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Old 02 November 2014, 11:44   #21
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I have a few 70 series I look after. They are an excellent vehicle. The only thing that really lets them down is the poor quality of the paint and anti corrosion treatment. You certainly wouldn't want it near the sea. If you wanted one it would probably have to be a personal import, bought in via Malta (Right Hand Drive). Probably cost you about the same as a new Defender.
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Old 02 November 2014, 11:52   #22
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I have seen these at an Overland show over here nice bit of kit
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You certainly wouldn't want it near the sea.
Useful to know, if disappointing. To be fair, most of the pics I've seen have been from dry climates. I mean, you couldn't leave AA-guns on the back of a pickup in this weather
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Did I read this right Mick
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Useful to know, if disappointing. To be fair, most of the pics I've seen have been from dry climates. I mean, you couldn't leave AA-guns on the back of a pickup in this weather
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Useful to know, if disappointing. To be fair, most of the pics I've seen have been from dry climates. I mean, you couldn't leave AA-guns on the back of a pickup in this weather
Stick to your Landy Wilk. To be honest nothing else would put up with the way you treat it!
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...To be honest nothing else would put up with the way you treat it!
I accept that I may have cut a few corners here and there...
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Real 4x4s have solid front axles.
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Real 4x4s have solid front axles.
Generally I would agree for most off road roles. As always it is horses for courses. There is no perfect setup all round. For general use a solid axle setup is tough to beat, however there are exceptions. None of the Rallye raide overall winners are using solid axles and they are certainly doing some severe 4x4 stuff. The Humvee has independent suspension all round and manages to clamber about off road pretty well (providing it isn't operating in a confined space).
Most of the top range SUV's have independent suspension all round and with the advances in technology with traction and suspension control, can be surprisingly capable off road. Usually the tyres become the limiting factor with the trend towards huge rims and low profile tyres.
When I prepare expedition vehicles I usually use the Toyota 80 series Land Cruiser as the base. They are the best platform if you want a comfortable, capable, reliable vehicle that will do the business all day long and is big enough to lug some equipment or sleep in the back of. The next generation went independent on the front and it is not as good off road in my opinion.
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