1972 Land Rover FC 101
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|Engine:||Aluminum Block V8|
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1972 Land Rover FC 101 for sale
1972 Land Rover FC 101 Radio Body
This is a rare Radio Body. and one of the first few built. I have been told it is body # 1 or 2. As best I know. here is the history of the truck: It was purchased by its first civilian owner painted yellow and driven on a trip across parts of Africa. You can see this vehicle in yellow and on that trip at “Drive the Globe” Overland Adventures on the internet / youtube channel.
The truck was returned to its original green camo paint scheme by the next owner. The pictures included here are recent photos just taken.
Sometime after this trip the vehicle was sold to its 2nd owner.
I purchased the vehicle from him in 2011 and had a lot of work done on it by Southwest Rovers for me before driving it home to Texas. One of the key modifications was the installation of a new. old stock. land rover overdrive unit. The OD allows the truck to run 65MPH on the highway with low RPMs. A list of most work is noted below.
I planned more modifications but other projects took priority and she has been in climate controlled storage most of the time I have owned it. It's time to get the truck to someone who can appreciate what it and drive it more frequently.
This May the carburetors were rebuilt. new brake cylinders installed. new fluid reservoirs for the clutch and brake installed and I replaced the batteries with two yellow top OPTIMA AGM batteries. The truck starts easily. idles well and runs smoothly.
It recently passed safety inspection. all lights. horns and blinkers. windshield wipers and brakes work fine.
I have a set of two new doors for the driver and passenger side. This includes both the top and bottom portions of the doors and new seals! They need to be installed as the driver door is rusting. I have an old “welding” alternator that was on the truck previously. It needs work but could be reinstalled.
The back of the truck was set up with cabinets by the previous owner and includes a propane heater in the rear. a built-in air compressor with air tank and a sink with approximately 5 gallons of water storage. Linings were installed on the ceiling and walls. The original aluminum floor is still in the truck and needs some work but is not in bad shape. The cabinets are well made and useful and don't eat up too much space as they do not extend beyond the wheel wells inside the rear of the truck.
I had the original steel rims powder coated black.
The vehicle does not have any major fluid leaks. in fact . ery little.
What does NOT work: I would say it needs a new steering box as there is excessive play in the unit. but you can drive it fine. If I were keeping the truck I would have power steering fabricated for it. The speedometer does not work. I think it only needs a new cable and gear housing.
Replace the doors which are included with the truck. This is an easy job. Sometimes the starter relay does not engage. The previous owner put in a separate switch that is used to get it to engage and can be reached by the driver inside the cab. It has never been a real issue but I would change the starter solenoid none the less. The solenoid is inside the cab of the truck in the battery compartment so it's easy to access. The starter motor itself is fine. Other than this. the truck is in good condition. Motor is original gas. aluminum block with 2 side draft carbs recently rebuilt and tuned up.
The key work performed on this truck was done by Southwest Rovers in NM at time of my purchase in 2013 and by North Texas British in Dallas.
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Here is a list of key work. but not all:
New water pump
Camshaft and related items
New exhaust from manifolds to rear of truck
Overdrive installation and fabrication of control linkage. very well done
May of 2017
Carb rebuild and New wheel cylinders
New brake and clutch fluid reservoirs inside cab
4 new Super Swamper radial Tires
Two new Yellow Top AGM batteries (May of 2017)
Stereo/ CD player / Speakers
Overhead console with gauges for trans temp. rpm. oil temp. clock
Interior lights over driver and passenger seats. and in rear of truck
Onboard air compressor and tank
Sink and water container
110 V power inverter in rear of truck behind passenger seat
dual battery set up with toggle switch
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