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    Chassis to Tub Dimensions

    Hi
    Anyone with an 88'' series 1
    I have installed a new rear cross member (bumper)
    Want to weld on the 5 small brackets with the 2 mounting holes.
    So welding to bumper and bolting to TUB....
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    Re: thaba tseka to katse

    Jy sal nie 4x4 nodig he ne.
    MAAR, dis net baai klippe. Nie 4x4 oorklim rotse.
    So dis a GRAVEL road maar sleg, amper nooit of nooit geskraap.
    Ek het nie a mooi pic nie maar jy kan sien dis a regte...
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    Re: Last proper overlander?

    Yes you are correct it was 150 to 200 and only South Africa it seems.
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    Re: Last proper overlander?

    In 2006 and 2007 they made limited edition Defenders. KALAHARI with no electronics at all besides normal alarms.
    This was during the 1999 to around 2007 time of the Td5 production years.

    So...
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    Re: What have you done with your Series today?

    Pulled it out and had a look.
    Daily drive till Monday morning it is then.
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    Re: Series LIARS Club

    Like this fine lady
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    Series LIARS Club

    I AM GOING TO GET CAUGHT OUT ONE DAY VERY SOON ;D
    So this is becoming a weekly thing now :-[

    Engine new sleeves and full polish inside cost is around R8500.00 PLUS new pistons for R2100.00 so...
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    Thanks Kruger Section Ranger

    It was good to hear the staff mentioning the Section Ranger near Satara.
    They say he is never in his office.
    WHAT A BOYKIE
    He took the time to go and look for an injured 2 year old rhino that we...
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    Series I Re: Series 1 Full restoration (5 year plan)

    Quick update.
    Diffs are totally rebuilt all new bearings and seals.
    Engine I decided what the hell, new pistons rings and bearings complete rebuild.
    Most parts are now sand blasted and black...
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    Re: Thoughts on this Series 1

    No Papers so a year or so of aches and pains trying to get that done.
  11. Thread: Lesotho zig zag

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    Re: Lesotho zig zag

    Estee, never saw a single cop.
    Only at Border post.
    Mostly back roads and gravel so that is maybe why.
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    Re: Anatolia Hiking Trail

    Ahh thought something was wrong. Why you asking about a trail in Turkey ? This is EC section. ;D

    I have not done the 100km trail.
    Only the 38 to 40km trail as a trail run.

    You will not believe...
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    Re: 4500km and a Coke can

    Lesson learnt.
    LOAD THE NEW ALTERNATOR NEXT TIME ;D
  14. Thread: Lesotho zig zag

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    Lesotho zig zag

    We popped into Malealea Lodge and pony trekking. Highly recommend. Hikes and Pony trips daily.
    Went in near Zastron, Mohale's Hoek, Malealea all gravel about 60km in "reasonable" condition.

    Then...
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    4500km and a Coke can

    So we zig zagged through Lesotho.
    Some gravel roads and some tar roads.
    Then we went up to Orpen gate to tackle the Sweni trail in Kruger (on foot)

    South of Lesotho after Aliwal North I heard...
  16. Re: Defender Owners...Open Your Side Rear Door 90 Degrees!

    I use them very easy to get the fridge in and out when packing.
  17. Thread: Snow

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    Re: Snow

    Jan any nice place to camp or chalet near Lejone.

    You meaning you at KAO ?
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    Re: Snow

    Thanks for the headsup ;D
    I am entering Sephapo's Gate near Zastron Saturday.
    Then Malealea.
    Then on the A3 someplace near Thaba Tseka.
    Then just scouting around Katse Dam someplace.

    Not...
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    Defender Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Pulled the Kalahari out of storage :-[

    To air the tent and prep for trip to Lesotho and then a hiking trail in Kruger ;D
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    Series I Re: Series 1 Full restoration (5 year plan)

    Decided to rebuild the engine totally.
    New bearings and all seals etc.
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    Re: Only with a Landy

    Update as news is travelling a bit slower than the series 1 ;D

    So The original driver TIM had taken ill and landed up in Hospital and never made the actual send off in Singapore.
    Tim was...
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    Re: Only with a Landy

    As i have a similar machine i am also following.
    THE NEWS SO FAR.
    They left Singapore Sunday or Monday ?

    What a day! Thank you SO much for your support ! We are on the road and made it safely...
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    Series I Re: Series 1 Full restoration (5 year plan)

    Almost ready to start assembling the chassis with both diffs and engine.
    Diffs all new bearings. Engine cylinder head re-done.

    I like referring to this site http://www.geoffslandroverblog.com/
  24. Thread: Ford Vin issue

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    Re: Ford Vin issue

    I bought it second hand from a very large dealer in P.E.
    With around 50 000 on the clock.
    Advert was 2017.

    I will see if they will do anything. I doubt it.
    I was told to look at the licence...
  25. Thread: Ford Vin issue

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    Re: Ford Vin issue

    Pre Reported
    Is that when you ride for a month or two in late 2016 with temp plates to then licence as a 2017.
    Ford showed me the warranty started November 2016.
    The VIN at Ford showed 2016.
    ...
  26. Thread: Ford Vin issue

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    Ford Vin issue

    Looking for some thoughts on what to do.In May or June this year I purchased a 2017 Ranger 2.2 Auto. Got it insured as 2017 also.After the 55000 km service I notice the service book states: Warranty...
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    Series I Re: Series 1 Full restoration (5 year plan)

    Decided to strip the engine.
    Head has gone in for nice new parts and full check.
    Inlet and outlet manifolds are being acid washed.
    What a mess draining the sump and cleaning. Managed to bump 3 L...
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    Re: Water in die rivier in Baviaans

    So bietjie.
    Vaneer gaan jy.
    En by watter kamp plekke.

    Ons kan volgende naweek raporteer ;D
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    Re: Charging battery in Range Rover

    I have a medium size solar panel and controller permanently connected to my Kalahari.Still would like to put a meter on and capture some data to keep an eye on them, both batteries.Might remove the...
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    Series I Re: Series 1 Full restoration (5 year plan)

    Thanks Gary i found Hollow bar and will have it machined to fit the steering relay and the chassis.
    I will need to find a picture to see how much this needs to be sticking out the bottom.
    Or is it...
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    Series I Re: Series 1 Full restoration (5 year plan)

    Managed to cut off the channel iron rear crossmember.
    Made up a sort of jig to keep everything straight and level.
    The new one is not secure yet.
    I want to get it all level and straight then...
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    Series I Re: Series 1 Full restoration (5 year plan)

    I found this thanks GARYNow just that pipe OD and ID for the Steering Relay.Please share that Love you always talk about.
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    Series I Re: Series 1 Full revamp (5 year plan)

    I have been away so need to get back into this "hobby" >:D

    I want to cut off the rear cross member and install the new one.

    How do you make a jig.
    1. Is the jig only to hold the rear sides in...
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    Garmin Drive 61 and T4A

    Really struggling to get my SD card to work.
    Garmin Drive 61 LMT-S

    I removed the SD from my faulty NUVI. Plugged it into the 61 and tried all routes.
    It will not display in the map selection...
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    Re: Camp sites in Mabua

    Mine are mpaya.leso.mabua. Just note that mpaya and leso become very busy with people looking for water and a shower. I am changing my normal sights in march for sites maybe one away from the water.
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