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Let's Talk about 4x4ing

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Si., May 21, 2018.

  1. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 6,196

    Location: County Durham

    That’s some spec!!! :eek:
     
  2. Danm54

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 20, 2009

    Posts: 1,701

    I'm at the start of a 110 build myself. Getting the most common rotten parts together and sorted first while looking for a cheap donor vehicle.

    Building it as an expedition vehicle so going with the 300tdi engine. Got one in bits at the minute and just got the block back with a rebore and skim. Painted it the other day and will start the rebuild next week.

    Like you everything that can be galvanised will be and every bolt that can be stainless will be as well.
     
  3. Hades

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 19, 2002

    Posts: 23,266

    Location: Surrey and London

    I would love a Defender 90 or possibly a Wrangler.
     
  4. Danm54

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 20, 2009

    Posts: 1,701

    The lane I planned to go down was closed but I found a new way into an area we stumbled across on the bikes a few years ago.

    Would be a perfect place to camp in the summer.

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  5. vanpeebles

    Soldato

    Joined: Aug 22, 2004

    Posts: 6,196

    Location: County Durham

    Lovely pics them :)
     
  6. Danm54

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 20, 2009

    Posts: 1,701

    Thanks, still not sure if it's sitting a little low.

    Will have to find some factory specs and measure it up.
     
  7. Danm54

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 20, 2009

    Posts: 1,701

    Anyone at the Billing Land Rover Show this weekend?

    Going to check out the off road course and see if its worth £20 for 2 laps.
     
  8. wesimmo

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 19, 2012

    Posts: 2,792

    It's a real shame, the garage I use are massively into 4x4ing and are constantly sharing "Landrover stolen" posts on Facebook.
     
  9. new boy

    Mobster

    Joined: Jun 25, 2009

    Posts: 3,230

    Location: Weston-super-Mare

    My dad had an old landrover. You could start it with a 20p coin :s
     
  10. Danm54

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 20, 2009

    Posts: 1,701

    Went for a play this afternoon, had 2 stuck landys in about 5 mins!
    Luckily one of us went prepared, it wasn't me....

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    Some nice routes through a wooded area as well, found a dodgy looking bridge to go over, was a bit tight.

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    Had a good day, £20 pay and play and hardly anyone else there.
     
  11. Si.

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 2,384

    Location: Melbourne, Aus

    Just had a 2.5" lift fitted to the Jeep and have a 4x4 driving course this weekend. This is required by the jeep club I've joined. Looking forward to getting out on some trips once that's done.
     
  12. Si.

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 22, 2002

    Posts: 2,384

    Location: Melbourne, Aus

    Finally got my Jeep out on the trail a few weeks ago.

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    I'm out on another Jeep trip this weekend, really looking forward to it. I'll try to get more pictures of the scenery and the trail this time.
     
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2018
  13. theleg

    Capodecina

    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 13,416

    Location: UK

    Oh hi

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  14. Amp34

    Caporegime

    Joined: Jul 25, 2005

    Posts: 28,871

    Location: Canada

    Had a bit of fun yesterday. I learned that dedicated winter tyres aren't good in slick mud...:D

    We had fun driving through Northern Montana to recce a hike we were planning on doing before the weather turned, but decided to go anyway. Most of the way was good, but the last few miles was up a road with slick mud. Decided to turn back after the tread filled up with mud, going downhill was fun... :p

    I'll try and get some photos up soon as the scenery was stunning.
     
  15. kae2

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Aug 13, 2010

    Posts: 1,048

    Location: UK

    My Shogun, although hasn't seen much mud, it's often filled to the headlining with stuff/tools.
    Recently went away for a week with the family, and what would have filled the other half's ix35's boot to the headlining and spare rear seat to the headlining, fitted in the boot under the boot cover!

    Averaged an actual 27mpg of dirty diesel over the last 4000 miles.

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