New Series 3 Lightweight.

My series 2a has a 200tdi.

For the upgrade to work properly and not eat parts of the drive train, you ideally need beefier diffs from a Range Rover, overdrive, and freewheeling hubs.

With regards to sound proofing I’ve lined the engine side of the bulkhead, gearbox tunnel and under the bonnet with stick on soundproofing dynamat type stuff.

The UJ door cards are actually door mats made out of quite thick carpet. They also help to deaden rattles and vibrations.

It’s still loud but definitely makes it a bit more bearable.

Enjoy.

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I see you’ve abandoned your filthy Matelot ways and rolled the tilt correctly :)
 

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She’s lovely, do you have a link for the soundproofing you used, the stuff I’ve seen online seems to be silly money.
The stuff I used was just from Amazon.

I think it was this or at least something very similar.

To be honest if I was gonna do it again and go to all the hassle of dismantling the gearbox tunnel etc. I’d buy the expensive stuff.

This is adequate, but I wish I’d used actual dynamat.

LINGDA 1M² 10mm Heat Shield Thermal, Car sound insulation Proofing Deadener Mat, HeatProof waterproof Noise Insulation (40inch X 40inch)
 

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Maybe so, but there is still a world of wrong going on with that wagon.
Dunno what you mean mate.

Apart from the terrifying steering, rock solid suspension, shit brakes, dodgy electrics, oil leaks, speedo reading 20% under, various gauges not working, general rust / cosmetic issues everywhere and massive list of modifications from standard, it’s pretty much perfect and as it left the factory 50 years ago.
 
The stuff I used was just from Amazon.

I think it was this or at least something very similar.

To be honest if I was gonna do it again and go to all the hassle of dismantling the gearbox tunnel etc. I’d buy the expensive stuff.

This is adequate, but I wish I’d used actual dynamat.

LINGDA 1M² 10mm Heat Shield Thermal, Car sound insulation Proofing Deadener Mat, HeatProof waterproof Noise Insulation (40inch X 40inch)
I put a few yards of Dynamat in my boat a few years ago. Paid a fair bit for it, as you’d expect, and it’s done a fair job. Not stellar, but fair.

 

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I put a few yards of Dynamat in my boat a few years ago. Paid a fair bit for it, as you’d expect, and it’s done a fair job. Not stellar, but fair.


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A mate of a mate is a distributor for Dynamat and it really is good stuff. He has a mini pickup that’s been decked out in it as a demonstrator.

The thing has a massive sound system in the back and you can barely hear it when he doors are shut.

Impressive stuff.
 
Dunno what you mean mate.

Apart from the terrifying steering, rock solid suspension, shit brakes, dodgy electrics, oil leaks, speedo reading 20% under, various gauges not working, general rust / cosmetic issues everywhere and massive list of modifications from standard, it’s pretty much perfect and as it left the factory 50 years ago.
..Erm.... isnt all that exactly factory standard ?
 

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It’s got servo assistance braking, with TLS on the front and with twin hydraulics lines
Be careful, the 200TDi isn't type approved for that chassis, which means that without a VOSA inspection getting a SVA the vehicle isn't legal on UK highways. The brakes will also need to be rated & balanced for the rated output of the powertrain - i.e. be capable of braking the engine, not just the wheels. I assume you have told your insurer? or gone to a specialist insurer like Adrian Flux?
 
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Dunno what you mean mate.

Apart from the terrifying steering, rock solid suspension, shit brakes, dodgy electrics, oil leaks, speedo reading 20% under, various gauges not working, general rust / cosmetic issues everywhere and massive list of modifications from standard, it’s pretty much perfect and as it left the factory 50 years ago.
I learned to drive in a Landie, as many on here did I'd guess. Don't miss that shake and stir gear change one little bit. I owned a V8 County in later life which was brill but all of the jap 4WD drivers still took the piss "that's more of a weekend hobby than a wagon" and so on.
 
The thing is (and why no Toymota fits the bill), and I am sure this is true for many of us, my life has depended on the performance of my trusty issued Land Rover at times.

Mount Igman in the 90s in a whiteout. If the Rover had gone tits, I’d have been fcuked. It didn’t, and I wasn’t. I can put up with hand-cranking Series motors, oil leaks, shitty insulation, both thermal and noise, and just about everything else. I spent 15 years of my life in Aunty Betty’s fleet of ‘Rovers, and I’d have another tomorrow.

A defining part of me, if I’m honest, and I’m jealous of the OP :)
 
Feck me, the hill start, shudder.....

Then onwards and upwards...

To Borden and the 432...

JB
Mönchengladbach, I was ably assisted by an instructor from 431 MU who used Englishman abroad tactics to build my confidence. Swearing loudly at every mistake.
 
Good Evening,

I’ve recently purchased this beauty: View attachment 477107
I’m keen to learn more of its history. Below is a direct extraction from the ‘Merlin’ database. As you can see some are self-explanatory (although feel free to add anything relevant). The internet has brought up conflicting results so If you know the location of the following units at the stated date I’d be grateful - thank you.

9/1989 - 57 LOG SP SQN VEH TP RLC

4/1992 - 152 RLC

12/1992 - 2 RRF

6/1994 - 1 STAFFORDS

3/1996 - 1 GG

7/1996 - JSU CYRPUS

12/1996 - DSU

6/1997 - 1 GG
You will need to buy that essential item called a 'BUNGEE CORD' to hold the gear lever in the last gear selected.

Most Military Surplus Shops sell them in dark green but I would go to Halfords and get a bright yellow coloured one. It will be easier to find it in the dark when it pings off and disappears somewhere in the cab.
 
Good Evening,

I’ve recently purchased this beauty: View attachment 477107
I’m keen to learn more of its history. Below is a direct extraction from the ‘Merlin’ database. As you can see some are self-explanatory (although feel free to add anything relevant). The internet has brought up conflicting results so If you know the location of the following units at the stated date I’d be grateful - thank you.

9/1989 - 57 LOG SP SQN VEH TP RLC

4/1992 - 152 RLC

12/1992 - 2 RRF

6/1994 - 1 STAFFORDS

3/1996 - 1 GG

7/1996 - JSU CYRPUS

12/1996 - DSU

6/1997 - 1 GG
You will need to buy that essential item called a 'BUNGEE CORD' to hold the gear lever in the last gear selected.

Most Military Surplus Shops sell them in dark green but I would go to Halfords and get a bright yellow coloured one. It will be easier to find it in the dark when it pings off and disappears somewhere in the cab.
My series 2a has a 200tdi.

For the upgrade to work properly and not eat parts of the drive train, you ideally need beefier diffs from a Range Rover, overdrive, and freewheeling hubs.

With regards to sound proofing I’ve lined the engine side of the bulkhead, gearbox tunnel and under the bonnet with stick on soundproofing dynamat type stuff.

The UJ door cards are actually door mats made out of quite thick carpet. They also help to deaden rattles and vibrations.

It’s still loud but definitely makes it a bit more bearable.

Enjoy.

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Good skills, Dog guarding the tea and picnic.

Don't want a sneaky fox or a under class scruffy peasant stealing it.
 
Out on a mobile late one night in Belfast in a couple of lightweights. I was driving the lead vehicle. We got waved down by a group of four young lads. The cheeky buggers wanted a lift. They were going to Andytown. We said we couldn’t go to Andytown but just for their cheek flagging us down, we’d give them a lift to the edge of our area. Two of them jumped in my vehicle and the other two jumped in the rear vehicle.

Those petrol lightweights didn’t hang about and could easily do seventy if the road was nice and straight and long enough.

So there were these two young paddies in the back of a stripped down lightweight being whizzed along at seventy miles an hour hanging onto the side for grim death every time we hit a bump in the road. I heard one of them shouting above the roar of the slipstream to one of the lads in the back, “does he always drive this fast?” and the shouted back response being, ”yep!”

Ten minutes later, four very windswept and by now, quite sober, young Belfast lads were deposited on the pavement on the edge of our TAOR and we went off on our merry way. I wonder if they ever chanced flagging down anybody ever again on a Friday night after the pubs shut! :)
 
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