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What do I call my Landy? (Not names!)

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by SelenaRGJ, Jun 12, 2018.

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  1. SelenaRGJ

    SelenaRGJ Member

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    Hi

    I have a 1986 110 Land Rover hard top. It’s not a series and it’s not a defender, so what do I call it? When people ask me there’s no simple way of telling them (‘it’s a 110 Land Rover’ ‘oh a Defender’ ‘no earlier than that’ ‘oh a Series 3?’ ‘No later than that!’) ! Unless you guys know of a simple description!!
     
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    it's a one-ten

    Call it a series 4, really **** with them.
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Mine's a 90 ... yours is a 110 ... simples .. ;)
     
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    Series 3.5, the directors cut

    Mines a 90 from 1989. That can confuse......It's a 1989-90......Not helped by the defender sticker on on the front and the 200TDI Defender engine!
     
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    Paul D Glass rep for South Yorkshire LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Heheheh, yeah, mine's an '89 90, with a 300Tdi engine, axles ... and other bits! .... I mostly just tell people it's a Landrover, or a shthole when it falls apart ... ;)
     
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    Ask my mum and she'll call it a Jeep, every single bloody time :)
     
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    Trench Rat Well-Known Member

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    I took my friend to a job interview and he told me that Land Rovers are types of Jeeps because "Jeep" is the vehicle style.
     
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    Probably didn't get the job then due to lack of attention to detail !:rolleyes:
     
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    You didn't thrash him too soundly one hopes?


    jeep.jpeg
     
  10. Trench Rat

    Trench Rat Well-Known Member

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    He got the job, despite having spilt pepsi down his shirt having lunch before the interview.
    Nah, he's a little odd bless him, also known him too long to get mad at anything he does now.
     
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    I have no issues with folks calling my 90 a "Jeep". Like it or not, that's where the LR idea came from, and it was, and still is a very capable vehicle. Try buying an original jeep.
     
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    Nevertheless, a Landrover is NOT a Jeep.
     
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    Neither was a "Jeep" until the name stuck. A bit like Jerry Cans I suppose.
     
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    Lot's of things were called Jeep - source wikipedia
    "The word "jeep" however, was used as early as World War I, as US Army slang for new uninitiated recruits, or by mechanics to refer to new unproven vehicles. In 1937, tractors which were supplied by Minneapolis Moline to the US Army were called jeeps. A precursor of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was also referred to as the jeep.[34]"

    Not forgetting my personal favorite, Eugene the Jeep from Popeye, in #9 :D
     
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    It’s a one ten.
     
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    Jeep is now a generic term used to describe 4x4 or 4x4ish vehicles the same way PC is used to describe a computer
     
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    Disagree, PC is an acronym. Calling a Landy a Jeep is a travesty :)
     
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    Since when? Only by people who can't tell them apart or, don't know the difference between a Focus and an Astra.
     
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    They are both cars
    well yes and no
    1) PC is short for personal computer or IBM PC. The first personal computer produced by IBM was called the PC, and increasingly the term PC came to mean IBM or IBM-compatible personal computers, to the exclusion of other types of personal computers, such as Macintoshes.
     
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    Tell them yer got a tratter. When they ask what's a tratter. Tell them a long wheel base land rover.
     
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