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Soren Frimodt

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  1. Looking food for sure, it might be a bit over the top yes but it looks cool and you won't have to worry about it cracking from fatigue 😉
  2. I think its a really nice new Discovery for the rich-kids That was the plan right?
  3. Wow can't believe its been almost a year! :O Anyways some of you might think either me or this project has disappeared into outer Space! Luckily thats not the case, its just life that has got in the way :D I won't be spending this summer in the gravel pit abusing this thing, so I thought I might as well spend some time getting something done that I've wanted since i built it. And that is radiator in the back, so with some exhaust tubing and some universal radiator hoses I got there in the end: https://youtu.be/s-2ReDEb2QM Which now finally allowed me to fit the 80" front that I've been wanting all along! And here's a little walk-around video of the front to give you a better idea of how it looks from all the angles: https://youtu.be/tauctllrBgI I could've shoved it deeper in at the front, which would probably look better, but it would require me to completely molest the S1 panel and I didn't feel like that. This way only some slight trimming has been done so it can always be fitted to my 80" if needs be
  4. Wow great to see it in all its finished glory, great Work 👍
  5. This beast looks soo good! I wouldn't mind driving that everyday, even though its a coiler Top job Sir 👍
  6. One of the questions we've all asked so many times: How much weight exactly is there to be saved by going from steel to rope wire, well in my case with the following parts it was 9kgs: 13kgs for the wire and 4 for the rope, both with their respective types of fairlead
  7. Just so you know, I'm not jealous at all... With the pace your progressing at you'll be done before the Salt is off the roads! Looking really good
  8. Well today I got it all finished up, now the owner and his Son has the job of taking the cage off and painting it, and they should be ready for the upcoming season
  9. Thank you guys, I try my best and I appreciate your kind words 👍 Yeah that Cat actually is quite heavy, but the most annoying about it is its desire for the camera lense.. must've come from a Hollywood home 😂
  10. No problem mate, probably isn't the right word to use anyways, but it's how far my English reaches I'm afraid 😂
  11. Yeah thats the slug I was referring too that I needed to turn on the lathe. When the slug/insert is in there the bolt should only provide clamping force and fritcion should do the rest, besides load will be greatest if the car was to land on its roof and thats no weaker from it being cut, thats why its cut sort of like a 'Z' As I wrote in the OP this isn't supposed to live up to any rules, it just has to be better than what was there, and be as good as, or better than say a factory Hardtop. And this sure is. This is no Rally car or rockbouncer, and never will be Would like to do it on the roll bar on the Tub as well yes, but its neigh on impossible with the way its made. We did discuss making a completely new cage from scratch, but really it would be overkill for what he needs. And of course be a lot more expensive in labour. Its actually quite impressive how much abuse a Hardtop can take in a rollover, and in any case this might not be mounted much better than that, but it sure won't go flat as easy
  12. Not much done today, but did manage to make the first crossbar which was a right pain as it has to clear the seatbacks The owner wanted to fit his Hi-Lift to the cross bar so I made some tabs for it: And that was it for today
  13. Thanks, well you're welcome if you should ever find yourself with some spare time in our little country Thank you, as per order from the owner But really I sorta persuaded him as well because an internal cage have some advantages that we both like, mainly the ability change around on your roof setup and when the weather is nice, either lay down the windshield or remove it completely. Another reason is we often get close to trees, and while the external would protect against them, it also has a tendency to get hung up on them.
  14. So time for an update! After a quick meeting with the owner we agreed on a solution and I could get to manipulating some steel After a lot of trial and error and even more measuring this is what I got done Friday: So just managed to stuff the 48mm tube in between everything, so quite pleased with the result. Today I fitted another tube to the roof and took off the canvas frame and sticks to lay the windshield down so that I could finish up all the welds. After this I took it outside to get a look: Now I would've preferred less of a slope on the roof bars, but due to constraints from the canvas hood, the height of the windshield and because the main hoop is so tall I could do nothing about it. But looks better with the windshield up: Then I moved on to cutting the cage apart to make it removable, this meant taking off the floor plates to give me access to weld it up properly as well as making room for the cutting tools: This was all repeated at the other side as well afterwards, more of a hassle due to the pedals, but I got there in the end Now I just need to turn some slugs on the lathe which he can put in between the two halves upon reassembly once he has had the cage off for painting. And finally a couple of pictures showing how tight it is Next up is making a cross brace for the main hoop
  15. Today some tube finally arrived! Hope to get cracking tomorrow
  16. I wasn't quite done with the bumper yet, have seen too many Series loose the bumper simply from the winch pulling it off due to leverage from sitting too tall. And After seeing this I feared the same could happen here. So after a steel run I made these: And as you can see from the next picture the bumper just can't get any closer to the wings, but still there's quite a lot of wasted space between the winch and the grille.. But hey that's just how it is
  17. Sure, the front is just an ARB 10 spline unit with spacer ring for the Crown wheel and everything else is stock. It will snap a shaft on command, but once you learn to drive around it its pretty reliable unless you loose your mind, but if you're used to drive a Series you know everything about axle preservation right? And the rear is an RD128, again with spacer ring. And with my old trick of using a shortside 110" Salisbury halfshaft in one side, and a late 88" 10/24 halfshaft swapped around at the other side. This way there is only one weak spot, and that's the 10 splined end at one driveflange
  18. Thanks guys, well just to add the front portion really. Going to be two side hoops tied together with a cross bar at the windshield as opposed to the traditional front hoop that goes from one side to the other. This is mainly because the windshield frame is square in the corners on a Series so IMO it looks odd to have round corners on the cage, when seen from the front. Looks good on a Defender though as its already rounded at the windshield Basically this cage is just to save his ar$e in case of a rollover and to fend off the worst trees that might get in the way It wont have to live up to any rules, just common sense
  19. This is one of my good mates 88" and as it currently resides at my place I took liberty of starting a little thread about it on here Its a good old trusty offroad warrior with lockers front and rear (10 spline front, and 24 spline rear) PAS setup using P38 box. Last winter it got a heart transplant to a nice running 200Tdi out of a D1 so all in all a nice capable offroader But there's always things to change and stuff to make better so now its my turn to throw some tools and steel at it First job was to swap out the front bumper, the one that was on there was nicely made but sat waay too low so it was constantly dragging on the ground: Therefore he bought a used tubular one for a Defender and after drilling some new holes I was able to fit it up: A nice and relatively easy task to start with, next I'll be moving on to a more serious matter.. 6 pointing the 4 point roll cage and it all has to fit inside the cab and under the canvas, and of course take up as little room as possible at the same time If you guys have questions about some of the stuff on it, or want some pictures I'll be happy to help as long as its in my custody
  20. This is just turning out so amazing, my favorite 80" build on the web by far Hope to see it in person someday!
  21. Great stuff Jamie, that c304 is surprisingly light at the front end, especially considering it has 6cyl engine
  22. At the 50th anniversary at brecon beacon? I crawled under an 80" with that exact setup, and boy was the rear prop short 😁
  23. Wow what a turn of events! Even though I'm a petrol guy ti the bone, I can't deny what an epic engine the Cummins 6 is! Cool stuff
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