New summer project! "Rosie"

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Heyitsmike

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It ran me about £165 plus about £30 for shipping to the U.S. Though I will say, the quality of construction is much better than I expected... It looks like they made the canister walls out of high pressure schedule steel pipe and not an old dog food can :p
 

Another Ahab

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Doh!!

It's a 1975 Land Rover 101 forward control that we've now nicknamed "Rosie"
these are designed as a "one tonne" truck that was still light enough to be dropped from a helicopter, yet strong enough to tote around one of England's new artillery weapons at the time, while also loaded with 2500lbs of junk. This one in particular was assigned to the British "M.O.D." It uses the land rover 3.5l v8 (formerly the Buick 215) with dual carburetors. Mated to a 4 spd transmission and a pto connected to a massive mid-ship mounted winch that can be strung to either the front or rear fairleads
Liking the in-the-bumper winch set-up:

- Is that winch electric? Or PTO?


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zebedee

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These must be pretty rare in the USA, no? I've always like them but they are very rare here in Europe.

They are pretty rare everywhere except in the UK. Total production was only around 2600 - some went to Oz, some Belgium and some Kuwait. The Brits left a few in Belize and also Canada.
 

Heyitsmike

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Mike, it looks like desert tan under that paint! Was this truck a desert conflict vet?!!!??
I've been told it could be... I'm still looking into its history. As far as I can tell, the truck was originally in Wales. Under the rattle can camo looks like desert tan... And under that seems to be the original British Racing Green color!
 

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I doubt it's British Racing Green. rofl
Nothing fast about old Land Rovers.
I think you are referring to DBG, Dark Bronze Green, that's LR green.
I got all the info about my truck's history from the Royal Air Force museum for a small donation, they might be able to run your numbers and give you your truck's history too.
Took a ride in my friends 101 at the SSGA rally this yr. Rides really smooth because of the parabolic springs and turns on a dime!
 

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They are pretty rare everywhere except in the UK. Total production was only around 2600 - some went to Oz, some Belgium and some Kuwait. The Brits left a few in Belize and also Canada.
I confess ignorance zebedee, (and I'm never too proud to learn something new):

- Where (or what) is "Oz"?

I guess I should know but I don't.

Google brings up the movie, the doctor, and New Orleans #1 Gay Nightclub (who knew?). But I'm thinking you are referring to something else altogether. Inquiring minds would be grateful to know...
 
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