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Old February 14th, 2013, 05:18 PM
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I am by no means saying it is as a bad thing -- personal taste rules in doing up a vehicle -- but it is clear you came from the jeep world with the powder coating and rhino lining. did you leave the screw headed bolts in for the brackets in the footwells and coat over them?
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Old February 14th, 2013, 06:02 PM
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I am by no means saying it is as a bad thing -- personal taste rules in doing up a vehicle -- but it is clear you came from the jeep world with the powder coating and rhino lining. did you leave the screw headed bolts in for the brackets in the footwells and coat over them?
I removed all the brackets, and had them sprayed separate. I put plugs and old screws in all the holes, so I could reuse all the threads. They are respraying everything for me. As for powder coating if it is ok for Chip Foose and his $150k hot rods its good enough for my 90. Yes I have owned Jeeps in the past, along with first gen Broncos, IH, and even a power wagon. I don't care what type of vehicle you drive it comes down to the quality of work you put into it. I have built a dozen trucks in the past and I have good experiences and bad experiences with most of these products as anyone who has any experience with multiple car builds. This truck is by far the loudest one I have ever owned, I dynamated and lined it for sound dampening, I have enjoyed this truck the most out of any of my other vehicles I have owned. I am new to the land rover community, and I am learning the ways of the world all over again.

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And know you know why rhino lino sucks! You probably had topcoat do the PC too didn't you?
???? Rhino liner doesn't suck! The person who installed it sucked at applying it properly, and now they are doing it over again. As for Top Coat I have never had an issue, anytime I have not been happy with the result John has fixed it for me. I find if you communicate that you are not happy with the result most businesses are willing to go above and beyond to keep your business. John at Top Coat has done that, and so has Jason who sprayed my liner.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Like I said, I don't mean it in a bad way.

I am over generalizing, but rover people tend to do things one way (at least those on the internet) and jeep (bronco, binder) people do things another way. It will be interesting to see a rover done as if it was a jeep with a PC frame and a rhinolined bulkhead and some deviations from stock equipment. Hopefully it comes out looking like an Icon land cruiser.

I think the cross pollination, if you will, is good. The lotus people rail on me hard for my obsessiveness over corrosion prevention and practical durable fixes and complete indifference to what something weighs or how much hp it provides, but some of my ideas have worked there way in. For example, I am noticing more people running all season tires and brakes that are not designed for the track if they actually drive their lotus on the street. Before I came along, no one online even considered doing something so crazy. Similarly, the jag people are mystified I actually service my own car. The vw tdi people are shocked I don't care about mpg. etc.

PS foose's 150k hot rods don't go four wheeling, I hope.
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Old February 14th, 2013, 07:02 PM
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Like I said, I don't mean it in a bad way.

I am over generalizing, but rover people tend to do things one way (at least those on the internet) and jeep (bronco, binder) people do things another way. It will be interesting to see a rover done as if it was a jeep with a PC frame and a rhinolined bulkhead and some deviations from stock equipment. Hopefully it comes out looking like an Icon land cruiser.

I think the cross pollination, if you will, is good. The lotus people rail on me hard for my obsessiveness over corrosion prevention and practical durable fixes and complete indifference to what something weighs or how much hp it provides, but some of my ideas have worked there way in. For example, I am noticing more people running all season tires and brakes that are not designed for the track if they actually drive their lotus on the street. Before I came along, no one online even considered doing something so crazy. Similarly, the jag people are mystified I actually service my own car. The vw tdi people are shocked I don't care about mpg. etc.

PS foose's 150k hot rods don't go four wheeling, I hope.
I have thick skin, And i have noticed how much land rover ppl love their way. But am not going to build a truck for anyone other than for myself. I agree 100% with you, what I like about the Icons isn't that the are more expensive then everything else on the road, it's that if they see something that doesn't work they change it. I have built enough trucks to know what works for me and what doesn't, I am also open to new things. I am not against galvanizing and all the traditional Brit things out there, England's climate is a little different then here in Raleigh NC. I started this build bc I love building trucks of all kinds and I love learning new things about a culture I know little to nothing about. My issue is that I know my opinion is simply my own and no when else cares what I think that's fine. It's when ppl voice their opinion as fact, and they talk shit about everyone else that disagrees with them. That simply takes the fun out of what everyone, I guess I learned along time ago from my mother. "If you don't have anything nice to say keep it to yourself"

PS your totally right about Foose's cars, shit most of them don't even get driven!

PSS there are shitty Jeeps and there are nice ones, whether anyone wants to admit just like there are shitty Land Rovers and there are nice ones! That's the bottom line! I am putting as much or more attention then most even consider while building this truck. I hate when ppl weld stuff to the frame and fill with excess bondo, if it is rusting cut it out/replace it bc it will spread, don't cover it up bc it will come back and it will be worse. If it bolts on it needs to beavle to come off just as easy! A job worth doing is worth doing right! Sorry for my rant

PSSS a Tesla Roadster came into the shop the other day! Pretty sick for sure, you get best of both worlds MPG and speed! No more giving the VW ppl heart attacks! I can't get into either
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Old February 14th, 2013, 07:55 PM
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This is what happens when I'm not in the garage!
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 09:26 PM
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Today has been one of the best days on the build for me! First pic says it all for how the day started! Picked up my tub, bulkhead, gas tanks, sending units and lower dash as well! Still need to need final assembly but made sure everything it properly fit today. This weekend I will get everything buttoned up! This is everything that I have been waiting for the last two weeks for! Time to rock and roll!!
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 09:31 PM
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Today has been one of the best days on the build for me! First pic says it all for how the day started!
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 09:49 PM
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Ultrasound. Congrats man!
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 10:06 PM
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Is that a baby?
I guess! Kinda looks like an alien, Yoda or something! Super excited that's for sure
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 10:08 PM
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At first I thought it was an ultrasound of some welds or something but then I was like hey those look like arms. Too cool! Congrats!
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Old February 22nd, 2013, 10:10 PM
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At first I thought it was an ultrasound of some welds or something but then I was like hey those look like arms. Too cool! Congrats!
I sent a bunch of texts to friends and family that said "put em up Biotches"!!! It looks like I have a little boxer on my hands! Thanks man, my first one!
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Old February 26th, 2013, 09:05 PM
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So the last couple days have been busy, I finished nailing down my final orders to complete the build. I finished the brake lines, fuel lines, pollak valve, bolted the tub and flooring down and pulled the exhaust manifold. I have a 300 exhaust manifold that is going in as soon as I get the one rear hose that bolts to the block. Hopefully Friday I will be picking up the doors, windshield, roof sides and all the trim from paint so it will be all down hill from there. HOPEFULLY!!!
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Congrats on the new one! I have 3 and they love my rovers. Your build is looking great!
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Old February 27th, 2013, 08:11 AM
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Congrats on the new one! I have 3 and they love my rovers. Your build is looking great!
Thanks man!! I am so excited!!!
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Old February 27th, 2013, 10:03 AM
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Hey Brian,

Congratulations on everything!! Truck is looking good.....
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Another impressive build...you are flying!
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Another impressive build...you are flying!
That's how I roll!!! That and since I was laid off in nov kinda helps speed up the process

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Congratulations on everything!! Truck is looking good.....
Thanks man! Did you get your brakes figured our? I am also gonna plan on getting the truck home in the next week or so to get the front cage built, do you want me to make two
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Old February 27th, 2013, 06:47 PM
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Old February 27th, 2013, 09:59 PM
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