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Profyaffle



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

Very neat... looking forward to see what you will be doing with the interior lighting Thumbs Up

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

So today was interior light day. I'd had a quick scan of eBay for something suitable, which had turned up some incredibly cheap 72 LED strip lights - so cheap that they were worth a punt.


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First job was to make some brackets to mount the light above the rear door. LED's can be bit directional so I wanted to have the light angled to point down into the vehicle. I hacked up a couple of fence panel brackets, bent them to shape and bolted on the spring loaded brackets that came with the light:


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These were then mounted to the lip of the roof above the door:


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With both fixed, the light slotted into place:


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Wiring was straightforward, back to the switch box shown earlier. All I need now is some darkness to try it out. 
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mk1collector



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England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Bonatti Grey

I bet that's going to be bright Shocked Ray
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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Christ those will light the full works up and more! Shocked 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

Heh, heh. works perfectly Cool


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L110CDL



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Great bit of light there Laughing Cool 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

My 90 is fitted with actual windscreen hinges that are never likely to be needed so I thought I'd swap them for some of the later hinge blocks. I picked up a pair for not much money from eBay, which of course were the wrong colour. I planned to give them a light rub down and respray them but I got a bit carried away with the polishing wheel and ended up back at bare metal, so here they are after a couple of coats of etch primer Rolling Eyes


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grafty99



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Caledonian Blue

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Probably better to start from scratch 2002 90 Td5 Hard Top
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Yeah, I knew that really Laughing They'll get sprayed and lacquered over the next couple of days. 
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Had a slightly frustrating day, yesterday. I started off with all good intentions to replace the wiper wheel boxes and drive cable, and fit the twin washer mod whilst I had it all in bits. I'd bought all of the new parts in preparation and was good to go but, as seems to be the way with these things, it all took longer than expected Rolling Eyes

I took the top of the dashboard apart, which was relatively straightforward except for needing to remove the drivers side windscreen vent to access the wheel box on that side. This meant also taking the instrument binnacle out. Behind the scenes, everything was filthy with 25 years of accumulated dust and I also found a small rust hole in the top of the bulkhead near to the passenger side A pillar, which is a bit of a Censored Evil or Very Mad That's a problem for another day though, so has been given a splash of Kurust as a stop gap measure.

I eventually got to removing the wiper motor, drive cable and wheel boxes. The spigots on the latter were completely seized on and so I had to resort to a hacksaw to release them. The motor gearbox was leaking a sticky fluid and, when I eventually got it out and apart, I think I've discovered why the wipers were so slow. The gearbox and drive cable appear to have been packed with a very stiff grease, which created a huge amount of resistance. The cable was thrown away but I then spent a happy hour degreasing the gearbox and insides of the drive cable tubes. No 'before' picture as the grease got everywhere but here is the 'after':


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The wheel boxes were also were also covered in the same sticky grease and it's that combined with the lack of wear that makes me think it was the problem:


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The poor original paint job together with the need to wield a hack saw in a confined space meant I'd taken off some of the paint in a few areas under the windscreen, revealing the pink below! I cleaned up the damage and touched it up with some of the correct blue, but of course that meant it was wet and I couldn't fit the new parts Rolling Eyes I also discovered that the two washer jets that I'd bought, despite being in identical packets with the same part number, were different. One of them was a rear washer and so wouldn't fit anyway.

At that point I realised that I wouldn't get it finished. I spent a bit of time cleaning up some of the trim I'd removed and then turned to the hinge blocks that I'd been preparing.

Over the previous two days, I'd been carefully applying several coats of Arles blue and a lacquer finish over the etch primer shown above. As they were nice and dry, I made some gaskets from 1mm rubber sheet and tacked them in place with a few small dabs of superglue, ready for fitting:


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At least I'm at the reassembly stage, now. A new washer jet should arrive tomorrow and I hope to get it all back together over the next couple of evenings. Thank gawd for lighter evenings! 
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Post #617675 18th Apr 2017 12:18pm
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Profyaffle



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

Looking good!.. why is it no job is ever straight forward... Thumbs Up

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Yeah, I know. The joys of running an old Land Rover Rolling Eyes

Got the wheel boxes and one correct washer jet installed this evening, so it's heading in the right direction again. 
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grafty99



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United Kingdom 2002 Defender 90 Td5 HT Caledonian Blue

I replaced my wiper cable and boxes a few years ago. If properly greased on installation they last well and are really smooth and quiet Thumbs Up 2002 90 Td5 Hard Top
1990 Vogue SE
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Post #617763 18th Apr 2017 7:03pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

That's good to know. I plan to use white grease on all of the moving parts. 
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Progress has been slower than I'd hoped in the evenings this week, but I have at least now plugged all of the holes Rolling Eyes


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On a more positive note, this arrived today Cool


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