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. . . A few pics from Bill McGhee
from a recent off road trip to TX w/ Brianna.

(Click on the pic to see)
Now the folks that I was with (all very experienced) tell me that I was not in any real danger. If I had let go of the brakes like they told me too and let the truck roll fwd about 10 inches everything would have leveled out. Instead I had them put a winch cable on me and give me a tug from the back to keep me upright and then I was able to roll fwd enough to get my balance back. I drove off the cliff (literately) and only got a little ding in the fender. Oh yea, and all the water ran out of the TOP of my ice chest and out of the truck. It looked like I popped a radiator hose.

It's a little hard to see in the last picture but that wheel is about 30 inches off the ground.
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. . . This will give everyone an idea of the fun to be had at Harrah Hills, a 30 acre spot. Participants were Ryan Richardson, James and Brandy Pierce (whom also took the awesome photos), Chris and Laura Brookins, LA and Lloyd Hardin and Chris Sayler all from OKC. Jim Royall did join up with us on the August 22nd run around and I think he did have a good time too.

Click thru the pic for more action shots of Harrah Hills.
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. . . . . . . . . . Alan Cope from a recent trip by 8 vehicles across to Denmark and Sweden. 18 hour ferry journey, then about 3800 miles round trip,more fotos can be seen here. .





. . . . My 110
Brought the Landy up from Belize last July. It is in need of some TLC and so I have managed to do a number of improvements and I want to do more; budget is the only factor for delay. I have replaced the clutch, it is now perfect. The prop shafts were in questionable shape and I managed to have them rebuilt for less than the cost of 1 new shaft. The rear door was fractured at the glass joint so i picked up a Series III door and stripped my old door of all the hardware and replaced it. The interior has been replaced by a vehicle upholstery local specialist and I had heated seats installed. The work done would be difficult to tell from original.

The engine is a 2.5l NA diesel. The glow plugs were non working and with the cold snap in January and February created havoc. I have replaced them, rebuilt the starter, installed a twin battery charging system, and block heater. The wind screen seals have been replaced, and special sound deadening insulation has been added. I typically get 20-25mpg driving around town, doesn't go very fast but I'll get a sports car to do that. The Transfer case is a 1.667 so I will replace it with a 1.4 and that will provide me with better highway speeds and lowered noise. The other is to mount the spare tire on the bonnet as you will get an increase of about 10-15% in fuel economy.

It is a great project, although it has been a little on the expensive side, I am still happy with my purchase and love working on it. It is just so simple yet such a capable vehicle. I took it off-road for my first experience last Fall and as the magazines point out it is the most fun you can have at 5mph.

Peter Epstein
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. . . . Old Rover and older Rover. The truck is 32, the dog is 15 (105 in dog years).
David Downing, Springfield, MO.
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. Lightweights are cool!. Unlike any other Rover before or since, their unique design make them the quintessential rugged off-road toy. And we've got several around. .

. . . . . . . . . . Alan Cope greenlaning in the Derbyshire Peak Natl Park, England. .

Buckhorn Trail - Hot Springs
I took another trip on the Buckhorn trail Saturday with my son Sean(TJ), Les Wilson (TJ), and a guy from Louisiana in a brand new Jeep TJ Rubicon. I had cut the bottom bar off my brushguard, leaving my winch fairlead the lowest point on the front, and it only grazed the ground once. The gully where a stump knocked my fender loose was conquered without damage, but not without a little drama. I again took the tough route, a mean sidehill, leaning so far that both my passengers, my son Pat and his buddy David (a first timer), opened the doors and bailed out. My left front tire had been off the ground for several feet, and I didn't have enough traction on the right front alone to make the turn. As I tried to ease up past a tree, I felt the Rover start to rock backward. I hit the brakes, holding it at that point. The kids jumped out, and I had to back down a little to make the turn. None of the TJ's tried that route, choosing to stay on the (more) level trail. Can't say that I blame them, as they all have a higher center of gravity than me (especially Les). The rest of the trail was the same as last time, until we got to the rocks we winched over last time, and a couple of trees had been removed, making it possible to put the left side tires on dirt and the right side on the rocks. All four of us made it without the winches. The Rubicon made short work of it, the lockers letting no wheel spin. The guy in the Rubicon was on his first trip to the park, and also, being from Louisiana, his first trip on hills or rocks. He was grinning like a possum eating yellow jackets. We'll have to do this trail on our run in April.
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August 10th Event - Seiling, OK
. We had a blast!! We had a mix of vehicles; two Range Rovers, one '98 Disco, a Toyota Tundra, a Toyota 4Runner, and finally a Mercedes ML320. That's right! A Benz on the trails!! No real good stories. Just some good fellowship and off-roading. I did have some ground fall out from underneath a back tire while driving through a dry creek bed. Fell down on the rear axle and had to pulled out. (see pic) And John high centered while trying to get out of the creek. Those were the only two times we had to get out the tow ropes. The weather was awsome! The country up there is really neat!

Thanks,

Tim.

RRR Birthday Rally, U.K. 2002 - with club member Alan Cope
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It was quiet a memorable drive for us all, in fact it was fantastic. Heavy rains had turned the lane into a torrent in some parts and a mud bath in others, a very rewarding and enjoyable day............Alan .

The Snow of March 2, 2002 around Tulsa, Oklahoma
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. . . Ray (my son) and I went to Iceland the last week in August. The 90 belongs to a friend of mine Tom Mc Auliffe. He drove over and we flew out after him. To spend a week in Iceland took him a 3 weeks travelling in total.

The green 100" Land Rover in the river is mine. She is a 300 Tdi Hybrid. Front and rear winch, Diff locks, Roll cage, Recaro seats etc. It took me 3 years to build.

Edwin Stryker, Ireland (Good web site well done!)
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. . . Grand Canyon, Arizona
Southeast Rim. We drove to Los Angeles and back from Tulsa in 10 days - covered over 5,500 miles. Drove along Route 66 in Arizona. Stopped off at the Grand Canyon. A truly awesome natural wonder, with amazingly accessible views from the park routes.

Mark Kiely, Tulsa, OK
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. . . Offroading in Colorado
near Breckenridge Elevation 13,000+.

Offroad guiding courtesy of Jim Molter of the RoverRiders Club.
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