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Collected my new overland vehicle

Discussion in 'Expeditions' started by cartoonhead, Feb 24, 2018.

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  1. cartoonhead

    cartoonhead Active Member

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    That really looks good, you must be very pleased.... but a bit bright and shiny for an Exped truck...are you going to muddy it up a bit? ;)
     
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    nice, the 130's are superb, lots of insdie space and lots of storage space.
     
  4. cartoonhead

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    That is the plan :rolleyes:

    Will be doing some prep work to the vehicle - auxiliary fuel tank and water tank, hardtop canopy on the back, full length roof rack, roof tent, awning and a steering guard. I'll document everything here. First major run will be a month around Spain and Portugal in August and if that goes well I'll be handing in my notice and go off overlanding for a year or so in it (not sure where yet).
     
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    Recaro seats and a momo steering wheel fitted in the snow - comfort is essential in a overland vehicle.. Well it is for me anyway after a month in Morocco in my 90 destroyed my back!
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    Will you be doing a seperate build thread for this or will you update everything here?
     
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    Probably here unless a mod moves it!
     
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    Alright so done a few things to the 130:
    - canvas and sticks off ready for when the hardtop arrives
    - blindo wheels fitted (turning circle is soooooooo much better now)
    - dirt d-fenders fitted to hopefully stop too much dirt getting up the sides
    - genuine LR raised air intake fitted
    - cargo bear roof rack fitted (rack over the cab and I have 3x cargo bear roof bars to go over the hardtop at the back for the roof tent)

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    Oh I forgot to add - front bumper has been replaced with a HD first four unit with square hitch receiver and the standard tow bar has been replaced with one that has a hitch receiver and a hitch drop plate.

    I'm got a portable warn winch coming that will be mountable front or rear on these hitches.
     
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    I'd take the number plate off your posts if I were you. You never know who's looking.
     
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    You might want to fit a better pedal lock than the one in your photo. Those clutch claws don't have a good reputation, easy to remove. I have fitted the Adrenalin item in me photos.
     
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    Yeah I was pretty disappointed with the clutch claw - I’ve also got a disklok fitted as well but I’ll probably pickup a better pedal lock at the next show.
     
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    +1 for decent pedal lock, I've got a shire fabrications it's basic but heavy duty.

    Landy looks awesome
     
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    I very like that mate.
     
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    Do you have your old wheels going spare? Looks great so far!! +1 for a shire pedal lock
     
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    They will be up for sale at Sodbury sort out this weekend :D
     
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    Would love to hear more about your travel plans,. I live in Spain, travel a lot in morrocco, but like yourself, looking to take at least a year out to travel..
    You’re Land Rover looks great..
     
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    No need for the heated seats then?
     
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    I don't think the OP's bovvered. :rolleyes:
     
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    Clearly not. Its not like these sorts of vehicles get nicked just when at their best and fully tarted up and somehow magically stolen and placed in overseas containers is it?
     
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