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Old December 18th, 2009, 08:01 AM
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Lightweight front clip on 110?

Just musing as usual, waiting for the Snowstorm of the Century to hit DC, as to whether the Lightweight bonnet fenders and all will work on a Defender bulkhead.
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The guys at Devon 4x4 in the UK have a rare lwb lightweight that you might get some ideas from. They also might still have a picture of it on their website from one of their events that they held at there shop earlier this year.

Are you going to change out the rear body sections as well?
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Bulkhead on a lightweight is narrower with flat sides not the rounded barrell sides like a D90.
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So is it the same width as a S1?

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I believe so. They use SI width axles.
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If you want exact measurements, let me know. But I can't see them working. You might be able to move the wings out to match the sides of the 110, but then I think there would be a gap between the bonnet and the wing top. But nearly anything is possible with enough time and money.

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The guys at Devon 4x4 in the UK have a rare lwb lightweight that you might get some ideas from. They also might still have a picture of it on their website from one of their events that they held at there shop earlier this year.
There wasn't ever a LWB "lightweight". There was an experimental gun tractor that looked sort of like a lightweight.

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Acutally, they made prototypes for a 110 'lightweight". They had photos and article in Land Rover Owner a number of years back. There may be one in the Dunsfold museum. It looked perfect.
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Hmmm..that's a new one on me. I do know of the LWB Airportable that allowed them to be stacked in a cargo plane, but never heard of a 110 Lightweight. Do you know if there's any info online?
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It's in the dunsfold museum, it's a prototype gun tractor. had the 6 cylinder petrol engine in it, and ENV axles, 9.00x16 tyres.

As was said, the lightweight is much narrower than a defender or a factory series 2 or 3 (although the windscreen and roof panel are the same width, the lower part of the bulkhead is narrower)


axles are the same width as series 2 or 3, it's just the early lightweights have narrower drive flanges, later ones reverted back to normal civilian spec flanges as the later generation of military aircraft were wider, allowing the rovers to easily park 2 abreast.
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It's in the dunsfold museum, it's a prototype gun tractor. had the 6 cylinder petrol engine in it, and ENV axles, 9.00x16 tyres.
Right, that's the one I posted the photo of. I thought Chris was talking about a Defender 110 "lightweight".
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