Another 6WD Forward Control

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123rover50
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Another 6WD Forward Control

Postby 123rover50 » Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:29 pm

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I built this up back in 2000.
I cant remember if I put it in here before as all my previous posts seem to have disappeared.

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Re: Another 6WD Forward Control

Postby DasLandRoverMan » Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:35 am

I recall you posted up a bit about it on the old board before the database was lost and we moved onto this one.

Good to see you're still about anyways. I tried PM'ing you on AULRO a while back and no reply. Would've emailed but lost your address when the now ex wife kept the laptop...

And please post more about the 6x6!!!
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Re: Another 6WD Forward Control

Postby 1960SeriesII » Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:07 am

That looks very practical, would appreciate more pictures!

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Re: Another 6WD Forward Control

Postby 123rover50 » Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:33 am

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Thanks. I wondered what happened to all my other posts.
Other 6X6 FC,s start as a FC then converted to a 6X6. This started as a 6X6 rolling chassis then converted to Forward Control.
Back in the late 1990,s this rolling chassis became available from JRA,s factory that was tooled up to produce the Land Rover Perentie for the Aussie Army. This came in both 6X6 and 4X4.
They are currently being sold off in favor of the Mercedes.
Many Australian Landy lovers are buying up these vehicles.
I digress. For some reason this rolling chassis was rejected but it has Borg Warner diffs with diff locks. The production vehicles come with Salisbury diffs. It also came with a steel cab that was originally a full length troop carrier body but had been cut off by the PO.
I built a fibreglass foam sandwich camper body on the back.

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Re: Another 6WD Forward Control

Postby 123rover50 » Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:51 pm

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Being coil sprung in front it was fairly simple to go with a 4 bolt power steer box rotated .
It works really well. I wish I could do that with the 2a FC but the spring hangers get in the way.

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Re: Another 6WD Forward Control

Postby 123rover50 » Sun Jul 31, 2016 10:32 pm

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As I mentioned, the two rear diffs are Borg Warner.
BW cast into the housing under the nose, no drain plug, and different cover plate to a Salisbury.
I have asked around over here but no one can tell me what model etc.
Anyone have any ideas.?

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Re: Another 6WD Forward Control

Postby 123rover50 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 9:50 pm

Having a sort out in the boot. Its under the double bed.
Two swing out wheel carriers with mounted HF antenna for the transceiver, and rubbish bags. One for rubbish and the other for firewood.
I cant lift these big wheels that high any more so I mounted a small electric winch behind the bumper. It runs the cable through the block up top by the centre tail light. I lift the wheels with this then swing to either side.

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Re: Another 6WD Forward Control

Postby fuckwit » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:04 pm

I want it. Looks like something lifted out of Thunderbirds. Daft as a brush and I love it.

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Re: Another 6WD Forward Control

Postby 123rover50 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:45 pm

All the photos I put up seem to have gone. Or is it just on my computer?
Found this on Photobucket. I forgot I had it.
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Thats how it was when I bought it.
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Re: Another 6WD Forward Control

Postby 123rover50 » Sat Oct 22, 2016 9:41 pm

Can you see the earlier photos? because I cant. Only the photobucket ones.
Here is where I picked the cab up and sat it on the front to make a FC out of it.
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I had to keep the LT95 for the 6x6 function and originally went with an auto box so my wife could drive it if I got crook out in the bush.
They did not work out. The engine is a Chev 6.2 V8 diesel and the autos bolted straight up. The first box was a turbo 700 that broke and the next a 4l80e was too high a geared in first. With 2 oil coolers it still boiled the oil. I then went with the Isuzu MSA 5G box coupled to the LT95 T,box. Its been good with a remote cable shift but as we speak its on the workshop floor as the staked nut that holds the drive flange to the output shaft on the MSA had come loose. Nearly did not make it home from the last trip as gear selection was out. We came all the way home in 4th (direct) luckely without having to stop.

Isuzu MSA 5g box with adapter.
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Cable gear change development.
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