Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Wed Dec 20, 2017 12:20 pm

Probably more reliable!
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:40 pm

Light bar fitted. Not wired up yet because we had to cut the old brackets off fill the holes, fabricate a new one and then paint the bull bar. We did try it with a drill battery and it's ridiculously bright. I'll get a night shot when it's dark and wired in Kase.

I'd rather have it under the top of the bullbar but then I wouldn't be able to get at the winch, which does get used.

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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:27 am

moleamol wrote:Light bar fitted. Not wired up yet because we had to cut the old brackets off fill the holes, fabricate a new one and then paint the bull bar. We did try it with a drill battery and it's ridiculously bright. I'll get a night shot when it's dark and wired in Kase.

I'd rather have it under the top of the bullbar but then I wouldn't be able to get at the winch, which does get used.


Out of interest, why did you need to fabricate a bracket as opposed to drilling through the top bar and using longer bolts?
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by minimoog @ Fri Jan 26, 2018 9:14 am

HappyGoLucky wrote:Out of interest, why did you need to fabricate a bracket as opposed to drilling through the top bar and using longer bolts?


He wanted to make sure the horseshoe would still be visible from all angles.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:04 am

HappyGoLucky wrote:
moleamol wrote:Light bar fitted. Not wired up yet because we had to cut the old brackets off fill the holes, fabricate a new one and then paint the bull bar. We did try it with a drill battery and it's ridiculously bright. I'll get a night shot when it's dark and wired in Kase.

I'd rather have it under the top of the bullbar but then I wouldn't be able to get at the winch, which does get used.


Out of interest, why did you need to fabricate a bracket as opposed to drilling through the top bar and using longer bolts?

We didn't need to, it was just neater and welding it further back meant if I need to use the bullbar in anger it won't break off. Also no bullbar full of water.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by Deuteronomy @ Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:05 am

Moles, I thought we'd all judged the horse shoe and made our position clear - yet there it still is.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:06 am

minimoog wrote:
HappyGoLucky wrote:Out of interest, why did you need to fabricate a bracket as opposed to drilling through the top bar and using longer bolts?


He wanted to make sure the horseshoe would still be visible from all angles.

I'd like to make sure your face isn't visible from any angle.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:08 am

Deuteronomy wrote:Moles, I thought we'd all judged the horse shoe and made our position clear - yet there it still is.

I see it as a pikey theft deterrent. And keep forgetting it's there.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:27 am

Light bar finally wired in after a fair bit of rewiring. Kase, it's ridiculous. I'll get you a night time shot but I actual lolled when I switched it on in the dark.

Awning on too.

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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by Deuteronomy @ Wed Mar 14, 2018 8:28 am

Time to upgrade your headlight bulbs?
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Wed Mar 14, 2018 1:33 pm

Deuteronomy wrote:Time to upgrade your headlight bulbs?

Definitely, they're like candles. The light bar makes a literally night and day difference.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:00 am

A few from a recent bimble about in the Lakes.

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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:57 pm

Video with brief Caspar face, in case you are wondering, I ripped my wheel arch off. Looks like nothing but only me and the desert coloured one (which is full competition spec) got up. It was very cross axled, hence the wheel arch. If you can listen to Wigan accents for a minute I come down the other side at the end.

Original video page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lINMfZbXlVE&feature=youtu.be


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Despite the articulation he's stuck there on the one I went up.

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To bombhole or not to bombhole.

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Some young lads in a little Jimny tagged along, best mate and Godson talking to them.

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Dog weeing time.

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Scenes.

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Wild horses!

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Shortly before Caspar threw up. Kirkstone Pass.

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The little sick machine.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:40 pm

Still love this (and Caspar!) looks like so much fun
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:49 pm

It's ace Doots, totally love it. We did 3 lanes in total which included all sorts of terrain, the lads in the Panda they're talking about had gone the easy way up then walked to the top and paraglided down! The young lads in the little Jimny did really well but they seemed a bit shocked by what my 32 year old Landy could do. *D reg high five.*
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by Deuteronomy @ Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:34 pm

moleamol wrote:It's ace Doots, totally love it. We did 3 lanes in total which included all sorts of terrain, the lads in the Panda they're talking about had gone the easy way up then walked to the top and paraglided down! The young lads in the little Jimny did really well but they seemed a bit shocked by what my 32 year old Landy could do. *D reg high five.*


>D reg high five back at ya<
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by Damien Thorn @ Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:47 pm

Excellent! That desert one looks ace as well.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:13 pm

Damien Thorn wrote:Excellent! That desert one looks ace as well.

The bits you can see through the bonnet are how long the shocks/springs are, that's the top of the turrets.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by Tokyo Sexwale @ Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:18 pm

That looks brilliant fun, despite the wretched accents.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by moleamol @ Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:29 pm

Tokyo Sexwale wrote:That looks brilliant fun, despite the wretched accents.

Cor blimey guvnor, sowwy we don't do the appwes and pears, fackin' 'ave it! (Soz, that toilet video flashed into my head :hehe:)
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by thekungfury @ Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:20 am

Whee-ul arch
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by Deuteronomy @ Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:18 am

I bet he never did take that horseshoe off.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by HappyGoLucky @ Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:23 am

Deuteronomy wrote:I bet he never did take that horseshoe off.

Rotten luck.
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by minimoog @ Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:18 pm

Deuteronomy wrote:I bet he never did take that horseshoe off.


Nearly posted that last night but decided to give it another few days...
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Re: Newish Arrival: Land Rover 'Defender' 90

Post by Turntable @ Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:42 pm

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