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  1. Series Tdi's - refinement and noise levels

    I have a 300tdi in my series which uses the 300tdi motor mounts, these mounts transfer very little vibration in the vehicle. As for noise control I used "silent coat" over all panels from the seatbox downwards. Plus on the floor panels I have 10mm high density foam. The one thing that helped the most with noise control in the cabin is plugging or sealing all the holes in the body panels. This took a long time but effective in the end. The one area that I would like to point out that created the most noise is the lack of sealing between the bulkhead and the transmission tunnel cover. Solve that and you'll enjoy quieter motoring. We now can drive long distances without the need for ear plugs. Todd.
  2. Flexi rubber wheel arches?

    I finally bought a set of flexi flares that I originally found on the internet in Poland called universal flex flares ( K100 ). Searching a bit harder I did find a distributor in Sweden that sold them for the same price with shipping "included". Four lengths of 100mm wide flare ( total width over 120mm ) with the outer edge having an internal wire. I did try last week enforced belt but it was not stiff enough at the outer edge which began sagging. Plus it looked carp! These I'm so far happy with, they cover the 35" nicely, making them road legal. I'll see what the MOT man says in 2 weeks time. Todd.
  3. Flexi rubber wheel arches?

    @ Chicken Drumstick I totally agree with you, not easy is it. Too bulky on the vehicle and possible damage when offroading. The flexi rubber one add less to the body lines and still do the job of keeping the vehicle road legal.
  4. Flexi rubber wheel arches?

    I too have been looking for flexible wheel arches for the landy, but I want/need the extended version to cover the 35's. Conveyor belt has been an option the whole time, my friend has them. Even though they are "legal" they don't look to appealing on his road going Defender. The above arches from 4x4goods were very nice and fit the bill but the price! I have been watching these on eBlag: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-DEFENDER-90-110-130-HDPE-PLASTIC-EXTENDED-WHEEL-ARCH-KIT-SET-4-/271833386296?epid=0&hash=item3f4a884d38:g:FH8AAOSwU-pXtGQt The above link, those arches are they any good? Are they "offroad" proof, so that you can rub against a tree and not worry that you have to stop to pickup the pieces afterwards? The price is more appealing, but of course a cheaper alternative I'm open to if it fits the landy. Todd.
  5. 200, 300 ??

    That is clearly your opinion John, which I do not agree with. I had the original series transmission behind the 300 for approx 5 years only to get rid of it because I was fed up with the constant leaking which was destroying my paved driveway. It is the driver who will determine the fate of the transmission.
  6. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    As I wrote earlier I went with a simple but effective method to lock the drop slide into place. 2 pins are better than 1, besides it keeps everything uniform on the build. Hope that this project is as helpful to others as it is to me. Todd.
  7. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    Slowly making progress with the fridge drop slide, got a cold from the kids, back to work and the boss working night shifts, only a hour here and there the past few days but it's nearly done. One mistake I made was the securing pin, I was securing two moving parts together.....LOL Now that I see what I did wrong I will weld 2 tabs tomorrow that will secure the fridge tray to the platform in the landy. This short video I made myself, one hand with the cell phone and the other running the drop slide through it's paces which was secure and easy enough to do with just one hand. Later in the week I'll tear it all down again (must be the 20th time so far) to give it a final coat of paint. In a nutshell, that's it, my DIY fridge drop slide is done. Todd.
  8. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    Sorry Mo, I drew nothing. I broke it down today so that I can begin trimming, sanding then paint. One final bit of welding to the side plates and the tray so that I can secure the tray in the back of the landy. It's going to be a simple lock, I'll post a picture when I get it done. Todd.
  9. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    So satisfying making something for the landy and it actually works. Thank you Chris.
  10. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    Ja, already booked/paid & semester approved. Not missing SLRK 30th anniv. gathering. Thanks! Todd.
  11. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    A few more hours in the garage today and I now have a fridge drop slide to install in the back of the hybrid. The handle is folding as you can see in the images, I can have it on top of the fridge when it's in the up position of I can leave it fully extended as I have plenty of clearance to the rear door. Whats left to do now is some final sanding, trimming, a latched welding some wheres on the front to lock it in place when driving then a coat of paint. In the mean time here is a small video of my DIY fridge drop slide in action, which I'm very pleased with, enjoy.
  12. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    Thanks Mo.
  13. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    With my fat clumpy fingers ???? an angle grinder of course! LOL
  14. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    Made some progress today on the fridge drop slide, the tray took no time to knock out, it was much easier before welding that I created the holes for the securing straps. For strength and simplicity I'm using a side plate that is bored and taped which attaches to the slider, from that all the moving parts are attached. Also in the final image you can see the drop, which is 20 cm from bolt to bolt. It took some time to figure out where to drill the holes so that it cleared the floor in the landy and also got full movement in both directions. Tomorrow I'll continue with the folding handle. Todd.
  15. DIY Fridge Drop Slide

    The extending slide came in the post today so the project over the Easter long weekend is hopefully a drop slide. The below image is the best that I could find in the interweb. That coupled with the few videos on youtube I hope to make something that actually works......fingers crossed! Todd.