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agg221

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I know it's a Series 1 but...
« on: April 20, 2021, 05:47:11 PM »

...have a look at picture 5:

auction: #284265323786

An alternative restoration technique for steering wheels - one for Wittsend's next project?

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Re: I know it's a Series 1 but...
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2021, 09:26:15 PM »

Ironically, the wheel boss and spokes look OK so it could probably be sent for professional restoration!

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Re: I know it's a Series 1 but...
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2021, 09:40:03 PM »

The truck seems in reasonable condition, given it's age, but that steering wheel is definitely a bit ropey.

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Re: I know it's a Series 1 but...
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2021, 07:32:31 AM »

And to think that in 2009 I paid only slightly more than the opening bid for a complete 80" which was running/driving and not an import. How times have changed :stars
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Re: I know it's a Series 1 but...
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2021, 07:58:09 AM »

Only a day away from a MOT :whistle
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Re: I know it's a Series 1 but...
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2021, 09:23:23 AM »

Australian inventiveness, bush mechanics, love it.
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Re: I know it's a Series 1 but...
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2021, 09:26:40 AM »

That will be Cross Channel Classics selling that.

Seeing as Richards are asking £4k for just a new chassis for an 80", It is pretty good value. The chassis could easily be straighten were dented and the bulkhead will be fine after a quick clean.
I have seen the Land Rovers he gets from Australia and they are solid in comparison with ones that spent their life in this damp country.

I do like the fencing wire steering wheel however....  :first

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Re: I know it's a Series 1 but...
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2021, 03:56:07 PM »

And to think that in 2009 I paid only slightly more than the opening bid for a complete 80" which was running/driving and not an import. How times have changed :stars

Same here, bought a 1951 lights through the grill for £2700 in 2010 and sold it for £3500 a few months later after sorting the brakes out. The prices have been climbing ever since, would have been a good investment had I held onto it.
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Re: I know it's a Series 1 but...
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2021, 08:53:48 PM »

I paid £1000 for an 20k miles 80” in 2009. Sold it in 2016 for £15000 after being in daily use for four years.
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