What parts/accessories do people want - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat


Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old October 1st, 2010, 08:56 PM
bjf's Avatar
bjf
Status: Online
barry f
94 ST #395
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: los angeles
Posts: 10,971
What parts/accessories do people want

So I am having the window screens made and possibly the SD rack feet depending on if there is interest. The guy making my stuff is really talented but not super cheap (get what you pay for). Anyway he is open to making anything so I am wondering what people are interested in. Making one offs is tough but if there is interest like the screens, making multiple items drives development and material cost down.

So what are people looking for?

Screens
SD feet

I was thinking rear seat mounting kits but I think someone is taking care of that.

Anything else?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old October 1st, 2010, 09:27 PM
MUDSUX's Avatar
MUDSUX
Status: Offline
Forrest
Like my Tatas?
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Orlando, Fl. US
Posts: 1,641
Registry
Rollbars to act as hoodsticks so I can put a soft top on my 110. Not sure if that is feasible/cost-effective. I know allwheeltrim.com makes a kit but they use hoodsticks so not so strong or protective. Just throwing it out there since you asked.
__________________
MUDSUX

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"It is the soldier, who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag that allows the protester to burn the flag"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old October 1st, 2010, 10:05 PM
bjf's Avatar
bjf
Status: Online
barry f
94 ST #395
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: los angeles
Posts: 10,971
I am thinking more of stuff that people can't get that can be remade.

Anything is possible but for what you want a cad drawing would need to be made.
__________________
Quote:
Are there shocks that I can addjust up and down like my friends LX460? That would be very cool!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old October 1st, 2010, 10:13 PM
rover4x4's Avatar
rover4x4
Status: Online
Phillip
1995 SW #487/500
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: The Old North State
Posts: 7,527
Registry
an easy switch for ancillarys bolted to the front of the engine and driveline removal.
__________________
Poor gas mileage gets you to the best places on earth
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old October 1st, 2010, 11:30 PM
bjf's Avatar
bjf
Status: Online
barry f
94 ST #395
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: los angeles
Posts: 10,971
I don't know what you mean
__________________
Quote:
Are there shocks that I can addjust up and down like my friends LX460? That would be very cool!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old October 2nd, 2010, 12:46 AM
bjf's Avatar
bjf
Status: Online
barry f
94 ST #395
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: los angeles
Posts: 10,971
Yeah I guess I should specify anything that can be remade in metal. I was actually thinking the tailgate clips for the rear window.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old October 4th, 2010, 12:46 PM
61rover's Avatar
61rover
Status: Offline
John Crouse
'93 NAS D110 (#8) / '61 Series II
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 1,116
Registry
I've been thinking about having the D110 fuel overflow tank remade. They're in a rust prone spot and they're crazy expensive.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old October 4th, 2010, 12:50 PM
Crash303's Avatar
Crash303
Status: Offline
Josh Harris
97/ D90 ST #1190
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Jamul, CA, USA
Posts: 180
Third brake light bar for ST's. I was thinking of starting to make them, but haven't got a tube bender yet.
__________________
When the F*%# did we get Ice cream!!!

"They are, in factory original condition, noisy, they leak water in from the top and oil out from underneath, you can never demist the windows in winter, they handle like scaffolding towers, and use more fuel than Beijing." Richard Hammond
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old October 4th, 2010, 12:52 PM
bjf's Avatar
bjf
Status: Online
barry f
94 ST #395
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: los angeles
Posts: 10,971
Yeah I know the guy can make the brake lights. Just need a perfect one to model it from
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old October 4th, 2010, 12:58 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
Tailgate clips and the third light bar on NAS STs.

Pretty much everything else is available (ie SD feet from ECR).
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old October 4th, 2010, 02:43 PM
bjf's Avatar
bjf
Status: Online
barry f
94 ST #395
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: los angeles
Posts: 10,971
Yeah I was told the SD feet weren't available. Otherwise that would seem pointless of course.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old October 4th, 2010, 03:30 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
Mike is remaking them. Not cheap and the first batch had an issue (see for sale post this is not secret info), but they are "available."

Tailgate clips would be awesome to start. The plastic ones suck.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old October 4th, 2010, 05:29 PM
Wolf Fabrication's Avatar
Wolf Fabrication
Status: Offline
Sterling Archer
'08 D3
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Oahu, HI
Posts: 7,453
Registry
I have the capacity to make third brake light bars, but there was very little interest, just 5 iirc.
__________________
"The most unreliable car in the world is the most reliable car in the world." -Jeremy Clarkson refering to the Range Rover


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Semper Fi!
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old October 4th, 2010, 05:36 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
The problem was for wolf to make them they would have been like $300 because of the issues in getting the bent flat pieces right.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old October 4th, 2010, 05:38 PM
bjf's Avatar
bjf
Status: Online
barry f
94 ST #395
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: los angeles
Posts: 10,971
Yeah I thought those feet he was selling were for a test batch for actual racks. The feet are super pricey for sure.

Yeah the third brake light seemed to be a good idea but you would have to make a ton to have it be worth while. I will see about the tailgate clips.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old October 4th, 2010, 05:42 PM
ini88's Avatar
ini88
Status: Offline
Daniel Marcello
Alloy+Grit Creative Director
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,816
Aux tanks that fit under the driver and pass side. Make the bottoms of the tanks super thick, and make the angle from the sill/slider down to the frame.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	ta45_long_ranger_fuel_tank_front_mount.jpg
Views:	109
Size:	29.6 KB
ID:	31858  
__________________
1955 Series I
1975 FC101 Vampire
1994 Defender 90 #916
1967 Lancia Fulvia
1974 Alfa Romeo GTV
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old October 4th, 2010, 05:50 PM
evilfij's Avatar
evilfij
Status: Offline
evilfij
I have never seen a rover in person
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: on the internet
Posts: 14,688
Quote:
Originally Posted by ini88 View Post
Aux tanks that fit under the driver and pass side. Make the bottoms of the tanks super thick, and make the angle from the sill/slider down to the frame.
People sell them already. You can fit a euro tank to the passenger side and skid plates are readily available for it.
__________________
*not legal advice*
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old October 4th, 2010, 06:08 PM
ini88's Avatar
ini88
Status: Offline
Daniel Marcello
Alloy+Grit Creative Director
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Queens, NY
Posts: 2,816
Quote:
Originally Posted by evilfij View Post
People sell them already. You can fit a euro tank to the passenger side and skid plates are readily available for it.
yeah but its still too small
__________________
1955 Series I
1975 FC101 Vampire
1994 Defender 90 #916
1967 Lancia Fulvia
1974 Alfa Romeo GTV
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old October 7th, 2010, 12:20 AM
jumpcutter's Avatar
jumpcutter
Status: Offline
Chris
94 D90 #0252
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Coconut Grove, FL / Caroga Lake, NY
Posts: 134
Registry
Rear speaker panels for ST made from something more durable.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old October 7th, 2010, 08:57 AM
Uncle Douglas's Avatar
Uncle Douglas
Status: Offline
Doug Crowther
A defender in every driveway-motto
D-90 Source Vendor
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Gods Country- Central Virginia
Posts: 11,845
Registry
Bigger project but looks simple enough.The rare 7 gallon aux fuel tank for 110's. Increases fuel capacity from 20 to 27 gallons & makes a big difference in range and the weight is down low as opposed to where the fuel would be in jerry cans.
There was recently a new one on ebay-proverbial hens tooth. That Saudi truck I had has one- might be able to take measurements from that one.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/LAND-...Q5fAccessories

it looks simple enough with the only bend being the side facing the tire. In talking with the fellow I sold that truck to last weekend he said that the gauge reads full until the aux tank empties (ie first) and then the gauge reads acurately on the main tank. No switches etc to wire or plumb in-gravity feed. The aux tank uses the same filler and once installed requires no operator interaction unlike many 2nd tank applications.
__________________
Good judgement comes from experience,experience comes from bad judgement.

Dividing Creek Imports
Worldwide Vehicle Shipment and Importation Service
Restoration & Modification work


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

410.693.1391


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Tags
ac, part, parts

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
? for Houston area people dave_lucas Misc. Chit-Chat 5 November 29th, 2005 08:06 PM
Hey Pleasanton CA people chrisvonc Trips, Trails and Events 0 October 18th, 2005 12:36 AM
Great people @land rover west chester Campbell Misc. Chit-Chat 1 April 3rd, 2005 01:23 PM
People who hate the H2 jgoodyear Misc. Chit-Chat 26 December 14th, 2004 02:00 AM
? for you cold weather people javelinadave Defender Technical Discussions 8 November 24th, 2004 12:34 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 PM.


Copyright