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Robs 80

Rob Apr 24, 2010

  1. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

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    Now that i have given it a wash which was very over due i have decided to take some photos and start a thread on the evolution of my 80. I bought it as i was planning of going to Mongolia in the summer of 2009. That did not happen so if all goes to plan we should be going this summer.

    I found it in a barn during the worst part of the recession, it already had the BFGs and snorkel :cool:
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    during its first 2 offroad outings, both of which were at lincomb farm, both side steps got a bit deformed
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    It was time to replace the side steps with wildsmith sliders
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    Here are a couple of photos of it when when i used it to move out of my parents holiday home in Spain.
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    About a mounth ago i gave it a lift, got some used OME shocks from stef and new Ironman +50mm B coils.
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    And the most important bit
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    Mods to come:
    TJM chassis mounted rear wheel carrier
    Winch bumper and Milemarker hydraulic winch
    Load guard
    Transfer case slider
    steering guard
    leisure battery (split charge) for Engel fridge
    Eezi-awn roof rack
    Howling moon roof tent

    I have most of the above but need some bits and pieces + time to fit them. Almost all the accessories that i have purchased have come of ebay (used or very cheap) or a forum member, its amazing how much you can find if you are patient.
     
  2. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Scrubs up nicely doesn't it? :cool:
    Chas
     
  3. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

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    Im surprised how shiny it looks after a wash too, at least it has a few scratches on the wheel arches to prove its used properly :mrgreen:
     
  4. Ecky Thump

    Ecky Thump Well-Known Member

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    White has got to be THE best colour for a 80.
     
  5. Gav Peter

    Gav Peter Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I dooo like a white 80 - nice rig Rob. Particularly like the matching white vulva ;-)
     
  6. Chas

    Chas Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    I'm guessing, but did you mean Volvo?
     
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    Rob Well-Known Member

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    I thinks he does

    For some reason i have 2 white cars but not out of choice, the 80 was priced very well and the volvo is a free hand me down. My girlfriend hates it when i say "lets take the white one" :lol: really easy to wind her up
     
  8. Jimbo4x4

    Jimbo4x4 Well-Known Member I am in great_britain

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    Sure is looking well Rob, you have yourself a very nice and useable truck there.

    White - doesn't show up the scratches as much :cool:
     
  9. TonyP

    TonyP Super Moderator Supporter I am in uk

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    Very nice indeed
     
  10. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    I hate to mention it but you seem to be driving MY 80? No? Damn, am I dreaming again? I'd be happy with red, grey etc, but white - they ROCK!

    C
     
  11. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

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    U should of bought yours early last year, they were very cheap then :mrgreen:
     
  12. Chris

    Chris Super Moderator Supporter I am in europe

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    Careful. I own guns and have a map with Bristol on it.

    Somewhere :lol:


    Chris
     
  13. Gav Peter

    Gav Peter Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Nice rack BTW Rob - do you know the brand & quanta costa?

    Cheers
     
  14. Rob

    Rob Well-Known Member

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    Its an ARB rack which may be on sale soon, once i manage to get some clamps for my eezi-awn rack which will take my roof tent. As far as i know they are about £700+VAT new, dunno if that including the feet or not.
     
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    Rob Well-Known Member

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    Just an update, I have now installed the Mile Marker 10500lb winch and the winch bumper i bought on ebay a few months ago. I havent had time to get a decent pic but i did take one on my phone for the impatient ones out there Gav.
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    That was taken just after i had finished. I also replaced all the power steering pipes and rebuilt the PS pump so a more detail how to thread will follow in a week or so. Maybe a how to fit a 3rd battery under the bonnet thread too...
     
  16. Gav Peter

    Gav Peter Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Well done fella - just in time for a good run out at Lincomb eh :)
     
  17. Jon Wildsmith

    Jon Wildsmith Super Moderator Supporter Guru I am in england

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    Looks good and looks sturdy as well. Not sure about the hoop though ;)
     
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    Rob Well-Known Member

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    not keen on the hoop either, ill take it off someday and see how it looks without it or i could put a club sticker on it... The bumper is very solid. Julian V knows more about the guy who made it, I think hes somewhere deep in the west country.
     
  19. Gav Peter

    Gav Peter Well-Known Member I am in england

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    IMHO, the radius on the hoops is just a bit too big - you could get a new one made with tighter bends if you wanted to...
     
  20. Jon Wildsmith

    Jon Wildsmith Super Moderator Supporter Guru I am in england

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    tube's too thin, bend radius is too big like Gav said IMO.
     
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