The Registry Of Ex-Military Land-Rovers Au, NZ, etc

The workshop variant of the land rover is a well known variant, about which much of it's official history is known.

However that is the official history, some units performed modifications on vehicles that were not always necessarily approved. In this case, many workshop vehicles appear to have been modified with partial, or complete hard tops. The reasons why are unknown, but they could encompass everything from a lack of availability of canvas tops, through to mechanics being sick of their tools being stolen from the canvas covered originals.

It isn't known if the powers that be knew about these vehicles and simply looked the other way, or if they did not know at all. However as the one on display at the AWM was prepared for a United Nations deployment, it is likely that they knew about it.

Another similar vehicle is the Series 2a Ambulance ERV Conversion, where ambulances were converted to workshop vehicles.

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WB
Date
Contract
Model
Census
Nomenaclature
Engine
Chassis
Body
REMLR No.
Notes
Disposal
Vehicle Name
111-378 109 1960 C104337 Series 2 6043A Automotive Repair Shop, Truck mounted, 3/4 ton, GS, Garage 151019452 153001053 2145 325 NSW. Brisbane Log. auction. Census plate Blank. Current engine no 25177113F
Full Hard top,3 black out lights
Now Owned by AULRO Pete c7a
11.08.92 Jane
113-773 109 1964 - Series 2A 6043A Automotive Repair Shop, Truck mounted, 3/4 ton, GS, Garage 25175793F 25307214B - 150 NSW. Archive Photo. Owned by Anthony Egretz, son of member 150
Full Hard top,two black out lights
26.02.79 -
113-841 109 1965 - Series 2A 6040A Electronic Equipment Repair Shop, Truck Mounted, 3/4 Ton, GS, Telecommunication 25217886G 25312703B - 150 NSW. Full Hard top 11.08.92 -
113-813 109 1965 - Series 2A 6043A Automotive Repair Shop, Truck mounted, 3/4 ton, GS, Garage unk 153001042 - 314 NSW. Original Chassis 25312712B was replaced with 153001042 which is also listed for vehicle ARN 111-383 . Broadmeadows auction. Pic: Vietnam
Veitnam photo with hard top fitted
26.03.93 Road Patrol
113-852 109 1965 - Series 2A 6037 Shop Equipment, Utility, Truck mounted, 3/4 Ton, GS 25217019G 25312556B - NSW. AWM Exhibit. In white with box body. not noted -
114-105 109 00.09.1966 C100900 Series 2A 6037 Shop Equipment, Utility, Truck mounted, 3/4 Ton, GS 25248951H 25316469C 13554 47 Hard Top Fitted not noted -
114-122 109 1966 - Series 2A 6049 Shop Equipment, Truck Mounted, 3/4 Ton, GS, Unequiped 25248785H 25316357C - 256 11/11/1991 returned by 18 FD Sqn to 30077. Ebay 2010
Partal Hard Top Fitted
15.01.92 -
114-258 109 1967 - Series 2A 6040H Welding Shop, Truck Mounted, 3/4 Ton, GS, ARC/Gas 25279572H 25321017C - 331 Brisbane auction. Partial Hard Top fitted. 08.04.93 -
178-039 109 1971 - Series 2A 6032 Lubricating and servicing unit, power operated, Truck mounted, 3/4 ton GS. 25351473K 25335427G - 256 Brisbane auction. Spotted and reasonably complete 2009.
Quarter Hard top rear body roof only
10.05.93 -
178-064 109 1971 - Series 2A 6040H Welding Shop, Truck Mounted, 3/4 Ton, GS, ARC/Gas 25351854K 25335547G - 165 Camo, Hard top over tray only (this is a repacement for the platform, not an addition) , Jerry can holders under tray at rear, pintle hook at front not noted -
30-149 109 23/10/1978 - Series 3 6006B Truck, Utility, 3/4 Ton, GS, with winch, FFR, 24 volt system 94124366C 94323428C 39210 56 Equipment Tester. Hard Top GS??N? 465 - -

111-378

Now owned by REMLR member 325, these photos of it were taken in the carpark of a NSW show.

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113-773

This unit has a similar, but more basic body that is quite similar to 111-378. In fact even 113-841 seems quite similar, even with the added windows and so on.

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113-841

This particular unit has a body somewhat akin to an ambulance body and looks well done. Certainly the "RA SIGS RULE" on the inside indicates that it was used by a signals unit, so the body probably was used to keep the weather off radio repairs, or even use as a repeater or large transmitting unit.

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113-852

Currently on display with the AWM, this vehicle was prepared for a UN deployment, although it is unknown if it was actually sent.

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This is an official AWM photograph

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Copyright Joshua Murray

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178-064

REMLR Member Peter D owns this vehicle, more photos and information can be found on his shed page here.

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30-149

Whilst not strictly a workshop conversion, it may well have replaced the above hard bodies in unit. It is a series 3 Fitted for Radio that has had a tall fibreglass body mounted on it to form an electronics workshop.

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Unknown Vehicles

The vehicle photographed below is thought to still exist in reasonably original condition. t's camouflage is very similar to that of 178-064 .

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Awaiting Auction. From the Ian Withnall Perentie Collection

 

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