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Thread: Yet Another LR Owner Rears His Ugly Head

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    Default Yet Another LR Owner Rears His Ugly Head

    Hello All,
    Iíve been lurking for sometime and found this forum after friend loaned me a couple Overland Journals to look at. I currently own two Land Rovers but have had Isuzus and Toyotas. Our overland adventures are usually never more than a long camping/kayaking weekend spent in the hills and hollers of southern Missouri and northern Arkansas. I would love to spend a month or two exploring the four corners region and the area around Moab.

    Heres whatís leaking in the garage and on the drive way:
    1971 Series IIA 109 Ex-MoD
    Iíve owned it for nine years and have upgraded things here and there to make it more reliable and perform better off road.



    1998 Discovery Series I
    I have purchased this vehicle twice. I bought it new in November of 1997 and sold it in 2003. I Feb. of 2007 I tracked down the owner and asked if he would be willing to part with it. I purchased it for a second time in May of last year - 160,000 miles and still chugging along. This is the vehicle I would like to make into a reliable go-anywhere, long-haul camping, exploring, and kayak hauling machine.


    As if owning two Land Rovers isnít bad enough. My new bride had to put up with the legendary green oval at our recent wedding. Transport from the church to the reception via a friends Defender 110


    Whatís better than a large green Land Rover oval? A chocolate Land Rover oval!


    If any of your travels ever bring you to SW Missouri, please look me up. I can always make myself available for a cold brew and a Land Rover story.

    Great site you have going here. I look forward to soaking it all up.

    dd
    ďIím growing older but not up
    My metabolic rate is pleasantly stuck
    Let those winds of time blow over my head
    Iíd rather die while Iím living Ė than live while Iím deadĒ
    -Jimmy Buffett

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    Welcome to ExPo! Quite the impressive stable you have there and your hardcore devotion to the marque is quite evident from the photos. I've heard of bleeding green but I think eating it and marrying it (o.k. in it) is new to me.

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    NICE!!!!! You have some great Rovers and that cake looks good!
    '92 Range Rover
    '93 Range Rover LWB
    '71 Mercedes 220 Diesel - The daily Beast

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    Great to have you here. You already fit in though, all your Rovers are ExPo white
    Scott Brady
    Overland Journal
    D1 | LJ78 | LR4 | MKIII | J8 | G-Wagen | Range Rover Classic | TE630

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    welcome!

    Cal, W6CRH
    1994 Toyota Land Cruiser FZJ80
    South San Francisco Bay Area
    Los Gatos / Monte Sereno, CA

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    Default cult

    I'm beginning to understand what the "cult of Solihull" is all about.

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    Wow... those are so damn nice. I'm espescialy in love with the 109 Ex-MOD...Yes I said it, I'm in love with a Rover.

    Welcome to the Expo.

    Cheers

    Dave
    *EMS/Fire/Rescue/Winderness EMS guy... it comes in handy from time to time.*
    - 95 Toyota 4Runner SR5 Limited: Project "4Rescue2" underway
    *1KZ-TE Diesel, SAS, OME Rear Leaf suspension conversion, Custom Armor... I'm going grey faster then this truck is getting finished.
    - 89 Toyota 4Runner dubbed "Project 4Rescue": Rafting/Exploration rig, Rescue rig, daily driver, Home away from home...
    *22RE 5spd. OME suspension, 33x10.50 BFG At's, Marlin Armor, 389K miles

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    Nice 109, and that cake looks fabulous! BTW, welcome too.
    Dave

    99 D2

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    Welcome Aboard!

    Loving the MoD 109! I like the fact that even after 4 years you had to track the Disco down and reacquire her, fantastic!
    1997 D-90 SW LE
    1989 FJ62
    Adventure Trailer Horizon
    Tread Lightly! Trainer
    KI6GRW
    90% of all Land Rovers ever built are still on the road, the other 10% made it home...

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    Geeze! I'm starting to feel like a senior around here!

    It is obvious by all the nice trucks and his new wifes aknowledgment of his problem that our new friend DD has the disease, seems to be in a highly advanced stage as well.. He's come to the right place!

    "Hello, my name is Keith and I own a Land Rover.. er.. well five"
    Cheers!

    Keith
    04 Dodge 3500 4X4 CUMMINS POWERED!
    RT1 '97 Disco SD (on steroids) Sold
    RT2 '97 Disco XD (built to rock)
    RT110 '85 110 (Getting bigger, badder and better)
    '95 RRC LWB (Sadly it is sold )
    '67 S2a 109 SW (someday I'll finish it) Sold...

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