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In mid November I bought the truck cab

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First move was to fit larger tyres, BFG MT's 255/85 16's and fit a Storage Systems secure cubby box

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Next up was to turn it into a hardtop

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This was faily easy, just took some time. Sourcing the TD5 roof with built in ribs, sides and door took the longest. I gave up on trying to find a decent 2nd door without rust and so ordered an 'old style' new one with heated rear screen.

I painted sides,door hinges and door at home - having a go at spraying with a compressor for the first time! :):rolleyes::rolleyes: Thanks John, headhunter, for loaning the compressor. This worked well until it came for me to put the lacquer on. A screw on the spray gun fell out and although I put it back in I could never get the spray consistency right to get a good finish. I had to give up as this was the weekend before Christmas and I found out that I had to go to the US on Tuesday morning which left me just the Monday to fit it all together. Here's the rear..

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Putting it on was straightforward. Only problem was that I forgot to buy the special bolts for the large holes so I bought some suitably large bolts instead!! ;) Otherwise it was just a matter of lining everything up and then sealing front windscreen section and various gaps - still need to do rear door gaps! :rolleyes:

I then put in full headlining from LaSalle, that includes speaker and stereo mouldings in the GRP headlining..

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As you can see here, I also put some seats in too all with seat belts. Here some pics of interior and CB..

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I wired the cb with an external lead to feed it into the stereo. I find those CB speakers are useless, so I bought a stereo with an Aux-in so that I can feed either CB or Ipod into my stereo speakers.

The Stereo is a JVC unit that cost about 100 quid.

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I was also busy yesterday adding first part of suspension mods, you can see this on a another post to save on number of pics..

Cheers

Steve

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Hi Steve,

looks really good mate, hope your suspension performs as well as you hope this weekend.

Really impressed with your headlining. Could you PM me with what you paid for the front and rear sections?

Oh, and where did you get the seats with integral belts? What have you mounted them to?

Cheers,

Ross

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I like the roof lining. Mine is in a shocking state at the moment, I started

bashing it into things and generally putting as many dents as possible into any surface on the whole vehicle that can be got at by mother nature. I now regret it and wish I had a blue Renault Megane.

Les. :D

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Really impressed with your headlining. Could you PM me with what you paid for the front and rear sections?

Oh, and where did you get the seats with integral belts? What have you mounted them to?

Cheers,

Ross

Headlining was 220 pounds, LR one is about 300. It's less if you don't go for stereo and speaker mouldings, about 40 less i think. Generally it is good, front drilled holes are miles out as you may see in pic by sunblinds. I had to put extra holes to secure it on front at the sides as it was too narrow. Alsoif yougo for stereo moulding you can't fit sunblinds without cutting. I managed to fit mine without cutting by swapping them around. They still miss rearview mirror.

Seats were from Craddock, 70 pounds the pair. Seat belts from MM4x4 76 inc VAT & Del for four. I fitted them to seats. Bolted seats to floor and back and independent fitting for seat belt receivers.

Cheers

Steve

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Meooooooow, spit, scratch!

Les. :D

If there's two ways of saying something and one way annoys you then tough! You don't SERIOUSLY think I'm going to lark about trying to keep you happy do you? I have a truck that weighs almost as much as a Sherman tank, so I have plenty problems of my own, now go get a life!

Les,

Sorry Brothe, :P I have my solicitors working as I type for breach of copyright :D

Headlining was 220 pounds, LR one is about 300

such good value, I'll have to get me one of them .....Pig-01.gif

:lol:

Nige

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Les,

Sorry Brothe, :P I have my solicitors working as I type for breach of copyright :D

such good value, I'll have to get me one of them .....Pig-01.gif

:lol:

Nige

It would be no good for you Nige anyway as you've got all that scaffold pole going in and out of yours! ;);)

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