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Thread: Series 2a 109"GS Suspension mods by military

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    Possibly Rob, or a combination of that and what John (JDNSW) said. The plating is on both side, but only the right side seems to have suffered from rust. Anyway, it will all be better soon !

    Sometimes I wonder if the army just did things on these vehicles to practice their skills.

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    Another thing I thought of was a possible rough landing using air lifts?.. I've seen a few pics of bent chassis after being dropped from a height....
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    I don't think the S3 chassis has necessarily done the lift exactly the same as the 2a.
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    Weren't the S3 chassis a standard 1 ton chassis?

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    Sooo... if the SIII military chassis is a standard 1 ton chassis which was in turn allegedly adopted from the 2A military modifications... shouldn't we be looking at the same thing?..
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    Not in terms of detail design - when the 2a was designed, it was based on modifying the existing chassis - it is quite possible that the Series 3 One Ton chassis was (re)designed to be cheaper to produce 12 years later, as by that time they had a better idea whether they could sell this chassis to more than just the Australian army!
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    Series 2a 109"GS Suspension mods by military

    When did the pressed chassis start?
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    Understood John, I was just being facetious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by incisor View Post
    When did the pressed chassis start?
    Series 3, pretty early in production, I think, but not quite right at the start. And it was only on the 109 - the 88 kept the four flats construction to the end unless I am mistaken.
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    Finally got round to taking some pictures of my IIa GS chassis.
    Similar but not exactly the same as yours but because the vehicle is assembled it's difficult to get the photos.

    Drivers side
    DSCN4522 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    DSCN4526 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    Passenger side
    DSCN4524 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    Series III FFR
    DSCN4525 by Colin Radley, on Flickr


    Colin
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    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
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    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
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