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Old April 27th, 2013, 08:28 AM
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Yared,
You may wish to reach out to the Foley brothers in Essex. They run a rental fleet of overland rigged trucks for enthusiasts who want to make the London to Capetown run or reverse. While they no longer have business offices in Africa due to the graft and corruption, they may prove an invaluable resource given their experience in the arena. Stuart Foley is a top notch fellow.
http://foleysv.com/

They still offer fully kitted"rentals" for the trip and arrange the carnet's etc.
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Yared,
You may wish to reach out to the Foley brothers in Essex. They run a rental fleet of overland rigged trucks for enthusiasts who want to make the London to Capetown run or reverse. While they no longer have business offices in Africa due to the graft and corruption, they may prove an invaluable resource given their experience in the arena. Stuart Foley is a top notch fellow.
http://foleysv.com/

They still offer fully kitted"rentals" for the trip and arrange the carnet's etc.
Thanks Doug. I went to that website and now I will spend all day thinking about this truck


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This is the interesting page
http://foleysv.com/land-rover-conversions/6x6
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Old April 29th, 2013, 05:15 PM
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Thanks Doug. I went to that website and now I will spend all day thinking about this truck


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You need a 6x6 to replace your dually. Keswick is one of those colors the more I see it the more I like it.
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Old April 29th, 2013, 07:43 PM
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LR dually? Id love to see pics!

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I have seen a Defender with dually and Dump bed but can't find the pic. I found this though

http://www.offroadexperience.com/wcb/billreno88.JPG
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Old May 1st, 2013, 01:22 PM
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Nope. Joels dually is 'merican
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Nope. Joels dually is 'merican
I think maybe I read somewhere it was built in Mexico LOL
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Finally purchased this 1989 land rover county D turbo 200tdi 80000 miles

New hydronic winch
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:24 PM
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What have they done for fuel capacity with the bobtail? Can you take a side picture that shows the whole thing?
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:27 PM
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Few questions, while steering from standstill or low speeds the car makes a noise. Any suggestions. Not even sure it has power steering

Further more what can I use to seal the roof properly
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:28 PM
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:34 PM
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What have they done for fuel capacity with the bobtail? Can you take a side picture that shows the whole thing?
This is a full side view
Previous owner shortened it (actually was the owner before the one I bought it off)

Why would someone shorten it? To fit in the garage maybe ?
It was a farm vehicle then used to pull horses.
Now I own it and will be taken to capetown from London
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:34 PM
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If it makes noise while steering I suspect it 1, has power steering and 2, the power steering fluid is low. Use Dextron type automatic transmission fluid.

Post some pictures of the engine compartment and we can tell you what you have.

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Few questions, while steering from standstill or low speeds the car makes a noise. Any suggestions. Not even sure it has power steering

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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:37 PM
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I will take pictures of the interior and what they have done with the fuel tank/system rather wierd
The car is currently getting touched up on in the garage minor things such as hand break cable
Haven't set up my workshop yet
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Looks like it should be a fun vehicle.

Normally you shorten the rear to make it better off road. You lose the big fuel tank though and some storage space.

It also has larger tyres, offset wheels and trimmed eyebrows. Take pictures of everything underneath as well as the engine bay.
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Old May 28th, 2013, 02:54 PM
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If it makes noise while steering I suspect it 1, has power steering and 2, the power steering fluid is low. Use Dextron type automatic transmission fluid.

Post some pictures of the engine compartment and we can tell you what you have.

Mike
This is all I got
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:07 PM
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If it makes noise while steering I suspect it 1, has power steering and 2, the power steering fluid is low. Use Dextron type automatic transmission fluid.

Post some pictures of the engine compartment and we can tell you what you have.

Mike
This is the only one I got
Will take more when I get the car back
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:09 PM
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What was your reasoning behind getting a shortened truck for this trip?

-Jeff
We have 3 land rovers doing the trip
A few inches shorter doesn't make that much of a difference
It was a good car, literally rust free
At a really really good price
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:13 PM
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God speed. the London to Cape Town is #2 on my bucket list. I would rather be broke down in a Land Rover in the Namibian desert than do that trip in a Toyota. Seriously. Toyota can KMA
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Old May 28th, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Nice fancy aftermarket seats. It has a proper Defender 200TDI, which is nice as it means there is no bodge work. The fuel filter is from the previous engine and should be changed over to the proper TDI one.
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