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Old 29 April 2004, 09:22   #1
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Don't laugh but........

I'm thinking about buying a (Phil Davies don't even think of going there) Daihatsu F50 4x4 soft top which, is avalible near me in Wales (On the Warren) for what I can only say is a "cheap as chips" price. It's a 2.5ltr diesel, red, no roof, doors or canvas cover (tarpaulin job). Looks in ok condition, not road legal and possibly not worthy of the same however, perfect for towing my boat to the beach and back.

Any thoughts on such a vehicle (apart from the obvious abuse the N.W Ribsters are obligated to hurl). I.E, Parts, Reliability, Pulling Power etc...

Comments welcome......

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Old 29 April 2004, 10:19   #2
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as for pulling power if she has no teeth and a tractor your in mate
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Old 29 April 2004, 10:20   #3
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Old 29 April 2004, 10:23   #4
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how much is it?

Old landrovers in the same state are also worth nothing but are easier to get bits for!
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Old 29 April 2004, 10:34   #5
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Blimey! The security guards on "The Warren" must have been sleeping when someone drove that through the gates.....
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Old 29 April 2004, 10:51   #6
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It's a 2.5ltr diesel, red, no roof, doors or canvas cover (tarpaulin job). Looks in ok condition, not road legal and possibly not worthy of the same
Might be worth haggling a bit if you can get a couple of sheep thrown in with the deal. Christ, they'd car-jack you on Anglesey for a vehicle like that
Pulling power? Forget it - no girl worth her leeks would give you a second glance unless it comes with a three point linkage and pto shaft (splined for extra pleasure, of course)
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Old 29 April 2004, 11:04   #7
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I suppose one in five.........

ain't too bad. Thanks Suzuki, a good and valid point however, I don't fancy a Landy. This thing has a crap name but looks pretty cool. As for parts, if it breaks I'll just bin it !
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Their not too powerfull for towing. If you can get hold of a decent Fourtrak, however, then that's a different matter They have been known to pull Landys out of trouble several times . In fact, quite a few LR owners put FT 2.8TD engines in their vehicles which says something for the LR diesel engine . They may not be as comfortable as RR's or Disco's but they are great fun to drive (albeit not too fast ) and don't mind getting a bit damp. Also built like the proverbial outhouse. How do I know all this? ......cause I've got one and wouldn't think of changing it. You can also get 6 sheep in the back
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Old 29 April 2004, 16:30   #9
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how much is it?

Old landrovers in the same state are also worth nothing but are easier to get bits for!

But old landrovers with all their bits are worth more! Honest.
MeMe, where are you going to put it when it rains, not that it does on the Warren.
I notice PD's jealousy is coming out in his post. What he'd give to exchange his RR for an original Warren Jeep.
Abersoch/Llyn is a LR graveyard and you'd have no problem getting bits for a landy. Other makes, well can't say I've seen many breakers in the area, and if it's not road legal you will only be able to use it on the Warren and not Pwllheli, Morfa, Nefyn, Anglesey etc.
It may be cheap, but is it really useful??

Ad - 1965 rag top LR Srs2A for sale!!!
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