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Old January 29th, 2014, 07:42 PM
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Nice-- wheels too. Wolfs IMHO would look out of place for the refinement of build. I run steelies, more my style, but for this, great job.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 09:20 PM
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They're too "Jeepy" for my taste. Dakar Wheels would have been nicer in my opinion but to each his own. As long as the owner likes em.
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Nice-- wheels too. Wolfs IMHO would look out of place for the refinement of build. I run steelies, more my style, but for this, great job.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 12:10 AM
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Love these clean builds, sans the common wheel and ad gripe. One thing though, I don't think you would have anything to worry about by sharing any of the mechanical details. In fact, I think that (and your disinfectant clean ads) says something about the clients you cater to. Im not being negative by it as I know and am related to folks like this, but many don't care whats under the hood or truly appreciate the build/craftsmanship. As long as it is different, fast, and draws peoples attention, they're all for it. The Source crowd here is different, most want to dig more than skin deep and are true enthusiasts. They share their Rover knowledge, even those who's livelihood depends on it, and are quick to lend a hand. And for the most part, you could spill the beans and most here would not have the time or resources to duplicate these one off builds and pieces that go into it. And the few that can already do but cater to a much different clientele...
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Old January 30th, 2014, 08:08 AM
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It's neat, proportions are ok and the paint job is interesting.
I like it.
Was the Terrafirma Dakar wheel an option ?

Just saw that Carl made the same suggestion, great minds think alike :-)
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Old January 30th, 2014, 08:14 AM
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The Terrafirma Dakars are copies of Italian Blindo wheels.

http://www.silverlinewheels-tyres.co...lindoWheel.pdf
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Old January 30th, 2014, 08:51 AM
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It's neat, proportions are ok and the paint job is interesting.
I like it.
Was the Terrafirma Dakar wheel an option ?

Just saw that Carl made the same suggestion, great minds think alike :-)
Out of curiosity I rendered Dakars in the image. I think it looks good with the Dakar. I had to change tires as well to match , but it makes the new style front end and JW speaker headlamps look out of place.


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Old January 30th, 2014, 09:29 AM
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Only the old winch line and fairlead look out of place to me. The wheels look pretty good on there, and I'm a fan of the JW speaker headlamps.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 09:29 AM
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Out of curiosity I rendered Dakars in the image. I think it looks good with the Dakar. I had to change tires as well to match , but it makes the new style front end and JW speaker headlamps look out of place.


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Old January 30th, 2014, 02:20 PM
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Only the old winch line and fairlead look out of place to me. The wheels look pretty good on there, and I'm a fan of the JW speaker headlamps.
Hawse fairlead and a synthetic line would fix that.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 02:23 PM
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Hawse fairlead and a synthetic line would fix that.
Yes but customer picks
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Old January 30th, 2014, 02:36 PM
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Yes but customer picks
Should have talked him out of a wire rope. I don't know anyone that would pick wire over rope when winching except someone that just didn't know better.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 02:37 PM
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Yes but customer picks

Do you work for Himalaya now?

Is the rack removable? It looks like the cross bar is welded to the cage. Is one cross bar enough with long a basket?

Whats the cage under the soft top?
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Should have talked him out of a wire rope. I don't know anyone that would pick wire over rope when winching except someone that just didn't know better.
Let's paint a picture. A 60 year old woman sees the surgeon about breast augmentation he doesn't ask about her nursing needs. That rope will likely never be unspoiled either

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Do you work for Himalaya now?

Is the rack removable? It looks like the cross bar is welded to the cage. Is one cross bar enough with long a basket?

Whats the cage under the soft top?
You're smart enough to answer that.
No welded 600lbs on it and no flex. Its solid.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 03:44 PM
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I had to change tires as well to match , but it makes the new style front end and JW speaker headlamps look out of place. Thanks
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