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L110CDL



Member Since: 31 Oct 2015
Location: Devon
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Hello and welcome back with a great update and hopefully some more frequent updates to come Wink

Yes i can sympathise with you there with losing your hearing from time to time Laughing 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

Post #893293 22nd Mar 2021 10:08pm
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xpertoftheseas



Member Since: 05 Jan 2016
Location: Salisbury, Wilts
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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Aintree Green
More progress

At risk of sounding optimistic, things are moving! The fabricator has been busy.

So, my previous designs for the draw bar were great (of course), but the fabricator for some reason had my wallet in mind when he suggested a different approach to reduce the amount of hours needed to modify. Usually when they have a wallet in mind, as we all know it is never a good thing, but in this case maybe the Easter bunny had whispered in his ear and he decided to go easy on me. So, the design was changed to make the cuts easier and to "prettify" the whole draw bar assembly.


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Now I am pretty chuffed at the way this turned out, and I will give credit where credit is due as the fabricator went above and beyond for the design of the strengthening plates needed. This is all unpainted right now, but I will hopefully get round to this this weekend sometime. It now sits behind the (ahem!) Land Cruiser perfectly level (forgot to take a photo of this so will post another time).

In addition to the draw bar, the fabricator (being an hydraulics guy also!) finally sorted out the reverse lockout solenoid for the brakes. Untested as yet as I need to to some wiring, but this is like Christmas after all the crap I went through trying to get this done on the cheap by myself.


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Side boxes are coming along nicely, just need to paint the aluminium angle brackets for the mounting and they will be ready for fitment. Now that the trailer is back with me, I can finish the old box removal and clean up the sides ready for fitment and the cut outs. After this is the inside of the trailer.

Heading to Devon in July with this so all needs to be done. Very happy things are moving again.... My 10th Land Rover, but my first Defender.

Post #895665 3rd Apr 2021 12:39am
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L110CDL



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Location: Devon
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Nice bit of work there on the draw bar, might see you about when your in Devon Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

Post #896314 6th Apr 2021 9:01pm
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