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    landrover sport.jpg somebody finally made something of an old landy

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    A Bentrover?
    'C'est la vie' say the old folks it goes to show you never can tell

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    Can't be from the UK- looks to be left hand drive.
    Poserwagon.

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    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Can't be from the UK
    see that plate in the middle of the grill, it gives anglophiles all the way to antipodes a hard on everytime they see it; despite comparable vintage jeeps being an all round better vehicle in every way. . .
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    there, just guaranteed that this thread goes four pages
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by birlinn View Post
    Can't be from the UK- looks to be left hand drive.
    Poserwagon.
    The mascot on the radiator cap would be illegal as well.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    such a nanny state
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    three additional pages
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    The mascot on the radiator cap would be illegal as well.
    What's the reason for that law?

    Here, we have gladiator, chariot -like spikes on our wheels.





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    Which illustrates what is wrong with the US.
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    nader was a douchebag
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    see that plate in the middle of the grill, it gives anglophiles all the way to antipodes a hard on everytime they see it; despite comparable vintage jeeps being an all round better vehicle in every way. . .
    Can you disassemble a JEEP


    to all of its component parts, clean, refurb, repaint, and reassemble in a small single car garage using nothing more than a box of spanners?

    A mate of mine did so with his Landy.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    nader was a douchebag
    Yep, he thought that dead Americans was a bad idea. The man was insane.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Early landrovers had a central steering wheel.
    'C'est la vie' say the old folks it goes to show you never can tell

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    i've owned three jeeps, two of which i built from the frame up, with pretty basic mechanics tools, probably just four wrences and four and for sockets and a pry bar and hammer for everything other than the electrical work

    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Can you disassemble a JEEP


    to all of its component parts, clean, refurb, repaint, and reassemble in a small single car garage using nothing more than a box of spanners?

    A mate of mine did so with his Landy.
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy View Post
    Early landrovers had a central steering wheel.
    Really? Never ever seen one.
    And with coil spring suspension, the OP car is not an early one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i've owned three jeeps, two of which i built from the frame up, with pretty basic mechanics tools, probably just four wrences and four and for sockets and a pry bar and hammer for everything other than the electrical work
    Do all JEEPs have one pice welded body's?


    How did you lift it off and on?
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    I dissassembled a '56 short wheel base with almost no spanners at all…. mixed metal fastenings were so corroded it needed sacrificial anodes.
    A 115 mm angle grinder, just cut everything. Two of us lifted the body, it was a canvas tilt, so easy and put it to one side chopped off every bolt that even looked like it was rounded off or going to be.
    Repairs to the chassis, the door posts in particular were famously rotten, bought a Harry Philips conversion plate and kit to take a 3500 Rover V8, for about 200 squid ,swopped out the diffs for Range Rover ones and put it all back together with some mods to the gearbox tunnel , Marine ply If I remembre, and in a total of about two man, two 40 hour weeks. Amazing vehicle twice the economy in MPG of the Rover 90 1500 sidevalve, and would pull a trailer with twenty sheep up a one-in- five in third. would do easily 80, with 1940s drum brakes and leaf spring suspension . that was a bit scary.

    Sold it to bloke who wanted to do trials, and as I had been had been so impressed with the Buick motor, went and bought a ten year old one of the first , mid seventies Range Rovers. That was a mistake, back to 12 mpg. and no power steering then. At least I could lock the doors and the windows weren't perspex
    'C'est la vie' say the old folks it goes to show you never can tell

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    How did you lift it off and on?
    of the original willys jeeps and cj2,3,4,and 5's and dj's there are variety of front fender configurations but bassically the rear tub in one piece with the inner fenders welded to this, and the outer fenders on cj's either riveted or bolted on

    military willys jeeps have flat sheet metal fenders

    i think my dj fenders might have been glued and riveted on

    two people easily picked up the bodies from mine, after i cut the fuel line loose
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    ….. despite comparable vintage jeeps being an all round better vehicle in every way. . .
    They weren't. Landrovers were aluminium bodied. the Willys GP of a similar period had a different transfer box layout so the prop shafts were so dissimilar in length you could get torque build up leading to a sudden grip and loss of traction when one wheel suddenly spun. I occasionally pulled stuck jeeps out of loose ground with the landrover.
    Even the Range Rover with its lockable diff wouldn't go where the SWB Land rover could. There's a reason the dominant 4x4 in Africa was for the whole of the last half of the 20th C not a jeep. LR dominated and the only serious rival was the Toyota, and a few 505 Puggits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    of the original willys jeeps and cj2,3,4,and 5's and dj's there are variety of front fender configurations but bassically the rear tub in one piece with the inner fenders welded to this, and the outer fenders on cj's either riveted or bolted on

    military willys jeeps have flat sheet metal fenders

    i think my dj fenders might have been glued and riveted on

    two people easily picked up the bodies from mine, after i cut the fuel line loose
    Landys are all bolted small assembly's of aluminium (apart from the ladder chassis). The bulkhead and the rear floor tub are the two biggest units, again aluminium, not steel.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonboy View Post
    There's a reason the dominant 4x4 in Africa was for the whole of the last half of the 20th C not a jeep.
    yup, british colonialism. . .
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    Yeah. loads of African countries were Japanese colonies.

    Look at a map of Africa early 20th C. British colonial rule compared to French, or Belgian and a lesser extent Portuguese territories Britain had maybe a quarter, hardly dominant. So why no dominant Citroens or Peugots ...they all made 4x4s
    Could it be , though, that the Landrover was simply better than anything else ?

    The Brits have been great at inventing things and then sitting back and letting everyone else do it better….jet engines, hovercraft etc.

    But for once the Brits took the American 'invention ' of the Jeep and did it better. Sorry if that hurts.
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    I'm not much of a Land Rover fan but this was surely the nicest thing to happen to one:



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    Quote Originally Posted by rayman View Post
    landrover sport.jpg somebody finally made something of an old landy
    I WAS born with a twin, and we WERE separated at birth!

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    Oh.

    And, as proof Ive learned the art from yall...

    Land. Cruiser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    The bulkhead is aluminium, not steel.
    No no...

    I'm going to rebuild mine soon, it's been 30 years, my doors are about to fall off (attached to a rusting bulkhead), if I lift up the drivers floor mat I can reach the ground with my foot, and the chassis is mostly patch, hell fer strong but 3 times the weight. I'm 50/50 looking forward to it, apart from the expense and the wiring loom.

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    There are only 2 off road vehicles in the world... Landrover and Land Cruiser, or the modern equivalent, a Hilux. There is no discussion, it's like Stihl vs Husqvarna... The discussion should be between StihlHusqvarna and McCulloch, but then again, there's no discussion there either.

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    ^Thats easily another 20 pages right there eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    Can you disassemble a JEEP


    to all of its component parts, clean, refurb, repaint, and reassemble in a small single car garage using nothing more than a box of spanners?

    A mate of mine did so with his Landy.
    The real question is how often do you have to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayman View Post
    landrover sport.jpg somebody finally made something of an old landy
    All it needs to be complete would be a belly mower and a John Deere decal on the side of the hood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    ^Thats easily another 20 pages right there eh?
    Lol. I wonder how many brits have even seen a Jeep, much less ridden in one, much less off-roaded in one?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    40's technology kept lovingly by bearded men who regret missing the draft.

    I can get 5 cubic meters of fire wood in the back of my Hi-cap, and hitch a 3 tonne trailer to it, and steam up a 1 in 5.

    Have also regularly been up to the windows in mud slurry and it just doesn't stop. Don't get me wrong, I've been stuck plenty of times, but always my fault.

    Here's a Toyota I've been driving in atrocious conditions this summer, it never flinches. Sadly no mud...

    IMG_8803.jpg

    This VW Amarok is a pretend 4x4. Terrible in every way.

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