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  1. Not for sale but somehow i feel it still belongs in this thread.
  2. hmmmmmm, i'm not sure i like that sloped bonnet or the front bumper although it's difficult to tell with the camo on. The overall feel of it looks good though apart from all the iron mongery hanging down!
  3. Can you not just nail the part to the fence and let the wind do the rest down there?? On a serious note, i've tried a Clarke cabinet blaster and thought it was great. I wouldn't use it continually (mostly because the compressor was too small and it ran out of steam quickly) but it was good for getting those cracks and joints clean where you can't get a wire brush or flap disk in.
  4. There are defenders in much worse condition than that on the road right now. Your bulkhead will be fine with a few new plates here and there plus some decent waxoyling and further rust prevention. Rear tubular outriggers are fairly straight-forward to chop off and replace as well after you've done the body mounts. Be careful welding galv steel though as the fumes are toxic.
  5. If it's nice and mechanical and rugged enough to be a proper workhorse then I might have one. Also depends what it looks like of course!
  6. There's not much in the way of publicly available off-roading in Scotland and, whilst you can walk pretty much anywhere you like thanks to the Right to Roam act, you aren't allowed to take a vehicle on to private land without permission of the land owner. There are some companies in and around Perthshire that do safari-type expeditions through some of the estates but that's probably not what you're looking for?
  7. I have the space but not the permission of the wife (yet...)
  8. Not sure JLR can afford to buy anything at the moment until they get their government bail out!
  9. Thanks for following up, Ed. I won't be able to get a look at it due to covid for a while but if there's a wee deal to be done then I'm all ears! Still struggling to get my head round values of these things... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/264653499618
  10. Plenty of rolling but maybe not so much stopping.... What would the value on that sort of thing be? I've been perusing fleabay for a while now but the prices people ask are baffling. It's the same as the defender market I think - some very unrealistic sellers out there.
  11. If only i had the creativity! I do like the idea of an RRC but i think i'm going to give that one a miss. Something that can act as a rolling restoration would be better i think.
  12. Probably to get it to the stage of being a nice little runaround. I've always like the 3 door RRs but maybe this one is a bridge too far.
  13. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1979-Range-Rover-2-door-Rolling-chassis-shell-with-tags-Project-car/174289374659?hash=item289474cdc3:g:hRMAAOSw0YxexZ9T Maybe the wrong title for this thread as i'm sure you will all say 'yes, it's worth saving' so i guess the real question is, how easy will it be to bring back to life?
  14. A new bulkhead is the dream! Is it ok to move around the garage by yourself or would you need 2 people?
  15. Any update on how the build is going? I'm placing an order for new chassis and bulkhead soon so going through the usual Marsland/Richards/Shielder internal debate.
  16. Thanks for sharing that, Western, didn't realise i could use Google like that! So to answer my own questions: 1 - Kinda 2 - yes 3 - Valeo 4 - release bearing, slave cylinder 5 - still can't find any links to tutorials or step-by-steps. Some people take the engine out and others are pulling the gearbox back, both seem like a terrifying proposition to me!
  17. I'm getting the dreaded clutch judder on my 90 TD5 and i imagine it's time to replace it before it gives up on a drive somewhere. A couple of questions for you: 1 - is this a job i can do myself in my garage? I have a trolley jack, bottle jack, most tools and plenty of teabags 2.- do i absolutely need to replace the DMF as well? 3 - any recommended clutch manufacturers? 4 - is there anything else i need to replace whilst i'm in there? There's a high-pitched whine in the morning when i start it up and depress the clutch so i'm thinking release bearing as well? 5 - any links to tutorials anywhere? I've tried searching this forum but i couldn't find anything (probably my terrible searching skills)
  18. This is key imho, limp home mode is massively overused in modern vehicles and is far too easy to trigger. It should be up to me as the driver if I choose to push on even though there's a fault somewhere, not an ECU.
  19. So, in an attempt to link this together somehow, are we saying that the new grenadier needs to be closer to the 300tdi and if they aim for something comparable with pumas we'll all be very unhappy indeed? How much fancyness is going to be too much for us?
  20. @Snagger you raise an interesting point. Are our vehicles considered classics (even the later 2.4/2.2 variants) and therefore we're always going to be happy pottering around in them, dealing with maintenance and repairs as necessary? I.e. it's unfair to compare Defenders to Pretenders because they are such vastly different vehicles that will have vastly different owner profiles?
  21. Couldn't agree more and i'm hoping the new Granadier follows the Defender route rather than the Pretender route. Consider the variety of subjects on this very forum, do you think the Pretender will every have that sort of passionate ownership? I suspect any forum related to them will be full of complaints about dealers and queries about the extents of warranties. I'm hoping the Granadier will be as infinitely customisable as Defenders which will lead to a strong following amongst communities such as ours.
  22. Really like that colour scheme with the bare galv finish
  23. This is 100% true! I think the vast majority of defenders on the road will have knackered bushes and leaking shocks (mine included) and the owners are just enjoying being behind the wheel or their beloveds.
  24. i haven't encountered death wobble on my 90 at all so this is a bit puzzling for me. I regularly drive on various road surfaces at speeds from 20 - 70mph, i'm fairly sure my swivel pre-load is wrong, my dampers are sh*tpart as are my springs and steering damper and i've got steel modulars with standard tyre sizes. Is this a common occurrence in defenders?
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