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The supply at Devon4x4 is also from Britpart. However they are manufactured by Richards although that is a recent change.

i asked them to confirm their advertised price for Marsland and they changed the price and the supplier but confirmed they buy through Britpart.

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Does this mean Britpart are selling a quality product, or are the chassis standards about to drop?

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I suspect Britpart will be reselling, same as they are now doing for Adwest.

Suppose it comes down to a it being lot of hassle for the manufacturers to be dealing with sales as well when the demand is sufficient to just let a third party handle all of that for you.

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On 18/09/2017 at 4:04 PM, easytiger said:

They use 2.5m steel for the legs same as Richards and 4mm for rear x member, bolt in gear box x member as standard.

They don't remove any excess galv from bolt holes but the chassis they had on display didn't look bad TBH. Guess I'll see when it arrives in 3 weeks! I'll be sure to put up a rebuild thread and let you all know what it is like.

How did you get on with your Shielder chassis?

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Great to hear but where's the promised build thread? :)

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Yes please - love to see some pics.

How happy were you with the chassis ?

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4 hours ago, Arjan said:

Yes please - love to see some 

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Yes any update on this would be good as am looking at chassis for mine at the moment

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On 3/24/2018 at 11:48 AM, Jon W said:

Yes any update on this would be good as am looking at chassis for mine at the moment

 

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Is it a bit ominous he hasn't come back with an opinion on the chassis? I'm in N Ireland and considering the same, would love to know if viable option.

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Posted (edited)

I know a guy has done lots of rebuilds using current Shielder chassis and swears by them. There was a few issues with earlier ones which I've been led to believe has now been rectified and according to this guy a Sheilder is now as good as it gets. Likewise I'd be interested in hearing bobtail4x4's verdict.

Edited by gerrymc123

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Interesting times. My rebuild is just finished! Jut sorting the receipts of this saga and I just filed the Marsland Receipt - 110 Galvanised chassis (TDI but with TD5 rear x-member) in Jan 2016 was 1525 ex VAT. I am very glad I got mine then! And Yes I will get something up on the rebuild pages - only just got her on the road 3 days ago!

Interestingly the chap who did the main rebuild has another customer and he's struggling to get a Marsland - I suspect the reason for this is that Marsland bought direct from GKN the OEM chassis. However I suspect most of you know that GKN are in trouble (big trouble I fear) so I suspect we are witnessing the last of the line of GKN making LR chassis. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43584083

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