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Old May 20th, 2011, 08:18 AM
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Finally got around to building a front bumper. My goal was a clean, low-profile look, with the best approach angle as possible. The only real limiting factor is the size of the winch. The bumper is made from 1/4" steel plate, with 1/2" plate at the frame horns. I used Equipe swivel shackles and also added two jack points on either end, oh, a bottle opener. It's also got a THICK coat of powdercoating.

And yes, that is a chicken coop flooring grill (design thanks to Ron Peppard).
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Old May 20th, 2011, 08:50 AM
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hey i've seen the front grill somewhere ....hhhmmmmm
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Old May 20th, 2011, 08:55 AM
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hey i've seen the front grill somewhere ....hhhmmmmm
I love the idea. It's cheap, rugged, and looks somewhat decent on the front of a Rover. I am now trying to find a Series grill badge to put on it.

Did you get your rear end fixed (on your D90)?
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Old May 20th, 2011, 09:32 AM
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like the grill, got a source for it?
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Old May 20th, 2011, 10:55 AM
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like the grill, got a source for it?
farmtec.com cool people. have you pay after it arrives. bizzare in todays world.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 11:06 AM
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like the grill, got a source for it?
I've got some left over at home you can have.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 11:31 AM
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the diff is at Matt Browns in ME getting fixed... all the ring pinion bolts were finger loose and took out 2 nice chunks of my ring gear.

i drove home 500 miles in front wheel drive
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Old May 20th, 2011, 11:34 AM
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the diff is at Matt Browns in ME getting fixed... all the ring pinion bolts were finger loose and took out 2 nice chunks of my ring gear.

i drove home 500 miles in front wheel drive
That is awesome! You definetely deserved the trophy!
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Old May 20th, 2011, 11:37 AM
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I concur. They are great to deal with. We ordered some material and one of the packages arrived damaged. Let them know and they had a replacement sent before I could even say "thank you" !

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Old May 20th, 2011, 12:36 PM
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Did you drill those speaker mounts into you're tuffy? Genius! I've been thinking about how to maintain front speakers when I mount my rockware safari doors.
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Old May 20th, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Did you drill those speaker mounts into you're tuffy? Genius! I've been thinking about how to maintain front speakers when I mount my rockware safari doors.
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I did. Lined the inside with Dynamat too.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 02:42 PM
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what did you use to cut the tuffy? Now that I'm home from a trip I want to do this mod asap!
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Old May 24th, 2011, 05:55 PM
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Plasma cutter. Makes quick work of it!
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Old May 24th, 2011, 06:03 PM
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What post is this tuffy mod on? I scanned back a ways but don't see it.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 06:39 PM
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What post is this tuffy mod on? I scanned back a ways but don't see it.
x2 I looked the other day and could not find
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:09 PM
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:46 PM
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Here are two pics from today
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Old May 24th, 2011, 08:52 PM
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Started the rear NAS front seat install today. I'm building a seat box similar to the front that will allow for a lot more storage. There will be a Tuffy center console between the seats and new seat belts. The seat box will get bed liner inside and out and be sealed from water.
Oh, for the purists, the seat box is bolt in and does not require any body mods.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:15 PM
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you are reducing rear leg room ? my 110 had a similar twin bucketseat setup but they were mounted as far back as possible which also lifted them

one note on speakers mounted in the cubby box. Don't ever put your wallet in there-I had one briefly and the magnets wiped the magnetic strips on a couple of cards.
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Old May 24th, 2011, 10:26 PM
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you are reducing rear leg room ? my 110 had a similar twin bucketseat setup but they were mounted as far back as possible which also lifted them.
It's kind of an illusion. The knee room is the same, the leg room at the heel is reduced 3.5," and that is where someone would tuck their feet under the seat anyway. Either way, I am doing this for the safety and comfort of my kids. I wanted to move the seats back, but that would have meant cutting in to the wheel wells or raising the seats, which I did not want to do.
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