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Masseyboy89
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:40 am    Post subject: Hi All, newbie from hampshire Reply with quote

Hi guys,

I'm Simon from Hampshire, I have found my self on this site looking at old threads many times in the past, there are knowledgeable people on here and i'm sure I will have many things you guys can help me out on, and hopefully I can give advice at times as well!

Now the toys, I run a 300tdi defender 90 van as a daily driver I can upload a pic or two, The G/F has a jimny as a daily which she loves, we both do a bit of green laning

I Restore Military vehicles, Ill post a few pictures of the current collection...

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Defender 90 300TDI van

and a nice collection of military vehicles to fix when the defender is working.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Defender...




M151A2 MUTT now restored.






1954 Austin champ for rebuild




The 'workhorse' believe to have served in the Falklands war.




1960 Ferret - served in Cyprus undergoing works - excuse the 4 wheels that have been lent against it!


Inside..

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of before shots of the jeep




the collection of other mutts - 14 in total


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niiiice!

Welcome to the forum.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wicked!

Welcome.

Ps. Either your Mutts are massive or your horse is tiny...

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice...whereabouts in hampshire?
Roughly... I mean Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys!! great to be on board. I am near Andover, Hampshire.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TJ_in_Dubai wrote:
Ps. Either your Mutts are massive or your horse is tiny...


Laughing love that!

I can't help myself, I need to do a quick history lesson! Mutts are great off road- 85inch wheel base and weigh about a ton, coil sprung with wishbone suspension all the way round, miles apart from the M38 series of willys jeep (the wartime jeep replacement) which all had leaves and solid axles. The M151 series MUTT was used most famously in vietnam, and proved popular because they were fully air portable and very capable in the brown stuff - there was concern with the original M151 and M151A1 (first revision) with stability due to the rear suspension giving a massive positive camber when not under load, this caused them to turn over when thrashed about. The M151 A2 (last revision brought out 1971) cured this issue by having trailing arm suspension - haunted by its predecessors bad reputation, the U.S gov ordered that all MUTTs released from military service where to be 'demiled' this meant they had to be cut in half, (then into quarter when it was realized civilians were buying both halves and welding them back together!) or the power pack removed and the body crushed with a tank. - because of this very few vehicles have survived the test of time, which is a real shame considering that they have the longest in service life of any jeep! There are no more than 50vehicles in the U.K. at the moment.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are also quicker and more comfortable than my defender!! Surprised
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

welcome from over the border


nice collection

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great pics Simon, do you still drive the defender?
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