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Yorkshire Off-road Day Out


The weather has been more reminiscent of tropical parts of the world in the UK recently, with very hot spells followed by heavy rains. Heavy rain on British green lanes can lead to some challenging off-road conditions, and that is exactly what Rob, from Famous Four’s Mail Order department, experienced during a recent trip to near Dalby Forest in Yorkshire this August, where he travelled for a weekend’s off-roading fun with his mates William, Nicolas and Mason in their Defender 200 Tdi, Defender Td5 and Discovery 300 Tdi.

Rob uses a Terrafirma A12000 Electric winch on his Defender, which was brilliant even in the extreme conditions. He had to deal with an alternator belt failure, but his truck was otherwise trouble free. William uses a Warn 8274 which also performed beautifully, and his only issue was an air box full of leaves! Mason uses a Britpart 12000lb winch which was good, but slower than ideal. Due to the rain and mud, winching was tough, and progress was slow. They slept in the wild, and Rob admits that although it did become a little uncomfortable, a few beers and a bottle of brandy made the night pass a little better.

They really enjoyed the weekend, and took some fabulous pictures of their exploits. Needless to say, a good hose down was required when they returned to Lincolnshire. Hopefully their next trip will be drier 🙂

You can view Famous Four’s extensive range of Off- Road accessories in our FourSport webiste section online: https://www.famousfour.co.uk/foursport


OUR VEHICLES

JANUARY 2019

Our Pre-Production Press Release Freelander 2 VX56 ETY has recently been helpful as a bike transporter.  Having carried my bike safely using a Thule 9104 (which requires a lighting board), a couple of FF staff decided to head over the Lincolnshire Wolds for a quick blast on the pushbikes after work.   Cobwebs blown away, bikes and riders suitably dirtier than the start, we were happy.  I wonder where VX56 is going to take us next…


New Range Rover Classic Products

Famous Four continue to re-introduce long obsolete items back into the worldwide Classic market.

One of our latest additions are handbrake lever gaiters for the Classic Range Rover, corresponding to original part number 393136 for LT95 handbrake lever gaiter


FF002563
Handbrake Rubber Gaiter
4 Speed Manual LT95 (Left & Right Hand Drive) and
3-speed Automatic (Left Hand Drive ONLY)

We have also just added the plastic vent surround trims corresponding to original part numbers 390608, 390609 and MWC9362 for the trims fitted around the vents on the scuttle panel.

FF008623
Bulkhead Vent Grille Trim Finisher – Right Hand Side – Outer

FF008624
Bulkhead Vent Grille Trim Finisher – Left Hand Side – Outer
FF009292
Bulkhead Vent Grille Trim Finisher – Centre

We will continue to introduce more exciting and impossible to find items to our existing extensive range over the course of 2019, and remain as the market leading manufacturer and supplier of parts for Range Rover Classics.


Vacancy – Dispatch Department

Dispatch Department

Apprentice Dispatch Operative


Due to expansion we are seeking  an Apprentice to join our packing/dispatch department, handling goods in, goods out and warehousing duties.

No experience necessary as training will be given, the successful candidate should possess a willing to learn and a drive to succeed

Please email stuartlister@famousfour.co.uk for further details.



Vacancy – Sales Assistant

Sales Department

Parts Sales Assistant


Due to expansion we are seeking a suitable candidate to join our busy mail order parts department, serving customers in both the UK & worldwide, by phone, email and over the counter.

Experience in a similar field would be a distinct advantage but candidates possessing a mature attitude and a willingness to learn will be considered.

Please email stuartlister@famousfour.co.uk for further details


New Showroom opens as Famous Four Celebrate 30 Years of business

In the month that celebrates our 30th anniversary, our brand new showroom is now officially open!

A dedicated service reception area and parts collection stations greet you, along with a brand new customer seating area. You can get up close to one of our display vehicles, usually one which we have restored in our own workshops, or sit and browse the newspapers or read a 4WD magazine. Do come along and see us. As well as our new entrance we are also proud to have our brand new 10 bay workshop facility fully operational, as well as our new goods inwards and goods outwards department, and new mail order offices.

Famous Four are here for you in our bigger and better capacity, whatever your Land Rovering requirements may be, and wherever in the World you are!

Shop Online now at: https://www.famousfour.co.uk
Classic Restoration and Reproduction Parts: http://www.famousfourclassic.co.uk
Range Rover Classic Tailgates: http://www.rangerovertailgates.com


New Workshops Expand Capacity

We have been extremely busy in the Famous Four Workshops, and identified the need for more bays and more technicians to enable us to continue to react quickly to our customers’ servicing, repair and restoration needs. We recognise the importance of ensuring appointment slots are available at short notice, as well as the need to stay ahead of the curve of technological advances in vehicle hardware and software in the modern generation of vehicles, thus helping to keep your Land Rovers and Range Rovers on the road at all times.

To this end we have made significant investments in 2018, our 30th Anniversary year, by doubling the capacity of our workshop to an impressive 10 bays, and have enrolled another three employees into our team of highly dedicated and knowledgeable workshop staff.

State of the art workshop equipment, along with improved working conditions, more space, and a brand new computer system are all now live, and we are now in an extremely strong position as one of the UK’s leading independent specialist workshops for all things Land Rover, Range Rover, Freelander and Discovery, from 1948 to brand new models, catering for diagnostic repairs, servicing, welding, bodywork, electrics, restoration and routine maintenance from our premises in Lincolnshire.

More information about Workshops and Servicing: https://www.famousfour.co.uk/wshop

More information about Restoration Services and Reproduction Classic Parts: https://www.famousfourclassic.co.uk/


Bicester Heritage Land Rover Legends Show

Last weekend, May 26th and 27th, saw the inaugaral LAND ROVER LEGENDS meeting at Bicester, Oxfordshire, England, and 6 dedicated Famous Four staff made the 300 mile round trip, setting off at 5am on Saturday morning.

We showcased some of our exclusive products for the Classic Range Rovers, and showed our brand new, UK built, lower tailgates to show visitors, who gave much positive feedback. There was quite a bit to see, including JLR Heritage’s stand with their Range Rover Reborn projects.

Our beautiful 25th Anniversary Range Rover Classic made the trip without any trouble, and is pictured here with another of the very rare 25, and two limited edition 35th Anniversary L322 Range Rovers, including a press-launch vehicle. Thanks to Julian Lamb for the lovely photo.

Hopefully we will be out and about visiting other shows over the next few years. We look forward to meeting you all and showing more of our expanding product range.

 


Rare Classic Range Rover Parts In Stock


Famous Four
specialise in sourcing for rare and hard-to-find parts for Classic Range Rover vehicles, as well as remanufacturing many obsolete items. We are pleased to announce the following Classic Range Rover Parts are in stock and available to order online:


FF010526 Main Wiring Harness
Left Hand Drive – V8 2 door – Suffix C Chassis Numbers
(with some modification may be possible to fit to earlier or later vehicles)

 


FF010527 Main Wiring Harness
Left Hand Drive – V8 2 door – fits Chassis numbers 100783 to 113067
(
with some modification may be possible to fit to earlier vehicles)


FF002495 Tailpipe & Rear Silencer for Twin Pipe Exhaust System
Vehicles up to AA125309 Chassis Numbers


FF010278 Corrugated Rubber Floor Seal
1970-1985 Vehicles – Fits at the back of the Floor by the lower tailgate


FF010005Sliding Side Window Top Seals
PAIR – Left and Right Hand Sides – up to 114044 Chassis Numbers
Flock Inner – fits inside the top metal strip


FF002036Front Outer Wing
1970-1985 Models – Right Hand Side


FF002037 Front Outer Wing
1970-1985 Models – Left Hand Side


FF006330 – Rear Outer Wing – 2 Door

1970-1985 Models – Left Hand Side
1986-1990 Models – Left Hand Side 2-Door only up to GA464553 Chassis Numbers


FF006182Rear Outer Wing – 2 Door
1970-85 Models – Right Hand Side


FF006192 – Rear Light Assembly Complete (no fog lamp type)
Right Hand Side – up to 100872 Chassis numbers – New Old Stock


FF006193 – Rear Light Assembly Complete (no fog lamp type)
Left Hand Side – up to 100872 Chassis numbers – New Old Stock


Coming Soon…

We are also in the final stages of remanufaturing of Lower Tailgate Assemblies for Classic Range Rovers. We’ll be updating this blog when they come in, watch this space!

More information at: https://www.rangerovertailgates.com


Famous Four Celebrate 30 Years

1988 -2018 – Famous Four Celebrate 30 Years

Famous Four Products - Serving the Land Rover and Range Rover community for 30 years

2018 heralds Famous Four’s 30th anniversary as one of the leading independent parts manufacturers and suppliers to Land Rover owners the world over.

We’ve come a long way – from very humble beginnings, we now employ 18 excellent and highly skilled staff, and our continued growth sees us expanding across all departments throughout 2018; mail order processing, warehousing, vehicle restoration and bespoke modern workshop facilities are all growing. Larger premises on our existing site will begin in the Spring and we hope will be completed by the end of Summer 2018.

We owe a great deal to you, our loyal customers, and thank you for flying the Famous Four flag for the last 30 years. We look forward to the next exciting and innovative 30 years!

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