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It appears to have shrunk in the wash in the last photo Mike! :P 

Looks great! Really miss the mannington site, even though I've never actually driven there! :( 

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You need the side-by-side comparison...

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If they swapped wheels & tyres they'd be colour co-ordinated :ph34r:

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Very, very nice !!

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1 hour ago, FridgeFreezer said:

You need the side-by-side comparison...

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If they swapped wheels & tyres they'd be colour co-ordinated :ph34r:

I'm NOT changing my wheels (tyres yes but not wheels) I like them. :SVAgoaway:

Mike

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Today I've got the snorkel fitted. It's a defender mantec item so required so alterations. To cope with the different angle of the A pillar I've made a plastic block to angle the tube out by about 20°. As for where it enters the wing this required a 25mm spacer. I've made up a fibreglass spacer/inside tube arrangement but this needs cutting down as it's fouling the wing frame at the moment.

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Start of hole in the wing (sorry my phone has decided not to focus any more).

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It's not connected inside yet as I need to order some hose but I'm happy with the look.

Mike

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Looking good - well done !

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There is a bit of a gap behind the lower section between the spacer and flexi section. It does look a little odd from some angles but I'll live with that.

Inside is going to be very tight getting up between the wing and bulkhead then over the top of the heater. I feel some silicone 90° bends coming on.

Mike

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11 hours ago, miketomcat said:

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Start of hole in the wing (sorry my phone has decided not to focus any more).

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If it's a galaxy try shaking it when it's not focussing, I know it sounds silly but it works.

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For anyone that's interested I plan to be at Newbury for around 9am. If you want to have a nose poke and chat before the buyer gates open I'll be somewhere in the main car park (shouldn't be to hard to find me though).

Mike

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A bit of CAD this morning I need to make two of these but mirrored folds out of Ali.

 

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Anyone want to guess what?

Mike

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54 minutes ago, daveturnbull said:

Wheel arch to mudflap extension bracket wotsits.

You need to get out more. Spot on :rofl:. Although there'll be no mud flaps here.

There is a gap between the foot well and A panel. Therefore all the carp off the tyre gets fired straight up there and dumped on the heater and master fuse box.

Mike

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4 minutes ago, miketomcat said:

You need to get out more.

I do. Out of the house and into the workshop. :im-ok-smiley-emoticon:

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Cut out folded and fitted.

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One each side and hopefully this will reduce the amount of carp that ends up in the engine bay.

Mike

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MOT passed today although I did have to do two track rod ends and the A frame bushes beforehand.

I'm trying to decide whether to put the spare wheel on the back door. It's currently inside which takes up a lot of room. Another option was some sort of draw for it where it drops out of the bottom.

The other project is some sort of roof bars but I want them low profile. I did toy with some D3/4 rails but I need 2.2m

Mike

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Put the spare on the bonnet, you know it makes sense! :ph34r:

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ref the roof bars - I like the ali tracking that TSD has on the roof of his, I've got the same in the back of the 109 and might have a length of it kicking around... ;)

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I would like to do some sort of roll cage based affair similar to your 109 but alas that's beyond my means at the moment. I have been looking at rexroth and cargo track but just can't fix a definite idea in my mind. I guess I haven't quite seen what I want yet. Maybe I just need to get some tube bent.

Mike

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I made some cage mounted quick release ones from a set of van roof bars and some truss clamps.

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It's the roof part that I'm struggling with the bars are no problem. I guess it's down to time, cost and look. What I really want is similar to this.

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But mounted to the roof (there's structure to bolt to) not the gutter.

Mike

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Finally got round to replacing the hose clips with dislocation cones it seem foers rear spring seats can take both 6 and 7 inch springs which means the disco/90 cones TSD gave me fit straight in.

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I'll test them tomorrow.

On another note looks like if I want the spare wheel on the back I'll need a swing away as it would sit over the door handle to allow the door to open to 90°.I guess it's staying inside for now. When I drop to 33's I may revisit this as I could stand a 33 up on the wheel arch inside or I might go the draw route.....decisions.

Mike

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Today's trials.

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That's the spring nearly 2" out of the seat with the wheels still on the ground. It went back in no problem as well. Not bad for stock springs and arms, just +2" shocks. I actually had a good play today and I'm happy with the way it performs.

Mike

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looks awesome Mike!
Good to see it all working out!

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Thank you. I love it and it meets all my needs. Really pleased.

Mike

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