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    Sounds like someone gonna be honing the welding skills
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfreesani View Post
    Sounds like someone gonna be honing the welding skills
    I'm getting some practice: but I'll do a Hillbilly and double-gusset everything
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    Ja I know. I also weld like a 3D printer sometimes, hoping that something sticks.
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    My welding will probably get better when I stop using 20 year old rods. But I still have half a KG left and I'm very Scottish.
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    Nou hoekom het jy 20 jaar terug n half ton rods gekoop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Nou hoekom het jy 20 jaar terug n half ton rods gekoop?
    ek was verveeld en toe koop ek 'n ou oil bath welder om dinge aanmekaar te plak
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    Jakes I'm the same. Then I start figuring that my grinding disks are costing more than new welding rods would have. Just go get yourself some 2.5mm and 3mm. Its R25 per kilo. I just buy now as I need. Its just a bummer when you run out Sunday mid morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfreesani View Post
    Jakes I'm the same. Then I start figuring that my grinding disks are costing more than new welding rods would have. Just go get yourself some 2.5mm and 3mm. Its R25 per kilo. I just buy now as I need. Its just a bummer when you run out Sunday mid morning.
    yeah I bought some new 2.5mm but those I'll use when I'm not putting splatter on old window frames

    (why window frames?...........that's how they got in to steal your stuff..........now I weld the windows closed.)
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    I been trying to get the Chana to you to see what I can collect. But working in Joburg during the week and trekking back to Carletonville weekends kinda leaves me lazy. Now also working at a daily rate, these darn public holidays and rumours of strikes has not seen me earn a full week salary for six weeks now. And next week I'm down to only three days.
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    Sit daai ou rods in die oond @200 vir n uur
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    no I don't, but based on Patrol diff ratios (4.11 and 4.625 and 4., I would need to. And I'm not sure where to get a CW&P for that diff.

    So I'll stick to a Defender or D1 front axle at first. Axle with radius arms is cheap, under R3k. Will need to install coil towers but there is plenty of space. The sump is already profiled for a front diff: Tata in their wisdom created the 4x2 off the 4x4 base and just omitted the transfer case and used front hubs without side shaft drive hubs, everything else is exactly the same as the 4x4.

    I can get various ratios for the Land Rover axle in Heavy Duty format. About R4k per axle.

    3.54:1 as standard Land Rover is close enough of a match for off-road use.

    I'll stick with 30" or 31". T-case is 1:2.48.

    If I want to go to 33", I'll need a 4.11 CW&P, but then I think there will be issues with the wheel arches.

    At the moment the engine is understressed and actually quite choked. There is plenty of space for a bigger IC, and I'm running a standard 50mm exhaust. EGR is also not blanked yet.
    You will need at least 33s to do a SFA Tata justice

    Are you planning to use the lantata as a daily or toy?

    What are your locker options?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    I found a LONG downhill last week and clocked 142........really chuffed I was.

    Here is the Tata gearbox and T-case combo:



    So RHS front drop, will work with at least 3 different versions of solid front axle.
    Are you serious about the speed? I can quite easily do 140 on a level road. It is definately more comfortable at 120 but does 140 without issue.

    I have to agree the chassis is plenty strong and perhaps a little over engineered for the application in terms of strength and ruggedness.

    Mine is just over 85 000km now and runs without issue. Economical, practical and so far everything still works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeanvn View Post
    You will need at least 33s to do a SFA Tata justice

    Are you planning to use the lantata as a daily or toy?

    What are your locker options?
    Ag as a daily and then just some mild trails
    Lockers: dunno, not sure if the insides are metric or imperial, but it sounds like Tata used the old Salisbury axle which is a Dana60 rip-off so SOMETHING should fit


    Quote Originally Posted by Rolf View Post
    Are you serious about the speed? I can quite easily do 140 on a level road. It is definately more comfortable at 120 but does 140 without issue.

    I have to agree the chassis is plenty strong and perhaps a little over engineered for the application in terms of strength and ruggedness.

    Mine is just over 85 000km now and runs without issue. Economical, practical and so far everything still works.
    Yes, serious about the speed. Just doesn't have the guts in 5th to pull any harder. The 3.0DiCOR was only rated at 143km/h top speed anyway.
    I'm already doing well into the 120s in 4th, so the 5th is now an overdrive.
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    OK so what I need is the following:



    Two of these for the radius arms:



    Two of these with the bushes and washers and bolts and nuts:



    Two of these with shock towers:



    Two of these for the coils:

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    Where do you buy stuff like that, and for how much?
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    Ek kry heel moontlik volg week n vk45....
    Wonder waar ek dit kan in bou
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfreesani View Post
    Where do you buy stuff like that, and for how much?
    all available from a dozen Land Rover spares makers and suppliers

    Front radius arms from British4x4 or Independent4x4: Defender, Range Rover Classic or D1 will all work
    Axles with all bits and pieces from the same place
    Coils spring and shock turrets as well

    Chassis Brackets from LP4A or direct from the UK. Between R250 and R500 each.
    Extended length shock turrets and cranked radius arms from the UK (Paddocks etc)
    can go from standard height to 6" lift as well as MINUS 2" drop just for fun, so easily 8 inches of change.

    Instead of cranked radius arms you can get offset bushes for the front camber correction........

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    Jy al klaar gestrip aan voor kant? Waar is die fotos?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reenen View Post
    Jy al klaar gestrip aan voor kant? Waar is die fotos?
    nee wat

    daily drive

    1 jaar beplanning en dan begin ek

    ek het nie 13 Nissans in die skuur en onder die afdak vir standby nie
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    Nice projek Jelo,
    RRover radial arms en as is seker die beste opsie om daar in te druk, daai arms kan flex!
    Dan gaan lockers nie eers nodig wees nie.

    Maar laat weet as jy n handlanger nodig het, en ek spat nie warm staal aanmekaar nie
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