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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-09-05, 01:01 PM
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Strange vehicle.................

In Sheffield today, looked like a 101 but was more 'foreign' looking. It looked FFR & was Nato type
green. It was a left hooker. I saw it up near the Children's hospital. Looked nice! Anyone know what it
is? I was down London road this afternoon but never saw Grumble ;(

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-09-05, 04:01 PM
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Re: Strange vehicle.................


"Mother" <"@ {mother} @"@101fc.net> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 9 Nov 2005 19:57:03 -0000, "Nige"
> <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:
>
>>In Sheffield today, looked like a 101 but was more 'foreign' looking. It
>>looked FFR & was Nato type
>>green. It was a left hooker. I saw it up near the Children's hospital.

>
> It's a Pinz.... Can't bring miself to say it...
>


hehehehe - it looked very tidy!

Couldn't remember your road name or i would have dropped in for a brew!

Christ, Sheffield is like Leeds, it's got more cranes than Harewood bird
garden!


 
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-09-05, 04:01 PM
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On or around Wed, 9 Nov 2005 19:57:03 -0000, "Nige"
<nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> enlightened us thusly:

>In Sheffield today, looked like a 101 but was more 'foreign' looking. It looked FFR & was Nato type
>green. It was a left hooker. I saw it up near the Children's hospital. Looked nice! Anyone know what it
>is? I was down London road this afternoon but never saw Grumble ;(


Santana made a FC model for a while. ISTR twin headlamps.

Then again there are oddities like the stonefield.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-09-05, 04:01 PM
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"Austin Shackles" <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote in message
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> On or around Wed, 9 Nov 2005 19:57:03 -0000, "Nige"
> <nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> enlightened us thusly:
>
>>In Sheffield today, looked like a 101 but was more 'foreign' looking. It
>>looked FFR & was Nato type
>>green. It was a left hooker. I saw it up near the Children's hospital.
>>Looked nice! Anyone know what it
>>is? I was down London road this afternoon but never saw Grumble ;(

>
> Santana made a FC model for a while. ISTR twin headlamps.
>
> Then again there are oddities like the stonefield.


The 'older' chap driving clocked me looking, bet he though i was a right
knobcheese as i burned him off in me 4.2!! I was on a call out & had no
choice but to take bob on a bloody great detour 'cos of a big smash on the
M1 south. Normally for long distance runs I take the Subaru, but i got
caught out halfway etc. I was crapping my pants as to what MPG i would get
on a half motorway, half A/B road blast. Truth is i got an average of 18mpg.
Livable considering if I give the Subaru serious pain i get less than 20!

The main thing i noticed is the utter comfort i got there & back in! It also
corners like a bloody car, good car at that.

Nige


 
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-09-05, 04:01 PM
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Re: Strange vehicle.................

Shame I know, but Land Rover can't and won't compete in this weight
category. Pinzgauers (TUL(H)) are built in this country now in
Guildford although the Austrian design is nearly as old as the Land
Rover. The manufacturers ATI have been bought out by Stewart and
Stevenson so is now American owned. First pinzies were bought to tow
the 105mm light gun after the debacle that was the RB44. Much more
widespread now that Bowman is too heavy to fit in TUL(M) ie wolf. RAF
and Royal Navy use 6x6 versions as do Royal Signals I believe.

Having rambled on, the other possibility is that is was a BCHER Duro,
a s Swiss built vehicle coming into use in specialist applications. The
Duro has a flat front where as the Pinzgauers radiator sticks out. Can
you give a better description of what you saw? We could be totally
wrong! There is an ex Serbian TAM around here that looks like a 101!

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-10-05, 04:01 AM
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On 2005-11-09, sean101ryan@hotmail.com <sean101ryan@hotmail.com> wrote:

> Having rambled on, the other possibility is that is was a BCHER Duro,
> a s Swiss built vehicle coming into use in specialist applications. The
> Duro has a flat front where as the Pinzgauers radiator sticks out. Can
> you give a better description of what you saw? We could be totally
> wrong! There is an ex Serbian TAM around here that looks like a 101!


Could also have been a Volvo C300, they look very much like Pinz's and
seem to be a popular donor vehicle for Landy portal axle conversions.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-11-05, 06:01 AM
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In article <1131575713.401037.55880@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
sean101ryan@hotmail.com writes

>Pinzgauers (TUL(H)) are built in this country now in Guildford


Is that the old Dennis fire-engine works?

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-11-05, 07:01 PM
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On Fri, 11 Nov 2005 12:30:04 GMT, SpamTrapSeeSig
<no-one@nospam.demon.co.uk> wrote:

>In article <1131575713.401037.55880@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>,
>sean101ryan@hotmail.com writes
>
>>Pinzgauers (TUL(H)) are built in this country now in Guildford

>
>Is that the old Dennis fire-engine works?


Yes but just a small part of it, you can see various models outside
from the mainline as you approach guildford from London.

AJH
 
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