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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 2:50 pm    Post subject: Hello from Chichester - West Sussex Reply with quote
Hi One and All

I've just purchased a Land Rover S3 SWB 1978, one owner from new, 63,000 miles last weekend up in Shropshire. It's a little mouldy in places, but there is little rust and the Chassis seems perfect.
It also came with a trailer - which I didn't really want, but it would have been mean to have left it with the people I bought it off.
She hadn't moved for 18 months since the owner died. The battery had been changed in September - and she started with the first turn of the key.

Tomorrow back up to Shropshire to get her home on a trailer.

Let me know what you think - (hope the Flicr link below works) - but I think she's a beaut!
https://flic.kr/s/aHskU5VPcb
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome rfurber, petrol or diesel. Any help just ask, no question is ever stupid on this forum.
It looks OK but what's the chassis and bulkhead like? The trailer looks very useful so you should have no problems selling it if you don't want it.
I used to make deliveries in and around Chichester and got to know it very well including the infamous bypass.
There was a Land Rover business then at Runcton.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome along rfurber.

As Alan says, very important to check that bulkhead for rust.

Enjoy the trials and tribulations of Landy ownership.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome to the forum.
We are ready for any questions you may have.

Looks good, what are your plans for this vehicle?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi and welcome Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi
Shes petrol, and Im pretty confident the bulkhead is mostly rust free, but shes booked in with a specialist on Monday for a check over
Our boys would like us to convert her to a canvas - from Exmoor - but Im not sure. Whats the consensus?
I am going to order Exmoors new interior - looks pretty good??
The plan is to keep her as our weekend car for many many years.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi and welcome to the club and forum.

Looks like youve got a nice little Landy there. Id Change as little as possible if its as original as the pictures would suggest. Let us know how you get on with it though.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Welcome. I think original is best.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2019 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Afternoon rfurber.
I've got Exmoor Trim high back seats in my Series 3. They're very comfortable.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I am probably going down the Exmoor route myself. If you do decide to, make sure you keep everything so that you can put it back in the future - all these parts are only going to get rarer and more expensive.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yule wrote:
If you do decide to, make sure you keep everything so that you can put it back in the future - all these parts are only going to get rarer and more expensive.

I totally agree Smile
I have spent quite a bit of time and money getting Daisy back to original spec myself (and getting spares) Smile
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