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Old 23rd January 2009, 21:18   #1
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Here are some of the images from a friends garage (Binod) in Darjeeling. Unfortunately I will not be there when it completes. Guess I will see it in the next visit. It was bought by a Hotel owner from Manebhanjyang. The Thing with Manebhanjyang Landrover are that they are kept original but only problem is that none of it has any valid papers. Either they are lost of mutilated by careless villagers.

Its a 1958 model. I personally don't like this model with its buldge at both side. But this one has 99% original parts except for some switches
and tyres.

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Are these suited to the Indian subcontinent ? Did the Pakistani military not buy lots of these in the 1950s / 1960s only for them to fail in the climate and being scrapped.
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so many
repair's
part swap's
overhaul's
rebuild's

& now a great
restoration
it will be busy year for all team bhpians.
as the 1st land rover was built on jeep chassis to over come some minor problems & to make something more than jeep

it will be a lovely/educational thread for us all.

make it detailed as much as possible.
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Last picture's lever switch is an after market fitment. And so looks the meter console face plate.
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Are these suited to the Indian subcontinent ? Did the Pakistani military not buy lots of these in the 1950s / 1960s only for them to fail in the climate and being scrapped.
In early days Darjeeling and neighbouring areas were full of Land Rovers. Official dealer was WALFORD.

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Is this the one you are talking about? looks good to me though
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amazing how little rust is on the chassis. Is the body made of aluminum?

PS: what is the while colour SUV on the RHS
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amazing how little rust is on the chassis. Is the body made of aluminum?

PS: what is the while colour SUV on the RHS
thats a tata SUMO
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amazing how little rust is on the chassis. Is the body made of aluminum?
Yes Deep, I think that was one of their main design strength. But I may be wrong here. In 1980 I made a trip to Darjeeling and had a Land Rover at our disposal. That baby had a total aluminium body.
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Is this the one you are talking about? looks good to me though
no the one posted by you are Series IIa. Light in middle. This one is series III with lights on fender.

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amazing how little rust is on the chassis. Is the body made of aluminum?


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Body is made of aluminium, Ironically, Steel was not available to Rover at that time, hence they used surplus aluminum used in fighter aircrafts. But that proved to be the main strength of land rovers prolonged life.
BTW Thats not a SUV, its a Sumo

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Last picture's lever switch is an after market fitment. And so looks the meter console face plate.
In early days Darjeeling and neighbouring areas were full of Land Rovers. Official dealer was WALFORD.
The console looks as fittment. but its original. Even I said the same to them.

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This one looks similar perhaps
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This one looks similar perhaps
Bingo!!

yeah thats more like it
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Hey, Ken. I see no one commented on the GL registration. I support the cause and this proves its logical.

I am going to post the up grade to my S3 109, with new Safari Snorkels(raised air intake) ARB difflocks front and back for the Sailsburys, Old Man Emu shocks all corners. onboard Air , M8274 competition winch, plenty of checker plate but no paint job.

Comming up in a new thread in FEB.

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Hey, Ken. I see no one commented on the GL registration. I support the cause and this proves its logical.

I am going to post the up grade to my S3 109, with new Safari Snorkels(raised air intake) ARB difflocks front and back for the Sailsburys, Old Man Emu shocks all corners. onboard Air , M8274 competition winch, plenty of checker plate but no paint job.

Comming up in a new thread in FEB.

Greetings to all this is my first post on team-BHP
Hey dude!!
you're finally here! Heartiest Welcome!

I will defintely do your job when i go their again in Feb end.
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This is an article about Land Rovers in Darjeeling that was published in BBC a couple of years ago.

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Where Land Rovers never die

Interesting read..

Darjeelingwasis can add some more info and masala to this.
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This is an article about Land Rovers in Darjeeling that was published in BBC a couple of years ago.

BBC NEWS | South Asia | Where Land Rovers never die

Interesting read..

Darjeelingwasis can add some more info and masala to this.
1st one is sold.
2nd one is still with the original owner in original state, same place, near batasia loop.
3rd one is plonked with a Mazda heart for taxi purpose.
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