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    So after selling the Impreza a year ago, I went back to my first love of landrovers.

    First a bit of history....

    My first car was a series 3 petrol truck cab landrover which I bought and bodged back together when I was 16.





    Used it off road as much as on road and she took a fair bit of abuse! Sadly at an event in Armoy, I launched it out of a deep hole at several knots and when I landed, I ended up splitting the chassis at the engine block! Despite that it drove the 40 odd miles home and I got most of my money back by breaking it.

    Then I got myself a cleaner one more or less the same model but diesel this time. It was less powerful but way more torquey and proved to be less of a hooligan off road. And yes, hair today, gone tomorrow and believe me, I've heard all the jokes (most of them at the time when I thought bollywood was cool lol)




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    Then I discovered wine, women and song, sold everything, bought a nova and passed some liquid up some walls and blew any cash I had lol

    Surprisingly only a couple of years of that, a 323 gti, a mini and a couple of cavaliers later, I went back to landrovers and enjoyed a bit more comfort but equal amounts of off road fun


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    Then after a couple of years of driving the 200 tdi discovery you see above, insurance started to become a killer. I was about 23 at the time and paying over 1600 quid which I realised was ridiculous.

    Drove all sorts of motors after that, fords, audis, classic triumph, more vauxhalls, a stray polo, a four trak and some others I won't bore you with. The Subaru was the longest I'd ever owned a car, but even that couldn't stop me going back to my first love.

    So last August I bought a 2003 discovery 2 td5. It was mechanically sound, but bodywork was scratched and a few dents, but just what I needed as I wanted to go off road again.

    When I bought it...

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    First thing I did was clean up and rustproof the chassis








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    Used her last summer to do some caravaning and had the family out on benone a few times, was good craic along with Jonny Scott


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    Then the modding commenced after the bug had bit again! First was to change the wheels from 18s to 16s so I could run some high profile mud terrains to replace the all terrains she was on which wouldn't cut much mustard off road






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    After having driven so many miles in "normal" cars, it did take me a while to get into the landrover style of driving again, so this made me laugh last year


    But once the art is mastered again, its like riding a bike

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    Even my son got interested as he never really warmed to my Subaru if i'm honest (think he was jealous as it got more attention then him at times lol)


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    Came into its own during the heavy snow




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    Did an smd conversion....


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    Some more caravanning




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    Some off roading too!




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