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geobloke



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Drawer system installed

Miffy almost has her load bed back together, getting there inspire of the "light Welsh mist" that persists today. Without that dog crate in the back it looks cavernous...

A tip for anyone who has similar drawer systems to these that do not use standard metal runners, these are all plastic and run on two plastic rails, smear a little beeswax on the runners. it makes getting heavily laden drawers out a cinch. Not that they were difficult to open before, they are just much easier now.


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Just one more little irritation to deal with. Those damnable screws that seized in place and sheared off when removing the door jam and seal. Ironic thing is that I didn't need to remove it at all. Balls. Memory is faulty I thought I had placed the floor mat over the top of the hatch instead of cutting it around the hatch. Doh...!


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Hmmm, grind and drill? Hate drilling tiny screws out, perhaps this time I should drill out, tap and use M3 bolts or something...

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geobloke



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Woodland Rover…

If you go down to the woods today…



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Miffy prowling about the woodlands of Anglesey whilst preparing for a student field trip.

Any excuse… Right…! 🤠

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donmacn



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Re: Drawer system installed

geobloke wrote:
Just one more little irritation to deal with. Those damnable screws that seized in place and sheared off when removing the door jam and seal. Ironic thing is that I didn't need to remove it at all. Balls. Memory is faulty I thought I had placed the floor mat over the top of the hatch instead of cutting it around the hatch. Doh...!

Hmmm, grind and drill? Hate drilling tiny screws out, perhaps this time I should drill out, tap and use M3 bolts or something...


I feel your pain here - I remember being similarly fed up in the same place at some point in the past. I considered rivnuts, but in the end went for bigger screws, though you can't go too big or there's a risk they'll foul the door.

Mine were stainless - as I have one of the stainless thresholds, but slathered in duralac to separate them from the alu. 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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geobloke



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Ah yes the pain is so very real and irritating. Been thinking about grinding them flush and drilling new holes Rolling Eyes

Bigger pan heads will be the solution I think. Just not too big Rolling Eyes

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L110CDL



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Great that Miffy is out n about again Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

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geobloke



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It’s hard to keep a Defender down for long and yes it is great to be bumbling about in her again. I absolutely love our Freelander (Phoebe) but she’s just a little too clean cut, proper, the sort you’d take home to meet the folks. Miffy on the other hand is the sort you visit confessional about Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

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L110CDL



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Laughing

Liking the way of thinking of that Very Happy 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

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geobloke



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Woods and Dunes, Miffy the Defender conquers all...

It has been a busy week for the old girl. She has been on a student field trip to southeast Anglesey. Filled to the brim with surveying and geophysical gear. But no matter how full the day is there is always time for a brew up on the old faithful Coleman stove, what trip to the woods could possibly start without one...



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Then a little drive through the woods to the dunes just in time for the students of the day to arrive


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Warning! Defender on Survey...


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A splattering of Leica gear on the beach


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A lot of beach in the back of Miffy Rolling Eyes


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Gets everywhere, going to finding grains of sand in dark places for weeks and weeks Rolling Eyes

Now to clean up and get eh TransK9 back where it should be


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Oh and of course a Defender's weight in data to process, I guess it'll keep me busy as these nights draw in and Wales is draped in its Winter cloak of drizzle, mizzle, sleet, hail, snow, mist and fog Rolling with laughter

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L110CDL



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Looks as if you had a great day out with it being dry and your right with the sand, but i think it will be more than a couple of weeks Wink 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

regards
Clayton.

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geobloke



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Laughing No kidding sand sand everywhere... Laughing

It was a super couple of days in the searing heat of the Welsh summer sun. Stunning. Let the data processing commenceth...

But back to the important things in life, that of Miffy... Next few weeks I want to do a coolant and oil flush and refill. She's done a good number of thousand miles on the new head and the time has come to make sure she's clean as a whistle before winter arrives.

Plus, I must give the paint man a call and see where Miffy's new doors are Thumbs Up

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