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Old 10-10-17, 09:41 AM   #7201
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Pug nosed Toyota Land Cruiser? more photoshop?.. looks like a PITA to get in the front seat..
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Old 10-10-17, 10:53 AM   #7202
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Pug nosed Toyota Land Cruiser? more photoshop?.. looks like a PITA to get in the front seat..


Considering you're straddling a V8, looks like an even bigger SPITN (searing pain in the nuts) to drive it.
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Old 10-10-17, 10:59 AM   #7203
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could always photo shop the motor into the middle..

I rode on a public transit bus in Ireland where the engine compartment was in the middle under the floor ,

big luggage hold in the back.
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Old 10-10-17, 11:58 AM   #7204
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Sorry, looks like more photoshop. Found this on Pinterest.

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Old 10-10-17, 02:39 PM   #7205
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Really bad photoshopping. Look at the edges of the 2 rectangular windows; the glare is identical.
I thought the fj40 had ad a straight 6 cylinder engine, not a v8.
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Old 10-10-17, 08:11 PM   #7206
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Depressing. I thought it was a cool idea.
Land Rover did do forward control vehicles back in the day. Just not by the time the defender came out.
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Old 10-11-17, 09:36 AM   #7207
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But the 'Defender' has been subtly upgraded over the past 70 years..

none are Imported to the USA any more , just the more suburban models ..
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Old 10-11-17, 10:22 AM   #7208
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But the 'Defender' has been subtly upgraded over the past 70 years..

none are Imported to the USA any more , just the more suburban models ..
I've been watching Xtreme Off-Road that airs at midnight Sunday nights on NBC, part of PowerNation series of shows that are filmed in Nashville. The guy on there has been building an old right-hand drive Defender 90, and did a complete frame swap to a Jeep Wrangler frame, with a Cummins 4-cylinder turbodiesel crate engine. It's also got custom fully-gusseted 1-ton axles front and rear. It's got to be at least $20K-$30K worth of parts, not including the custom fabrication and labor.
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Old 10-11-17, 10:44 AM   #7209
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after Hatari, I had a desire to have one, but the desired Diesel would not pass emissions testing , unless I got a VW TDI Chip
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Old 10-11-17, 01:51 PM   #7210
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Well, I'm guessing the guy who built it thought it was beautiful....

IMGP0284 by Steve, on Flickr
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Old 10-11-17, 03:06 PM   #7211
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He's been inhaling those pesticides too long..
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Old 10-11-17, 06:03 PM   #7212
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Reminds me of this one (Built by A2ZFX):





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Old 10-12-17, 10:01 AM   #7213
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Big Lumber yard/saw mill, straddle loaders .. walked over 2+ ton stacks then picked them up .. wheels , chain driven..







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Old 10-12-17, 11:46 AM   #7214
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For a hot minute, I thought it was a Steyr:

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token 2nd seat, without seatbelts , ??
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Old 10-14-17, 06:19 PM   #7218
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Well, I'm guessing the guy who built it thought it was beautiful....

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Or he figured it served a purpose for the farm.
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Old 10-15-17, 07:35 PM   #7220
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token 2nd seat, without seatbelts , ??
Since these were road-going sportscars, the rules required them to carry two passengers. Quite a few of them were actually converted to street-legal licensed racecars after they were retired. Saw a 917 at Willow Springs once, it's a lot smaller than it appears in photos. About the size of a Corolla with sleaker bodywork.

A later relative, a 956 still holds Nordshcleife record of 6:11 by Stefan Bellof from 1983 to this day. Although I wonder what kind of time he would've had with the 917's +1000bhp.
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