Drumclog, part2, landrover float test?

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Drumclog, part2, landrover float test?

Post by Crome » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:12 pm

Well, another day at drumclog, what a day, about 10 landys, not raining and some deep water!

A few photos before the videos!

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A few videos

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Sooo, the landrover float test haha. The orange pickup didnt know the river we were in, we didnt either, so he decided to test how deep it was... ended up floating then sinking the pickup!
haha was so funny! should have seen their faces as they went it!
Anyway, after alot of laughing and slagging we thought we had better get the out.. winched out the jeep, built a fire to warm them up while me and two mates started striping down the inlet, intercooler, turbo, air pipes and the glow plugs out! gave it a coil over, water flying out the glow plug holes and turbo ahahaha! cleaned it up, started with the intercooler and turbo not connected, ran ok, so connected it all up, first turn of the key, it started! he drove out and home :)

heres a few photos then a few vidoes of him going in to the deep hole and winching out then a few of us starting the jeep!

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The video of him taking the plunge!!


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Winching him out

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First start of engine

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Finial woohoo its alive!

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Hope this all teaches you a lesson....... it prob hasnt tho haha! if in dout, just do it!


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Post by CHR15E » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:20 pm

Impressive that mate.

Who had the job of attaching the rope? :lol:
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Post by Crome » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:38 pm

umm think it was kev, the driver lol.

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Post by CHR15E » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:43 pm

Certainly something to think about, I have no clue where the front one is on the Jeep.

Not related to off roading but I only discovered after 3 years of having the Espace when my brother tried to kill it that loop had been removed/broken on that. :lol:

Simple but could be so serious otherwise.
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Post by Nuts4my827 » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:51 pm

Wet Rover is wet. :)
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Post by Richard Moss » Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:34 am

CHR15E wrote:Certainly something to think about, I have no clue where the front one is on the Jeep.
Chris, I don't think that all of them have a front eye, believe it or not. Mine is lower, front, right (as you look at it here - UK passenger side), next to the fog light. It's a bolt-on eye but the frame that it's bolted to isn't all that strong.

http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w293 ... htsnew.jpg

Jeep did an an optional towing hook kit for the front that included bracing to strengthen the supports and a number of suppliers do similar kits.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Jeep-Grand-Cher ... 2eb3b70c0a

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Post by CHR15E » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:09 pm

I'll have a look when I think about it.
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Post by Richard Moss » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:55 pm

Better piccies (knew I had some somewhere):

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Post by zcar » Sun Jan 15, 2012 12:46 pm

Nice one, that vid of the orange defender going under is class :D

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