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Old June 13th, 2011, 03:36 PM
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What are bilstein HD shocks?
Sorry, meant Genuine HD springs/bilstein shocks....tough crowd in here
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Old June 13th, 2011, 04:28 PM
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No offense. I was actually curious. I have seen a couple different model shocks pop up made by bilsteins.
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Old June 13th, 2011, 04:34 PM
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If you have any rust on the underside of your 110 start hit the fasteners with PB Blaster a few times over the next few weeks while you wait to have time to replace the suspension- it'll cut down on the time it takes to swap the suspension when you finally have a day set aside to do it.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Finally back...New Shocks/Springs/Bushings in!

After 3 months gone from home training and buzzing houses in PA in the Mighty Herk, I came back to the project. With no time to do it myself due to more time away from home on the horizon, I took it to a local shop. I chose the shop due to what was sitting in their lot. See picture below, what the hell happened to that 90?? Stretched? Anyways, new Bilstein HD shocks, Genuine Land Rover HD springs, and new poly bushings installed. What a difference it made. Its like a completely different truck. Had the tendency before to pull right or left when accelerating or decelerating. Not anymore, runs straight down the road and drives like a dream. Was cruising at 65 on my way to work today! What a difference a good suspension makes. Pictures attached. And a picture from some flying in PA just because its cool. Next on the horizon--Fix a tiny pinhole leak in the radiator, wiring for the roof lights, new brakes possibly, and hopefully some new wheels, hoping for some Boost wheels. Cheers!
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Old September 14th, 2011, 04:43 PM
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and the flying....
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Old September 14th, 2011, 06:00 PM
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Nice stretch! I would have done the rears less and the front a lot more, but that's me.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 07:21 PM
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Looks like a S3 body that someone put on a (unknown make) pickup truck chassis. Rather drastic arch trimming. I would like to have that clamshell rear door set up.
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Old September 15th, 2011, 02:04 AM
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cool flying pictures. How did you take that pic?
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Old September 15th, 2011, 11:13 AM
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The boom operator took it from the tanker. That was another crew testing out the first in-flight refueling.
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Old December 10th, 2011, 09:26 AM
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Any update on the truck? You been flying or driving?
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Old December 10th, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Dave, these are some good words of advice.
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LOL...it will be a fun game to take bets on how long any particular thread can go on before Bill chime in and suggests the use of some american v8, and the LT95 to r380 adapter

Bill, just because you have a barn full of extra V8s doesn't mean everyone else does. Not to mention your only working truck is the one with the british engine in it. Even you wanted to do a 300tdi until you gave up and decided to use the leftover lumps from your abandoned jetboat project.

FWIW you guys take Bill too seriously...he's a good egg with big dreams, and a long time friend. Personally, I value my time spent IN my vehicles more than my time spent UNDER them. I've done quite a few long term rebuilds and projects but somewhere along the line I realized I was better off getting something that already worked. I guess if I had a ton of space then there would be more room in my life for project vehicles.

I know of a number of folks in the LR scene with driveways occupied by projects that will never work, that show up to LR events in their daily driver cars just to park in the field and socialize. Fine if that is your thing but why waste irreplaceable years of your life pretending you are going to build or fix something when you can now get a perfectly good, running and stopping Defender for fairly short money, and then modify it as you go and have fun at the same time. I guess it depends on what you want. If you have to have the drivetrain from a potato chip truck and 40" tires, then I guess that route is not really available to you, so be it.

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Old December 11th, 2011, 11:45 AM
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With what will probably be my last ever vehicle rebuild I have come back to the fold and have an all-Rover resto-mod going on. So, y'all can say what you want about me.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 10:09 AM
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Any update on the truck? You been flying or driving?
JP,
Been flying a lot with a little leave mixed in. Have been driving the truck a lot though, about 600 miles in the past few months which is a lot for me! Trying to decide what to do next with it. Sure do wish the heater was working, been some New Mexico morning drives, guess that will be my next project!
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Old January 25th, 2013, 10:31 PM
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It's been a while since I' be posted in here but I made a little progress on the truck. Well actually my mechanic buddy helped me out while I was deployed and fixed some long overdue items. First, the propane was leaking slightly near the evaporator so he affixed some new copper tubing and actually found an American fitting for an Italian propane system on a British vehicle. Working like a charm now. Second the heater is working!! The fan control switch was broken and I've never like the design of that switch which inevitably sticks we just hacked into the wires and installed an aftermarket switch. Only works on one speed but hey... Lastly we sealed up the footwells with some very strong windshield sealant. Poor man's way but works like a charm. Coming next is installing dynamat and new carpet sitting in my garage if I can find time between flying, the wife and a new baby....
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:50 AM
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Congrats on the baby!

Still willing to do the boat for Rover swap anytime. :-)
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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:02 PM
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Congrats on the baby!

Still willing to do the boat for Rover swap anytime. :-)
Thanks JP!
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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:06 PM
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Got the boosts on today and I love them. The 1 1/4 inch spacers I had in my garage worked and made a trade for some lugs. The guy at the hobby shop on base made me put the spacers on myself and then charged my 4 bucks per wheel because he helped me torque some lugs down, ha! Headed to the Mid East for a while so more to come in a few months!
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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:30 PM
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The boost wheels look great on your truck.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 08:33 PM
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Good luck on your deployment and stay in touch.
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