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Old February 10th, 2013, 08:04 PM
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CAD drawing of the aluminum bed floor. Allows clearance for the Disco seats and the soft top cage bar.
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Old February 10th, 2013, 08:46 PM
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test fit dash pieces. Im using ABS & stainless steel
I sell Irwin Tools and love the fact that you have all those Quick Grips! This pic should be a pic in an advertisement!
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Old February 11th, 2013, 07:22 PM
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Have you thought about drilling the spot welds and pulling the 2A door check tubes?
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Jeff, good suggestion. Ill drill them off and use the defender oem part. I am using 4 NAS 110 doors so it will look right.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 02:55 PM
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I made a new truck bed floor using 1/4 aluminum in order to support the Disco seats. This is just a test fit. I need to clean up the cuts and rivet everything together.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:00 PM
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I bought a LHD bulkhead with complete dash/ Heater and AC from the UK. I will be abandoning my Defender bulkhead with Series dash and replacing it with the Defender 2001 bulkhead.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:07 PM
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This build is absolutely astounding. The fact that you are doing custom sheet metal work is fantastic - stuff I could only dream of doing.

Out of curiosity, do you know if anyone makes an SIIa-style dash binnacle that will bolt onto Defender bulkheads?
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Has that bulkhead been bedlined or something? Also, reserve a space for my truck eventually.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:15 PM
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Excellent on finding an LHD bulkhead.

Ed, I have seen people drill out the spot welds and fit the SII SIIa dash to a defender bulkhead.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:19 PM
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Has that bulkhead been bedlined or something? Also, reserve a space for my truck eventually.

The current bulkhead has some kind of sprayed on undercoating. The good thing is the bulkhead on the truck now is actually galvanized. I will be selling it eventually with the series dash and all the stuff I custom made for it.

I did not expect to find a LHD bulkhead with ALL the parts.
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Ed, I have seen people drill out the spot welds and fit the SII SIIa dash to a defender bulkhead.
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 03:50 PM
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GREAT JOB
dont forget to add an Alpine bar to tie the T Post together.
ECR uses the same diamater tube as the cage and ties it into the horizontal bar and T Post.

I assume you will be adding a top...
all wheel trim in the UK can make up a gutter kit for the top make sure you say a 4 door as they will assume 2 door
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 05:02 PM
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GREAT JOB
dont forget to add an Alpine bar to tie the T Post together.
ECR uses the same diamater tube as the cage and ties it into the horizontal bar and T Post.

I assume you will be adding a top...
all wheel trim in the UK can make up a gutter kit for the top make sure you say a 4 door as they will assume 2 door
Yea, I will have to do that. I have photos of what ECR does to tie the T Posts.
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We fabricated brackets to support the Disco seat hinges. The hinges require additional support since it flips up and will put a lot of strain on a stock Defender floor.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 08:59 PM
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Fred. More updates needed.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 07:52 AM
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Fred. More updates needed.

4 months later my LHD bulkhead is here. Then its off to the painter. The parts came from the UK and was transported in one of Davids container from Urban Land Cruisers.

David was great to deal with.
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I think I remember this truck, it looks like Dave Risk's old 110 from Nova Scotia. Not many 110's with Toyota 3Bs, Alloy rad, Galvy series bulkhead, Hydroboost, LT77 and DC driveshafts out there.

http://www.maritimerovers.org/smf/index.php?topic=2610

Too bad he took the pictures down. I thought about buying it way back then. Looks like a great truck and project, have fun with it.
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Old June 11th, 2013, 08:25 AM
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I think I remember this truck, it looks like Dave Risk's old 110 from Nova Scotia. Not many 110's with Toyota 3Bs, Alloy rad, Galvy series bulkhead, Hydroboost, LT77 and DC driveshafts out there.

http://www.maritimerovers.org/smf/index.php?topic=2610

Too bad he took the pictures down. I thought about buying it way back then. Looks like a great truck and project, have fun with it.

Yes, thats the same truck. I imported it last year from BC.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 07:23 PM
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New dash

The wiring is done and the dash is coming together.
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We fabricated brackets to support the Disco seat hinges. The hinges require additional support since it flips up and will put a lot of strain on a stock Defender floor.
Let me first say great build!

I'm in the process of modifying my tub for disco seats as well, and am curious what you made your brackets out of. Steel or aluminum? Thickness?

Any info would really help out.

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Old October 3rd, 2013, 09:27 AM
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updated photos. I cut the original roof and im using it until I complete the soft top.
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