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T244 sellers

Postby PeteB » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:58 am

My continuing scouring of truck sales websites came across a firm called Hamptons in Staffs:

https://www.trucklocator.co.uk/dealer-d ... 2001510219

Seems like they have a number of T244s in various guises (& other vehicles too) and by the photos at least they look tidy, plus attractively priced. Has anyone come across this firm or had dealings with them? I know Jacksons and Withams have decent reputations, but not heard anything about others.

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Postby Brian-reynolds » Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:34 am

Yes they are well known but I have not had dealings with them. I do not remember and reports though, good or bad.

Withams have now lost the contract due to hording kit as I understand it, and a company down South has now taken over..... probably just as bad though..... Brightwells I think....

There is also TheEXMOD but blooming expensive
Greenmachinesurplus.com
www.milweb.net
www.aherringltd.co.uk/index.html No idea if they still exist
LMS Lichfield Good company
Also on eBay JoWombat has some good kit

As much as I hate to say this, are you a member of the Facebook group?

Leyland DAF 4x4 Group...Aka The T244 Club
and the now defunct, ish
Leyland DAF T244 Owners
I say defunct purley as there was an amount of overlap between the two groups, and it is better to have everything in one place.

That should keep you busy for a bit.... have fun!

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Re: T244 sellers

Postby PeteB » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:44 pm

Brian, thanks for all these pointers. Looks like several of the sites are for spares and extras - I'm not quite that far yet! Still need to find a suitable base truck.

Brightwells are auctioning off kit but all newer - LRs and MAN trucks. I keep an eye on Milweb and have looked at Richard Crouch sales too. Seems several firms have 2 or 3 T244s that they want to sell but only Jacksons and Withams have the big stock (and big prices).

I'm not a FB user. I'll ask my kids to help there. One likes his S3 landrover so he'll blend in!

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Re: T244 sellers

Postby Ivan C » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:57 pm

Purely as a matter of interest, what sort of prices are T244's going for?
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Postby Brian-reynolds » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:15 pm

I think about £5K for a semi decent one, and £10K for a good one....

Obviously varies on the day of course.... I think our friend Jon Bull used to go look at the trucks and offer very silly money, then if it did not sell on the day he got it!

He had millions at one stage! Well maybe not quite millions, but it seemed like it!

I think there are now way too many cowboys out there getting a chassis, spray over everything, put a cabin on it and try and sell it for a lot of dosh.... fair chance it won't be registered properly or even legally either!

Illegally registered seems to be epidemic with these trucks...

I have 2 here now myself, my usual one and a chassis cab I am now going through with a very fine tooth comb, then when I am happy with the mechanics I will spray it and decide what to do from there..... either continue with the new truck, a 1994 version, and sell my original, or sell the chassis cab and keep my original....

All depends on the day..... so far I am very impressed with the new truck....

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Re: T244 sellers

Postby Ivan C » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:44 pm

Thanks Brian.
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Postby Bazza » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:53 pm

Can you realistically carry out a comfortable conversion under 7.5tonne on a T244?
In my case I wouldn't want to carry motorcycles etc we don't want a washing machine, microwave, tv etc. A fixed bed North, South, preferably a decent bathroom and a comfortable sitting area . As for cooking I'd want an oven as well as a hob, and have room for a decent sized fridge. Or is it a case of dream on Bazza?

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Postby Brian-reynolds » Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:05 pm

Bazza wrote:Can you realistically carry out a comfortable conversion under 7.5tonne on a T244?
Or is it a case of dream on Bazza?


I would say yes to that, Steve has, but Steve only need his binoculars, his push bike and a bed, oh and his wife! I think his cooking arrangements revolve around pot noodles as well!!

There is one hell of a lot can be removed from these trucks. I did have an article on my original website showing the weight of everything I removed, but the ISP got hacked and I lost the lot....

Things like the helicopter rings on the two front wheels, they serve no purpose for us, unless you have a Chinook in your tool box?

It is a lot better, imho, to go get your PHGV and put the weight at 10t, then you are never worried about going over that when your little collections from the different countries you collect get added to the truck. I don't think there are any issues of having a truck rated at 10 or 10.8t and driving it at around the 7.5 tonne mark.....

It is possible to run them too light though, but what that is I have no idea, certainly nothing we will ever be worried about.

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Re: T244 sellers

Postby PeteB » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:11 pm

Bazza,

My aim is to get below 7.5T and based on experience and comments of others it looks do-able if you can live without the bells and whistles. Guidance seems to be that a 'stripped to chassis' T244 will be around 4.5T giving 3T for the cabin & contents. There is a board comment 'Weight of the T244' which gave some useful and accurate body weights.

I don't want to carry a motorbike or too much kit inside so with a composite shell and lightweight furniture board it should be possible to stay in limits. As Brian says, no collecting heavy trinkets whilst on tour....

Equally though, knowing I can go up to 11T with the T244 if needed is a useful fall-back. I do like the Renault TRM2000 but that has a GVW of 6.3T and a 2.3T payload so it will all be very tight and would mean I'd end up running close to the GVW at all times.

(still all just talk of course as I haven't got a truck yet...)

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Re: T244 sellers

Postby crinklystarfish » Wed Dec 18, 2019 9:26 pm

Brian-reynolds wrote:
I think his cooking arrangements revolve around pot noodles as well!!


And chocolate, and rum.


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