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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    One of mine broke on our Mabua trip. On the way back we heard a noise and I found that. Removed it and fixed it by arc welding it. I checked it a couple a week ago and it is still OK.
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    It shouldn't be too hard to reinforce the areas around the bolt holes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Smiley View Post
    One of mine broke on our Mabua trip. On the way back we heard a noise and I found that. Removed it and fixed it by arc welding it. I checked it a couple a week ago and it is still OK.
    What's weird about your picture is the centre hole.
    The bolt is fastened on the nut that is welded into the plate.
    I don't understand where the plate was fastened but that part is what tore out.

    Mine is cracking on the outer part of the nut.
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    I drain/clean the de-sedimenter annually and I'm always amazed at the stuff that is collected.
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    Designed a rear step to incorporate corner protectors. Now I just need to draw the plates to put the tow bar on.
    Me Defender TD5 110 (Betty Boob) Swambo Defender TD5 90 (Komba) VW Caddy (MINIROK) Land Rover Series 2A (Lilly)

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    The extra time also had me drawing, this will be my gull-wings.
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    Default Mud Protection

    Made new mudflaps with 5mm rubber. Made front wheel arch inserts with 3mm rubber. The outrigger is now protected from mud.
    Will do the back wheel arches next.
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Quote Originally Posted by clivemd View Post
    Sold my KTM 300 and ordered my 2nd Romer overdrive for my TD5 as so imprest with the one in my 300TDi as I donít ride any more so it just like a swop🤣🤣🤣
    Hey Clive, is the sound reduction at 100/110kph meaningful?

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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Bit of a cosmetic change yesterday. Made the grille silver and kept light surrounds black. Thinking of making the surrounds silver too, not yet sure.

    Sprayed with Rustoleum Peel Coat so I can take it off if not happy.

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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henko88 View Post
    Bit of a cosmetic change yesterday. Made the grille silver and kept light surrounds black. Thinking of making the surrounds silver too, not yet sure.

    Sprayed with Rustoleum Peel Coat so I can take it off if not happy.

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    i would make the surrounds silver too..

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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Changed fuel pressure regulator (td5) on Monday.

    Yesterday gave her a nice wash and a tank full of diesel.

    Today fixed every rattle I could find.... Makes such a difference.

    She is happy... for now...

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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    I took my Tdi 90 camping last week, made a video..: https://youtu.be/PtpbmxUaW2s
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Decated the 2.8i, what a mission.
    More power but not to keen on the sound, maybe just needs getting used to. Will see re fuel saving.
    All new bushes front to back.
    New oil all round
    Changed all wheel bearings
    All new break pads and break fluid
    Greased her till she screamed for mercy and tightened her up like a corset.
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Bought one after a 6 year break. My first 130. Although I haven't driven it yet due to lock down

    I am now looking for the following in case anyone has anything for sale:
    - Spare wheel carrier
    - Water tank (around 70ltr) with pump
    - Snorkel
    - FR water container for roof rack
    - FR bash plate
    - drawer system
    - drop down fridge slide
    - recovery kit
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Did UJ's on wife's 90 rebuild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Bought one after a 6 year break. My first 130. Although I haven't driven it yet due to lock down

    I am now looking for the following in case anyone has anything for sale:
    - Spare wheel carrier
    - Water tank (around 70ltr) with pump
    - Snorkel
    - FR water container for roof rack
    - FR bash plate
    - drawer system
    - drop down fridge slide
    - recovery kit

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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Bought one after a 6 year break. My first 130. Although I haven't driven it yet due to lock down

    I am now looking for the following in case anyone has anything for sale:
    - Spare wheel carrier
    - Water tank (around 70ltr) with pump
    - Snorkel
    - FR water container for roof rack
    - FR bash plate
    - drawer system
    - drop down fridge slide
    - recovery kit
    You will not regret owning a 130
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Today I did the RH swivel hub, it's been too wet for my liking.

    It took longer than I thought it would but most was learning where to follow the manual and where the manual didn't say enough.
    First removed everything and washed.

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    Then I started to replace all the seals. I only replaced the needle bearing in the stub, the swivel pin bearings was good as well as the wheel bearings.
    I just greased them.
    The stub was 180 degrees wrongly fitted and it looks like the big nut wasn't punched over.
    The special tool I made to torque the swivel hub worked perfectly. All bolts was given locktite and torqued.

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    Filling the swivel hub kept me busy, the trick is to turn the wheel fully to the outside, then it's easy.

    One gasket I had to make myself as the one I ordered didn't fit.

    I'm in two minds to do the other side, it's not leaking but the little grease and parts fitted wrong makes me think that I might as well do it for peace of mind.

    I bought parts for both sides.
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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Quote Originally Posted by jfh View Post
    Today I did the RH swivel hub, it's been too wet for my liking.It took longer than I thought it would but most was learning where to follow the manual and where the manual didn't say enough.First removed everything and washed.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	570852Then I started to replace all the seals. I only replaced the needle bearing in the stub, the swivel pin bearings was good as well as the wheel bearings.I just greased them.The stub was 180 degrees wrongly fitted and it looks like the big nut wasn't punched over.The special tool I made to torque the swivel hub worked perfectly. All bolts was given locktite and torqued.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	570853Filling the swivel hub kept me busy, the trick is to turn the wheel fully to the outside, then it's easy.One gasket I had to make myself as the one I ordered didn't fit.I'm in two minds to do the other side, it's not leaking but the little grease and parts fitted wrong makes me think that I might as well do it for peace of mind.I bought parts for both sides.
    Great job.
    I'm a firm believer in over maintenance, if you do one side it's best to do the other and you already have the parts.
    I never replace 1 wheel bearing for example, I do them all. Same with break pads and anything else that comes in multiples. If one's going the other is close behind and just not worth the risk in the bush.
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    1997 2.8i Defender 110 (Fats)
    1992 DAF T244 (Beast)
    1982 Mog 416
    1980 FJ45 (Piglet)
    1967 series 2 (dugudugu)
    1958 series 2
    Amarok (platcar to fetch eggs)

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    Default Re: What have you done with your Defender today?

    Jip. Large part of my working career I did preventive maintenance, now it's NDT.

    On my old Landy I always replaced with new.

    Maybe I'll find a gap sometime next week.
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    '84 Land Rover Defender 110 V8 4-speed Hardtop (Meisiekind) Sold after 12 years of fun and hard work.
    The only thing needed for evil to triumph is for a good man to do nothing.

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