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Everything posted by Anderzander

  1. I put a hardwood threshold across the front - the door closes against it and it stopped rain getting blown in under the door.
  2. I hadn’t thought of either the hood or tailgate 😀 Seems an obvious consideration now I’ve heard it - but it never occurred to me. A custom used tailgate would work particularly well in that is just slides off to go back to standard - the hinges and latches on it are pretty solid too .... Oooo 😊
  3. Thing with these though Filip and Badger110 is that I don’t want to drill or move anything really - I’d like it so I could remove it when we aren’t camping and have the standard back end.
  4. Never seen those - thanks for sharing. I’d also never thought of using the handle mounts ... I’ll have a think on that 👍🏻 It would be a bit like making one of these, that doesn’t bolt to the door: https://www.safari-equip.co.uk/land-rover/defender/wheelcarrier/defender-single-arm-multi-height-wheel-carrier.html
  5. The bonnet is a thing of beauty - I couldn’t bare to cover it up !
  6. Hi all Im trying to think of how I might mount my spare wheel on the back of my 80” - to give more room inside for when we head off camping - whilst still being able to open the tail gate. The obvious thing is to pick up the crossmember mounts and have the wheel up on the left side of the tailgate: With those crossmember mounts being central though - I can’t think how a folding one could be made to clear the tailgate? .... unless it folded down onto the ground, and then it seems like it’s be in the way for standing there? 🤔 Any suggestions guys ?
  7. @Daan you and your vehicle are a constant source of delightful innovative ideas!
  8. I used the 300 manifolds too. Perhaps a little more awkward for some of the other pipework - but loads better for the exhaust.
  9. That does look worlds away (better) then the type I remember - and I too didn’t realised they’d changed design 👍🏻
  10. I’d like this A LOT ... https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F254477484160
  11. It’s tough ... I have two approaches: First one is to take a break, like Badger says. I’m usually telling myself ‘I’m sick of this’ and/or ‘this is supposed to fun’ - and the plan is to wait either until the enthusiasm has returned or (as a minimum) the negative emotion has gone. I think the downside to this approach is that I have 20 year old projects in the garage 😳 The second approach is be disciplined but kee expectations very low. So spend a small of time on a regular frequency - and make sure I never skip. Even if it’s 15 minutes on two evenings - and no more. Eventually they add up and can reignite your enthusiasm too.
  12. I’ve been thinking of one of the Screwfix twin 18v kits - they do one at £249 and one at £299. I don’t know what the difference between them is yet though 😳 😂
  13. Couldn’t find a thread where we can all post up the odd picture of us being out and about? Here’s tonight’s sunset in Silverdale
  14. Model Y seems to have slipped below the radar....
  15. I keep looking at these - but I’m bewildered by the range! And can’t work out what the right one for me is, getting there though I think.
  16. I think we are about to see some significant developments in the batteries. New chemistry being shared like open source that greatly increases longevity and capacity.
  17. Ive pondered that - and I cant help but feel, when you hear Gerry McGovern speak, that they are so insular and inward looking - so lost in their own narrative that they may well not see it as their failure - but rather something like an ignorance in the customer, or perhaps some nuance of the market dynamic.
  18. Are you sure it’s the skin that’s causing the noise? I’ve had clunking from my door and it was play in a swing-away wheel carrier first and then a worn door latching post the next time ...
  19. I don’t want a fear of loss to stop me enjoying the present. I’ll deal with the loss if or when it happens - until then I love owning one.
  20. Thanks HOG 😊 At the end of the next decade it’ll have been 14 years for the Defender being out of production .... wonder what that’ll mean for us lot.
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