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Landrover stuff => The Landrover Gallery => Topic started by: Jeremy on April 01, 2017, 11:04:08 pm

Title: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on April 01, 2017, 11:04:08 pm
Last year Diddy started being advertised for sale. I certainly wasnt after it but ended up paying a mutually disagreeable amount and ended up owning Diddy...

Rivet counters look well away now  ;D

Diddy was built by the Rumsey brothers as a 88" 2a tray back with a Rover 6 cylinder in it. I believe it is well known in the Series 2 Club but as I'm not a member I dont know!

It then passed onto another owner who sold it me as this -

(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20160721_094838000_iOS.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20160721_094838000_iOS.jpg.html)

(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20160721_094842000_iOS.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20160721_094842000_iOS.jpg.html)

It had many many faults. Ran like absolute rubbish, trayback was no use to man nor beast, looked stupid etc etc.

So I chopped it about!

(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20161113_153425315_iOS.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20161113_153425315_iOS.jpg.html)

The rear was "interestingly" constructed, the supports where full of water and I'm still not certain how it was bolted to the cab. Anyway off it came...
(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20161117_112753068_iOS.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20161117_112753068_iOS.jpg.html)

Took a but longer than ideal but at this point I had a plan.

Found an ex-station wagon tub with the four jump seats still fitted in reasonable condition. In Scotland...

(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20161117_112804612_iOS.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20161117_112804612_iOS.jpg.html)

Couple of roof sides from somewhere (no windows on this one!) and the roughest station wagon roof ever from Sodbury.
(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20161118_150822886_iOS.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20161118_150822886_iOS.jpg.html)

Fitting all up she started to look good (in my eyes!)

(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20161213_123420291_iOS.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20161213_123420291_iOS.jpg.html)

Added a spare winch I had kicking around as well

A door I had from an old 110, some nice new springs

(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20161212_122733138_iOS.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20161212_122733138_iOS.jpg.html)

Then some new Goodyear MTR's to some take off rims and then hit a stop. New job etc meant no more time so next stop to an auto electrician to sort out the wiring
(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20161223_101752445_iOS.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20161223_101752445_iOS.jpg.html)

Loads of work including changing the ridiculous three dial dash (doesnt fit with a 2a interior, a black two dial is back in with a few tweaks!)

Once he had finished off to my local specialist to do all the little bits - full service, new props, seat belts, etc etc etc

(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20170401_151049196_iOS%202.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20170401_151049196_iOS%202.jpg.html)

(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20170401_151056535_iOS%202.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20170401_151056535_iOS%202.jpg.html)
(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20170401_151103808_iOS%202.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20170401_151103808_iOS%202.jpg.html)

(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20170401_151124828_iOS%202.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20170401_151124828_iOS%202.jpg.html)
Next job is paintwork!



 
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: hippydave on April 01, 2017, 11:17:09 pm
I quite like your 3 tone colour, does it have lpg fitted or is that not a vaporiser fitted on top of the footwell.
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Gossamer on April 02, 2017, 12:19:53 am
Well done.

 lkebtn
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on April 02, 2017, 06:15:13 am
I quite like your 3 tone colour, does it have lpg fitted or is that not a vaporiser fitted on top of the footwell.

Its got a remote servo, I assume that was the only space for it?!
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Nellieboy on April 02, 2017, 05:54:16 pm
looks much better!
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: mowersman on April 02, 2017, 08:06:51 pm
I'm glad it wasn't just me that wasn't keen on the tray back...
Andrew
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Big Rich on April 02, 2017, 10:01:46 pm
It would have looked good if it was a 109 but a sorty trayback doesnt look right.
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Samc88 on April 03, 2017, 07:38:09 pm
Looks much better now! Traybacks only suit longer wheelbase vehicles.

That said, I reckon an 88" Forward control trayback would look good
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Gossamer on April 03, 2017, 07:50:38 pm
I reckon an 88" Forward control trayback would look good

I suspect it might gambol on heavy braking.

Build one!

We can make a fortune on Youtube showing the emergency stop sequence going down Caravan Hill near Exeter Racecourse.

 Celbrt
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Samc88 on April 03, 2017, 08:31:47 pm
I reckon an 88" Forward control trayback would look good


Build one!



Doing such a magnificent creation is actually on my bucket list. If I aquire a cheap series 3, i may well do so and the cheap v8 I have aquired will go into that

If I did the FC out of a series 2, I wonder what reaction the series 2 club would give?

Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on April 03, 2017, 08:49:43 pm
A 88" f/c would be cool, do it!!

I've got an interesting selection of water leaks to work through on my roof this weekend, no real surprise!

Otherwise quite enjoying using as a daily driver for now  wdesmle
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Gossamer on April 03, 2017, 09:14:26 pm
A 88" f/c would be cool, do it!!

I've got an interesting selection of water leaks to work through on my roof this weekend, no real surprise!

Otherwise quite enjoying using as a daily driver for now  wdesmle
..build it, Sam. I'll have a go at the rag top for it. 
I reckon an 88" Forward control trayback would look good


Build one!



Doing such a magnificent creation is actually on my bucket list. If I aquire a cheap series 3, i may well do so and the cheap v8 I have aquired will go into that

If I did the FC out of a series 2, I wonder what reaction the series 2 club would give?


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Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Samc88 on April 03, 2017, 09:28:41 pm
Found an actual one, look how chunky it looks! Crying out for stacks, a v8 and a trayback

(http://www.thesteamboatingforum.net/landrover/88InchFC's_files/image002.jpg)
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Big-chris on April 03, 2017, 11:31:13 pm
Add some 9.00's and we are cooking  5xif

HOT-WHEELS does Land Rover  whstle
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Gossamer on April 04, 2017, 08:18:43 am
I see your 900s and raise you a Cuthbertson Conversion.

Sam, you may as well go centre steer for the set!
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: romahomepete on April 04, 2017, 09:41:13 am
J**p actually made SWB forward controls in the 50s and 60s look for the photos on the web.

I will go and wash my mouth out now.

Peter
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Gossamer on April 04, 2017, 11:13:27 am
Sam.

How about a forward control with a fifth wheel for an uber trailer?
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Samc88 on April 04, 2017, 01:16:10 pm
J**p actually made SWB forward controls in the 50s and 60s look for the photos on the web.

I will go and wash my mouth out now.

Peter

Yeah I really like those, theres only two jeeps I'll own, a willys and the FC
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Viamphie on April 04, 2017, 06:37:26 pm
Fantastic work. Looking much better and I'm looking forward to seeing it at the get togethers.

Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on April 04, 2017, 07:49:31 pm
Thanks all!

Couple of dash photos, weird homemade 3 clock dash didn't suit it, hard to read and far too wide.

(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20160721_094850000_iOS.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20160721_094850000_iOS.jpg.html)

Replaced with this, not quite happy with it yet, will change the rev gauge for a slightly smaller one I think...

(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/4D5C9275-BC43-4B21-A31B-AC330CD4CA20.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/4D5C9275-BC43-4B21-A31B-AC330CD4CA20.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Samc88 on April 04, 2017, 08:32:41 pm
Looks good! I think if you paint the new panel black it will look better as the chrome bezels will stand out.

Was odd that first three dial dash
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on April 04, 2017, 08:40:23 pm
It looked shit in the flesh!!

Agree it needs a bit of black paint on the top panel, I'll get round to it sometime!
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Viamphie on April 04, 2017, 08:41:13 pm
I've not seen a rev counter fitted before
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: GlenAnderson on April 08, 2017, 11:52:16 pm
Mark and Ian knocked it together in a hurry (with a show deadline) from whatever they had lying around. It was always meant to be a talking point, not a "restoration".

I like what you've done with it - like others, I wasn't keen on the trayback, but the original tub was beyond repair.

It had a 3-litre IOE sixpot in it the last time I saw it (when I picked some stuff up from Ian a little while after Mark died) - is it still there?

Keep us posted. I'm sure you'd get some interest in your progress on the Series 2 Club forum too...

Glen.
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on April 09, 2017, 01:44:27 pm
Its very much still a 6, its all that attracted me originally.

I briefly had an even rougher late 2a with a 6 pot and 900 in it, Mark and Ian had a poke around that one I would guess a few years before they built this one.

I dont think its the engine they originally built it with though. Its not the most powerful lump in the world but such a good starter (instant flick of the key) and so smooth its staying!

](http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/Diddy/20170401_151019557_iOS%202.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/Diddy/20170401_151019557_iOS%202.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on April 20, 2017, 04:42:33 pm
(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/E28C36D2-EF41-4193-81CA-3EF0A642D718.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/E28C36D2-EF41-4193-81CA-3EF0A642D718.jpg.html)

Little trip out in the woods!
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: blenky on April 20, 2017, 10:37:53 pm
Looks great. The two tone is like peugeot 308 gti.
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: GlenAnderson on April 23, 2017, 07:49:15 pm
Nice. Huge improvement. Looking forward to further updates/progress.
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Calum on April 26, 2017, 09:28:33 pm
Wondered what happened to this motor so good to see it's still about.  Should be reasonably powerful with that litre in there. You've made it look much better - the styling and modifications before were somewhat fated in my opinion... surprised it didn't have a one piece screen and three wipers!
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on April 27, 2017, 04:50:02 pm
(http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr52/sparkwood1/D7C69E53-3339-4518-BD71-01004572B846.jpg) (http://s469.photobucket.com/user/sparkwood1/media/D7C69E53-3339-4518-BD71-01004572B846.jpg.html)

Thanks! At the moment no more changes, just clocking up the miles. She drinks oil though, nearly as much as she gets through petrol  whstle
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on November 16, 2017, 11:32:44 am
Diddy is still in regular use and doing well. I changed the weird collection of spark plugs to six matching ones (why the f someone had put various different ones in I dont know!), runs even sweeter now  wdesmle
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on March 24, 2018, 03:46:06 pm
(https://image.ibb.co/btqTfS/B1_D6_E3_FE_99_A6_41_D7_A353_1888_EC396_CCE.jpg)

(https://image.ibb.co/bN55S7/B7_C8_EC28_9_AED_4_EEF_B75_F_6_F763_EDF5515.jpg)

Love this little Land Rover!
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Lo-Fi on November 25, 2018, 06:51:12 pm
Lovely. Any pics of underneath? Curious to see how they've shoehorned that into an 88
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on November 27, 2018, 09:34:37 pm
Ill take some at the weekend. Gearbox is in normal place so engine further forward than in a 109. All sits there happily
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on December 23, 2019, 09:53:15 pm
(https://i.ibb.co/wh3P0XC/7-A69-BEB7-5509-4-ED3-88-E7-E11-E7-E3-CE8-AF.jpg" alt="7-A69-BEB7-5509-4-ED3-88-E7-E11-E7-E3-CE8-AF)

(https://i.ibb.co/Rb8hgff/89-FEF04-B-4792-4-CB3-AB5-D-23-DE4639-E8-B4.jpg)


(https://i.ibb.co/M5LxhD5/E92-AD2-CD-1-FAD-419-D-8340-16-E54-B9-D0-B37.jpg)


Keep forgetting this...

Old photos from summer '18 I think...

Not much has changed, now has a rack. Really must get around to painting her...
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Gossamer on December 24, 2019, 10:33:02 am
Looking good.
Title: Re: Diddy
Post by: Jeremy on December 25, 2019, 08:04:14 pm
(https://i.ibb.co/mCFys1D/8222097-A-8-BFA-4-CE4-B1-FD-CC08-EC6-CCE27.jpg)

(https://i.ibb.co/W5j7B6q/B7643886-E6-AC-4-E3-B-99-A5-6847-A624940-E.jpg)


Out and about today, shes running really well - must use her more  whstle