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E Mail now back and working!

Posted by Walt Davis on June 10, 2019 at 2:10 PM Comments comments (12065)

Firstly, if anyone has not had a reply from me or the site its because I have been unable to access my e mail for nearly TWO years!

The issue has finally been resolved and I have had to sift through over 7,500 backlogged e mails!!

I am still to go through the form submissions from this site. I will reply even if its no longer relevent.

The deleted e mails I will trawl through as i dont want to delete any important picures or information.

I will also be updating the site over the coming weeks and months as I have seen some missing items such as pictures etc. I have neglected the site due to the e mail issues and some personal changes in my life which have now stabalised, not any serious issues just life, time and work.

I need to also refurbish the truck when finances allow but this will be a slow process but its about time as it looks tired and needs a few bits replacing and a respray in time..

Best wishes,


The SixAppealWheel Group


Posted by Walt Davis on February 13, 2017 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (440)

If you send a message via FORMS Submission I cannot reply unless YOU provide a contact e mail/address. Just checked with WEBs info as I thought I could reply via this form....:/


Commando 6 Wheeler -New Zealand

Posted by Walt Davis on February 13, 2017 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (1037)

I recieved a form submission from a New Zealand Fire service member recently. If its not too late please do post your vehicle on the site. There is a section For Sale etc.

Sorry for the delay as I cannot answer directly via forms!

If you need clarification pls e mail [email protected]




Posted by Walt Davis on January 26, 2017 at 6:00 AM Comments comments (9726)

Hi to all, Happy New year!

Due to the large amount of inappropriate postings and spam this page is now hiden from the site. I may close the page once I have checked if the use of it by genuine members/interested parties is warranted?

kind regards



Documents section - Issues?

Posted by Walt Davis on July 29, 2015 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (600)

Hi everyone,

I have uploaded some more documents in this section but all I can see is still converting when I click on the link.

Not sure if you see it too?

If still an issue can someone provide the link to a free download area for these documents...

Many thanks


New Members - Complete Profile...

Posted by Walt Davis on July 25, 2015 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (372)

Hi All,

Apologies for the delay in accepting your memebership requests. I have now done this but it does ask that you complete your profile. Not sure what this means but I have no control over this so I advise that you do as much as you can as Im not sure if it prevents your entering the site in any way until completed.

Best wishes



Jaguar Land Rover Display 09 AY 93.

Posted by Walt Davis on June 3, 2015 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (756)

Pleased to report that a message from Jaguar Land Rover requesting that my TACR2a be displayed at their new Heritage Drive Centre in Warwickshire for several months. It was collected a couple of weeks ago by transport sent by JLR and will be on static display under cover from May until September.

Their site can be viewed here: JLR,Fen End.

Best wishes


363 Members as of today!

Posted by Walt Davis on June 3, 2015 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (324)

Please to report that official registered members has now reached 363. Brilliant news. Thank You. I am now able to monitor the site better since moving and hope to update/improve/add new features.

Best regards


New Members - Good news ! I hope...

Posted by Walt Davis on February 20, 2015 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (548)

I have tonight updated the site and new members should have been accepted. It was the lack of an app that had caused this issue.

Best wishes


Apologies from the Founder

Posted by Walt Davis on August 4, 2014 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (366)

I have been without  a decent internet for some months due to a move that has been delayed and I am in between homes!

I hope to have a new home in the near future and can catch up on the site and all its additions and updates.

Apoligies if I have not replied or contacted anyone who may have posted/asked a question.


YVB 152H Campaign Launched

Posted by Walt Davis on September 10, 2013 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (1112)

Please take a moment of your time to read the new page added to our group. This vehicle has an historic interest to our group as it's the 1st Commando built. There is a rumour that the owner is going to convert it back to the 'original' 2nd production Range Rover Classic.

It would be a dreadful shame to lose a '1st' of one type to re-build a copy of the '2nd' of another. I say copy as not much if anything would be 'original' and to attempt to sell or claim it as the 2nd production Classic would be fraud I believe anyway?

Once it is widely known it's not  'original' I think it would become almost worthless to a 'genuine; collector or enthusiast.

300th Registered Group Member !

Posted by Walt Davis on September 5, 2013 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (1214)

The 300th registered group memebr joined on the 4th September 2013.:D

Gallery,Story and Videos now restricted to members only.

Posted by Walt Davis on February 5, 2013 at 2:20 PM Comments comments (436)
After being an 'open' to everyone site I have made some parts 'members only' viewing area.
Mainly in the picture/video sections for now.
Hope members can still enjoy these but they are now for our eyes only. 

10th Anniversary of the group in 2013

Posted by Walt Davis on January 10, 2013 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (1538)

Hi everyone,

After a terrible 2012 I hope this year will be a great improvement especially as it's the tenth year of the formation of the group.

I would like to thank those who attended shows last year to keep the group in the public eye often as 'Billy no mates' as many were unable to attend through other commitments and issues. The tough times we are currently experienceing are still very much in our minds as these 'toys' we love are not the chepest to maintain and run.

I myself attended no shows last year as my personal circustances had changed greatly and a leaking fuel tank did not help! I hope that now that has been sorted I can plan better for the upcoming shows , that is if the weather is kinder to us, and unlike last years cancellations of many large shows we are left with no where to go?

A few shows are now listed thanks in the main part to Brain Brollason getting 'bored'and making a few phone calls to organisers/ magazines to get slots for the group.

I appreciate all your stirling efforts in the past years and am looking forward to this years programme and the events I am able to attend. I would add that Cosford Air Show may be the groups annual meeting event in June. This is to be confirmed. We have been invited to be part of a display there.

Best wishes for a healthy New Year to you all




Six Appeal?

Posted by Walt Davis on September 19, 2010 at 6:48 AM Comments comments (90)

Found this old post on the Land rover forum(2008 )

"On level ground, all six wheels have an even contact pressure.. But on any uneven ground, without compensation for the rear bogey, any one of the rear axels could be carrying more weight than the other.. If your going to make an effective 6x4 you must design a rear suspension that will spread the weight evenly between all the rear axels over all surfaces. Great examples of this are with the Sammell 6x6 which uses a rocking beam between the rear axels, giving full compensation. No one axel carries any more weight than the other.. Plus without this you can easily overload the axels.

On the Range rover 6x4 fire tender, that extra ''dolly axel'' is dead. In an off road situation Ive watched, a fully loaded range rover fire tender got stuck crossing a ditch between the road and a field.. Seeing just one front wheel spinning in the grass while the middle wheels spun helplessly in the air looked shameful. 6 wheels and none of them could drive. If only they'd fully compensated the rear axels and not simply added another coil sprung axel it would have worked.

So it stopped because once the front wheels crossed the ditch, as soon as the middle wheels reached the hollow and of the ground this left all the weight on the undriven axel. If the rear bogey was properly compensated then the weight would have been shared evenly between the rear axels..

Thats why compensation is vital if your extra axel isnt to become a plow".

This happened to me on some very loose soft ground before I knew anything about the Range Rover 6x4.Because of a slope the middle wheels were spinning so were the front ones. The rear wheels just supported the front spinners! We had to reveres back down the track to get out of this situation. Even Difflock made no difference.

Just thought it would be of interest to members.