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Gazzar

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    CB Aerial Mounting, SIII Rag Top?.

    Ah! Portals. Nice.
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    Truck Cab Soft Top

    Clever! Is it time for a better radiator?
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Wireless charger in the road. Ummmm. I can see lots of problems with that. Rats eating cables, how to invoice, EFFICIENCY, EFFICIENCY, EFFICIENCY, and efficiency being the main ones. A catenary and pantograph system is a lot cheaper and more efficient, but, again: getting the cost charged to the user will require some secure smarts on the vehicle. Big advantage is that it's extremely tried and tested as a concept in urban environments, and had been concept proven in extra urban scenarios by experienced truck makers.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Wireless charger in the road. Ummmm. I can see lots of problems with that. Rats eating cables, how to invoice, EFFICIENCY, EFFICIENCY, EFFICIENCY, and efficiency being the main ones. A catenary and pantograph system is a lot cheaper and more efficient, but, again: getting the cost charged to the user will require some secure smarts on the vehicle. Big advantage is that it's extremely tried and tested as a concept in urban environments, and had been concept proven in extra urban scenarios by experienced truck makers.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I think we can't get much more stuff out of the soil without GM, unless we plough the rainforests. Or, controversial, reclaim the Sahara (my favourite). But wind and solar is doable. Sort of.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    That's a good point. Hopefully, we'll have efficient solar roofs and batteries in most houses by then. I do see problems with high density housing. But then that's route for car share and subscription motoring solutions. The future, tricky, huh?
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Fffffffffff. And risk the paint?
  8. Is there any proper orientation for steering bars? I mean, the left hand thread on the near side and vice versa? I'm near that stage on the lightweight rebuild.
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    CB Aerial Mounting, SIII Rag Top?.

    That truck is SoA, isn't it? What axles?
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    Truck Cab Soft Top

    What's that on the passenger side door hinge? Nice truck.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Very true. Which is why I give it 10 years to mature.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    First to market - catering for silicon valley types that want EV VW beetles. Limited supply of crashed Teslas. That will change as the tech becomes pervasive.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    EV West have a lot of this done, and the open source people are busy reverse engineering a lot of the clever stuff. It will happen, and there'll be a EV "megasquirt" for us to play with.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    So, lots of electric motors and inverters going spare in ten years? And cheaper better batteries? That works.
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    V8 problems

    Worderful. Lovely word. I know what you mean.
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    ABS retro fit

    Are any of the early Freelander modules viable options?
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I think we all agree that jlr just aren't interested in utility. And we all regret that.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Yep. When the internet breaks, and the computers all die, I'll still be driving. Plenty of diesel, and cartridges. All is good.
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    ABS retro fit

    Watching this thread with great interest. A switchable driver aids system makes a lot of sense, if used to augment the mechanical stuff.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Prefer leaf springs myself. Less bars and arms and stuff. Dead simple.
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    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    Got you. Thread open, minds not so much.
  22. I've the same adapter housing, the flywheel looks very different. I'll see if I can get some pictures this evening.
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    That is high quality craftsmanship. A credit to you.
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    Toolbox Trolley Build

    Oh, just upload the pictures already.
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