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Old November 28th, 2007, 08:34 AM
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Shopping for rover parts in London?

If you a day or two in London, with only public transport and free time before or after normal business hours, where would you go shopping for rover parts?

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Old November 28th, 2007, 09:36 AM
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Several years ago I was in the same boat -- wound up finding some place way down in south London, took the tube to a bus and then walked a ways. Turned out that the selection was no better than what could be had from the usual US vendors and I still had to lug all the crap back. Now, if you need more esoteric parts for the 110, all bets are off.
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Old November 28th, 2007, 11:24 AM
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this is about 40 mins by train, give eddie a call, if anyone can get your doors he can, am sure he would show you around his workshop.
http://www.frogsisland4x4.com/index....d=12&Itemid=58

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Old November 28th, 2007, 01:04 PM
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This item looks interesting, though probably not easy to carry home:

http://www.frogsisland4x4.com/index....mart&Itemid=99
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Old November 28th, 2007, 02:03 PM
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I saw a rig years ago in Baja that was set up by Frogs island 4x4... it was very cool .
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Old November 28th, 2007, 09:14 PM
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The general idea was to kill 2 birds with one stone - Give Loic something to do while he's in London next, and maybe score some easy to carry in luggage items that are either much cheaper, or hard to get here.

I don't think goal #2 will be met, so might as well find something else for Loic to do... How about we task him to take pictures of as many rovers as he can find while there?

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Drink 468 Caffrey's for me?
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Drink 468 Caffrey's for me?
Try the John Smiths extra cool
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That's what Loic can bring back!!
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Is that a drink or a cigarette? Not sure I want either
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In that case, I'm on board!
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In that case, I'm on board!
Hey! What are you guys trying to get me to bring back?!?!?!?! Rover parts I can justify, but if the CFO opens the suitcase and find non-rover-related fluids in it, I'll have some explaining to do. So close from Xmas, I don't think that's such a good idea.
However.... I can try stuff out while I am there and try to describe the taste for you when I get back! ;-)

Related to LR parts, here is what I was recommended (for future reference):
- It might be worth taking a quick trip to the local bookstore and grab a Land Rover Owner International magazine and start digging through the vendor ads.
- I used to use Autopost a lot, but I see that they have moved since I was last there www.autopost.co.uk. Central London is really only genuine parts from dealers
- Brownchurch are also quite interesting to visit www.brownchurch.co.uk
- Try Stratstone Land Rover just east of Hyde Park, not far from Victoria Station. 14 Berkeley Street. www.stratstone.landrover.co.uk
- Most LR vendors are outside of London, an expensive place to keep a store ;-) Also http://www.scorpionracing.co.uk/ - but that is more aftermarket bits rather than what it sounds like you want.

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\How about we task him to take pictures of as many rovers as he can find while there?
:D
Just in cab to/from the airport and I would probably fill one or two GB memory card...... It's crazy how many Rovers are driven over there. In London, most of them are newer (expensive) models. Candy to my eyes.
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Even hard to get LR magazine here..... Crazy I'm telling you. You definitely see much more Range Sports in London's streets than Defenders. I still managed to see a lightweight and a 90!
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A trip out to Solihull is worth the time but it would take longer than before or after business hours.

Call a day ahead to be sure someone will be there to give the tour.

Oh yeah, mind the gap!!! Those trains haul ass outside of London.
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