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Old 19th September 2006, 15:37   #1
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hey people jus wanted to share my experience during my drive to ooty.Me and my frend were drivin down to ooty for a colleagues weddin and we happened to meet this man who really was crazy (No offenses meant with all respect to this dude)

This guy has driven down all the way from Holland to India in his Land Rover which as per him was built out of scrap. .. We guys took sometime to digest some of these facts.

We had checked his speedo and the meter readin was showing a good 25k kms.Also this vehicle was doing a good 140 on the Mysore-Gundlupet road towards ooty.

Am posting a few pics of the vehicle which we had taken..





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We had spotted this Land Rover at Thom's Hotel opp' Faanu's justy 2 days before we left to Ooty checked with him and it was the same guy..

He has a website but unluckily everything is in Dutch and cant get much off it. Shud check the photo section which has his album..

This dude is simply amazing and hats off to him.

http://www.dutchglobetrotters.nl/fotopag.htm

You can check his complete album on the link above..

BTW he dint want to end with this drive, he said he did have plans to drive 2 Kanyakumari via Coimbatore and then ferry is vehicle across to KL and then drive to Aus'..

Hats off to this man

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Old 20th September 2006, 02:19   #2
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<<Land Rover which as per him was was built out of scrap>>

This info is not new about Land Rovers.
They are always built out of scraps right from the factory.
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Old 20th September 2006, 07:56   #3
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Wow, this guy is lucky traveling all around the globe. Wish I was also traveling with him.
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Old 22nd September 2006, 09:57   #4
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ohhhhhhhhhhh MY GODDDDDDD !
One lucky guy !

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Old 22nd September 2006, 11:50   #5
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sometimes i wonder if i can get the phone number of their sponsor?
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hey people jus wanted to share my experience during my drive to ooty.Me and my frend were drivin down to ooty for a colleagues weddin and we happened to meet this man who really was crazy (No offenses meant with all respect to this dude).....................

This dude is simply amazing and hats off to him.

http://www.dutchglobetrotters.nl/fotopag.htm

You can check his complete album on the link above..

BTW he dint want to end with this drive, he said he did have plans to drive 2 Kanyakumari via Coimbatore and then ferry is vehicle across to KL and then drive to Aus'..

Hats off to this man
Hai rjstyles,

This guy seems truly amazing; I saw all the photos and links and he seems to be enjoying himself. Tnx for this information.

Those jerry cans strapped on the Rover, are they for fuel storage?

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Old 22nd September 2006, 13:38   #7
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i doubt they will be for fuel storage. IMHO they are for water, dual benefit, the water will cool with the wind & in case of a collission, extra crumple zone.
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This dude is simply cool. Just wondering whcih model Land Rover is this
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Old 25th September 2006, 18:29   #9
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hey people those cans were used for water as per him when he was travellin in the mid-east. Also finding the sponsor is a pretty tuf job shud say. But this dude is truly amazing shud say..
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He's got details of the work done on the car here: http://www.dutchglobetrotters.nl/omb...ndroverpag.htm I can read dutch so managed to get a little more out of this site.

1. He replaced the fuel pump and injectors because of some emission related problem

2. The electricals were in really bad shape because of a fire! so he used the colour code in the Land Rover manuals to figure out how to re-wire it. He made some modifications to add more batteries (needed to power extra stuff like a fridge). Most of the wiring in the rear portion was replaced apparently.

3. The bodywork is partly aluminium and partly steel, so there was some corrosion and stuff. He got some help from a restoration guy for replacement parts and scoured the whole body with a steel brush fixed to a powerdrill. Once cleaned and finished he painted it in the original shade

4. The car came with 3 externally mounted jerrycans, plus he fitted an extra fuel tank under the front passenger seat so total fuel capacity = 150 liters. He estimates he can go 1000 km without refuelling.

5. He got new BF Goodrich Mud-Terrain T/A tyres for 46 euro each from a sponsor (the actual price is 160 euro per tyre) plus two of the original tyres as spares. The seats are from an Opel.

6. Other spares he carried: injectors and piping, brake pads, oil and fuel filters, headlamps and tail lamps, and lots more. He needed to replace the fuel pump, brake master cylinder, injectors, fuel pump and dynamo.
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