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Offline Milspec

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178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« on: December 19, 2019, 08:33:35 PM »
Hello all, I've been absent from REMLR for a very lng time, but still busy collecting and preserving.

A few months ago I was lucky enough to purchase a reasonable running No1 Mk4 locally and have begun preservation.

I plan to tidy this one up and use it as a firewood truck and bulk water tanker on my small property so it will have a fairly easygoing retirement.

Cheers

Phill
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Re: Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2019, 10:15:16 PM »
'Good to see another one has survived. The Mk4 is really quite rare. It appears only 322 were made,126 in early 1968 and 196 in 1971. The total number of Mk3s was 1510. A lot of Mk4s are still around, they seem to surface on a regular basis. I wonder if you have worked out its ARN? it's good to hear it's still running. Good luck with it.

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Re: Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2019, 10:32:52 PM »
Thanks Bluebell, I wasn't aware the Mk4 was less commn. I also have a Mk3 ARN 170-295 ex South Vietnam which is undergoing a substantial restoration as well.

I have the ARN of the Mk4 written down somewhere and will post up when I find it

* (Edit - it's ARN 178-665)

Regards

Phill
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Re: Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2019, 10:34:02 AM »
Welcome back Phill!

Looking forward to seeing the projects progress.

Cheers,

Mike.

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Re: Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2019, 11:07:24 AM »
good to see an old member back did you forget your old password you could still use your old name🤔
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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2019, 05:33:12 PM »
Hi Geoff - yes I did lose my ld and was not able to log back in as Tankradio so decided to start all over again.

Just added the ARN to the top of the thread

Cheers

Phill
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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2019, 05:50:36 PM »
As of present time...

Cheers

Phill
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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2019, 09:25:20 AM »
Nice to have you back Phil,

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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2019, 12:38:34 PM »
Thanks mate,

I must update my vehicles on the register when I get round to it...

Cheers

Phill
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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2019, 07:44:45 PM »
Overall this truck is in quite good condition having been a farm vehicle at Newnes in the Wolgan Valley then the PO began a little light preservation work.

I am assured it runs perfectly and apart from the usual braking system faults, it drives well.
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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2020, 08:59:54 PM »
I decided to give this Mk 4 the name ‘Thor’ because - well - just because !
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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2020, 12:44:54 PM »
 ;D     G/AY phil ,i am glad you are still around , what happened to all your landies, cheers ,TONA.

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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2020, 11:47:30 AM »
Hi Tony, great to hear from you !

I still have 5x Landrovers all tucked up in cozy dry storage.

Cheers for now

Phill
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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2020, 06:11:48 PM »
Rear hub sorting as previous owner had applied 2 pac paint layers over threads, wheel nuts, brake linings and even inside brake drum so a lot of cleaning up needed...
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Re: 178-665 Mk4 now in preservation
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2020, 06:16:20 PM »
Two days later, all done, painted,  threads cleaned ready to fit 👍
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