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    Sounds pretty cool, any pics?
    64 IIa 88
    94 Discovery
    06 Toyota 4R (DD)

    ~Matt
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    "Not all who wander are lost"~Tolkein

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenmeanie View Post
    What can I say...
    Well.... my daughter really likes that one.
    1965 SIIa 88",1975 Ex-MOD 109/Ambulance, 1989 RRC, blah, blah, blah...

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    Mr. Parker:
    I have had the pleasure of speaking with you on several occasions when calling Rovers North, and you have been kind enough to dispense with advice when requested. So, it is my pleasure now to have the opportunity to answer your badging question.
    I own a '99 Disco II. It looked good enough, but I wanted to spice things up a bit. So, as the heritage of Land Rover, and the DII in particular, is full of accomplishment, I took a few artistic liberties with some decals including original large Camel Trophy (yellow/green) decals for each side of the vehicle.
    I did this not so that people think it is a Camel Trophy vehicle, but rather to honor the history of achivement that occurred. It would be a shame to allow such a glorious event to fall into the cracks of history never to be asked about again. Thankfully I get asked quite often what Camel Trophy was.
    The fact that I will upgrade the suspension to Land Rover heavy duty grade and use equipment from the Camel Trophy edition (brushbar, snorkel) will make it more durable, as well as a conversation piece.
    Just honor the brand, is all I say, which you are doing. This type of stuff is fine. Hope this helps.

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    Default Decals = Marketing

    The other OEM'S do it too.

    "Reminiscent of the soldiers' experiences with the original Willys MB during WW II"

    http://www.jeep.com/jeep_life/news/jeep/willys.html

    Really? It's not even close to the original.. ? I'm sure all the original Flat Fender owners see the resemblence.. I dont understand

    ...TJR

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    Thanks Thompson for that Wild Kingdom link. The theme song brought back childhood memories of Sunday night TV: "Quick Jim, get the net!"

    Is that perhaps where I caught the Land Rover bug?

    Les, I agree with other posters- as long as not misrepresented, modify away. With your accent, you should have the peerage sufficiently up the scale to do what you want to a British vehicle!

    Cheers!
    Paul
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    ex- '99 P38
    ex- '92 RR Classic
    ex- '89 RR Classic

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    Thanks, anything to keep us gear heads in the thick of it.

    For those that just can't be without Wild Kingdom, very much still alive after ALL these years...

    http://www.youtube.com/user/WildKingdomTV

    More nostalgia
    http://www.wildkingdom.com/nostalgia/classic_clips.html
    Cheers, Thompson
    Art & Creative Director, Rovers Magazine
    Rovers North, Inc.

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    Now, back to the original subject...

    My thoughts on this are if one was to build a 'replica' vehicle, you should try to make it as close to the original as possible. Never try to pass your finished product off as the real deal, and always refer to your creation as a replica or 'tribute'.

    This 'replica' building has been going on for years, specifically in the Porsche circles, focusing on the elusive, uber-rare, wild 1973 Carrera RS. I even owned a 1972 Carrera RS replica (MoF, it started life from Stuttgart as a lowly 911T 2.2 liter with a four speed) and didn't think anything of the silly Vitaloni Italian mirrors that came on it when I bought it. However, I did everything I could with creating the proper and EXACT decal replication, european turn indicators and hubcap details I could afford. It didn't hurt that the engine was mechanically injected and also was bumped up to the proper specification 2.7 liters too .

    Just a side note: Here is a photo I took in 1989/90 of my 1972 Porsche 911RS replica next to the REAL 1984 Paris-Dakar winning Porsche that Jacki Ickx drove. It was the test bed for the 959 with fully adjustable all-wheel-drive. It had just come off a full restoration and was still needing replacement decals.

    The nomenclature 'replica' is sometimes often overused and incorrectly abused. Proper naming really should be, 'themed replica tribute'. This way it will not really offend owners of the real deal and instead elevates the original real VIN'ed vehicles on a higher level.

    There are even those who pattern their themed tribute replica on one specific car that raced with a very certain specific livery on say the 1970 Monte-Carlo Rallye.

    You are your own person and can do anything you like with your own car, Land Rover, MINI Cooper, or Rose Bowl parade float. Just be truthful in representation.

    So, say you wanted to do a specific year, Camel Trophy style 'themed tribute replica', you could use a Range Rover Classic, Discovery I or Defender 110 (as a support rig) and doctor this up nicely. Make sure to research, photos, (more research), more photos, obtain the proper Michelin tires to match your time period and fitment and most importantly, specify sand glow yellow paint .
    Cheers, Thompson
    Art & Creative Director, Rovers Magazine
    Rovers North, Inc.

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    Thanks, one and all. This certainly has been an intersting,if meandering stroll on a Bassetts (Liquorice type) journey.

    I now feel justified in finishing off my Austin A35 van as a rolling tribute to Nick Parks wonderful creation of Wallace and Grommit.

    Now :-

    HOP 2IT !!!!
    Les Parker
    Tech. Support and Parts Specialist
    Rovers North Inc.

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