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Ianh



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G.I. Joe Army Stores - 100 miles away. I had a good chat with them, the pics were comprehensive and I agreed a price I would pay if what they had told me and the pics they sent were accurate when I viewed. That way I was happy to travel and they were happy to reserve it for me. All was as they said. This was the best one they had so not the cheapest but I think a fair price and avoids the risk of buying unseen at an auction.
I did follow the brightwells auctions, and if fortunate you could end up with an equally good example at a lower price. However their is a risk you win the auction, turn up to tow it away, and find there is an issue and you are stuck 200 plus miles away from home. plus a 400mile round trip did not appeal either.

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diesel_jim



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 110 Td5 SW Epsom Green
Re: Penman brake pads

JimmyP wrote:
Do any of you Penam owners know what brake pads are fitted to the Penman lightweight trailer? I’m doing an expedition conversion on one but having real trouble tracking down where to get pads from. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Cheers Jim



They use citroen xantia calipers so I'd guess the pads were the same.

I bought a xantia pad retaining kit (springs and pins) and they fitted perfectly

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Ianh



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diesel_jim wrote :
They use citroen xantia calipers so I'd guess the pads were the same.

I bought a xantia pad retaining kit (springs and pins) and they fitted perfectly


That’s really handy to know.

If after a penman John at GI joe said he had a great condition penman but it did not have callipers and he could not find where to get a new set, If they are the exact same ones as the Citroen xantia, and the calliper element of the braking system is the only bit missing then you may be able to get a good price off him and then fit some scrap yard, referb or new callipers and save a fair bit of cash.

My only concern is i thought the callipers had a special valve on one of them that facilitated auto reverse. If that’s a separate component and it’s still there and the Citroen ones are correct then all may be well. But all that would need to be checked out first.

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diesel_jim



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United Kingdom 2006 Defender 110 Td5 SW Epsom Green

The auto reverse valve is a separate unit that's activated by a "rocker" arm type thing..

This unit:


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rallysteve



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United Kingdom 1984 Defender 90 V8 Petrol PU Caledonian Blue

Are the calipers re-sealed to use DOT type brake fluid? As far as i recall the Xantias used LHM fluid and the seal materials are not cross compatible.

Steve 02' 110 TD5 Double Cab
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diesel_jim



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Dunno

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rallysteve



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United Kingdom 1984 Defender 90 V8 Petrol PU Caledonian Blue

Assuming the Penmans use normal brake fluid then? 02' 110 TD5 Double Cab
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under_rover



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I've just had a quick nosey at the maintainence schedule :- table 2 states OX8. Popped a pic up, plus spec from MOD lubrication data. Thumbs Up


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Laurie

90 rebuild thread - https://www.defender2.net/forum/topic62909.html

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Vitesse



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black
Number plate

In response to the number plate query. I mounted the plate on the convoy light panel. Then simply wired that up to the side light circuit in the main loom. Seems fine. Probably sits a little too far in but is visible directly behind. (although not in this pic!) I also fitted a new military plate with the original number
not sure if plod will like that but lets see! Thumbs Up


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blackwolf



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United Kingdom 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

It is illegal, I'm afraid, to have more than one numberplate or anything which resembles or could be mistaken for an additional numberplate.

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Ianh



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Thanks vitesse, I spotted some pics of the plate fitted under the rear on the convoy light panel, but I do suspect it’s not compliant with the rules, although it could be a tight call. A pity we can’t use the military style plate as that just looks right. So I think I will make a backing plate that allows me to fit centrally under the number plate light but then slide to the right and out of the way of the tail gate when I want to open or close it.

On the brake fluid question. Having a read it looks like DOT4 will be ok. Have I got that right ?

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Vitesse



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Yes Dot 4 compatible Thumbs Up 2015 90 XS Santorini Black

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