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    Default Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

    No1, regarding SA companies.. had to return bad powder coating job yesterday, Owner told me its a difficult part to do(2 out of the 5 were perfect) just excuses and no responsibility..

    No2. lost out on a perfect explorer yesterday for 65k one owner. was hoping to buy it and sell the roadworthy chassis for +- 10k

    oh well, search is on..
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    Got the photos of the Xplorer on 130 build from Bruce, sorted as chronological as I can determine, and joined them in a .pdf file attached here (OK'ed it with Bruce).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike N View Post
    Got the photos of the Xplorer on 130 build from Bruce, sorted as chronological as I can determine, and joined them in a .pdf file attached here (OK'ed it with you Bruce).
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    Lots of small jobs today that included, new upgraded panhard rod. Amazing the difference between the standard one and the new one. Will do all the other rods when I can take it for roadworthy straight away.
    Also fitted the mud roof console which I’m pretty happy about. (Ignore the temporary mic hook until I find something better). Also fitted a new interior LED red and white lights from Mud.
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    Bruce, how about an upgrade for the dash?

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    I am definitely considering it Orxy. I just need to figure out where to fit 3 aux light switches. (I’ve got OEM type lights switches that replace the blanks)
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    Thought I would show you the different light colour options at night on the Mudstuff light
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    Nice build Bruce. Enjoy.
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    Fitted the correct fair lead (thank you Peter) as I have a steal cable and probably wonít upgrade.
    Also fitted the branch deflectors

    I havenít finished the interior yet as I am still deciding what Iím going to do. Going away next weekend to try it out and hopefully decide the way forward
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    For those of you with branch deflectors and antenna on the front fenders; it’s obviously not good for the antenna to touch the branch deflectors especially when transmitting. Here is an easy solution. A piece of cable insulation and a small zip-tie looped through it to keep the antenna and branch deflector from touching.
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    Default Re: Defender 130 Overlander build

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    Can anyone recommend a local company that does 3mm checker plate for the Puma bonnet and fenders? All I can find is 1.6mm which is on there currently and is far to thin to stand on.

    thank you
    Hi, Buy the Checker plate from the aluminium suppliers, in KZN it would be someone like Euro Steel and then take your sample fender and bonnet plates, borrow if you have to and take it to the laser cutters. They are inexpensive and the finish is really professional.

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    Bruce

    The 130 is looking great.

    Please give feedback on the Garmin - looks like nice unit for over landing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Lots of small jobs today that included, new upgraded panhard rod. Amazing the difference between the standard one and the new one. Will do all the other rods when I can take it for roadworthy straight away.
    Also fitted the mud roof console which I’m pretty happy about. (Ignore the temporary mic hook until I find something better). Also fitted a new interior LED red and white lights from Mud.
    looking so good Bruce.
    Out of interest which brand panhard rod did you buy and from where?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    A small job but well worth the effort.

    I replaced all 4 strikers on the doors. They are really inexpensive (IIRC R40 each) and they get rid of all the rattles and squeaks. They have made a huge difference and I think i have pretty much got rid of all the rattles. So no need to try use insulation tape, duck tape, or anything else.
    Great tip, just dome mine and the 130 sounds quite different!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    Can anyone recommend a local company that does 3mm checker plate for the Puma bonnet and fenders? All I can find is 1.6mm which is on there currently and is far to thin to stand on.

    thank you
    I see this question is already old, but I got 3mm checkerplate wing- and bonnet protectors many years ago from Big Country.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BruceT View Post
    For those of you with branch deflectors and antenna on the front fenders; itís obviously not good for the antenna to touch the branch deflectors especially when transmitting. Here is an easy solution. A piece of cable insulation and a small zip-tie looped through it to keep the antenna and branch deflector from touching.
    As an alternative to this you could use plastic coated cable, I haven't had a issue with VHF using this method as yet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NvD42 View Post
    Bruce

    The 130 is looking great.

    Please give feedback on the Garmin - looks like nice unit for over landing.
    yes it is. I argued with myself for a while before buying it because of the high cost. I eventually decided to buy it due to all the Overland focused features it has on it, like I-overlander, and because i figured that it would probably last me another 10 years like my 276 did. So far I am very happy with it but need to do a real test on it far out of JHB and learn how to use all its features. I really like that it has a huge screen, is magnetized so it sticks to the windscreen bracket without clips, its rubber coated for protection and that the screen rotates like I-pads do. you can also plan routes by plotting a course on the screen and record your track easily and look at if you have signal or download google earth images to be used when traveling where there are no maps available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay_B View Post
    looking so good Bruce.
    Out of interest which brand panhard rod did you buy and from where?
    Thank you. Its a Terrafirma.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pjf110 View Post
    As an alternative to this you could use plastic coated cable, I haven't had a issue with VHF using this method as yet.
    yes thank you. I did try this type of cable on my TD5 many years ago, but it started discolouring/turning brown and looked terrible after a while. I could have bought a cheap steel cable instead of stainless, though....... no sure, got it from Builders at the time.
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