Aussie ute

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Geoff
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Oh God, I am so envious!!
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Lewy
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Geoff wrote:Oh God, I am so envious!!
My wife isn't. She is not happy :lol:

More time in the shed for me though. Cleaned up the dash today.
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Picked up some wheels and tyres off a mate so it now looks a bit more original.

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Changed the drivers side window yesterday. Should be registered and able to leave the confines of my house next week :D

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The old sealant was doing nothing to hold it in.

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It looks good sitting in the shed too :lol:

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disco2hse
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Looks good from every angle.

Did you do the windscreen with the frame up? Mostly, I've seen it easier with the frame down, on the bonnet. Then you are working down onto the glass and getting those fiddly little screws in is much easier.

Great looking tyres by the way.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
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Lewy
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I did it window still up. It wasn't too bad as I used a magnetic screwdriver to guide them in.
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So today was the day. Only drove it 14kms but it was fun.

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Lewy
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Put some more kms on it last week. I think the crossply tyres will need to go. They are hard work in the wet.

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Geoff
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Re: Aussie ute

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Great photos
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Lewy
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Cheers. It's hard to take a bad photo when there's a Landy in it :lol:
Robstal110
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That's a stunning looking truck.
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Lewy
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Robstal110 wrote:That's a stunning looking truck.
Thanks. I feel the same.


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Geoff
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What's with all that starting off in first gear? - shouldn't be necessary - you haven't still got the restrictors in have you?

Oh, and what's that chip frying noise in the back? :)
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Geoff wrote:What's with all that starting off in first gear? - shouldn't be necessary - you haven't still got the restrictors in have you?

Oh, and what's that chip frying noise in the back? :)
10 years of owning a 110 with an LT95 with 0.996 high range gears and not being used to the low gearing.

I haven't even checked the carbies yet.

Typically Gopro noise from the case hitting the mount.
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Geoff
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Ah, I wondered if higher ratio gears had been put in. You should be able to see the restrictors if you take the air intake elbows off and have a look/poke around in there, although there can't be many Stage Ones still around that haven't had them removed long ago. Another great photo btw - looks like it was straight out of some 1980s Land Rover promo material! :)
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