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Digger the Yellow 4x4

So, I've been after a 4x4 for using on the rough stuff for a while, and today I've finally got one

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Named by my Dad due to his JCB yellow paint job! He's been off the road for 12 years in dry storage and as to be expected he needs all the usual Panda stuff attending to, the biggest problem being rust of course! Mechanically, he has faired well, and should just need a recommissioning rather than any major surgery.

After going to see it last weekend, I was outbid in the last few seconds of the eBay auction, lucky for me, (not so the for the seller) the winning bidder was a complete time waster so I got a second chance offer and arranged collection for today. As usual my Land Rover was on towing duty:



Good job the 4wd on Digger works as I needed it to get onto the trailer! Anyway we dropped him off at my workshop (actually the corner of my Dads warehouse) and tomorrow I'll give him a good clean (including evicting the many spiders living in the engine bay) and a proper look over.


I'd like to get him back on the road fairly quickly, in time for @AndyPanda4x4's next Yorkshire weekend And then a few mods to improve his off road ability will be on the cards I think.
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Re: Digger the Yellow 4x4

Wow looks like a great project! I will be following with interest!
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Thanks Cameron, I'm looking forward to getting stuck in to it. It will be abit different to my others as they have been about originality, I won't be worrying too much about that with this one.
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Thanks Cameron, I'm looking forward to getting stuck in to it. It will be abit different to my others as they have been about originality, I won't be worrying too much about that with this one.
Good stuff ive got a similar outlook on my sisley
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Re: Digger the Yellow 4x4

I saw that one Freddy & thought it looked interesting. No good for me as it needed too much work (plus the little matter of the red mk3 having taken my scraggy mk2 budget!), but it should be a good base for your plans.
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Hey I was after that one!

The vendor never answered his phone to arrange a viewing though.
Glad a forumer has adopted it though
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Re: Digger the Yellow 4x4

Great news!
And an excellent colour and name combination.

Can't wait to see the planned modifications too.
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Interestingly a similar colour to the one the postage pandas use in the alps I believe
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Re: Digger the Yellow 4x4

Well not too much to report today as I only got time to give Digger a hoover out. I did find a mouse nest and the remains of its inhabitants behind the bulkhead insulation under the bonnet though. Also a few chewed through wires, that'll explain the funny dash lights then! Only two spiders though, the really big ones must have already moved out
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Well not too much to report today as I only got time to give Digger a hoover out. I did find a mouse nest and the remains of its inhabitants behind the bulkhead insulation under the bonnet though. Also a few chewed through wires, that'll explain the funny dash lights then! Only two spiders though, the really big ones must have already moved out

That must be well known spot in mice world.
is it worse then on mine was?


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yeah Fallout had about 3 mice nests behind the engine bay sound proofing heh
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Same! Weird they must just like it there
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Nice colour that!
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Re: Digger the Yellow 4x4

@kolza Yours looks worse! Think I got away lightly as I just had some shredded up newspaper and only a few chewed earth wires, they left everything else intact.

Does seem to be a common place for mice, my old 750 had one living in there aswell!
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Re: Digger the Yellow 4x4

Loved the look of this one when it was advertised. Glad you got it Freddy!
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