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Liam



Member Since: 14 Nov 2016
Location: Rotterdam
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Netherlands 

That's also an option. My consideration for the switch is that I frequently have to close a gate behind me in the dark countryside

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Procta



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Location: Sunderland
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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

looking bang on there LRA, Also where did you get the paint from? yours looks like its the same colour as mine. Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

The paint came from eBay - a seller called 'paint-my-classic. The colour of mine is Arles (sometimes called Windjammer) blue. 
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Post #609370 14th Mar 2017 12:34pm
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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Spot on pal, I will get researching tonight, be handy to touch up inside too, Before I begin carpeting the full works. Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Profyaffle



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

LandRoverAnorak wrote:
The paint came from eBay - a seller called 'paint-my-classic. The colour of mine is Arles (sometimes called Windjammer) blue.


Paintman also sells it, in aerosol and cans... I just bought some, paint code is LRC424

Post #609471 14th Mar 2017 7:58pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Yeah, I've also bought a tin of coach enamel from Paintman, but they don't do aerosols. 
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Profyaffle



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

they do now.... :thumbs:


Post #609616 15th Mar 2017 12:42pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Sorry, failing memory. Paintman do sell aerosols but I paid far less from eBay - 16.99 as opposed to 23.34. 
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Procta



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Very Happy Spot on lads! If you lads were closer id buy you two a drink! that's cause we have the same colour landys Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Profyaffle



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

Cheers.. mine would be a sherry, being a lady Wink

Post #609637 15th Mar 2017 1:57pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Today, I installed my rear worklight, although it did involve a few backward steps. I completed the control box that I showed earlier but wasn't happy with the result. It was all just too congested:


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So, a bigger box and mark two was born. This time, I included an extra switch that will be used for some internal lights:


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The box is mounted on the outside of the drivers side rear light cluster cover and makes use of the hole that the rear door electrics used to pass through. They'll be re-routed through a notch that I've made in the edge of the panel:


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The bottom switch is the manual/off/auto control for the work light.

The middle switch controls the Hella socket on the outside of the box and its' associated indicator light.

The upper switch will eventually control some internal lighting.

Inside the panel is mounted a six way fuse board and a connector that will allow me to unplug the entire panel:


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Here's the wiring diagram, less my extra switch:


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And the whole thing fixed in place:


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The work light was fixed centrally over the rear door, fixed through the hole previously occupied by the washer jet, which has been moved slightly to the left:


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The power cable is routed through a rubber grommet just above the mounting point.

The mounting point itself is reinforced with some 6mm nylon:


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It works a treat, and the auto operation at night is great:


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Post #610226 18th Mar 2017 12:07am
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

More progress this morning: new hub caps and pedal rubbers were ten minute jobs but the main event was installing a rear ladder:


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I bought this ladder from Custom90Steve about 3 years ago and it's been gathering dust in the garage ever since. It arrived finished with cold galv, but has since been etch primed and finished with three coats of Smoothrite.

Self-adhesive neoprene has been applied to top and bottom mounting plates and the whole thing is secured with 8mm stainless nuts and bolts, that are isolated on the outside with nylon washers:


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Ignore the yellow tinge. It's the remnants of glue where the previous owner had lined the roof with carpet. 
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Gratuitous front 3/4 shot Whistle Razz


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L110CDL



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England 

Very nice LRA Thumbs Up Really impressed with your box and wiring, so very neat Bow down 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #610426 18th Mar 2017 9:06pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Thanks Smile I've just ordered some lights for inside the rear so will have it all apart again soon Rolling Eyes 
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