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Down near Lizard Point

AJC

Extreme Landy Fan
I came accross this old girl tucked away well off the beaten track at the weekend. Hadn't been move for ages by the looks of it. Nice sturdy bumper on it.

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AJ
 
It is a shame.

You'd think if an owner had such a vehicle die on them, they would be half aware of the enthusiast following and offer the vehicle up for restoration rather than let it rot.

AJ
 
Is that a Series III or a late model IIa? And 88" I take it?

Roger.
It must be a Series IIa Roger. H Reg is 1969 and Series IIIs didn't come out until 1971.

I did think Series IIa's headdlights were in the grill though. :eek: No doubt a Series buff will be along to confirm or put me right.

AJ
 
Later model 2as had the lights in the wings due to new regualtions saying they had to be so far from the outer edges of the vehicle IIRC. The grille is also a givaway that it's a 2a being exclusive to that model and the bulkhead to bonnet and bulkhead to windscreen hinges are carried over from series 2s before being changed for the series 3. AJC is right about the year too.
 
And a petrol I believe. My IIa, back in the very early seventies - it was a few years old then - had a little round, green badge on the lower part of the grill that either said diesel or Land Rover, but which indicated it was a diesel.

Oddly enough, I can't remember where the headlights were - in the wings I think. Its registration mark was TVG 437 (or the other way round.)

Roger.
 
The H reg is for late 1969 and early 1970. It was in 1968 that the lights moved to the wings properly, but Rover had already been putting the lights in the wings for several years before for export to certain markets. These particular ones were known as "Bug Eyes", as the lights in the grill were fitted into the wings instead and gave a "Bug Eye" appearance.

I'm always hopeful to see a photo of the last known remaining sister vehicle to mine, OTU 622H but I believe it was exported some years back. :( While OTU 500H, the other vehicle, is probably serving as parts in other Land Rovers after it was smashed up in 1973.

I've attached two photos of mine, a before and after.
 

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Err .... why haven't you got a split screen Rich?

Roger.

Because a PO decided to remove the central piece. Don't worry, I have another windscreen ready to go on, but with the weather as it is I have to wait until the warmer periods.
 
Because a PO decided to remove the central piece. Don't worry, I have another windscreen ready to go on, but with the weather as it is I have to wait until the warmer periods.

Just so Rich, thanks. It does look nice, your IIa, but it looks a bit odd without a split screen. Big Sandy would never forgive you. :D

Roger.
 
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