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    SLRC at Walters arena

    When I posted originally I realised I spend so much time driving and socialising there, that I have about 5 photos total. Mike
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    SLRC at Walters arena

    Yes it's that time again, it's... Summer Sisters - 22nd-23rd June - Glyn Neath, Wales Miles and miles of off-roading of all forms, from gentle freelander-friendly tracks & trails to horrible mud bogs, rocks, deep water etc. A fun punch-hunt to keep you entertained, with punches ranging from easy to eviiiiiil (set with pride by Miketomcat) Camping at the excellent Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves campsite (good facilities, HOT showers, excellent pub over the road, hot & cold running spanners on site, full electric & water hookups for caravanists) Just about the biggest & bestest off-road site in the UK for all vehicles & abilities Families & dogs welcome The usual friendly Shire LRC marshals & team on hand Teas & coffees on-site for a donation in the charity box Portaloos on-site For each Summer Sisters ticket sold, £5 will go to the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Full details & online booking at www.7Sisters.co.uk PLEASE READ: If you are camping, this year you just turn up at the campsite (They are expecting us) and pay them direct. We cannot accept people turning up "on the day" without a booking, either for the arena or for the campsite. We always get enquiries about quads/bikes etc. so here's the rules. Any questions please contact us! Closing date for bookings is the Thursday before the event
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    SLRC at Walters arena

    Cool looking forward to it. See you there. Mike
  4. Just some pics to get you started I've still got to clear a space in the garage to build it. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    The splinters go nicely septic. Mike
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    Importing a non-registered defender

    Well this passed an IVA. Land rover running gear. Wheels were different mind. You would need to do some mods but a standard defender could pass an IVA. If you can't prove the age you get a Q plate as I did. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    Cough* the floorpan is made of the same stuff* cough Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    Carbon fibre sheet. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    I got into work early this morning...... Mike
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    Importing a non-registered defender

    I can't help with import but you can register it here as long as you have documentation to proof origin of the major parts this will land you with an age related (if you have enough parts from one vehicle) or a Q plate. Either way you will need an IVA test. This is not impossible but you may need to make some changes to get it through. Mike
  11. No everyone in this section is completely mad with you. Go for it and I pretty sure you won't need an IVA too. Fridge you can comment on IVA in here but only if the op requests it. Because it is assumed it has already been looked at. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    Thank you. I love it and it meets all my needs. Really pleased. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    Today's trials. That's the spring nearly 2" out of the seat with the wheels still on the ground. It went back in no problem as well. Not bad for stock springs and arms, just +2" shocks. I actually had a good play today and I'm happy with the way it performs. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    Finally got round to replacing the hose clips with dislocation cones it seem foers rear spring seats can take both 6 and 7 inch springs which means the disco/90 cones TSD gave me fit straight in. I'll test them tomorrow. On another note looks like if I want the spare wheel on the back I'll need a swing away as it would sit over the door handle to allow the door to open to 90°.I guess it's staying inside for now. When I drop to 33's I may revisit this as I could stand a 33 up on the wheel arch inside or I might go the draw route.....decisions. Mike
  15. What bowie said. If you want a camping trailer buy a trailer and convert it. I'm planning to build a caravan based on a box trailer chassis to avoid the IVA issue. Mike
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    New springs ?

    Most of us on here are so disillusioned with britpart that they could offer a 10 year warranty. The trouble is after 20 years of stuff that doesn't fit, work or breaks/ wears out way before time you just don't bother. I tend to use bearmach or genuine (when I can afford it). I have used britpart but only for an inanimate part that I can't get or afford else where. Warranty's are great but agro and the fact the the dealer is normally the one that looses out put me off. Just my two pence worth. Mike
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    New springs ?

    If your going standard do yourself a favour and get some take off's from eBay etc. I would check they came off the same model ie station wagon, pick up etc. The fronts are normally handed. I'd even consider new take off shocks. Gen land rover will last year's. S#@tpart have a very bad reputation and many wouldn't touch them with a barge pole. To be honest they would probably fail the day the warranty expired. Mike
  18. That's the stuff it's great for temporary moulds. It's how I made the tunnel for my ibex. Mike
  19. If you use corex (like corrugated card but plastic) I think it's called protex in wicks. You can lay fibreglass straight onto it and it will peel off after cured. It does leave a rippled finish but you can sand, fill, fair and then paint it afterwards. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    It's the roof part that I'm struggling with the bars are no problem. I guess it's down to time, cost and look. What I really want is similar to this. But mounted to the roof (there's structure to bolt to) not the gutter. Mike
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    New springs ?

    I've got standard lr springs on the ibex with pro comp shocks. The 110 had standard springs and shocks until I fitted the winch now it has hd front springs. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    I would like to do some sort of roll cage based affair similar to your 109 but alas that's beyond my means at the moment. I have been looking at rexroth and cargo track but just can't fix a definite idea in my mind. I guess I haven't quite seen what I want yet. Maybe I just need to get some tube bent. Mike
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    ibex 300 build

    MOT passed today although I did have to do two track rod ends and the A frame bushes beforehand. I'm trying to decide whether to put the spare wheel on the back door. It's currently inside which takes up a lot of room. Another option was some sort of draw for it where it drops out of the bottom. The other project is some sort of roof bars but I want them low profile. I did toy with some D3/4 rails but I need 2.2m Mike
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    kiwi series build

    The ibex tube is straight which will help. I agree that freespool is compromised a little. Mike
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    kiwi series build

    I run plasma on mine so it pretty much fills the tube. TSD's ibex has been on the road a lot longer than mine. Tube wear doesn't seem to be a problem but it's at least 2mm wall probably 3mm. He has had one or two issues with mud in the tube but only when left to dry for a few weeks . The tube run on mine is quite long (118" wheelbase) so freespool doesn't work that well anyway but it's fine winching out if a little slower. Mike
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