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    Good morning all. I am currently researching and planning my LC 79 over landing build.

    I intend to make the vehicle as high as possible and yet fit into a High Cube container.

    My plan is to have 4 small shipping wheels that I can put on during shipping, thus lowering the height by some 150mm.

    Has anybody seen this before? Or had experience of such wheels?

    I am thinking I will get some made.


    Thoughts please.

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    You are going to need to be very creative with this one......

    Look at a scrapyard for those spacesaver type wheels - you can always redrill the holes for the pcd to fit - you will just be idling when driving into the container. Then you have to worry about where to keep the wheels or dump them etc.

    Another idea is to have a look at car dolley jacks to get an idea of what your jack/support should look like - then make yours out of steel plate with castor wheels bolted to the suspension. Not a fan of this idea as containers have smooth wood inside and you could bump the car. In a workshop with space it's easy. The other problem with castor wheels is that you will need a ramp for the container else your roof or bumper could hit depending on the entry/departure angle.

    Might be easier just removing the roof rack and then repacking afterwards.

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    You could modify 4 steel rims and weld a flat sheet around the rim to level up the hollow section inside, then fit some agressive old tyre’s tread to the flat sheet for some grip.

    If the standard rim is still too high, a modified and redrilled smaller rim could be used, with the same mods, and mounted inside out to prevent catching on the calipers or drums.
    This would depend on the available width of the container though.
    Just make sure your pumpkin does not scrape if you do that.
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    We shipped a caravan for my brother that was too high. It was going to be a very tight fit (like 20mm either side!). After taking the axle off, we made up a skid which just fitted the inside of the container, out of 2 x pieces of channel which we then attached to the caravan and pushed the whole lot into the container with a forklift.
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    I don't want to sound argumentative, but how the HELL are you going to get an LC79 to exceed 2.896M in height?

    The standard height is 2.07M.

    Even huge tyres and a simply outrageous roofrack won't get that high surely?
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    BY having one of these made higher to my design. I would also like some more length so am looking at making it 6 wheel drive. It will add a meter to length.

    http://toms-worldcruiser.com/wohnkabine/index.html


    http://www.leisurewheels.co.za/roadt...-79-dc-v8-6x6/

    What do you think?

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    Hansie Coetzee's design only adds 2.5" (63.5mm) to the suspension height, and the 40-inch tyres adds another 8 inches.

    So still under 12 inches higher.

    40/13.50-17 tyres add another 13.5" if loaded on the roof. The roof rack appears to add another 6".

    So 10.5 + 13.5 + 6 = 30 inches. 762mm.

    2.07 + 0.76 = 2.832m
    still less than 2.896mm but very close


    If you simply deflate the 40 inch tyres by half (gaining 100mm), the vehicle should fit easily..........
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