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    This one is interesting

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    Heres a few of my old GS in action.

    First up, towing, which it did a lot of too.



    A bit more towing (the trailer has a price tag of 10k and usually contains a race prepped 65 Mustang Drop Back)



    In use battlefield stripped, I even bought some flying goggles for the purpose.



    Out playing in the snow.



    Gathered with other 101's



    And finally, looking sexy in black after being rebuilt into a soft top people carrier.



    I still have my regrets about selling, which makes me sad, but I've just got another one that's in need of some rebuilding and a bit of TLC, which makes me happy!!

    Check out my photobucket stream for lots of other FC photos.
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    The other weekend I was thinking how far I have come with my 101.
    I paid good dollars to get one with a known history and little to spend on it.
    In the some thing like Six years I have owned it I have done up grades with in its original design.
    Those up grades have been, dual 12 volt battery system, Overdrive, LPG conversion with the tank under the body so no payload room is lost and the tank is out of sight, engine driven compressor, air horn, front and rear lockers, 36 inch x 11 inch mud tyres,disc front brakes,up graded lights and lots of small things like jump start able Anderson plug, extra jerry cans.
    It already had a good bull bar and towing bars when I purchased it.
    It is now my only full time registed vehicle.
    The short trip to the farm on the weekend involves some of the steepest main road grades in Australia.
    The 101 pulled a ton and a half of trailer, just like it was designed to do as a army gun tractor, and it carried another ton on the back too.
    It climbed the mountain in 2nd and 3rd gears sitting on about 4000rpm.
    Yes it was not that fast, but my previous Defender 130 TDI did it no quicker.
    The ton of weight in the back and the more than 135 kg draw bar down load from the trailer, didn't make the rear end sag, but the ride incomes into its own with that sort of weight on board.
    From the main road to the start of the fire trail requires a very, very sharp turn which you only get one go at with traffic up your bum, yet the 101 turns sharper than a Disco and the constant 4wd helps with the climbing hair pin turn with load on to dirt without wheel slip and wind up.
    On the fire trails to the farm the parabolics worked very well and I made good speed and the air horn wakes up the city slickers on the middle of the road on the blind corners.
    Second gear is light load starting off gear in my 101 with first reserved for hill starts and heavy loads, yet that first gear is low enough to do most of the rough parts of the fire trails.
    Rain had made the last part of the track too the farm soft and slippery with some steep pinches, yet the low/low gearing, muddies just made it easy.
    The newly fitted discs have made a improvement towing with a load
    with straight even stopping on the slippery wet tarred roads and the muddy tracks around the farm.
    I off loaded the 101 and used it around the farm, I needed to chain saw up fallen trees across dams, paddocks and tracks.
    Yet the 101 turns from tuff load hauler to flat bed ute, by dropping off the sides and all the saws, sharpening gear and fridge is at a nice height.
    I back load with fire wood to the farm house, plenty of room in the back.
    Tyres, flat on the kids bikes, no problem the 101s engine driven compressor handles it.
    The tractor needed a jump start and fuel( from jerrycans)..........101 again supplies electrickery and fuel to the tractor.
    The 101 is small enough to squeeze round and under the heavy timber at the farm.
    Then there was that log I needed to drag out of the gully, 70 mtrs of winch cable from the back of the vehicle and a 2 to 1 gives a very good reach.
    I forgot to isolate one battery and left the fridge and and other stuff running of the 101 over night.......no problem, the crank handle starts the thing, no problem.
    Return home, crusing at 100 kph on the flat in overdrive, hose off the mud.
    Nothing breaks, I have not spent big money except for up grades mentioned earlier.
    Just normal servicing.
    The missus wanted me to pick up a long timber bench top from Bunnings during the week as it wouldnt fit on the full length roof rack of the her JK jeep, the 101 swallowed the whole thing, no problem.
    I may not be able to listen to the radio, and the steering with the bigger tyres and the high cabin entry gives me a work out, freeze in winter/ sweat in summer, but I love my 101 , for its tuff little package .
    I will never sell my 101 , it just has been too good............I sold my much more comfortable defender 130 instead.
    Ron

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    My 101 will most likely take me to the grave as it will.... if looked after out last me and a coffin fits nicely in the back and the drop down sides removed gives people a good view of the carsket .

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    101 RON

    Been wondering if the name referred to a vehicle or a fuel spec now I guess iI know. Love 'em. My tablet does'nt seem to want to do smilies, try this :-)

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    I know of one on a station here in SA in the upper Flinders Ranges that does the DOG FENCE work.

    Gets through rain hail shine, mud dust sand... brilliant.

    and hauls goats in back and trailer on way down to adelaide (@ 500k one way) for slaughter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 86 shed View Post
    Been wondering if the name referred to a vehicle or a fuel spec now I guess iI know. Love 'em. My tablet does'nt seem to want to do smilies, try this :-)
    I own Two vehicles with a 101 inch wheel base.
    1/ A 101 FC Landrover.
    2/ A CJ6 jeep
    Both those equals 101 Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by digger View Post
    I know of one on a station here in SA in the upper Flinders Ranges that does the DOG FENCE work.

    Gets through rain hail shine, mud dust sand... brilliant.

    and hauls goats in back and trailer on way down to adelaide (@ 500k one way) for slaughter.
    If it's the one I'm thinking of, he has two.
    In the same town one of mine came from. I called in there to pick up a rear tub, when I showed the fellow a picture of my 101 he said "That used to be mine. I bought that from the auctions."
    Unless otherwise stated, this post is the opinion of Mick_Marsh and should be read accordingly.

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    Surprising just how versatile they are if you put em to work, or just drive em.
    Wish I still had my old one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by 101 Ron View Post
    I used my 101 this Easter to dig holes


    I'm surprised you have one at all, let alone drive it,, you don't look old enough to be out of primary school yet,, how do you see out of it, and how do you reach the peddles,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chops View Post


    I'm surprised you have one at all, let alone drive it,, you don't look old enough to be out of primary school yet,, how do you see out of it, and how do you reach the peddles,,
    Booster seat and blocks of wood screwed to the pedals.
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