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Davo last won the day on December 2 2017

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  1. Show me your Camping setups

    Camper trailers always look handy but crikey they cost a bit! Which is why I'm in the middle of building a trayback trailer - just to carry all the stuff a family needs . . .
  2. Show me your Camping setups

    There should be lots of swags available online these days. There are the traditional ones which are just like a big canvas sleeping bag, up to more complicated ones that are like little tents. They're all meant to be rolled up complete with their mattress, sheets, blankets and pillow. They're handy things but I refuse to sleep in anything a snake might get into! So I've always used mine inside a tent.
  3. Show me your Camping setups

    Er . . . which one???
  4. Goblin Works Garage

    You can't beat copy like this, (funny bits in bold): "About us Welcome To Prindiville, a world of design, innovation and above all quality Although I established Prindiville Design in 2000, my passion for the highest quality automotive engineering and craftsmanship stretches back to my childhood. I vividly remember helping my father tinker with his classic Jaguar E-type, in awe at his obsession with the fine details that help turn a good car into a great one. I like to think that I have inherited my father’s attention to detail: it is certainly the bedrock of everything we do here at Prindiville. Without doubt I believe he passed on to me an innate fascination with engines -their sound, the way they feel to the touch, their performance potential and their mechanical sophistication. But while we’re passionate about enhancing the dynamic capabilities of your car – through tuning the engine, exhaust, suspension, brakes, wheels and tyres – we also live and breathe superb design. Prindiville visual tuning packages will individualise the looks of your car. We’ll help you do as little or as much as you want. New-look front and rear bumper units? We have many styles available in a choice of high quality materials. A complete redesign of your luxury car or supercar to ensure it really stands out from the crowd? Prindiville Design’s bespoke coachbuilding service can work either to your own design or supply you with stylish, creative proposals; either way, we will consult with you on every step of the journey. What’s important to me is that all my clients get real pleasure from the finished results. That’s why I actively encourage honest, open feedback throughout the design process; I want every client to feel part of the team, part of the Prindiville family. My thanks for taking the time to read this, and I look forward to helping you create the car of your dreams some time soon. Alex Prindiville, Founder & Chief Designer of Prindiville." Yeah, so we'll just paint a car matt black and bolt on some wheel arches . . . bloody hell, what an age we live in . . . it's as if centuries of good design and aesthetics have just evaporated . . .
  5. New Series - RR Heavy

    Wow, a real, live JLR man. Did he know what a Defender was?
  6. Nearly lost the Defender!!!

    Yes, that bolt you found corroded is notorious for, er . . . corroding. I think it's one of those things the smart people take out and grease regularly as part of servicing. It's just a "quaint" design fault which lets water in but not really out again.
  7. RRC front spoiler

    That's the first type of air dam or spoiler and I thought it was just there to cover up the oily bits. Now I'm sure it was there to create a low pressure area under the radiator to help with airflow. Too bad I didn't think of that when I took mine off years ago!
  8. RRC front spoiler

    It looks like these spoilers all had a tray attached to them that went under the engine, part numbers BTR3510, MWC6937 or MXC5469, which in some factory book or other I saw described as a "cooling tray" or similar. I can't figure out what the idea was - to send air from the spoiler under the engine? I wonder if it worked?
  9. Goblin Works Garage

    I read about some online survey or something a while ago. Apparently older people are selling off their car collections and the question was what will happen to them: do young people want these cars, what would they do with them, etc. I remember the youngsters showed a scary amount of support for "restomods", which really just means using the shell of a classic and putting in a new drivetrain and suspension and so on. Which misses the point of a classic car, and also strangely assumes that they are difficult to drive. Which, come to think of it, would explain why in the last few years I've noticed millenials seem slightly frightened by my clunky old Rangie.
  10. New Series - RR Heavy

    Shackleton old boy, there is some good information on bodywork on this page of a very interesting thread: https://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/101036-om606-range-rover-classic-restoration-and-build/?page=7&tab=comments#comment-902178 Just from reading that thread I would say Retropower sure knows his stuff!
  11. Body shell color RRC

    I think they all had less protective coating! I can't imagine that shambolic factory going to any extra effort for different regions. I had a '79 wreck that was all body colour, and my '83 is all black underneath.
  12. Nearly lost the Defender!!!

    Yes, definitely follow this advice.
  13. New Series - RR Heavy

    But . . . but . . . there must be a better class of girl out there somewhere!
  14. Well, that's what's so funny about it - as people have found over the decades, with that much power you have basically have to turn your Defender into a stiffly-sprung car with a scary centre of gravity. So it's pointless in many ways.
  15. New Series - RR Heavy

    That's good to hear about the Esprit. I hadn't paid any attention to such things since they are merely cars and no good for anything but fast driving and impressing girls, (oh dear God I've wasted my life!), and not for lugging jerry cans through remote areas, but I dare say middle age has now given me a regard for the finer aspects of motoring. As for the 2-door, I've had lots of rotten experiences dealing with galvanisers which I can tell you all about it you like, but the short version is that you have to be very careful as they do stupid things. I wouldn't use galvanising again. There are other ways to deal with rust and some very good paints these days. And I've found that even after galvanising you still have to rustproof the bits inside the chassis they missed because they hung it the wrong way, and overlapping metal parts can still have rust inside them anyway! Oh, the memories . . . I need a lie down.