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camelman



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It's still pretty much original as it left the Red Arrows 24 years ago, just looking a bit tired.

Apparently there are some in service photos of it in 'British Military Land Rovers' so I've got a copy of that on order to see exactly how it should look Smile.

I've also found some pics of it online from 2004 and it hasn't been hacked about since then.

As it's just had a fresh MOT, plan is to do it as a bit of a rolling restoration, finishing off with a decent respray.

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Back in 2004:

 110 USW 2.2
s3 Lightweight 1985

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defender9



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Keswick Green

Starskey and Hutch had a similar paint job on their Gran Torino Thumbs Up 2015 Defender 90 SW
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camelman



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Spent a couple of hours this morning jet washing a few years of crap of it and not looking too bad.
Plenty of cosmetic stuff to be getting on with though!

Looks like it's still the original 1985 paint job as well.



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 110 USW 2.2
s3 Lightweight 1985

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seriesonenut



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United Kingdom 1991 Defender 110 200 Tdi CSW Portofino Red

That looks a pretty solid vehicle and a really good point to start from. 2010 XS USW
1957 Series One 88 diesel
1958 Series One 88 4x2

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that man



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England 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

Think you may have hit the jack pot may have been the last LWT made , If so cool

Do not know Just from reading other forum quotes. Hope its correct.

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camelman



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Amazing what a tin of T-Cut will do to 34 year old paint Smile



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 110 USW 2.2
s3 Lightweight 1985

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that man



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England 2012 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

Hi pal it looks great she has had a bit of TLC for a change and it shows. Thumbs Up

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Ramsay



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United Kingdom 1995 Defender 110 300 Tdi CSW Auto Keswick Green

There is a picture in Mark Cook's Military half ton book. I don't think it is same vehicle but a similarly marked ex Red Arrows vehicle.


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 1995 Defender 110 CSW
1971 SIIA Lightweight

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camelman



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Yep spotted that one, it's a left hooker. 110 USW 2.2
s3 Lightweight 1985

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Duc750



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I do miss my lightweght - nicer ride than a stock series 3 and I once got stopped for speeding on the motorway in it (it wasn't standard but was still a 2.25 petrol). The springs are a bit softer and the lighter weight means the brakes are less marginal

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey

They're not actually lighter unless you strip them down to their air portable state. 

MY USW BUILD THREAD

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Duc750



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Mine was - there was significantly less metal in the chassis and bulkhead than it left the factory with

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