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Sorry if I've missed it, but is the back staying window free like a utility wagon?

Love your metal skills Mike. It's looking great.

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Sorry if I've missed it, but is the back staying window free like a utility wagon?

Love your metal skills Mike. It's looking great.

At the moment I'm not going to put a rear window in as it makes life easier with iva but I'm able to put one in at a later date if I wish. But to be honest I haven't decided one way or the other yet.

Mike

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I'm guessing you don't want side windows, but if you do then I have a brand new pair of Foers one piece side windows that were custom made for my 240 before the plans changed. They might be just the right size...

The only problem is they are *somewhere* in the black hole which is my shed. Bring your caving gear :rofl:

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Is that next to the hybrid or under the pile of very useful stuff in the corner/back/sides/front of your shed cheers I will bear that in mind.

Mike

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never seen an LWB ibex before looks extremely nice,

i want one so much. i think it looks ace without rear side windows i think it just wants one on the safari door..

what is it with everyone making extremely nice large Ali fabrications recently? i wish i had the access and money to fab with Ali.

p.s.

same first and sir name. nice one ;)

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i wish i had the access and money to fab with Ali.

I'd suggest Mike posts up a photo of his spacious luxury workshop / gin palace to give you a better appreciation.

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He probably got all the ali channels from his local B&Q. Good skills though.

Daan

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He probably got all the ali channels from his local B&Q. Good skills though.

Daan

Only the unequal angle used for the gutter came from B&Q most my metal comes from metal supermarket.

As for money I have very little this truck is being built on a shoe string my total cost is planned to be half the average build cost.

The "workshop" is a 6m x 5m prefab garage with the ibex and a crashed mini Marcos (currently under a bench to free up some space) in there so there's not much in the way of space. I am just a normal(ish) bloke who builds boats for a living.

But thank you all for your kind comments it certainly helps keep the momentum.

Mike

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But thank you all for your kind comments it certainly helps keep the momentum.

What about unkind ones? Can I still do those? :P

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I wouldn't expect anything else I have no problem with criticism but you better have an alternative idea smartie pants.

Mike

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Ok so now everything tastes like paint and I had an air fed hood on oh well inside and underside all painted now I can start bolting stuff in.

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It's actually just some cheap truck chassis paint the exterior colour is yet to be confirmed but I must admit I do like it and I've got a fair bit left.

Mike

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In that bottom picture Mike, is that a center winch tray? And if so, how are you planning the cable spool out to the back or do I have to sit back quietly and just keep watching?

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The winch system is foers patent vector winch system. In short the line goes to the rear cross member round a snatch block to a chassis mounted block then into a tube which ends at the front cross member. This allows you to double line out the back and single line out the front with one winch.

Mike

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Got my new dashboard made so thought I'd hang it in place to see what it looks like. This is the same dash I made for 45 four year's ago so I'm happy it works. Also managed to get the rear axle out of the 110 now need to check it over, disc convert it and paint it.

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Mike

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Mike

Looks good if a little short.

Will pop in over the next two weeks and inspect it fully!

And WTF "normal(ish)" ??? Dont you mean not normal at all?

TJ

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I think I may of found a pair of standard props that will work so if anyone has a def tdci front prop, a def 90 td5 rear prop(should be the same length as tdci so is a back up) or a post 02 110 td5 rear prop they can measure open and closed that would be great.

On a progress note I've made some progress over xmas all the pedals are in along with the steering column. The A frame has new bushes and ball joint so rear axle just needs disc conversion and paint it's already bolted up under the ibex as I don't have enough room to paint it any where else. The heater is all in bits getting a bit of love and I've hung the loom through the bulkhead to start working out where all the wires go.

mike

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Mike

Ross will be here tomorrow with his 05 110 td5 if that helps for prop lengths.

TJ

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Hi Mike,

Just bear in mind Land Rovers have an "Imperial" based chassis length, John went metric with the Ibex. I learnt this to minor expense and significant frustration :angry2: when I bought, refurbished and had rebalanced a stock Disco rear shaft only to find it wouldn't fit by some 40mm - Disco wheelbase - 100" = 2541mm - Ibex 250 = 2500mm

Still it only cost £60 to get the prop modified - If you want details let me know I would recommend them if you don't have a local specialist.

Rob

PS good to see you making progress - like what you've done with the rear body.

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All my prop fun has been based on measurements on the ibex so hopefully I've got it right. I'll be using puma front and post 02 110 td5 rear I may need to make a spacer up but won't know till it's all in place.

Mike

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