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  2. De Ranged

    kiwi series build

    Thank you Badger, years of practice building stuff has sort of earned me an ability to do that but there is still alot of time spent staring at things problem solving things in my head lol Thanks LRF I do think they have come out looking cool, but after building them I'd have to say that for the time and effort it took I have my doubts about using them, Here's why I"ve got over 2 days of shed time in these two links.... now while this might not sound too bad, consider if I'd gone with Ruff Stuff 7/8" Rod End sets Ruff Stuff Land Rover Cost per link $145.00 $80.00 Time 6hrs 18hrs Bear in mind I saved alot of time by cutting up some (NOS) hilux tie rods, and ball joints (not in the cost) so if I was to make all of this I'd say your looking at another 6hrs of machining time now you could go to 20mm threaded rod (easy to source, but $130 for a meter) and your still looking at machining receivers. The time on the Ruff Stuff includes the time to machine the Rod End receivers to fit into the structural pipe I used (they are made to fit DOM which is a tube measure) Another point of note is these are the britpart ones not LR, now I made the holders a slight interference fit and I found that knocking some of the joints in the hammer left marks on the mating face of joint and in one case where I didn't tap it with the hammer lined up properly it deformed the bolt hole....... this leaves me with a concern these joints wont last. I can easily get the genuine LR part but they are worth another $20 a joint All that said there is one bonus these have over the Ruff Stuff joints they are sealed and given the abrasive nature of our mud that is a big bonus and I'll use them on the front as well (and I like to be different lol)
  3. Gazzar

    The "Pass the Bucket" 4x4 For Sale on Ebay Thread

    Because it stops the sound from reaching the windscreen. Single glazed glass is invisible to sound, so best stop it getting beyond the bonnet. Most diesels have under bonnet shielding from the factory, and that wouldn't happen if it wasn't the cheapest way of achieving a result. And Dyna mat is good for stopping sound, because it has mass, which stops sound, according to an aeronautical acoustic engineer I know.
  4. miketomcat

    New workshop project

    Some concrete companies have part loads to get rid of. So if you can do short notice you may be able to assist them in having a hole ready. Mike
  5. bishbosh

    New workshop project

    Burying the timber shutter wont be an issue and will be cheaper than using concrete blocks ( which are equally fine!) . Yes it will rot but that is of no consequence in my opinion. You could also batter the slope or bench the slope which would require no formwork internally but would require more concrete. This is the route I would go down personally.
  6. Badger110

    New workshop project

    You could shutter around the sub base with concrete blocks instead of timber, this will remove the worry of the timber shuttering rotting over time. When pouring, remember to pour the wall foundations first and then onto the base...ie don't shove it in the middle and sweat trying to push it onto the edges. Have a chat with the guy on the mixer truck, they're usally pretty good if they know what you're trying to achieve and will be patient with you.
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  8. Badger110

    The "Pass the Bucket" 4x4 For Sale on Ebay Thread

    I do question why people put dynamat on the underside of a bonnet Probably the same people who think closing your eyes makes the lights go out!
  9. quattro

    Noisy fuel pump

    Hi FF, I managed to speak to them earlier, but the chap who knows about retrofitting EFI into classics is not in until Wednesday 1st May. I have had a google or three, so will check there's no vacuum building in the tank, then drain the tank, clean it out, wash the pump out, check for any restrictions, etc Richard
  10. Arjan

    New workshop project

    " Are you opening an airport Arjan? " 😂 .... this doubles as an HeliPort....... 22 mtrs. Round Pen. (P.S. This was a serious digging project with 1,3 mtrs. hight difference....)
  11. pete3000

    Hand painting - which paint?

    not all paints are the same though, the best finish i have found looks wise and to apply is the stuff from Marcus Glenn. The auction site stuff is a bit of a gamble. Pete
  12. miketomcat

    The "Pass the Bucket" 4x4 For Sale on Ebay Thread

    The nastiest one is the disco but if that was done well I really like the concept. Mike
  13. Anderzander

    New workshop project

    Are you opening an airport Arjan?
  14. Arjan

    New workshop project

    Please bear in mind I'm Dutch, live in France and several people claim I have "something with concrete".... We build the ABRI on a slope - over 14 mtrs. it drops 1 metre and I was not happy the various builders suggested. Eventually we did it all ourselves and started with a wall to stop everything from sliding down. De dug into the oroginal ground and poured concrete to make them stay up. Eventually we poured the slab in 3 portion but let the armour (rebar as you call it) go across the 3 parts. 2 years on there is no crack etc. If you have to pour in 2 stages make the rebar stick out and it worked here. However, I suggested getting a truck deliver the stuff and pump it out. Better quality and you make great progress in 1 go. Eventually, floor was in and the roof put up. Pallet of blocks Finished.... 13 x 6 x 3,25 mtrs. The next one will same construction - but about 40 x 6,4 x 4 mtrs...... ... and after that one the workshop between this ABRI and the house..
  15. ianmayco68

    custom dash project

    Sorry Steve forgot to offer the vent mechanism up and see what clearance I have , I'll try and do it tomorrow . So as the engines now in and I can't really do anymore till I get some cash together for parts it's back to the dash . There's been a lot of head scratching and thinking as it's not as easy as you probably think , that's why it's took some time to come back to it as I couldn't quite get my head round it on where to start and how to do it , so I needed to start somewhere and hope the rest fell into line , so decided to start with the center console . It took all this afternoon sanding a bit here and cutting a bit there to get to this . So opinions please ? The base is fine , I just need to trim the front down so it fits over the gearbox tunnel , the top at the rear is ok as that will be a cubby box/arm rest . Where it slopes down from there on will need trimming off so I can fit the auto gear lever inside and the plastic trim in the top plate , also need to fit the Disco hand brake on there , trimming will be done when I've set the width which I already know from the cubby box I made for the 110 , also need to make a separate piece to join the dash and the center console . I've got to alter the top part of the dash now as I've decided to fit puma clocks so I've made more work for myself , hope I can pull it off .
  16. reb78

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    It doesnt collapse in a heap because the brake switch throws a wobbly. The brake lights just stop working when you press the pedal.
  17. Gazzar

    Starting turning on an old lathe

    Cool! Are they for steel? Not being gold, and not carbide (I presume). Thanks.
  18. Daan

    The "Pass the Bucket" 4x4 For Sale on Ebay Thread

    Since we talk so much about ambulances and campers, this weeks ebay finds are interesting: Spendy, but nicely done: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Defender-130-Pulse-Ambulance-with-Mercedes-Engine/254193066258?_trkparms=aid%3D888007%26algo%3DDISC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140328180637%26meid%3De23472a849cb454fa8884fd51aa11ddb%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26sd%3D133024141628%26itm%3D254193066258&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982 This has potential: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Range-Rover-Ambulance/173878028945?hash=item287bf02a91:g:sN4AAOSwXuNcueKH Pop top, the whole roof is what I would try as well, maybe the execution is a bit iffy, but not a bad idea: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-110-Camper-Conversion-Price-drop/183756096593?hash=item2ac8b78451:g:KvEAAOSwUSRcoTEy I will leave others to comment: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Discovery-300tdi-camper-ARB-locking-diff-and-winch-bumper-camper-1997/133024141628?hash=item1ef8db513c:g:ViEAAOSwOmBctZCa Daan
  19. vulcan bomber

    200 TDI engine sump - Gasket or RTV?

    I used loctite 5940 iirc when I rebuilt my 200TDi. No signs of leaks on my sum or ladder frame.
  20. vulcan bomber

    Starting turning on an old lathe

    That looks like an SCMT insert.
  21. vulcan bomber

    Starting turning on an old lathe

    Center drills come in more than 60 degree angles. They can be 45 and they can even come as a radius so be careful.
  22. FridgeFreezer

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Whereas the Defender has no weak points or design flaws at all
  23. FridgeFreezer

    Noisy fuel pump

    Worth giving Glencoe a ring about it see if they've seen it before? My pump is under my seat and is noisy initially, but once the system's primed it all quietens down.
  24. quattro

    Noisy fuel pump

    Yes, definitely the pump. It does it whilst stationary and there's nothing else moving back there. Richard
  25. Retroanaconda

    New workshop project

    Alas it seems the idea of doing it in two pours (i.e. walls first and then the slab on top) is going to increase the cost significantly as both the local concrete companies will charge you for the full mixer truck even if you only have a part-load. As such it would be most economical for me to have a design that enables one pour as the two smaller ones will be far below a full load. I can do this by pouring the walls and the slab in one, however this will require laying the type 1 sub-base without the outer walls in place. Can it be compacted with a chamfered edge on it so that I can taper the fill on the low side? Or will I need some kind of retainer to allow for proper compaction? I would assume the latter - I could build a timber retainer to compact against which is then removed prior to the pour, or even just left in there and buried under the slab (risk of rotting and settlement there though).
  26. Bowie69

    Noisy fuel pump

    This will: Definitely the fuel pump, not anything else you have jiggled?
  27. Bowie69

    Odd clutch moment

    Plenty of lube and wire brush in a drill to clean the threads before reassembly, then the nuts will just spin on and off easily.
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