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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:53 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

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Good work on the roof rack. What do you plan to put on it? A few jerry cans, spare wheels and a spade I imagine?


A ladder up to it at the rear will be the next purchase then?


I'm probably not going to bother.  I have no reason to climb up there and everything can be reached from the side steps or the rear.  It's mainly because I like the look of them and the fact that this was a genuine Land Rover rack for a great price.

It may well come in useful when I go to the Land Rover show in September.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice rack.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob Sacamano wrote:
Nice rack.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great fun.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TreVoR wrote:
PG wrote:
Michael wrote:
Good work on the roof rack. What do you plan to put on it? A few jerry cans, spare wheels and a spade I imagine?


A ladder up to it at the rear will be the next purchase then?


I'm probably not going to bother.  I have no reason to climb up there and everything can be reached from the side steps or the rear.  It's mainly because I like the look of them and the fact that this was a genuine Land Rover rack for a great price.

It may well come in useful when I go to the Land Rover show in September.


You could tie rabbits to it if you're that way inclined. That's what my colleague does when he goes out for a bit of roaming with his lurcher and ferrets in tow!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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TreVoR wrote:
PG wrote:
Michael wrote:
Good work on the roof rack. What do you plan to put on it? A few jerry cans, spare wheels and a spade I imagine?


A ladder up to it at the rear will be the next purchase then?


I'm probably not going to bother.  I have no reason to climb up there and everything can be reached from the side steps or the rear.  It's mainly because I like the look of them and the fact that this was a genuine Land Rover rack for a great price.

It may well come in useful when I go to the Land Rover show in September.


You could tie rabbits to it if you're that way inclined. That's what my colleague does when he goes out for a bit of roaming with his lurcher and ferrets in tow!


It certainly looks like it needs the carcass of some dead thing on it!
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I'd love to know why my steering box drop arm nut keeps coming loose. It has a properly bent lock washer on it which I had to unbend so I could tighten it up half a turn!   bent the washer back and went for a drive and the steering is back as it should be with no free play.   I've ordered a new nut and washer to be on the safe side.

I also added some lights to the roof rack. Much prefer that to the stand alone light bar.

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The roof lights were wired on a separate switch which made them illegal for use on the road.

I have altered the wiring so that they come on with the main beam, but still through a switch so I can disable them completely if needed.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay, the lights are back!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Yay, the lights are back!


I always blew hot and cold on the light bar. It looked out of place. I have no such problem with the lights mounted on the rack.  They are ridiculously bright!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it has cost a not insignificant amount of money but that Defender looks nearly new and has all the right bits fitted. Long may it continue to give trouble free pleasure.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TreVoR wrote:
PhilD wrote:
Yay, the lights are back!


I always blew hot and cold on the light bar. It looked out of place. I have no such problem with the lights mounted on the rack.  They are ridiculously bright!


Yeah, it was always the idea of lights rather than that particular execution that I liked. That looks great.

Btw, do LR and G-Wagon folk get on?
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I don't know, I've not come across any G-Wagen owners. A standard G-Wagon has three locking differentials as standard so is better off road than a standard Defender.

I like G-Wagons but as with all Mercedes products, parts are a premium.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Btw, do LR and G-Wagon folk get on?


I'm not sure they meet each other, the LR lot are fixing their car at the start of the green lane when the G-Wagons are out on the school run    
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

 

Great day on Saturday with some Series owners.  I had to do some running repairs to my side steps.  One of the lanes was rutted and the brackets that clamp to the chassis were removed by the terrain.  I have bent them back and re-clamped them, but it has confirmed that if I wish to continue using my Defender on the green lanes, I will need to do something about it as they have taken a severe battering.

I have ordered a fuel tank guard and a pair of tree sliders from Paddocks.  They are supposed to be good quality and they are galvanised so should be able to take some abuse.  I don't want to run without either steps or sliders as it leaves the sills and the soft aluminium door skins vulnerable to car park damage.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Short video.  Sorry about the quality of the first bit, but this wasn't me filming.

https://youtu.be/nJCjC9JZmMo
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Gradually gathering stickers!
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I like the "proper tractor" in the first photo; I bet the ride quality is "interesting" !
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen Hartside Cafe without about a thousand motorbikes parked outside.
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The tractor must still work as the spreader attached to the back was brand new.  That piece of land was an open cast coal mine that has been relandscaped into a shooting moor and there are abandoned machines all over.

It was foggy, cold and wet at Hartside.  The cafe was dead, which is astounding on a Saturday.

https://www.aditnow.co.uk/Mines/Plenmeller-Opencast-Coal-Mine_18393/

The rock with plaque is next to a byway, not a bridleway.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Resident Spanner wrote:
PhilD wrote:


Btw, do LR and G-Wagon folk get on?


I'm not sure they meet each other, the LR lot are fixing their car at the start of the green lane when the G-Wagons are out on the school run    


I don't know what you are talking about. Nothing says green-laning more than this surely?

http://www.qualitymotorcompany.co...top&at_campaign=website-visit

The reason I ask TreVoR is because quite a few TV show's I've watched recently have had the G-Wagon in the LR role and I wondered if; A- anyone uses them in this way in the UK, and; B - if there is any rivalry.  Clearly not to both!

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