Landrover 101 project

Tell us about any of your non-Land Rover projects here. These may be military or non-military, motorbikes, cars, lorries, planes etc. It's interesting to see what others have in their collections and what they are working on besides their Land Rover(s).
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Re: Landrover 101 project

Post by Treehugger » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:06 pm

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Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:23 pm
I think you can be well satisfied with your purchases. I'll bet they aren't as bad as they appear, Army paint soon looks shabby and, once the panels are cleaned up they'll look fine. Yes, there will be a lot more to the rebuild than painting the panels, of course there will, and I expect, all up, they'll cost more than an additional £3000 to finish. But, when they are finished, they'll be worth a lot more than you'll have paid. More to the point, they'll give you a great deal of satisfaction. I can't justify (or afford) to own one, but would if I could. If you go for the "in service" look, you can always use a Lightweight radiator grille - there's a lovely picture of one in one of the books with just such a grille! Not sure that the suggestion that one of them had a hard parachute landing is a great selling point though!

As for key fobs... well, some Lightweight owners have the original unit-made key fobs. Proof, I think that mine isn't the work of a PO - or at least not an enthusiast PO is the fact that the bugger couldn't even get the stamp for the "4" up the right way! So I'll go with bored soldier rather than PO!
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Love the key fob upside downy 4! Probably dyslexic.
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Re: Landrover 101 project

Post by Treehugger » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:08 pm

BOMBER71 wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 9:45 pm
Trickyh wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:47 am
Blimey, you have got your work cut out there mate. I kept parking next to those two when I sorted out my rear leaf springs. Hope you got them for a good price! I was too afraid to ask him in case I had another dream shattered! 8-)

Rich
Well both myself and my mate got alot of stick on 101FC facebook about these trucks and what we paid for them .One person suggested that as i would not admit then i must have paid too much! Another said 1 p over scrap price was too much.Well complete nokken winches are now worth around 2k each and the last complete on on ebay at 1.8k was only on for hours .I do not mind admitting on here that the price was just over the 4k each so it you take the winches value off then just over 2k for the trucks .I budgeted too spend around 3k a truck on parts but will probably be well below as the seller has allowed me to cherry pick his amazing collection of parts at very fair prices .For example I had budgeted £1100 for two canvases from undercovers .However coming with the trucks are two original mint take off canvases for £100 each.Both trucks have arrived with their original cast papers from the mod and the original yellow and black key tags with the military reg stamped on .How many lightweight owners on here can say that they have their original cast papers and key tabs ? Having had chance to look over the trucks today in more detail a few more interesting details have come to light .The 24v truck which is the one on the right of the pictures has a line of metal studs across the front and clips on the side of the cab so was clearly winterised at some point to take snow blinds.The inside of the doors and footwells etc were lined with Rhino hind to act as insulation and to reduce condensation in the cold .Unlike winterised lightweights 101s did not need the artic heaters as anyone who has driven one knows that you only have to undo the zip on the gearstick gaitor to allow hot air straight off the engine into the cab.This one is chassis number 018 and i already have number 036 ,for those that do not know only 158 RHD 24v GS were built ! nearly 40 were later rebuilt as Radio bodies and a few were lost on the Atlantic conveyor when it went down.The 12volt has a nice little in service repair on the front of the cab and there is also evidence that it may have had a hard parachute landing with 7 para.Inside the passenger footwell SA80 rifle clips have been fitted so will probably have to think about keeping these even though i despised the rifle when it was first introduced and preffered to always draw an SLR from the armoury.
I don't suppose there are any 101's left for sale at this place you bought these two from are there? Just asking of course. Seriously got my eye set of owning one eventually after seeing Sidders pristine beast at Newbury so just getting an idea of availability.
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Re: Landrover 101 project

Post by BOMBER71 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:21 pm

Hi Kev, Yes if you are really brave there is two GS 101 out the back that were airdropped too hard in service and later cannibilised for parts before release .He also has a spare chassis and rear tub so anything is possible ! A good buy at the moment on 101 facebook is an unfinished project in county Durham for 4k ..
series 2a lightweight 40 FG 24. Landrover wolf 90 LN 92 AA Landrover 101 24v FFR 74 FL 87 EX 12AD RAPIER LAUNCHER. Landrover 101 12v RHD 73 FL 30 EX 7 PARA

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Re: Landrover 101 project

Post by Treehugger » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:52 pm

BOMBER71 wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:21 pm
Hi Kev, Yes if you are really brave there is two GS 101 out the back that were airdropped too hard in service and later cannibilised for parts before release .He also has a spare chassis and rear tub so anything is possible ! A good buy at the moment on 101 facebook is an unfinished project in county Durham for 4k ..
Ah! Sadly (or probably very happily) I don't do Facecrook so the details of the Co Durham 101 will continue to elude me. As for the other two in cannibalised states they may be worth a look see. Where is this place anyway? The one you got yours from not Co Durham. I know where that is having spent best part of six months working up that way. No not in the prison before any wise cracks come tumbling out. :lol:
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Re: Landrover 101 project

Post by BOMBER71 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:01 pm

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series 2a lightweight 40 FG 24. Landrover wolf 90 LN 92 AA Landrover 101 24v FFR 74 FL 87 EX 12AD RAPIER LAUNCHER. Landrover 101 12v RHD 73 FL 30 EX 7 PARA

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Re: Landrover 101 project

Post by BOMBER71 » Sat Oct 20, 2018 11:05 pm

Here is an interesting project for the very brave ! This 101 was dropped/jettisioned from a chinook during the falklands campaign after going to Red alert after a skyhawk appeared . And before anyone asks this will not be my next project !
series 2a lightweight 40 FG 24. Landrover wolf 90 LN 92 AA Landrover 101 24v FFR 74 FL 87 EX 12AD RAPIER LAUNCHER. Landrover 101 12v RHD 73 FL 30 EX 7 PARA

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Re: Landrover 101 project

Post by Sidders101 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:53 am

It fascinates me the amount of people that insist that 101's were not used in the conflict.?? Anyhow...look on ebay today.
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Re: Landrover 101 project

Post by Treehugger » Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:41 pm

Sidders101 wrote:
Sun Oct 21, 2018 6:53 am
It fascinates me the amount of people that insist that 101's were not used in the conflict.?? Anyhow...look on ebay today.
So is that a reasonable project?

Incidentally where is the place that these 101's which are cannibalised? I still didn't find out.
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