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As this group is know for their immeasurable knowledge :P about anything Land Rover - and more - related, this could be seen as a test.

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Who can tell me more about his trailer  ?

A friend in Holland has 2 smaller ones for use behind Morris Minors Pick Ups..

This one, however, seems a bit bigger, judging by the 109" it sits behind.

...... and yes, it seems I have bought one :blush:

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I know nothing about it, but please post pictures of your trailer!

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Thanks for the quick replies !!

These trailers were built by "Scottish Aviation" in the '60's for use both behind Morris Minor & Mini's in a somewhat smaller version. With a friend in Holland, we have 2 of those. People who've been to the Dorset Steam Fair may have seen them - one is in period sign writing.

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This is the project I have just bought......

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Some years ago I'd simply go to the UK, hook it behind the 109"and see what happens (Oh yes... I have been on the side of the M1 with the police...) but this time I'll go and use the trailer to load it up as there seems to be nothing left of the "chassis"..

Loading is going to be interesting.....

 

 

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Project? What are you going to do with it?

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Wow. There's a name I haven't heard in a while!

I know nothing about the trailer but my father worked for Scottish Aviation many many moons ago!

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Project? What are you going to do with it?

1 - Save it from the crusher at a scrapper's place as that was to happen next week (wonder why a Dutchman in France needs to do this, but alas..)

2 - There seems to be, looking at pics I just received, nothing left of the chassis / frame so loading it on the trailer will be a delicate operation to keep the aluminium straight..

3 - 800 miles to bring it here is going to be interesting...

4 - When funds & time are there, frame will be rebuild and a 109" sought... :wub:

5 - Show the thing - they are very, very rare..

 

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54 minutes ago, Arjan said:

Project? What are you going to do with it?

1 - Save it from the crusher at a scrapper's place as that was to happen next week (wonder why a Dutchman in France needs to do this, but alas)

 

Only a Dutchman in France is daft enough to take on a project such as this. Good luck looks interesting though.

Mike

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Well.... I did fit Mazda's in RRC's, a ZF & Mazda in a 110 CSW and rebuild a Series III  Cherry Picker so this is a good one to do some serious welding...

 

 

You guys wanna see a pic of the "floor".....?

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Found this pic of a similar trailer attached to a Morris Minor pick up 

Morris Minor pick-up with rare Minatic trailer

 

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Yes - half of that is Mine..Dutch "old" commercial plates on the Morris that belongs to a very good friend of mine.

Runs on LPG - weird rear body.

On the side, just behind the door, you can see his workshop logo.

He 's coming this weekend with me to collect the big brother....

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Good luck!  Good to see a rare item saved.

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2 hours ago, western said:

Found this pic of a similar trailer attached to a Morris Minor pick up 

Morris Minor pick-up with rare Minatic trailer

 

Kilmarnock on the trailer too. Look at my location!

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..... not. My vote is that the ebay ad is an old luton style horse box originally. Love the mini artic concept though and I think it has modern applications but because it falls between legislations it never seems popular. ..... Which means I'll have to build one as I have never seen one second hand.

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Fair enough, thought it odd as mentioned scrapping it 3 days after auction!

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EPIC.

Presume you have more than one driver! :)

 

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Yes - there is 2 of us..

Poor, poor Ivo is a life long suffering friend who owns wirh me the smaller Morris Minor version ones..

We'll meet in Calais, do the Raid and part ways again when back in France.

 

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I can confirm that Arjan has a different attitude to long distance driving than most

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4 hours ago, Arjan said:

2,900 kms (or 1,860 miles in your money) in 72 hrs. with a 3-axle trailer to collect the remains of the Scottish Aviation Artic Trailer, some airplane seats for the new conference rooms and a pair of radar domes to protect the satellite uplinks against the elements...

 

Sounds like an adventure alright...and a fairly short trip by your standards.

Buying from ebay, something that's falling apart and in another country. For most people this would bear the hallmarks of a drunken night in with the computer. Pretty sure you aren't most people though Arjan.

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Brilliant, mad, and very cool - love it!

If misfortune should befall you within a ~50 mile radius of Basingstoke I'm around this weekend and would gladly lend a hand with this degree of madness :ph34r:

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And I'll be around in East Anglia should you need anything , just don't forget to take some pic's :)

cheers

 

Steve b

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Many thanks !!

Obviously, many pics will be taken and the alarm sounded if need be. In the old days, one of the LR magazines would love to have a write up - but as this is real people doing real trips....

I'm taking the iPad with me so we should have some form of Internet.. I think. IF it works.

The Brownchurch & Hardshell Roof Tent are back on again after their hibernate.. :blush:

Ivo has to sleep somewhere I guess..

Tomorrow some oil & grease work, a meeting with a client and French Customs and we're all set for departure Saturday. 

 

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