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Old March 6th, 2013, 10:07 PM
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I know that we have a few Tithonus owners here. Does one of you guys have a pic of the truck wit the fiberglass top removed? I'd like to see what the roll cage looks like, and whether it could be used underneath a soft top or an aluminum hard top.

Another photo I'd like to see is a close-up of the radio rack on one of the commo trucks, if someone has one of those.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 10:33 PM
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Look up Solarguy on registry. I saw his and he has done a great job with his soft top. Looks awsome.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 10:37 PM
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It is my understanding the cage fits under neither without modification...but I did not explore further. Decided I needed a civilian spec 110 and started that search.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:05 PM
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solarguy had a good thread on it. It could use a few more pics though.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:36 PM
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I know that we have a few Tithonus owners here. Does one of you guys have a pic of the truck wit the fiberglass top removed? I'd like to see what the roll cage looks like, and whether it could be used underneath a soft top or an aluminum hard top.

Another photo I'd like to see is a close-up of the radio rack on one of the commo trucks, if someone has one of those.
They make a soft top Tithonis.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:43 PM
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They make a soft top Tithonis.
Yep, I've seen those. I hope to score one of those military soft tops but mostly just to have. My plan is to get a Badger made (probably custom-made) for it.

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solarguy had a good thread on it. It could use a few more pics though.
solarguy only posted a couple of pics. I'd love to see a hi-res pic of the truck with the roof off, if you have one, solarguy.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 07:02 AM
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It is my understanding that an aluminum top will not fit over the cage. That's the reason for the higher roofline on the fiberglass top. I will try to take some pics tonight if I get off of work before dark.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 05:25 PM
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A couple of pictures. Sorry they are from my phone because I couldn't get the pics to upload from my camera to my computer.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 05:41 PM
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Thanks, Abraham.

Well, it looks like it would be easy to have a Badger custom made to fit that cage.

The bummer for me is, that cage looks pretty ugly. I don't care for all the criss-cross bars. I think a simpler cage made from larger-diameter tube might look better.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 06:16 PM
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Each to their own of course but I actually love the way it looks over the large diameter "Tonka toy" look. The cage on the Tithonus is produced without much thought to how it looks, looks were secondary to its function to give its military occupants some protection in the event of a roll over. Like the strenthening on the Defender "Wolf" XD this is also is why its more than just a roll cage per se, but also adds strengthening panels to the rear tub sides, as shown in the photo below.
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A couple of pictures. Sorry they are from my phone because I couldn't get the pics to upload from my camera to my computer.
Man now that is cool. I am seriously thinking about this as my next project.
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I have seen this 110 and it is one nice truck.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 09:38 PM
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Abraham, your truck looks super-clean.

Abraham and Michael, were you happy with the condition of the trucks when they arrived? I'm hoping to go pick out a truck at Witham in a couple of weeks.
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Old March 7th, 2013, 10:02 PM
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Was 100% satisfied. I was still in the UK when I bought mine, and had it shipped over to meet me here when I arrived. Not all the Tithonus 110's are in as good condition though, i have seen some examples with rotted rear cross members and footwell panels, although these seem to be the exception rather than the rule. The bodywork seems to usually be a lot straighter than most released MOD Land Rovers. Pretty much a blank canvas, though with a few added benefits when compared to other military stuff.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 07:28 AM
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I too was 100% satisfied with it. I have had 3 issues with my truck. A leaking hub seal , steering box was a little loose and I had a pin hole in the radiator. I fixed the hub seal for $30 and fixed the radiator by have a new core put in for $450. I just adjusted the steering box. I would do it again.

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Thanks Chris , Cavemandiesel and Daddmow for the compliments about my truck. Chris shoot me a pm before you go please.
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Old March 9th, 2013, 01:34 PM
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Well, my NAS D90 sold today. Truly the end of an era for me. Time to call Witham and get rolling on this Tithonus.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 03:07 PM
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Michael what is the date on that ammo box in the back of your truck? I ask as I have on also, it has been in all of my rovers and one Unimog. Date on it is 1943.
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Old March 10th, 2013, 08:33 PM
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Michael what is the date on that ammo box in the back of your truck? I ask as I have on also, it has been in all of my rovers and one Unimog. Date on it is 1943.
I have a couple, not as old as yours though that one is 1970, the other is 1982. Brought them over from the UK in my personal belongings, along with half a dozen other assorted smaller cans. I've used them for years for all sorts of things. The one in the photo is actually currently full of drywalling tools as i've been working on my mother-in-laws house.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 04:10 PM
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Well, my NAS D90 sold today. Truly the end of an era for me. Time to call Witham and get rolling on this Tithonus.
Wow. Guess I don't need to give you first right of refusal on the HT off my 90 :D

I just got another 3-year Germany tour, so you'd be waiting a while anyway...

I'll probably head to the UK in May. Let me know if you need me to check on a truck for you.
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Old March 11th, 2013, 04:16 PM
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Thanks, Jim. You should talk to Lucas (SmokedFish). He's the owner and he might trade you in a few years. ;-)

Thanks for the offer on the UK. I'm planning to fly over in a week or two.

Germany sounds fun. We're TDY at Fort Sam Houston for a few months for my wife's CCC and then it's off to Fort Lewis.
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