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#176138 I'm Back and with a new LR4

Posted by Gotrovr on 06 October 2016 - 07:23 PM

Let the build begin.


I need advice/suggestions/user comments on the following.


Rack, I have a 25% off coupon for BajaRack.  Rack needs to be compatible with a Tepui tent


Wheels, thinking Compomotive and Duratracs 275/65R18

Lift, probably Sasquatch rods.  Johnson Rods?

winch bumper, ARB? (needs to be compatible with front cameras and sensors?)

rear bumper with spare tire carrier



Btw, it was nice seeing old and new faces at our 10th annual event.  

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#180487 Tread Lightly! Tread Trainer course

Posted by Disco2Guy on 07 May 2017 - 10:00 AM

Hey everyone. A few weeks I was asked by Bill Nay (aka Father Nayture) if I could help co-teach a Tread Trainer class up in Guerneville. He was at the Annual a few years ago and is the go to instructor for Tread Lightly! in Northern California. I've attended this class a couple times as a student, but this was my first time being brought in as an Instructor. I covered the "E" of the TREAD principles, which stands for Educate yourself and gave some good insight on the 4 wheeling aspects of the program. My goal is to become a Master Tread Trainer later this year, which would allow me to teach the 8 hour Tread Trainer course. It was a small class this time around, but everyone came from a different background and all had a unique perspective to offer. Here are a couple pics from yesterday.

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#182866 Your Help Is Needed

Posted by DiscoChef on 26 September 2017 - 01:59 PM

Fellow NCLR enthusiasts, I’m reaching out you on behalf of the people of Chiapas, Mexico, my home state. as you already know, Mexico has been hit by major earthquakes in the last few weeks and it continues to shake everyday since. The damage is so great that help for many of the victims is practically nonexistent and some are living under trees because they have lost everything!


In the past, with the help of Ron Boston and many others in this wonderful community, we have been able to help victims of other natural disasters i.e. Hurricane relief for the Phillipines in 2013, San Francisco de la Sierra Baja California, Mexico in 2014, small village in Baja in 2016 and so on. 


This year, the natural disasters seem endless…wild fires, hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes and the list goes on, and of course, we are bombarded with people/organizations asking for help (all with good intentions) and I add myself to that list. I ask you to donate any amount you can and together with a fundraiser that I will be having at my restaurant in San Ramon (Mexxi’s) on October 28 I will send the monies generated to Doctor Gladys Garcia and architect Andres Vargas. Two friends of mine who have generously donated their time to go to a small village that has been forgotten/neglected by the local government and help them rebuild their home. 


I will set up a collection box at the Annual Gathering of the Members this weekend and any contribution you can make, will be greatly appreciated!


My heartfelt gratitude



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#181054 Land Rover - Girl Power

Posted by robg on 06 June 2017 - 07:14 AM

As far as I know Erin and Alyson are the two ladies that pick up spanners (wrenches) and work on their rigs and for that, here's a shout out to you both.


I have a 14 year old that is becoming a very good fabricator and welder, she is helping build a rear tyre swing out currently and it raises the question, how many ladies do we have in the club working on Land Rovers (No, Solis does not count)?


Let's hear from you........................................

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#176874 Introducing Myself and Saving African Elephants

Posted by LRArtist on 05 November 2016 - 08:41 PM

Hello fellow Land Rover enthusiasts and wildlife lovers!
I am Isabel Gomez, daughter of DiscoChef (Enrique Gomez) :D. I have been on trips with many of you and those of you I haven't, I am looking forward to it! I wanted to share something that might interest some of you, because, honestly, doesn't some part of all of us love animals? I recently went to a meeting for a Plants and Wildlife club in my middle school. At that meeting we learned about how African Elephants are being poached for their ivory horns. This is just one website we looked at: https://www.sheldrickwildlifetrust.org , and I was hoping that anyone who is interested would visit this site and any others you could possibly think of. It would also mean a lot if you would help to spread the word! Thanks again,L RArtist.

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#167709 Happy Thanksgiving to all my Rover Friends!

Posted by Disco2Guy on 26 November 2015 - 06:42 AM

I'd like to give thanks to all of my family, friends, and extended Rover family for all the years of of happiness you've given. Eat lots of turkey and fall into a tryptophan induced coma on this fine Thursday!

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#165632 One more Restaurant in the Club!

Posted by yarrover on 29 September 2015 - 02:19 PM

A big hello to all Roverers,


It's been very long i met the club. Hope you all are doing great with all the trips and action. I have been missing all the fun, its been crazy few months with work, parents in town, ''Goin to be DAAAD' :D  :lr:!!Yayyy!!! ' and opening of our new Restaurant. Hopefully see you guys at the annual.



I am excited to share with you all that,we opened a new Indian restaurant called 'Biryani Pot' in Newark,CA. I would like you all to come try our South Indian -  Authentic Hyderabadi style food. So next time if you crave for Indian food, now you know where to go  :P . 


I am attaching a discount coupon as a complimentary from Biryani Pot. You can use it as many times before it expires.


Please feel free to forward the coupon to your Friends and Family . They can directly show us the coupon on their phone to avail the discount at the Restaurant (No need for print outs).


For all of you who have not visited us yet , we would love to have you come over for great food. 


Cant fix the crazy font differences how many times i edit it. Please excuse.

Thanks and Regards

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#163130 my 1973 series 3

Posted by robert pendergrast on 08 August 2015 - 08:20 PM

my 1973 is getting closer to be completed

planning to take white rock lake


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#180354 Closed trails and forest roads; repost from pirate 4x4

Posted by AlysonH on 28 April 2017 - 11:11 AM

Thank you for posting this. I've already reached out to see if they'll let us help clean up trails.
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#180184 my updated 73 series

Posted by robert pendergrast on 22 April 2017 - 08:21 PM

just got my new custom made wheels with 305,70/16r mud terrain installed 

now i can cruz at 70miles per hour 


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#178864 Thinking of buying a roof top tent, awning or ground tent?

Posted by Teds on 22 February 2017 - 05:08 PM

Thinking of buying a roof top tent, awning or ground tent similar to an Oz tent? Don't purchase one yet!


Nick and I are starting up a business selling tents and awnings for the overlanding crowd. We have enjoyed our roof top tents, but wanted to make improvements based on our overlanding experiences. This desire has morphed into a business project focusing on roof top tents, awnings, and quick set-up ground tents similar to an Oz tent. We are making some design changes and improvements to the tents to make overlanding comfortable and convenient. We were impressed with the quality of the first batch of tents and are moving forward with the business.


Roof top tents offer a lot of benefits including getting off the ground away from critters, foam mattress, quick set-up, storing sleeping gear inside and very convenient with overlanding.


A few gripes from tents we have owned, include thin mattresses, tent cover difficult to zip, limited storage room when closed, ladders hurting feet, overall weight, pesky spring rod set-up.


Some of our improvements:

  • higher density foam mattress (3 inches vs 2.5 inches)
  • taller cover to ease installation and allow more storage of gear inside the tent
  • cover to allow ladder extension to fit
  • completely new tent design to allow open space at the front and back of the tent not requiring spring rods for side windows
  • taller sliding ladder (telescoping ladder hurts feet and is finicky)
  • improved air flow
  • extra long roof top tent allowing a 6 footer to sleep sideways
  • cover straps with double d-rings that are more secure

We will be offering 3 different tents in 2 sizes. One design will be new to the market and allow ample airflow without requiring side spring rods that are difficult to install and will be available in 1.4 meters (56 inches) or 2 meter (78 inches). The other style will be similar to other tents on the market including skylights and an overhang where an annex can be installed.


We will also be offering 2 sizes of quick set-up ground tents that are similar in style to an Oz tent but with an improved rain fly. Tents will come in 2 meters and 2.5 meter lengths.


For awnings, we will be offering a foxwing type awning that rotates 270 degrees and includes rigid poles under the canvas that the current foxwing awning does not have. This improves rigidity of the awning and does not require the canvas to be staked to the ground. Sizes include 2 meter and 2.5 meter lengths and walls can be attached to create a full enclosure around the awning. We will also offer a simple square awning in 1.4 meter (56 in), 2 meter (78 in) and 2.5 meter (98 in) length.


We are still kicking things off, but are excited about the products and quality of the tents and awnings. Progress has started on our first order and should arrive by May. We will be offering products at a reasonable price but are not willing to compromise on quality.


Of course, we plan to give a discount to NCLR members and are confident you will enjoy our products.


Check out a few pics of the test batch at OverlandPros.com but remember, the colors and styles will be different and improved.


If you are interested in pre-ordering a roof top tent, ground tent or awning, please pm me (TEDS) or Nick (NDAMICO) for a substantial discount before they arrive in May and more details. You won't be disappointed.

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#178524 What Did You Do With Your Rover Today?

Posted by JFuller on 09 February 2017 - 09:40 AM

Why can't I mount the wheel...seems like something is missing ^_^

I can see the problem.  Your supposed to use salted mixed nuts in your front axle.  The unsalted ones go in the rear.  

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#175204 A few pictures from MA!

Posted by DavidW on 06 September 2016 - 11:46 AM

Hi everyone, 


It's been a while since I posted anything or said hello, but wanted to share a few photos on some trails in MA.


Check out my instagram below for a few photos and videos (first 6 photos/videos). Lots of fun!


Hope to see some of you soon when I return to CA for work several times the rest of the year. 


Regards, David






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#175004 Usal Beach Camp - random find

Posted by GuamPilot on 27 August 2016 - 09:23 PM

Tuesday, Carrie and I started off on one of our random explorations. "Where do you want to go?" "I don't know, where do you want to go?"

Tuesday night was a bed & breakfast. Wednesday night was a Hipcamp.

During our Thursday morning 'planning' session. How do you pronounce Sinkyone? Where is the campground and is there room?

Made a phone call, ranger said no reservations, never fills up. Off we go.

It would have helped to read the NCLR reports about past trips to Usal (just finished the November 2015 report.)

Fortunately, my Garmin was spot on finding the intersection of Highway 1 and Usal Road. We were driving north, from Fort Bragg.

Drove in Thursday afternoon, drove out the same way Saturday morning.

A great place if you are prepared. I guess it's been dry, we had no puddles on the road. Someday, we want to take the road north all the way, either by ourselves, or with a NCLR group.

Our 1986 ex MoD 90 2.5NA diesel soft top had no problems. But that may be because we turned around as soon as the sand got really soft and deep.

Mike & Carrie

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#173547 Meet the newest member of the club

Posted by BEAR on 26 May 2016 - 01:42 AM

Hey everyone. On 5/25 Trista gave birth to Kaeden Michael Flanders. He weighed 7.14 and is 20" long.

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#166931 Project Disco 3

Posted by DiscoDavis on 09 November 2015 - 09:36 PM

I think so far only Bear has seen my rig, and ours are fairly similar  ;)


Well I was out in Half Moon Bay this Sunday and fortunately one of my passengers brought a good camera. This should make up for not bringing her out to the DiTD at Anudeep's place!



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#165771 New (to me) roof rack and bumper

Posted by AlysonH on 01 October 2015 - 06:42 PM

Pedram did an amazing job restoring the RTE bumper I got off of Tony C's truck. You might have seen a video about this a while back, but here it is! 72a85ddf19bc05ce32fb833293ecbcd9.jpg

Also got the roof rack from Tony as well and Pedram helped figure out a way to get it to fit with my already tight snorkel. f8a0d48117311df966e8a33f347697cc.jpg

Thanks to everyone who helped me with this. Frank and Tony for the deal, Tom and Graeme for picking it up and Pedram for all rest!! Glad to know so many cool people in the club!!
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#162944 Its here! With Pics to Prove it!

Posted by ndamico on 03 August 2015 - 06:10 PM

So i dropped my wife and daughter off at the airport today for a week-long trip to see her family in TN.  Just had a chance to pull the RRC out and start working on it as well as take some pictures.  So here you go.  Big thanks to Dan for everything and for giving it to me before he considered it ready as well as to Pedram for modding the RTE rear bumper on a short timeline.  The maxtrax mount came out great.  I couldn't be happier!


I have several gremlins i'm chasing now which i can hopefully solve this week:


transfer case linkage doesn't seem to want to stay in 4-lo and i can't tell if the diff lock works or not

Bearmach (QTE) engine and transmission mounts vibrate pretty bad

driveshaft issue which i think may be rear pinion-angle related

ham radio install

cut and re-weld roof rack to clearance snorkel.

voyager roof rack is like a HURRICANE above 45MPH.  need to make wind deflector

wire more plugs for the back

QD air fitting on air tank

change fluid in diffs

it has weird road manners if you get on the brakes at highway speeds- it wants to dart left/right (alignment still needs to be checked)

cruise control doesn't work (dan sent me his module to test against)

lotsa little things....


anyone want a wrenching day/night at my place?  have BEER and BBQ..  not planning on working until after Sierra Expedition :)

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#183672 Check out the Rovers North 2018 calendar!

Posted by lithium1330 on 09 November 2017 - 02:12 PM

My picture (and my truck) made this year’s cover!! :D :D

I don’t get any royalties from calendar purchases, but what self-respecting Land Rover owner & fan wouldn’t want my picture & truck displayed in their home and office? ;)

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#182409 Disco 1 hood louvers

Posted by DHappel on 31 August 2017 - 11:06 PM

As noted, I ordered the XL hi-flow louvers.  Installation took maybe 4 hours.  I'll get a chance to seriously test them this weekend as it's supposed to be 110* tomorrow and I'm heading for Hollister, so both interstate and trail running.


The video shows pretty much the installation.  Attached are some photos of my installation.


First, figure out where you want them-

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Then start cutting-

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If you have cross-braces, make like a cheese... :)

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de-burr, mask, and paint

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Then start riveting.  The end result:

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A few extra pics here:




Some people have asked if I'm worried about water getting on the engine.  The short answer is no.  I've done water crossings; I've pressure washed the engine bay; I'm not that worried.  If I had a carb'ed motor with an open element filter I might make a water diverter.  Or if the louvers were directly above the alternator (they aren't) or the distributor (don't have one on most late-ish model vehicles).  Maybe I'm being optimistic, but I don't generally park in the open and when driving the air should be flowing up and out so I don't expect rain will get in much more than normal.  The engine should be able to stand a drip or two.  Time will tell.



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