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Old May 21st, 2015, 01:25 PM
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Shamed into it...

Okay, after much public criticism (well deserved I admit) I spent some time tidying up the safe...
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Old May 21st, 2015, 01:40 PM
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Okay, after much public criticism (well deserved I admit) I spent some time tidying up the safe...
is that the before or after picture? ;-)
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Old May 21st, 2015, 01:52 PM
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That's the after pic..smartasses..
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Old May 21st, 2015, 09:36 PM
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Okay, after much public criticism (well deserved I admit) I spent some time tidying up the safe...
Better?
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Old May 21st, 2015, 10:05 PM
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Awwww, come on Barry, I was soooo looking forward to receiving your stamp of approval... I spent hours tidying that up...and it's actually shiny now...I thought you'd like that, I made it shiny black so the chrome strips really POP..!!,
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Old May 21st, 2015, 10:09 PM
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Awwww, come on Barry, I was soooo looking forward to receiving your stamp of approval... I spent hours tidying that up...and it's actually shiny now...I thought you'd like that, I made it shiny black so the chrome strips really POP..!!,
I actually think it looks much better. Curved edges and all.
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Old May 21st, 2015, 10:17 PM
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Noooo, I wanna hear it from Mr Barry...
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Old May 21st, 2015, 10:24 PM
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It looks better but I think after all this I just expect more. Like the hinge isn't centered. Come on!

In all seriousness why didn't you just buy a pre made safe
Front Runner Under Cubby Box Security Safe - Defender | Buy 4x4 Land Rover Toyota Nissan Accessories and Parts Online Store | Expedition Centre Australia by Mulgo

You literally buy everything and anything.

There's my time vs cost equation again.

------ Follow up post added May 21st, 2015 07:24 PM ------

Also ironic I found that on a Australian site.
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Old May 21st, 2015, 10:55 PM
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I looked into those..but I had a space constraint due to the GKN overdrive unit I had installed as well as the interior space where the lid had to open Into the box itself..

------ Follow up post added May 21st, 2015 10:56 PM ------

But I also enjoy making stuff myself..

------ Follow up post added May 21st, 2015 11:00 PM ------

And they are wayyyy more visible than mine...did you know it's a felony here to have a concealed compartment..???
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Old May 21st, 2015, 11:19 PM
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Spent the past two days replacing the ignition switch on my D90... again. This time however it took one more day longer than it did last time. The tiny retaining screw towards the front of the vehicle would not come out even though it was very loose and would turn, I suspected a stripped screw. After disassembling the ignition switch (which failed because the plastic backing had come apart from the metal body of the switch) I was able to use a dental pick to push on the screw through the inside of the switch, it finally came out much more easily than I expected. I had tried everything up to this point, flatheads, screw extractors, magnets...
Note: When you replace your ignition switch make sure that on the new switch the metal tabs that hold the plastic backing in place are fully crimped and the plastic backing does not wiggle. Even the new Lucas switch I purchased needed these tabs tapped a bit more to make them snug.
I got two ignition switches because no shop in my area stocked these which seems weird because if they fail you can't drive your truck and the ignition switches on D90s seem notorious for failing, I guess the only solution is to keep your own parts stock!
Last night I replaced the bulbs in the hazard/clock/cigar lighter panel. Ordered bulbs from RN, clock and lighter bulbs were correct but one of the plastic clips on the bulb holder for the lighter broke so now the socket can't stay grounded so I have a new bulb but now I guess I need a new cigar lighter assembly. The bulb that illuminates the hazard switch was not correct, I got a screw-in type clear bulb and it should have been a simple green bulb that just inserts into the socket so will have to call about that.
Finally today I got to change my oil. Used a genuine filter and 6.5 quarts of Castrol Synthetic 10-40. Also took the time to grease the driveshafts and u-joints. No encounters with Murphy or the Prince of Darkness!
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Old May 21st, 2015, 11:22 PM
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Installed stainless hardware for the interior roll cage supports...
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Old May 21st, 2015, 11:24 PM
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Finally got the new wiring harness in from autosparks so I started installing that and the floors..replace all the top hat bushings and pins and clips in all the gear shift linkage pivots....it's now tighter than Barry's ass...
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Old May 21st, 2015, 11:35 PM
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More bits Came in..
F55 hawse, flat link installed already
Mud-UK hazard (need blanks for the other switch cutouts in the bezel now I realized)
Mounted the 2 way e switch for the rear light
Cobra cb and bits including rear mount for the antenna and hella led work light.
Troy boxes sitting on the floor still need to get them in

Next step Thoughts....
Hardtop (?) maybe
Full low profile rack, needed
Wolfs and m/t's..
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 12:58 PM
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I haven't DONE anything, but I did get these today:



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Old May 22nd, 2015, 01:09 PM
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Installed stainless hardware for the interior roll cage supports...
Out of curiosity, what grade of SS are you using for the roll cage supports? It is good to see this one coming back from the dead.
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 03:47 PM
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Installed the SDO grille & Tiktaalik headlight guards...

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Old May 22nd, 2015, 03:53 PM
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Out of curiosity, what grade of SS are you using for the roll cage supports? It is good to see this one coming back from the dead.
Thanks..I can't recall what the grade is, I am only using the stainless on sections where I'm not going to get galvanic corrosion, this truck won't be doing much competition or or off roading, the thing is costing me a freaking fortune..
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 11:09 PM
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Attempted to remove the speedo gear as part of my LT230 rebuild.

Needless to say, I'm just going to keep beating on it with a chisel and either a) trash the housing or b) break enough of it off to get the stupid sleeve out. Hooray for a box that's never been serviced.

Anyone know what PNs are to fix this mess? (Or better yet, a good website with references to all of these magical part numbers? It's all new to me!)
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Old May 22nd, 2015, 11:29 PM
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Attempted to remove the speedo gear as part of my LT230 rebuild.

Needless to say, I'm just going to keep beating on it with a chisel and either a) trash the housing or b) break enough of it off to get the stupid sleeve out. Hooray for a box that's never been serviced.

Anyone know what PNs are to fix this mess? (Or better yet, a good website with references to all of these magical part numbers? It's all new to me!)
http://www.allbrit.de/UGCtree.cfm?SPRACHE=EN

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Old May 23rd, 2015, 07:21 AM
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before you damage more, what's your goal here?

edit: i can't read it seems. If this box is being rebuilt, pull the LT230 housing off, drill out the speedo housing and replace it. I believe the one I replaced was under $30 from Rovahfarm (FRC3286). Make sure to buy the little o-ring that goes with it (AAU2304).
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