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Bowler?? anyone

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Rangie.lad, Nov 7, 2011.

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  1. Rangie.lad

    Rangie.lad New Member

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    Ive always loved the bowler wildcat and tomcat, what an amazing machine, I know its based on the defender, and the bowler Nemesis which is based on 06 onwards range rover, and finally Ive found a bowler based on the range rover classic, but I was wondering, has anyone ever used a P38 for a bowler or safari racer?

    If so any pictures, and anyone building one? Would love any pictures or info as would love to have a go at a P38 bowler style.

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    Wow... tumbleweeds. I was thinking the same thing... there are so many donor cars to choose from! An engine with plenty of horsepower is easy enough because the Rover V8 engine has been tuned for decades. To me, the key is the suspension. That video of an EXR chasing a Caterham on a handling circuit is spooky. No way 1,750kg with long travel should handle that well according to conventional wisdom... I'd love to know how they do that.
     
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    And it did, thank you wattfield.
     
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    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Yer can't convert a P38 into a bowler. The body roll when cornering would make the hair suspension pack up.
     
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    Can't imagine a Landy being able to do this (more than once!).... Would be nice though! :rolleyes:

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    how about this ;)?

     
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    Shimsteriom Master Procrastinator

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    But it's not moving! :p

    Edit: This was only showing as a piccie on my pooter yesterday, but I now see that it's a vid. :oops:
     
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    What I'd give to be able to post that!!! Witchcraft I say!!!
     
  12. Paul D

    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Spend the same amount of money on a Landrover and it can ... Look at the ORA IFS chassis from UK .. :)

    My preference would be something more like Jim Marsdens machine, which has now been sold and he's racing a different 'Landrover' ... much nicer than desert racing ...;)

     
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    He upgraded to a Freelander.
     
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    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Could be, can Freelandererers take 42" Trepadors?
     
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    Not sure but think bowler sold off the tomcat rights to couple of guys who went under the name of tomcat motor sport and were based at the old wood Skellingthorpe Lincoln not far from me.
     
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    Owners found the factory fit wheels to be betterer. ;)
     
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    That is a fûcking monster! There's money in them there axles!!
    Is it running a super charger?:cool::D
     
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    I can't see how they can call that Bowler a Land Rover. The only commonality is a modified bonnet and grill.
     
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    Paul D Old, nackered 'n broke, but the Landy is fine . :) LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Nope, just a big LS, breathed upon somewhat .. Spidertrax axles and basically built for the job .. :)
     
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    Dont know how I missed this post, must have been out of the country, Love you too.;)
     
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