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paul connor

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About paul connor

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  • Birthday 10/20/1978

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    Germany, Ostfriesland, by the North Sea.
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    Military History. Archaeology. Military Vehicles. Metal Music.
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    Commercial Archaeologist

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  1. Hi. I'm after a full soft top kit for my 110. Canvas/PVC cover, stick set, from door and screen mounts, and the seat belt bar and fixings. Also the rear tailgate. My 110 was a soft top but later in its military career it somehow was given a hardtop. So it does have all the external tie downs etc.. Does anyone have one spare, or would like to trade for a hardtop and good condition rear door? Thanks Paul
  2. I have had various people argue with me and be very assertive that as they were older they knew what they are talking about. I guess as I owned a Humber Pig at 21 years old it somehow got peoples back up! I had many classics said to me: "..course, it's based on a Land Rover...". Er, no, not at all. "Ah, a saracen, I drove these..". Excuse me, its actually a Humber Pig.. "What the F@@@ do you know, boy?". How charming some people are! "I had one, mine weighed over 10 tonnes as was uparmoured". Really? Was it full of scrap steel and bags of ballast? "I drove one of these in Iraq" I guess he was lost and took the wrong turn at the Antrim lights? "Of course, this isn't a real one". No, it is total fantasy and I made it from plywood! Saying that, I had the same with most vehicles.
  3. It's more the lack of display and displaying a caravan and van between displays that people have put their all in to. White goods in one area, green in another. Easy. Or like it was, cover it or screen it.
  4. You could always buy a bulk lot of coloured festival wrist bands on Ebay then have a friend instruct you the appropriate colour of entry this year. And low and behold, you're in! Just drive your vehcile in and wave your wrist at the security. I dont condone this, obviously, but I'm sure it would work very well.
  5. I saw the typo! No coming back from that one! Lol
  6. It was my last WP last year. I shan't return. It's too expensive, features too many caravans and citroen vans with UN taped on, and has lost the atmosphere for me. I have been to several military shows, here in Germany, and get this: camping was free, and breakfast, lunch and dinner were provided for the vehicle exhibitors! I've heard of other shows providing accommodation and secure parking at nights! Still, £50 isn't much for WP. Actually, what am I thinking, yes it is!
  7. Wildenburg are you best bet, in the Netherlands. I only have old ones spare, and from memory I don't think they can be rebuilt. Paul
  8. Hi all, Can you help? I'm assembling the linkage for handbrake and hi/low on a T214 WC54, but cannot for the life of me work out from the box of provided parts what goes where? There are 3 bolts, a flat plate with shaft, and various extras. Could someone provide a picture of the linkages, as they do not appear in the TM manuals or the Master Parts catalogues; the parts do, the units assembled do not! Thanks in advance Paul
  9. I have used both. JeepDodgeGmc: As stated they don't speak great English so they are slow at responding. Some parts are excellent and others cheap pattern stuff. Overall I do use them, but keep orders large due to postage. Jeepest: A great company to deal with. I met them at Ciney show and they're very helpful. Parts are always good, the only problems I have had is my own fault ordered the wrong part numbers! OverL great, but still subject to French postal costs. I'd add Wildenburg are great to deal with. While not always the cheapest their service is good and are always very knowledgeable and helpful. Willysjeep.be: I've not been impressed with their stuff, its usually wrong and we are still waiting a wrong part exchange 3 months later! But they were very cheap. I guess you work out which dealer works best for you, and then I generally stick with them. While you may pay a little more you receive a service you can reply on, and that's worth more to me. Paul
  10. I have contacted Jaguar Land Rover and they will provide a date of build certificate for £30. So £14 saving over the heritage link; just in case anyone else in the future wants similar information. Thanks guys, let's hope it was built before June 1989! So I can register it as an oldtimer!
  11. Ah, yes, the heritage thing looks promising. Does anyone have any experience with one of those?
  12. Hi, I'm aware you can break down a VIN number for the exact year and model from a Land Rover, but I require the actual month mine was produced. Can anyone shed light to if this is possible? I have the military history, which states my vehicle was pressed into service during February 1990, yet the chassis codes state it was built in 1989. I'm aware it was likely sitting before it was placed into service, but as I am due to re-register it in Germany I need the production date as I can get 'oldtimer' status and reep a few benefits such as reduced tax, and being classed as historic. Does LRover still hold such information, or can I only prove it was 1989, at some stage? As Germany will want to know what date, time and who put the last rivet in, as well as what tea he was drinking and if he was late that morning. Thanks Paul
  13. Wolf wheels are just a variation on steel wheels. Stronger and look a bit different, as Sirhc said. As for tyes, tubes or no tubes.. pretty much lies with the tyre you choose. I have wolf wheels on my 110 and after the G90 Goodyears wore out I chose Copper STT Pro LT235/85/16 tubeless. Look good and suit the military 110, and also great on and off road. Although, as with many, quite noisy! But so is a land rover.
  14. Do you have any pictures of the jig? I have sourced a very cheap NOS pressure plate, so will see if that does the trick. I hope so!
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