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Old 18th April 2009, 06:59 PM
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Well on Wednesday I picked up my Series I. The interior is pretty good, but the fella who had it before the people I bought it off; had used it to cart wood. The rear leafs are massive



Anyway I drove it down from the Macedon Ranges in Victoria to Launceston in Tassie. Roughly 140 kms. With no seat belts, no windsreen wipers, no heater and lots of oil

Was a good trip but when I got to Tassie it decided to rain. And rain it did.

No windsreen wipers was bad enough but when water starts bubbeling through the windscreen and roof it gets a bit cold.

Anyway I got home, and jumped into the Defender to head down to a sheep farm down the midlands for a holiday. And

First time I have ever felt small in the Defender. Must be because the seats are lower and windsreen slightly smaller. But the seats felt like armchairs and the power from the Tdi felt like a rocket ship. And the ride

Lets just say I'm glad Landrover switched to coils in the Defender
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Old 18th April 2009, 07:27 PM
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Thats some serious springing!


Nice buy, I've always thought timber trays look classy

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Thats some serious springing!


Nice buy, I've always thought timber trays look classy

Cheers,
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Thanks mate

I like the tray as well, don't reckon I'll ever put a tub on it. Not really a big fan of them with the tub on
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Old 18th April 2009, 08:17 PM
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jeeze, thats a meatier spring pack than fozzys got......

nice find.
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Old 18th April 2009, 09:15 PM
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jeeze, thats a meatier spring pack than fozzys got......

nice find.
And spread by rust - any spring effect probably comes from the rubber bushes!

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Old 18th April 2009, 10:06 PM
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Anyway I drove it down from the Macedon Ranges in Victoria to Launceston in Tassie. Roughly 140 kms.
I just got home from work - this made my brain implode
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Got any pictures of the body and such?
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Old 18th April 2009, 10:51 PM
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Got any pictures of the body and such?
Try here grover98 My Project: 1957 109" Series I Flat Tray
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Old 19th April 2009, 07:57 AM
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So what was the suspension like when you drove it with those springs?
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Old 19th April 2009, 08:45 PM
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So what was the suspension like when you drove it with those springs?
Yeah very average

When I saw a bump in the road I had to brace myself lucky I'm a young fella

The fronts are a bit sad as well so that did'nt help either.

But by crike the Defender is nice to drive after the Series
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