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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
This was what I looked at btw https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/charterhouse-auctions/catalogue-id-cav10146/lot-b6c70054-9331-4782-8b60-a7060112611f
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Glad you were not driven to bidding and ending up with a lemon! As for an ex MOD 109, why not? Many are 24 volt which could work well as a camper. Also I have to say I do like the idea of owning something that has protected our little Island by our heroic chaps......
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I drove a LWB109 all over the Falklands in 1992 - marvellous choice of vehicle. Carries sh*t loads of gear and will go practically anywhere - what's not to like?
regards, a heroic chap (thanks Adie)
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Evening Mightyquin.
Looks like you had a lucky escape. I looked on the website and it appears nobody bid for it so it shows how popular it wasn't.
I agree with Adie. An ex MOD hard top is a very good idea but 24 volt systems can be expensive for bits but they are available.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thank you all again for your help and advice - I'm glad I wend to see the Landy today - viewing it with the information offered here has learnt me a lot already and is very much appreciated.

There were a couple of others there that I was able to look at too, for comparison. It was also the first time I've sat behind the wheel of a Landy, certainly the driving position will take some getting used to!

My search will continue…(and I'll have more questions along the way I'm sure!).
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hello again Mightyquin

Well done on not being tempted.

Your test now is to not be tempted into buying the first ex-MOD Landy which comes along.

In my opinion, they will be your best bet, when you search look in this order:
Ex-Royal Navy - find one used only on an aircraft carrier or within the confines of a naval base. Low mileage and good nick.
Ex-RAF - well looked after and usually only used around airfields or on Chinook/field support.
Ex-Army (REME or Logistic Corp) - well looked after but will have been driven long distances over mixed terrain.
Ex-Para or SAS - shagged and dropped from high places.

Ex-coastguard is also a good bet.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Like it, thanks Geoff,good point about ex Para vehicles!! LOL
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
An Ex MOD 109 Ambulance would make a fabulous camper, however probably above your budget? Anyone know what the going rate is for these?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Could be any price Adie - all down to condition as usual.

How about a nice forward control lol?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Cor, if only, Yule!

Anyone got a spare £10k to hand? I'd like an Arctic use one, please, with full winterisation and white paint job.

PM me when you've got it and I'll give you my address for delivery.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi all,

I've seen a straight from mod 110 defender today very straight bodywork, 2.5 diesel, offered motd for £4700 - thoughts?

Could be a chance to get an unmodified example to do what I want with.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Private sale or from one of the contracted companies that 'Demob' them?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Some demob place I've seen on my travels today, they would register and mot it for me.

Nervous as I am so 'new' to Landys but body wise it's the best I've seen for my budget, and I'm assured its mechanically good (although the fuel filter pipe was leaking a fine jet of diesel but they'd get that sorted with the mot).

Decisions....
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Evening mightyquin.
Give it a thorough check, bulkhead, chassis etc and find out when the timing belt was last changed. If you do decide to buy then get a new belt fitted as part of the deal. The 2.5 diesel is no speedster but is solid and reliable as, unlike the turbo version, it is understressed.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Also see if the military service record comes with it - not only will it show the work done on the vehicle, it will give an indication of where it's been.
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