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I don't have time to do a full write-up but as Les requested some piccies I thought I'd post them up:

Remove front x-member and cut some mount shapes, puddle-welded to the chassis.

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Tubes welded through the chassis, mount capped off to look nice:

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A bit more tarting with the soft-pad:

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Box bolted on:

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A bit of clearancing under the chassis (could probably be avoided with better planning / different drop-arm :rtfm: )

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X-Member cut from 50x100 box and toob let in for winch drive:

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X-Member installed and winch tray attached, as is rad support rail above it. Depending on your vehicle you may not want either of those.

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Defender column bolted on - you'll need to fab up a little bracket to mount it in place of the Series steering box but nothing difficult. Because I used DII box I had to use a DII UJ on one end and a Defender UJ and shaft, went together OK though with only a tiny fettle due to the length of the shaft (the box is ~5mm closer to the steering column than on a Defender, in my book that's not a bad guess :D )

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Scabby RR wheel attached to Defender column attached to Series bulkhead:

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Top-down view of the arrangement, obviously not everyone will have a V8 beautifying their engine bay, wiring is WIP at the moment so shush your sarky comments :P

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Oh yes, and before the experts say it obviously you'll need to SVA it as some sort of passenger-carrying shrub, send your first born to the DVLA, re-take your driving test with a patch over one eye, put it on bolivian number plates, only drive it on days when the digits of the date add up to a prime number and get it insured for third party fire, theft, plague, famine, flood, earthquake and cramp in the knees. :ph34r:

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"Oh yes, and before the experts say it obviously you'll need to SVA it as some sort of passenger-carrying shrub, send your first born to the DVLA, re-take your driving test with a patch over one eye, put it on bolivian number plates, only drive it on days when the digits of the date add up to a prime number and get it insured for third party fire, theft, plague, famine, flood, earthquake and cramp in the knees."

LMAO!!!

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Mmmm - power steering porn first thing in the morning :D

I have bought the entire PAS system from a 110 V8. Have been thinking a bit about the location of the box with regards to the height of it. Perhaps I could fit it lower down?

How thick are those plates? Look about 3mil to me, same as original.

That's some very pretty fab work Fridge, needs a bit more polishing though :)

Les

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The plates are no thicker than 3mm but I couldn't tell you what they are, 2-ish. My name's not Barker :ph34r: and with Jez on a weight saving mission every time I picked up anything thicker than 3mm I would get "what are you making with that?" :lol:

No harm in fitting it a bit lower down, the DII one is taller in the mount (and I think the arm is flatter in profile too) but to answer Tonks question it is no bigger than any other LR box as far as I can tell, the difference is a stronger sector shaft with no undercut in it.

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