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Old 05 March 2007, 16:48   #51
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i think the f50 would still sell well now as a utility to compete with the Lanrover , but they would have to sort the rusting problem , i never knew a vehicle like it for rust , exept maybe the fiat 650 i got for the first missus , literally shovelled that away .
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i think the f50 would still sell well now as a utility to compete with the Lanrover , but they would have to sort the rusting problem , i never knew a vehicle like it for rust , exept maybe the fiat 650 i got for the first missus , literally shovelled that away .
I think you're right-but manufacturing has advanced somewhat since then.
I broke a Lancia HPE in half while driving it along a dirt track when the inner wings collapsed due to rust-does that count? When it hit the floor mud came up through the carpet

Funny, my fourtrak had hardly any rust at all. I sold it after the head cracked while towing 2.5 tonnes with it.
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Old 05 March 2007, 17:07   #53
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Lancia HPE Had one of those too and an alfasud 1.5ti , all turned red in colour quite quickly .
I think they were fun to thrash because you knew they weren't going to last long anyway .
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Lancia HPE Had one of those too and an alfasud 1.5ti , all turned red in colour quite quickly .
I think they were fun to thrash because you knew they weren't going to last long anyway .
I know someone who's still got an HPE-the supercharged version too

He won't sell it though
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. I sold it after the head cracked while towing 2.5 tonnes with it.
Most I had was a Kubota 3.5 tonne mini excavator + trailer.. total load 4.3 tonne behind my daihatsu... no problem... erm.. turbo on full boost most of the time, but I just turned the heater up
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Most I had was a Kubota 3.5 tonne mini excavator + trailer.. total load 4.3 tonne behind my daihatsu... no problem... erm.. turbo on full boost most of the time, but I just turned the heater up
My "worse than jap" Landrover seems to tow 5 tons no problem - on private roads of course. It may not blow a headgasket but the police certainly would!!!
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I once recovered a 52 seat ford duple bus from the hill At Jamaica inn , with my old series 3 lwb 21/4 deisel . I got half the passengers out but 20 of them were disabled and had to stay onboard .
The landy was spinning on all 4 on dry tarmac , and I expected a half shaft to break but it got the thing to the top . God knows how heavy it was , it had twin steer front axles , and I never got the knot out of the doubled up webbing strop I used .
That was before the bypass was built , quite a long steep hill. I left the bus in the layby at the top , down the other side may have been a bit risky as it had a siezed engine so no brakes .

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I once recovered a 52 seat ford duple bus from the hill At Jamaica inn , with my old series 3 lwb 21/4 deisel . I got half the passengers out but 20 of them were disabled and had to stay onboard .
The landy was spinning on all 4 on dry tarmac , and I expected a half shaft to break but it got the thing to the top . God knows how heavy it was , it had twin steer front axles , and I never got the knot out of the doubled up webbing strop I used .
That was before the bypass was built , quite a long steep hill. I left the bus in the layby at the top , down the other side may have been a bit risky as it had a siezed engine so no brakes .

I thought you had a discovery Codders
Sounds like the bus out of the Italian Job - maybe it was full of gold or minis???

Yes it is a Discovery but it is still a pukka LR - also have a 110 and a Rangie for my sins.
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My "worse than jap" Landrover seems to tow 5 tons no problem - on private roads of course. It may not blow a headgasket but the police certainly would!!!
Bet your Landy isn't 22 years old and 340,000 miles on it though....
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American pickups are another option if you don't mind sitting on the wrong side - Chris Strickland has got quite a large one!!!!!
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