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Old 23 January 2006, 16:33   #1
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Pinzgauer or ex-military landrovers...

It must be at least a day since landrovers came up in discussion

I have been thinking of buyin a pinzgauer - at least I did until a little research makes it seem they would be pretty costly to own, did fancy buying direct from swiss military though - so now I am wondering about an ex mod 90 or 110 - canvas full tilt for that summer wind in the hair experience - old enough for classic insurance and domestic harmony from stopping smoking up the beloveds Rav clutch...

Is this a good idea? or yet more ex-mil madness
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Old 23 January 2006, 17:02   #2
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Have a look at:

http://www.volvoc303.co.uk/index.htm

They are v good with difflocks etc. Or a nice 101!
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Old 23 January 2006, 17:04   #3
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You can never have enough ex-military hardware... but Pinzegauer(Sp?) are dog slow... technically great but dog slow... l... our local fire station has one... I can overtake it on my bicycle... ...and 101's are great too... I've had a couple including one I stretched the chassis to 130 and stuck a JE 4.6 in with Rangie box and overdrive... but they are an aquired taste... stick with a simple basic and easy to shift when you want to sell...defender/90/110...
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Bloody hell - I actually agree with Jono......................
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Sounds good thanks! is a 110 going to be a lot more useful or are they too long for most situations?
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Old 24 January 2006, 05:33   #6
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You can never have enough ex-military hardware... but Pinzegauer(Sp?) are dog slow... technically great but dog slow... l... our local fire station has one... I can overtake it on my bicycle... ...and 101's are great too... I've had a couple including one I stretched the chassis to 130 and stuck a JE 4.6 in with Rangie box and overdrive... but they are an aquired taste... stick with a simple basic and easy to shift when you want to sell...defender/90/110...
Bloody hell Jono that's very clever!
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Sounds good thanks! is a 110 going to be a lot more useful or are they too long for most situations?
I prefer the 110 on the road - better ride and more stable for towing - don't find any problem at all with the size of it - even the turning circle not too bad. The extra room is great - swallows up almost everything you need to carry.

Also the 110 often has bigger tyres/better ground clearance - test is I can just get my knee under the sill - that's what you call high - although JK would probably struggle!!!
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Bloody hell Jono that's very clever!

Indeed I am.... ...and next time we met I'll bring some of the rebuild photos and bore you to death...
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Indeed I am.... ...and next time we met I'll bring some of the rebuild photos and bore you to death...
I'd never find somebody showing me how to rebuild a landie boring
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I prefer the 110 on the road - better ride and more stable for towing - don't find any problem at all with the size of it - even the turning circle not too bad. The extra room is great - swallows up almost everything you need to carry.

Also the 110 often has bigger tyres/better ground clearance - test is I can just get my knee under the sill - that's what you call high - although JK would probably struggle!!!
Thanks Codders - the 110 is also usefully cheaper which could tip it - though I am thinking of buying direct from the MOD so may not have much choice
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