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Old 07-11-2017, 10:19 AM
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4 wheels bad, 6 wheels good...

Being here in the UK, we do a lot of customer land rover stuff, and we produce several kits based on land rover discovery/range rover chassis as the donor vehicles are available here for about 800 dollars... Makes for a cheap and fun build.
This one however is a bit different, a client presented us with a 6wd range rover chassis fitted with a detroit diesel for a bit of a yank twist that I thought might amuse you chaps. Those engines are quite rare over here as you can probably imagine.
There is still a lot of tubework to go into this, and then it will be panelled, but I thought it might interest you to see that over here we are trying too in our small way.


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Old 07-12-2017, 03:29 AM
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when it is panelled it will be something like these...

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Old 07-12-2017, 08:12 AM
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DSC_1731 by mark punksteel, on Flickr

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Old 07-13-2017, 09:20 AM
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I am still unsure about the bonnet, sorry, hood, it seems a bit shapeless even with either a scoop or stacks
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Old 07-13-2017, 09:56 AM
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so we put it back in the radius bender and added another hump...

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I thuink its a bit too busy with all the holes too, so I am going to make a scoop to cover some of them
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Old 07-16-2017, 04:39 PM
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I like that a lot! Will it be road legal?
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Old 07-17-2017, 12:48 AM
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yes it will be road legal. The customer owns a quarry, so it is primarily going to be an off road toy, but he wants it road legal for going to shows etc
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Again very nice work! Are both rear axles driven?
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Old 07-18-2017, 03:17 AM
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they are not at the moment, when the client bought the vehicle to us it was a 6wd range rover in a sorry state that someone had sold the 6wd kit out of. Happily he has sourced the bits to restore it to 6wd, so yes upon completion it will be 6wd.

this was it when it arrived here

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Old 07-18-2017, 11:58 AM
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How is the 6x6 going to be driven by a modified transfer box or a drive through axle? I don't recall seeing any projects like that here in the UK before, there have been 6x6 land rover and buggys etc but I've yet to see a 6x6 land rover based buggy. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing the end result!
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yes, most of the 6 wheelers built were only 4wd. I think he has a drive through the axle kit as this is running a detroit diesel mated to the old LT95 4 speed box, which makes transfer box messing a bit more involved.
Before he got the kit the plan was to either get a tbox from Milner, or build something - a daunting and expensive idea to say the least. Had we gone down that road I was going to try using harley davidson pulleys and toothed drive belts - it would probably have failed but would have been a simple way to go about it relatively. I wanted to run it not off the tbox but off the middle diff taking the drive up, over and down in an integral assembly, then out to a short sliding prop. Like I said, would probably have gone horribly wrong - but a lot of the kits out there for 6wd are horrible anyway!
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