houston?

    HA Ha... My neighborhood used to be a little rougher, so the cage was to keep your fellow citizens from either stealing the A/C itself or breaking into your house. I don't worry so much now, the hood is in high gentrification (SP?) mode.
  8. NMEXPAT

    NMEXPAT Been here awhile

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    Sounds like you need glasses.
  9. zellmannia

    zellmannia Chuck

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    Here's a few shots of our new to us 1973 ExMOD Series III 109. I just got the new Roamerdrive SS installed on Sunday so hopefully there will be some highway miles in the not to distant future.

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  10. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Beautiful :clap
  11. jdw4748

    jdw4748 Adventurer

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    Alright I know its about rovers, but what might those fins in the background be?
  12. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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    I'm thinking '60s Era El Camino:clap
  13. zellmannia

    zellmannia Chuck

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    That'd be a 59 Camino. Here's a pic of her outside the garage at the Blue Ribbon Beer run last summer.
  14. zellmannia

    zellmannia Chuck

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    My apologies for the non rover content
  15. zellmannia

    zellmannia Chuck

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    Thanks Mercury264 so far we've been really happy with the LR. No surprises so far which is kind of a surprise :D
  16. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    Keep looking, I paid $100 for my 94 LWB and YES, it is running!!! I replaced the airbags with my own brand of springs and replaced the heater core.

    I see a few Rangies for under $1k every now and then, keep looking.
  17. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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    Me driving me TD5 D2 over an old weighbridge on an airfield.

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    I let my oldest son drive it on the runway. He's 13.


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    This is why I like it. Mine is the 7 seat and all 5 of us and the dog can go on a day out together and be comfortable.

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  18. damoace

    damoace PinderBilt

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    Loving the Black! Good on you for getting the boy behind the wheel. Start them young.

    Got into a job on the lightweight that I've been putting off for a while earlier today - I dread painting but Mrs. Ace commanded and to preserve the familial goodwill, I acquiesced.

    Tilt off, with the Dog ready to oversee the pop-top erection. I wanted to make sure that all this hot, bright sunlight coming out of the sky didn't bugger up the paint job - it's all guesswork mind you as we see so little of the stuff, its difficult to be sure what to do about it:
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    Lights and body furniture off and away with the sanding - a hateful, hateful job:
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    Main paintjob finished, I'll leave it over the next couple of days to dry before refitting the tilt and lights but initial impressions are that looks good:
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    Mrs. Ace reports a 'Very Happy with how it turned it out' condition too..:D:D

    Marvellous.

    I'll take some more with the tilt back on but for now, I just need to find some replacement headlights that don't cost a meeelion quid each for the MOT. :huh
  19. James Adams

    James Adams ɹǝsn uʍop ǝpᴉsdn Administrator

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    I was having a front wheel bearing noise on my LR3 for the last few thousand miles, so I figured I should change it out. The noise went away when I steered right, so I figured that it was the right front bearing that was fubar. So I changed it out....and it made no difference. :bluduh

    "Huh", I thought, "maybe it's the right rear".

    I looked up the procedure for changing out the rear bearings: not DIY friendly :huh

    Fast forward 3 days and a broken jaw puller, and the left front bearing has been replaced. It was definitely the bad one and now the noise is gone.

    So, the moral of the story: if you think that your LR3/4 has a bad front bearing on one side, it might be on the other side. :lol3

    Next up, clean/adjust the shift linkage in an attempt to get the manual gear selection working.
  20. zellmannia

    zellmannia Chuck

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    Here's a few pics of the 109 pulling hauling duty during our Ahmra Rockerbox vintage race weekend at Road America.

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