4x4 Estate needing a home

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4x4 Estate needing a home

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I was at Tony Weston's in Cambridge (on the A38 by Slimbridge) yesterday and his son Andy said that he was wanting to shift the 4x4 extate they have there. Apparantly he tried selling it last year with no success & at that point decided to keep hold of it but he is now running short of space. When he last put a battery on it it lifted & drove with no problems, but it has a few dings and has been off the road for a few years now.

He's in the middle of sorting out a recovery truck at the moment, and once that's done he's threatening to weigh the 4x4 in, but in the meantime if someone offered him £150 or above (what he recons he'll get by scrapping it) they could take it away.
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Post by Philip Chidlow »

Someone should, surely?
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I must be completely mad, but could you give me more info on the car? How far away is a MOT etc... photos?
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Less than 10% of the price on the blue one! 8)
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hmm, maybe a trip down the road is called for.
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Doc could you make it into a turbo d 4x4 with reliable bits?
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The turbo and transfer box would be a tight fit, but I've seen one conversion. Very low geared apparently.
Using the box from an MI16x4 would be stronger but still have the same gearing issue, however with enough money you could get some custom gears made!
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Wasn't someone looking into manufacturing a replacement shaft with splines made of nice hard metal as opposed to toffee?
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Any chance of some pics?Was it the one on Ebay a while ago/white one?
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Philip Chidlow wrote:Wasn't someone looking into manufacturing a replacement shaft with splines made of nice hard metal as opposed to toffee?
I've a feeling some of our Scandinavian friends had done this.

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Philip Chidlow wrote:Wasn't someone looking into manufacturing a replacement shaft with splines made of nice hard metal as opposed to toffee?
Yeah, an engineer chap called Phil who is on here occasionally but mainly on BXP.
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Nice to see I've generated some interest 8)

This particular one is dark blue. I'm off to Redruth shortly to collect a bike for a friend (he thought he was buying a bargain, then realised how difficult it would be for him to collect from his home in Cumbria :roll: ), but I'll take some pics and try to get more info tomorrow.
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BX 17RD MK1 - it called to me!
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Post by richardd1652 »

Thanks Mike.
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Post by electrokid »

If only I had the space :shock:

Which engine is it Mike ?
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Post by Tim Leech »

If its a 4x4 estate it will be the 1905cc carb fed petrol 105hp unit.
Lots of Motors, mostly semi broken....