Author Topic: 112-498 2a 1/4 GS.  (Read 2874 times)

Online DennisM

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Re: 112-498 2a 1/4 GS.
« Reply #30 on: May 25, 2018, 04:19:58 PM »
Matt, I have the correct buckles and the loop (if you still one) in the shed, the buckles are new never been used cheers n looking forward to seeing some decent images, Dennis

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Re: 112-498 2a 1/4 GS.
« Reply #31 on: May 25, 2018, 04:52:07 PM »
Thanks Dennis and yes please put my name on a set!.

I'm also looking forward to it arriving and will certainly get some better pictures.

Cheers,
Matt.

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Re: 112-498 2a 1/4 GS.
« Reply #32 on: August 03, 2018, 03:41:46 PM »
Well 498 finally arrived at its new home here in Wales yesterday. First inspection suggests it has been cared for since leaving the army, and the chassis is in amazing condition when compared to UK vehicles of similar age.

Finding its Queensland plate inside was a bonus, but I'll have to get it UK registered.
« Last Edit: August 03, 2018, 04:03:00 PM by Matt Reeves »

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Re: 112-498 2a 1/4 GS.
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2018, 03:48:06 PM »
Inside is pretty well complete and original, although the ignition switch has been altered to keyed and the starter button is on the blackout panel. It's a shame it had lap belts bodged in, I have already removed what remained of them. Nice to find the seat backs numbered to it!.

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Re: 112-498 2a 1/4 GS.
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2018, 03:55:06 PM »
Under the bonnet has suffered the most alterations, but nothing too drastic. Wrong carb, the oil filler tube has been cut down to take a plastic cap, brake booster has been added and the air cleaner is missing. Also the starter solenoid is clearly a replacement, and those leads...

The original? horn is still fitted to the battery tray, with the later one above on the front panel.
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Re: 112-498 2a 1/4 GS.
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2018, 08:43:45 AM »
Nice buy Matt!  :D

It looks as if a a good wash, is all the Rover needs.

Beautiful place Wales  I must visit again one day,

Cheers Charlie
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