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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

Got the wheel fitted this evening and took it for a spin. Very nice and I appreciated the lack of rattle from underneath curtesy of the new exhaust heat shield Very Happy


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My darling wife always complains that I get more parcels than her but she doesn't appreciate just how exciting todays' delivery is:


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When I bought my 90 the rad cowl was missing but I didn't give it a second thought at the time. Little did I realise that like the turbo heat shield, they're no longer available new and like rocking horse poo 2nd hand. So, after a year of looking, I'm chuffed to bits Mr. Green 
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Post #648870 7th Sep 2017 7:33pm
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Profyaffle



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

Great find Thumbs Up I didn't realise they were extinct as well.. I shall look after mine 1993 200Tdi Defender 90

Post #648874 7th Sep 2017 7:40pm
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L110CDL



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^^^ +1 Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #648883 7th Sep 2017 8:16pm
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Procta



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

great find there! I better tell my dad to take bloody care of his 200 if some parts are tricky to find! I do like your battery gauge! Where did you get that from? my dad is after one for his. Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

Post #648921 8th Sep 2017 12:00am
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Kit



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Scotia Grey

+1 on the battery gauge, looks right at home 1993 200 Tdi 90 CSW
1956 Series 1 Hard-top
1958 Series 1 Soft-top

Post #648932 8th Sep 2017 6:43am
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

The battery gauge was a bit of an accident. One of the first jobs that I did was to repair the broken dash, which involved a Raptor cowl for the back part and a good second hand fascia that, I think, came from a 300tdi. That fascia came with three dials that included that one for the battery, so thought I'd stick it in. I'll confess that it's not even connected yet as I haven't had chance!

It is, as far as I'm aware, a standard optional part. 
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Post #648942 8th Sep 2017 7:30am
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Kit



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Scotia Grey

We've got an old audi 80 sport with some vdo gauges, I think they're pretty similar 1993 200 Tdi 90 CSW
1956 Series 1 Hard-top
1958 Series 1 Soft-top

Post #648959 8th Sep 2017 8:37am
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bluebottle



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United Kingdom 2005 Defender 110 Td5 XS CSW Cairns Blue

LandRoverAnorak wrote:

The seats are retained in their upright position by a short nylon strap with a clip hook on one end. However, as they came they weren't very tight and the length of the strap was fixed by a rivet and nut:


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I drilled out the rivet, shortened them slightly and sealed the ends with a lighted match and then threaded on slide buckles to make them adjustable:


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The only other thing I need to do is devise some way to stop the legs swinging when the seats are up, which I suspect will involve Velcro.


Great thread, please keep it coming!

Have you considered an all in one solution for the above? Mine has a piece of fabric like yours but it attaches with a press stud type fixing into the centre of the seat base, this has the effect of holding it up and stopping the support peg from flapping about.

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Thanks Very Happy

I hadn't thought about an all in one solution. It's an interesting idea but I've recently ordered some thin neodymium magnets that I plan to glue to the seat base where the legs touch, which should do the trick. 
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Post #649077 8th Sep 2017 9:36pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Most of yesterday, on and off, was spent painting hinges.

Passenger door:


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Rear door:


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All were sanded, cleaned and etch primed before receiving three coats of blue and one of clear lacquer.

The plan today is to paint a replacement rear door, which is of the later, all steel type. 
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Post #649273 10th Sep 2017 8:31am
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Kit



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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Scotia Grey

Top job Thumbs Up I need to do mine as well, luckily the rear door didn't have a spare on it so the hinges are in good nick, so ill probably do a refurb like this.

I love stuff like this, built not bought as they say Smile 1993 200 Tdi 90 CSW
1956 Series 1 Hard-top
1958 Series 1 Soft-top

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Thanks Smile

The new rear door is now part way through being painted. I tend to spray the inside of the frame with a rattle can for ease but the outside will be brush painted with coach enamel:


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I'm also taking the opportunity to prepare a couple of floor plates for the front, ready for replacement whilst, I've got the painting materials out. I'm a little way off that particular task, though:


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Post #649698 11th Sep 2017 9:01pm
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L110CDL



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Does no harm thinking ahead LRA Wink 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #649701 11th Sep 2017 9:06pm
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LandRoverAnorak



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

A spare hour this afternoon saw me finally solve the minor niggle of the legs on the rear seats clonking when the seats are folded up. To be honest, I've probably spent far more time on this than it warranted, but I am pleased with the result.

My solution involved magnets: two 25mm x 8mm neodymium ones, to be exact. I glued them to the back of 25 x 30mm squares of 1.5mm thick rubber and then cut smaller rubber fillers to fit each side, all fixed together with superglue:


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After a bit of careful measuring, I cut a matching rectangle of carpet out of each seat base in line with the middle of each leg:


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And the glued in the rubber/magnet sandwich with Araldite, including the now loose edge of carpet:


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The free-swinging legs are now neatly held against the seat bases without the need for any additional straps or fasteners and easily pull away when required:


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This sort of thing keeps me off the streets and makes me happy Laughing 
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Post #652506 24th Sep 2017 8:53pm
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L110CDL



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Top job there Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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