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Old April 11th, 2014, 04:53 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, 05:00 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, 06:08 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.

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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, 06:19 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, 03:10 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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Old April 12th, 2014, 04:37 PM
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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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Old April 12th, 2014, 07:52 PM
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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, 12:22 PM
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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, 09:29 AM
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Rockware Bumper
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Old April 14th, 2014, 09:50 AM
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Rockware Bumper
Superwinch talon 9.5
and Hella 4,000's finally on
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, 10:19 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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Old April 14th, 2014, 10:31 AM
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Matt has actually moved away from that and you have to specifically mention it...(repeatedly...lol). All in all I'd drink from a broken bottle to have RockWare...looks real good Eric!
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Old April 14th, 2014, 10:55 AM
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Matt has actually moved away from that and you have to specifically mention it...(repeatedly...lol). All in all I'd drink from a broken bottle to have RockWare...looks real good Eric!
Good to know. I never liked mine because being 6'5 I have to get down on one knee to see and use the damn thing. The door strikers on defenders with push button doors work perfectly so I use those.
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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.
Looking good mike...are you planning another long trip with the landy any time soon?
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Old April 14th, 2014, 05:22 PM
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Looking good mike...are you planning another long trip with the landy any time soon?
Thanks Ed, no long trips really - three weeks camping in the Forest of Dean and North Wales this summer. Just got on with things because I was home alone for a few days.
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Old April 14th, 2014, 11:32 PM
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Rockware Bumper Superwinch talon 9.5 and Hella 4,000's finally on
Nice bumpers. I like Rockware over other brands. Your truck looks good.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 11:34 PM
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While I'm not so patiently waiting for my new 110 to clear customs in Montreal I've been getting a few small things done.

Powdercoated my old boost rims to replace the tornado rims that are on it now.


And am giving some old range rover lug nuts a vinegar bath
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modified rock sliders with frame tie-in bars and angled tree bars.
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Old April 17th, 2014, 01:19 AM
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Good to know. I never liked mine because being 6'5 I have to get down on one knee to see and use the damn thing. The door strikers on defenders with push button doors work perfectly so I use those.
now that's good to know
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Old April 17th, 2014, 05:47 PM
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I filled up the tank.

Is diesel cheaper than premium everywhere these days, or is something just weird around here? I might starting daily driving the 90 instead of the LR3.
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