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If you like seeing nice Series Land Rovers that are in great condition, on galv chassis ruined then this is a programme for you.....

 

If however you are like me, it's painful, feels wrong to see a very good restored vehicle being destroyed!!!

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No idea what you're on about...

Sorry

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it's a recent "new" car prog on TV here , I watched the first one which was centred on a MK2 Escort and a reworking of a new Norton and that was enough for me , apparently the said outfit are high end resto-modders whatever the f--- that means .

...not my idea of quality or inspiring either

cheers

Steve b

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May not be viewed outside your country it seems...

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10K!! He paid 10K for that!? I know it is nicely restored but really.............I sense a change of career coming on. :)

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Didn't watch it, but I've just clicked through the video.... what a waste of a lovely series 2 :( :angry2:

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They missed out the interesting stuff...

What did he do to switch to 2 wheel drive? Lock the transfer box and remove front prop / diff / axle?

What did they use on the front axle ends.. Standard stub axle without CV's ??

Very little actual engineering in-house, even though they are capable, and a lot of farming out pretty stuff....

 

 

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Bunch of shoreditch style w*nkers with overly manicured hipster beards. The two blokes had faces you'd never tire of punching.

I actually didn't dislike the look of the finished item but starting with an incredibly tidy truck was a complete waste of 10k and a tidy Series, and the engineering (what I saw of it) was highly questionable.

Also the acting was utter toss, pretending it was all up against the clock etc. etc.

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Stumbled across it some way in, within seconds I heard some twit saying something about slamming the truck and the  obvious need to move the front spring mounts, I then noticed the galvanised chassis and rapidly came to the conclusion that it was a load of bollox that was not going to be good for my blood pressure so turned it off quick.

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1 hour ago, andyb said:

10K!! He paid 10K for that!?

Well some mug paid £26k for it post-butchery....

I hope they put it through an IVA for those chassis modifications.

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I'm going to hold them while Fridge punches them.

In fact, we could punch them with a fridge 😊

Mo

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1 hour ago, Mo Murphy said:

I'm going to hold them while Fridge punches them.

Hold 'em down and pluck their stupid hipster beards with mole grips. You just know they're the ones in the coffee shop queue ordering something pretentious and complicated.

You know I'm a stickler for originality :ph34r: if they'd dragged some old beater out of a field for £500 and done it I'd have given them at least half marks.

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Yeah, that was rubbish. Why do that to a perfectly good truck! Clicked the link and the dog had a fit - thats how bad it was!

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I saw the Escort one with the supposed crash into a rock the size of a small country estate then all the heart wrenching and hand wringing as to weather they can fix it up , by all accounts the MK2 was just crying out for a reworked zetec and what the hell is the plastic yank playing at , they make you want to scratch where you aint got an itch

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I read about some online survey or something a while ago. Apparently older people are selling off their car collections and the question was what will happen to them: do young people want these cars, what would they do with them, etc. I remember the youngsters showed a scary amount of support for "restomods", which really just means using the shell of a classic and putting in a new drivetrain and suspension and so on. Which misses the point of a classic car, and also strangely assumes that they are difficult to drive. Which, come to think of it, would explain why in the last few years I've noticed millenials seem slightly frightened by my clunky old Rangie.  

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I think it’s fine. Whatever people want to do. I put parabolics on my Series and V8 auto in my 90. Did it come with those things ? No. If people want to set themselves an engineering target of what ever, then good for them I would say.   I appreciate we don’t have a modified vechiles section on this forum ........oh hang on minute what’s this link?  ;-).     

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I've watched all 3 episodes thus far...

The mk2: What a waste. Why go to the bother of locating a rust free South African import to then rally the thing in a muddy field and stage a crash? If they'd put that back to standard it would have made more cash. Zetec and XE conversions are fine especially in the rally world but my old 1.6 Sport Harrier edition sold a few years ago at £24k. Only addition was two up/two down cibies on the front.

The MG: why? Just why?

Then the Series: The concept intrigued me but the execution baffled me. To quote "let's see if the axle fits" was followed by a piece of 50mm box section with a pear shaped 10mm plate on each end being threaded through the springs. The stud pattern looked as though they were going to attach the swivels onto them. How did they alter the steering etc? They did focus more on the strop between the two experts. It's a shame they did it to a perfectly presentable and useable classic...as mentioned by Fridge why not do it to a wreck? It would surely have gleaned more profit if that's what they're aim is?

And the bikes. Beardy guy no2 tells the talented guy to draw it....then gives the drawing to the more talented fibreglass guys who do the actual creation. Then the talented painter guy makes it look good leaving beardy guy no2 to bolt the panels on and proclaim he made it. What I like to call a cheque-book build....:rolleyes:

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I imagine having a good condition vehicle to work on removes a lot of the surprises you can get with poor ones, so they can keep filming on schedule. For them it's worth paying more for non rusty bolts, plus will look better at the end for less effort

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The thing is with most of these programs, they aren't really aimed at people who actually do stuff. They are for the armchair folks who talk the talk but are scared to put on new pads themselves, let alone do anything harder. Practically no-one these days does more than theorise, so its great for them to see something happen. 

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Agreed ^^^ This is telly... it's all pulp, Attenborough barely goes in depth these days, producers play for the big audience numbers and 9 out of 10 people don't give a flying FridgeFreezer's fist about how a spring mount is going to live somewhere else. Take it from someone who has lived this **** for the last year - if you want big numbers you have to sell yourself to the lowest common denominator.

On the build - there's plenty more SIIA's out there, go save one from a fate worse than hipsters. The only thing that I got a twinge about was the fleeting inference that they were doing something new. The one below has been around for years and is undoubtedly where they stole got the idea.

PS: as Mad_Pete called it half the vehicles on here would fall into the 'Restomod' genre if we were so inclined to identify with that scene. I want to drive my 45 year old RR every day... if that means a newer engine then I'm more than happy to oblige [and I paid gullible money for the best original car I could find]

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On 26/01/2018 at 1:09 PM, V8 Freak said:

They missed out the interesting stuff...

What did he do to switch to 2 wheel drive? Lock the transfer box and remove front prop / diff / axle?

What did they use on the front axle ends.. Standard stub axle without CV's ??

Very little actual engineering in-house, even though they are capable, and a lot of farming out pretty stuff....

 

 

Series 2 and 2A + early 3's are part time 4 wheel drive, so to answer your question just removed the prop is enough to get 2WD on that car... I used to use 2WD low range all the time on mine, cos I couldn't be bothered with the faff of locking the freewheeling hubs! And the headache of getting it out of 4WD when on solid ground!

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