L300 4x4 from france...

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L300 4x4 from france...

Postby gradateur » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:37 pm

hello everybody,

I'm Tony, 36 years old and I'm french... i live in the countryside of the south of Paris.
I must tell you that it is very dificult for me to speak in english but I will do my best :-D

I'm also global moderator of a THE french "4WD motorhome" forum... http://forum.bernard.debucquoi.com/

We (me and my little family) have a L300 4X4 with 2,5l diesel engine of 135 000km.
engine and mechanical parts are in good condition.
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but actualy i restore the carbody. (you know this problem of rust!!! :-( )
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it will be dificult to have a big participation in this forum (because of my english) but i can share my job with you... :M

Tony
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Re: L300 4x4 from france...

Postby FalcoColumbarius » Wed Nov 05, 2014 4:51 pm

Bienvenue à Delica Canada :M

We do have a few Quebecois members and even one or two French but typically Anglais is the language used.
Still, good to have you on board, Tony and I suppose this could be regarded as a learning opportunity.

Interested in your project, have you thought of posting a thread in "Member Rides"?

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Re: L300 4x4 from france...

Postby gradateur » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:16 pm

thanks FalcoColumbarius...

it's true! we can tell that it's a very good learning opportunity... :wink:

I will post a new thread shortly.
Tony

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Re: L300 4x4 from france...

Postby patriceboivin » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:33 pm

Tony,

Bienvenue au forum.

Si vous voulez que j'aide traduire n'hésitez pas à m'envoyer un message.

J'adore l'architecture... les maisons en pierre... il n'y en a pas assez ici au Canada, ils font presque tout en bois.
Même s'il y a de la roche partout.
Ils aiment avoir des postes de pompiers partout au Canada. :?


-- translated --- :-)
Tony,

Welcome to the forum.

If you would like me to help translate, don't hesitate to send me a PM.

I love the architecture... houses made of stone... there aren't enough here in Canada, they make almost everything out of wood.
Even though there are rocks everywhere.
They like having fire stations everywhere in Canada. :?

Patrice.

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Re: L300 4x4 from france...

Postby gradateur » Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:39 pm

Patrice,

thank you for your proposition,
there are many technical terms that I don't know, so your help is welcome!

I live in a farm with very thick stone wall (1m) and I would like a wood house ...
we are never satisfied! :-D

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Re: L300 4x4 from france...

Postby gradateur » Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:28 pm

I forgot to say that I also had two other camper:
a Renault S170 4WD.
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an Iveco 40-10 4WD for sale soon but in France...
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Re: L300 4x4 from france...

Postby FalcoColumbarius » Fri Nov 07, 2014 6:44 pm

Tres Cool, dude!!
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Re: L300 4x4 from france...

Postby gradateur » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:16 am

hello everybody....
we does a very good trip in italy.

the L300 is a very good mini truck, we used it in difficult conditions and it was always a very good companion.

Here are some pictures of the amenagement, I really regret that this type of vehicle no longer exists!
but we have a lot of thing to do with our toy ... still some nice project of travel.
Tony

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Re: L300 4x4 from france...

Postby gradateur » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:18 pm

hi,

everything is ok with ours donkey!
we went in a wild country in europe for this holiday 2016 : In Montenegro!
it's a little country but done for a delica.
beautiful off road, sea, mountain, rivere, boulder for climbing... a very cool moment

it was just to give some news of one of the unique L300 4x4 of france, i'm feeling alone here.

the donkey with the new adventure tente...
Tony

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Re: L300 4x4 from france...

Postby motorang » Mon Sep 26, 2016 11:56 pm

Hi there from Autriche,
whenever you pass through let me know. I have some L300 company here for your baby :D
And a coffee at least, or a place to camp, whatever.

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Andy

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Re: L300 4x4 from france...

Postby gradateur » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:08 pm

hi Andy,
thank you for your invitation, we don't often go in austria but i'm sure that you pass by france for find sun of the south of europe (spain, portugal or south of france...)

if you pass by the town of fontainbleau you will be welcome.
And it will be with a big pleasure!

your L300 seams to be nice and have a ingenious system...
i'm curious.

Tony

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L300 4x4 from france...

Postby gradateur » Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:30 am

yesterday I put 4 wheel spacer of 3cm (1,1811inch) on our donkey...
it's a really good idea because the wheel are now in the good place (more natural position)

the wheel spacer are in aluminium, monobloc and good quality for 120€ in italia.
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L300 4x4 from france...

Postby motorang » Tue Oct 25, 2016 4:49 am

Hi
had the same on my old van, absolutely no problems but better looks and more stability in bends. The only issue I had: a rumbling noise after a while, with all wheel nuts tightened correctly. It turned out that the (hidden) nuts which hold the spacer to the hub were coming loose - so be sure to double check if there is any unusual noise when going round corners ...

Andy

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L300 4x4 from france...

Postby gradateur » Sun Nov 13, 2016 8:38 am

thanks Andy,

I'm a a little paranoid with this car because it's the motorhome of my little family...
you're right, this detail must be controlled for being safe.

after a test in a mud playground I can say that we have more stability in bends and when the road is inclined.
sorry for my english...
Tony

you can watch a little film of the tracks of Montenegro :

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L300 4x4 from france...

Postby lrp374 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 10:22 pm

Your video shows a great variety of roads and terrain. Hopefully it took more than 1 day to go all those places!! :-D


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