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    Ernest.

    Hi All

    I have done it again, Meet Ernie, (After my late Grandad) 1965? 2a, (waiting for a pic of the chassis number to confirm on CALvin) I have just bought him from a mate who has had it for 25 years. It sports a almost new set of tractor tyres and the engine was rebuilt 3 years ago, but the transfer case wont lock into 4wd. We can sort that out though. It has been sitting in the machinery shed for a few years now gathering dust, but John pulled it out last week, poured some petrol down the carby and it fired straight away. Instead of doing it up like Ralph (S2a) and Smeg (S3), I am just thinking of just tidying it up, re-doing the interior, re wiring it, but leaving the original patina of 25 years on the farm, including the door signage, I may just knock a few of the larger guard dents out if possible. He tells me there is little to no rust except for on the surface rust on the steel tray. I have been quietly looking for a tray back for 2-3 years now, and glad I finally found one in such good condition, as most of them have been close to, if not terminal and had an astronomical asking price for their condition. If i'm not mistaken, the door tops look like S3 item's with the plastic window locks. It will be a few weeks before I can do a road trip of that magnitude though to get down to collect him.
    Cheers Ian
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    1964, S2a SWB "Ralph"
    1977, S3 SWB "Smeg"
    1996 D1 300tdi auto
    1973 Rangie Classic
    2012, 110 (Series 12) Puma "The Tardis"
    2017 Kawasaki Versys 1000

    You must now cut down the tallest tree in the forest... With... A HERRING!!!!!

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    Has that got the Rover 6 cylinder engine? Probably not, otherwise you wouldn't be able to pour petrol down the carburettor. Maybe it just has a non standard grille.

    Aaron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron IIA View Post
    Has that got the Rover 6 cylinder engine? Probably not, otherwise you wouldn't be able to pour petrol down the carburettor. Maybe it just has a non standard grille.

    Aaron
    Hi Aaron
    It has a 186 Holden motor in it at the moment. I have a 2.25 at home that I will fit and sell the Holden motor, as I will also sell the tractor tyres on it.
    Between the two, I may get back more than I paid for the car and some early funds to start the touch up jobs I want to do.

    25303742b
    253 Model: Land Rover, Series IIA
    Body type: Basic
    Wheel base: 109in
    Engine: petrol
    Model years: 1962-1971
    Destination: Completely knocked down (CKD), right-hand drive (RHD)
    03742 Serial number
    B Design: One significant design modification
    Suffix used from March 1963 till April 1966

    Ian.
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    1964, S2a SWB "Ralph"
    1977, S3 SWB "Smeg"
    1996 D1 300tdi auto
    1973 Rangie Classic
    2012, 110 (Series 12) Puma "The Tardis"
    2017 Kawasaki Versys 1000

    You must now cut down the tallest tree in the forest... With... A HERRING!!!!!

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    I did some research and I found out its probably a 1962 build. Off Saturday to collect him. Just gotta fond somewhere to put it now
    1964, S2a SWB "Ralph"
    1977, S3 SWB "Smeg"
    1996 D1 300tdi auto
    1973 Rangie Classic
    2012, 110 (Series 12) Puma "The Tardis"
    2017 Kawasaki Versys 1000

    You must now cut down the tallest tree in the forest... With... A HERRING!!!!!

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    Loaded up and ready to take him home to QLD
    1964, S2a SWB "Ralph"
    1977, S3 SWB "Smeg"
    1996 D1 300tdi auto
    1973 Rangie Classic
    2012, 110 (Series 12) Puma "The Tardis"
    2017 Kawasaki Versys 1000

    You must now cut down the tallest tree in the forest... With... A HERRING!!!!!

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    Looking good. How did the Defender go towing him on the trailer?
    2009 Defender 110 2.4. ARB bulbar, Ironman winch, Safari snorkel, Steinbauer chip, AP HD clutch, Lightforce spots, larger tank, Off Road Systems drawer, Traxide 160 controller, Tekonsha brakes, Mulgo seat runners, Uniden UHF, Nuggetstuff seat corners, breathers, Polaris GPS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoMick View Post
    Looking good. How did the Defender go towing him on the trailer?
    Pulled him like a freight train Mick. Did about 15l/100km towing, sitting on about 95km wherever we could.
    1964, S2a SWB "Ralph"
    1977, S3 SWB "Smeg"
    1996 D1 300tdi auto
    1973 Rangie Classic
    2012, 110 (Series 12) Puma "The Tardis"
    2017 Kawasaki Versys 1000

    You must now cut down the tallest tree in the forest... With... A HERRING!!!!!

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    The clean up
    1964, S2a SWB "Ralph"
    1977, S3 SWB "Smeg"
    1996 D1 300tdi auto
    1973 Rangie Classic
    2012, 110 (Series 12) Puma "The Tardis"
    2017 Kawasaki Versys 1000

    You must now cut down the tallest tree in the forest... With... A HERRING!!!!!

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    And the strip down begins
    1964, S2a SWB "Ralph"
    1977, S3 SWB "Smeg"
    1996 D1 300tdi auto
    1973 Rangie Classic
    2012, 110 (Series 12) Puma "The Tardis"
    2017 Kawasaki Versys 1000

    You must now cut down the tallest tree in the forest... With... A HERRING!!!!!

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    The bulkhead is in great nick. One small hole under the screen. Iíll use it to pour in the rust treatment then seal it up before refitting the screen. Still not sure on how far to go on the resto as I quite like the patina of him
    1964, S2a SWB "Ralph"
    1977, S3 SWB "Smeg"
    1996 D1 300tdi auto
    1973 Rangie Classic
    2012, 110 (Series 12) Puma "The Tardis"
    2017 Kawasaki Versys 1000

    You must now cut down the tallest tree in the forest... With... A HERRING!!!!!

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