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    Sure do, a 1973 SIII 12v (10FM08). It did start life as a 24v FFR but at some time in its distant past was converted.

    I picked it up a couple of years ago and started a top to bottom restoration about 8 months ago. Probably about half way through.

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    G'day Jondavball

    That would be a Rover1 being an early Series 3, mine is an 1980 I have not got it's full MOD rego yet but I know what contract it came from,and the first and middle 16 HG from 40 to 84 I have somebody in the UK checking for me,I think it may be 57.




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    I am looking forward to getting 'Nelson' on the road by next Easter with the intent, although unlikely, of taking him to Melrose. His body work is pretty beat up but I am hoping a hammer will fix it.

    As you can see he spent his service life in Hong Kong but I don't know when he came to Australia.

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    Well done Unk.

    BUT





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    G'day Keith

    Haven't got around to taking pics of it yet,worked hard to get it clean enough to take to Land & Air show at "Emu Gully" near Helidon as part of the Jeep Club display,I will endeavour to get pics after I fit the radio tuning boxes back on the front wings (guards) it runs well a very different ride to a LWB quite choppy, but love it!!


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    I have never driven mine as the clutch and brakes weren't working when I got it. Engine does run nicely though, or so it sounded in the 5 minutes I had it going before I started stripping him down.

    My desire for a lightweight far outweighed the practicalities of it needing to be running or the cost of replcement parts. It will turn out to be a very expensive desire and frankly I should have stuck to a standard SWB but I am sure it will be worth it in the end.

    It will be deseret coloured when its finished.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleHo View Post
    a very different ride to a LWB quite choppy, but love it!!
    says he who was all cramped up, on top of a hill overlooking helidon

    now you know why i like my parabolics
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    Oh....is that a lightweight that you have stashed up in the corner, on the right........near the road.

    I thought that you might have been wrecking a landy...

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    For those who are not in on this a 'file' copy photo of a light weight. These will have to do until the photos of the actual vehicle are posted.
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    [QUOTE=RobHay;1915264]Oh....is that a lightweight that you have stashed up in the corner, on the right........near the road.

    I thought that you might have been wrecking a landy...[/QUOTE.

    I was going to ask Ho where you were.
    Been missing your humerous stories

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