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I love this truck
x2 that thing is awesome...

JL whatever makes you think my truck came from a pile of parts?!
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Old December 28th, 2011, 05:18 PM
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was this a nas 110?
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Old December 28th, 2011, 05:34 PM
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I pretty much have all the parts, I just need to put it together...
JL, your truck is awesome. Looking forward to seeing the new incarnation.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 10:13 PM
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Yeah I know I plan on buying that for my series III. The one where I'm going to put the turret and the SBC in. After years of driving series trucks around I just got tired of the 'lack" of ammenities. But power steering, SBC and disc brakes and a WWII MG-42 turret would help me like my trucks a lot better again. Can't awit to get started.
Here you go Neil. Diesel with power steering and disc brakes for short money.

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I love to see these rovers back on the road after sitting dead somewhere with no love.

I have been putting togather a 67 109 NADA that was dead next to a guys house, rather than parting it out I decided to modify it to my needs.

I have allready had people give me crap about what I have done till I show them a before picture.


I like a sprung over series and phoenix37 your rig rocks.


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Old January 9th, 2012, 04:00 PM
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Not much enthusiasm for these custom rigs out there. They are very much a case of personal taste and it seems a few of us seem to see eye to eye on what we think is cool.

There are so many junk collectors that bitch and moan about cutting up "precious" trucks. The reality is all of these came from shit piles. The 107 has an awesome history but from what I have heard it was way far from original. Timm's old 109 S1 (which I am stoked is now on the east coast) was a pile of parts. Timm's old Orange truck (now green and sold to some guy in NJ I think) was nothing special when he got it. I don't know of anyone who has really hacked a mint truck in order to build something cool. And, even if someone did, there are thousands of these trucks out there.

The 6BT 110 may be on another type of frame, I can't tell. I know the 6BT I stuffed into mine fit really nicely, I did not have to alter any of the dimensions of the bodywork.


I ran a huge intercooler, a 4 core rad, a 200 amp alt and everything fit, but it was tight and the batteries were in the back. It is going in my new truck in exactly the same position.

My new one is a mix of the cool trucks that have inspired me. It will run an eaton/101FC combo like the S1 109 that Phoenix37 owns, be a flat-floor crew cab similar to Slade's Free Candy van, and have the 6BT out of my old rig, with twin cases and a 5 speed. I pretty much have all the parts, I just need to put it together...

JL,
Have always loved that pu. As far as the 107 that John started this thread with goes- the moment I saw that my thought was awesome. That was years ago and I actually googled to find out more about it then. I think breathing new life into derilict rigs with modern parts so that they can live on is admirable and certainly takes a bit of commitment. The assumption that that was a cherry 107 and someone defiled it with a Chevy engine seems far fetched to me.

BTW- I was cleaning up the barn and found a great windsheild hinge if you want it. Pretty sure one of the ones Cabell sent you from my parts truck had been molested with a drill and a bolt. Shoot me a pm if you want it.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 04:42 PM
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I love that truck. Who cares what he does with it as long as he is happy. If I came across a beat up old series one I would do the same. They are meant to be used not viewed.
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Old January 9th, 2012, 05:24 PM
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Thanks Ed! Very cool pics Jeff. Any more of the build of Erichs truck?
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I love that truck. Who cares what he does with it as long as he is happy. If I came across a beat up old series one I would do the same. They are meant to be used not viewed.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 10:28 AM
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To me, modifying Land Rovers has been what makes them cool since 1948. I understand some purists think that a numbered NAS truck is some sort of holy grail. Just isn't for me, btdt. I have been driving these since the 70's. Our first 2a 88 had 15 inch wheels and huge Mcreary 12x 35 tires on it-40 years ago. I suppose there's an argument for keeping original engines, but if you aren't a collector and want to maximize the vehicle for your intended use there are far superior components out there both diesel and gas. My .02

For me, this is the spirit of these trucks http://www.youtube.com/embed/bwCK-eSPH60?rel=0
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Old January 12th, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Great video.

Love the "whisky" jerry can. Good idea for those long expeditions.

Also like the PTO powered trailer. That would be great for eliminating trailer brakes as well as hill climbs.
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Agreed. I think the true utility and adaptability of the Land Rover is what makes it unique. To me, that is synonymous with modifying your vehicle to suit your specific needs. I probably wouldn't heavily modify a NAS 110 but that's because I can achieve a lot more for my dollar by buying a cheaper ROW 110 as a starting point. If you have the time, money, and patience to restore an abandoned 107, more power to you and do it however you like.

Great video btw. The wooden bridge at about 2:35 is insane.
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Can't believe I missed this thread until now. Keep posting pics people, I need motivation for my build!!

I decided to change my plans for my "rescued" 109 project. It's currently on a 110 chassis but I decided to buy back it's original chassis from a friend and do a rear spring over and 4 link coil sprung front. Haven't decided which engine yet but I'm leaning towards gen IV 6.2l vortec with 6 speed auto mated to Timm's transfer case.

One thing at a time though so must get back to the 88" build. Thanks for starting this thread! More pics please.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Great video! Thanks for sharing it.
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Old January 12th, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Great video! I love the Cuthbertsons!
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That frame you have is in better condition than the one I'm getting back from the other Jeff B on Mendo. It's just that I want this rig to have matching vin numbers and that frame was the original frame for my 109. Paul is supposedly going to buy the 110 chassis but if he flakes or takes too long to act ill give you second crack at it if you want. It's possible I'll be selling it as a roller with disc brake sals in the rear and 24 spline disco axle up front.

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Definitely bad ass. Single seat roadster, caption says land rover. I feel that I have seen another example of this on a more Rover looking platform. Looks like a lot of fun.

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Old January 12th, 2012, 05:17 PM
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I know not everyone shares my appreciation of 130's but
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I know not everyone shares my appreciation of 130's but
I think this truck pretty much fits the description of a "bad-ass rig". That has everything except those rare deep-dish 130 wheels.
That's not stateside is it?
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