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Dinty
29th August 2007, 08:03 AM
G'day All, I have just returned from a trip down Sth, and as we were leaving Tarcutta (a small town along the Hume Hwy) the good wife noticed 3 Land Rovers sitting in a small alotment, 2 Series 1's 107", 86" and a Series 2/2A 88", no I didn't ask re their status, but they are just over the hill as you proceed Sth on your right, or the last property on the left as you head Nth, anyway cheers Dennis:wasntme:
PS No pix either sorry.

Dinty
29th August 2007, 06:29 PM
G'day All, Well seing it's a sticky, there are quite a few Series 1's in and around the Grawin Opal fields, I do have some fuzzy pix of them, only 1 appeared to be in any sort of use regularly the others were in varying states of disrepair, and yes easily seen from the road, cheers Dennis:wasntme:

LR V8
29th August 2007, 07:38 PM
I think I have pics at work, I'll bring them home tomorrow....

The owner is building a house to the rear of where they are.... he also has very good neighbours..

Pete

LR V8
31st August 2007, 02:44 PM
Found one... must of deleted the rest....

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/

Pete

Dinty
7th September 2007, 07:00 PM
G'day All, Yes that's them all right, cheers Dennis:wasntme:

digger
22nd March 2008, 05:42 AM
found this one in outback s.a.....
Thought it may be interesting...(no, they wont sell it!):mad:

it looks pretty good but was parked up when it had some trouble in the 80's!!
was towed to here and here it stays...

believed ex s.a. govt, poss mines dept or similar?

has two fuel tanks,
two (rear tray) mounted water tanks
serious bull bar!
(I think its out of rego too!)

7555
FRONT

7556
LEFT SIDE

7557
RIGHT SIDE

7558
REAR

7559
BONNET UP


MORE TO FOLLOW...

digger
22nd March 2008, 05:49 AM
7560
rear left tail lights and aux (water tank?) filler

7561
right side, seat up (dual tanks)

7562
left side seat up (dual tanks)

7563
pass side interior

7564
drivers side interior

still more to come...

digger
22nd March 2008, 05:58 AM
after this 2 more of engine bay and Im done!!

7565
close up, tail gate latch

7566
gear stick and tunnel area

7567
instrument cluster

7568
interior of ute tray (both back 1/4s under arches have tanks fitted)

7569
gear shift plate and 4wd warning plate

1 more to follow!!

digger
22nd March 2008, 06:01 AM
two more of engine bay...



7570
engine bay left side

7571
engine bay right side


have a good easter!
Digger

digger
22nd March 2008, 06:15 AM
just some bits I noticed...

short panel between rear wheel arch & door,
3 pop rivets across this panel (horizontal)
blinkers in front guards
3 gear levers/selectors

I assume this puts it somewhere about 1954??...this is just my guess
going on what Ive been told by people etc who mainly used to own similar
ones....

please tell me the year if you can --to stem my curiosity!!!:o:o

(I wasnt crawling about to get the chassis no, didnt see/look for body number plate inside...):eek::eek:

ta
digger

dennisS1
28th March 2008, 11:54 PM
From the pics it is not 1954, I would say it is a 109" thus 1956 to 1958.
Dennis

ellard
29th March 2008, 04:41 PM
Hi there Digger

I would have driven past that vehciles 100 times and have never really paid any attention to it.

When I get back to work I will go for a short drive to your old stomping grounds and get the serial numbers - I can recal a story it was used by the mines inspector many years ago.....

Well all the best - might see you on the 16th for the Fire Station Opening

Wayne

digger
20th April 2008, 10:10 PM
firstly, dennis thanks for the year guidance, I didnt measure the wheelbase
(whoops!)

wayne,
correct --apparently ex govt and best bet is mines warden.
in rear wheel arches where tool boxes normally sit in tray are two plastic/?fibreglass tanks, I assume for water. It has a left hand tank also fitted for distance and a "kickarse" bullbar!, (perfect for the sandhill bashing trips to get from one Opal field to another via sandhills sandhills sandhills and then more sandhills.

I have been told recently it may have been laid up in the 70's!!!

either way...its a cracker and its in a dry climate, so should be fairly right under also, I know I lived there for 4 1/2 years and it was so dry even the kids wouldnt grow!!!


Hopefully I will see you at CFS/SES opening,
apparently they want me to MC the event......something about able to talk underwater and a mouth full of marbles??? I didnt quite catch it....

have a good one , digger

Pedro_The_Swift
20th April 2008, 10:30 PM
Can I butt in??:cool:

When the highway turns NORTH out of the centre of WONDAI(QLD),, just there on the right in a car yard is a S1( and S2,, I think),, sorry I only got a quick glimpse.
It looked drivable and had 45 on the windshield,,

I think it was 4500 but , like I said I only got a quick glimpse,,,


nearly broke my neck looking at the second one--:D

digger
19th May 2008, 02:58 AM
literally...


8667
the s1 (motor allegedly in shed being repaired when owner left to drive the landys on cloud 9!!)

8668
literally a pile of parts, doors, tubs, seatboxes, roofs, bonnetts etc...

8669
Im told that there are between 4 and 6 s1 land rovers in this section of hill that the previous owner BULLDOZED in as he was happy with the one he had .... Im assuming they were not running....maybe this is where parts came from (before he dozed them)...there are a further 3 s1 chassis on top of hill , 2 of which i believe are visable....

been told this story (with varying numbers) by 3 or 4 people now...

just for info.

digger

ellard
19th May 2008, 09:46 AM
Hi there Digger

I had a look at this gear at Andamooka about 2 years ago - the shed behind the 54 is packed full of gear (to the roof) - and another heap of panels/roofs etc....

As the gear belonged to here father (whom passed away many years ago) she lives in Adelaide and now wants a small fortune for here so called treasures.

Please dont take me wrong its worth good money but with its location and the current price of fuel - Its borderline and I have my doughts............

All the best

Wayne

pommie
13th November 2008, 07:44 PM
Spotted two in SA on a recent trip (sorry no photos) all too fast:

1. A white Series II in a vacant lot adjacent to the Stratco offices in Gepps Cross, Adelaide.
2. A nice looking green Series I shorty in a paddock on the east side of the railway line (saw it from the Ghan) in Snowtown SA.

alexmassey
1st January 2009, 06:28 PM
I spotted this on a recent trip to Central QLD.

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/

digger
1st January 2009, 09:06 PM
I spotted this on a recent trip to Central QLD.

http://abcentral.zapto.org/aulro/DSCN0812.jpg

http://abcentral.zapto.org/aulro/DSCN0819.jpg

http://abcentral.zapto.org/aulro/DSCN0814.jpg

http://abcentral.zapto.org/aulro/DSCN0830.jpg



youll never get that registered unless you put new tyres on it!!!
(could do with new wiring too I reckon)
digger

Lost Landy
24th September 2009, 10:39 PM
I spotted this very nice series one 109" yesterday in the main street of Beaudesurt, looks to be very well kept too.
You can see how bad the dust storm was getting by midday.

digger
11th November 2009, 01:00 AM
this ones in a paddock-- tried knocking on nearby house door appears no one home so left note on windscreen to find out if they wish to part with al or bits of it...

as stated owner not yet contacted!

chassis:- 128800055

Calvin says:-
1 Type: Land Rover
28 Model: Land Rover, Series I
Body type: Basic
Wheel base: 109in (Long Wheel Base, LWB)
Engine: Diesel
Destination: Right-hand drive (RHD), completely knocked down (CKD)
8 Model year: 1958
00055 Serial number

20272

20273

20274

20275


digger

Mick O'Neill
17th December 2009, 12:49 PM
Hey Digger, how are ya, where abouts in Central QLD did ya see that series 1, I live in Central QLD and I am chasing a windscreen frame for a 1951 model.
My name is Michael O'Neill and I live in Gladstone, 49792376, if you can help it would be appreciated.

digger
18th December 2009, 11:19 AM
Hey Digger, how are ya, where abouts in Central QLD did ya see that series 1, I live in Central QLD and I am chasing a windscreen frame for a 1951 model.
My name is Michael O'Neill and I live in Gladstone, 49792376, if you can help it would be appreciated.

Mick,
Sorry Old mate, that one wasnt mine! It was spotted by "Alexmassey" (see post before mine!)

Cheers & good luck with the parts you are looking for, Im not sure how much but I believe that Len at LENS LANDROVERS in SA has some S1 bits he picked up a while ago, he doesnt keep a lot of stock anymore, but is working on an S1 that I know of so may be worth a try? (8260 5511)

--and to just emphasise I am an occassional customer of lens and hve no interest etc in the business!

I last saw len about 4 weeks ago so unsure what he has..

good luck (did you ask santa?)

cheers
digger

bayrover
18th December 2009, 05:47 PM
hey Mick,
give jim 0428732001 a ring, tell him bayrover gave you the number. He should be able to help you with the windscreen frame

Mick_Marsh
28th February 2010, 05:29 PM
Spotted at the car show today.

23006
23007
23008
23009
23010

I like series I shorties

Does it belong to a participant of this forum?

regards
Mick

drifter
28th February 2010, 06:11 PM
Spotted at the car show today.

23006
23007
23008
23009
23010

I like series I shorties

Does it belong to a participant of this forum?

regards
Mick

Yes, That belongs to Chris1983rangie and here (http://www.aulro.com/afvb/series-i-land-rover-enthusiasts-section/71622-my-1955-86-restoration-project.html) is the rebuild thread for it.

Mick_Marsh
28th February 2010, 07:14 PM
Thanks Drifter.
It was the looker of the Landy's there.
Very well restored.

digger
15th March 2010, 12:10 PM
one I spotted buried in a yard.....

these are only photos I got

23486

23487

23488

23489

dont know year (obviously early)
or how much there or changed

digger

Lotz-A-Landies
17th March 2010, 07:25 PM
Digger

Just at a quick view it is mid 1950 or earlier.

Diana

LRO53
18th March 2010, 09:13 AM
one I spotted buried in a yard.....

these are only photos I got

23486

23487

23488

23489

dont know year (obviously early)
or how much there or changed

digger

Looks quite early 49 perhaps where abouts in SA? I gather you got no chassis number.

I see a little bit of light green on the bulkhead.

digger
18th March 2010, 11:00 AM
sorry
posted on the understanding I kept my mouth shut as to its location..

he has had bits stolen from his cars etc so is now very aware of security...


I can ring and ask re value etc but im under the impression he wishes to do it himself...I have tried a few times already

digger

bayrover
18th March 2010, 12:13 PM
Good idea Digger, Next thing you know he will be hounded by buyers and tire kickers and he will wish he had never mentioned it

Lotz-A-Landies
18th March 2010, 12:17 PM
Looks quite early 49 perhaps where abouts in SA? I gather you got no chassis number.

I see a little bit of light green on the bulkhead.Rather difficult to say whether it is 1949 or early 1950. The whole body has been painted and so the silver on the chassis comes under suspicion whether it's original or not. (Particularly when the rear chassis handles have been painted silver also.)
Yes it has a fishplate chassis - which makes it 1948, 1949 or early 1950.
It doesn't have a removable tow plate - which makes it 1948, 1949 or early 1950.
It has an opening vent in the windscreen, which points towards it being a 1950 or possibly late 1949 model.
It looks to have tubed PTO mounting holes which mitigates against it being an early 1948.
It has rope cleates welded to the corner capping which mitigates against it being a pre 861500 1948.
Also it has a top hat section on the tailgate which again mitigates against it being an early 1948.We know that many of the post 861500's 1948 models were actually built in 1949, so without a chassis number the best I feel we can say is that it's earlier than mid 1950.

mildred
25th March 2010, 03:39 PM
Yes, That belongs to Chris1983rangie and here (http://www.aulro.com/afvb/series-i-land-rover-enthusiasts-section/71622-my-1955-86-restoration-project.html) is the rebuild thread for it.

In picture 23007 ,

http://www.aulro.com/afvb/attachments/series-i-land-rover-enthusiasts-section/23007-spotted-dscf0774.jpg

Is that the very first pop up top conversion in Australia ?
Seems most original to me :p

Landy Smurf
25th March 2010, 03:42 PM
In picture 23007 ,

http://www.aulro.com/afvb/attachments/series-i-land-rover-enthusiasts-section/23007-spotted-dscf0774.jpg

Is that the very first pop up top conversion in Australia ?
Seems most original to me :p
your silly

Dinty
22nd August 2010, 07:59 AM
A couple of Series 1's seen recently in the country,
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/
now before anyone asks, don't ask anything about them, they were there in amongst a few other Series 2/2A's, just look and wonder why , cheers Dennis

digger
22nd August 2010, 01:12 PM
A couple of Series 1's seen recently in the country,
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_0874.jpg?t=1282427593
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_0875.jpg?t=1282427696
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_0881.jpg?t=1282427743
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_0878.jpg?t=1282427788
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_0880.jpg?t=1282427818
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/
http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_0876.jpg?t=1282429859
now before anyone asks, don't ask anything about them, they were there in amongst a few other Series 2/2A's, just look and wonder why , cheers Dennis

what a waste, the first one looks pretty straight pity about the fire wall..


what a waste of an 80"...shame.

thanks....are they owned by the 'wobbly people?":p

in need of help
9th November 2010, 10:51 AM
howdy everyone, came across a weird one yesterday
spotted this vehicle on the way to work and have been meaning to stop in and have a look.
its a series 1 long wheel base 2 door station wagon.
it has a full length roof that looks original, but it doesnt have the alpine windows in it along the top sides ?

we got the chassis number and it actual identifies it as a series 2 1960 model chassis.... but the body is definitely a series one.
i havent got any pictures yet, but im going back this week end to have a better look. hopefully the owner wont mind if i take a couple of pictures

it has what looks to be a land rover 6 cylinder motor in it ? or some sort of rover motor anyways. It has an auto hooked up to it with a column shift set up. YIKES!!!!!! And the transfer lever has been moved to the right hand side of the drivers seat beside the door.
it looks so strange.......

has anyone heard of a 2 door panel type configuration in the series 1 107/109" wheel base ???? it has 2 windows either side of the hardtop, but its hard to tell if they were there originally or not

im pretty sure it'll be a 109", guessing that they have some how swapped it with a series 2 chassis.... i'll measure it when i go back

More will be revealed when we get the photos, does anyone have any ideas in the meantime?

Lotz-A-Landies
9th November 2010, 11:03 AM
A couple of Series 1's seen recently in the country,
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http://i659.photobucket.com/albums/uu319/DJM110/IMG_0879-1.jpg?t=1282429258
<snip>
now before anyone asks, don't ask anything about them, they were there in amongst a few other Series 2/2A's, just look and wonder why , cheers DennisAnd whom was the shape shifter or spectre at right of image? :eek:

Scallops
9th November 2010, 11:08 AM
howdy everyone, came across a weird one yesterday
spotted this vehicle on the way to work and have been meaning to stop in and have a look.
its a series 1 long wheel base 2 door station wagon.
it has a full length roof that looks original, but it doesnt have the alpine windows in it along the top sides ?

we got the chassis number and it actual identifies it as a series 2 1960 model chassis.... but the body is definitely a series one.
i havent got any pictures yet, but im going back this week end to have a better look. hopefully the owner wont mind if i take a couple of pictures

it has what looks to be a land rover 6 cylinder motor in it ? or some sort of rover motor anyways. It has an auto hooked up to it with a column shift set up. YIKES!!!!!! And the transfer lever has been moved to the right hand side of the drivers seat beside the door.
it looks so strange.......

has anyone heard of a 2 door panel type configuration in the series 1 107/109" wheel base ???? it has 2 windows either side of the hardtop, but its hard to tell if they were there originally or not

im pretty sure it'll be a 109", guessing that they have some how swapped it with a series 2 chassis.... i'll measure it when i go back

More will be revealed when we get the photos, does anyone have any ideas in the meantime?

Its clearly a "bitsa" - and it won't be a 107 wheelbase if it's really an S2 - S2's only came in 109 for the LWB version, and S1 station wagons only 107. The chassis number will also identify the wheelbase too though. And I didn't think S1's had a 2 door LWB station wagon either. I reckon they were all 4 door. Plus, a S1 station wagon body will also have a safari roof. What makes you think it's a S1 body?

in need of help
9th November 2010, 11:30 AM
Its definately a Series 1 body, its got the flat sides. It looks just like a series 1 107" 5 door wagon (the one that looks like a kid went nuts with a meccano set), but its only a 2 door. The hardtop looks to be an original item, but ive never heard of it, or seen one and we cant find any photos or info in any of our land rover books. I thought it may have been a 5 door wagon that had been modified, but the hardtop doesnt look like its been chopped up at all, except for the side windows which look a bit dodgy.

It doesnt have a safari roof either, but it does have channels that go the whole length of the roof, but it doesnt look like a modified S2/3 canopy. Its hard to explain without photos.

We were told it was owned by a Rover mechanic years ago and he did all the engine and gearbox "modifications" ie ruined it in this respect. We dont know why it has a series 2 chassis and the current owner has no idea either. Would a series 1 109" ute body bolt straight onto a 109" series 2 chassis?

Cant wait to get some photos of it.

Scallops
9th November 2010, 12:21 PM
Its definately a Series 1 body, its got the flat sides. It looks just like a series 1 107" 5 door wagon (the one that looks like a kid went nuts with a meccano set), but its only a 2 door. The hardtop looks to be an original item, but ive never heard of it, or seen one and we cant find any photos or info in any of our land rover books. I thought it may have been a 5 door wagon that had been modified, but the hardtop doesnt look like its been chopped up at all, except for the side windows which look a bit dodgy.

It doesnt have a safari roof either, but it does have channels that go the whole length of the roof, but it doesnt look like a modified S2/3 canopy. Its hard to explain without photos.

We were told it was owned by a Rover mechanic years ago and he did all the engine and gearbox "modifications" ie ruined it in this respect. We dont know why it has a series 2 chassis and the current owner has no idea either. Would a series 1 109" ute body bolt straight onto a 109" series 2 chassis?

Cant wait to get some photos of it.

OK....Well, I didn't know there were ever a 2 door station wagon from factory - I'd like to see a photo! Without the safari roof, if it is the real roof, there should be 4 air vents above the non cabin section of the roof.

As far as I know, the 109 chassis from a S1 is the same as the S2.

101RRS
9th November 2010, 12:42 PM
I doubt very much it started off as a station wagon, what happened to the rear doors etc.

Suspect it is a standard series 1 lwb ute with either a home made top or one modifed from series 2 etc. I suspect the top width is similar between a series 1 and 2 and with the higher sides of a series 1 lwb ute, a later hardtop might even fit around the front doors etc.

Scallops
9th November 2010, 01:00 PM
I doubt very much it started off as a station wagon, what happened to the rear doors etc.

Suspect it is a standard series 1 lwb ute with either a home made top or one modifed from series 2 etc. I suspect the top width is similar between a series 1 and 2 and with the higher sides of a series 1 lwb ute, a later hardtop might even fit around the front doors etc.

I'm with you, Garry. My guess precisely.

in need of help
9th November 2010, 03:41 PM
OK, quickly went out and took a couple of pics.

Took a closer look at the hardtop, it does not look cobbled together, and the rivets/paint/aluminium seems to match the rest of the body quite well.

Cant really look at the back of the vehicle until the guy pulls it out for us.

Took a pic of inside the hardtop, no safari roof holes.

Another thing with the cab is that there is no bulkhead or backing section behind the front "seat" (a big long bench seat type slab-another dodgy addition!). which i would expect with a ute? unless of course its been cut out, and we cant find this out until we see the owner on the weekend and have a better poke around.

Hope the photos shed some light on this one!

Dinty
9th November 2010, 04:00 PM
G'day All, I know about this vehicle, it used to belong to a Mr John S in Newcastle, he has had a long connection to Land Rovers, he did all the mods on that one, it does have a Rover 6 (3lt) I think, auto transmission + overdrive that he machined and built himself, last I had heard of it was his daughter had it, but that was some time ago.
Currently Mr. S is driving a much modded RR chassis with a S2A 5 door body on it, hope thats of some help cheers Dennis:angel:
PS Diana, that be Judge DREDD:twisted:

in need of help
9th November 2010, 10:52 PM
thank you everyone for your help. hope i've done the right thing and started a new thread for this vehicle

please refer to this thread

Series 1 LWB 2 door Hardtop??????????

p.s Dennis i'll give you a call soon.... thanks !!!!

andy_d110
30th December 2010, 05:33 PM
Was visiting portsea in Victoria yesterday when I noticed a ripper of an 80" inch 52 or 53 model I think. Olive colour going topless... Is it someones on here?

Andy

1953 BEADELL
5th February 2011, 07:28 PM
can i have the doors and fuel tank thanks peter c-treon@hotmail.com

outback jeff
28th June 2011, 05:24 PM
Went and saw Cars 2 with my son today, and spotted this and thought it was cool.

Cheers Jeff

37081

korg20000bc
29th June 2011, 11:01 PM
On farms near Launceston.
I don't really know much about S1's but I thought they looked interesting.
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/42.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/43.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/44.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/45.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/46.jpg


https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/47.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/48.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/49.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/50.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/51.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/52.jpg
https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/06/53.jpg

dreamin'
30th June 2011, 12:10 AM
On farms near Launceston.
I don't really know much about S1's but I thought they looked interesting.

They look peaceful.

If the owners are interested in finding them good homes, I might be able to help.

D

digger
1st July 2011, 04:15 PM
the "MAX SPEED" stencil in front of the steering wheel is exactly the same as done for military vehicles, BUT very very few S1's were used by the military in Australia??

Did you notice any other markings at all?... tyre pressures or anything like that? It would be very interesting to lookup the numbers of them.

the hoops alone are worth getting from the green one!!

the yellow ute looks good - should find out how much the owner wants for them, I'm sure one of the many Taswegian members would want one or the other of them.

korg20000bc
1st July 2011, 08:00 PM
No other military markings apparent. Some other people I chatted to about it seemed to think it was used by another Gov body. Maybe hydroelectric. There was a hydroelectric scheme here in Tas too I've found out.

I've found another series1 ute that looks excellent but very faded/flaked paint in a backyard nearby. Time to pay a visit.

numpty
2nd July 2011, 01:17 PM
Yellow trayback is a 107" with a later ally? tray. And the shorty is an 86"

outback jeff
21st July 2011, 05:53 PM
While on holidays a couple of weeks ago took these photos. I got a tip a while ago about this bloke who had a few Series 1s, it took me a bit to track him down and find him at home. It turns out that he has six of them in varing condition. Hopefully he will sell me the bits I need for mine.

37597
This is the one his kids used to drive around the farm

37598
This was his roo shooting rig

37599
This one has been restored previously, did a trip to Cape York after it was restored, but has sat in the shed for the last 25 years

37600
This one was going to be a restoration, it didn't happen

37601
This is a front cut someone was going to throw in the dump

There is also one in pieces in the shed, I didn't get a photo of, but its an early one as it has narrow front springs, there is also two Series 2/2A utes. I wasn't sure whether to get excited or cry.
Anyway I'll go and have a beer and think about it.

Cheers Jeff

digger
21st July 2011, 08:40 PM
Im looking for early 80" bits (hint hint!)

what a treasure trove!!

Thanks for the photos!

jethro
27th July 2011, 10:18 AM
G'day folks ,there where very few landrover series 1 lwb hardtops produced for early landrover publicity. If this is a genuine lwb h/t it would be a fantastic catch.unfortunately its taken me a while to spot this series 1 article on aulro.There is a photo/article. on page 110 of LRO magazine 1998.thanks Jethro

turkeybrain
27th October 2011, 11:26 AM
This appeared in the scrap metal yard next door to my house. I wandered over, had a poke around and made the owner an offer. Sadly I'm the second person to make an offer, so he's going to have a chat to the other prospective buyer and let me know if he'll beat what I've offered or not.

The chassis number is 36660375, according to CalVIN that makes it a 1953 80" petrol. The original motor was still in it (well, at least it was the right type, if not the original one for the vehicle), although missing the air filter and gaining some spiders in the carbie. The chassis looked like it only had minor surface rust rather than holes, the outriggers I could see looked alright too. I only looked down one side though, I wasn't prepared to crawl through the blackberries to take a look under the other side. The bulkhead had a couple of small holes just below the windscreen, but otherwise looked pretty good. The foot wells looked fairly reasonable too. It's in far better shape body-wise than my 2a...

And some obligatory photos!

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/10/230.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/10/231.jpg

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2011/10/232.jpg

Does anybody know whether the hard top would be original or not?

It's good to know that even if I don't get it, it won't be headed to the scrap bin. Apparently the other prospective buyer is interested in restoring it too.

Cheers,

Martin

Lost Landy
27th October 2011, 02:31 PM
Yes it is a genuine hard top for an 80" very hard to find too.

123rover50
27th October 2011, 07:25 PM
And the Bakelite steering wheel centre is in one piece. Amazing.Only thing I can spot out of place with a quick look is the length of the bonnet.
Keith

turkeybrain
27th October 2011, 07:59 PM
It looked fairly complete to me, other than missing some seats, the air filter and the door tops. That being said, I think this may be the first time I've seen a Series 1 in the flesh, let alone up close, so I could be wrong.

Thank you both for the info, as a recent Landy convert it's always interesting to learn more!

isuzutoo-eh
4th March 2012, 06:56 PM
Didn't expect to see one of Solihull's finest in the Mardi Gras last night

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/03/1222.jpg

But it did take my attention off the titillating tassles for a few moments ;)

LowRanger
4th March 2012, 08:04 PM
Didn't expect to see one of Solihull's finest in the Mardi Gras last night

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/03/1222.jpg

But it did take my attention off the titillating tassles for a few moments ;)

And you only went there to look for Land Rovers :-)


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isuzutoo-eh
4th March 2012, 08:39 PM
There isn't a section on the forum suitable for the other photos ;)

Col.Coleman
4th March 2012, 09:49 PM
I don't want to see any photos of your Mudpit:(

CC

wrinklearthur
5th March 2012, 12:28 AM
Didn't expect to see one of Solihull's finest in the Mardi Gras last night

https://www.aulro.com/afvb/images/imported/2012/03/1222.jpg

But it did take my attention off the titillating tassles for a few moments ;)

What is this ? A topless randy rover in the Mardi Gras !
.

iain reed
14th March 2012, 05:59 PM
hi all
yes it is my 1957
we used it for lighting the front of the "kylie" float
driver is on of the lads that work for me
perfect for parades ,low range and off you go
i sold a 1961 to the RAS about 10 years ago for their parade you might of seen it at the show painted yellow and blue :):):):):)

wildelandie
27th April 2012, 02:49 PM
Found one... must of deleted the rest....

http://img241.imageshack.us/img241/3889/im002645sp9.jpg

Pete
I only have the 109" left, curently but slowly rebiulding it

Dinty
17th May 2012, 05:23 PM
G'day All,
Well this thread has now gone full circle LOL, with the post above being the post that I started it with ;) anyway cheers Dennis:angel:

pop058
25th June 2012, 12:43 PM
chasing owner and info :D

Lotz-A-Landies
25th June 2012, 06:18 PM
They're not spotted.

This is spotted! :D

http://pics.solarnet.tv/pics/6690/6690_1300212377-0.jpg

jerryd
25th June 2012, 07:50 PM
I spotted this nice example recently, a 1949 model :) does it belong to anybody on here ??

123rover50
26th June 2012, 07:21 AM
Looks a bitsa. Fishplate bumper but lights through.

Landy Smurf
26th June 2012, 09:53 AM
chasing owner and info :D
that is heaps good it would be worth abit going off those photos

ade30946x6
26th June 2012, 07:14 PM
Sellers are often concerned about posting vin numbers and photos due to theft.

JDNSW
5th October 2012, 11:54 AM
I deliberately posted a link to a clearing sale on the 13th for the benefit of Series 1 people who may not spot it as being Series 1, but it got moved to marketplace alerts! So have a look there if interested in 80".

John

Alra
2nd March 2013, 12:51 AM
G'day Guys,

I spotted what I think is a Series I Landie this morning on Ramsay St, Cloncurry. It is on Vic plates and white in colour. I'm only guessing that it was series 1 because I'm not the best at picking the difference between series I or series II Landies. I had to go by the grill and do a google images cross reference. It didn't have any badges on it either. I hope I'm not offending anyone with my ignorance. It was good to see the beast on the street though. I had instant thoughts about finding one and getting on the tools for a restoration job. I hope that whoever is driving it is enjoying the great northwest of Queensland. I only wish they could have brough some rain with them.

Cheers,

Danial.

Landy Smurf
4th March 2013, 07:29 PM
does anyone know much about these Kul A traktor Objekt Land Rover 4-WD -52 | Jönköping (http://www.blocket.se/jonkoping/Kul_A_traktor_Objekt_Land_Rover_4_WD__52_45544846. htm?ca=23_3&w=3)

numpty
6th March 2013, 07:55 AM
G'day Guys,

I spotted what I think is a Series I Landie this morning on Ramsay St, Cloncurry. It is on Vic plates and white in colour. I'm only guessing that it was series 1 because I'm not the best at picking the difference between series I or series II Landies. I had to go by the grill and do a google images cross reference. It didn't have any badges on it either. I hope I'm not offending anyone with my ignorance. It was good to see the beast on the street though. I had instant thoughts about finding one and getting on the tools for a restoration job. I hope that whoever is driving it is enjoying the great northwest of Queensland. I only wish they could have brough some rain with them.

Cheers,

Danial.

Just for info Danial, S1 has flat sides and not the sexy curved waistline which S11 and all the later Series/110's and Defenders have ;)

Perry

Brad110
6th March 2013, 09:47 AM
Young, nubile, sleek, modest....

...prior to introduction of synchro, comfort seats, hard tops, radios, take away food and other essentials resulting in large "hips" which remain to this day.:D

jtktread
13th July 2013, 12:16 AM
Spotted near Kin Kin during the week: fruit wasn't bad either..

digger
1st November 2013, 12:49 AM
markets page, ebay series 1 (53) also has early s1 80 in background that is also for sale, appears very early (lights in firewall)

best I can to to bring it to everyones attention.

Lost Landy
30th April 2014, 06:31 PM
1949 Landy spotted apparently free to good home in the 2nd pic you can just see it has a fish plate chassis! Series 1 landrover parts | Wrecking | Gumtree Australia Tablelands - Herberton | 1044585367 (http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/herberton/wrecking/series-1-landrover-parts/1044585367)

digger
1st May 2014, 08:15 AM
1949 Landy spotted apparently free to good home in the 2nd pic you can just see it has a fish plate chassis! Series 1 landrover parts | Wrecking | Gumtree Australia Tablelands - Herberton | 1044585367 (http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/herberton/wrecking/series-1-landrover-parts/1044585367)

someone get there quick!!

I need a fuel tank...
I'd like a straight tray (willing to take straight side off one to fix mine)
guage cluster/dash board...
4/49 rim (to complete set)
straight bumper
the proper ring pull (mines a piece of fence wire :) )

........ actually just drop em off in my yard I'll strip it for you!

Cobber
5th May 2014, 12:22 PM
There's bound to be some good (rare) parts in there, I hope somebody salvages it :BigThumb:

Alra
11th September 2016, 12:56 PM
G'Day All,

Just took the family to the car show at the Mount Isa Buffalo Club. Stumbled across a Series 1 107 ute. Had never seen one before today. The owner has done a good restoration job. I hung around checking it out and hoping to spy the owner but they must have been inside the club enjoying a cold one. The weather is definitely starting to warm up here.

Cheers,

Danial.

Dark61
12th September 2016, 07:07 AM
Sounds nice , any pics?
Cheers, D

Alra
13th September 2016, 07:12 AM
Sorry mate. I didn't think to get any.

Cheers,

Danial.

bemm52
30th September 2017, 05:48 PM
Spotted by daughter in law near Camden NSW

130256 130257 130258

Cheers Paul

Mickyg
3rd October 2017, 09:39 PM
Might be the wrong place to post it but I thought it may be of interest?130430
Christmas eve, 1974

JDNSW
24th October 2018, 04:21 PM
Spotted yesterday 23/10/18, in Dubbo, at the intersection of Darling and Erskine Streets, shortly before 0900, a Series 1 on a trailer behind a Rangerover.

Anyone here?

Lewy110
26th October 2018, 09:03 AM
Spotted by a mate in Sydney behind a Disco yesterday. So I don't think it would have been in Dubbo.
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181025/62a289a559696a92e7e36a7816c37e2c.jpg
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181025/fed50ed69ec6a8fa5f29e4c434f8b67a.jpg

JDNSW
27th October 2018, 02:28 PM
That's not it - it looked cleaner. Definitely a Rangerover towing it.

jethro
19th December 2018, 01:21 AM
another swb swhttps://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181218/d930e0c2d0c99396f3b9f759f9fdd953.jpg

Chops
19th December 2018, 01:01 PM
Spotted at the car show today.

23006
23007
23008
23009
23010

I like series I shorties

Does it belong to a participant of this forum?

regards
Mick


Yes, That belongs to Chris1983rangie and here (http://www.aulro.com/afvb/series-i-land-rover-enthusiasts-section/71622-my-1955-86-restoration-project.html) is the rebuild thread for it.

Doing some research this morning took me to what could be an awesome thread.
So sad really that photo bucket did what it did. I'm guessing, but the old saying, "a picture tells a thousand words" springs to mind here, especially in a refurbishment/rebuild thread.