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#1 PITBULL

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:20 PM

im thinking about building a D-Lander should it be SVA'd & Q plated?????

#2 FridgeFreezer

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:23 PM

I believe, if done right, it's only a body swap and passes a VIC.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:31 PM

at the risk of sounding stupid what is a VIC and what dose it intale

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 05:44 PM

Let me google that for you :rolleyes:
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:03 PM

oops sorry :blush: why didnt i think of that

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 06:52 PM

Not to sound too stupid.........but what IS a d-lander?? :ph34r:
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:03 PM

a freelander but different :unsure:

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:08 PM

The one on the left
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:14 PM

Ahh ha
Ive seen a few pics of one before,just never knew the name! Is that spaceframe chassis? or standard defender
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:15 PM

The one on the left
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Like the look of that , is defender chassis and running gear with a freelander body ? :unsure:

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:17 PM

it a spaceframe roll cage on a discovery chassis and just remembered the chassis needs cutting down so dose that mean SVA?????

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:19 PM

not in the middle but the back and front i think :huh:

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:20 PM

Take a Disco chassis, bin all the bodywork, add a tubular space frame and then dangle some plastic freelander shaped panels off it. :)

No need to adjust the wheelbase as Freelanders are pretty much the same. No need to move engine or gearbox, although that is an option to get better weight distribution.
However I believe there is a bit of rear chassis that gets the chop, much like bobtailing a Rangie, and then they add a big chunky crossmember.
Sooooo.... I suppose it'll be down to the VIC people to decide if an SVA would be required or not as the chassis does get modified.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 08:41 PM

Its a disco chassis on that one.

SVA is a yes for them all because of chassis mods.

Q plate depends on how its done, the 2 existing in this country are running original plates from their donor vehicles because they are done very differently to mine. Mine is currently not registered and may end up on a Q, it all depends on the points system and the person counting as mine came from either new parts or a single donor vehicle but was build using a new chassis and doesnt and never has had a V5 so registration for me is a lot more complex.

If you have any other questions about them just ask either here or PM - there is a build thread for mine round here somewhere too!!
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 09:51 PM

Smo, how is yours getting along?
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:45 PM

Slow - like most things time is a major issue (altho now im redundant i have the time but not the money!) and having moved my new workshop is a stable on a farm rather than the well equipt workshop i used to use.

New transmission tunnel is in with difflock/hi-lo linkages, compushift loom is in attached to the 4hp22 autobox and things are progressing well, on the floor in front of me i have 2 oil/water coolers for the gearbox (like a laminova but much cheaper) so i have to fit them and then i get to find out if the gearbox works....
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:54 PM

New transmission tunnel is in with difflock/hi-lo linkages, compushift loom is in attached to the 4hp22 autobox and things are progressing well, on the floor in front of me i have 2 oil/water coolers for the gearbox (like a laminova but much cheaper) so i have to fit them and then i get to find out if the gearbox works....


Be careful what oil / water coolers you use - Laminova's are a very tough construction. I've heard there can issues with other oil to water coolers failing due to severe off road vibrations.
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Posted 22 January 2009 - 10:59 PM

These come from a marine environment and so should be ok, ive just got to work out how and where to plumb them in!
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Posted 23 January 2009 - 11:41 AM

(like a laminova but much cheaper)


These come from a marine environment


Never heard marine and cheap referring to the same item before!

He seems to have a veg oil fetish.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 12:43 PM

rather than the well equipt workshop i used to use.


.....he's talking about my barn B) :D

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