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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Thanks Matt. I did look at the brackets for them (which are bloomin' expensive when bought separately) but decided against it for now. If I go down the 'clamp it to the bulkhead' route then I'll likely use a Quickfist, but another idea is to make up a case in something like a Really Useful Box to take the jack, some chocks and a few other odds and sods. It will depend on how big that then needs to be and whether it's easier to store or not. 
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Post #626955 26th May 2017 9:01am
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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Spent most of yesterday prepping and painting two wheels. I jacked up one side of my 90 and put it on stands so that I could do one complete side at a time.

I attacked the wheels with a sanding flap disk thing mounted in a drill, to take off the worst of the corrosion and key the remaining paint, both inside and out. I then masked up the tyres and cleaned with panel wipe:


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Next was a couple of coats of etch primer. This is great stuff as it dries so quickly:


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Then, because the etch is grey, followed two coats of white primer, two coats of white Hammerite and a final coat of laquer. The patented Anorak seven coat system Rolling Eyes


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They're not completely perfect but this is a stop gap measure until I replace them with Wolf wheels.

Whilst I had those wheels off, I also installed Glyn Lewis mud shields to protect the rear crossmember and the front outrigger:


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These are great and very easy to fit, apart from getting 25 year old existing screws out beforehand!

And the finished look:


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Weather permitting, I'll do the other side on Friday. 
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trickster5000



Member Since: 12 Dec 2015
Location: Pocklington, East Yorkshire
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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Arles Blue

Looks fantastic, really lifts the appearance.

You put a lot more effort in than when I painted my spare steely, I just sanded it down and slapped some white radiator paint on!

Top job Thumbs Up Matt.

1989 Ninety CSW - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic46809.html

Post #628047 31st May 2017 7:51pm
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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Heh, heh. Unfortunately, I think the seller had done something similar with mine and nine months later they looks pretty sad. 
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Post #628080 31st May 2017 9:13pm
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L110CDL



Member Since: 31 Oct 2015
Location: Devon
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Spot on LRA, matches the roof now Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #628082 31st May 2017 9:30pm
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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Ah, if only that were true. The picture is very flattering as it's as rough as a badgers backside in the metal. It'll hopefully get painted soon but I'll be using the roof bars over the next couple of weekends so it'll wait until I can remove them for a bit. 
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Post #628085 31st May 2017 9:34pm
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Kit



Member Since: 12 Feb 2016
Location: Shropshire
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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Scotia Grey

Starting to really come together now Thumbs Up 1993 200 Tdi 90 CSW
1956 Series 1 Hard-top
1958 Series 1 Soft-top

Post #628086 31st May 2017 9:36pm
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L110CDL



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Laughing i know what you mean about in the metal as mine looks really good in the pic's and thats about all Laughing yeah best to wait until your finished with the roof bars and then you can crack on if the weather lets you Wink your landy does look good in the pic though Cool 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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Procta



Member Since: 03 Dec 2016
Location: Sunderland
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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Glyn Lewis mud shields look like they could be mud traps to me? Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #628288 1st Jun 2017 7:37pm
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seriesonenut



Member Since: 19 Nov 2014
Location: Essex
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United Kingdom 1991 Defender 110 200 Tdi CSW Portofino Red

I fitted a set to my 110 last summer and I did have some concerns about mud traps. However this is not so they do a great job in keeping the road dirt off the bulkhead outriggers and on the rear of the 110 it really does a good job of protecting the built in mud traps in front of the rear wheels. I will be adding a set which protect the rear cross member this summer to finish the set. Best upgrade I have made in a while.

Post #628307 1st Jun 2017 8:25pm
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Kit



Member Since: 12 Feb 2016
Location: Shropshire
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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Scotia Grey

Procta wrote:
Glyn Lewis mud shields look like they could be mud traps to me?


What makes you say that? If you go underneath a defender you can see where the mud gets deposited, these are well designed like all of gwyns stuff 1993 200 Tdi 90 CSW
1956 Series 1 Hard-top
1958 Series 1 Soft-top

Post #628314 1st Jun 2017 8:39pm
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Procta



Member Since: 03 Dec 2016
Location: Sunderland
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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

my main worry kit is stuff getting in behind. Where I live kit, I am close to the sea and things do rot quite quickly Sad
I have seen that happen with a couple of cars with side skirts on, end up rotting like hell, than ones with out. Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

So, most of yesterday was spent prepping and painting the other two wheels. The process was the same as the first two and I ended up with this:


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Again, whilst the wheels were off, I fitted the other mud shields. The drivers side rears are slightly different to the passenger side, as they don't have to accommodate the exhaust hanger:


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All of this was exposed:


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And all protected:


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The fronts are the same as the other side:


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Talking of mud shields, this one from the front brakes has seen better days:


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And once again the finished article, which I'm wheely pleased with:


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Other jobs today included fitting my Ozpod in preparation for camping at Dunsfold next weekend. I also took the opportunity to remove the bench seats from the back and will fit a pair of individual seats in due course.


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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

I recently fitted a full head lining but in order to do so I had to remove the LED strip light that I'd fitted not long before as the brackets I'd made weren't compatible. So todays' task was to make some new brackets and refit the light.

The new, slightly more sophisticated brackets were folded up from some 20mm wide ali strip:


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The idea this time is that they will sit behind the 'telephone' panel above the rear door, which will in turn slot in behind the light. A bit of careful measuring had them both in position:


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I also took the opportunity to make a small modification to the light itself so that the cables exited the case from the rear instead of the end:


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And the finished installation:


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The trim panel can now be easily removed without disturbing the light or its' wiring. I also replaced the wiring up to roof level with some thinner stuff, which is less bulky when it comes out from under the trim. 
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Profyaffle



Member Since: 03 Oct 2016
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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

Very neat Thumbs Up
It's looking lovely, good job on the wheels 1993 200Tdi Defender 90

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