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What was the last "proper" Landy?

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by Freetime101, Jul 17, 2014.

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What was the last "proper" Landy

  1. 1: Early Series IIA - last with lights in the middle

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  2. 2: Late Series IIA - last with an all metal dash and "proper" windscreen hinges

    6 vote(s)
    6.4%
  3. 3: Series III - last leafer

    10 vote(s)
    10.6%
  4. 4: Defender 200TDI - before electrickery in the engine

    37 vote(s)
    39.4%
  5. 5: Defender TD5 - still had vent flaps

    14 vote(s)
    14.9%
  6. 6: Defender Puma - still got the looks

    17 vote(s)
    18.1%
  7. 7: As long as it's got a green oval it's a "proper" Landy!

    9 vote(s)
    9.6%
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  1. the_wolf

    the_wolf Well-Known Member

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    The doors don't shut properly is down to user maintenance, not the build. Can't pass comment on the vents, Ive never used them.

    Anyway the series one barely has any bloody doors
     
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    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

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    my father bought a new series in 76 and it was reasonably well built ,he bought another new one in 81 ,chassis rotted within 6 years amongst much other stuff it was a complete landy build course in one vehicle,but neither had the thickness of panel or quality of steel for chassis as the 58 2a he also had, its well know chassis rot was an issue on any series after 1980
     
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    I had a '66 S2a and a friend had a S3 (I forget the model year) and I know they both had full thickness panels because we used to take the pee out of another mate's Ninety which had puddles on the wing tops when it rained where they'd been leant on during maintenance.. I'm intrigued now :scratching_chin:
     
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    1980 was the time lr rationalised, if that means much i dont know
     
  5. Dr_evil

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    my 1975 S3 is in better condition than the 90 I've got in for welding too :p the chassis on the 90 is made from more patches than original steel!
     
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    read this..
    so i go back to m post of my 1991 disco 200 is better.
    in the 3 months i spent under it, not a splatter of weld on any chassis part needed..
    it was the bits connecting to the chassis plus sill, behind the front lights, and bumper ends being plastic tat that needed doing..
    6 years later, living next to the sea, only can see the near side sill box section lower part needs doing for mot...
    chassis is still just fine....

    have got some spotty bits breaking out round the rear wheel arch near side...
    bloody salty puddles..
     
  7. samc88

    samc88 Drivels spiritual representative

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    I cant say much about factory build quality as my series was rebuilt once before me or my granddad had it :D And not brilliantly either, the bulkhead isnt square, it sits about 2" further forward on one side than the other :D

    I like the simplicity of the older land rovers, far far easier to work on than the TD5 my dad has
     
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    Turboman Rural Activist

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    Some 90/110 do have turbos! ;)

    But in a way I agree, 90/110 were the last landies without model names, real landies just have wheelbases.
     
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    I have to go with the Puma version as I've got one on order!

    I see the point about it not being as easy to work on as the older ones, and I'm amazed by some of the build threads on here. But I have neither the space nor the time nor the skill to do that kind of thing (much as I wish I did) so I guess it's going to have to be proper enough for me :)
     
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    you have a ford transit in disguise though
     
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    At least it's a good disguise.

    I used to own a transit minibus. That was a bad disguise.
     
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    Series 1, it was the downfall once they started to put door handles on the outside!
     

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    these weren't too bad though...
     

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    not quite as good..
     

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    the series 3 wasn't too bad though, i had at least 2 of them!...
     

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    the lwb s3 with soft top wasn't too bad but was the 110 v8 pick up any better?
    picture missed, will add in next post! doh
     
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    hmm the series looks the better out of those 2
     
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    nearly at the end of the ones that i've owned....suspect that i'm going to say that the last one is the best!
     

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    the latest, the 90 v8 looks the same, the garden is different.
     

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