johnnyfive

f100_dreamin's Land Rover

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4 hours ago, Sunbeam said:

Score! Had that one on the watchlist. Can't really go wrong at that price. Good luck

Exactly, to be fair it was a cheeky bid, I wasn't actually expecting to win haha

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nice!!!

should slam a td27t or 4jb1t in (can get bellhousing adaptors from the uk)

or i have a really haggard RRC you can have for cheap for v8

my lwb series with a 173 in it will do 70mph reasonably easily. screams it's head off but big whoop really. 

 

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hmmm V8 you say........ tempting. 

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Cheers for calling in fellas, looking forward to seeing what you do with it

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This things pretty lush. Must say it's got me pining over land rovers. I love the patina on this body and it's actually pretty damn straight.

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And I reckon you'll still probably get this on the road before my Hilux is done. 

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Was definitely a great way to spend the day that's for sure! 

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Badass!

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jesus christ.

:shock:

they have a bit more steel in them than i realised.

 

be so much easier to just put it on a better chassis.

 

 

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I believe new galvanised chassis are available ex UK, probably stupidly expensive though.

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@flyingbrick to be honest there is nothing wrong with a leaf sprung Land Rover chassis, with some metal and time this chassis is repairable, all the major sections can be bought from the UK cheap enough (then doubled for shipping haha) 

http://www.paddockspares.com/da2008n-front-chassis-repair-leg-lh.html

http://www.paddockspares.com/da2008o-front-chassis-repair-leg-rh.html

http://www.paddockspares.com/da2014-front-bulkhead-outrigger.html

plus they do bulkhead sections. And I have family in the uk that I could have them sent to, who can on forward them to me if they wanted to charge ridiculous shipping. 

 

Yeah complete new chassis are available for around 2000pounds, I suspect shipping would make them uneconomical however

 

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2 hours ago, tortron said:

must be around 3000squids for a 20ft container to nz. buy all your bits in one go and it would be ok (plus split the extra space with brit owning weirdos) 

https://www.shipit.co.uk/International_Removals_New_Zealand.htm

Start a thread, I bet there are a few Brit foamers who would want to ship car bits over!

Also sweet project, keen to see it come together! 

 

 

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The landrover 2.25 motors are pretty good for what they are, you can also run the 2.25 diesel out of the discoverys as there same motor just converted to turbo diesel.

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My dad and one of my best mates are landrover nuts, they love the 2.25 motors my mate droves his 61 2.25 series 2 alway to botom of south island was about 4 tanks of gas from memory

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There's a farmer on the si west coast that had an 88 on a shortened rr chassis, v8, running gear and all. That thing went anywhere you pointed it 

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