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My latest shooting accessory

Postby dromia » Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:29 pm

Gave the Morris Minor to son and his girlfriend in a fit of reckless and uncharacteristic generosity. Therefore needed something practical, classic and British to fill the gap.





So I've just bought a 1986 third series SWB Land Rover 2.5 Turbo Diesel.





Just the business for the clay pigeon shoots when it can be a real pain getting the kit into the middle of a muddy 40 acre field by hand and leg power. It will also come in useful for my forays into deer in Scotland.





Land Rover owners refer to all other 4X4s as "disposables".





The first Land rover was produced in 1948 and they reckon that 75% of all made are still in use.





This has levels of comfort and quietness undreamed of in the old series one Land Rovers I used to use when I was in the fencing and forestry business. However in saying that a family saloon it isn't but I'm dead chuffed with it.:D; :D; :D; :D;





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Re: My latest shooting accessory

Postby wh12725 » Wed Apr 07, 2004 12:52 pm

Adam -


Congrats! At least yours will be put to good use. The Land Rovers around here are all owned by wealthy yuppies that never leave the city streets. <p>wh12725





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Re: My latest shooting accessory

Postby joseyclosey » Wed Apr 07, 2004 3:58 pm




yipeeeee we'll be able to shoot the clays out of the back door when its raining. :lol:;


does this mean we can retire the battle bus to the big scrapyard in the sky??? ;)


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Re: My latest shooting accessory

Postby Niner Alpha » Wed Apr 07, 2004 5:13 pm

That looks like a classic you have there Adam. However, when something breaks what will it cost to find replacement parts? In the US, although the brand is no doubt classic and with basic quality throughout, the trade value on one even a few years old drops considerably because of the potential repair costs. Are parts easy to find for eighteen year old Land Rovers in Britain?





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Re: My latest shooting accessory

Postby stripperclip » Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:23 am

that is nice I've always liked the older rovers and WH is right the yuppies think it's just the ticket for going to soccer practice in case it rains and they need it to get back. <p>------------------





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Re: My latest shooting accessory

Postby dromia » Thu Apr 08, 2004 2:11 am

Robert,





Parts are widely available and cheap, probably a reflection of the fact that most people keep their Land Rovers on the road thus creating a healthy parts market. :D; <p>[pic]http://www.photobucket.com/albums/1003/adamsutherland/Sutherland_Badge.gif" style="border:0;"/><!--EZCODE IMAGE END-->





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Re: My latest shooting accessory

Postby akitaholic » Fri Apr 09, 2004 8:15 pm

Turbo Diesel, pretty cool. But no winch? That front end looks positively nude!





If parts for these are that cheap over there you might consider getting into the export business. ;)





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Re: My latest shooting accessory

Postby Niner Delta » Fri Apr 09, 2004 10:51 pm

Cool rig. Every Land Rover you see around here (Arizona) has leather seats, air conditioning, power windows-locks-mirrors, and has never been off the pavement. (might get dirty, oh my!)


They are so expensive here that the only people that can afford them would never go where they would actually need one!





Is that standard to have different shape and color license plates on front and back. Looks kind of strange to us colonials. :D;





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Re: My latest shooting accessory

Postby speared um » Tue Apr 13, 2004 8:00 pm

I would have suggested an AC Bristal!





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Re: My latest shooting accessory

Postby KevinP In UK » Tue Apr 27, 2004 3:23 pm

Hi All,





A friend of mine who is an older gentleman gamekeeper says the only good thing about Landrovers is that when they breakdown if you climb up on top if you can usually see another one which you can rob bits off to get going again:lol:; he had a whole garage full of bits axles gearboxs etc whihc he GAVE away swearing never to touch one again<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START :b --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/tongue.gif ALT=":b">;





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That's a tidy looking one Adam:D;





I keep looking at Landies as i really want a 4WD can't afford one so....... and Cliff says I would regret it as one would break me with the costs of runing one, they must have really upset him you know:lol:; now I have a classic in the garage it's a 1977 Truimph Dolomite 1500HL which I must do something with<!--EZCODE EMOTICON START : --><img src=http://www.ezboard.com/images/emoticons/ohwell.gif ALT=":">; it's been sitting in there for 4 1/2 years now it used to be my normal drive but then the starter solonoid went and so it got parked up! <p>Best Regards. KP





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