She Is Finally On The Road!

in cars •  17 days ago 

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After a year and a half, stalled by two unexpected overseas trips for funerals and two boat restorations, our 1973 Series Landrover is on the road. Complete with a full engine restoration, and new or reconditioned everything, she is running sweet, bar a few tweaks as we go.

The fun bit for me was designing and making the centre console with a bit of sasssafras we had bought in Tassie about 10 years ago. I do like our SAAB seats which make for a more comfortable drive.

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Here are a few pictures before we put the roofracks on. So much fun taking her down a riverroad.

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The side windows were a nightmare. It took us weeks to source the rubber and the guy send us the wrong ones three times. They also are NOT easy to put in!

We took her for a longer run this morning, resulting in a long list of things to adjust and fine tune, which is to be expected.

Oh, we also put a table on the backdoor. We have lots of interesting ideas for the interior but we don't have time or money for that now. We will use our cookbox set up, which I have posted about before - more pictures to share after our camping trip next week.

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I am pretty proud of this man for working his was off to get this done before we head overseas.

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I remember this vechicle from a movie called 'Ace Ventura' with Jim Carrey. You just got me to want to watch that movie again!

Oh and also, awesome project. I love how tall this Landrover is and the wheels are so thin haha :D good job, man

Oh cool, was it the same colour? The new James bond film has a blue one!!!

Oh cool, was it the
Same colour? The new James bond
Film has a blue one!!!

                 - riverflows


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Yeeeaah booyy

that looks like fun! :)

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Ha, glad you like it!!! It is fun. Oh and by the way, glad you found that recipe too.

That's a nice looking classic thanks for sharing enjoy your trip 👍🏾🍻 !BEER @tipu curate

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Oooh, thanks for the beer and the tipu! xxx Thankyou!

No problem 👍🏾


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Woohoo back on the road awesome well done 👍

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Yay! Yes, very happy. A bit of fine tuning but gee I'm stoked it's finally on the road! And the man is happy too. In fact he's out there tinkering now still lol....

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That looks like a fun car to drive.

It's tricky to drive, but yeah I guess you could call it fun! I spend my time freaking out - like - AAAAH YOU AREN'T GOING DOWN THERE ARE YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU...............

I'm not sure what's more impressive - the suspension or the central cup holder!

Last time I camped a couple pulled up in one of those with a full-on tent system on top, which I thought was pretty cool!

Oh we have a roof top tent too, that'll go on tomorrow I think!!!

I had to show Jamie your comment, he was quite chuffed xx The suspension is probably handier for the roads but hey you need a coffee too right?

And I guess the better the suspension the less likely you are to end up swimming in coffee!

Haha never truer words were spoken!!!

The cup holder caught my eye first... LOL but my off-roading Burmese border self was utterly smitten by the suspension & the lovely high chasis. LOL.

GREAT job! Let the adventures begin.

It'd eat up the Burmese border roads, that's for sure!!! Thanks honey x

It'd eat up the
Burmese border roads, that's for
Sure!!! Thanks honey x

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Awesome, looks absolutely great. I’m a bit jealous. Hope you’ll have lots of amazing adventures in it. 🤙

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I'm jealous of us haa!! Thanks - I'm sure we will, that's the plan!


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She's a beauty alright! With old vehicles, there will always be tweaks to adjust. :))

I imagine it'll never end - constantly tweaks and fixes!!!! That's part of the fun I guess. It'll keep him happy and busy!

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Great effort! It looks really nice. Looks a bit odd near that gum tree though, would seem more at home at the Okavango delta in Botswana. Lions and rhino wandering around...

Great effort here. Kudos to the man who worked his ass off.

Thanks man!!!! Ha, as no lions here, but at least we don't get eaten for dinner when we go for a drive. Have you been to Africa? I'd love to go. Maybe we'll drive there one day. I am almost tempted to buy a newish Landie and do a round the world...

Naw haven't been but would be cool I think. A round the worldee would be awesome too!

Maybe a steem-adventure around Aus first then we tackle the world? 👍🏼

Landie looks killer Riv, nice work by the fella.

Look out for us on the way past... We will root the horn!

Look out for us on the way past... We will root the horn!

Look out for us on the way past... We will root the horn!

Sure will...I'll wave like Forrest Gump to Lieutenant Dan. :)

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Oh man, that thing looks so awesome!

That looks grand, especially the cup holder, its a beautiful piece of wood and woodwork. O can imagine you guys being chuffed with it.

Indeed we are. Yes I'm ridiculously happy with the cup holder, as though the whole vehicle would be nkthing without it haha... its a girl thing.

Indeed we are. Yes I'm ridiculously happy with the cup holder, as though the whole vehicle would be nkthing without it haha... its a girl thing.

Indeed we are. Yes I'm ridiculously happy with the cup holder, as though the whole vehicle would be nkthing without it haha... its a girl thing.

That looks like one smart ride.

It will be ideal for driving across the fields when you move to that derelict railway station in west Wales 😀

Haha it totally would!!! Except we hear that Landrovers are being stolen for parts stripping at tragic rates in the UK!

We're all very honest in Wales...

Yes, probably a safer bet for Landies! Very tempted to buy one there and drive it overland home, except for time and money getting in way. What a dream!

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Very nice, old school cool :)

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Truly amazing, what a legendary vehicle.

YES, just the way it should be! No fancy suspenssion with gigantic tires. I'd live inside it the way it is, just a mattrex and voila.