Color - traditional, clone or something a bit different.....
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what color would you go for.....
Orange and black (as per the attached link)
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Masai red and limestone roof (with stripes) county clone
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Original marine blue and limestone roof
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Defender khaki green with black roof
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2017 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
That John Brown 90 would look ok without the wheel arches, and with an orange bonnet, IMO.

When a previous owner of my SIII rebuilt it he had it repainted from Marine blue to red; sadly in the 20 years since, the red has dulled badly, very noticeable when the bonnet is open.

When I get it back on the road I'll probably repaint it; either back to marine blue, or if I could pluck up the courage, bright yellow...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
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your truck is what it is - I think Land Rovers looking like they're pretending to be a different model to what they are look ridiculous - they just look like the owner couldn't afford the real thing and doesn't appreciate what he's actually got. Ok I've said enuf - I'll shut up now


I'm with you. I've not seen this sentiment put better. There's nothing worse than to imitate, and do it loudly.

That er, 'thing' is an abortion. There's a line between a few pragmatic mods to make something work, and failing to value what you had in the first.

It's architectural match would be putting digital clock-faces to 'Big Ben'.

It's not the orange. It's about execution. There is indeed a very nice Santana done orange, it looks right.

What we have here is a mess. I say, its our patriotic duty as an internet users to tell him, he's a hopeless cretin.



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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There is indeed a very nice Santana done orange, it looks right.


Is that the Santana seen from time to time in CLR mag, and which now lives in Ireland? - I really like the look of that, very photogenic.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yup, the very same. Schnice. I'd be very proud to have an orange leafer when it's that one. Wouldn't touch it, promise. When will you send?...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
If I was given it, I'd have to repaint it same day.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I trust you mean the vehicle right at the top of this thread on page 1 and not the vehicle we've just been talking about.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nice colour, nice looking truck, and this one is for sale:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/283400314542?ul_noapp=true
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
10k+ all day long

Lovely, lovely,lovely if funds allowed it would be a no brainier, adore the colour
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Although didn't the RAC have orange landies for a time?, like the AA had yellow ones
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
That's a nice motor Geoff - wonder if he has any spare front panels going cheap.....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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Although didn't the RAC have orange landies for a time?, like the AA had yellow ones


Probably - but I doubt they were Stage Ones
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Shame. Never mind, there is a yellow brick road locally - bound to be one down there.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yule wrote:
That's a nice motor Geoff - wonder if he has any spare front panels going cheap...


I keep telling you, Paul - there ain't no such thing as a cheap Stage 1 rad grille (I assume that's what you mean) In fact, there's no such thing as a cheap anything relating to Stage Ones if it's a unique part, unless you're very patient and look under a lot of rocks - I did find a nice Stage 1 bumper on a farm in Derbyshire for 40 a couple of years ago to replace the horrid black Defender one that was on my limestone Stage 1 when I bought it. The seller had no idea it was anything special. Then a couple of NOS ones turned up on ebay, so I bought one for 100 + delivery anyway - it was on the south coast - I seriously considered buying both and driving down to get them - they were probably the last new ones in the world - I know someone else bought Dunsfold's last one.

The last time I saw a cheap Stage 1 grille, it was in Australia - or I would have bought it - again the seller didn't know what it was - described it as 'military' and had fitted it to the rad panel upside down! (even drilling holes specially in said panel to make it fit that way Rolling Eyes Sad )
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yup, if it's a rare part and sold for what it is, parts for leafers don't come cheap. Extremely desirable parts are held by those that know their worth or these days put to eBay where others do. They sell accordingly.

eg: I know exactly what my own stash of S2 parts is worth, and because some are very unique, and every man-jack wants such things, it's not even the money, it's finding the like.

You can read it all the time on forums, cries of "It's NOT worth that!" It clearly is.

It's not a buyers' market. Obscure parts won't be getting cheaper. Hence if you see something rare, be glad you did, and pay it.

Not my first choice for a colour, the colour will hold it back, but I'd drive it. The Stagey is worth 12000-15000 all day. The colour might see it go to less.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2019 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Its knowing what to buy for stash though, some parts are in remanufacture, some unique but unlikely to ever be required, others an unknown quantity
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