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Old March 10th, 2006, 04:51 PM
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So what's on the list of projects for this year?

It's switching over from cold to warm here in NY, and it's time to start thinking about what I'm going to do on the Defender this year. What about you guys? Any planned projects for you guys?

Here's what's on my plate:

Important Stuff:
- New tie rod ends and joints for the steering.
- rear brake pads
- Couple new hoses
- new temp switch for the fans
- seat belt for the rear jumpseat

Want to get done soon:
-Rebuild my crumbling dash
-more new gauges
-new vent handles
-new vent seals
-clean up the wiring for my reverse/spotlights
-Some needed maintenance on the winch
-tires, all 5
-re-cover the driver seat bottom

My oil line fix

My 100k stopped odometer fix

Brace for impact, I'm in a "modifying mood". Massive thread count inbound.
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Old March 10th, 2006, 06:28 PM
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1969 Series IIA 88" ST
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The series is getting new engine dropping a V8 in changing to rangerover axels to get disc brakes parabolic springs refurbed bulkhead and a cat of paint. The disco is either going back to stock and being sold or getting heavy duty springs and shocks and a fuel pump tweak

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Old March 10th, 2006, 06:59 PM
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Jack Walter
1966 109 SW Diesel
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I plan to install a bunch of stuff I've been stockpiling -

I just finished building a snorkel and rear receiver type trailer hitch.

I just received my new GPS in the mail today - Lowrance Baja 480c - color 5" screen! need to install it soon!

I've got a Tru-trac rear diff and Great Basin axles and Rovertym trailing arms and steering links that are waiting to go in.

I've got the onboard air compressorI bought from Rover Solutions and the Range Rover air tank from Ebay that need to be plumbed up and mounted.

I'm building an onboard hot water shower setup using a flat plate heat exchanger that I won on Ebay - need to get a 12v water pump and some quick disconnect fittings to mount in the bumper.

I'll be installing a dual battery setup with Hellroaring isolator.

And when I sell the Range Rover Hunter I'm ordering a Hannibal roof rack.

I'm heading up Sunday to Charlotte to pick up a vintage 1967 tent camper I bought on Ebay - it's light enough to tow with a motorcycle and will hold all of my camping stuff. I'll need to repaint it Conniston Green to match the D-90.

That's a start - I'm sure I'll think of some other stuff......
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Old March 11th, 2006, 06:01 PM
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Fuel pump and maintenance. The rest of my Rover budget I hope to use for travel.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 08:30 AM
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94 D90 AA Yellow
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well i spent yesterday puting in new oil seal in the C/V housing which have been leaking for over a year
3rd low and BOOT IT
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Old March 12th, 2006, 08:55 AM
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maintenance and some armor
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
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Old March 12th, 2006, 09:12 AM
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'97 D90 SW Arles
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Address my drivetrain (leaky TC and funky ZF)
Go for new cooling and intercooler setup
Rewire for GPS setup
Install tie downs in cargo space and maybe reconfigure
Roof rack flooring
Anti rock on rear axle
Replace vent seals
Replace wiper washer motors
Replace tires
Poweder coat cage and roofrack

Maybe get around to replacing and rewiring the stereo but doubt it.

Wow, more to do than I thought.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 11:39 AM
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Maybe some lights
A/C Kit for the TDI
New Rear Speakers

Propane Injection Yeah, I wish

Interested in the Anti Rock but still don't understand the concept..
Legend in My Own Mind.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 01:12 PM
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Fixing some weak areas. It involves this: Should hold up now!
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2009 King of the Hammers

BUCK Wild Racing
Driver: Me
Co-driver: Pat Quirk
Team 911

Rover Tracks
DJ Safety
West Coast Rovers
Reel Driveline

Made it further than half of the other guys, but the Hammers won.
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Old March 12th, 2006, 01:19 PM
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1997 Defender 90 SW
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In progress:
Recovering front seats
New OEM carpet in front
New exterior lights all around. Damn seals
New vent seals to SIII style

Before the weather breaks:
New diff guards front and rear
Re-wayoyl the frame
Re-powder coat the cage - inside and out.
Looks like a full detail on the paint. Five years of scatches need to be buffed out.

OME springs and shocks and shocks
33" MT
New Winch bumper and winch.
Still deciding if I should sell truck or not. I really don't need it anymore since moving to the city...

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Old March 12th, 2006, 11:11 PM
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1994 Defender 90
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Those Series III vent seal replacements are one of the best minor mods to make. It really does cure the leak almost entirely. I hesitate to say completely, but it is close enough.
"Uhh...I think they all leak like that."
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Old March 13th, 2006, 10:30 AM
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Yousef Hamzeh
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I'm building a hybrid.
3.9, ZF, twin stick LT-230, RRC frame (bobbed), SIIa body (comp cut), 4 wheel steer, toy conversion, full internal cage, y-link 4-link front suspension, 37" tires for now but plan on 39.5" Iroks, beadlocks, and so on.

Frame is ready, heading to NM next week to pick up my engine, working on my axles at Keithís garage. By the end of April I should have rolling chassis with complete drive train, 37ís and beadlocks. After that the hunt begins for the donor veh.
Oh yeah, did I mention I'm building this on my own with a budget of 10K +/- off course
World traveler
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Old March 13th, 2006, 11:23 AM
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I have the Series project truck for this year to start. Still need to pull it from the weeds and then pretty much a stock restore with the exception of adding a soft top to it.
Chris von C

Please email one of the current MODs if you need assistance.

Originally Posted by Lriwater: As you know, most wives don't like Series trucks due to the ride and lack of creature comforts. Girlfriends seem to like those, but some sort of magic happens during the wedding ceremony.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 12:08 PM
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I'll be starting on my list/plan on building the 110 Double Cab I'm replacing the 90 with...
...which really means working on my house so I can talk the wife into a 2 car garage...
...which really means, "Come on baby, nobody will mind if I work on a frame in the back yard."
"Pump one is on for the black Jeep"
"It's not a Jeep"
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Old March 13th, 2006, 03:00 PM
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- fix my starters (both of them)
- solve my fuel economy issue
- stop (slow down) the water leaks
- better sound proofing (it's a diesel)
- address the rust that's starting to appear
- fix issues as they arise
- drive, drive, drive

If all that goes well, I'll start thinking about a dog guard, rear storage and rear windows.
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Old March 13th, 2006, 05:52 PM
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A couple of seals here and there
Wire in the winch
Build Tire-Carrier Platform for my antennas, and reverse lights.

Work on my BIG wheeling rig,
and finish my new bike......
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I got your JEEP thing, now it hurts when I pee!!
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