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  1. How to move HP22 gearboxes

    Top job there I have been having similar ideas to attach to the front of the 110. As I was thinking of rather heavier objects, and mobility while under load, I was considering forward projecting swivel castors. And that's the nastiest farm bike you could find?
  2. Policw spec DC100 spotted in Spain!

    I think that guy also designed milk floats in the past.
  3. What tool for setting the Swivels

    Ditto ^^^ I've never had much luck adjusting them with a spring balance. Generally they end up too loose when done that way. (Now reminding myself that the 110's swivels need tightening up.)
  4. Which gas strut brackets do you use?

    I expect the struts simply aren't powerful enough to lift the weight of the wheel. Also I very much doubt the points of the wing and bonnet the brackets attach to are strong enough.
  5. Chassis purchase

    +1 ^^ TBH, I think so many folk are doing chassis swaps that I wonder if the manufacturers simply can't keep up with demand. I imagine it's easier for them dealing with businesses that make regular orders. That way they probably spend less time answering questions and arguing over prices.
  6. Forum Logo - Show off your graphic design skills

    I think in this day and age, and with browsers no longer requiring us to type "www", the dot com bit tells the reader that it's a website address. Therefore I vote we ought to keep that bit. Sorry I have no graphic contribution to make
  7. Anyone have a Defender V8 3.9?

    What FF & Bowie said ^^^ I had a 1986 V8 90, converted from 3.5 to 3.9. Never had a problem at MOT time despite their computer thinking it was still a 3.5. My current 1986 V8 110, was 3.5 then 3.9 and now 4.2. I've not had to MOT since the latest engine change, but been through 2 tests as a 3.9 without problem. That's 3 different MOT stations too.
  8. I'm back.........why is it?

    Welcome home
  9. Chassis change - bulkhead don't fit

    A hydraulic jack and a length of wood will work for spreading too. Just make sure the jack's pump is at the bottom, otherwise it'll be starved of oil and won't pump.
  10. front and rear brake calipers

    I don't think I'd buy a £36 brake caliper Like Ross said, reasonable quality (Mintex or Delphi) pads are not expensive.
  11. Chassis change - bulkhead don't fit

    Welcome Terry. First off - did you weld the new footwells in while the bulkhead was still attached to the old chassis? If not, this could easily be a source of error. Secondly, galvanising can distort a bulkhead if it isn't suitably braced at the outrigger mounting points. As for what to do about it, that is a hard one. You have a shiny new chassis, and a freshly galv'd bulkhead - but something is going to need some adjustment, and unless the door pillars can be jacked apart sufficient to fit, I would imagine the bulkhead being the likely candidate for modification/correction. I know this probably isn't what you want to hear, so hopefully someone more experienced with this operation will be along shortly to give an alternative take on the situation.
  12. New Member Logos !!!!!

    Test post for Nige
  13. ifor williams with 76mm coupling eye

    I always feel that having something kept out of sight as much as possible, and not so shiny to stand out is a good start for security. Of course you'll struggle with that latter concept with a brand new unit. My mother has always adopted this principle with her horse trailer, although she seems to have no difficulty making it look thoroughly neglected
  14. Charging ancillaries

    Last summer we went camping with the 110. I have a 110Ah battery (Numax CXV31MF I think) as my only battery, and we left both our phones and two tablets charging overnight in the truck. No problems starting the next day. I think many of us have a tendency to overthink these things
  15. Bollinger Electric 4x4

    Oh, I just noticed it has a winch. I'd love to see the batteries that will allow that to be used in anger