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Old February 10th, 2011, 07:18 PM
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Man, I love the San Juans. They were a great backyard growing up.
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Old February 10th, 2011, 07:50 PM
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So how did you wind up in Pullman from the San Juans?
We did a two week road trip last summer up the east side of the Cascades across to Whitefish and down.
How do you like your diesel?
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Old February 10th, 2011, 07:55 PM
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Grew up in Durango, went to FLC, then grad school in UT and IN ... now work at WSU in Pullman. My first exposure to Rovers was Tanner's red 86 110 back in 95 or so. Toodeled around DGO for a few years in my SIIA before moving away. WA is nice, but no comparison to CO.


The 110 is fantastic, love the 4BD1T. the whole thing is in bits being rebuilt in the garage.



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So how did you wind up in Pullman from the San Juans?
We did a two week road trip last summer up the east side of the Cascades across to Whitefish and down.
How do you like your diesel?
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Old February 10th, 2011, 08:23 PM
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Tanner has moved I think to AZ but all the rovers are still here.
Rovers are usually in bits.
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Old February 11th, 2011, 11:06 AM
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Yes I saw it in pieces in the garage last fall when we were up there and of course 110's are welcome too........I cant wait to see that bad boy in action this summer! Are you keeping that Brit straight?
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Old February 11th, 2011, 04:52 PM
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I can't keep up with the Brit.
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Old February 14th, 2011, 11:03 PM
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I had the Safari Gard unit on my old Defender(I'm looking to get another one) and I didn't like it. I only had a 33 and 2 gas cans but it was still too much weight. I didn't like how it made me get rid of the 3rd brake light and it was awkward to open the rear door on my soft top.

If it could be done right it would be great. I'd definitely get one but if forced to choose between stock with cans in the car vs SG, I'd take stock.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 06:54 PM
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The rack is the easy part its the upper mount to the body and the latch mechanism that need to be engineered correctly. I have a few ideas and once I have the rack finished I will have to abuse it for a while to make sure it holds up. But I think I can make it work.
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Old February 15th, 2011, 07:33 PM
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please add

"Rack must enable easy access to the rear door latch "

to your requirements

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Old February 18th, 2011, 02:22 PM
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very Interested for sure - can't wait for some pics and price points
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Old May 4th, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Interested. I'm running bumperettes, not a stock rear bumper though.
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Old May 4th, 2011, 03:21 PM
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We are fast coming to the conclusion that is just to expensive for a limited run. One offs where the customer just want's it that's doable but for making a jig and the rack a repeatable process that's another story. I do have a rack that I offer that is similar to the factory rack.


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Interested. I'm running bumperettes, not a stock rear bumper though.
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Old May 18th, 2011, 08:05 AM
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Interested! Will it come powder coated?
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Old May 18th, 2011, 08:35 AM
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tire carrier

We have two options for powder coating on everything we are doing. smooth or the crinkle finish.

We are still working on tire carriers but slowly as there are other products more easily produced with more demand.

We currently carry a tire carrier without the provision for jerry can mounts if you are interested
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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:02 PM
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The only way I was able to make one stable enough for a 35" tire and fuel cans (+) was to make the carrier operate independent of the rear door and both sides have to be tied into the internal roll cages. This created a really strong structural brace especially when used on the soft top. This is a pain in the ass for those used to lifting a single Handel to access the rear load space every time you get in like most dog owners do) but to put that much stress on the the door hinges and the pivot side of the carrier alone.
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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:08 PM
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1) Was that tire carrier able to "lock" open? 2) What brackets are those for the Jerry cans?
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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:18 PM
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I did not make a lock to brace it open but a piston (like a rear window lift assist) could be added to keep it open. The brackets to hold the jerry cans in place are just straps of aluminum with locking latches. simple and effective even worked when completely inverted
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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:29 PM
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Haha. Ouch. Thanks!
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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:45 PM
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Wow, your serious about testing your stuff huh
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Old May 19th, 2011, 01:51 PM
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Yea, on a serious note thought the brace that the tire carrier created when is is ancored between both sides roll bars helped keep the Defender from twisting out of shape.
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