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Old March 22nd, 2014, 11:15 AM
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Great video. I like "it fits four people in the back quite comfortably" line.
It seems clarification is in order.

Most of the time, the 4 people in the back will be our nieces & nephew. They will have a blast.

The other times the rear seats will be used is when the rig is on St. Thomas in the USVI, hauling guests & family the 15 minute drive from the airport to the house.

I am not condoning riding in the back from Seattle to 'back east' for four full sized adults!

YMMV.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 04:33 PM
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I used my truck today to purchase 8 go karts, 11 motors (for go karts), and 5 mini bikes. That should get me father of the week, and keep me from messing up my defender for a bit.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 06:02 PM
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I grabbed some nice flared nut wrenches today that aided in my replacement of O2 sensors... Wow - new O2's really make a difference.

Then I tried out my new Bimini top. It's nice in the sun!
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:08 PM
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Paint restoration

I bought my defender almost a year ago and have wanted to restore my pain for as long. I got serious after the new year and started researching the process. I went on Youtube and found Junkman2000 to be pretty informative on technique, process and products.

So I purchased a Porter Cable machine polisher, Meguiars 105 and 205 polishes, chemical brothers clay/lube, hex logic orange and yellow polish pads.

Today I washed, clayed, put two passes with the 105 polish/orange pad and one pass with the 205 with yellow pad. Took 20 years of contaminants and oxidation off the truck in less than 7 hours of work. If you're looking to restore your trucks paint, I highly recommend the Junkman's videos. I'm thrilled with my results.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:13 PM
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:15 PM
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:17 PM
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Looks great, Joe! Portofino Red really cleans up well with some light rubbing compound. Put some nice wax on there (Mothers 3 step is good) and it'll keep its shine for quite a while.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:18 PM
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:19 PM
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Thanks! Wax is next!
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 10:28 PM
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Looks awesome!! Great job
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 12:27 AM
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Primed it.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 07:45 AM
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Pulled mine out of hybernation. Leaking antifreeze now, time for new water pump and hoses.
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 10:46 AM
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took brush bar off and spiffed a little..

No sure why, but I've never been a big fan of the original brush bar. On my two previous 97's I put the "A" bars on...apparently they were declared "illegal" in the UK...retroactively as well..

Anyway, it's a helluva lot easier to wash and wax with no obstacle...



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Old March 23rd, 2014, 03:14 PM
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So what's the verdict? Internet trained hero, or failure?

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Old March 23rd, 2014, 03:16 PM
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Primed it.


Do you have a key operated hood latch?
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Old March 23rd, 2014, 04:06 PM
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This weekend at jeff's place, i managed to adjust the tension on my leaky balls via fish scale to 15 lbs dynamic pull on both sides.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 12:39 PM
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Drove the truck Friday through Sunday for work. Think the headlights fixed themselves after all the bumping around I did driving the trails for the races. Now I need to fix the shaking and figure out why the Hellas stopped working.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 12:44 PM
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So what's the verdict? Internet trained hero, or failure?
Hero. Spent an hour trying to make the Harbor Freight HVLP gun function. Once we got past that it went on nicely. Sanding this week and paint hopefully next weekend.

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Do you have a key operated hood latch?
I went with hood pins. I saw them on a Mil contractors Defender and liked the look.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 12:49 PM
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This weekend at jeff's place, i managed to adjust the tension on my leaky balls via fish scale to 15 lbs dynamic pull on both sides.
I did the same on Toms driveway.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 12:54 PM
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Drove the truck Friday through Sunday for work. Think the headlights fixed themselves after all the bumping around I did driving the trails for the races. Now I need to fix the shaking and figure out why the Hellas stopped working.
Love your posts Tyler. Over the ten+ years I've known you there have been so many issues with your truck it's like what I imagine a mental patient goes through in therapy sessions. You either wheel/drive the shit out it or ignore it altogether. I don't know which by More power to ya bro.
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