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Land Rover Series 1

Postby DCRfan » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:46 am

I'm currently assembling the 1:24th scale Hasegawa Jeep. For may years I have been considering making a model of a Series 1 LR and I've realised the Jeep kit could provide suitable wheels, axles and suspension components.

However a stumbling block is an accurate plan. The attached 1:76 scale plan published in the Tankette magazine, I believe back in the early 1980's, is all I have been able to find. Does anyone have a better one?

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LR Series 1 dimensions for Mk 3 were:
Length 140.7"
Width 62.6"
Wheelbase 86"
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Postby Panda » Sat Aug 02, 2008 9:13 pm

Hi Paul. I'll have a look in my files, I think I might do. Did you know the original Landy was based on a Willis Jeep and they used the bits you mentioned? Ill dig some photos out!
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Postby b1gy1n » Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:32 pm

I have some aswell i can dig them out and post tommorrow,if things go okay.

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Postby DCRfan » Sun Aug 03, 2008 3:19 am

Thanks guys. No I didn't realise Jeep parts were used although comparing wheelbase and wheel size the similarity was obvious
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Postby SOUTHPASS » Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:43 am

To be allowed to start production after the war Rover had to guarantee certain % of production was for export. They had nothing suitable as luxury vehicles were not on the need list at this time. Wilkes had a jeep on his estate and this was stripped and used to make the prototype. They used Rover motor and mostly jeep running gear. It was centre steer, I beleive 2 were built to this configuration. They were intended to be a multi purpose tractor type vehicle. By time they went into production Rover had developed their own drive train. Alloy body was to help cut down on steel as this was in very short supply, 60 years later the formula is still working :D
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Postby nobby » Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:56 pm

SOUTHPASS wrote: 60 years later the formula is still working :D
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I've got a 44 year old one in use but like Trigger's broom you'd be hard pushed to find an original bit
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Postby b1gy1n » Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:08 pm

Hi found my landrover unfortunately they are for the military half ton version,the scale drawings are to 1/32 scale,if they are of help i will scan and post.

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Postby DCRfan » Mon Aug 04, 2008 6:28 am

Marc,

Thanks for the offer but I've discovered a restored prototype 80" wheelbase version just down the road (and I think just over your back fence Gavin) so off to measure I will go, hi ho, hi ho ......... :P
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:44 am

DCRfan wrote:Marc,

Thanks for the offer but I've discovered a restored prototype 80" wheelbase version just down the road (and I think just over your back fence Gavin) so off to measure I will go, hi ho, hi ho ......... :P


You mean that train driver bloke that mucks around with old military stuff?
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Postby DCRfan » Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:00 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:
DCRfan wrote:Marc,

Thanks for the offer but I've discovered a restored prototype 80" wheelbase version just down the road (and I think just over your back fence Gavin) so off to measure I will go, hi ho, hi ho ......... :P


You mean that train driver bloke that mucks around with old military stuff?


Correct. Just got an email from him, he has both 80 and 86 inch wheelbase Series 1's there at the moment :D
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Postby DCRfan » Thu Aug 14, 2008 6:56 am

I have been loaned a great book Quarter Ton - Ford & Willy's Jeep, Austin Champ and Land Rover Series 1. It has a fairly accurate 1:25th scale Series 1 drawing so second to last reason to procrastinate removed.

Solved the last problem on the way home. Shake the box and add pinch of imagination and a Series 1 Land Rover will appear 8)

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Now where is the bottle of ready mix motivation hiding :P
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:29 am

DCRfan wrote:Shake the box and add pinch of imagination and a Series 1 Land Rover will appear 8)



Now where is the bottle of ready mix motivation hiding :P



You could, of course, be REALLY radical and just build a Jeep... :wink:


... tho' having been fortunate to own a Series 1 some time back, when one didn't need a mortgage for the petrol, I admit the temptation to apply surgery to the kit may be too great.


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Postby DCRfan » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:12 am

Chris Stockdale wrote:

You could, of course, be REALLY radical and just build a Jeep... :wink:



Cough splutter. Build a kitset as intended :? Just think of what that would do to my reputation.

Next you'll be suggesting I read the instructions as well :roll:
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Aug 14, 2008 12:24 pm

DCRfan wrote:
Cough splutter. Build a kitset as intended :? Just think of what that would do to my reputation.


Alas, both your and my reputations went long ago - roughly the time we joined an establishment called the Gnatterbox... :lol:


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Postby DCRfan » Sun Aug 17, 2008 11:08 am

DCRfan wrote:Next you'll be suggesting I read the instructions as well :roll:


Having glued the wheel halves together late on Friday night while watching the O games, I realised the next morning (once they were dry) that the wheel centres are designed to be held between the tires :oops: :oops: Perhaps I should have read the instructions. Anyway that mistake has been sorted with lots of filing and it is starting to look like a Series 1 LR.

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Postby Jon Randall » Sun Aug 17, 2008 12:05 pm

That's definately got oodles of the series 1 character. 8) 8) 8)
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Postby DCRfan » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:59 am

With deadline for exhibition approaching thought it was time to finish of the Landie

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Postby dr5euss » Mon Nov 10, 2008 4:25 pm

That's an impressive bit of styrene butchery, Paul; can't wait to see it painted :D

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Postby Glen A » Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:16 pm

That’s a stunning job Paul!

I would never even attempt to build a car from scratch like that. Especially with those round corners. 8)

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Postby steerngo » Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:06 am

Glen A wrote:That’s a stunning job Paul!

I would never even attempt to build a car from scratch like that. Especially with those round corners. 8)


Its looking good Paul

There's more round corners on the later models!

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Postby DCRfan » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:28 am

With just three days to exhibition I finished most of the details and sprayed first coat. Early Land Rovers were available in one colour, Deep Bronze Green which is difficult to photograph. Still got to get into all the nooks and crannies with the spray gun :cry:

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Postby Glen A » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:10 pm

DCRfan wrote:With just three days to exhibition I finished most of the details and sprayed first coat.


I see you end up doing last minute work like me. I built a whole module in the week before our show.

It is looking good so far.
Will this be a nicely kept Landy, or are you going to plaster it in mud?

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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:35 pm

Anything from this kit would help?
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Postby scott b » Thu Nov 20, 2008 3:06 am

Very nice work Paul, just a bit (alot) of rust and dirt.
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Postby Panda » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:33 pm

WOW just found this topic! Having just started attempting to do the same on the real thing yours is much better!! How do you fancy doing a full size one?
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