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Offline calebvollen

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Hello there just joined the group as I have recently been given my late fathers land rover.  I understand its a 1975 Series 3 military???  My father used to own many but this is the one he went and hand picked out the parts and about 10 years ago decided to build it from the frame up.

Please help me determine what exactly I have here.  Doing some of the basics right now on it.  Fluid checks/rear oil seal looks like its gone/etc.

Thanks everyone!

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Re: New Member Today - Got my Landy a few months ago - Please help identify!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2018, 01:10:29 PM »
Welcome to the forum.
If you post up the chassis number, we can check the lists at http://www.remlr.com/index_ARNs.html and may be able to tell you a bit about it.

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Re: New Member Today - Got my Landy a few months ago - Please help identify!
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2018, 01:52:57 PM »
G'day and Welcome, sadly we will not be able to provide any information re your recent good fortune in getting hold of one of Solihull's finest, as your Land Rover appears to be of British Mil/spec as supplied to Canada or was it an import ? this site although has a lot of info mech/electrical etc we wouldn't have any information regarding it's military history, but a UK site called EMLRA (ex military Land Rover Association) would be able to help you out I hope that's of some help to you cheers mate Dennis

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Re: New Member Today - Got my Landy a few months ago - Please help identify!
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2018, 02:46:59 PM »
I can also suggest the Maple Leaf Up forum as an avenue of inquiry.

I understand that there were a number of British military vehicles (not limited to Land rovers) stationed in Canada as part of a training brigade called BATUS, which has also been a source of many British Army vehicles to collectors in that country. A number of these have been studied on MLU over the years. Perhaps someone will be able to provide more information. You are fortunate in that it retains it's UK registration plate, which will help greatly in tracing it's history.

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Re: New Member Today - Got my Landy a few months ago - Please help identify!
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2018, 06:07:31 AM »
Thanks everyone for some direction. Once I return home I will lookup the chassis number as I couldnít find anywhere to look it up.

I believe this to be one of the British military vehicles that was over for the training brigade. I will check out the maple leaf forum as well to see what I can turn up.

Thanks again!

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Re: New Member Today - Got my Landy a few months ago - Please help identify!
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 12:27:01 AM »
Hello all still havenít had a lot of luck finding much but I am pretty lucky to have Jr attached information. Seems like I have the rating plates etc including the proper chassis number associated with the vehicle.

Photos attached. Any information would be appreciated as I am new to this!

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Re: New Member Today - Got my Landy a few months ago - Please help identify!
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2018, 06:29:11 PM »
Well, I don't know a great deal about UK based type ex-mil L/R's but what I can tell you (if you didn't already know) that it's Army registration number is 64 GF 71, that may help with your search with EMLRA a UK based forum, cheers Dennis

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Re: New Member Today - Got my Landy a few months ago - Please help identify!
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2018, 01:13:51 AM »
Thank you DennisM as I was not aware of that.

I will start looking at some uk forums and see what I can turn up. Does anyone know of any good ones to start with?

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Re: New Member Today - Got my Landy a few months ago - Please help identify!
« Reply #8 on: October 18, 2018, 07:32:52 AM »
G'day Mate,

Try the Ex Military Land Rover Association (EMLRA).

Cheers,

Mick