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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey

Great photos Thumbs Up James

MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557

Post #645641 22nd Aug 2017 10:47am
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L110CDL



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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi PU Coniston Green

^^^^ Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #645955 23rd Aug 2017 8:08pm
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hank



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Wales 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

Long overdue update,

Ashcroft output shaft kit and clutchfix HD clutch kit with uprated slave cylinder was fitted last September. There is noticeably less backlash/slop in the drivetrain now so my OE output shaft must have been worn. No noticeable difference with clutch pedal operation but clutch has performed well and it’s reassuring to know quality parts are inside.

Since then some more bodywork has been done removing chequer from wingtops. Just the two small bits on the tub bottom to remove now… I will be selling the full 110 chequer kit (wingtops, sills and tub panels) complete with black stainless bolts should anybody be interested… Immaculate as recently been powdercoated black.

In the last few weekends I have:
- Fitted a new steering box as mine was notchy.
- Fully stripped and rebuilt front axle, swivels, kingpins, stub axles, shafts/CV's, steering arms with genuine new LR bearings, seals and ball joints
- Fitted Fox front dampers with Gwyn Lewis turrets for added poseur points to match the rear Fox dampers
- Fitted adjustable Terrafirma steering damper. Unnecessary probably but an ebay bargain at £20.
- Fitted an official (mantec?) raised air intake - thanks Rob (Trebro)
- Replaced heater valve in engine bay with genuine LR unit which has solved my permanently hot blowers!
- Fitted terrafirma snow cowl as cheap ebay one had split/cracked
- Checked/topped up all fluids
- Defender2 approved mod – red and yellow gearknob collars!!

Booked in to (hopefully) have air con regassed tomorrow, or if not at least I should get an idea of what needs repairing

I have sourced a pair of one-piece rear shafts to fit which should reduce backlash that little bit more and also remove a point of failure, the drive flange splines. So while I'm at it I will freshen up complete axle with seals etc.

I also intend to jet wash out the chassis rails using my karcher drain pipe jetter attachment. Will need treating for longevity. Need to research the best products to use!

Also need some slightly higher front springs or slightly lower rears to level it out a bit. I quite like a slight rake angle but currently it's too much.
I am tending towards lower rears as the heavy duty springs are really harsh without a load. I had a log splitter in the back recently and the ride was transformed but as I am generally unladen then some softer rear springs wouldn’t go a miss. Maybe 1" to keep a slight rake which will also be good to account for future loads/towing.

Other work on the 'to do' list is:
- Injector seals as I have some diesel pooling around the injectors. I have got new seals/copper washers, just need to fit them.
- Glow plugs. Bosch replacements sourced, just need fitting.

Did a few hundred miles over the bank holiday weekend, pleased with how the truck is running at the moment! Although lack of front number plate did attract some police attention Embarassed Looking forward to driving around France in the summer… On the lookout for a roof tent

Anyway some photos


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The spring pan seat was bent/collapsed on my original axle so I got a good used axle to rebuild and then swap out as a single unit. Saves cutting off the spring pan and welding on a new one as well as reducing down time


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Post #706405 10th May 2018 12:09pm
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LandymanStefan



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England 2001 Defender 90 Td5 SW Epsom Green

Looks awesome Thumbs Up

How was the job taking the axle off and re installing?

Fox dampers are looking good too! How's the ride with them?

Post #706410 10th May 2018 12:39pm
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hank



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Wales 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

Dropping the axle is simple. I hadn't done it before and had the axle off within two hours.

Rather than disconnect the brake lines and having to bleed the calipers on refitting I leave the caliper connected and unbolt/tie up in the wheel arch,

Then it's just a case of going round disconnecting things...
- Radius arms
- Panhard rod
- Shock absorbers
- Propshaft
- Steering box drop link

I disconnect the radius arms at the chassis end so that I can lower the axle down on a jack pivoting about their radius which seems more controlled to me

Post #706422 10th May 2018 1:09pm
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mk1collector



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England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Bonatti Grey

Loving the pics, especially the one with the caddy.............but I may be biased Whistle Ray
My build thread
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic17615.html

Post #706428 10th May 2018 1:45pm
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L110CDL



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England 1996 Defender 110 300 Tdi PU Coniston Green

Looking good Hank Thumbs Up

I thought you would like the caddy Ray Wink i like where the exhaust is Very Happy 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

Post #707183 14th May 2018 8:20pm
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hank



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Wales 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

This evening's mod... Had one in the house so why not Laughing

Post #707375 15th May 2018 7:13pm
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bankz5152



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2004 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Epsom Green

Thats awesome!!

What size strut? Where did you mount it. I must do this!

Post #707377 15th May 2018 7:22pm
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LandymanStefan



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England 2001 Defender 90 Td5 SW Epsom Green

Basically a Range Rover now Laughing

Any feedback on those fox shocks?

Post #707379 15th May 2018 7:24pm
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hank



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Wales 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

Sorry, completely missed your question on the Fox dampers! I can't comment on longevity yet but the build quality is second to none. They seem good, ride quality is greatly improved but that's more than likely due to original's being shot. Expecting the ride to improve again when I swap rear springs for a lower spring rate than the HD ones currently fitted.

Gas strut I had left over from another project but is identical to this Thumbs Up

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/191184708440

Post #707384 15th May 2018 7:34pm
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hank



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Wales 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 DCPU Stornoway Grey

Fitted a new steering drop arm ball joint today. Frustratingly it’s a job I had previously done but when I replaced the steering box recently the nice new ball joint was lost.

So new genuine JLR ball joint kit fitted plus a slight tweak of steering box play adjuster and the steering is now absolutely bang on. No play whatsoever - it has really tansformed the drive! No more constant steering input along straight roads!

Post #708219 20th May 2018 5:54pm
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Enid_Puceflange



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Scotland 2002 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Baltic Blue

Just ordered one of those gas struts

Couldn’t help myself Embarassed My confidence has been writing cheques that my abilities can't cash for years.

Post #708287 20th May 2018 9:57pm
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bankz5152



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2004 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Epsom Green

Same here Very Happy just looks so cool

Post #708300 21st May 2018 5:36am
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Enid_Puceflange



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Scotland 2002 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Baltic Blue

hank wrote:
This evening's mod... Had one in the house so why not Laughing



Hank , I’m hoping to find time to tackle mine today

Any chance you could give an idea of measurements for the pivot mounts positions please Thumbs Up

Cheers

G My confidence has been writing cheques that my abilities can't cash for years.

Post #710537 2nd Jun 2018 11:54pm
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