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Old June 14th, 2012, 11:18 PM
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Pulled into our farm in the middle of nowhere WV....two houses down there's a 110. What are the odds. Look closely...something look a little "off"? Chow down wide load!

Will get some better pics tmrw in the day.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 11:33 PM
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I had heard rumors about it from some relatives about a truck like mine but that was made custom "twice as wide". I thought for certain they were confused and it was stretched longer - not wider. I figured they didn't know what they were talking about. Looks like I was wrong. Oh, so wrong.

Will investigate in the daylight.

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Old June 15th, 2012, 08:40 AM
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I had heard rumors about it from some relatives about a truck like mine but that was made custom "twice as wide". I thought for certain they were confused and it was stretched longer - not wider. I figured they didn't know what they were talking about. Looks like I was wrong. Oh, so wrong.

Will investigate in the daylight.

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A complete and total barf-o-rama.
I know this truck. Will be interesting to know if you get the same story I did about it many years ago.

What area of wv is your farm? We have a cabin near Fayetteville and a camp in the highlands.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Jason, more pictures and a story, already!
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Old June 15th, 2012, 01:13 PM
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Alright...as soon as the kid goes down for a nap I'll sneak back over there...
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Old June 15th, 2012, 01:18 PM
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I know this truck. Will be interesting to know if you get the same story I did about it many years ago.
Don't include any details or anything!
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Old June 15th, 2012, 01:50 PM
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Don't include any details or anything!
The story the owner (or a previous owner) told my wife and I was that it was purchased at a us govt auction. It was an early 80's Land Rover prototype developed to compete for the business that AM General ended up winning with the Humvee. Land Rover basically took one of the early Defender prototypes and modified it to meet the army specs, the noticeable difference (width) was obvious. Auto-fill tires and other features were removed by this guy... Who I believe lived outside of pittsburgh.

My wife and I have often joked that the "double-wide defender" fit in perfectly in WV.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Stopped by but the guy Harvey (who owns the shop) wasnt around....I know they were gearing up for races so he may be gone today, but I'll try to catch up with him over the weekend.

In the meantime here's some other pics. Registered as a '93 interestingly enough:
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Old June 15th, 2012, 02:19 PM
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RR Classic seats with auto box.
Reminds me of those series trucks the LR with flotation tires.
If I had to guess I'd say someone's personal modifications
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Old June 15th, 2012, 02:20 PM
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Old June 15th, 2012, 02:35 PM
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Also a LHD conversion judging from the wiper blades.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 02:48 PM
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It would seem that they decided to widen the body so that they could fit the seats
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Old June 15th, 2012, 02:48 PM
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Don't your keys work on the doors? I want to see what engine and stuff. Are the footwells wider? Are the dash and A/C unit the same width as ours? It looks shorter maybe from the driver side? Can't tell.

Are they the stock axles with just super offset rims to make up for the lack in width on them? Kinda looks like it.

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Old June 15th, 2012, 02:54 PM
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I find it....curiously cool.
Looks well looked after! Probably a piece of LR history if it was made for the Hummer contract.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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Unfortunately it is locked...but I'm sure Harvey will let me crawl through it when he's back.

Dash is normal width, the last interior shot I tried to get shows there's a cup holder on each side (presumably for your beer).

Quick look appears there are spacers on the wheels but it was tough to tell.

I have a feeling from the rumor that I heard awhile back that Harrison's Motor Sports (Harveys shop) is the one that did the fabrication. Though that would certainly conflict with the other story, and I have no facts to base that on yet.

Harvey did say the owner uses it as a hunting rig for the woods. License plate was "Coal" so guessing that's where the owners cash came from.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 03:27 PM
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Unfortunately it is locked...
I'm just about certain your key will work on that door...

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License plate was "Coal" so guessing that's where the owners cash came from.

Or perhaps the powerplant under that hood - we'll never know until you break in!
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Curious to know what that toggle-looking switch is to the right of the gear shifter.

Will call it the 'mystery nipple' for now
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Curious to know what that toggle-looking switch is to the right of the gear shifter.

Will call it the 'mystery nipple' for now
Clearly a Bond type feature, maybe machine gun..... of course all rovers already have the built in oil slick feature.
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Old June 15th, 2012, 05:15 PM
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