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Now that i have given it a wash which was very over due i have decided to take some photos and start a thread on the evolution of my 80. I bought it as i was planning of going to Mongolia in the summer of 2009. That did not happen so if all goes to plan we should be going this summer.

I found it in a barn during the worst part of the recession, it already had the BFGs and snorkel :cool:
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during its first 2 offroad outings, both of which were at lincomb farm, both side steps got a bit deformed
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It was time to replace the side steps with wildsmith sliders
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Here are a couple of photos of it when when i used it to move out of my parents holiday home in Spain.
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About a mounth ago i gave it a lift, got some used OME shocks from stef and new Ironman +50mm B coils.
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And the most important bit
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Mods to come:
TJM chassis mounted rear wheel carrier
Winch bumper and Milemarker hydraulic winch
Load guard
Transfer case slider
steering guard
leisure battery (split charge) for Engel fridge
Eezi-awn roof rack
Howling moon roof tent

I have most of the above but need some bits and pieces + time to fit them. Almost all the accessories that i have purchased have come of ebay (used or very cheap) or a forum member, its amazing how much you can find if you are patient.
 

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Scrubs up nicely doesn't it? :cool:
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Im surprised how shiny it looks after a wash too, at least it has a few scratches on the wheel arches to prove its used properly :mrgreen:
 
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I dooo like a white 80 - nice rig Rob. Particularly like the matching white vulva ;-)
 

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Gavlad said:
I dooo like a white 80 - nice rig Rob. Particularly like the matching white vulva ;-)
I'm guessing, but did you mean Volvo?
 

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Cossack said:
Gavlad said:
I dooo like a white 80 - nice rig Rob. Particularly like the matching white vulva ;-)
I'm guessing, but did you mean Volvo?
I thinks he does

For some reason i have 2 white cars but not out of choice, the 80 was priced very well and the volvo is a free hand me down. My girlfriend hates it when i say "lets take the white one" :lol: really easy to wind her up
 

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Sure is looking well Rob, you have yourself a very nice and useable truck there.

White - doesn't show up the scratches as much :cool:
 

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I hate to mention it but you seem to be driving MY 80? No? Damn, am I dreaming again? I'd be happy with red, grey etc, but white - they ROCK!

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Battered and Blue said:
I hate to mention it but you seem to be driving MY 80? No? Damn, am I dreaming again? I'd be happy with red, grey etc, but white - they ROCK!

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U should of bought yours early last year, they were very cheap then :mrgreen:
 

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Careful. I own guns and have a map with Bristol on it.

Somewhere :lol:


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Nice rack BTW Rob - do you know the brand & quanta costa?

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Its an ARB rack which may be on sale soon, once i manage to get some clamps for my eezi-awn rack which will take my roof tent. As far as i know they are about £700+VAT new, dunno if that including the feet or not.
 

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Just an update, I have now installed the Mile Marker 10500lb winch and the winch bumper i bought on ebay a few months ago. I havent had time to get a decent pic but i did take one on my phone for the impatient ones out there Gav.
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That was taken just after i had finished. I also replaced all the power steering pipes and rebuilt the PS pump so a more detail how to thread will follow in a week or so. Maybe a how to fit a 3rd battery under the bonnet thread too...
 

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Well done fella - just in time for a good run out at Lincomb eh :)
 

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Looks good and looks sturdy as well. Not sure about the hoop though ;)
 

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not keen on the hoop either, ill take it off someday and see how it looks without it or i could put a club sticker on it... The bumper is very solid. Julian V knows more about the guy who made it, I think hes somewhere deep in the west country.
 

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IMHO, the radius on the hoops is just a bit too big - you could get a new one made with tighter bends if you wanted to...
 

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tube's too thin, bend radius is too big like Gav said IMO.
 
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