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Old 6 Nov 2001
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For Sale - front springs TLC 60

Ironman HD, 3 years old, good condition, £60.

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Available in Feb, 210 litre s/s interior tank for a 60, with all fittings.
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also available in feb - rear OMEs XHD, less than a year old by then.

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Chris what are the dimensions of the tank and is it baffled.
What else is on the market, whats with the clear out are you up for a vehicle change.
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Hi Col,
I'm pretty sure Dennis wants the tank - its sits over the back axle as wide as the interior, as high as the window base and about a forearm front to back. - Is it baffled - can't tell, but it's a well built Grand Erg jobbie that brings home 6 months of African DERV.

>What else is on the market
For TLCs I know of 2 aux tank makers in Australia - long ranger and range longer or something - plus 'Outback' in Germany. They do LRs too. In the UK all you have is various blokes in sheds - but it could work out cheaper on a simple shape.

>whats with the clear out are you up for a vehicle change.
Not yet. I've always prefered underbody tanks and anyway want the space inside for bike tours. And I'm testing some parabolics which seem to be the best of both worlds. I'm sure I'll flog my old leaves in Alg 10 times over. And in Agadez 100 times..

There's life in my old bus yet ;-)

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So the never-seen-the-desert OMEs may be for sale before Xmas, with the fronts, 200 quid
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Thanks chris, if you still have the tank in feb give us a yell, the old V8 loves its fuel.
We will also check out some tanks in oz at xmas.
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Hi all

If anyones looking for a custom made fuel tank then I can let you have my mates details, he builds them out of ali , just made a custom jobbie for my Landrover 101 cos I too like the idea of bringing back loads of anyones cheap diesel when tiggurr the 101 travels overseas.

Email me direct for his contact details

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Chris did you actaully sell your tank or is it still on the market, I am still in the market for a 200 odd ltre tank.

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Hi Col, I'm keeping it as I can't afford an underbody version at the moment. And unless you have a 60 it would be a bit of a waste, IMHO

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Thanks Chris, I realise it might have needed a few mod, but it dosent really matter as it is`nt on the market anyway. Roman has a link on his site to some one who makes plastic one which I`ll check out, I`ve also been scanning various truck breakers for a decent sized plastic one.
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Just out of curiosity, Chris, or perhaps more for the technical insight, why are you selling off the Old Man Emu and Ironman? Is it because you don't have a matched set? What are you thinking of getting as a replacement? I ask because I'm currently doing a major re-fit of my own 60-series. Thanks.
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I was flogging them because I was given a prototype set of parabolics to test in the desert.

The fronts worked fine on trip 1, then broke right through on trip 2 (same happened to a mate in an LR with same paras). I flogged the Ironmen in Tam so came home on the bump stop.
The back paras fitted for trip 2 (see 'Few Dollars' report) were hopelessly soft even before I pulled out of the yard - so I floggd them in Djanet and refitted the OMEs which I had bought just in case and was going to sell on the way back home.

Moral: You cant get a quart out of a pint pot (or whatever it goes like) - or - 2 thick springs are less than 6 or 7 thin springs. My new chunky fronts arrive tomorrow from Italy. Luckily I can do a spring swap blindfold now...

OME - vg but expensive - I am amazed the hammering they take.
Ironman - a bit crappy but cheap
Protobolics - not up to desert driving
Italian h/d fronts - dky

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I was flogging them because I was given a prototype set of parabolics to test in the desert.

The fronts worked fine on trip 1, then broke right through on trip 2 (same happened to a mate in an LR with same paras). I flogged the Ironmen in Tam so came home on the bump stop.
The back paras fitted for trip 2 (see 'Few Dollars' report) were hopelessly soft even before I pulled out of the yard - so I floggd them in Djanet and refitted the OMEs which I had bought just in case and was going to sell on the way back home.

Moral: You cant get a quart out of a pint pot (or whatever it goes like) - or - 2 thick springs are less than 6 or 7 thin springs. My new chunky fronts arrive tomorrow from Italy. Luckily I can do a spring swap blindfold now...

OME - vg but expensive - I am amazed the hammering they take.
Ironman - a bit crappy but cheap
Protobolics - not up to desert driving
Italian h/d fronts - dky

CS
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