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Daan last won the day on July 14 2018

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  1. Daan

    ibex 300 build

    Base it on a landruiser 100 series? I never understood why the Ibex was based on landrover parts; since you build a car from the ground up, there are so many options of parts donors to choose from. Now with the defender becoming collectible, and no more being made, it looks like a no brainer to me for Foers to present different options.
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    Wolf HD rims - confused

    Can you move the centers of your LWB rims? A picture of where it clashes would be good. Daan
  3. That sign would never fly at home!
  4. Are you reinforcing the roll bar mounts to the chassis? Daan
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    The "Pass the Bucket" 4x4 For Sale on Ebay Thread

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    Intercoolers and other bits

    Good lord, someone puts facts to a discussion. Next thing you are going to let the truth stand in the way of this intercooler debate.. Daan
  7. Neat job. Any reason you going internal? Daan
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    Cheap-ish welding helmet recommendations?

    I have the R-tech helmet. It does work, but I am ultra sensitive for arc eye, always have been. And the result is that even on the darkest setting, I am suffering from arc eye. I don't know if it is the setting not going dark enough, or whether the starting up arc is already causing harm. I now use a helmet with a flip up glass with the darkest glass ( I think it is a 15). This is the only way I can weld without arc eye. Daan
  9. The front axle is a Dana 27 or 25, not sure which one it is, the rear is a dana 44. The rear axle would benefit from a floater kit though. These are the manufacturers of the bodys, They make chassis, bodies, and just about any other parts for the willys, except drivetran and axles. Parts are very cheap actually, but the quality varies. Indeed the body needed very little persuation to come off, and is now mostly in the scrap bin. Chassis is much better, as it is hidden unde rthe car and a Uchannel, so no trapped water in it like a landrover. The MDJuan stuff is made out galvanized steel I believe, so that should improve things. The age of my Mahindra is in the tittle.... Not sure of the axles, I will rebuild them with good quality seals and bearings. 😎. Thanks for the replies chaps. Time will be my limiting factor, so bear with me. Daan
  10. Hi, First day of the new year, and i thought it was fitting to start a topic about my new Project. Yes, Shock horror, after 28 years on my Landy, I decided it was time for a change. My new project is a 4x4... but it is not a Land rover... No, I thought there are other cars about that I fancy having a go at (not many, but still). I fancied a classic car. And the one that started of the whole 4x4 scene, a willys MB Jeep. They just look right and there is so much history to them that that is the one car that always had my interest. They are a bit spendy though, in recent years even complete rust buckets won't go for less than 5K, usually incomplete and without V5, to a running one for about 10K, up to well over 20K for a minter. That was not what I had in mind, and added to this is that in reality, a willys jeep is not much of a car: They tend to have their spec stencilled on their hoods in the uk: And that pretty much says it all; Although added to this should be no heater, manual wipers and almost no brakes. The general advice for these is not to enter a motorway which makes sense, but if I am going to get one of these, I want it to be able to get along with normal traffic. Which is 70 MPH in the UK and ideally a bit in reserve as well. So then my mind goes into modifying ideas, but the problem is that this devalues the car, which just does not make sense to me if you spend a lot of money in the first place.. Like most iconic cars, people had a go at imitating it, most notably the Jago Jeep, based on an escort MK2. Many people have done home grown replicas, usually based on suzuki chassis. Neither of these interested me much, as it is just too far away from the real thing. There is, for us in the Uk an alternative though: the Mahindra Jeep. Generally overlooked by most people, due to having a bad name, they were sold in the UK between 1990 and 1995. They were license build Willys jeeps, build in India with the blessing of Jeep. Their spec is based on the Willys CJ3B Jeep, which is the latest and greatest Willys jeep ever build; They have a 4 speed gear box (as opposed to 3 speed of the original Willys), hanging pedals with a brake booster, a Peugeot Diesel engine, A dana 44 rear axle (very strong) and a chassis made out of thicker material. They tend to be overlooked as they were withdrawn from the UK market due to quality problems and a following dispute between the importer and the mahindra over who was going to settle the bill. Problem is of course that if you try to sell a car 50 years after it was originally was designed, you will have to deal with different expectations. I suppose it didn't help that Top Gear did a feature on the worst car ever made, and guess who came out on top... Anyway, Having looked at this option, I decided it is worth looking into. The rolling chassis is basically identical to the MB, so a replica MB body bolts straight on. The only real difference is it being RHD, and there is no such thing as a RHD Willys MB. So a bit of modding will be required here. It is also possible to lower the bonnet and bulkhead and replace the wings, grille and screen to make it look like an MB. Anyway, A mahindra it is, and this is what I bought: From 1990, with a V5 on diesel and a body falling apart from rust holes, it was ideal for what I want with it. And it was very cheap. Engine did run, but the clutch was seized solid. 30K miles on the clock, these things don't travel far, as they aren't very quick. with a bit of work I dismantled it into this: Into this: I didn't expect chassis were riveted together in 1990, but this one certainly is: So that is where I am now. Plan is to fit a newer engine, I bought a VW 1.9 TDI from a Pasat for it. Disc brakes, PAS and overdrive, and topped of with a Willys jeep replica body, this is going to be my modern day classic car. Daan
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    Good to see the forum members being happy; It is the members that make this forum into what it is. All the best in the new year, and wish you all good progress on your projects - keep posting! Daan
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    So what did you get

    I got a day off family duties to spend in the garage! And a lead that allows me to run our dog rather than walk, should save valuable time. A Dilbert every day cartoon Calender to keep me sane in this mad world. Guy martin's last book. Daan
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    The "Pass the Bucket" 4x4 For Sale on Ebay Thread

    Merry Christmas: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Monster-truck/132871639359?_trkparms=aid%3D333200%26algo%3DCOMP.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D55584%26meid%3D2746a9db6441475cbe235d87e38d693b%26pid%3D100008%26rk%3D3%26rkt%3D12%26sd%3D183571386571%26itm%3D132871639359&_trksid=p2047675.c100008.m2219
  14. Daan

    Intercoolers and other bits

    I think the main with the VNT is that its operating range is much better, while it does not heat up intake air as much, so the inter cooler is not as critical. That in itself should help power a lot., plus it works on the entire rev range, as opposed to just a bigger turbo. I understand that bit, but most tuners tweak the pump and fit a bigger intercooler, while leaving the turbo alone. I would still like to know what difference the intercooler makes. In my measurements, I found that the delta T between intercooler in and out is almost unaffected by ambient. so a temp drop of 60 degrees in summer, is pretty much a temp drop of 60 degrees in the winter.

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