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A book on Classic Range Rover restoration would come in handy about now
 

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Sarnali2,

One day, when we're drinking beer together, remind me to tell you about the time our EOD team got their RR ('82 model, IIRC) stuck while trying to pull a boat trailer out of the wash. It was low tide, in SW England. Tidal range there is roughly 12 feet.

An "unfortunate outcome."
 

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It's a good runner, '89 Range Rover Classic w/ 3.9 alloy V8 and Lucas EFI in Portofino Red. Been in the family since a few years old. My dad used it as a work truck and it's been at the ocean for a few years before I got it so it's mostly dings and corrosion here and there. The brakes and suspension are almost new as are the wheel swivel joints. What I want to do next is the exhaust, the OEM system of mufflers, cats, piping and hangers is around $1200 from British Atlantic Co. from the headers back. After that it's mostly cosmetic oxidized paint, dirty carpets etc. With 200k on it it still runs and drives good and is fun as hell to beat around in.
 

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Sarnali2,

One day, when we're drinking beer together, remind me to tell you about the time our EOD team got their RR ('82 model, IIRC) stuck while trying to pull a boat trailer out of the wash. It was low tide, in SW England. Tidal range there is roughly 12 feet.

An "unfortunate outcome."
I got my diesel Isuzu Trooper stuck in a tidal marsh on the West coast of Florida one night out partying and offroading. Left it there and caught a ride back to the hotel. When I came back the high tide had left a ring around the top of the engine compartment. That sucker started, got me home to Cocoa Beach, and promptly died. After replacing the alternator and starter, I ran it for another few years without incident, until the day it threw a rod. That was pulling a giant boat up a steep ramp in the Keys! Sold for a whopping $600!
 

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this summer I took my Explorer along the beach from Ocean Shores to Moclips to look at some off shore rock formations, the beach was closed at the Quinault Reservation so we had to turn back, had a great time driving along just out of the surf. Stopped and looked at a dead Sea Lion which had to weigh in at nearly a ton even without the seagulls and crows all over him. Neat stuff, we get back to the motel, open the car door and dam* near feint ! all the flotsom and spray I was driving through had splattered up all over the wheel well, undercarriage and exhaust and baked on, I swear it smelled bad enough to knock the flies off a sh*t wagon ! Off we went to the local car wash and after about $10 worth of quarters managed to get MOST of the smell off..

It wasn't till it started raining good that the smell totally went away.
 
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