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Old November 18th, 2015, 02:54 PM
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I'm liking that bonnet 5 bar!
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Old November 18th, 2015, 02:59 PM
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I wire brushed and cleaned them up with acetone. then hit them with rustoleum "bed liiner" spray, I wanted that texture and it adheres really well. touched up easy. The body and bonnet was resprayed earlier this year.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 03:06 PM
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Done a lot recently but the best small mod was replacing the interior dome light assembly.

Basically before the fix I had to kiss my car's @ss just to get the light to turn on for a couple of seconds.

With the new unit my truck is now reasonable to get into when it's dark outside.

Best of all, the light comes on automatically when the doors are opened. FANCY!!!

Oh and to be clear I've upgraded the actual light to an LED at the general advice of this forum and it is fantastic.
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Old November 18th, 2015, 07:01 PM
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I know.. some of you dislike 5 bar but I needed some traction and support on my hood and wing tops. Rolling the spare down the hood and off the wing feels/sounds less "damaging" now I picked up a set of Tithonus take offs. Might throw a final coat of paint on to get rid of rivets..
Usually don't like 5 bar but think it is a great add on for the tops of the fenders. That's where I put my wrenches when working under the hood and I've used it as a step ladder for certain things.

Like the thinking behind the 5 bar on the hood too - #formfollowsfunction

Keep the exposed rivets tho!
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Old November 18th, 2015, 07:25 PM
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Also figuring out seat/seat belt layout for next soft top season.
Thanks for the pic! I've been mentally trying to figure out how to lay out the back of my 110 for a while now.

The rear facing bench seems like a good idea especially with a bulkhead. I might do that and have 2 lock and folds in the back so people can step thru to sit on the bench. And the people in the back might be able to have an actual conversation in a loud Defender.
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Old November 19th, 2015, 07:18 AM
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Thanks for the pic! I've been mentally trying to figure out how to lay out the back of my 110 for a while now. The rear facing bench seems like a good idea especially with a bulkhead. I might do that and have 2 lock and folds in the back so people can step thru to sit on the bench. And the people in the back might be able to have an actual conversation in a loud Defender.
I'm thinking you might need to play with the spacing between the seat and the bulkhead just to be sure the passenger's head doesn't come into contact with the back window. Sudden stops and off road situations could spell ouch. This is a problem on facing seats in my SW off road.
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Old November 19th, 2015, 07:31 AM
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I'm thinking you might need to play with the spacing between the seat and the bulkhead just to be sure the passenger's head doesn't come into contact with the back window. Sudden stops and off road situations could spell ouch. This is a problem on facing seats in my SW off road.

I hear that. The bench seat wont be in the bed if the cab is on, just soft top.
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Old November 19th, 2015, 08:47 AM
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Honestly a lot of people cant handle riding backwards in a moving vehicle. Would keep them facing forward.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 03:57 PM
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Old November 21st, 2015, 04:50 PM
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Honestly a lot of people cant handle riding backwards in a moving vehicle. Would keep them facing forward.
You should fly RAF seats are backwards
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Old November 21st, 2015, 04:56 PM
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Been there flown that on RAF VC10.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 04:57 PM
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new LED lights all around

New LED lights front, rear, side repeaters and JW speaker headlights......

here is a pic of the rear.......also painted the small metal plate around the lights black.....
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Old November 21st, 2015, 05:17 PM
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Since these things no longer have any responsibility for HVAC work they are now orange footwell accent lights.

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Old November 21st, 2015, 08:07 PM
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Installed the mantec wheel carrier with the tailgate. Now finally time to paint it.

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Old November 21st, 2015, 08:41 PM
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Broke off a door top bolt. At the threads inside door top. 3 came out easy. Guess I will drill it out carefully. Mod 110
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Broke off a door top bolt. At the threads inside door top. 3 came out easy. Guess I will drill it out carefully. Mod 110
No matter what it is there is always one bolt or screw that's a pain in the ass.....
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Old November 21st, 2015, 10:23 PM
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Disassembled door top. Drilled it out tonight. Chasing threads tomorrow.
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Old November 21st, 2015, 10:48 PM
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this is coming along nicely:

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Old November 22nd, 2015, 07:20 PM
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Installed a GKN overdrive. Can't wait to see how long this lasts before it breaks. Remember this thing Doug?
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Old November 23rd, 2015, 06:11 PM
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replaced the old Cibie fog light I was using as a backup lamp on the D-90 with a Hella LED flood ($33 at 4WD Parts)
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