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About bishbosh

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    Norf end of Zummerset

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    Bridge design, land rovers, the great outdoors etc. etc.

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  1. My marbles are missing. Can you help Nige?
  2. Wot Bowie said - David can make anything.
  3. Possibly the xyz switch on its way out?
  4. So as part* of some extensive remodelling of my place I have of course specced a new man cave: 6.5m x 6m with 4.5 x 2.5m door... oh..... and 3 phase when I want it . All I have to do now is decide what to put where...... *Most.
  5. Good luck with your new mill. I had one similar to that in the past and had a lot of fun. Biggest headache is the lack of height adjustment of the head without losing your centre....
  6. If you need building regs for this be aware that the proximity of trees (even recently deceased ) will impact on the required depth of your footings. Chat with your building inspector before pouring anything. I only know this as one wall of my new garage has 2.1m deep footings...... thanks to the building inspector......
  7. A new chassis is appealing other than the epic price tag! Cannot justify it for my sh!t box - I'll just keep on welding!
  8. I wish I could say the same - just discovered a hole in the chassis and body outrigger 3 weeks before MOT time! Nearly set fire to it I was so p'd off! Oh well, once the garage is built I can fix it at my leisure, until then it will be a SORN'd garden ornament.
  9. Steve, Better off getting over to fullfatrr.com if you haven't been there already. All the knowledge you will need as it is dedicated to L322 and L405's. The workshop manual is also on there if you know where to look.
  10. Regarding self spooling - I looked at this in the past for a centre mounted rear winch with a rear fairlead on a 90. To get the correct fleet angle (technical term ) I think the winch had to be something like 15 feet from the fairlead! If you search the forum for "fleet angle" there are a few references to enjoy.....
  11. Suggest your rear winch is a 9,000lb winch. That is the most common (other than crazy twin motors for full on comps) Also try and have commonality of parts so you can scavenge from one to fix the other.... Plenty of build threads on here for rear and / or centre mounted winches.
  12. 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.
  13. I think we need another photo without the supports... you know.... not that we don't believe you........
  14. There are loads to chose from and your personal taste and budget are going to be the overriding factors! Dixon Fabrication make good nice looking ones, Goodwinch make good, cheap ones that are a bit bland in my opinion. Ebay has loads of varying quality. 5mm thick generally and preferably thicker for the winch plate. Avoid recovery points that are simply a hole in a plate perpendicular to the face of the bumper - try and get one with welded on "D" 's or swivel mounts (they are a bit Marmite though) Lastly, check the overall length and holding down bolt pattern of the G10 winch as it may not match the common dimensions of the smaller capacity winches that are more common.
  15. Before you do that, buy yourself a propshaft nut tool - worth it's weight in gold
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