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Off road trailer in the future?
Posted 01 November 2013 - 07:53 PM
Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:02 PM
I trimmed what needs to be removed and got filling in covers for the quarter panels. Using masking tape to draw lines for the corner caps and get a visual on what it would look like and what fits right for this body.
Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:09 PM
Got the wire wheel out (my favorite tool) and went to town.... or the city?
You can see what I mean here
I'm not crazy about the chrome but this is sharp. Minor blemishes but way better now. Noting paint can't fix later if I decide to.
Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:19 PM
I"m really liking this look.
I got some trim pieces cleaned up and ready for a test fit as well.
I forget what day this is now but I can tell by dark pictures. I'm home and tired and just want to finish. This is a lot of work. These pictures are from today. So I'm current now.
Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:38 PM
It's crazy... I have over 1,100 views so far. This is really turning out better then I expected. I need to add some storage in the empty spaces. I was hoping for some ideas. I don't have many people saying anything here. I will take your ideas if you have good ones. Like Brenton suggested the diamond plate change, I agreed and I'm happy with the suggestion. Thanks B. Great idea.
I'm going to Hurculiner the inside and then layer the metal over it. Then bolt things lose down after the green is applied and dried.
Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:01 AM
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:55 PM
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 10:19 PM
I found a site after talking to Chris S about his defender about getting parts and ideas. I might start fabricating the hinges that are missing for the tailgate and get some little parts I can't make easily from them. Like the "Antiluce Catch-Tailgate" which is almost impossible for me to make from scratch. So I need one more of those and I am good for the gate. I will have to modify everything else. I'll start Monday again.
Posted 04 November 2013 - 12:53 PM
I'm looking for some LED tail lights and found some ideas that might look good. But nothing set yet. Anyone have an idea? I like the original Beehive lights and found some LED style ones and some standard flat LED 2 inch round lights. Some are very expensive and some are cheesy looking. Most good looking lights are 4 inch round and local but the 2 inch are harder to get in the US. The UK there are more options. I know there are a few guys here who have the defenders and want to upgrade theirs. IDEAS???
Stay with LR lights, they match better to the body style.
100w PV,aux battery,M416 camper trailer, RTT, LED lightbar, Green Oval lift rods.
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Posted 05 November 2013 - 12:15 PM
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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:20 PM
Here is the newer Rover axle that uses coils and had disc brakes.
And here is the series axle with leafs and drums.
I'm going with the series axle since I have some plans for it. More parts and a little cleaner approach for it. Might as well right?
All I see is rust and spider webs. Bugs and dirt. I hate it. It needs to be gone. I need paint.
If your not familiar with drums and don't need them here is your ticket. Tools you need.... watch.
Oh, you need to see what's inside.
Remove the hub assembly with bearings. Oh yeah so this is a good bearing "HOW TO" job at the same time.
You need to bend the nut retaining washer flat to get the two nuts out of your spindle. This thread just got dirty!!!
Greasy nuts and screw-driving. Hammer it hard. No don't really hammer it hard. You might slip and hit your bearings. Which I found out are not cheap. GO figure.
After removing the first nut and washer you have another nut and washer behind that. The last washer is a heavy washer. so you cant really mix it up.
There is it. All the nuts are removed and now it's time to pull the hub out. While holding the bearing pull straight out. And fins a clean place for it. I have to reuse all my bearings and bought new seals.
With the hub out of the way you now have access to the backing plate of the drum assembly. Don't gouge your spindle housing. That's kinda important. Your bearings ride on it and there is a seal that keeps the oil off your brakes here.
Get your tools out and start wrenching. I needed two 15MM wrenches. Well a socket and wrench.
After you remove all the nuts and bolts you're ready for the next phase.
Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:25 PM
how bout this: make my box and a rear skid plate to help finance all of this
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