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Seen a Landy for sale with an observation hatch in the roof, any ideas?

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Lady, Feb 8, 2015.

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  1. Lady

    Lady New Member

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    Hi all, I'm thinking of swapping my old Landy 90 for a nearly new one, as I'm not very practical at repairs and just want a reliable one that doesn't need much tinkering!

    The one I've seen for sale has an observation hatch in the roof , it says for shooting and country sports. I've been to look at it and it's a tidy job, but the garage couldn't give me any more info and the sales guy said it may be a factory fit- do LR fit these at factory?
    Anyone else got experience of these? It looks ok but I wouldn't use it, and would probably need a need roof panel if it gets leaky?
    Any thoughts much appreciated.
     
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    biketeacherdave Well-Known Member

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    no idea on the modern stuff but usually the only roof hatches iv experienced have been on military vehicles so check to see if its ex military
     
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    If it looks ok and is sealed and locks nicely i wouldnt be too worried.
     
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    barmatt Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    don't know if you can buy them from the factory like that but there's quite a few round here with hatches used for shooting. Not an issue really so long as it's a tidy job and doesn't leak.
     
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    You could always swap the roof if you're happy with the rest of the vehicle but don't want the hatch.
     
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    These hatches would not be seen on vehicles still on the production assembly line but Land Rover has a department called Special Vehicle Operations that could handle it easily. Could be a good mod for Ed China of Wheeler Dealers, if you have seen him driving a sports car you will know what I mean.
    If you do buy this vehicle you will be able to park in some very narrow parking spaces !
    Or transport the occasional sapling or fruit tree.
     
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    Dippypud Never Knowingly Understood

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    Sounds like Jones van from Dads Army :

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeSE3qtZWUM
     
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