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bishbosh last won the day on September 12 2014

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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. bishbosh

    Making progress

    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!
  2. bishbosh

    Making progress

    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.
  3. bishbosh

    Range Rover L322 Pads and disc renewal

    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.
  4. bishbosh

    kiwi series build

    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.....
  5. bishbosh

    kiwi series build

    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.
  6. 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.
  7. I think we need another photo without the supports... you know.... not that we don't believe you........
  8. 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.
  9. bishbosh

    RRC Rear Prop Fitting

    Before you do that, buy yourself a propshaft nut tool - worth it's weight in gold
  10. bishbosh

    Tray backing questions

    Yep, wot he said - a plastic marine fuel tank. There are trayback kits available for 90's that may be adaptable to a Disco. Or, which looks far more appealing in my view, something like this: http://www.whitbread-offroad.co.uk/roll_cage_challenge_trialer_spaceframe.php
  11. bishbosh

    New workshop project

    To clear up the fibre debate - fibres, either polyprop or stainless are absolutely not a replacement for reinforcement. They are there to reduce cracking in the concrete due to shrinkage as it cures. They do add a little to the tensile strength of the mix but nothing like what reinforcement does. Regarding the blockwork wall solution to overcome the gradient, in principle it should work but you need to make sure the wall is strong enough to resist the compaction forces and then the wet concrete pressures. You will also need to think about the reinforcement detailing around the edge as you will get more settlement on the deeper subbase than the interior. However, the edge is less likely to be heavily loaded so may be a case of 6 and two threes. (unless you put engine blocks on racking around the edge!!) I would suggest you spend a few hundred quid getting a structural engineer to design something for you that is correct for your site and planned usage as then you will a) have a base for your workshop that you know is fit for purpose and b) have some PI insurance to claim against if it doesn't work. In the project budget that isn't a lot to spend in my opinion. Getting structural engineering advice off the internet (on a LR forum!! :D) is just dangerous in my opinion.
  12. bishbosh

    New workshop project

    Problem with sliding doors is all that lost wall space for storing junk... errr useful spares.....
  13. bishbosh

    Discovery 1 1997 Auto Gearbox fault

    Have a read on Ashcroft's site too.......
  14. bishbosh

    Before I torch the piece of Cr@p......

    Spooky! That is exactly the price point my indy recommended (supposedly "OEM") and I have one on order from him! Didn't fancy the £500 LR part

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