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    Scotland North Coast 500

    Whilst there we watched a bit of “Scottish Countrywide” TV, and one chap ( English resident) said that when he and others promoted the NC 500 ( 5 years ago?) they didn’t expect the success of the route, however, the down side of its success is the amount of free camping, which they now call “...
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    Scotland North Coast 500

    Thank you very much for the invitations, we certainly would have loved to enjoy a cup of tea with you. As we travel home and reflect on the “adventure” what has evolved is the fact we both want to return, From my own perspective in that my mother was Scottish and I have cousins here, it would...
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    Scotland North Coast 500

    i will as soon as I can get them from the Duchess’ iPad, couple below, I would like to add, if you can, do it, it’s good and interesting, just a couple of points tho, get good maps, sounds obvious but essential, do not rely on your google or gps, lots of spots with no reception , lots of...
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    Scotland North Coast 500

    After cancelling our pre booked trip to Corsica in October 2020, we looked around for something to take its place, the restrictions at the beginning of the month were ok to travel round the north of Scotland, so, off we go. We live in Essex and so we planned to make a stop in the Lake District...
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    Sad sale,

    Item 1) Old but good ( pre super 7) Myford lathe, fully functional pics later Approx 36inch bed single phase Item 2). Box Ford hobby lathe similar size to the Myford single phase if you are “into lathes” you might recognise the type. Lots of bits and stuff to go with them. Items 3/4 are two...
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    New user here

    Hello, May I be the first to offer a welcome to probably the best Landcruiser forum on the planet. So, welcome!,
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    Ineos Grenadier

    I like it, I’d like it better if it has a better driving position than the defender, it’s as good looking as a defender, well it would because that’s obviously what it’s based on. But, if they have taken the obvious “ niggles” and dealt with them, it’ll be a good truck . And in the absence of a...
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    BFG KM MUD Tyres

    Thanks for the reply, I have to say I am delighted with the all terrains and I have used them on Discos ( 1 and2) my hybrid 300tdi and my Bruiser. on and off road, can’t really fault them except they do look scruffy and they ain’t worn out. I bought my first set in 1998. I do know that the...
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    BFG KM MUD Tyres

    The off road bias would be around 50% as I use the car as tow truck for the Froader and I go off road with it, I suppose the answer would be two sets of tyres, which is a possibility as I already have a second set of alloys, the reason I ask is a good pal,of mine has a set of Muds on a Patrol...
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    BFG KM MUD Tyres

    Many I ask if any one is using BFG MFG MUD tyres on an 80 as a daily driver, I ask as I am on the cusp of replacing my all terrains ,( the old version) not worn out but scruffy they’ve done about 40k miles and still quite good, I fancy the new Mud versions, but, are they as good as theA/Ts...
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    80 for sale

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    80 for sale

    Hi, not for me but a valued friend, would it be possible to view the truck please, we are in South East Essex , Thanks, Bill Westley
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    Landcruiser HZJ78R Deathwobble

    I had this problem a long time ago and it turned out (after replacing the damper etc) to be the bushes in the panhard rod were shot, worth a look might save a bit of time, hard to see they were shot though, only when we put a huge crowbar on the joint was it revealed.
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    Petrol or Diesel???

    I think you bang on in your assessment, me? if I I could have found a ready done 80 I would have bought it, add up the costs and you can’t buy a car and the add ons for the money. It’s the same same for everything, if you fancy a project, try and find an “ unfinished” one, you can save bundles...
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    Slow forums

    Slow for me too, painfully slow
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