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The Grey Ghost's Shed
« on: June 22, 2017, 11:48:15 AM »
Hi All,

I thought that I would drop a line to introduce myself, and show you my military vehicles..

Firstly - my Perentie that I only just bought last week (I expect to be doing quite some reading on the forum)... 48-753 - it's an early one (11/88) with a late (ARB style) bumper.



I plan to have a good look at it on the weekend.. It's a bit cramped in my garage!

Next up - something to tow around... I bought this about 6 months ago..



Lastly - my pride and joy.. I imported this from the UK about 3 years ago - in this cosmetic condition. I have spent a lot of time fixing up the mechanicals (engine, radiator, gearbox, front prop shaft, rear propshaft, springs, shocks, etc). I use it a lot for camping (Birdsville, Maralinga, Corowa)



I've got other Land Rovers but they are civilian.

Cheers,
The Grey Ghost

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 12:19:09 PM »
G'day The Grey Ghost!

good to see you here on the forum, Like your FFR, I know someone by the name of Mick that will be jealous!

Cheers
Scott
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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 01:25:05 PM »
I'm jealous.
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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2017, 01:27:58 PM »
Oh, and GG, if my jealousy wanes and I talk to you again, I would say "Welcome to the forum".
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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2017, 02:48:42 PM »
   good to see you are on board Tom

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2017, 05:31:47 PM »
Ditto to all of the above, n welcome Tom cheers Dennis

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2017, 02:47:54 PM »
Hi All,

I took some pics on the weekend:











I had a friend (another land rover tragic) look over the vehicle, and after inspecting it he said: "Mate you've got a brand new front diff & prop-shaft on there. That's the tightest 4x4 Perentie I think that I've ever driven. Good Buy"... He has been looking at Perenties for a while now, and driven quite a few of them... So gotta be happy with that!

Cheers,
GG
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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2017, 03:48:48 PM »
I think you will find that 43 tac plate is artillary the other plate is 1 div the 5333 xmas tree is not listed on our site but some one may know what unit it belongs to :)
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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2017, 04:55:19 PM »
Tom,

rub some baby oil into the paint, it will come up like new

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Scott
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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #9 on: June 26, 2017, 09:25:29 PM »
 :) welcome Tom, that 101 is very nice. Hope the REMLR info is helpful for you.

Here's a question - for the Corowa Swim-In "Year of The Land Rover" event next March, which Landy will you choose? Going to be a hard choice I think.

FFR 48-753 was notable at the auctions as it has a very unusual ROPS & rear canopy bars setup.
If you have the logbook, have you seen any entry that may explain why it was done?

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2017, 01:02:54 PM »
Hi Carzee,

I am planning on bringing both - the 101 & the Perentie..  :)

I had a look at the ROPS on the weekend, and unfortunately I don't know enough about the standard set-up. I can tell you that it looked "new" to me - like it had been replaced in service.

Unfortunately the vehicle didn't come with the logbook :(

Cheers,
Tom.

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2017, 03:26:08 PM »
Hi Carzee,

I am planning on bringing both - the 101 & the Perentie..  :)

I had a look at the ROPS on the weekend, and unfortunately I don't know enough about the standard set-up. I can tell you that it looked "new" to me - like it had been replaced in service.

Unfortunately the vehicle didn't come with the logbook :(

Cheers,
Tom.

do you have a photo or a link to the Grays sale and we can have a look, perhaps it's just a front one with the stays, put on the back (facing forwards). This would be unusual although I have seen a couple done like this in service

regards
Scott
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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2017, 06:30:06 PM »
Scott, the rear bar is a front one as you say but there are additional ceiling bars running front to rear.

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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2017, 07:21:02 PM »
That is intetesting, I'd like to see some detailed pics of the roof bars
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Re: The Grey Ghost's Shed
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2017, 07:57:59 AM »
Hi Boys,

The 5333 on the Christmas Tree is the unit number for 4 Field Regiment  RAA.

Cheers,

Mick