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Old March 15th, 2007, 09:01 AM
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I stole this from our local LR club, but I think it is fitting... Take your last ride in a Defender. Maybe they could hit a trail or two on the way to the Cemetery.

http://www.4x4funerals.co.uk/4x4_funeral_services.htm
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Old March 15th, 2007, 09:49 AM
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I stole this from our local LR club, but I think it is fitting... Take your last ride in a Defender. Maybe they could hit a trail or two on the way to the Cemetery.

http://www.4x4funerals.co.uk/4x4_funeral_services.htm
That is sort of funny (well, not really funny). I've unfortunately been attending more than my fair share of funerals in the past couple of years, and came to wonder if a D-110 could fairly easily be used as a hearse for that unfortunate time when we lose a member of the Land Rover Enthusiast's community. Sadly enough, when my time comes, I would like to take my final ride in a D-110, and I'm fairly certain other Rover enthusiasts would feel the same.

I first thought about this when Chuck Hester's father in-law passed as a result of an unfortunate accident a couple of years ago. Maybe we as enthusiasts should create a "registry" of sorts of local enthusiasts that would be willing to lend their vehicle and their services (as a driver) to families of departed Rover enthusiasts. I would think a Land Rover enthusiast would not only like to take their final ride in a D-110 hearse", but would also like to see a caravan of Rovers following, carrying family members and close friends?

Could a D-110 owner remove the rear bench seat and be made into a make shift hearse fairly easily? Would an owner want to even do something like that, or would most consider it creepy? Just throwing thoughts out there.. Even if a "normal" hearse were used, the caravan of Rovers would still be a nice, symbolic, showing of like mind enthusiasts? Thoughts??

P.S. -- On a more positive note, I probably would have tried to talk my wife into the D-110 Limo for our wedding too, if it had been avilable here. I'm not saying it would have worked, but I probably would have tried. She did let me put a Land Rover on the top of our wedding cake...
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Old March 15th, 2007, 10:22 AM
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Saw this one a year or so ago in a LRO magazine

http://www.foleyspecialistvehicles.co.uk/gallery/26.jpg
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:04 AM
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It looks like the "hearse" Defender is a 130 maybe?
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:05 AM
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:45 AM
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"Dad's Last Ride" is the title of a thread here in the misc. section, posted a couple years ago by Gowyn. I wish I new how to link it. Great pic's of a Land Rover put to good use.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 11:50 AM
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"Dad's Last Ride" is the title of a thread here in the misc. section, posted a couple years ago by Gowyn. I wish I new how to link it. Great pic's of a Land Rover put to good use.
Nice find Rod, I can't believe I missed that. Here is the link..

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...highlight=ride

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It looks like the "hearse" Defender is a 130 maybe?
Looks like it is a 130, I was just wondering if a 110 wagon would be long enough to accomadate, since we didn't get 130's over this side of the pond. From the photos of "Dad's Last Ride", it looks like a 110 wagon would not have a long enough cargo area to work..
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Old March 15th, 2007, 12:08 PM
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Upon my death, I'll have a Weekend a Burnies" Episode... My son is going to have to take me to Tellico on my way to the funeral Home.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 03:15 PM
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I am a funeral director and I have told my family that I want to use my Defender instead of the hearse when my time comes. They think I am a bit crazy for saying it, but they know I am serious. The casket would be sticking out the back of the car, but who cares. With a couple tie downs everything would be fine.
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I am a funeral director and I have told my family that I want to use my Defender instead of the hearse when my time comes. They think I am a bit crazy for saying it, but they know I am serious. The casket would be sticking out the back of the car, but who cares. With a couple tie downs everything would be fine.
Do you have any interesting stories like this type of stuff? Does it violate any laws, or can one stipulate how they end up at their final resting place?
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Old March 16th, 2007, 09:45 PM
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Neat idea. Land Rover for a hearse. I like it.
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