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August 11, 2019 - 09:32
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Offline Okdokie

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: New Zealand
Ollie here from New Zealand. I have a 49 Landy serial number R8665355 that I've just purchased in pieces semi restored... I'm new to all this, I do need a few bits, an 80" parts manual and workshop manual would be useful... Otherwise I'm going to be asking a lot of questions! Also need a correct steering wheel. And lots more I'm sure!
1 Thank you.

August 11, 2019 - 09:49
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Offline philpjread

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: North Yorkshire, UK
1949 80" x2, 1950 80" x2, 1952 80", 1954 Station Wagon,

August 11, 2019 - 11:32
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Offline Leon

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: Upper Hutt, Wellington. New Zealand.
Hello Ollie,
      welcome to this forum, lot of good advice & info found on here.
I see that you have acquired one from Cliff Cairns collection, any photos of how it is now?
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112801455 Topless
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1963 2a Forward Control
1992 D90 Tdi
1993 R-R Tdi
1993 Discovery Tdi

August 13, 2019 - 11:09
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Offline Okdokie

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: New Zealand
Correct, Cliff is busy selling and scrapping everything. He has lost a few bits of this 49, even since I agreed to buy it 6 months ago.
But will find some replacements.

Mum is in the UK in September so I hope to get her to bring a few things home.

Someone said there was a LRSOC shop?

August 13, 2019 - 11:34
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Offline autorover1

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  • 1955 SW , 2005 D3 G6TVC
  • Location: Herefordshire, UK

August 14, 2019 - 11:54
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Offline Okdokie

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: New Zealand
Thanks! I emailed the shop email address yesterday with some questions will wait for a reply.

August 16, 2019 - 17:28
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Offline Henry.M

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: Hampshire

Would love to see some photos, I've made a start on bringing R8665170 back onto the road and according to its heritage certificate it rolled off the line on 29 April 1949 and was dispatched to Newport Wales on the 16th May. Do you have an idea when yours set sail?

There was a great article recently (May I think) in the super monthly magazine "Classic Land-Rover" about another 866 Land-Rover close to ours in chassis number and its idiosyncrasies. For example miss matched rear grab handles on its chassis that are common to both his and my 866 and possibly yours. You can imagine two bins one on each side of the line as they rolled through and old stock used up resulting in a window in time when one short and one long necked grab handle was added to the same chassis accidently on purpose (they are on the same (miss) matched side).


August 17, 2019 - 01:18
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Offline Fish Plate

  • LRSOC Member
  • Location: Dunedin, New Zealand
Hi Ollie
Now that you've joined up, here is the thread to Richards restoration which i was talking about.
He has done an AMAZING job here and has documented it really well. Perfect reference material for your light green / light green 49
Yep people love photos on here so get some up.
Cheers Sean
1948 80" (861716)
2006 Discovery 3 TDV6