We are fortunate to have very interesting trucks stopping by the shop in Prescott, and as we have found with overlanding in general, the people who actually do travel around the world or to far off distant places are usually very interesting as well.
Actually, I have never found a serious overlander that was not very interesting, and usually they are articulate, accomplished and very well traveled.
So yesterday, a gentleman (Stephen) stopped by the shop while he was in the area doing some home shopping. They are considering moving to Prescott.
I originally met Stephen in Leadville at the LRNR, and enjoyed the brief conversation we had there. So when he called to see if a shop visit in our schedule, we jumped at the chance to see Stephen and his Land Rover again. He is an Overland Journal subscriber, and has traveled around the world as a commercial pilot (over 20 years) and served in the Marines before that. Stephen is also a General level HAM, and extremely knowledgeable on the subject. He now tinkers with Land Rovers, though tinkering is too light an adjective to describe the work he has done to the Ex MOD 110 he drives daily.
Here are a few images.
Dixon-Bate tow jaw and 8274 mounted to the commercial ARB bumper. rock guards on the lights. Ready for a tire on the bonnet. 300 TDI under the bonnet
I love the tan canvas top and flat khaki paint
MOD Wolf, tubed rim wheels with tubes and Michelin 7.5 XZL
A slick water can holder, which serves to protect and insulate the 5 gallon NATO unit.
Icom 706 on the dash, and all the licenses to use it.
Hand-built UHF antenna