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Old June 24th, 2013, 11:27 AM
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Removal of top basket

We are renting a house in which the garage is too tall for the Defender to fit in. Since the LE has the basket on top, I think I can remove the basket to get the clearance I need. Just curious if there are any tips, tricks, hints or anything I need to be careful of in doing this? I think we're going to rig up a hoist and store it in an enclosed barn until our new house is ready.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 11:32 AM
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I wouldn't drive the truck for prolonged periods of time with the rear ladder on and no basket. I would think it would flex a bit and dent the back of the truck. I would take it all off.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 11:45 AM
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Im with Barry as do not run the ladder without supporting it to the front bars - I used a couple pieces of conduit from home depot to attach it to the front legs when not running the basket so I could park in the garage
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Old June 24th, 2013, 12:20 PM
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Thanks Barry/Jay,

Jay, what type of conduit did you buy? I'd like to do the same to stabilize the whole cage.
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Old June 24th, 2013, 12:26 PM
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It is also not that hard to get the rear ladder off.
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