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    The "Pass the Bucket" 4x4 For Sale on Ebay Thread

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F123232901981 Kitted out expedition spec overland vehicle anyone?
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    Dual Sim phones

    I have the Samsung Galaxy J5 Duos for work, with UK and Irish sim. The dual sim functionality is great and you can choose default sim for messaging, calls etc. It only allows data usage from one sim at a time and you do have to remember to switch that over (in the settings, not physically) to the other sim when you travel although it doesn't make a difference now the roaming charges have been abolished. The only gripe I have with it is that if you miss a call or want to re-dial a number and go to the recent calls list it doesn't give you the option to re-dial from sim 1 or 2, it just dials from default which is confusing for someone who has called you on a different number, or if they dont like answering "foreign" numbers. The way I get around that is copying the number and pasting it into the dialler, which sounds more complex than it is. Other than that its the best Samsung phone I've owned, although I've only had work-issued Samsung products so can't comment on how it compares to the latest top of the range models.
  3. Some useful tips at about 18.30 on this video
  4. When talking offset you also have to take the wheels width into consideration don't forget. I used to run Sawtooth wheels (16x7" ET20) with 285/75/16 BFG Mud KM2s. The tyres were flush with the standard arches so that's around where you want to be if you don't want to fit bigger arches By comparison your freestyles (without spacers) and boost alloys are 16x7" ET33. So assuming you have 20mm spacers, you are around ET13.
  5. Not far from me, will keep an eye out
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    Defender 130 tub

    Spotted this on eBay. It’s pretty battered but badly listed so will probably go for cheap. https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F253461101109
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    Repairing Birmabright panels

    These look interesting, have ordered some to see if I can fill the mounting holes in my grille surround panel
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    Advice, Body change, notifying etc.

    I'm currently doing similar but with a discovery chassis with defender body making a 100". I've got all body panels mounted without any modifications to the chassis at all. I'm (perhaps stupidly) going to send off the V5 as a body type change to a pick up with pictures and descriptions attached. I'm expecting to be asked to go for some kind of general safety check IIRC that's what @muddy was asked to do when he built the milk float.
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    V8 Limited Edition Defender to celebrate 70th Anniversary

    https://cazana.com/uk/car/Y8WKS Interesting that it used to be an autobiography model. Did they struggle to sell them at launch so decided to buy them back from dealers?
  10. I'm currently swapping a 300tdi EDC to mechanical although keeping the auto. The pumps are completely different so have to be swapped as a unit. The injectors and steel pipes are also different. There's a good post on the swap here.
  11. I did this on my Puma with a clear stop/tail base and white LED bulbs. I still have the loom somewhere so could post it to you for the price of the postage if its any use to you. It picks power up from a plug on the passenger side near the bulkhead and the dim/dip in the drivers side wing IIRC.
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    Puma abs diagnostic problem

    https://onedrive.live.com/?id=4BC2D89C85C7C171!551&cid=4BC2D89C85C7C171 Plus other useful documents for Pumas
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    Green laneing/off-roading Northern France

    I have these bookmarked, I should probably download them in case they disappear actually. http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic24031.html
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    Insulating a metal shed

    Would an epoxy resin paint prevent damp coming up through the slab? This would be a better option for me if so.
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    Insulating a metal shed

    Thanks for the suggestions so far, the shed arrives tomorrow in Meccano form. The slab is proud of the ground by a small amount, it is also surrounded on two sides by gravel, the other two sides are stone wall so I don't think moisture coming up through the floor will be a huge issue. The plan for the floor is 1 sheet of DPM laid on top of the concrete and then T&G OSB boards to the size of the shed base. I was going to fold the DPM over the boards and staple to the top side, trim off any excess and then bolt the shed through the boards to the concrete. The slab looks quite new so can't have had much of an exposure to the dogs before we moved in. I had noticed during the summer that there was a noticeable smell on a hot day, hopefully the above should stop it penetrating inside anyway. Yes, didn't think of the bubble wrap roofing stuff. I think I'll go with that. By no means do I expect it to be tropically warm in there, I just want to prevent condensation on things mainly.

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