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Retroanaconda



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There should be two pairs of washers, each encapsulating a rubber bush, one each side of the mounting plate. Note that there are two styles of washer and each pair should consist of one of each. The ‘inner’ style has a raised lip which located into the hole on the shock mount surface, these sit against said surface. The ‘outer’ style are a simple dished washer and they sit against the shock tube and securing nut respectively.

I can’t find a pic of an installed shock that shows it clearly but in this photo you can see the bush/washer arrangement at each end - the mount goes between the inner two washers:


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Post #676982 8th Jan 2018 8:27pm
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mikeh501



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Alpine White

gotcha thanks. ill check it out. pretty sure i didnt have a bunch of left over washers though!

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mikeh501



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Alpine White

Originally I was going to get a rolling chassis, and then have my local garage basically detach my body, and then put it back over the new chassis. All apparently very doable but a bit fiddly, certainly easier than doing a full strip and rebuild of the entire body etc…….. best laid plans lol.

With builds, you get to that point where your invested, you’ve done it right, everything is shiny…. and the thought of dropping my body on which needed attention anyhow was quickly dropped.

The other difference is that the 200tdi bulkhead needs to be modified so that the v8 bell housing will fit. Instead of doing that to my own bulkhead I got ashtree to find me a v8 bulkhead and galv it. Expensive, and im not sure of some of their welding, but it should last a long time.


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defender9



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Keswick Green

Starting to come together nicely. I'm pretty much at the same stage with my V8 90 rebuild. 2015 Defender 90 SW
1985 factory V8 Ninety
1955 Series 1 now owned by my son
1989 Porsche Carrera
Skoda Yeti 4x4 - Daily Driver

Post #678140 13th Jan 2018 2:02pm
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mikeh501



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Alpine White

awesome. i think this stage is nice because you can really see it coming together and how much youve accompllished.

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mikeh501



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Alpine White

Still off roading Smile

Everyone loves a photo, and I was still out happily enjoying my 200tdi about a year after I started the project. The rolling chassis was literally all new, so no need to dismantle my own just yet. This was at Hawkestone Park punch hunt event. Lots of fun. Got cross axle here Very Happy and those ATB’s won’t get you out of that.


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familymad



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Had an ashtree bulkhead on my S2a. Welding was playschool standard. 2016 110 XS - SOLD
2012 130 DCPU
1951 80" S1

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mikeh501



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Alpine White

agreed, an example of a company struggling to keep the quality up whilst they are awash in work.

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GREENI



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Nice to see it in the flesh, it's going to be an awesome motor Cool V8 Scumbag

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mikeh501



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Alpine White

Thanks GREENI! and thanks for the trip out in yours. My grin was ear to ear just listening to it!!!! love it.

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mikeh501



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Alpine White

So the time came to completely strip my landie Surprised, mainly for the body panels and start the next stage of the build!


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Looking sorry for itself! Like destruction derby, but showed me how much work was in front if I wanted to keep the standard high.

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mk1collector



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Loving this thread, keep it coming Thumbs Up Ray
My build thread
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic17615.html

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mikeh501



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United Kingdom 1994 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Alpine White

bye bye tdi!

Given Id now got basically 2 rolling chassis in my possession it was time for the tdi to go and make room for the v8! I arranged for the garage I use to buy the complete rolling chassis from me including the engine, box etc and the hardtop which I wouldn’t be using again. I got a decent price for the lot tbh and it saved me a huge amount of hassle. happy days.

im lucky enough to have two garages, and they also helped me move the new rolling chassis over to my larger garage which would make life easier.

shed a tear that day lol


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L110CDL



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More than one tear i would of thought Crying or Very sad

Now you can move a bit more forward Very Happy 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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