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chopcat



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Looks like it . Brendan has stepped in to the rescue whilst I stop for a brew.

Just an odd coincidence. I will keep the old strut in case it needs to be looked at and who knows when things cool down

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might even work again!.

TC

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chopcat



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United Kingdom 2000 Defender 90 Td5 CSW Java Black

Well the best plans and all that .

In the end I didnt manage to get a replacement from the manufacturer and now have lost the original somehow.

I have found some chaps who will make one but they need to see a picture of the specs of the original. Does anyone have a strut they could take a pic of please?

thanks TC

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donmacn



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I can do that for you, no bother, but I don't have the car with me today. I could take a pic this evening if someone else doesn't jump in before then. Donald

1994 Defender 300Tdi 110 SW - owned since 2002 - 230k miles and going strong
(The 'rolling restoration' or tinkering thread: http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic58538.html )
2000 Range Rover P38 4.0L V8

in the past..
RR classic - fitted with 200Tdi
1984 RR classic - V8 with ZF auto box
1993 Discovery 300Tdi

not to mention the minis and the Type 2 VW camper...

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chopcat



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Thanks . I think I have os sorted with a magnifying glass on the advert for them. Assuming ot works I will post the specs for the replacement here

TC

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donmacn



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Sorry TC, a couple of things came up late at work and I just forgot until it was too late.

Here is a pic though, just in case it's any use. Not the best, but it's a black thing, in a black garage.


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One of the things I had to deal with, with my upper strut, was that with the door open it was pushing the spare wheel against the brake light lens. Enough that I didn't like it.

I did look at sourcing another strut, which would have been just 8mm shorter. I think I found someone to do it, but the unit cost for a one-off was ca. £120. For me, the much easier option was just to drill another hole in the mounting plate that goes above the door - moving the strut mount towards the nearside by about 10/12mm. Easily enough done and now the door opens far enough, but doesn't clash with the lights.

This could just be a problem caused by a particular combination of tyre and swingaway carrier.

Anyway, hope you get sorted. Donald

1994 Defender 300Tdi 110 SW - owned since 2002 - 230k miles and going strong
(The 'rolling restoration' or tinkering thread: http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic58538.html )
2000 Range Rover P38 4.0L V8

in the past..
RR classic - fitted with 200Tdi
1984 RR classic - V8 with ZF auto box
1993 Discovery 300Tdi

not to mention the minis and the Type 2 VW camper...

Post #887705 25th Feb 2021 11:06am
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