THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

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THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by Southernboy » Tue 19 Mar, 2013 11:37

Here's the latest £350.000.00 merc 6x6...yes 6 wheel drive...536bhp, and 0-60 in under 6 seconds...
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And this was the last time Merc did a 6 wheeler...but only the rear 4 wheels were driven....
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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by Eastsix » Tue 19 Mar, 2013 12:41

Oh my word. I could probably load my Zed on the back of that thing.
Wouldnt be happy about them driving like that though
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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by BladeRunner919 » Wed 20 Mar, 2013 11:26

There have been a few Range Rovers done over the years. Great cars.

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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by Southernboy » Wed 20 Mar, 2013 11:30

Are they 6 wheel drive ?
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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by PCSAM » Wed 20 Mar, 2013 17:26

ii have driven the 6 wheel drive land and range rovers . great for nipping about in :D
here is 2 on the bay . first one i would love to get and do a world tour in it :D
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-De ... 4d0a006a83


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-De ... 4d0a88fc29
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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by Southernboy » Wed 20 Mar, 2013 17:28

Looks great...let me know when you're about 10 miles out of Johannesburg...I'll get the beers ready.... :D
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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by PCSAM » Wed 20 Mar, 2013 17:32

Southernboy wrote:Looks great...let me know when you're about 10 miles out of Johannesburg...I'll get the beers ready.... :D
link for full pics of the camper :D
http://www.flickr.com/photos/44718474@N ... 084366927/
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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by BladeRunner919 » Fri 22 Mar, 2013 16:08

Southernboy wrote:Looks great...let me know when you're about 10 miles out of Johannesburg...I'll get the beers ready.... :D
If this weather continues much longer you might find us all knocking on your door!!

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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by Southernboy » Fri 22 Mar, 2013 17:36

This time of year is really magic...summer has cooled a little, and autumn is turning the leaves...the daily highs are now closer to 20C than39C.......Skies are mostly big blues with a fresh breeze which kinda hints at the approach of winter.
A six x six would be an absolute pleasure right now for a 2 week trip up north and into Botswana...We have a fairly new reserve here which stradles the border between SA and Botswana...very rough and dry terrain and quite unlike the better known Kruger Park. A 6x6 would def be useful to haul the cold beers... :D
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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by John Wilson » Fri 22 Mar, 2013 23:35

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It ruins the styling but the boot space is great.

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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by Southernboy » Sat 23 Mar, 2013 02:54

:roflmao: Well done!
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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by boustrophedon » Mon 05 Oct, 2015 21:11

A long time ago there was a company called Stonefield who made 6X6 using I believe landrover parts.



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and there was Pinzgauer, latterly made for the MOD in the UK:

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Re: THE END OF THE 4X4...NOW THE 6X6

Post by pingu » Mon 05 Oct, 2015 22:50

boustrophedon wrote:A long time ago there was a company called Stonefield who made 6X6 using I believe landrover parts.



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and there was Pinzgauer, latterly made for the MOD in the UK:

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Pinzgauer was/is a great piece of kit. It cost nearly 3x what a Defender cost, but was virtually indestructible. When they first went into service in the Balkans, there was a hill that a Defender had rolled down and killed the occupants. A Pinzgauer rolled down the same hill and the only thing that went wrong was that the dipstick fell out. They put it back in the hole, and drove back up.

You don't use the brakes when descending a steep hill, you engage reverse and rev the engine :shock: .

Happy days - It was my project and I wrote the parts list. Most of the parts are Mercedes or Volkswagen, so it may be a bit heavy on the emissions :D .
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