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  1. I'll take that.... Not sure there's enough oil leak advisories though... Date tested10 November 2021 PASS Mileage130,121 miles Expiry date9 November 2022 Monitor and repair if necessary (advisories): Power steering component has slight seepage from a component steering box (2.1.5 (a)) Offside Seat belt anchorage prescribed area is corroded but not considered excessive step (7.1.1 (a) (i)) Upper Steering column universal joint has slight wear or play (2.2.2 (c)) Oil leak, but not excessive (8.4.1 (a) (i)) Oil leak, but not excessive rear diff (8.4.1 (a) (i)) Oil leak, but not excessive gearbox (8.4.1 (a) (i)) Oil leak, but not excessive both front hubs (8.4.1 (a) (i)) Brake pipe corroded, covered in grease or other material all (1.1.11 (c)) slight lift in n/s front lower suspension joint
  2. Also in a previous life it had already had a cross member with no extensions fitted so I wanted to get back to good metal as much as possible.
  3. I went for this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/292222245156?fits=Model%3ADefender&epid=1922835409&hash=item4409cd9924:g:QYYAAOxyhlJRe3Gn although I'm sure the price has crept up since I bought mine. This one has extensions that butt up against one of the body cross members so there is less alignment to worry about. I think my final mounting of it was a bit low but there's enough tolerance that is still seems to fit ok. I decided against galv, this will outlast the rest of the chassis any way. Also I had a massive nose bleed after my one and only attempt at welding galv unistrut a couple of years ago so steered clear of it. (Although I suspect if it was related grinding/cleaning the galv off first would have solved that!) The most challenging bit was trying to clean up and access the top of the chassis rails.
  4. Well time for an update... Short on photos but here goes: Confidence boosting patches done. I then drove around for awhile before the next step Cut of off all my hard work new cross member on (not welded in this photo) Roll on several months later, all done and time to look at other bits of chassis Front outrigger didn't look bad until I poked it no tools necessary. Parts of the top front and rear of the outrigger needed replacing, this was easier than I expected. Final patch on, my welding is definitely improving. MOT booked for Wednesday, this should give me a to-do list for the final bits needed to get road worthy.
  5. Looks nice, to much brick work to be a true kiwi house... The tin roof makes up for it! Best of luck with the auction
  6. I take it you're not on an incline? Inertia real belts can do that on a slope as the ball bearing is in the wrong place.
  7. Just read through the thread, great build and really well thought out
  8. On the two LPG RRC's I've been involved with the system never worked properly. I suspect lots of land rover owners with prefer to spend money on suspension lifts rather than getting the LPG set up properly. As I was one l once told, if you can't afford to run it on the correct fuel, you can't afford to run it ..
  9. My welder didn't come set up for disposable gas, it just had a hose tail (looks like 1/4" BSP although I haven't checked), so I could just use a small jubilee clip from the regulator output into the house tail.
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