1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

Bristol area

Discussion in 'South West' started by Dixie1985, Jun 27, 2018.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. Dixie1985

    Dixie1985 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Posts:
    63
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    South west
    Hi all
    Wondering if anyone local to bristol area would like to start having a land rover/4x4 meet on a regular basis as I don't think there is one local. Already 3 to 4 off us that have a lot to do with each other.
    Thought it would be nice to build that community to in involve others.
    Let me know if your I interested and I'll happily put something together.
    If nothing else a cold drink in the sunshine with other land rover /4x4 owners sounds good to me.
     
  2. resto_d1

    resto_d1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2018
    Posts:
    1,768
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I am fairly close to bath and would be keen. My disco is half a disco at the moment though! Will also be looking for some localish green lanes once shes built.
     
  3. DextheMax

    DextheMax Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Posts:
    49
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Aymestrey
    Bristol isn't that far.. i am near Leominster.. didn't see anyone closer..
     
  4. Dixie1985

    Dixie1985 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Posts:
    63
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    South west
    I'm bang in the middle of bristol and bath there quite a few green lanes local to us here and especially up around radstock area. And there's always sailsbury area only down the road when it's not on fire of course lol
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2018
  5. Dixie1985

    Dixie1985 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Posts:
    63
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    South west
    Leominster isn't that up near Hereford? Fair old drive. But of course my knowledge of where places are isn't the best lol if we can get something arranged welcome none the less
     
  6. resto_d1

    resto_d1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2018
    Posts:
    1,768
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    I know Radstock. Really want to get out and about and learn the 4wd when she's built. I've had 4wd drive trucks (dmax, hilux etc) but only even used the low range once when I got stuck in a car park fishing lol.

    If you ever fancy ripping your hands apart or getting weld spatter in your hair pop round for a coffee :D
     
  7. Dixie1985

    Dixie1985 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Posts:
    63
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    South west
    Fire me a message when you want a hand weld splatter doesn't bother me lol I'm more than happy to come and help.
     
  8. resto_d1

    resto_d1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2018
    Posts:
    1,768
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Cheers! That's good of you. Are you handy with the welder/spanners?

    Could definitely do with a hand when I get to the boot floor. I'm sure @dieseldog69 would enjoy doing another boot too. He's a sucker for a distressed disco o_O

    I'll let you know and fire the BBQ up when I buy the boot floor. Maybe have a bbq fueld resto party! Gotta do my mounts and chassis sections first. Couple weekends there yet. Would really like to get her road worthy within a couple months. Have a look at the steep learning curve project thread
     
    dieseldog69 likes this.
  9. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2005
    Posts:
    82,480
    Likes Received:
    8,126
    Location:
    Embasinga stocæ
    mite be worth considering replacing the complete cross member if the floor is out?
     
  10. resto_d1

    resto_d1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2018
    Posts:
    1,768
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Definitely - shes shot!

    YRM full requirements for boot floor and read crossmember comes out about 320 prior to delivery. I then need to order and arch tub from froggats as don't want to patch the other side up like this one I don't think. I'll know when I get onto that side.Think I'll buy next payday
     
  11. Dixie1985

    Dixie1985 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Posts:
    63
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    South west
    Been a while since of wielded a welder and used to things much thicker than vehicle metal but metals metal I suppose. As for wielding spanners that I'm more than confident in still learning on the landys (first one owned) but vw aircooled engine change on m5 qualifys me at being stupid enough to attempt most stuff. Lol

    As for the 'steep learning curve' thread that was actually the second thread I read through on the forum
     
  12. resto_d1

    resto_d1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2018
    Posts:
    1,768
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    :D Yes first landy for me too. Actually seems far more logical and straight forward than the jap stuff I cut my teeth (and hands) on.

    Would definitely be worth while sorting out a little meet. Would help me learn more about the landys and pick peoples brains too!
     
  13. Dixie1985

    Dixie1985 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Posts:
    63
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    South west
    To learn about landys and pick peoples brains you'd need to talk to Sean he's a absolute treasure chest of land rover information. Altho for some reason claims he doesn't understand how to engage locking diffs on his series. (I'm sure he enjoys watching the rest of us get covered in crap and fall over lol)
     
  14. jamesmartin

    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Posts:
    81,205
    Likes Received:
    11,486
    Location:
    louth lincs
    theres no locking diffs on a std series
     
  15. Dixie1985

    Dixie1985 Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2018
    Posts:
    63
    Likes Received:
    8
    Location:
    South west
    Well that's something new I've learnt today so thank you.
    But I'm guessing as they are there it must be modified then.
     
  16. private penguin

    private penguin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2016
    Posts:
    1,136
    Likes Received:
    664
    Location:
    bristol
    Also based locally to you (live Bath area, work near Bristol) - would be good to meet up at some point!
     
    resto_d1 likes this.
  17. DextheMax

    DextheMax Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Posts:
    49
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Aymestrey
    I got a really nice welder, if its needed and loads of spanners, impact drivers and sorts ;)
     
    resto_d1 likes this.
  18. resto_d1

    resto_d1 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2018
    Posts:
    1,768
    Likes Received:
    1,015
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Got the welder just as per my thread it's all a learning curve! You local too?
     
  19. DextheMax

    DextheMax Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2018
    Posts:
    49
    Likes Received:
    9
    Location:
    Aymestrey
    Not local local, but i do know the area and never afraid to give a helping hand as welding and metal cutting is my profession :).
    And builder, and handyman and anything else lol
     
    resto_d1 likes this.
  20. dieseldog69

    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

    Joined:
    May 21, 2010
    Posts:
    8,407
    Likes Received:
    6,090
    Location:
    Back in the UK, Sunny Hampshire.
    I am a sucker for a lost cause, ahem, sorry a sob story :rolleyes: :D

    Just waiting on my bottle of gas and I'll start up the sparkle maker at home to join in the fun that is known as setting ones self on fire with molten metal :eek:

    Long way up for me but if we're gonna make a day of it out on the lanes/spannering/setting fire to stuff I'm in ;)
     
    resto_d1 likes this.
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >