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ID my Series 2A for me please


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Hi,

I'v just bought this series 2A swb petrol first registered in Dec 1969.

http://s748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/davewillb/?action=view&current=Bs51m8QBGkKGrHqYH-CoEvF-uvfNeBL5wRh.jpg

and

http://s748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/davewillb/?action=view&current=Bs511GQEGkKGrHqUH-D0EvD2f824TBL5wR0.jpg

I initially thought the side windows were after market but after a quck look on the net I've seen a few similar looking S2a's which also have the same rear door i.e. split horizontally with a top section which hangs from the top edge and has a prop.

The front puzzles me as well, I've read that the headlights migrated to the wings in early 1969 but mine has the inner lights as well as wing mounted lights, I'd assumed that someone had stuck on S3 wings at some point (they don't look original but have been on a long time) so is it most likely that its an early 1969 model registered late in the year?

Just to complicate things, the last owner told me that the Landy was brought back from Oz by an earlier owner, that the bull bar is an Oz roo bar, the colour scheme is becauce the owner played for a hockey team in OZ who played in these colours and last of al its got several old Oz stickers on it.

Something doesn't add up, the VIN says it was built for the home market but it looks subtly different - mainly two large original stop lights at high level at the rear and two similar internal lights at the rear and a posh headlining...

I'd be grateful for peoples thoughts.

Cheers,

Dave

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I once had a 1969 11a on an H reg. It had lights in the wings and the grill was the wire cross shaped type, ie not the same as yours or the plastic job found on series 111's. On that basis it may be your centre panel that is a retro fit and not the wings? Mine also had a flat sharp edged bonnet, yours seems to be the delux rounded one. I have made one of those 2a grills out of chicken fencing to replace my current plastic one, it looks much better! Any inside pics of yours?

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If you can stand your vehicle being pulled apart rivet by rivet (in a virtual manner of course), then you would be as well to repeat your post on the Series 2 Club Forum. You don't have to join the Club to post; the Forum is used very much as a Shop Window.

They might (will) want more pictures of specific features, also any numbers that are readable on the Chassis, Engine, gearbox, and axles, but I suggest waiting to be guided by them.

Model History and Restorations is probably the best sub-Forum. You might find the Timeline towards the top of that page interesting to read as well.

HTH.

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About the rear high lights, it wasn't unusual for companies to add an additional set of lights there. Have a look at the GPO Land Rovers for instance, they had lighting up there as well.

The rear windows could be after market ones, although I have seen similar looking windows listed in the optional parts book for export only. :ph34r:

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About the rear high lights, it wasn't unusual for companies to add an additional set of lights there. Have a look at the GPO Land Rovers for instance, they had lighting up there as well.

The rear windows could be after market ones, although I have seen similar looking windows listed in the optional parts book for export only. :ph34r:

Thanks for the comments so far, I'll sort out some more pictures over the weekend and also the links, I've added links before and they worked so I'm not sure what I've done wrong this time - I'll sort it out.

Cheers,

Dave

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Hi,

A few more pictures, this is the rear view.....

http://DSC00472Small.jpg

and this is the the interior...

http://DSC00473Small.jpg

I've also noticed this evening that the front dumb irons look as if they are galvanised, other bits of chassis aren't though..... there is a lot of red paint about including on the front axle and all over the matrix of the rad .... please follow link for pickies.. http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/davewillb/DSC00478Small.jpg

http://i748.photobucket.com/albums/xx130/davewillb/DSC00481Small.jpg

I've got a few more pickies which I'll post later including some very rusty mounts on the front gutter and a massive positive cable from the batt to the solenoid in a sort of armoured casing.

Cheers,

Dave

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Well I know a little more about having had a good poke about and stripped the wings off to do some work on the bulkhead - the chassis appears to have been carefully repaired in the past with the outriggers replaced, it was then galvanised, painted black and covered in what looks like waxoyl (at least in part) because of all this the chassis is generally very good but remarkably there are still some flaky rust spots.

The plan is to sort out the bulkhead, fit new footwells and generally get sorted for an MOT and run it for a while - oh an brush paint it cause the current lovely paint job is flaking off.

Pics to follow.

Dave

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