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Re: Landrover

Post by bowber » Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:50 am

I've worked on Defenders and MK3's loads and to be honest they are the biggest piles of shit imaginable, very little development or modernization took place after the initial design.
Mk3's still had latch type door catches in the 80's, anti burst door catches had been a legal requirement on new designs since the early 70's, they did bring them in on the 90's though.
Sliding windows, no power, uncomfortable, many design flaws, the list goes on and on

About the only thing they have going for them is the fact you can take back/front/middle from just about any of them and put them onto a modified chassis and the panels are aluminium so they last reasonably well, but the chassis doesn't last unless it's looked after, even then I've seen them rot out in very little time.

Good for making an off road toy from and after bending/scratching every single panel you know it's not going to have a huge rusty hole in by next winter

Can you tell I'm not a fan :P :laugh:

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Re: Landrover

Post by fullerton » Tue Oct 28, 2014 10:37 am

johnnyboxer wrote:
Sand Rover wrote: ... they are great all round vehicles but i do think you have to be into land rovers to put up with them
Are they a bit like BMW GS's

Are they that bad?
I fuxkin new it, someone would post the the downside on the biglad

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Re: Landrover

Post by Sand Rover » Tue Oct 28, 2014 11:00 am

if you buy a pile of crap then it will take time and money to turn it around but if you buy a nice one , well its quite easy keeping it nice.... i find them quite cheap to run....
would i spend £20000 on one.....NO... would i spend £8000 on one to play with just like a bike... in a heart beat, they are great toys

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Re: Landrover

Post by johnnyboxer » Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:52 pm

They're iconic, aren't they

Just like a GS :whistle:
We buy things we don't need



With money we don't have



To impress people we don't even like

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Re: Landrover

Post by Willandkate » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:15 pm

I've had a few of the things. They are pretty crap in some ways but pretty good in others. There is something about them that gets under your skin though..

This was the first one when I lived in Dubai back in 1996
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Then this one back in UK in 98
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This we drove this one around Oz for a year 99-2000
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Then had 2 Rangies when we lived in Dubai again in 04
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And then got married in this one when we moved back to Oz, can't remember when that was
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Now we drive a Ford Fiesta. :blink:
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Re: Landrover

Post by Dutchgit » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:22 pm

Dubai in 2004 huh ? Been to the Desert Challenge that year by chance ?
Team Saluki was racing a Defender and I was mechanic for them together with 1 or 2 (depending on year) other people.

Ta, Ard


Oh, I still love Defenders, just not enough to buy one again. :laugh:
It'll end in tears I tells ya.

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Re: Landrover

Post by Willandkate » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:31 pm

Dutchgit wrote:Dubai in 2004 huh ? Been to the Desert Challenge that year by chance ?
Team Saluki was racing a Defender and I was mechanic for them together with 1 or 2 (depending on year) other people.

Ta, Ard


Oh, I still love Defenders, just not enough to buy one again. :laugh:
Go to the desert in a Range Rover? Are you mad, it'll probably breakdown?
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Landrover

Post by moto al » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:31 pm

They might be shite but they still look the bizz.ps my big cousin Andrew drove one overland to Australia in 1964
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Re: Landrover

Post by fullerton » Tue Oct 28, 2014 5:51 pm

My partner works for land rover and the mechs say they are shite, says it all but i agree with Al they look the bollocks and would buy one over the competition, got a little tear in my eye coming over all patriotic.

Sorry no it was a hair

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Re: Landrover

Post by wideparting » Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:17 pm

1- 1962 lwb carawagon
2-1972 range rover
3-1975 range rover
4-1979 range rover
5-1994 discovery
6-2001 discovery
7-2003 discovery


hi my name is jim and im a masochist

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