Tailgate Wheel Carrier

  1. rosinante

    rosinante Member

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    Hi , finished , all steel series landy wheel carrying tailgate , wheel mount from an old disco , 40x40 box , 1.2 ish steel sheet and 20x20 angle for reveals , bungy to keep chains out of the way , good old Aldi inverter welder, roller painted to match rest of car , original fittings used with new bolts , old tailgate stored as is the inboard wheel stowage, all reversible for originality ,
    Chris
     
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  2. TomCGB Member

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    Very neat! Are there backing plates on the rear tub where the chains connect?
     
  3. rtcosic

    rtcosic Member

    How many Weetabix for breakfast to lift that back up?

    Looks very neat.

    Just noticed it's an ex WD 2 wheel drive one.
     
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  4. RWD3M

    RWD3M Member

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    I never knew there was such a thing. School day! :thumbup:
     
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  5. Neilios Member

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    Very neat and tidy,
     
  6. rosinante

    rosinante Member

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    No weeties reqd , it's a 22565r16 rim and tyre , easier that lifting a spare into the back and umpteen times easier than perching one on the bonnet !,!,, I'm 70 and a fat 5'6" and it's no problem ,
    Chris
     
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  7. rtcosic

    rtcosic Member

    We had a 2WD Series I for glider towing at RAF Ouston in the late 1960s.
    A 4x4 Austin K2 ambulance with the interior stripped out for winch towing duty.

    Edit: No 1 son's Series III has the wider LWB rims with 7.50x16 Michelin XCLs. I'm sure their aspect ratio is greater than 100! I struggle to hoik one onto the studs. I haven't even contemplated lifting one on or off the bonnet since we last put one there over 15 years ago. A quick jet wash around it will do nicely.
     
  8. rosinante

    rosinante Member

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    Yes factory fitted about 5x3 inches and angled into corners , plenty strong enough , as it's a rare S2 4x2 it never gets taken off road , so far after driving around there is no bounce or rattle ,
    Chris
     
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  9. RWD3M

    RWD3M Member

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    I know it's a bit off-topic, but this 2WD thing. Does it still have a normal front axle or did L/R do something other than just disable/remove the transfer box?
     
  10. rosinante

    rosinante Member

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    Hi ,Ican only speak for the S2 ex war dept landies , the front axle is a tube with landrover ends, there are special halfshafts fitted with oil throwers on ,the front transfer box is replaced with a bearing housing , 2 matched spacers are fitted to replace the low ratio gears , sold as a car with common spares , cost more than a 4wd ,see pics
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  11. akdaka Member

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    Beaten to it. If I remember correctly reading about them years ago, the front axle was a tube with flanges fitted at either end to take the normal swivels. Can't remember about the gearbox arrangement, and if it had high and low.
     
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  12. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    I made one similar for my Lightweight many years ago.

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  13. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    It looks like you had a GSX 750 (ET?) with the gear-position indicator, too...

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
  14. rosinante

    rosinante Member

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    These rims are lwb tubeless variety ,
    Chris
     
  15. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    It was a GS850G (with a gear position indicator :laughing: )

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  16. Country Joe Argoshield Dark

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    Even better, still - no need for the chains & sprockets that I seemingly kept having to change!
    Always wanted a shaft-drive - but it never happened.:(

    All the Best,
    CJ
     
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