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Old April 6th, 2014, 10:43 PM
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So you went heavy duty (751) in the front, and medium duty (764) in the rear? Why mix and match? Are those 255 tires?

If the above is all correct, could you take a measurement in the rear to the top of your rear capping towards the back of the truck?

I'm getting ready to do my rear springs, and I've been trying to decide between the medium & heavy duty OMEs.

Looking for a measurement to approximately here:
I will get you a measurement in the morning.

Tires are 285's.

I am eventually going with a bumper and winch on the front. Ive seen a few others with the same setup and they sat level.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 10:04 AM
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So you went heavy duty (751) in the front, and medium duty (764) in the rear? Why mix and match? Are those 255 tires?

If the above is all correct, could you take a measurement in the rear to the top of your rear capping towards the back of the truck?

I'm getting ready to do my rear springs, and I've been trying to decide between the medium & heavy duty OMEs.

Looking for a measurement to approximately here:

I took a quick measurement this morning. It looks to ring in around 52 5/8 give or take. I can get a more exact measurement when it quits raining.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 10:41 AM
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I took a quick measurement this morning. It looks to ring in around 52 5/8 give or take. I can get a more exact measurement when it quits raining.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 11:11 AM
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Swapped out the worn ATs to the MTs. Only took an hour and a half with Judy a breaker bar. I have since ordered an electric impact. Then drove it this weekend and to work today. I think the headlights fixed themselves but the hella driving lights don't work.
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Old April 7th, 2014, 11:41 PM
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Mantec tire carrier and escape gear seat covers

Installed a swing away 50 tire carrier and escape gear canvas seat covers today.
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Old April 8th, 2014, 07:08 PM
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Installed OME2755 springs in the rear this evening. The highly compressed/worn nature of the original springs made for a quick install!

Unfortunately my front spring retainers are prone to break, and a large distributor back ordered them and didn't tell me... 4 weeks later I call and they say 'oh yeah' those are back ordered. So, now I have upgraded springs in the rear and old originals on the front and have major tilt going on. Should be fine for Uwharrie.



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Added lights on the top of my truck. It only took my uncle 2 weeks to put it on.
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Old April 10th, 2014, 11:23 AM
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Changed the timing belt no great dramas. Timing was a little off, corrected it, couldn't detect any difference afterwards.
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Old April 11th, 2014, 03:42 PM
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Fitted new lower door seals today.
While the sills were off I stretched the bulkhead. It had distorted when I'd had it galvanised and there had been a gap at the top of the front doors as a consequence. Due to time constraints at the end of the rebuild (Going to Morocco) I'd never done anything about it apart from inserting some spacers behind the lower door hinges which helped a little.
I couldn't see a way of fixing the problem without stripping the bulkhead off the truck. Last night I had a thought on how to pull out the lower part of the bulkhead out without removing it. Removed the big bolt that holds the bulkhead to the chassis, removed the fixings for the floor to the sill and gave it a good tweak with a chain hoist. Knocked the bolt back in and did the same to the other side. Worked nicely and the doors now close properly without gaps at the top. (Only took six years to sort.)
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Old April 11th, 2014, 03:53 PM
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Mike can you elaborate a bit more? Don't you have to stretch it out enough to bolt it up, and once bolted up isn't it help in the right place/width already? I want to better understand so I can make sure this doesn't happen to mine.
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Old April 11th, 2014, 04:00 PM
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Fitted new lower door seals today.
While the sills were off I stretched the bulkhead. It had distorted when I'd had it galvanised and there had been a gap at the top of the front doors as a consequence. Due to time constraints at the end of the rebuild (Going to Morocco) I'd never done anything about it apart from inserting some spacers behind the lower door hinges which helped a little.
I couldn't see a way of fixing the problem without stripping the bulkhead off the truck. Last night I had a thought on how to pull out the lower part of the bulkhead out without removing it. Removed the big bolt that holds the bulkhead to the chassis, removed the fixings for the floor to the sill and gave it a good tweak with a chain hoist. Knocked the bolt back in and did the same to the other side. Worked nicely and the doors now close properly without gaps at the top. (Only took six years to sort.)
I was just reading last night about galvanizing and the potential for warping. That's really interesting what you did and I'm pleasantly surprised how malleable they are. Neat.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 05:08 AM
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Mike can you elaborate a bit more? Don't you have to stretch it out enough to bolt it up, and once bolted up isn't it help in the right place/width already? I want to better understand so I can make sure this doesn't happen to mine.
Well I as I remember it was quite difficult to bolt the bulkhead to the chassis, think I used wedges to force it out enough to get he bolts in. There is very little tolerance in these bolts & holes. I stretched the bulkhead out too far so I had to hammer the bolts in. I pulled the bulkhead out about 1/2" beyond what was needed on each side to allow for it to spring back.

Found the old build post
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...7&postcount=27

As you can see working space was tight and I was just pleased to have got the thing bolted up.
I think they all warp to some extent, the problem with the doors didn't come to light until much further into the build, sorted now though after a drafty six years! The good lady wife will be happy.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 05:19 AM
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Changed the timing belt no great dramas. Timing was a little off, corrected it, couldn't detect any difference afterwards.
Well having run the truck for about a day it does seem more lively, pulls better up hills. The pump timing was about 1/2 a cog out on the crankshaft with the 9.5mm drill bit locking the injection pump. Maybe that explains it's sluggishness on cold mornings, have to wait until next winter to find out.
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Old April 12th, 2014, 02:10 PM
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Fitted some custom mud flaps to keep crud from accumulating between the chassis and lower foot wells.

Replaced the front disc pads, they were absolutely shot - down to about 2mm of friction material with a nasty looking crack between the friction material and backing plate. I'd had my money's worth out of them.
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While I'm waiting

I figured while I was waiting for the clutch parts I would install the Terra-Firma tree sliders. Looks much better than the old low hanging side steps.
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I figured while I was waiting for the clutch parts I would install the Terra-Firma tree sliders. Looks much better than the old low hanging side steps.
How did they go on; did they fit well? I've been thinking about getting a set, maybe even the galvanized version.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 11:22 AM
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How did they go on; did they fit well? I've been thinking about getting a set, maybe even the galvanized version.
They were a piece of cake to fit. I had a set of rock sliders from extreme 4x4 years ago and had to pound them into the frame tube with a massive dead blow sledge hammer we had in the jet shop. Those will never come out. The Terra Firma sliders use a separate mount that slides in with ease up to a built in stop and is held into the tube by a bolt and larger diameter washer. Real simple so it won't rattle or move. The front just slides onto the original bulkhead bolt and is held on by the original nut and washer. The lengthiest part was removing the old steps and sills.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 08:29 AM
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Old April 14th, 2014, 08:50 AM
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I noticed you mounted a bottle opener on the face of your bumper. Did you know Matt welds one onto the underside of the bumper ?
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Old April 14th, 2014, 09:19 AM
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I did yes, the Guniness one has been on the truck for years and I wanted to keep in on.

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