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Procta



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what was the pocket thing for? Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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LandRoverAnorak



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It covers the opening in the bottom of the battery box where the bolt hooks in. Darren

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Shocked I might go check my pockets.......... 1993 200Tdi Defender 90
Post #702635 23rd Apr 2018 6:27pm
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Procta



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I will have to see if I still have mine Shocked Defender TD5 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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Post #702636 23rd Apr 2018 6:28pm
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shayes



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United Kingdom 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Coniston Green
Darren,
Where did you get the 'pocket' from. Manufactured it yourself or a bought item. Recently replaced my battery on my 300tdi and can't remember seeing this item.
Cheers, Simon
PS- loving your new Utility. Thumbs Up
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LandRoverAnorak



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I adapted an alloy project box, which was my very last purchase from Maplins Crying or Very sad Darren

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Post #702782 24th Apr 2018 8:30am
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shayes



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United Kingdom 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Coniston Green
Ok, thanks for that. Went out and had a look underneath. There are two small covers over the slats, that the hooks go into (looking from underneath) so at least I know nothing has fallen off!!. Cheers, Simon Very Happy
Post #702791 24th Apr 2018 9:49am
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karlp606



Member Since: 19 Aug 2021
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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Firenze Red
Re: Snorkel
LandRoverAnorak wrote:
This afternoon, after washing it in preparation for a show tomorrow, I finally fitted my snorkel, which was a present from last Christmas Shocked

I do like a Land Rover with a snorkel and I've fitted several over the years, including offerings from Safari and Mantec. This time though, in keeping with the more traditional look that I've been going for, I've chosen an original-style metal type with a mushroom top that came as a kit from Paddocks.

First job was to remove the existing intake grill, which was held on with screws. This revealed a lot of mess from previous owner painting escapades but, as with so many things, cosmetics will wait for another day. For the purposes of todays' task, I just cleaned it up with some wire wool and marked and drilled the additional hole that the snorkel fitting requires.


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The kit comes with a thin gasket for the mating face of the snorkel with the wing but it looked a bit rubbish, so I made a new one from some 3mm sticky backed, closed cell foam:


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This was then fitted in place with stainless screws into the original intake duct mounting points:


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The A pillar mounting brackets also came with gaskets, which looked ok so were just tacked in place with some superglue:


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Fitting these brackets to the windscreen pillar is the most difficult part of the installation. It's worth checking the measurements supplied in the instructions, as I found that the given position of the top bracket clashed with the upper mounting point for the internal trim. I also threw out the 6mm plated bolts that came with the kit and replaced them with some 5mm stainless flange bolts. The subsequent smaller nut is marginally easier to fit inside the A pillar.


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After that, it was a relatively simple task to assemble the upper parts of the snorkel. The main tube comes painted on the outside but not in and was already rusting when I took it out of the box. Some months ago therefore, I'd cleaned, etch primed and painted the inside with Hammerite. Again, I also replaced the supplied nuts and bolts with stainless versions.


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I'll probably get some stainless jubilee clips for the connections of the flexible rubber section, as the supplied plastic clips are barely long enough.

To be honest, the kit, over all, is not brilliant - even the instructions were wrong as they were for a 300tdi that has it mounted on the other side to a completely different air box. With a bit of fettling though, and some better quality fittings, it can be made into a reasonable installation.


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Ive got the same snorkel as yourself - mine is badly rusting on the top mushrow piece, is that just fixed on by the top bolts (highest up the windscreen)?
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LandRoverAnorak



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The mushroom top is held on by a large jubilee clip or clamp to the top of the tube. The windscreen bolts secure the tube itself. Darren

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Post #917702 19th Aug 2021 11:38am
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karlp606



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Firenze Red
I cant see any clips on mine where the mushroom bit is there is a very tight thick rubber band possibly a seal then only some plastic teeth like jubilee clip :/ and then just the bolts that bolt onto body near the windscreen.
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey
The thing with the plastic teeth is the clamp Thumbs Up Release that and the mushroom top will be free to lift off. Darren

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Post #917720 19th Aug 2021 1:13pm
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karlp606



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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Firenze Red
Thanks matey, I guess you just slide them outwards to remove them.
Thanks again and your thread is like a running Haynes Manual!
I love all the tinkering bits, taking bits off respraying etc - in fact where did you get your paint tins from?
Did you do the hinges etc just from rattle cans?
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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 2013 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Orkney Grey
Yeah, from memory they slide sideways to release.

The paint came from The Paint Man for the coach enamel and eBay for the rattle cans. Yes, the hinges were just done with rattle cans - rubbed down and etch primed before regular primer and top coats. Darren

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