This is the truck that I “got the t-shirt” in. I bought the truck with the sole intention of using a Series Land Rover for what it was designed…….to get you wherever and back in the roughest of conditions, and provide enough capacity to carry sufficient life-support for both it, and me. Off to Labrador.
The 109 was an aging Lanny Clark restoration owned by a Middlebury College Professor who had lost interest. I rescued the truck from his side yard and started the work to get the truck travel worthy. OME suspension, Brownchurch roof rack, rooftop tent, on-board air, auxiliary lights, front seats that would require less Advil, and check and re-check all systems, wheel bearings, fluids, etc. A huge thanks to two Land Rover icons, Lanny Clark for the help and letting me borrow tons of spare parts, and Mark Letourney for telling me I was nuts for heading to Labrador on bias ply tires and promptly lent me a set of Michelin XCL’s off of one of his own vehicles.
The trip story/log from the Rovers North blog:
Grose Morne Newfoundland
The “Arches” NewFoundland
Lots of endless dirt road……….
Southern coast of Labrador just outside of Red Bay. The beginning of the Trans-Labrador Highway.
The ferry from Cartwright Labrador to Happy Valley Goose Bay………long ride, about 14 hours, but a good chance you’ll see the odd iceberg float by
The Trans-Labrador continued just outside of Goose Bay
Clear your Caribou remains!