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Old 09-01-2005, 16:01   #1 (permalink)
Jon
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Classic sports bodied series

Anyone know of any references to converting a series to a classic style
sports? If i chop off all the outriggers and fabricate my own body (this
time not using beer and curry), will I run into trouble with the DVLA?
Thanks,
Jon
SIII x 2 (both in bits)



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Old 09-01-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
wayne@lardrover.co.uk
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Re: Classic sports bodied series

On Thu, 1 Sep 2005 21:36:57 +0000 (UTC), "Jon" <nospam@my.email> made
me spill my meths when he wrote:

>Anyone know of any references to converting a series to a classic style
>sports? If i chop off all the outriggers and fabricate my own body (this
>time not using beer and curry), will I run into trouble with the DVLA?


You should be able to Google for previous threads on the DVLA points
system but one of the recent LR mags has a company that does bodies
for Range Rovers. They have a really nice alloy bodied one, I never
thought a Land Rover chassis would lend itself to a nice style like
that, I've seen plenty of Beetle, Morris Minor and Midget bodies
nailed on such chassis in the past but not something bespoke like this
one.

Someone else might recall which LR mag it was, last month or so. I'd
like to see something like a Bedford Rascal or Midi type van on one,
like a mini forward control.


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Old 09-01-2005, 23:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Classic sports bodied series

On Thu, 01 Sep 2005 22:38:55 GMT, wayne@lardrover.co.uk scribbled the
following nonsense:

>On Thu, 1 Sep 2005 21:36:57 +0000 (UTC), "Jon" <nospam@my.email> made
>me spill my meths when he wrote:
>
>>Anyone know of any references to converting a series to a classic style
>>sports? If i chop off all the outriggers and fabricate my own body (this
>>time not using beer and curry), will I run into trouble with the DVLA?

>
>You should be able to Google for previous threads on the DVLA points
>system but one of the recent LR mags has a company that does bodies
>for Range Rovers. They have a really nice alloy bodied one, I never
>thought a Land Rover chassis would lend itself to a nice style like
>that, I've seen plenty of Beetle, Morris Minor and Midget bodies
>nailed on such chassis in the past but not something bespoke like this
>one.
>
>Someone else might recall which LR mag it was, last month or so. I'd
>like to see something like a Bedford Rascal or Midi type van on one,
>like a mini forward control.


Very mini if using a Rascal! I think I would struggle in one of them,
and I'm a midget!
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Suzuki SJ410 (Wife's) 3" lift kit fitted, body shell now restored and mounted on chassis, waiting on a windscreen and MOT
Series 3 88" Rolling chassis...what to do next
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1994 200 TDi Discovery body sheel, being bobbed and modded.....
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Old 09-02-2005, 01:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Classic sports bodied series


LRM Sept 05.....
I've also seen a Series LR at the Dorking (keeble?) autojumble. Standard LR
wheels and leaf springs give a nice look.
I'm interested in ideas for the gear level linkage fir the new seating
position. The steering should be solvable by a UJ, the pedal box can be
made from anything and the body frame can be constructed from marine ply -
or am I creating problems.....
Thanks,
Jon



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Old 09-02-2005, 04:06   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Classic sports bodied series

On Thu, 1 Sep 2005 21:36:57 +0000 (UTC), "Jon" <nospam@my.email>
wrote:

>Anyone know of any references to converting a series to a classic style
>sports? If i chop off all the outriggers and fabricate my own body (this
>time not using beer and curry), will I run into trouble with the DVLA?
>Thanks,
>Jon
>SIII x 2 (both in bits)
>


Saw one a few years back at billing. Had a open-top tourer body, much
like a bentley of the 30's, sitting atop a landrover body. Single
seater, steering wheel had been moved to the centre by diverse
methodicals.

As for the DVLA, i can't see a problem, the bodywork is largely
irrellevant on a landrover. Proveded you don't do something silly with
projecting bodywork that's liable to slice people open, and remember
the wheels must be covered by wheelarches/mudgaurds etc. The vehicle
must still comply with the Construction and Use regs after you're
finished with it..

Alex

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Old 09-02-2005, 06:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Classic sports bodied series

On or around Thu, 1 Sep 2005 21:36:57 +0000 (UTC), "Jon" <nospam@my.email>
enlightened us thusly:

>Anyone know of any references to converting a series to a classic style
>sports? If i chop off all the outriggers and fabricate my own body (this
>time not using beer and curry), will I run into trouble with the DVLA?
>Thanks,
>Jon
>SIII x 2 (both in bits)
>


AIUI, the body doesn't count, on a LR. the chassis, engine and running gear
are all part of the points thing.

things you need to sort correctly include seat belt anchorages (unless it's
pre-65), lessee, lights, brake lights and indicators positioned as per the
requirements for the age of the chassis, wipers if you have a fixed
windscreen (likely), windscreen washer ditto, security of seats...

Actually, were I doing this, I'd retain the LR bulkhead and screen, probably
retain the bonnet but remove the wings and put panels alongside the engine,
and do something different with the tail end.

whether it's worth it, rather than just setting it up as a full soft-top LR,
I dunno.

There's a bloke who's modified a SI 86" (ISTR) into a replica of the sort of
desert exploration vehicles that they had in "The English Patient", as used
in the 30s. Looks good, but not especially practical.

for the classic motor look, you'd really want a 109" chassis, I should think
- the 88" is a bit short and wide.
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Old 09-02-2005, 13:01   #7 (permalink)
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>
> AIUI, the body doesn't count, on a LR. the chassis, engine and running
> gear
> are all part of the points thing.
>
> things you need to sort correctly include seat belt anchorages (unless
> it's
> pre-65), lessee, lights, brake lights and indicators positioned as per the
> requirements for the age of the chassis, wipers if you have a fixed
> windscreen (likely), windscreen washer ditto, security of seats...
>
> Actually, were I doing this, I'd retain the LR bulkhead and screen,
> probably
> retain the bonnet but remove the wings and put panels alongside the
> engine,
> and do something different with the tail end.
>
> whether it's worth it, rather than just setting it up as a full soft-top
> LR,
> I dunno.
>
> There's a bloke who's modified a SI 86" (ISTR) into a replica of the sort
> of
> desert exploration vehicles that they had in "The English Patient", as
> used
> in the 30s. Looks good, but not especially practical.
>
> for the classic motor look, you'd really want a 109" chassis, I should
> think
> - the 88" is a bit short and wide.
> --
> Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net my opinions are just that
> Too Busy: Your mind is like a motorway. Sometimes it can be jammed by
> too much traffic. Avoid the jams by never using your mind on a
> Bank Holiday weekend.
> from the Little Book of Complete B***ocks by Alistair Beaton.
>


Austin, If I kept the bulkhead I wouldn't be able to see where I was
going.... The seat is mounted on the chassis in front of the now rear
mounted fuel tank. All the outriggers are removed. My legs would extend
alongside the gearbox. The gearshift needs engineering as would the pedals
and steering wheel. Think Lotus 7 / Locost type of layout.
The vehicle looks like something out of a Holden catalogue / Terry Thomas
film.
Thanks,
Jon
SIII x 2 (both in bits)




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Old 09-03-2005, 15:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Classic sports bodied series

On or around Fri, 2 Sep 2005 18:03:48 +0000 (UTC), "Jon" <nospam@my.email>
enlightened us thusly:

>
>Austin, If I kept the bulkhead I wouldn't be able to see where I was
>going.... The seat is mounted on the chassis in front of the now rear
>mounted fuel tank. All the outriggers are removed. My legs would extend
>alongside the gearbox. The gearshift needs engineering as would the pedals
>and steering wheel. Think Lotus 7 / Locost type of layout.


ah, you're thinking on different lines to me, then - I was contemplating a
vintage Bentley style.
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