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  1. Yes you can, but that would limit the markets to UK, AUS (possibly), US (some states) and one or two others (the few countries that allow kit cars). Low volume gets you some other markets but most of Europe/the world don't like either these days. Mike
  2. Just a bunch of beard groomers. That reminds me I need a trim. Mike
  3. How about looking at motorbike tank bags. I keep meaning to get one to sit on the tunnel in the ibex. Mike
  4. No reason why you can't do it. Yes it will need IVA and it will probably end up with an age related plate. I doubt a discovery would need much to get it through an IVA so adding chassis (assuming it's done well) and body isn't going to make much difference. Download the IVA manual and have a read it's not that scary. Mike
  5. I'm working my way through the ones I have before scarring the bank card. Mike
  6. Looks like a pulley spacer to me and if you Google the part number that's what it says. It could be critical if you have alignment issues. Mike
  7. We've got a couple in the club that take theirs greenlaning and to our site days. I know it's had some mods, I think lift, tyres etc. It's incredibly capable and certainly keeps up with all the lr products. It has been known to recover one or two to. Mike
  8. I've had a similar problem recently. It turned out the solenoid on the starter was sticking. I've taken it apart and lub'ed it. Mike
  9. That's why I built an ibex. Oh and have an early 110... Mike
  10. As retro says finding a site is not generally a problem, but finding one that understands that half/all your camping gear is bolted to the vehicle/trailer and you therefore need to pitch the tent next to it etc can be troublesome. Mike
  11. The relay only triggers the solenoid (part of the starter) so the wires are fairly small. From memory it is one down behind the fuses. If your worried about shorting just disconnect the battery. Mike
  12. My tomcat had a cambelt habit and my 110 had a wheel bearing habit. It would appear the ibex has a starter motor habit, it's already on its second starter. The first was stripped cleaned and re lub'ed before it died a few months later. Now the second (granted second hand) has needed stripping and re lub'ing, let's see how long this one lasts. Of coarse it has nothing to do with a few puddles both on and off road recently. Probably should order a spare ready really. Mike
  13. Looks great from Southampton..... Seriously though it's the roof no one will see it. Mike
  14. Don't touch it. There is no way to prove it isn't stolen and even if it isn't you will end up in a whole world of hurt with the authority's. Whilst it may or may not need an IVA I will certainly require re registering and probably end up on a Q plate. Using a second hand chassis is perfectly legal but it does need re registering. However cutting a chassis number out and welding it into another chassis is almost certainly illegal. Mike
  15. As fridge says I had a Halfords tyre pump connected to an old airlift gauge and release valve then straight to the locker. We just pumped it up to around 20psi from memory (enough to lock the diff) then released the pressure when not required. @Ed Poore no panic I've got no shortage of other things to do at the moment. Mike
  16. I don't know what figure they used for emissions on mine but I didn't supply it from memory. I may of used a generic figure in the paperwork but I think I just put the engine year down. Just checked a photo of my IVA certificate it lists engine power but all of the emissions boxes are marked N/A. Mike
  17. I have 33/12.50x15 (305 ish) on an 8" rim. They fitted 265's on a 7" rim from the factory if I remember correctly. But you can definitely put 265's on boost rims. Mike
  18. The window lock is different on civilian spec. Mike
  19. Personally I'd either fix it probably the cheapest option. Or Put a 200tdi in fits straight in but requires finding a good one (there getting old now) and you need radiator, intercooler and a few other bits and pieces (exhaust down pipe if a discovery 200tdi). A 300tdi or td5 can be fitted but require a lot more work. Mike
  20. There is a pair of military doors on faceache for £450. As far as I can see the catch and window lock are different. It doesn't have the remote release latch and I assume not the plate that mounts on. Plus the door card is very different. The door top and windows look the same. The lower half and door stay (different to one piece doors) look the same but I guess it doesn't have the mountings for the remote release panel. Mike
  21. These are our early 110 doors un-modified. I hope that clears up anything re- windows and catch/latching. It is possible to reverse the windows but is likely to damage the seal on the rear window. Both windows sit in a runner that sits on a track, top and sides are felt tracks. The window lock picks up in the underside of the runner. Mike
  22. From memory Woolies do a double felt Chanel which would probably fit the upper half of the one piece doors (with the current channel and plastic spacer removed). Then you just need lower channels and a way of locking them shut. Mike
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