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Old January 1st, 2005, 12:35 PM
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Ah... they're never really finished completely. Just done enough to gey you on the road then the modifying starts all over again
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Old January 6th, 2005, 11:01 PM
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Hey!

I got it back and it is soooo close to finished. Cage is painted and winch is installed. I have to install the front clip so I am going to wait untill it is all done for a full pic. Take a look at the skid plate! 1/4 reinforced aluminum. I modified the crossmember so it can lay flat. The rear axle brake only hung 1/4 of an inch below the the tray but I decided to drop that portion anout 3/4 of an inch so that the aluminum could flex hard when hit and not rest on the drum.

I think I did a pretty good job patching the holes in the rear door. Just a couple coats of clearcoat away from being done. The last is the steering stabilizer and the 3/8in skid on the axle. mmm, beefy. Sooo close, I can taste it.
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Old January 7th, 2005, 07:50 AM
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WOW the door looks great! But I want a pic of it high centered on a rock sitting on the skid plate, it needs to be tested before approval.
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Old January 7th, 2005, 08:32 AM
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what kinda steerin stabilizer is that??
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Old January 7th, 2005, 12:21 PM
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what kinda steerin stabilizer is that??
Special Hi-Tech NAPA brand Don't worry on the war pics. I am running a few "body damage unavoidable" trails next saturday. I'll see what she can do.
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Old January 8th, 2005, 06:49 AM
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David,
That skid plate round the gearbox.....
Be very careful, apparently Southdown used to sell a similar style skid plate but the lack of air flow around the gearbox caused premature failure due to overheating. Very premature failure..... they withdrew it from sale after having to pay for a number of gearbox replacements from what I heard. Their skid plate is now longitudinal bars which allows plenty of airflow around the gearbox.
Monitor that gearbox running temperature carefully.
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Old January 8th, 2005, 12:19 PM
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Thats really good to know, I never thought of that. 2 questions then, was the Southdown one aluminum? And, how do you monitor the temperature, is there a way without a tranny temp guage, which I don't have.
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Old January 9th, 2005, 06:34 PM
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Done!

Well,

Lights are installed, almost all painting is done. Just a wipedown left but she is done. I get to do nothing but play now! The one up close pic of the front quarter panel is to show the 1/4in angle iron that I attached to the frame and then reinfoced with tubing and bolted to the front end. It should keep that front portion straight, then I painted to match, you have a hard time even telling that it's there. The last pic is of the winch slid behind the grill. It fits up in there pretty well. Now I have to go clean my garage!
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Old January 9th, 2005, 07:13 PM
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I'm almost done too, I thought I'd save some time by not cocooning my 90 in tubular steel
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Old January 9th, 2005, 08:43 PM
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What are you doing to that Jim?
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Old January 9th, 2005, 11:42 PM
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Well I'm flabbergasted... a shop too!
How long have I been visiting this site?
LOL.. there actually 2 stores. The stickers have always been availible since before I took over the site.

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I get my truck back in 2 days! I can't wait to show off the super fly, super secret, neeto piece. BTW, I still don't have any D-90 stickers.
I'm sorry, I just saw this post, when did you order them? I'll look for the email.

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LOL.. nevermind, I just noticed how old those posts were I replied to.
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Old January 10th, 2005, 07:23 AM
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What are you doing to that Jim?
I tore apart my 95 NAS and rebuilt it on a galvanized 300Tdi chassis.
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Old January 10th, 2005, 11:53 AM
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Cool! Are you modifying too?
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Old January 10th, 2005, 12:02 PM
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I'm not doing any extreme mods like most of you guys that build up your trucks (no SG stuff, no sliders etc), but I am doing a lot of little "reliability" type mods - I've added-

Stainless brake/fuel lines
Dual fuel tanks
Braided stainless brake, clutch, fuel, oil hoses
Plenty of stainless hardware
Galvy chassis
Slickrock skid plate
and more stuff like that

I like driving the defender daily (actually its my wife's) but I considered the fuel mileage on the V8 intolerable. I also wanted to build a "totally mechanical" Defender for the maximum reliability and fixability. The most extreme off-roading I do is what the Brits call Greenlaning - crusing around range roads on base, unpaved mountain roads, etc. There arent any boulders to bash around here anyway.
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Old January 10th, 2005, 02:00 PM
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Thats really good to know, I never thought of that. 2 questions then, was the Southdown one aluminum? And, how do you monitor the temperature, is there a way without a tranny temp guage, which I don't have.
Don't know what the skid plate was made from, it was the lack of air flow that killed the gear boxes due to overheating.
How hot is too hot? Don't really know that either. I had the oil hot enough to burn skin in the Sahara last summer, high 40c outside air temp, killed the GKN overdrive but the gearbox was fine (I don't run any kind of skid plate)
I'd like to find out if there's any was to run some kind of oil cooler for the gearbox. It does have a pump and filter afterall. That should cure the running bloody hot issues in high ambient temp climates and reduce the cab temps somewhat..

Finished.
I thought I'd finished untill last Saturday afternoon when I pressure washed the underside of the 90. It was then that the reason for the vague steering became apparant. The truck has eaten almost every suspension bush on the front axle
Gives a whole new meaning to fully independant front suspension the axle is virtually independqant of the rest of the truck!
Still nothing that a few hours with the spanners and fly press can't sort out
Then I pressure washed a hole straight through the bulkhead that 'll be some welding to do after the wind screen has been removed.
As if that wasn't enough I then went on to pressure wash the Discovery 1 we treated ourselves to just before Christmas and ...yep.... a hole in the chassis under the road dirt opened up before my eyes.
Missed that on my inspection before buying> Oh and the rear shocks had seen better days. No point putting them back on after pulling them off for the welding on the chassis so add them to the shopping list too.
AND the heater blower motor on the 110 now needs to be switched on followed by a hefty blow to the heater box to make the motor spin.
I'm off to the garage.....I may be gone some while.

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Thats the problem with owning more than 1 rover if the first one develops a problem you move on to the second ...and so on 'till you run out of trucks and have a whole shed load of maintenance to do
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Old January 10th, 2005, 02:25 PM
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I know you can run a oil cooler on a manual. There is a kit from Summit that you can use. Not too tough. Maybe I will look into it. As to mine, I looked out there and with the 4in lift, there is at least an easy line of site from the front over the plate and through to the back for the wind to pass. I am betting I am okay with that cooling. I hope I am betting correctly!

And Jim,

Looks like a fun project. At least stick some aggressive tires on there.
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Old January 10th, 2005, 05:56 PM
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Maybe run for a good few miles with the plate off and then the same route with the plate on and see if there's much of a temp difference
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Old January 10th, 2005, 06:16 PM
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Or, I was thinking keep the plate on, and if the T-case burns up I will know what did it. hehe
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