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  1. It seems the later Defenders had better quality shocks than the earlier, which is suprising since LR decided to cost cut everything on the Tdci's
  2. Surely it says on the can when fully dry and ready for re coating? And those times are within a given temp and humidity range. Id say it would be at least 24hrs for full drying before painting over with your colour. Try googling the brand and type of paint you have, they should have tech info on site
  3. Well the floor rivets are 1/4” or next closest size. I drilled out with a 6.5mm drill bit and it didn’t quite remove stem.
  4. So I’ve started dismantling my 109 Hardtop tub. Can anyone give any info on the solid rivets used? Availability, tooling? I will be completely pulling apart the tub for modification cheers Serg
  5. Hey all, Im custom building my 1998 Defender 110 300Tdi Cab Chassis. It came as a truck cab, no rear tub etc, the body finishes at rear bulkhead. I have a series 2 109 Hard Top rear tub that im going to use to convert it to Truck Cab Pick Up. A few things before suggestions are fired off. 109/110 hard Top tubs are not growing on trees here in Australia.110 Hard Tops are as rare as rocking horse.....110 Pick ups even more rare. While a series tub will pretty much bolt up to a 110 (As I understand it) The wheel arches are a different shape and in a different postions. Fuel filler presents a problems also. It seems in Australia (at least) We did not go rear fuel filler until Stage 1 V8. NOTHING is standard on my 110 except wheelbase. I am making the cab and doors longer. I will be shortening the rear overhang to somewhere between 90 and 110. Looking at my factory rear bulkhead (when compared to a series tub), it has a 3mm steel angle plate, full width, bolted to the underside, at the mounting points. This has 2 welded tabs with a single hole in each, these pick up a flat bar gusset that bolts back to the chassis. These are located very close to the seatbelt retainer mount brackets. Ignore the flared holes as I put those in. My rear bulkhead also has a little more strengthening at the door latch. It has more holes in the inside bottom section for the seat belts and has some stays behind the seats that go up to the underside of windows, under the gal capping. I saw a pic in another thread of a Td5 110 2 door tub. Underside looked more like the series without the steel angle plate. Series and the Td5 tub would not be able to use the steel angle plate as they have the triangle gussest spot welded from the vertical mounting section to underside of tub.... So what thoughts on which rear bulkead to use? Even if I use the series 2 one I have, ill have to remove and reinstall it into its new location.... Ive added some pics to hopefully help.
  6. Thats there choice. I have my build on Instagram. I chose that out of all social media (this is social media too dont forget) I wanted a place to diary my build (for myself) and be a idea for others if they wanted to do anything similar. Its a great back up if I lose my phone/computer etc.Its also helpful for my engineer. I can do it straight from phone much easier than doing a build here. I have problems with LR4x4 on my phone as it is. Anyway Ill go ask in the Defender section.
  7. Good stuff 👍 , and probably the best engine LR ever made. Could you take some detailed picks of the underside of the rear tub, front end. I have a 110 truck cab, cab chassis. The body finishes at rear bulkhead. It has a metal plate sandwiched to the lower section that bolts to the chassis/body outriggers. It looks like the 110 tub has braces or gussets to the underside, so this would not be possible. Im converting a 109 series tub to my 110 and am probably going to use the 110 rear bulkhead, as it has more mounting holes for seat belts etc. cheers Serg
  8. Thanks @western Some good info when clicking on the individual paint colours. Its hard to pick though lol, colour representation in small areas and on computers is always a bit false. Also the only good examples on the internet are fully restored LRs and lets face it, they look bloody good no matter Mid Grey, Marine Blue, Light Green. Heck I even like the old Sandglow and Bahama Gold as colours for a LR. Has anyone got good pics of the dark grey that was available on SIIA i think?
  9. Thanks @secondjeremy Im wondering for a bit of paint history if its about? What colours were available on SI What colours available for SII and then SIII Did SI have the limestone roofs with other body colour or were they completely one colour? If so, when did they go two tone, and or what vehicles spec had it? cheers Serg
  10. Hi all, at some point im going to have to paint my 110 (currently undergoing major rebuild and modifications) It was a 98 300Tdi cab chassis in white. It will getting a rear tub. I would like to paint it one of the old series colours (probably) Im thinking the gal cappings will remain gal, the roof the white/cream colour and the body the main colour I choose. Ive done some searching but nothing solid came up. So im looking for LR paint names and codes. As ive never painted a car before, is it a matter of taking said name and code to the auto paint shop and they mix it? cheers Serg
  11. It will be bolted as well. Not sure if that flange is cast, much of the housing is not IMO. The 2 halves would be cold form pressed out of sheet/plate. all the brackety is folded sheet. The rear Rover housings circa 95 definitely have cast steel flanges and ball joint mount. But as they are cast steel, not cast iron, they are quite weldable, as evident in the fact that they are welded to the housing via the GMAW process. The front flange could be of higher grade than mild steel as it has more load on the front with a smaller dia and smaller bolt pcd when compared to the rear. Maybe why it is friction welded to the housing not GMAW. But it does have one side of the spring seat welded to it, again GMAW process. cheers Serg
  12. Hi all, can anyone, with any certainy, tell me what material the axle flanges (where swivel balls are bolted to) on a 98 110 front axle housing is? I have to weld some dissimilar material to them and want to choose the best filler rod thanks Serg
  13. Some good info there @Snagger thanks. I’ll be custom building the fuel tank or tanks. Should still be able to have some rear just not full 110 size and maybe a secondary somewhere. I got a little time in today on my rear bulkhead body outriggers. This is a factory new item I have modified. I have capped the top in 3mm plate and will be plating in the bottom as well.
  14. I think I have all I need for now, at least until I have a tub in my hands so to speak. 110 hardtops and pickups are very very rare here, even stage 1s are hard to come by, and then it has to be parted out. And while the perentie army 110 has a hardtop tub its quite modified and has holes in it for locker boxes etc that create problems for me. Im thinking the series will be best suited. I intend on cutting it down at the rear of side filler and will try and form the folded edge. Hopefully use my rear bulkhead and its mounting points. And then the rear will be shortend somewhere between LWB and SWB overhang. Im currently working on my chassis outriggers for rear bulkhead as they had to be clearanced over my trailing arms and strengthend. thanks for your time and help so far.
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