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Let a freelander die with dignity


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It has been beautifully done but why do all that work to a old £750 Freelander.... I saw in Kent a P38 in black lowered and same thing done and had the obligatory bunch of hoodies in it which again made me smile but the P38 is a top line car and has a V8 running it so its got pedigree but a freelander is alright inside and all right to drive but not all that..

The P38 did look very cool, totally useless as a car as it couldn’t have towed and the speed bumps in the Ashford shopping centre were proving tricky for the driver but as custom stuff goes it was well thought out and look to be a very good standard of work.

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Why?

I can just about understand ther body mods. The engine? I know the k-series is prone to head gasket issues, so, ok, a rover 2.0. but removing the 4 wheel drive and converting it to two wheel drive?

MADNESS!

The swap is supposed to be fairly strait forward considered what LR drivers are prepared to do to there cars

I wanted to put a Tomcat (2.0li turbo) in my freelander racer but it was too fiddly to get the gearbox to fit the engine for me and pushed it out of production class.

Not saying I would want it. I love the way a freelander drives and on country lanes once they have been wound up I can out run any rep mobile the big sports Skoda’s are the best fun, when they can't keep up with a old S reg Freelander....you can't do it with the prop off it slides all over the place and its balance is all wrong it becomes unpredictable in 2wd

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I like the idea of a button on the back door (tailgate) that you press and it pops open. Do you think that'll ever catch on on production motors?

Imagine the possibilities- you could even fit one inside the cab and open the rear remotely. Not in my lifetime, I guess...

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"THE CAR HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE BY ME BECAUSE, THEY DRIVE RUBBISH AS A 4 WHEEL DRIVE"

The man is a genius, ahead of his time and all that, LR only just cottoned on themselves and launched the official version. do you think this was the prototype mule?

alternatively it's a lot easier to lift entirety of vitesse front end and bolt it in than messing about with all that fiddly stuff and getting power to the back as well.

To paraphrase George Orwell "Two Wheels Good Four Wheels Bad"

Oh my new jacket thank you, oh fastens at the back as well hmmmm, do they do other colours than white, oh you've decorated my room nice padding on the walls ...........

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"THE CAR HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE BY ME BECAUSE, THEY DRIVE RUBBISH AS A 4 WHEEL DRIVE"

So the drivline was playing up and removing the rear prop was the cheapest solution. Also how did it pass an mot with no reversing or fog light?

I dont *think* a reverse light is part of the MOT. I dont know about the fog light - perhaps both were combined in one/both of the rear lights

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"THE CAR HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE BY ME BECAUSE, THEY DRIVE RUBBISH AS A 4 WHEEL DRIVE"

So the drivline was playing up and removing the rear prop was the cheapest solution. Also how did it pass an mot with no reversing or fog light?

Surely a Vitesse 2.0 Turbo came from a front wheel drive car so much easier to slot it in by keeping the FWD gearbox it was built with.

Marc.

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"THE CAR HAS BEEN CONVERTED TO FRONT WHEEL DRIVE BY ME BECAUSE, THEY DRIVE RUBBISH AS A 4 WHEEL DRIVE"

So the drivline was playing up and removing the rear prop was the cheapest solution. Also how did it pass an mot with no reversing or fog light?

Just spotted, the're either side of the numberplate :)

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There is a reason that people in car companies are given jobs as car designers. It's because they are qualified to craft beautifully designed shapes out of metal. Then of course the bean-counters in the accounts department have their say and the beautiful concept cars become a little more restrained. HOWEVER, this person has taken the designer's dream, stifled by the bean counters... and destroyed it. What on earth was he thinking? I despair of humanity sometimes. His car, his passion, presumably more money than sense, and he does this to the car. He needs to go back to doodling on the back of his school books.

Oh - and ditto all the comments about why he has converted it from four wheel drive to two.

The only exception to above is the previous generation of Beemers - apparently designed by a Brit. That must have been some sort of valiant attempt to destroy the German car industry. They were hideous. Good on you, whatever your name is. I am sure some people reassessed why they "needed" a BMW.

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I quite like the following..

THESE ARE GREAT CARS, SIMILAR TO SUBARU WRX NISSAN SKYLINE 200SX 300ZX FORD SIERRA COSWORTH ESCORT COSWORTH ETC...

A freelander compare to the above!!!

Nice

Chris

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