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6 wheel Defender

Discussion in 'alt.fan.landrover' started by hugh, May 4, 2005.

  1. hugh

    hugh Guest

    Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark blue
    couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was soooo long
    Anyone know anything about it?
    --
    hugh
    Reply to address is valid at the time of posting
     
  2. beamendsltd

    beamendsltd Guest

    In message <soathMCw8SeCFAVF@raefell.demon.co.uk>
    hugh <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:

    > Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark blue
    > couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was soooo long
    > Anyone know anything about it?


    There's been quite a lot of 6x6 and 6x4 conversions over the years,
    mostly not done by LR - some good, some bad.

    Richard
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  3. JD

    JD Guest

    beamendsltd wrote:

    > In message <soathMCw8SeCFAVF@raefell.demon.co.uk>
    > hugh <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
    >
    >> Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark blue
    >> couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was soooo long
    >> Anyone know anything about it?

    >
    > There's been quite a lot of 6x6 and 6x4 conversions over the years,
    > mostly not done by LR - some good, some bad.
    >
    > Richard


    Do an internet search on "Perentie"
    JD
     
  4. Samuel

    Samuel Guest

    I was about to mention the same thing.

    the perentie JD refers to is an Aussie made 6x6 defender/110. it has a
    turbocharged 3.9 litre isuzu truck engine and is about a foot wider than a
    standard landy. However, strictly speaking this is not a conversion. the
    vehicle was designed from ground up as a 6x6 and is almost exclusively an
    army vehicle. they same base-vehilce i believe was sold in a civvie version
    but not for long due to extremely low numbers.

    But back to the point, there is very little chance you'll see one of these
    babies cruising the streets of the UK.

    Cheers.

    Sam.

    "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    news:4279f0c9@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    > beamendsltd wrote:
    >
    > > In message <soathMCw8SeCFAVF@raefell.demon.co.uk>
    > > hugh <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark blue
    > >> couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was soooo

    long
    > >> Anyone know anything about it?

    > >
    > > There's been quite a lot of 6x6 and 6x4 conversions over the years,
    > > mostly not done by LR - some good, some bad.
    > >
    > > Richard

    >
    > Do an internet search on "Perentie"
    > JD



     
  5. JD

    JD Guest

    Samuel wrote:

    > I was about to mention the same thing.
    >
    > the perentie JD refers to is an Aussie made 6x6 defender/110. it has a
    > turbocharged 3.9 litre isuzu truck engine and is about a foot wider than a
    > standard landy. However, strictly speaking this is not a conversion. the
    > vehicle was designed from ground up as a 6x6 and is almost exclusively an
    > army vehicle. they same base-vehilce i believe was sold in a civvie
    > version but not for long due to extremely low numbers.
    >
    > But back to the point, there is very little chance you'll see one of these
    > babies cruising the streets of the UK.
    >
    > Cheers.
    >
    > Sam.


    The civilian version was very different from the army version - while it
    shared the basic army mechanicals, it retained the standard chassis, body
    and axle width, and unlike the army version I don't think the chassis was
    galvanised.

    Both civilian and military versions of the 6x6 use the Isuzu 4BD1T, which is
    the turbocharged version of the 3.9l 4BD1 fitted to Australian Stage 1
    Series 3 diesels and to 110s from their introduction to 1990. Both were
    rated at a load capacity of two tonnes, for an all up weight of around
    double that of the standard 110. To handle this weight the diff ratios were
    4.7, with a consequent limit on maximum speed to around 100kph. This may
    have been a significant reason for the poor sales on the civilian market,
    and another one may have been that the introduction of the 127 probably
    took a lot of it - nearly as much load, and a lot cheaper.
    The civilian version was sold only as a cab/chassis. Through the years I
    have seen very few civilian ones, but the army ones can be seen in most
    army convoys - although rarer than the 110, they are apparently widely
    used, both as the general purpose truck and the ambulance. On the other
    hand, the long range patrol version is quite rare - I have never seen one
    except at military displays (and on television in Iraq).
    JD
     
  6. hugh

    hugh Guest

    In message <4279f0c9@dnews.tpgi.com.au>, JD <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> writes
    >beamendsltd wrote:
    >
    >> In message <soathMCw8SeCFAVF@raefell.demon.co.uk>
    >> hugh <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark blue
    >>> couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was soooo long
    >>> Anyone know anything about it?

    >>
    >> There's been quite a lot of 6x6 and 6x4 conversions over the years,
    >> mostly not done by LR - some good, some bad.
    >>
    >> Richard

    >
    >Do an internet search on "Perentie"
    >JD

    Preferably including the words "Land Rover" (vbg)
    But yes, lots of interesting info turned up. I shall have to keep my
    eyes open for this beast again and stop and accost the driver.
    --
    hugh
    Reply to address is valid at the time of posting
     
  7. Larry

    Larry Guest

    I though all defenders had six wheels, four to drive, one spare, and one to
    steer :)


    --
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    L'autisme c'est moi

    "Space folds, and folded space bends, and bent folded space contracts and
    expands unevenly in every way unconcievable except to someone who does not
    believe in the laws of mathematics"

    "hugh" <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote in message
    news:soathMCw8SeCFAVF@raefell.demon.co.uk...
    > Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark blue
    > couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was soooo long
    > Anyone know anything about it?
    > --
    > hugh
    > Reply to address is valid at the time of posting



     
  8. Adam Bryce

    Adam Bryce Guest


    "Samuel" <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
    news:427b1056$0$10303$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
    >I was about to mention the same thing.
    >
    > the perentie JD refers to is an Aussie made 6x6 defender/110. it has a
    > turbocharged 3.9 litre isuzu truck engine and is about a foot wider than a
    > standard landy. However, strictly speaking this is not a conversion. the
    > vehicle was designed from ground up as a 6x6 and is almost exclusively an
    > army vehicle. they same base-vehilce i believe was sold in a civvie
    > version
    > but not for long due to extremely low numbers.
    >
    > But back to the point, there is very little chance you'll see one of these
    > babies cruising the streets of the UK.
    >
    > Cheers.
    >
    > Sam.
    >
    > "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:4279f0c9@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    >> beamendsltd wrote:
    >>
    >> > In message <soathMCw8SeCFAVF@raefell.demon.co.uk>
    >> > hugh <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark blue
    >> >> couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was soooo

    > long
    >> >> Anyone know anything about it?
    >> >
    >> > There's been quite a lot of 6x6 and 6x4 conversions over the years,
    >> > mostly not done by LR - some good, some bad.
    >> >
    >> > Richard

    >>
    >> Do an internet search on "Perentie"
    >> JD

    >



    They were made in Moorbank near sydnney they also made a bus version

    Adam


     
  9. JD

    JD Guest

    Adam Bryce wrote:

    >
    > "Samuel" <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:427b1056$0$10303$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
    >>I was about to mention the same thing.
    >>
    >> the perentie JD refers to is an Aussie made 6x6 defender/110. it has a
    >> turbocharged 3.9 litre isuzu truck engine and is about a foot wider than
    >> a standard landy. However, strictly speaking this is not a conversion.
    >> the vehicle was designed from ground up as a 6x6 and is almost
    >> exclusively an army vehicle. they same base-vehilce i believe was sold in
    >> a civvie version
    >> but not for long due to extremely low numbers.
    >>
    >> But back to the point, there is very little chance you'll see one of
    >> these babies cruising the streets of the UK.
    >>
    >> Cheers.
    >>
    >> Sam.
    >>
    >> "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    >> news:4279f0c9@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    >>> beamendsltd wrote:
    >>>
    >>> > In message <soathMCw8SeCFAVF@raefell.demon.co.uk>
    >>> > hugh <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
    >>> >
    >>> >> Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark blue
    >>> >> couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was soooo

    >> long
    >>> >> Anyone know anything about it?
    >>> >
    >>> > There's been quite a lot of 6x6 and 6x4 conversions over the years,
    >>> > mostly not done by LR - some good, some bad.
    >>> >
    >>> > Richard
    >>>
    >>> Do an internet search on "Perentie"
    >>> JD

    >>

    >
    >
    > They were made in Moorbank near sydnney they also made a bus version
    >
    > Adam


    That's Moorebank, a suburb of Sydney.
    JD

     
  10. Adam Bryce

    Adam Bryce Guest


    "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    news:427c7c8f@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    > Adam Bryce wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "Samuel" <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
    >> news:427b1056$0$10303$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
    >>>I was about to mention the same thing.
    >>>
    >>> the perentie JD refers to is an Aussie made 6x6 defender/110. it has a
    >>> turbocharged 3.9 litre isuzu truck engine and is about a foot wider than
    >>> a standard landy. However, strictly speaking this is not a conversion.
    >>> the vehicle was designed from ground up as a 6x6 and is almost
    >>> exclusively an army vehicle. they same base-vehilce i believe was sold
    >>> in
    >>> a civvie version
    >>> but not for long due to extremely low numbers.
    >>>
    >>> But back to the point, there is very little chance you'll see one of
    >>> these babies cruising the streets of the UK.
    >>>
    >>> Cheers.
    >>>
    >>> Sam.
    >>>
    >>> "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    >>> news:4279f0c9@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    >>>> beamendsltd wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> > In message <soathMCw8SeCFAVF@raefell.demon.co.uk>
    >>>> > hugh <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
    >>>> >
    >>>> >> Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark
    >>>> >> blue
    >>>> >> couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was soooo
    >>> long
    >>>> >> Anyone know anything about it?
    >>>> >
    >>>> > There's been quite a lot of 6x6 and 6x4 conversions over the years,
    >>>> > mostly not done by LR - some good, some bad.
    >>>> >
    >>>> > Richard
    >>>>
    >>>> Do an internet search on "Perentie"
    >>>> JD
    >>>

    >>
    >>
    >> They were made in Moorbank near sydnney they also made a bus version
    >>
    >> Adam

    >
    > That's Moorebank, a suburb of Sydney.
    > JD



    and that is Sydney Australia if you didnt know is that right JD

    My friend actually owns one of the bus versions and takes tourists on trips
    throughout Australia

    Adam


     
  11. JD

    JD Guest

    Adam Bryce wrote:

    >
    > "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:427c7c8f@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    >> Adam Bryce wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "Samuel" <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
    >>> news:427b1056$0$10303$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
    >>>>I was about to mention the same thing.
    >>>>
    >>>> the perentie JD refers to is an Aussie made 6x6 defender/110. it has a
    >>>> turbocharged 3.9 litre isuzu truck engine and is about a foot wider
    >>>> than a standard landy. However, strictly speaking this is not a
    >>>> conversion. the vehicle was designed from ground up as a 6x6 and is
    >>>> almost exclusively an army vehicle. they same base-vehilce i believe
    >>>> was sold in
    >>>> a civvie version
    >>>> but not for long due to extremely low numbers.
    >>>>
    >>>> But back to the point, there is very little chance you'll see one of
    >>>> these babies cruising the streets of the UK.
    >>>>
    >>>> Cheers.
    >>>>
    >>>> Sam.
    >>>>
    >>>> "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    >>>> news:4279f0c9@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    >>>>> beamendsltd wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> > In message <soathMCw8SeCFAVF@raefell.demon.co.uk>
    >>>>> > hugh <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> >> Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark
    >>>>> >> blue
    >>>>> >> couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was soooo
    >>>> long
    >>>>> >> Anyone know anything about it?
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> > There's been quite a lot of 6x6 and 6x4 conversions over the years,
    >>>>> > mostly not done by LR - some good, some bad.
    >>>>> >
    >>>>> > Richard
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Do an internet search on "Perentie"
    >>>>> JD
    >>>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> They were made in Moorbank near sydnney they also made a bus version
    >>>
    >>> Adam

    >>
    >> That's Moorebank, a suburb of Sydney.
    >> JD

    >
    >
    > and that is Sydney Australia if you didnt know is that right JD
    >
    > My friend actually owns one of the bus versions and takes tourists on
    > trips throughout Australia
    >
    > Adam


    Yes, Sydney, NSW, Australia. The bus version was, as far as I know, not
    factory built. The civilian version was sold only as a cab/chassis,
    presumably had the bus body built on it by a body builder - quite a lot of
    that sort of thing goes on.
    JD
     
  12. Adam Bryce

    Adam Bryce Guest


    "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    news:4283c08e@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    > Adam Bryce wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    >> news:427c7c8f@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    >>> Adam Bryce wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>
    >>>> "Samuel" <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
    >>>> news:427b1056$0$10303$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
    >>>>>I was about to mention the same thing.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> the perentie JD refers to is an Aussie made 6x6 defender/110. it has a
    >>>>> turbocharged 3.9 litre isuzu truck engine and is about a foot wider
    >>>>> than a standard landy. However, strictly speaking this is not a
    >>>>> conversion. the vehicle was designed from ground up as a 6x6 and is
    >>>>> almost exclusively an army vehicle. they same base-vehilce i believe
    >>>>> was sold in
    >>>>> a civvie version
    >>>>> but not for long due to extremely low numbers.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> But back to the point, there is very little chance you'll see one of
    >>>>> these babies cruising the streets of the UK.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Cheers.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Sam.
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:4279f0c9@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    >>>>>> beamendsltd wrote:
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> > In message <soathMCw8SeCFAVF@raefell.demon.co.uk>
    >>>>>> > hugh <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
    >>>>>> >
    >>>>>> >> Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark
    >>>>>> >> blue
    >>>>>> >> couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was
    >>>>>> >> soooo
    >>>>> long
    >>>>>> >> Anyone know anything about it?
    >>>>>> >
    >>>>>> > There's been quite a lot of 6x6 and 6x4 conversions over the years,
    >>>>>> > mostly not done by LR - some good, some bad.
    >>>>>> >
    >>>>>> > Richard
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Do an internet search on "Perentie"
    >>>>>> JD
    >>>>>
    >>>>
    >>>>
    >>>> They were made in Moorbank near sydnney they also made a bus version
    >>>>
    >>>> Adam
    >>>
    >>> That's Moorebank, a suburb of Sydney.
    >>> JD

    >>
    >>
    >> and that is Sydney Australia if you didnt know is that right JD
    >>
    >> My friend actually owns one of the bus versions and takes tourists on
    >> trips throughout Australia
    >>
    >> Adam

    >
    > Yes, Sydney, NSW, Australia. The bus version was, as far as I know, not
    > factory built. The civilian version was sold only as a cab/chassis,
    > presumably had the bus body built on it by a body builder - quite a lot of
    > that sort of thing goes on.
    > JD


    Maybe that is it all i know for sure that is not an ex army one but sold new
    to a previous owner


     
  13. JD

    JD Guest

    Adam Bryce wrote:

    >
    > "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:4283c08e@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    >> Adam Bryce wrote:
    >>
    >>>
    >>> "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    >>> news:427c7c8f@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    >>>> Adam Bryce wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> "Samuel" <samuelmcgregor@optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
    >>>>> news:427b1056$0$10303$afc38c87@news.optusnet.com.au...
    >>>>>>I was about to mention the same thing.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> the perentie JD refers to is an Aussie made 6x6 defender/110. it has
    >>>>>> a turbocharged 3.9 litre isuzu truck engine and is about a foot wider
    >>>>>> than a standard landy. However, strictly speaking this is not a
    >>>>>> conversion. the vehicle was designed from ground up as a 6x6 and is
    >>>>>> almost exclusively an army vehicle. they same base-vehilce i believe
    >>>>>> was sold in
    >>>>>> a civvie version
    >>>>>> but not for long due to extremely low numbers.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> But back to the point, there is very little chance you'll see one of
    >>>>>> these babies cruising the streets of the UK.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Cheers.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> Sam.
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>> "JD" <jjd@SPAMLESS.com.au> wrote in message
    >>>>>> news:4279f0c9@dnews.tpgi.com.au...
    >>>>>>> beamendsltd wrote:
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> > In message <soathMCw8SeCFAVF@raefell.demon.co.uk>
    >>>>>>> > hugh <hugh@[127.0.0.1]> wrote:
    >>>>>>> >
    >>>>>>> >> Just seen one tonight out on the A49 at junction with A534. Dark
    >>>>>>> >> blue
    >>>>>>> >> couldn't really make out what was mounted on the rear. It was
    >>>>>>> >> soooo
    >>>>>> long
    >>>>>>> >> Anyone know anything about it?
    >>>>>>> >
    >>>>>>> > There's been quite a lot of 6x6 and 6x4 conversions over the
    >>>>>>> > years, mostly not done by LR - some good, some bad.
    >>>>>>> >
    >>>>>>> > Richard
    >>>>>>>
    >>>>>>> Do an internet search on "Perentie"
    >>>>>>> JD
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>>
    >>>>> They were made in Moorbank near sydnney they also made a bus version
    >>>>>
    >>>>> Adam
    >>>>
    >>>> That's Moorebank, a suburb of Sydney.
    >>>> JD
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> and that is Sydney Australia if you didnt know is that right JD
    >>>
    >>> My friend actually owns one of the bus versions and takes tourists on
    >>> trips throughout Australia
    >>>
    >>> Adam

    >>
    >> Yes, Sydney, NSW, Australia. The bus version was, as far as I know, not
    >> factory built. The civilian version was sold only as a cab/chassis,
    >> presumably had the bus body built on it by a body builder - quite a lot
    >> of that sort of thing goes on.
    >> JD

    >
    > Maybe that is it all i know for sure that is not an ex army one but sold
    > new to a previous owner


    Almost certainly would not be ex-army - they have not sold any except
    possibly one or tow that have been written off in accidents. Not many of
    the 6x6s were sold to civilians, probably mainly because of cost and
    relatively low top speed.
    JD