Roadless Landrover

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Lone
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Roadless Landrover

Post by Lone » Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:29 pm

This is a vehicle I like, used in forestry, etc. Think it comes under agricultural, therefore may be perks as normal as well as work transport. People tend to forget in emergencies, roads may be blocked or full of debris, that you will need a capable vehicle for rough-terrain, or off-road, but built solidly allowing attachments to be added - winch, spare wheel(s), fuel, etc - also best to give the look of the vehicle as that of a wreck or ‘rat rod’ exterior, but mechanically absolutely sound...that way it’d put off thieves thinking it was out of action, or unroadworthy. Even better, bluff, by also having one wheel off and on a jack (looking then like it’s ready for the scrap), attachments strategically located in hidden areas, for quick addition when bugging out. A deliberately well- organised but disorderly-looking garage is a good deterrent too...obviously vehicle and all items checked regularly. Makes it look to outsiders that you are the very opposite of being prepared...call it a type of urban camouflage...

Yorkshire Andy
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Re: Roadless Landrover

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:09 pm

If it runs it will be pinched or been a landrover will be stripped for parts in a garage or not...

In a shtf fuel tank of a lifted vehicle is begging to be stabbed and drained

You'd be as well having a old ford focus / astra / free lander unless you have done monumental reccy work off road driving is full of hazards at the best of times drop it in a land drain even with a winch and land anchor your screwed.... That coupled with shortages of fuel

A common vehicle once the initial chaos has died doesn't stand out and parts are much easier to come by be it a tyre or a exhaust slap some all season or winter tyres
even run flats on it and you will be supprised where you can get it .

You can get after market steel sump guards for most cars

Eg

https://www.sump-guard.co.uk/steel-sump ... -1998-2004

To stop you knocking off the vital bits..
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

Lone
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Re: Roadless Landrover

Post by Lone » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:20 pm

It’s a vehicle that caught my attention due to its robust look, though I like the battered version better than this pristine version, along with the canvas cover at the back.

Has a real rugged Mad Max feel to it, when attachments/equipment are also added.

http://www.dunsfoldcollection.co.uk/col ... rover-1964

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Re: Roadless Landrover

Post by Yorkshire Andy » Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:33 pm

I like the oid lightweight air transportable 1/2 tonne, but as a day to day it's a no go

I'll stick with my 4 year old SUV ;)
If your roughing it, Your doing it wrong ;)

Lack of planning on your part doesn't make it an emergency on mine

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Re: Roadless Landrover

Post by unsure » Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:01 pm

i have a few rides available to me .
my day to day is a 94 discovery tdi . all done for off roading and it does get used for that .
also have a 98 challenger .. no not a tank . a mitsubishi 2.8 diesel automatic .
and as a last resort a ford sierra 2.8 petrol that looks rough with no bumpers on or headlights at the minute oh and about 7 different shades of paint , black through to primer .
any of these is good to go at any one time .
YES i walked away mid sentence , you were boring me to death and my survival instincts kick in .

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