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Old 30th November 2009, 07:47   #31
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Thanks for the clarification.

What colour are you planning for this British beauty.

Does Rover come in two tone I guess I've seen one in NGC its like this. Top till bottom of the windows its cream/off white and the rest of the body bus green.

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well still stuck for the spring bushes and synchro mesh ring so did some tinkering. removed the pit the PO had made in the passenger side wheel well to seat the air cooler, will weld new sheet in place in the bulkhead.
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This such a beautiful thread with so many pictures really great..
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So Pollly Singh great to see you here! For the others, I'm proud to say that I'm one of Polly's friends in Bangalore, he has referred to earlier in this thread. Sadly, there is a ban on further acquisitions by me, so no Landys. However, a mutual friend has a Series IIA LWB in Bangalore and we've had some rip roaring times in it. This vehicle was picked up relatively cheap as it lacked an engine. It has a modern diesel shoehorned in and with an A/C, it is as practical as any other modern vehicle. Here are photos taken on a trip to the Nilgiris! More inspiration for you, Polly, not that you need any.
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thanxs Ton rag and iam proud to know you as a friend also. I see every landy in Bangalore is green and white ! (including those on LRCOI), guess ill have to make mine barbie pink!!
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@tonrag :That's a great looking Landie.. and look at the trees, fabulous shot.
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I too have subscribed to the thread as well.
Nice work Mr. Singh.
Well, i always dreamt of doing something like this, but somehow not able to anything like it. May be I am not as enthusiastic as you. :-P
Whatever, But great work. I am waiting to see the final pics of the beauty.
Keep it up.
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Kudos to the entire team for a job well done.... Restoring a neglected beauty to its original state.........
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Some good news folks! i had sent warrants to the four points of the compass ( well actually only Kashmiri gate, Siliguri/Darjeeling, Moga, Chandigarh and Mandi Dabwali) and one team found four original bushes, and six side lamps, the guy in Darjeeling has taken to mountaineering and switched off his phone (will come down from his climb on 12th) and am still to hear from the other guys. Anyway like i said we had to completely re build the tail gate (the PO had botched up the welding job and all the rivets had also come loose in their pits) so had it pressed out of sheet today, looks good, need to rivet all the flanges, strengtheners galvanised capping and spot weld the tie downs.
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well the team from Kashmiri gate struck gold !! Lots of original VIN PART parts though some for the Range Rover (a model between the series 2A and the series III). turns out only one shop handles this stuff but has a monkey at the back who scurries off to Khan market (rated by India Today as the most expensive market in Asia) and gets stuff from their on his motor bike (ex circus monkey??).. Anyway seems you need samples to ensure you get the right parts. parts were reasonable and slightly more expensive than Darjeeling from where there is no news yet.

OK today we started the engine, what a sweet sound and that too without the muffler. Work on the tail gate continues........
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Nice thread Vi, very easy to read, and I know one person who would approve of the Barbie pink.
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hello pal,

kindly update yaar. me waiting to see the turnout. and by the way is it true that the all land rovers have a certain period number denoting their make and the like?

keep them' coming!
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Great thread Polly. Eagerly awaiting to see how the finished 'product' turns out.
A friend of mine had a series III many years ago (lights on the wing panel) and we enjoyed taking it off road.
Your thread brings back memories of years gone by.
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Sorry guys, was away and hence the gap!! Well we put the engine back on the chassis after it was painted. We've done it in the 'Duck egg Blue" used primarily on the under surfaces of RAF fighters from 1939 to around 1941 when it changed to grey. its very mildly greenish in tinge.. there was some metallic blue lying about so we did the oil filter (originally non metallic blue) and shocks in that!! after the shocks have been re filled and springs re done she sits quite high now as well.... the radiator also has been re furbished and painted and so have the original Lucas alternator and starter. The shocks also turned out to be original land rover woodhead ones!!


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hello pal,

kindly update yaar. me waiting to see the turnout. and by the way is it true that the all land rovers have a certain period number denoting their make and the like?

keep them' coming!
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yes Shahul the Landy chassis number especially its alphabetical suffix will tell you every thing about its type, mods and standard. for date of manufacture etc you ll have to check records in the UK.
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