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Boxbrownie



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

I think I’m going to like that...... Thumbs Up Regards

David

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Post #374443 2nd Jul 2019 12:50 pm
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dorsetfreelander



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Loire Blue

Someone sent me this today, a hovercraft assisted Defender. 1962 Farmer and Stockbreeder. Apparently the idea failed to get off the ground. Laughing

 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

Post #374446 2nd Jul 2019 1:11 pm
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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

dorsetfreelander wrote 'a hovercraft assisted Defender'

And I thought that 'air suspension' hadn't been tried on the Defender until now. FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 41k+ miles)

Post #374465 2nd Jul 2019 7:49 pm
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jules



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red

dorsetfreelander wrote:
Someone sent me this today, a hovercraft assisted Defender. 1962 Farmer and Stockbreeder. Apparently the idea failed to get off the ground. Laughing



Was it April 1st by any chance Very Happy Jules

Post #374480 2nd Jul 2019 11:24 pm
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MartynB



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I’ll say it again . In this day and age , hanging an alloy and tyre that’s probably worth £750 on the rear door is just asking for trouble . 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Halifax winter necessity.
2016 Subaru Outback SE 2.0 diesel SE Premium Lineartronic the Thinking Man's AWD

Post #374487 3rd Jul 2019 7:04 am
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chicken george



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pardon? At work
At home

"I can't always believe facts I read on the web" - Charles Dickens

winner by default of the tractor vs caravan race

Post #374488 3rd Jul 2019 7:32 am
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Past master



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People steal them CG. Ex AA Series III LWB Safari - Gone
300TDi Disco (bought new - terrible car) sent back after 18 months
Freelander 1 Estate - leased, given back at end of lease
200TDi Disco (bought from a mate with 100,000 on the clock) - Gone
Disco 2 TD5 - sold and exported to France
FR2 TD4 GS - Gone
FR2 SD4 HSE - Now changed for a DS
New model Evoque on order.

Post #374495 3rd Jul 2019 8:45 am
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j77



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It's not just the back door they get nicked from, D3/4 owners get them nicked often. It won't keep me up at night though. 18MY Velar R-Dynamic SE D240, Fuji White

Post #374497 3rd Jul 2019 9:13 am
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Boxbrownie



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

It’s a Defender.......wrap the spare in razor wire, but don’t forget to take it off before using Rolling with laughter Regards

David

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Post #374498 3rd Jul 2019 9:25 am
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dorsetfreelander



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[quote="jules"]

dorsetfreelander wrote:


Was it April 1st by any chance Very Happy


The early 60's was when the hovercraft was invented by Cockerell, at the time it was going to revolutionise transport and by now it was claimed that everyone would be driving one. The problem was that they were difficult to steer around corners as they just kept going in a straight line (Isaac Newton and all that). Apart from a few military uses I think that the technology has all but died out. 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

Post #374500 3rd Jul 2019 9:30 am
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Boxbrownie



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Used to love going over the channel on the Sealink hover.......best time was just before that have to stop because of bad weather, it was like a fairground ride...... Rolling with laughter

Main thing I remember from the journeys was all the screws and trim in the cabin rattling and buzzing all the way....... Regards

David

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Post #374502 3rd Jul 2019 9:37 am
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dorsetfreelander



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I recall going on that and made the mistake of ordering a Gin and Tonic just before lift off. The vibration was so bad that most of it splashed out of the glass and I was scared to take a sip in case I "Glassed" myself. Shocked 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

Post #374504 3rd Jul 2019 9:42 am
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Boxbrownie



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In the 1960’s I was taken across the the Isle of Wight on the then only commercial hovercraft SRN2 I think it was, run by British Rail (I know that because my Uncle was a driver on BR and we got discounted, well he got free fares) I can barely remember the trip, it was just noisy......well I must have only been 7 or 8 I think Shocked Regards

David

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Post #374507 3rd Jul 2019 10:14 am
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chicken george



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chicken george wrote:
pardon?


I was referring to martyn repeating himself, i know about wheel thefts,

my mate recently had 8 wheels stolen, a mini tractor on a trailer


back to hovercrafts, ive had a go on one of these wild things

http://www.hovercraft.org.uk/event/allerton2019/

To steer you must give it full beans in order to maintain lift and feed the rudder, anything less than full chat and things just dont work At work
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"I can't always believe facts I read on the web" - Charles Dickens

winner by default of the tractor vs caravan race

Post #374530 3rd Jul 2019 8:58 pm
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Lightwater



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Australia 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

I was on the hovercraft from France to England, it was very noisy. Maybe even worse than a Defender!

We had a catamaran going across Bass Straight same type as the Channel, I have been on both, they stopped the Bass Straight cat. Pretty rough, the current ship in one storm had broken windows up to level 10 & returned to Melbourne. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Acoustic insulation ARB TPMS 1.2kW air compressor Air tank On-board pressure water cleaning Additional 50L fuel Carpet in doors 2x 1kg ABE Waeco 28L modified fridge Battery 4x 26ah Solar 120w Victron MPPT 100/20 18amp DC-DC 175amp jumper plug Awning 6x 255/60R18 Petrol 10.48L/100 inc 500kg payload

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