Recently joined this forum after picking up a 100" Hybrid built by a local wheeler a few years back and figured I'd start a thread highlighting my plans. Some of the New England members may recognize it like this...
The previous owner purchased it, painted it white (see thread)
, and then set about to make a extended cab trayback (flatbed in state-side lingo).
I had followed the original build thread
where a '91 RRC Great Divide chassis became the underpinnings for a capable coiler '73 Series III 88" wagon. Wheelin pics from original build for fun... http://s923.photobucket.com/user/gt3...?sort=3&page=1
Profile shot showing orientation of Body on chassis with wheels at the corners..
Specs from ad: 1991 RRC GDE #1 is the build platform has OME springs front and terrafirma HD shocks. Has a 3.9 injected engine with Ford ignition, Ford injectors, cut velocity stacks,4.2l comp, Saudi tune resistor, advanced timing, custom exhaust no cats y'd into 3inch all mandrel bent and high exit out the side. Auto Trans in great shape!! Clean fluid shifts good. Has quiet LT230 out of a 99 DII shifts in and out of hi/low/lock very easy. Front and rear axles have series diffs converted to run 24spline axles. Rear axle has true-trac , front open. Have spare shafts to go with it.
I've found some really good Hybrid info digging around on various Rover forums... Defendersource, Devon4x4, aulro... and some on Pirate... long term I'm leaning towards a D90 windshield, tub and ROW soft top i think with the placement of the bulkhead relative to the front axle being farther back then normal on this hybrid I could end up with a non-comp cut that uses 90" tops - could have similar proportions to this... 100" wb in a 90 body (ony a 7.1" difference from stock)
short term i need to repair the seat box, floor, bulkhead, and get another dash set-up together to monitor the engine's vitals as well as wire all lights again (PO cut the harness to all but the motor in order to re-wire).. plenty to do once i complete and sell a different project car... for now it runs and drives...