defender owners help please

  1. weldingscotty803

    weldingscotty803 what you staring at??????????

  2. Gasman bowchickawowwow

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    Better if you can have the vehicle there and make them fit imo.
    L/R use 1/2" tolerances :rolleyes:
     
  3. weldingscotty803

    weldingscotty803 what you staring at??????????

    just a plain design would do
    just to get an idea of angles etc
     
  4. You won't be able to fit the rear bumperettes and the towbar / step at the same time as they both occupy the same space at the outer edges of the cross member.

    Those tubular bumperettes will not do much protection wise.

    These are a far better design:-
    http://www.safarigard.com/store/product_info.php?cPath=35_21_25&products_id=60

    Protect the vulnerable lower corners of the bodywork too.

    If you are into off-roading the safety devices tow-step, whilst good for that NAS look will limit your departure angle slightly.
     
  5. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    If you are making the A bar, put some spotlamp mounts on it to give it a function as that sort of steelwork on the front of a 4x4 is seen by some as un-PC, personally I like them for protecting the bodywork.
     
  6. Luke

    Luke Forum Supporter

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    a-bar dimensions need to take account of the rad grill difference between air-con/non air-con vehicles. I'll try and take some measurements tomorrow.
     
  7. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Didn't make any difference on mine, I chopped the bottom half of the grille off to clear the winch :laughing:
     
  8. weldingscotty803

    weldingscotty803 what you staring at??????????

    its what my mate want ie the bumperettes. will keep you posted how i get on

    atb scott
     
  9. these are bumperets for the back
     
  10. weldingscotty803

    weldingscotty803 what you staring at??????????

    i will be making most of the things above.
    aleady made some tow things for him. have a look at my album
     
  11. MrFluffy Member

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    Ive got some bumperettes off the car ready to be fitted in place of the grab handles, but my landie is a non defender 90 td, defender shaped but not certain everything will be the same...
     
  12. weldingscotty803

    weldingscotty803 what you staring at??????????

    did you make or buy the fluffy
     
  13. MrFluffy Member

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    Bought them ages back, they were so cheap when you priced in the galv etc and I was working at the time. I can take some dimensions if you want.
    Should really get round to fitting them, but the turbo's blown at the moment so its in the doghouse till I change the turbo for a spare :)
     
  14. weldingscotty803

    weldingscotty803 what you staring at??????????

    thanks mate, if you dont mind, measurements would be great just as a rough guide

    atb scott
     
  15. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    I had the rear version (without tabs) of these from Craddocks at Cannock

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    Bolted in place of grab handles - hi-vis yellow bits below!

    ARCNat01.jpg
     
  16. weldingscotty803

    weldingscotty803 what you staring at??????????

    v nice robotstar, dont know about the yellow tho lol
     
  17. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    When you have to turn out onto a live rally stage you want any advantage you can to protect yourself!
     
  18. weldingscotty803

    weldingscotty803 what you staring at??????????

    is it a very strong paint then? i know what you mean though, visability is the key. are you a medic then. is it car or 4x4 rallies?
     
  19. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Stage Safety Unit on car rallies, if sent to an incident from a mid-stage point theoretically any competitors still behind should take notice of waved flags and be prepared to stop, I prefer to swing the odds in my favour with plenty of flashing lights / hi-vis colours etc.
     
  20. MrFluffy Member

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    Its a landrover, it COULD be whats holding the rear crossmember together still :D

    Only kidding mr 'star :D

    Ill dig the bumperettes out and measure them up.
     
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