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Hi,
I would like to make a suggestion that e-mails sent in to ELCO do not
request a receipt as a matter of course.
Anthony Graham
1994 HDJ80 1HD - T
West Wales
UK
 
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Anthony, have tried email you but the messages keep on bouncing.
Please could you call me.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Julian
I've been away for most of the month so far, US and then Cape Town and
Durban area in SA. All the Elco correspondence is safely on my machine here
at home but it will take some organising/filing but I just wanted to make
sure that I hadn't missed anything re bulk orders on manuals etc. If it is
happening, I want to be included on the workshop manuals order if it goes
ahead.
Also if anyone knows of a friendly mechanic in the north London area who
could help me do a couple of jobs I'd be grateful. I'm having a busy time at
work and it is leaving me little time to do routine stuff on the car. I also
don't have covered space here in London and my weedy hands get bloody cold!
And finally, would appreciate your thoughts Roman et al on tyres. At the
moment I'm probably going for the ubiquitous BFG Ats. They seem to offer the
best all round performance for life here in the Uk and N African
sand/rock/corrugations etc. Also Roman I believe you have a Kaymar rear bar
+ spare wheel holder (for 2 spares?) and combined with an auxiliary fuel
tank under the load area, I wondered if this considerable load increase
upset balance and performance a lot. The Kaymar alone is a hefty bit of kit.
I already have a bracket for one wheel on the back, factory fit job and
hoped it would be strong enough. I'm in two minds about the additional tank
purely because of cost. But there is so much unused space beneath the rear
end it seems silly not to use it.
Saw a fantastic Troopie in the streets of Durban. Made the owner an offer
but for some reason he just didn't want to be parted from his immaculate
truck. Shame. No pictures I'm afraid.
Jeremy
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
22a Alexandra Grove
London N4 2LF
Tel: 020 8800 4987
Mob: 07831 458 793
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Hello Jeremy,
You can try these guys:
Scorpion Racing Ltd.
Unit D, The Coppetts Centre, North Circular Road, London N12 0SH
Telephone: (+44) 020 8211 4888 or (+44) 070 0033 2272
Fax: (+44) 020 8211 4999
http://www.scorpionracing.co.uk
Speak to Colin Aldred and mention my name. They are not cheap and a
bit disorganised but have good knowledge of 4x4s and are honest
enough not to mess you up for your own money. But when they promise
they'll ring you back, don't count on it...
If you need tyres go the distance, get anything wiht bullet-proof
sidewals and standard size (7.50x16 or similar). You can't go wrong
with BFG (not to mention the latest recall of a batch of the KO
model). Michelin XZL is another favourite (XS is IMHO too specialised
being a dedicated sand tyre). I have tubeless Cooper Discoverer S/T
and after 30k miles can't blaim them at all. They are like 50/50 tyre
- not good in mud but won't wear on hard surfaces.
I wouldn't splash on tyres because for one they are a highly
disposable asset. And you may need to replace them all to often with
anything that comes handy when you run out of spares.
That's correct (2 spares + a steel fuel tank for 170L). I assumed all
this extra stuff at the back wil add at least 500kg, so I asked
Scorpion Racing to make for me extra heavy duty springs. Once I
loaded the LC with almost a ton and still managed to drive a hundred
miles (but it was on tarmac). I guess They still keep the specs for
my springs.
I would not hesitate if I had to do it again. The extra tank is
really bloody marvellous - you can get a supply of fuel wherever you
can buy it cheap and then drive for weeks without refuelling. Three
weeks ago I filled her up (some 260L) in Belgium @ 50p/L , came back
to the UK, went to Betws-Y-Coed and back. So far I've done 900 miles
and still have enough in the tank to drive about town for another
week.
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Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Roman.
Thanks for the info. Most grateful and appreciate your input.
I think what I will do is go for the extended tank and not spend money this
year on a drawer system in the back. Depending on how much time I have in
the summer, I'll sort the back out myself.
Thanks once again.
jeremy
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
22a Alexandra Grove
London N4 2LF
Tel: 020 8800 4987
Mob: 07831 458 793
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Jeremy ,
My pleasure. As for the drawers, I've also had a plan to build them,
then I had second thoughts. Apart for being rather heavy, they have
one more liability - you can't take them off the vehicle to bring the
content closer to where it's needed, e.g. when camping. You need to
pick up and carry each item and individually. Also, drawers are not
useful to act as a table/ chair, whatever. Instead, I am considering
to make to order a set of interlocking aluminium boxes that will fill
the space at the back. Being on the level of the the fridge, they will
form a flat surface that will be used as a bed.
What do you think?
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 09:44:28 +0000, Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
<[Email address removed]> wrote:
 
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Hi Roman,
That has always been one of my concerns, but for slightly different
reasons.
I would love to build a draw system for all the junk in the back, but
they are a pain when you need the full load space for fun tasks like
shifting furniture.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Quoting Roman <[Email address removed]>:
useful is to have a racking/shelving system of some sort that is solid and
robust. It is always good to be able to take boxes from the bottom without
having to move everything from above. Something bolted to floor, made from
something light and strong, I seem to remember your Disco had a pretty robust
shelving set up.
Jeremy
 
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Jeremy,
That's obviously a matter of priorities, but as Julian pointed out, if
space is needed the shelving needs to be removed. In my disco it was
made to be removable but not as easily as I would like to.
What you load on top of the flat bed is again a matter of choice, but
if you want to use the shelving for sleepig inside the car, you can't
keep stuff there all the time (except a matress). Leaving the boxes
outside the car for the nignt is a luxury you can afford only in very
few places on earth ;-)
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Rgds,
Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hi,
I considered draws as well, and came to the conclusion they're not
flexible enough. I have a shelf about 14" above the floor and put most
of my stuff under that, in boxes if appropriate. Then on days like today
when I want as much space as possible to take rubbish to the tip I can
easily take all the stuff and the shelf out again to make space.
Best Regards,
Jon.
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From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]]
On Behalf Of Julian Voelcker
Sent: 28 January 2005 10:55
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: Re: [ELCO] Request
Hi Roman,
That has always been one of my concerns, but for slightly different
reasons.
I would love to build a draw system for all the junk in the back, but
they are a pain when you need the full load space for fun tasks like
shifting furniture.
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Quoting Roman <[Email address removed]>:
I'll probably end up with a set of boxes, a piece of marine ply on top of them,
more boxes and god knows what else. And some solid securing system for ratchet
straps etc. We tend to sleep in a tent on the ground but I do also like the
ability to sleep in the car occasionally. Shame I couldn't make it to Salisbury
as I would have been able to look at other people's solutions. And Julian
you're right. It is sometimes good to have the load space clear. For those
extra big loads...
jeremy
 
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