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Racedriver



Member Since: 24 Jan 2019
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United Kingdom 1988 Defender 110 300 Tdi ST Nato Green
Swedish Series 1

Looking through my files for a specific picture of something else, I came across these....

I had driven a TVR Chimaera over to a car dealer friend in the south of Sweden, whilst there and browsing through the Swedish version of eBay we spotted this 1954 Series 1 107" fitted with a Japanese pick up body. After a phone call from my friend (as I can't speak Swedish) I agreed to buy it and organised it to be driven the 2 hours to my friends house. I flew back to the UK but within a couple of weeks was trundling over in my 300TDI station wagon with my trusty car trailer. Back in the UK the 107" got registered and sold to a guy who was going to fit a HiCap body, unfortunately I never saw the end result.



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Post #828597 29th Apr 2020 9:00pm
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defender9



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Keswick Green

Interesting, when I bought my Series 1 109 pickup I was not sure the rear body could be saved. I have a 109 HiCap rear body so as a contingency I did think of using that or turn it into a flat bed pick up.

However I think I’ll be able to save the original rear body but I do think a HiCap rear body on a Series 1 LWB would look quite cool and be practical as well. 1985 factory V8 Ninety
1953 80in ex Australia
1955 Series 1 now owned by my son

Post #828640 30th Apr 2020 9:34am
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strang



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United Kingdom 2009 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Galway Green

That's interesting - you could try asking on the Series One club forum - http://www.lrsoc.com/forum/index.php?action=forum Euro-Leafing to infinity and beyond.....

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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

I wonder if a Hicap body would be excessively wide on a Series One, given that it is fairly wide on a Hicap and the One is significantly narrower. On the other hand, it might work rather well. It would be interesting to see, but given the loopy values of Series Ones nowadays I suspect we're less likely to see it than ever before.

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defender9



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Keswick Green

To be honest blackwolf it didn’t look that bad on the back of the S1, it stuck out a bit but no more than you usually see on Aussie tray backs and I quite like them as a useful tool. I still have an urge to put the HiCap body on it but the vehicle has very original paint and I think the back body will go again with some new rear quarter panels and welding where the body has fractured. 1985 factory V8 Ninety
1953 80in ex Australia
1955 Series 1 now owned by my son

Post #828697 30th Apr 2020 4:11pm
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Holmkiern



Member Since: 16 Nov 2020
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Sweden 

Hi,one question.
Which ferry did you use since I see a DFDS ferry in background?
Maybe it is an old picture taken before they closed the gothenburg ferry or Esbjerg ferry.
Had an idea to go to UK with the disco och oneten if it had not been for covid but connections to scandinavia are all closed or do anyone out there got a tip how to go over to/from UK from Sweden?
Thanks
Johnny

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Racedriver



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United Kingdom 1988 Defender 110 300 Tdi ST Nato Green

I Used the Harwich to Esbjerg ferry but that was before the route was stopped. About 2 months ago I did a return drive to Landskrona and the cheapest way was to go Dover-Calais then drive to the Puttgarden ferry. Total round trip was just under 2000 miles.

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