The Rover God's have smiled upon me - the new family truckster 110 has been imported, registered, and plated. It spent the last week or so doing commuter duty - seeing what falls off, leaks, or doesn't work. I've never been so eager to hit the traffic and head to work.
A quick introduction to the vehicle - the yet to be named is a 1984 110 station wagon (perfect year for import into Canada). Foley's did a galvinized frame swap 40,000 km's ago and at the time installed a Rover 300 tdi kit - radiator and intercooler, R380 Transmission, new drive shafts, and 300tdi. In addition they did an overland prep with brownchurch rack, Ezi-Awn tent, awning, snorkel, twin spare tires, bull bar with milemarker hydraulic winch, etc. All the equipment is definetly used but in good serviceable condition.. Pictures to come....
The first mod was to instal the child seat for my 9 month old. She loves the the view and the "ship at sea" ride of the 110 always puts her to sleep. I also wound a Viking Winch Line onto the milemarker which I ordered with a 10 foot tree saver (quality stuff).
On my must do list - Old Man Emu Heavy suspension (order placed), VDO tach and pyro, new tires (undecided - leaning towards BFG mudders in 255/85/16)... On the someday list - fridge, GPS, etc.
Some good fortune at work meant I didn't have to face the sale of "Eore" my short wheelbase Series III.... It will be semi retirement and local trips for my old friend....