IDEA!!!!!!! owch it hurts my brain
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Land Rover Club Forum Index // Series 3 Discussions
View previous topic :: View next topic  

Is turning a series 3 into a look a like defender a crime?
yes of course it is you idiot!
94%
 94%  [ 33 ]
nope sounds great?
5%
 5%  [ 2 ]
Total Votes : 35

Author Message
EJParrott
Super user
Super user


Joined: 29 Oct 2006
Posts: 1862
Location: Rugby

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!NO!

Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

If you want a 90, buy one! Evil or Very Mad

The best thing about Series Landys is the recessed bonnet, when you're hanging half upside down in the engine bay trying to get things changed, trust me, that set back rad is brilliant - it gives you a great place to get a good firm foothold! And the chacacter of the Series with the set back rad - we wouldnt buy a defender because they are flat fronted, simple as that. When you see that set back panel, you know you're lookign at an old vehicle with history.

by all means put in a 200 TDI or 300 TDI, in this day and age i think we all need to consider cleaner more effecient engines, especially with the rising cost of fuel, but NO! dont change its looks!

Twisted Evil
_________________
There's only one tool in the Landy toolkit - a big hammer!
1983 SIII SWB Station Wagon
1966 SIIa LWB Truck Cab
1970 SIIa/SIII LWB Station Wagon
1971 SIII LWB 5-dr Commercial
2006 Honda VT750 C Shadow


Membership No. 5417
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
DavidD90
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Matt,

In answer to your question....you can put a 90 front end on the series 3 but any other similarities will stop there! Afterwards, you'll have an abortion of a Land-Rover and become the joke of the town where you live!!!!
Back to top
madmort
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ah mate... Rolling Eyes It's a virus that spreads all to easily and you should be vaccinated against it before it really takes hold Laughing

Part of the beauty and reason for buying a series landy is the front end... Apart from a Stage1 V8 it should really stay that way if you ask me... Smile

Each to their own and all that I guess but its a lot of work to ruin a perfectly good landy look if you ask me... Spend your money on tidying up the rest of the landy, save yourself a lot of hassle and hold your head proud...

If you want to upgrade the engine one day to say a 200Tdi then it is perfectly possible to fit everything in without messing with the front end Very Happy

Whatever you decide you'll get help and support from us but don't expect everyone to be happy with the idea... even if you are a normally sane person most the time... Laughing Wink
Back to top
MickeyJim
Super user
Super user


Joined: 29 Sep 2006
Posts: 289
Location: Sevenoaks, Kent

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I tend to agree. I've got a 110 that I use for 'best' and a S111 for playing with at weekends and as much as I like driving them both I reckon the series is a better looking motor mainly because the front end gives it that extra bit of character!
_________________
1976 Series 111 109 Ex-Military
2007 Defender 90 XS
2006 Mercedes SLK

Member No.5399

If you want to know the easiest way to do a job...Watch a lazy man do it!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
BLACKBEAST
Super user
Super user


Joined: 15 Nov 2006
Posts: 1181
Location: SWANSEA, SOUTH WALES

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i realy do hate this not blaming you matt but people but an s3 because its cheaper and then they turn it into what they can already buy but its twice the price but what they dont ralise is that they spend the money that they saved buying an s3 and promtley spend it on body pannels turning it into a defender it gets me all worked up just save up a bit longer and buy a damend 90 in the first place
_________________
1983 88" with lots of bits missing

1972 109" with an lt77 gearbox and a 2.25 desiel engine
l reg disco 200tdi

what more do i want?????

Member No. 5184
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
BLACKBEAST
Super user
Super user


Joined: 15 Nov 2006
Posts: 1181
Location: SWANSEA, SOUTH WALES

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
well just keep it a though and leave what was meant to be alone its almost as bad as you coming on here and saying "hay guys i drive a jeep" it's a crime to do that to a vintage vehicle Cool
_________________
1983 88" with lots of bits missing

1972 109" with an lt77 gearbox and a 2.25 desiel engine
l reg disco 200tdi

what more do i want?????

Member No. 5184
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
EJParrott
Super user
Super user


Joined: 29 Oct 2006
Posts: 1862
Location: Rugby

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
i think beasty got a bit wound up today!

i would say got out the wrong side of bed brother but there's only one side you can get out of!

Cool
_________________
There's only one tool in the Landy toolkit - a big hammer!
1983 SIII SWB Station Wagon
1966 SIIa LWB Truck Cab
1970 SIIa/SIII LWB Station Wagon
1971 SIII LWB 5-dr Commercial
2006 Honda VT750 C Shadow


Membership No. 5417
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
EJParrott
Super user
Super user


Joined: 29 Oct 2006
Posts: 1862
Location: Rugby

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
lol! you will get more appreciation for having a series! nice idea but no!
_________________
There's only one tool in the Landy toolkit - a big hammer!
1983 SIII SWB Station Wagon
1966 SIIa LWB Truck Cab
1970 SIIa/SIII LWB Station Wagon
1971 SIII LWB 5-dr Commercial
2006 Honda VT750 C Shadow


Membership No. 5417
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
BigJohn
Super user
Super user


Joined: 16 Jan 2006
Posts: 1825
Location: Vale of Glamorgan - South Wales

PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I don't think that this needed a poll. Laughing Laughing

The result would have been unanimous. Laughing
_________________
110 CSW 2.5 Petrol (soon to be gone).
TD5 Discovery.

Member 9329 (re-joined the club)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
madmort
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You don't have to leave it as is... I suppose you could do the conversion and just say its a repeat of something your old man did a long time ago... I could accept that... Wink

I guess some of us are stuffy stick in the muds... Laughing You go and do what the heck you want mate... its your landy... just don't expect any xmas/birthday cards from half the folk here after you do it... Wink Laughing
Back to top
madmort
Guest





PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2006 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I believe that some would despise a series 1 trial motor... but I guess to me as long as someone doesn't take a straight one and cut it up into little bits to make such a motor in this day and age then I don't mind... if they find a scrap one that has nothing left but a few panels and a vin plate then they're not doing it any worse are they... Very Happy

Plenty of shot series motors about for that sort of thing... A serious conversion for trialling will need lots of fun parts adding... fancy it myself some days but its a lot of hard work... Wink

When modding the series front end you can leave the series rad panel intact and just add the defender front and bonnet... Then if your popping round to a series purists you can swop em over if you like... Laughing Wink
Back to top
MaxAutobrake
Chatterbox
Chatterbox


Joined: 19 Mar 2006
Posts: 13
Location: Leeds

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
You can't beat the appearance of a Series III front end. It would be a sacrilege to try and make it a flat-front!

By the way, what does "lol" mean Question My daughter(13) uses it a lot in her texts to mates but doesn't really know for sure what it means - lots of laughs? lots of love? laugh out loud? I'm obviously an old fa*t and don't understand the modern lingo!
_________________
1977 Series 3 SWB 2.25 petrol
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
madmort
Guest





PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
lots of laughs or laughing out loud both work mate... Wink lul is luv you loads... there's lots more but try not to get into it if you can... Wink
Back to top
Robbo
Super user
Super user


Joined: 15 Apr 2006
Posts: 739
Location: Kings lynn, Norfolk

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
dont do it!
_________________
Daisy - 1975 2.25 Petrol Safari Station Wagon - original spec...
Membership No: 5376

If God stopped caring then you really would be stuffed...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
SeriousIII
Super user
Super user


Joined: 13 Jan 2006
Posts: 953
Location: Scopwick, Lincs, (about 10 miles from RimmerBros)

PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Nah dont do it mate. Spend the money on getting the engine running sweetly, or smartening up the interior, but dont make it into something it's not.

Thats my humble opinion anyway Rolling Eyes
_________________
Miles

Membership No. 5160
They doesn't accelerate, they mature
__________________________________
No land rover at present, maybe in the future
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Land Rover Club Forum Index // Series 3 Discussions All times are GMT
Goto page 1, 2, 3  Next
Page 1 of 3

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum