Sandringham 6x6

  1. sako243

    sako243 Member

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    Damn! :laughing: Mind you after the first 500 square metres of rendering I suspect anyone would get pretty good. Only another 500 or so to go after that!

    I've got a friend I shot the World Championships with who I'd trust to do it but they've just taken on a massive job so will have to wait 12 months or so.
     
  2. fizzy Member

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    All this talk of Landies and 6x6s etc made me think of the ESARCO!
    Anyone remember that?
     
  3. sako243

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    Just noticed - coiler rather than leaf?
     
  4. cheb Member

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    I'd not heard of that one, thanks.

    How about the 4x4 2CV
     
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  5. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    depends who built it as foley did both
     
  6. fizzy Member

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    Yes I had heard of the 4x4 2cv. Useful little thing.
    The Esarco was an 8x8. Based on the 110. They basically superimposed 2 x 110 together back to back so 4 wheel steer.
     
  7. pressbrake1

    pressbrake1 Forum Supporter

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    I made it with coils for cost , comfort and what the 110 was.
    I stretched the chassis and made the transfer box.
    Sv tech did the re plate calcs
     
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  8. moose Member

    Another joins the 6x6 clan, only questions are, is it 6x6? some have lost a diff, and if so what middle axle does it have, is it drive through as per Land rover/scottorn or over the top as per foley.

    The Esarco does look good have sort of hankered after one http://www.allisons.org/ll/4/Esarco/
     
  9. Migmac

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    2T load capacity, I might start liking it a bit more. Half my trips to get firewood.
     
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  10. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    If you like 6 wheelers, here's a few I've snapped...

    Home brewed job by a member of my local Land rover club

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    Manx fire brigade Pinzgaur I saw about 25 years ago and they still use them today

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    Carmichael converted Range Rover that was recovered from the Falklands and restored to a very high standard, taken at the FSPG show, Gaydon 2018

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  11. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    If any one sees one for sale let me know my mate has been after one for a while
     
  12. voipio Member

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    6x6 Camper-not-a-van. Landy on viagra!!
     
  13. 8ob

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    There are a few ways to achieve the 6x6 bit, not overly impressed with the Sandringhams short pinion running off the back of the crownwheel in the forward axle with a short prop between the two, very poor support on this short pinion and very limited/restricted axle movement between the two axles or it all binds up and destroys itself. The prop over the top to a flipped rear works a bit better but again limited axle movement or things can get in bind, I put one together like this for a friend and used a 1/1 NP transfer box as a splitter which gave him a connect/disconnect on the rear axle,that stopped the wind up between the two rear axles when on the road. I was toying with the idea of a rear steer axle and bringing a prop from the rear cross member forward via a transfer box powered drop box, that would get rid of any restrictions in movement between the two rear axle and perhaps make it a tad more manoeuvrable.

    Spotted this in Sunningdale the other day, at £90k it can stay there :o


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  14. sako243

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    Mate of mine ran Portal Rover and built this thing for a film.


    Seems to have a fair bit of travel on the rear axles. When I last spoke to Hughie about it it was a custom chassis built to their specs (based off Land Rover's) by Richards or Marslands (can't remember). He's still got the drawings for it somewhere.
     
  15. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    fugly as hell
     
  16. sako243

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    I've got a feeling that white one was built by a garage (popular with the likes of the majority of the defender2.net membership) in North London. Started out specialising in audio systems and sound proofing but now a general purpose garage as well. Can't remember the name of it at the moment but think the guy's username on defender2 was Killer90(?)
     
  17. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    I’m surprised it kept getting stuck on even that short slope at the end of the video
     
  18. stuvy

    stuvy Member

    it’s all off the shelf can’t think of there own ideas rubbish
     
  19. sako243

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    Inherent problem with 6 wheel drive and open diffs. I managed to get mine "stuck" yesterday on what was effectively a row of bricks.

    OK it is fitted with free wheeling hubs on the centre axle which were disengaged (or engaged? - whatever, they didn't provide drive to the wheels). Even with the load of damp wood on it there's comparatively very little ground pressure and I just span a set of wheels.

    According to the print out I have here from the original Hotspur Sandringham brochure it's empty weight is 1634kg (so about 400kg lighter than my 110 USW) which is pretty impressive given there's another axle and extended chassis on there. Having said that parked up next to my 110 it's only about 18" longer. Mind you that figure would have been with the 3.5 V8, this one has a 6-cylinder diesel so probably a fair chunk heavier.
     
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  20. bricol Member

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    Fell across this this evening:

     
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