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114-158 2a Panel Van
« on: May 24, 2012, 08:24:19 PM »
A while back I spyed a 2a ex-army looking Land Rover on Gumtree here in Tasmania.  Here's how it appeared in the ad:



Definitely worth a look for the money they were asking.  In fact I bought it over the phone before seeing it- it was so cheap.  I thought that there's be parts galore if it turned out to be a rotter.
It looked like it may have been a GS with a tropical roof attached and there appeared to be a McNamara manual diff-lock present.  The owner told me that the Holden six had been taken out- but that was fine by me as I would be putting a 2.25 Land Rover back in it.

So off I go to have a look:








They hadn't been too gentle getting the Holden 6 out.   A bit rougher than I thought, but I think it very much in the do-able range of my ability.  And, it was here that I realised that I had a Panel Truck.  A rather rare variant of Army Land Rover.  I consider it important to preserve this vehicle.

Anyway, I got it home and did a bit more looking and poking.
Sitting proud.


Roof nice and straight:


Lots of small parts inside:


Appears to have an in-service glove-box mod:


At the moment the vehicle is acting as a bit of a parts shed while I'm working on another.
I think the panel vans look great.
I've been thinking of painting the vehicle in this colour scheme:






There is some difficulty in working out what the actual colours of this scheme is, however.
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Re: 114-158 2a Panel Van
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2012, 10:25:18 PM »
Korg

Theres a great looking hard topped Survey van on ebay at the moment. In Tasmania as well.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Land-Rover-Series-2A-ex-Army-Survey-Van-/170845870603?pt=AU_Cars&hash=item27c7351a0b#ht_1170wt_1140


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Re: 114-158 2a Panel Van
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2012, 10:30:00 PM »
Korg

Theres a great looking hard topped Survey van on ebay at the moment. In Tasmania as well.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Land-Rover-Series-2A-ex-Army-Survey-Van-/170845870603?pt=AU_Cars&hash=item27c7351a0b#ht_1170wt_1140
Got my eye on that one.
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Re: 114-158 2a Panel Van
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2012, 10:34:54 PM »
Yep, she's a beaut!
I've looked at that one a few times.  It has been at Dave Benson's place for about 2 years.  I'd love to get it but Phoenix is trying to talk his dad into buying it.
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Re: 114-158 2a Panel Van
« Reply #4 on: May 25, 2012, 10:01:50 AM »
Don't let me stop anybody, chances of me getting the old man to move are less than 50% !!
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Re: 114-158 2a Panel Van
« Reply #5 on: May 25, 2012, 10:54:59 AM »
At this stage it would be an error to bring home another vehicle...
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Re: 114-158 2a Panel Van
« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2012, 10:55:59 AM »
I know what you mean, but I must admit I would love to have this one.  Old man is a little interested, I'm having tea with him tonight so I can work on him.  I think he is worried what the final price may be.
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Re: 114-158 2a Panel Van
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2012, 11:47:04 AM »
I know what you mean, but I must admit I would love to have this one.  Old man is a little interested, I'm having tea with him tonight so I can work on him.  I think he is worried what the final price may be.

I am pretty sure this one was up on ebay about 6 weeks ago and didn't get a bid, so one bid could buy it, and at that price it would be a very good buy.

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Re: 114-158 2a Panel Van
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2012, 08:12:41 PM »
Korg,

found these the other day, this is real life example of the colour scheme at the start of this thread.

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