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This one's for a good cause - it's a high mobility 4x4 for an African mission hospital. They work in Madagascar and send out Land Rovers with community care teams. The difficulty there is that the roads and the communication network mean that an ambulance service is impractical, and people come from up to fifty miles away. It's important that they identify potential emergencies before they happen, because if e.g. a woman has difficulty in labour, she probably can't get to the hospital before her baby dies.

Then bring the wet season into the equation, and the mud roads are too soft to use for half of the year. So I set out to build something with the same Land Rover running gear as they were used to, but with better off-road capability. It's been a long and difficult build, but hopefully it's of use when it arrives. Not quite finished yet...

https://youtu.be/zCYFP1bBxYg

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In that pic...are those Malatesta Kaiman tires? Looks a lot like ones i have.

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They're Insa Turbo remoulds. They're inexpensive and have an aggressive tread pattern. I got four of them on a fantastic bobtailed Discovery I had a while back. Came with a bad clutch; I sold it for more than it cost me, despite keeping £500 worth of wheels and tyres.

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