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Ex-military series 3 softop.

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Boner, Feb 7, 2008.

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  1. Boner

    Boner New Member

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    Need advice on this landy.

    Going to veiw it on saturday. Guy wants £2500ono. Totally unmolested from service so comes with evryhting including machine gun mounts:)
    guy ahd it checked with some landy owners club and evryhting seems to match up to its history. Its ex-parashute regiment. Going to give it a good test drive then crawl underneathy for a prod and poke about so anyhting i need to look for on ex-miltary landys.

    Advice would be appriciated.

    Cheers
    Boner
     

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    slob Well-Known Member

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    clutch check yer clutch. them paras int gentle wiff clutches. and its parachute not shute
     
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    Tatooboo New Member

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    Make sure ya dont view it in a forest cos ya wont see it with all that camo netting...
    Or worse youll buy it and then loose it as soon as ya given the keys..
    Looks nice though,
    D:D :D
     
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    defenderdavie New Member

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    if ya buy it dont leave all the bits on it if you leave it parked in the street or they,ll end up on ebay
     
  5. The Mad Hat Man

    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    i dont think the polees like the idea of sprayin ya numberplate wiv black paint either.;)
     
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    defenderdavie New Member

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    dont you have to re register them on civvy plates
     
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    Boner.. That truck is bad!! (as in good!!)

    Ive got a 1986 Ex-Mod which also has the pioneer tools on it. I suppose it depends on where you live but ive never had a problem with people trying to nick them. Still maybe worth drilling through them and bolting them down!

    One thing to note is whether it is 12 or 24v. Its not the end of the world if its 24v but some of the parts are more expensive as they are not so standard.

    Also enquire as to whether the engine has bee re-conned. Many ex-MOD trucks are reconditioned prior to them being sold to the civilian market. If it has, then normally there will be a plate on the engine stating when it was done.

    Other than that... If its in good nick, the price looks about right.

    Good luck with it!
     
  8. Davec

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    Do you have any photos of it in service? I may be wrong, I hope for your sake I am, but it looks to me more like someone's idea of what a Para LR should look like. Particularly surprised at the lack of sills and civvey rear crossmember.
     
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    defenderdavie New Member

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    been looking at pics and have my doubts as well
    as the paras are light infantry there fore the dont use many vehicles and the ones they do tend to be lightweights

    heres some pics to compare, see what you think
     
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    defenderdavie New Member

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    having to resize them will post in a bit
     
  11. slob

    slob Well-Known Member

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    para int light infantry, them is airborne and don't like being referred to as craphats.

    if its ex mil its will have twin fuel tanks and a convoy light that shines onto the white painted diff. if its ex mil but civvy spec it unlikey the paras or any other mob would have tarted it up for patrol work.
     
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    defenderdavie New Member

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    fair point slob
    them are "light role infantry(airmobile)"
    ma point was they like to sling things under helicopters and lights is better for that

    but am getting off the point

    try contacting the regts museum on 01252349619
    emails airborne@btconnect.com

    have a look here Land Rovers - Vehicle Histories

    here slob was ya a para then
     
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    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    Fook orf he was thrown outta cubs for bin a prat. he were allas hanging round but usually it were skools not the end of a parachute
     
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    defenderdavie New Member

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    why the remark about crap hats offending etc
     
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    close ah got thrown outta cubs fer letting banger orf in the cub hut. the paras wus a bit more fergiveing if yer had thinks wot done BANG
     
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    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    Cos he's got nowt better to do wiv his life but spend all day googling obscure **** on tinternet.
     
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    cos infantry is craphats and the paras dint like to be associated with craphats
     
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    her slob n red is it just am on the rong freds or is it affy quiet the night
    a got ma bottle here an every thin an seems deed
     
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    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    Might have summat to do wiv it been a friday and anyone wiv a life has gone to the pub. leaving us sad fookers home alone.
     
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    they dint have internet when i lurnt all about craphats and paras, just cos you dint know bout it dunt mean its abskewered.
     
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