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  1. Not sure how desirable it is NOW?! Certainly it is not in danger of sending out any sparks! Still, a quick wash down (don't scrub too hard) and it will be transformed. Or not? How do these old dears end up in such a state?
  2. Here is a photo of mine after having it restored by Father Ted on Craggy Island. Actually, its currently for sale at £1800 - in France.
  3. You are right, Iain, underneath all that gubbins lies what might be a decent truck; but not sure if I can afford the filler needed to plug the holes when all that kit comes off! It would look like a collander.
  4. In my search for a Lightweight L/R, came across this one currently on eBay that really does have EVERYTHING! Must have driven through the War & Peace stalls with its bodywork covered in glue! And inside as well! Now its not really fair to decry someone else's obviously keen efforts, and if he/she likes it then that is all that matters. Maybe I should buy it and strip it down as you could open a military stall with the bits bolted onto this Landie. Someone needs to whisper in his ear.."less is more". https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Lightweight-24v-ffr-1980-Series-3-military/114280951981?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649
  5. Some batches of Minervas DID have curved front wings, eg those supplied to the Belgian police.
  6. Surely this has to be a bargain? A fully kitted out ready to roll smart Green Goddess in AFS livery. People complain about the lack of affordable vehicles as a first entry - this HAS to be one.....as long as you have somewhere to put it! https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Bedford-rlhz-military-vehicle/402257971276?hash=item5da871884c:g:Ul8AAOSwvHlet~xB
  7. I have a very nice (almost mint) MT350 motorcycle that is complete with toolbox, gunbox and panniers and in original condition. Its 1994, 3 previous owners, 17,800 miles recorded and MoT to December 2020 (no advisories). It also comes with a spare brand new fork assembly that alone retails for £600-800. The picture shows it with a non-standard top box that has been removed. Nice registration ending "TNT"!! I am looking for £2750 but intending to re-invest in a Lightweight Land Rover or similar, so am interested in a PX. A straight sale is fine too.
  8. Well, he SAYS its ex-FI. It certainly looks the part in all its scabrous glory! £3500 on FaceAche Marketplace, in Kent, although there is no V5c and one wonders what the underpinnings look like. Gawd its so UGLY, I love it. Would be a shame to restore it - shoot it? Bury it with honours?
  9. Nice! Such a refreshing change from all those Screaming Eagles wannabees!
  10. Its insurance renewal time again. I am with Footman James at present, but I wonder if anyone has any recommends for good value insurance (not necessarily the cheapest - accounting for good service as well!).
  11. Thanks, Richard! I was advised on another forum that all you need to do is pull out the sticks from the tub and squeeze them inward so they slide down into the tub. That also angles down the rainwater channels so that the tallest part remains the windscreen plus a couple of cm for the front tilt securing bar. Thats a 5 minute job and gives the required clearance.
  12. Thanks. Problem is its a low door and belongs to the Council so am stuck with it, but looks like it will shimmy under with partial tilt collapse.
  13. Yes, but I can let air out so I have a few cm to play with there. But someone has advised me that its a 5 min job to lower the back temporarily to screen height. So can any kind person give me the height to the top of the windscreen? (and your tyre size) Thanks!1
  14. I have a vertically challenged up and over door on my lockup garage. Will a Lightweight Land Rover fit? The height I have to clear the door is 1.81m and I know that is about 0.15m too low according to the max dimensions listed on the net. But is it possible to partially dismantle the tilt - lower the load bay hoops - and have clearance? I know I could dismantle the lot - rainwater channels over doors, lower screen, etc, but that is a heck of a job just to get it in and out. What is the lowest height that can be easily achieved with a bit of quick spanner work? Can some kind soul measure up on their truck for me? I would be v grateful. Thanks!
  15. Thanks! Yes I considered that and have spoken to the owner who contacted me before he put it on the market (appreciated), but I think his pricing is optimistic for a 24V. The MoT history is illuminating. The advert says it has been "meticulously" looked after and the underpinnings are "solid" (that weasel word!). Look at the 2019 MoT, though! It makes you wonder! Repair immediately (major defects): Front Windscreen washer jets misaligned and not providing sufficient fluid to the windscreen (3.5 (a)) Horn not working (7.7 (a) (ii)) Offside Rear Rear fog lamp missing (4.5.1 (a) (ii)) Rear Vehicle structure corroded to the extent that the rigidity of the assembly is significantly reduced cross member/bumper (6.1.1 (c) (i)) Offside Front Wheel bearing rough when rotated (5.1.3 (b) (i)) Offside Rear Suspension spring mounting prescribed area is inadequately repaired (5.3.6 (a) (i)) Nearside Rear Suspension spring mounting prescribed area excessively corroded significantly reducing structural strength (5.3.6 (a) (i))
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