Lodzi - the great explorer
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Lodzi - the chosen one...
Vehicle Specification-as purchased
  • Landrover Defender 130 200Tdi
  • Twin cab with truckman rear on pickup body
  • 55lt auxillary fuel tank
  • Large Maggiolina roof tent set on truckman
  • Front expedition roof rack with 4 driving lights mounted
  • Safari snorkel fitted
  • PTO winch fitted to bull bar
  • Twin batteries under passenger seat
  • Twin batteries in rear pod - under storage benches
  • Zues timing gears
  • Chipped turbo intercooler
  • Twin Shocks to rear
  • Disc brakes all round
  • Sand Ladders
Our Modifications-before travels.
  • Relocated roof tent to front roof rack
  • Removal of rear roof rack
  • Removal of one rear battery and rewiring
  • Auxillary fuel tank indicator light
  • Fitted 90lt water tank with filter, pump & shower head in rear cab
  • Installed plastic drawer system over water tank
  • Fitted power inverter in rear cab
  • Fitted air compressor with 10lt air tank
  • Installed sunroof above rear seats of twin cab
  • Created hatch in roof tent base for access to cab via sunroof
  • Rust work touch ups
Christened after Cecil John Rhodes - the great explorer. Who was known to the native Africans as 'Lodzi'
Purchased in Hull from fellow expeditors. (Many thanks to Arthur)
Known travel history - Safari in Pyrenees, Sahara Crossing and Corsica trip.
Our Test Run - Return trip from UK to Morzine, France for a weeks moutain biking and camping holiday.


~ Cockburn Copyright 2006 ~