John's love affair with the Land Rover!

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The 127 - H468 OEE

The Camper Van - version 1 (2008/09)

The Camper Van - version 2 and the pop-up roof (2010/14)

The Camper Van - version 3 and the raising of the roof (2014...)

 

Series 2B Forward Control

 

The Land Rover Gallery

 

'Expeditions'

Scotland - Spring 2008 

Northumberland - Summer 2009 

Spain 2011

Spain 2012 and 13

Morocco 2014

Spain 2015

 

Engineering

The rear suspension

The bulkhead

The spare wheel

Locker and jerry can stowage

 

External Links

The Land Rover 127/130 ambulance owners and enthusiasts register

Wheel and tyre bible (note page 2)

Soletraveller - Joe and Jeanette's web site.

 

 

 

 

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It all started in Africa!

As a young man of 24 years I graduated as a geologist and my first job was mapping in a remote part of northern Kenya. Where I worked was only accessible by 4 wheel drive - and sometimes inaccessible. It was before the days of easy communications and mail was several hours drive away, once a fortnight, and provisions were a day's trip away once a month. When you are almost totally dependant on the reliability and ruggedness of a vehicle you develop an affection – that perhaps has developed into an obsession! The three Land Rovers I had in Kenya are pictured above.

I bought NAJ 217F, a Series 2, in Leeds when I first had a reasonable pay packet and then a new Series 3 when we moved out to Bahrain; it started off as ٦٤٩١٨ (64918) and later as TRN 812X when we brought it back to the UK; that was 30 years ago and it is still going (update Aug. 2016 - most of the Series 3 is now going into the 2B!). Then in 2007, probably contrary to the better judgement of Jean, I bought an ex-military Defender, H468 OEE that started life as a field ambulance (10 KK 06). I am now a fully fledged anorak!

NAJ 217F

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TRN 812X

127

H468 OEE (10 KK 06)

The Land Rover Series 2B - Forward Control

Click HERE to see the progress....