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  1. I looked at that site some time ago and was keen to put it on the ' places I must visit ' :D


    Due to doggy issues and spending some of my Saturday stuck in traffic on the A303, I'm skipping camping and going on my bike to the show.  


    It'll be good to meet up with a few of you there and I'm looking forward to it

  2. Nothing to do with the truck per sae but I was thinking of the brand we were trying to incorporate when travelling to finance some of it if possible.

    This was based on the brand name of overLandR.com

    Id like a proper animation done with the correct vehicle and a different approach, however this online animation widget seemed like a good start, so what do you think?



  3. I’m going for the first time this year to meet the son of a couple who did a huge travelling journey back in the 70’s in their series as they can’t make it.  We were hoping the actual series would be on display but it’s been held up in France so won’t be there, but I’m sure they will be lots to see

    Is anyone going? What’s it like? I’ve not decided on camping just yet as I’m going solo


  4. 8 hours ago, Anderzander said:

    Your pic isn’t showing @Badger110

    My stickers? 😂


    The PA system wasn’t working so we got a one to one chat with Gerry which was informative and how I imagine the trip across the countries he visited.


    We also got to chat with Aln Palmer from Yak travels who gave some good info on travelling to some out the way places in northern India 


    Show is much much bigger this year but the trade stands are a little lacklustre unless you want a roof tent!



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  5. Is anyone going?


    We’re camping over the weekend, if you’re there drop in and say hi, always good to put faces to names 😁


    Look for the bright green 110, beers will be cold, you can’t miss us 👍

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  6. I’ve turned my hand to a little fabrication work. I’m still in virgin territory or at least 2nd base when it comes to waving a electric sticky stick ( or wire and gas in this case ) around so bear with me with the results 😁


    It came about when I got rid of the top box to replace it with a roof tent so I was running out of storage inside and figured some bits can be fitted to the outside when travelling.


    The first item is the Bushpig. It’s a metal box used for cooking or containing a fire, quite useful and becoming more and more popular with Nikki for cooking in rather than the petrol stove. 


    The rear quarter seemed like a good place to put it and thus began my fabrication marvel.


    i needed to make a swivel bracket and no idea how but I found myself in possession of a left over part from the rear wheel carrier so used that.

    i made a receiver bracket using 30mm 3mm bar by scoring the folds, folding then welding and drilling to make the hinge bit



    after this I made a bar to go over the entire box and be able to place a padlock to lock it up.  Again I scored the joints, bent to the angle and welded them up.4E07D2B9-1A8F-4600-8A23-F4CCFED534BA.thumb.jpeg.2f78bdf70187bf7daabd62de83600c77.jpegD0F834E4-A912-46AC-A25F-A35EDF57F074.thumb.jpeg.990a2fe9d23d3d85ddbe9a3f378bbe26.jpeg


    the welds are a tad rough but I got there in the end and I’m happy with the result.


    The bushpig itself uses the tabs to sit in these little hooks I made and riveted to the body work to keep it in place




    I also did some brackets for the  270 awning, but that’s for another post




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  7. Welcome to Land Rover alignment

    The door when laid flat will curve inwards and this is why your lock area is proud when the tops are in the correct position.

    Remove the rubbers as they'll get damaged whilst you bend and manipulate the doors.

    I started with the lock area, this is your datum point, so get them to shut and remain engaged with the lock, then pull the tops of the doors out to allow them to sit correctly.

    How you do this is down to you as they're your doors.

    I used bits of wood, my weight and at one point, a rubber mallet and quite abit of swearing



  8. 3 hours ago, Finn12 said:

    I’ve got a 1988 landrover defender with a 19 J turbo that has just been rebuilt and she goes like Frick and rolls coal. The engine has done about 10,000 miles now not a single problem she has way more power than the TD5 discovery that I had before


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