Pics of your offroaders...

Pics of your offroaders...

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Ian_H

647 posts

212 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Must be Epynt then, unfortunately I wont be out at the weekend have been out of action for nearly a year after an operation on my back. I'll mention to Simon Clark that you're out though.

Purple Tom

84 posts

171 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Not 4x4, but 6x6.

It's an Alvis Salamander, heavily modified for offroad use. 6.65L Rolls Royce straight 8 petrol engine, 240bhp. 5-speed pre-selector transmission (selectable forward and reverse). Permanent 6x6 with only one differential and pretty much unstoppable. Almost amphibious but not quite (it's sister vehicle the Stalwart is the one that floats). Here's some pics, during the build, completed and of course the proper muddy pics :-)





















Thanks :-)

Edited by Purple Tom on Thursday 27th September 16:18

Ian_H

647 posts

212 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Did your Salamander feature in the off road programme on Discovery with Tony Mason?

Purple Tom

84 posts

171 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Yeah it did, in fact that picture of it just in front of the AEC Militant was taken at the same event as Tony Mason was filming at, a few years ago now! The ones lower down are slightly more recent smile

Ranger 6

6,408 posts

217 months

Thursday 27th September 2012
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Ian_H said:
Must be Epynt then, unfortunately I wont be out at the weekend have been out of action for nearly a year after an operation on my back. I'll mention to Simon Clark that you're out though.
Yup - Harry Flatters

I've had a pic off Simon as well I think - I'll watch his site then, thanks smile

Sorry to hear about your back - I had a discectomy and Wallis ligament done a couple of years ago, made such a difference.

Purple Tom said:
Not 4x4, but 6x6.

It's an Alvis Salamander, heavily modified for offroad use. 6.65L Rolls Royce straight 8 petrol engine, 240bhp. 5-speed pre-selector transmission (selectable forward and reverse). Permanent 6x6 with only one differential and pretty much unstoppable. Almost amphibious but not quite (it's sister vehicle the Stalwart is the one that floats). Here's some pics, during the build, completed and of course the proper muddy pics :-)


We had Stalwarts as limbers for the guns in Germany years ago - I have fond memories messing about on knife edges trying to balance them on the middle wheels hehe

alanbradley

8 posts

107 months

Saturday 29th September 2012
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sexyzuki said:
Cheers - lol, will try and get some suitable action pics!

I love that Isuzu, only ever seen 1 on the road and the way you've prepared it is great, very tastefull! Is that the British Gypsum mine at Brightling you're in?
No, its the "5 Piliers" former salt mine/ammunition dump just north of Paris on one of the www.fourwheeldriveclub.com trips. It's a mix of above and below ground stuff - really good fun.

Max_Torque

16,927 posts

185 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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The problem i can see with off roading the big stuff, is when you finally manage to find something you do get stuck in, you need to mobilise half the british armys tank recovery gear to get it unstuck (or hope theres an Scammell Explorer lurking round somwhere ;-)

Konan

1,506 posts

114 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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alanbradley said:
Here's my little toy - a 1997 Isuzu Vehicross I've owned for about 5 years now. It was originally my daily driver but is now kept for weekends and playing.
Always had a soft spot for the Vehicross. Does the TOD system behave itself in general?

TheHeretic

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73,668 posts

223 months

Sunday 30th September 2012
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Konan said:
Always had a soft spot for the Vehicross. Does the TOD system behave itself in general?
The TOD system was the same as I had in the Amigo. Vacuum activated transfer case box. I had to use it stopped, as it got crunchy for some reason. All worked fine in lo range despite. I prefer a mechanical lo-range now, though.

bmwdrivernigel

8,596 posts

192 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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My first foray into offroading, Pajero 2.5TD

After which came

And now have this

which converts into this





TheHeretic

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73,668 posts

223 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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Very nice pics. :thumbup'

BFG TERRANO

2,145 posts

116 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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BFG TERRANO

2,145 posts

116 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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Not mine, from another thread.

hman

7,470 posts

162 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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Try one wheel drive chaps smile



Ranger 6

6,408 posts

217 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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hman said:
Try one wheel drive chaps smile

I used to on the 'Plain' but fell off to often - Mind you, that was with 80s technology, single shockes were new back then laugh

hman

7,470 posts

162 months

Monday 1st October 2012
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The plain is still a great place to ride - I shall be making a visit soon...

Turbodiesel1690

1,957 posts

138 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Do either of these count?:




hman

7,470 posts

162 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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It does if you show a pic of it up to its window sills in water...and still driving!!!



shirt

20,323 posts

169 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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some great machines here!

here's mine as it was earlier in the year. i recently sheared a shock and the garage fked the transfer case so i've a bit of work to do before i can get out in the dunes again this winter.





PS - if anyone knows where i can buy bilstein 5100's for a 3" lifted wrangler in the UK i would be very grateful. can't get any here, even from the billie importer.

BFG TERRANO

2,145 posts

116 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Turbodiesel1690 said:
Do either of these count?:



yes for sure, better in mud though.