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Old August 19th, 2015, 01:14 AM
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New toy

Need to mount my maggiolina on there and I'm ready for some wilderness'
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Old August 19th, 2015, 01:26 AM
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New toy Need to mount my maggiolina on there and I'm ready for some wilderness'
Very nice! TTT? Trailer top tent! Just curious, but what's the plan for that raised piece of white angle iron on the port side of the trailer?
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Old August 19th, 2015, 07:59 AM
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Found this sighting very interesting. Friend of mine sent me this photo of a local NAS 110. I have known this truck for years but it was recently rebuilt by a new owner who either loves the galvanized look or hates rust or both. Interesting truck for sure.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:32 AM
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what's the plan for that raised piece of white angle iron on the port side of the trailer?
Its actually has a channel on the other side that a tarp slides into... i will have to modify it a bit as my maggiolina is a bit wider than the bars...
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:40 AM
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Found this sighting very interesting. Friend of mine sent me this photo of a local NAS 110. I have known this truck for years but it was recently rebuilt by a new owner who either loves the galvanized look or hates rust or both. Interesting truck for sure.
For sure! I think he hot dipped the whole truck! ;-)

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Its actually has a channel on the other side that a tarp slides into... i will have to modify it a bit as my maggiolina is a bit wider than the bars...
Looks great! Big base camp footprint when it's all deployed. Good times!
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Old August 19th, 2015, 10:13 AM
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That is the most awesome NAS truck I have seen. I might have to rethink my opinion of them.



-Jeff

Now I have to ask: what's your opinion of them?
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Old August 19th, 2015, 11:05 AM
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That is the most awesome NAS truck I have seen. I might have to rethink my opinion of them.

-Jeff
Yeah I am still on the fence about it. On one hand I love it and think it's a sweet approach but on the other I am not so sure. I wonder if I would feel differently if the body color was different to contrast the galvy more? But all in all I think it's pretty cool. Very Series inspired which I like. Just hope I can run across it one day to see it in person.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 11:47 AM
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I came across this scrapped Land Rover in Brooklyn.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 12:42 PM
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I came across this scrapped Land Rover in Brooklyn.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 12:48 PM
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Yeah I am still on the fence about it. On one hand I love it and think it's a sweet approach but on the other I am not so sure. I wonder if I would feel differently if the body color was different to contrast the galvy more? But all in all I think it's pretty cool. Very Series inspired which I like. Just hope I can run across it one day to see it in person.
I've got a friend in NH with a willow green nas truck with galvy everything. I think the contrast makes it look awesome, other people aren't as enthusiastic about it.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 01:28 PM
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Low. The NAS trucks were some of the worst trucks built. At a Time when BMW owned the company and really just wanted the technology for the X5. So every corner was cut. No paint/primer under the cappings. The frame was painted after the trans crossmember was in place, etc. The complete afterthought of the rollcage and putting holes into an already leaky roof. And the cheesy Truck-lite tail lights dont do it any favors.

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BMW bought Rover in 94 so all the cuts weren't their fault. That was all stuff already in motion. They didn't help or hurt the defender. Ford on the other hand did improve things such as the manual process for making doors and hoods and brought in galvanized skins, etc.

BMW did use the range rover tech in the X5 though.

The E53 was developed at a time when BMW owned Land Rover and benefitted from Land Rover technology.[6] It shared components with the Land Rover Range Rover HSE model; specifically the Hill Descent System and Off Road Engine Management.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 02:07 PM
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I've got a friend in NH with a willow green nas truck with galvy everything. I think the contrast makes it look awesome, other people aren't as enthusiastic about it.

That is what I am talking about. Looks awesome. Would love to see more photos of that truck if you have any. I have a willow green truck and might consider doing that to my cage down the road when the powder coat needs refreshing.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 02:34 PM
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Yup! Contrast makes all the difference! Of course my comments are hypocritical as I'm black in beluga, but that willow/galvi looks killer!
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Old August 19th, 2015, 02:43 PM
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That is what I am talking about. Looks awesome. Would love to see more photos of that truck if you have any. I have a willow green truck and might consider doing that to my cage down the road when the powder coat needs refreshing.
It does look nice. Thinking there is a Chicago based Doc who restored a light green NAS and galvanized the cappings and other bits. I looked great. One of my favorite Ds on this forum. If interested in finding him, search for a thread on the safety on rearward facing rear bench seats over forward. A lot when into his position.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 03:16 PM
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BMW bought Rover in 94 so all the cuts weren't their fault. That was all stuff already in motion. They didn't help or hurt the defender. Ford on the other hand did improve things such as the manual process for making doors and hoods and brought in galvanized skins, etc.

BMW did use the range rover tech in the X5 though.

The E53 was developed at a time when BMW owned Land Rover and benefitted from Land Rover technology.[6] It shared components with the Land Rover Range Rover HSE model; specifically the Hill Descent System and Off Road Engine Management.
Every time the company has been for sale, quality drops to a new low to improve profitability.
The 80's vintage trucks were the best, its been a slippery slope since. Early body panels were even thicker. I can bend a td5 vintage wing by looking @ it.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 03:53 PM
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Every time the company has been for sale, quality drops to a new low to improve profitability.
The 80's vintage trucks were the best, its been a slippery slope since. Early body panels were even thicker. I can bend a td5 vintage wing by looking @ it.
Nothing beats some of the stuff from the '80s. Look at an 80s benz. The thing has 500 layers of paint. Can't say that anymore.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 04:18 PM
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Nothing beats some of the stuff from the '80s. Look at an 80s benz. The thing has 500 layers of paint. Can't say that anymore.
As odd as that phrase sounds I have to agree.

- Classic 900 Saabs - yes glitchy in ways but that dash and the way they drove
- W123 Benz are tanks
- Volvo 2 series especially a 245
- American trucks
- E30 M3

Probably the last era of cars with soul.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 04:22 PM
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The thing that is amazing about all these cars is how big the windows seem. Last time I was in an E30 I was shocked at just how much glass was in the car. Seemed like you could really see more. It might just be the glass was flat but either way it was awesome.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 04:40 PM
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The thing that is amazing about all these cars is how big the windows seem. Last time I was in an E30 I was shocked at just how much glass was in the car. Seemed like you could really see more. It might just be the glass was flat but either way it was awesome.
Same with the Volvos and Saabs of that time IIRC. You could fit a ton into those cars as well.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 04:41 PM
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As odd as that phrase sounds I have to agree.

- Classic 900 Saabs - yes glitchy in ways but that dash and the way they drove
- W123 Benz are tanks
- Volvo 2 series especially a 245
- American trucks
- E30 M3

Probably the last era of cars with soul.


^this


It also goes to the point I was making in the ICON thread. Nothing more than toaster ovens since mid 1990s. Some are fancy, some are fast, but they are mostly toaster ovens.
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