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Series 1 trailer
« on: June 15, 2021, 09:56:49 PM »

Hi,
Posting this on behalf of a friend who needs advice.
Its an 80 inch I believe that was converted to a trailer.
It may still have the original running gear.
She would like to know if it’s just a trailer and get rid for £200 or is it worth more in spare parts.
She may be able to get the chassis number as the front end was kept by a friend but is having difficulty contacting them.
I advised to register with the S1 forum but you have to join the club.
Any advice much appreciated.
Thank you
P.S I’ll try to post some pics
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2021, 09:57:53 PM »

Some pics
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2021, 09:59:38 PM »

More (I hope)
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2021, 10:01:19 PM »

And again
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2021, 11:36:22 PM »

You don’t have to join the series 1 club, you can register and use the forum without joining the club.
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2021, 03:27:24 AM »

Hi,

I assume that a tidy 80" tub is worth a few bob?  Back axle? I wouldn't bother with the original springs.
 
Way back in my days at DVLA, I pondered (in my own time) on the legality of converting the back end of a van into trailer. I had read something in the DVLA rules (VED offences, and presumably insurance) that a motor vehicle does not cease to be a motor vehicle, just because the engine has been removed.

I have also read that a vehicle on a ROW (and presumably anywhere else that the public have a RIGHT to access, even if they have to pay) must have registration plates, and a V5. Would that imply an SVA, if the chassis had be altered?

 :can_of_worms  :can_of_worms   :can_of_worms  , so I kept my mouth shut ... until now.

And then there is the matter of brakes. The ACTUAL LADEN  WEIGHT of an unbraked trailer must not exceed 750kgs, nor 50% of the kerbweight of the tow car. Probably irrelevant, but keep it in mind. I suspect (no more than that) that Sankey brakes are related to Series hand brakes ... rod operated and single leading shoes.

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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2021, 09:04:44 AM »

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You don’t have to join the series 1 club, you can register and use the forum without joining the club.
Thanks I’ve now registered  :tiphat

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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #7 on: June 16, 2021, 09:37:38 AM »

If that is a Birmingham Land Rover badge on the back that is worth £60 on ebay alone.

I see you have posted on the series one club now so sure someone out there will be willing to buy it for the tub alone although people will buy anything for an 80", likely the chassis half will live on as well.

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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #8 on: June 16, 2021, 10:19:28 AM »

There's a whole load of regulations regarding trailers these days does the trailer comply or does it predate these rules?

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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #9 on: June 16, 2021, 02:36:32 PM »

If it were here in the States I'd definitely make her a generous offer 'as is'.  I want a trailer made out of the rear end of a Rover.  Unfortunately LR rear-ends with the corresponding section of chassis and axle are rather hard to find in my area.
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #10 on: June 16, 2021, 02:57:50 PM »

There's a whole load of regulations regarding trailers these days does the trailer comply or does it predate these rules?

Alec

I'm sure that all the home-made trailers pre-date "the rules"....  cough.   
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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2021, 03:00:24 PM »

Surprised no one has mentioned yet that it has a tow bar itself and seems to have another trailer hooked onto it.

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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2021, 03:24:07 PM »


people will buy anything for an 80", likely the chassis half will live on as well.


 It isn't an 80"  .... the tub etc is for 86 / 88  :tiphat
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« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2021, 03:29:42 PM »

I did wonder that at first but the length between the door opening and the wheel arch didn't look long enough to me?
It's hard to see from the angle of the photo if the door opening face on the trailer angles forwards at the bottom or if it is straight?

Here is my 86" version.

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Re: Series 1 trailer
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2021, 03:58:24 PM »

I’ll ask for a better picture side on.
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