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Old 8th November 2007, 16:44   #1
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I use my 1975 Mitsubishi J26 SWB "Jeep" daily.

I look forward to discussing all things Off Road with other Jeep users.

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Welcome to the forum Bernhard! Do tell us some more about yourself & have fun here!
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Welcome to T-BHP,Bernard..
have a great time here..
Enjoy,and drive safe!
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Greetings, and welcome aboard. Interesting vehicle you drive, do tell us more.

You also a fan of the Invicta brand? We have a couple of real rarities in Bombay. Does the Black Prince ring a bell?
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Hello folk - thank you for the welcome.

I bought the Mitsi J26 "Jeep" in February - I have some pictures of it but haven't yet worked out how to post them here.
To give you some idea my avatar is an illustration of the J26.

Built in 1975
Sold by Colt Car Co UK in 1980
Engine is 2.6 Ltr Petrol ASTRON - 4G54
Gearbox 4 speed column chnage
Low ratio box is floor change
Its a small wheel base - currently originakl 15" rims which I will be replacing with 16" from the Jeep M Series (the J26 was a CJ3B variant - similar to the Mahindra and Asia Rocsta).
Drivers seat = 2 person bench type with a small tlting passenger seat.
Passenger seats = Above wheel archs either side.
Rear doors - 1/2 canvas covered van style (I've made a tailgate which I use more foten but can swap to either when required).
Cover = Vinyl over metal hopped framework.

As far as I knwo there is only one J26 in the UK (which reduces the chance of people stealing it for parts - as happened to me with a Toyota HiLux I used to own).

Top speed is 60mph but it is less noisey at 45-50 (I didn't buy it for speed!).

Current work :
Replace petrol tank - due to rust clogging petrol filter.
Change exhauts so it exits at the side (with back flap up the inside fills with fumes as the exhaust exits out of the rear).
Replace cracked vinyl cover\hood with canvas replacement - this is proving very difficult as no-one makes them here, hopefully a Hood for an old Miltary Jeep e.g. [FONT=Arial]M38A1 [/FONT]will provide a suitable alternative).
Raise steering wheel 1 inch - it currently rests on my knees (I'm over 6ft tall).

So, although used daily, this is very much a long-term project (which I am very much enjoying).

As the J26 and other similar "Jeeps" seem to be used more outside of Europe I thought it would be interesting to join your club.

The Invicta username was the motto of my Father's Regiment (The Royal West Kents)- I'm not aware of a brand - what does it apply to please?

Kind regards
Bernard

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The Invicta username was the motto of my Father's Regiment (The Royal West Kents)- I'm not aware of a brand - what does it apply to please?
Fascinating...

Invicta was a well known British carmaker of its time, successfull in motor racing.

Invicta (car) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Welcone to the forum Bernhard and enjoy your stay here. I didn't know that there was an Invicta regiment too. See what all we learn from this forum?!


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Greetings, and welcome aboard. Interesting vehicle you drive, do tell us more.

You also a fan of the Invicta brand? We have a couple of real rarities in Bombay. Does the Black Prince ring a bell?
Oh my god now you're talking
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Welcome to TBHP. To have a great stay here please go through to announcement section. Waiting to see your jeep picture.
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You also a fan of the Invicta brand? We have a couple of real rarities in Bombay. Does the Black Prince ring a bell?
It looks pretty close to Sunbeam (Talbot)!!
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