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Land Rover Overland Katmandu

I have had a lot of problems getting bits and pieces fixed on the Land Rover out here, but the guys in Kathmandu at Land Rovers Overland (find them on iOverlander) did a great job, they are good mechanics but I also had all the necessary spare parts ! So …

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Chassis change

Although I had bought Nelson as a low milage example of the 300tdi which was the base platform I wanted for the trip, and I had carefully checked under the car and the chassis and found it to be a very clean and well waxoiled example I was in for …

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If Carling made electrons

Unlike the Carlsberg beer advert, troubleshooting my light bar and setting up the new spotlights was not an easy task simply because I was a bit scared of the complexity of the system.  As a reminder Nelson has Three linked batteries Battery management system to monitor voltage, charging and prevent …

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Kit list for Nelson

PACKING LIST FOR NELSON  10 Oct 2016     Inside This trip Packed tick OUTSIDE TRUCK               SIDE OF TRUCK               Sand ladders and padlock       Awning and awning poles       High lift jack …

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Suspension and Adventure Overland Show

The next phase of the upgrade of Nelson has been completed thanks to Gemm 4*4 in Fife, the main part of the work was fitting locking differentials and upgraded suspension and then a few minor tweaks to improve power in the engine.  This took about a week and the full …

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Phase 2 upgrade

Having completed the modifications which changed the Defender from a farmers wagon to a Camper van body, in itself a big job mostly done by Coastline Campers.  The next stage is to sort out the running gear to make it robust for the long trips we have planned, in this …

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Farmers wagon to Camper van

The first phase of the work was intended to make Nelson into a camper so that we could gain experience running around Europe and the UK with the camper set up, but keeping the cost phased by not doing the modifications to the running gear and the engine as this …

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