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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby JEOH on Wed Oct 26, 2016 9:50 pm

Marion's sister called yesterday. One of her company's trucks has passend away. A 2006 Ford Transit dti with a big and expensive problem with the injectors.
As a coincidence, our plumber had a Opel Vivaro for sale. Gave him a Fall, an hour later the Transit was replaced.
Today it was my turn to pull off the company markings Form the Transit :lol:
Maybe it is still worth a few bucks.

Reminded me pulling off the advertising of the previous owner of Godzilla six years ago.
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lightbar 4 x"Hella Micro FF",
IRMSCHER bullbar Sidesteps,
add. 12VDC plugs,
DEFA heater 230V DC,
General Grabber AT2 235/70R16
just keep it rollin'
G R Ü N S T R E I F E N 1997:
BL 2.5 cm, roofrack scratch w cb,
stripped interior,
DEFA heater 230V DC + motorwarming
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby lee771 on Fri Nov 11, 2016 6:15 pm

Not today but last Saturday had the old girl cleaned by the guy that does all the cars at my Bros work. She came up really well.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Loneranger on Sun Nov 27, 2016 11:01 am

Replaced turbo and starter motor on my trooper.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Fronterror on Sun Nov 27, 2016 5:14 pm

Replaced instrument cluster bulbs with blue leds :D
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby RatCav on Sun Nov 27, 2016 9:41 pm

Fixed another set of wobbly front wheel bearings on a friends Bighorn. Doing it so often I have made a tool to make it easier. Seeing as I have never really welded before I was rather chuffed that a) it held together and b) it worked a treat. Used stuff I found lying around college and an old hub bearing nut.

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Hi-roof modification.
EGR valves and birds nest of vacuum pipes removed.
Front Manual Locking Hubs.
Rear Limited Slip Differential.
Yota Surf steels, with custom paintjob. (cheers Gregster)
33x12.5" R15 General Grabber AT 2's.
+2" suspension lift.
+3" body lift.
Cat 1 Thatcham approved alarm.
Irmscher wheel arch flares.
Full body restoration/respray. (cheers Gregster again!)
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby robbie on Sun Nov 27, 2016 10:40 pm

Look good Neil . I used a bit of scaffolding tube and 2 bolts, and socket same as you
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby lee771 on Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:32 am

Did my first night time green Lane last night makes for completely different experience
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby JEOH on Sun Dec 04, 2016 11:45 pm

Les, this makes me jealous a bit...

Today, I took care of GodZilla's sunroof. Cleared the ice, cleaned the seals from dirt and leaves. Then I gave the rubber a little massage with kind of grease.

The installed the DEFA heater again and ran it for two hours - all dry again.

Returned yesterday from a two week trip to the coast and found the windscreen wet in the inside. As the Alfa is knocked down at the moment (no loading pressure, running slow and noisy) and will return in a week or so by ADAC support to get repaired at home I will need the Frontera after I returned the rental car.
Grünstreifen has no MOT at the moment and so I am running out of cars in a way... :axe:
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lightbar 4 x"Hella Micro FF",
IRMSCHER bullbar Sidesteps,
add. 12VDC plugs,
DEFA heater 230V DC,
General Grabber AT2 235/70R16
just keep it rollin'
G R Ü N S T R E I F E N 1997:
BL 2.5 cm, roofrack scratch w cb,
stripped interior,
DEFA heater 230V DC + motorwarming
Nortenha MTK2 235/70 R16
Region: International



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby jaybrian32 on Thu Dec 08, 2016 10:53 pm

Last weekend
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Spent the best part of an houreffort jet washing the remnant of Korc out of the underside today.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby gregster on Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:10 am

RatCav wrote:Fixed another set of wobbly front wheel bearings on a friends Bighorn. Doing it so often I have made a tool to make it easier. Seeing as I have never really welded before I was rather chuffed that a) it held together and b) it worked a treat. Used stuff I found lying around college and an old hub bearing nut.

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Good stuff Neal....I trust that was an imperial socket that sacrificed itself...LOL
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby RatCav on Fri Dec 09, 2016 5:38 pm

Yup .. 15/16 Imperial ;)

Made sure it wasn't one I might need for the P38 as well :D
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Hi-roof modification.
EGR valves and birds nest of vacuum pipes removed.
Front Manual Locking Hubs.
Rear Limited Slip Differential.
Yota Surf steels, with custom paintjob. (cheers Gregster)
33x12.5" R15 General Grabber AT 2's.
+2" suspension lift.
+3" body lift.
Cat 1 Thatcham approved alarm.
Irmscher wheel arch flares.
Full body restoration/respray. (cheers Gregster again!)
Region: North West



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Sir-Doris on Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:53 am

Well it's been a while. Progress had stalled somewhat due to work and motivation.

So, new rear shocks fitted. Rough country N2.0.

All new fuel and brake lines on the rear, they had been an advisory for several years before being laid up so duly thought it was time to change them. Good job too, most of them cracked with slight wiggling.

Waxoiled everything.

New tires ordered. Insa turbo special track in my preferred size, 265/75/16

Rear fuel tank guard chopped and rewelded to sit higher up in the chassis to suit the body lift I did about 8 years ago.

So as far as I can tell I only have left:
Smallish hole in the nearside rear sill just before the wheel arch.
Sticking relays in the alarm/immobilizer unit. Indicators come on randomly if the battery is reconnected for 20 minutes or so.
Which leads me to... Does anyone know if there are batteries in the tectus alarm/immobilizer unit (under dash, behind glove boxheater control panel somewhere if memory serves) or if it just has relays that need changing?

Will post this in the relevant alarm section anyway.
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+ 5" Suspension Lift
UCA Ball Joint Spacers + Low Profile Bump Stops
Stainless Extended Braided Brake Lines
1.5" Body Lift
CB
Lowered Front Diff Hangers
Grooved and Dimpled Front Brake Discs
Front and Rear Recovery Loops
Petrol Cap on a String
Secondary Air
Injection System Removed
Removed Front ARB

Soon to have 5.13:1 Diff's
Got the Diff's just need to fit em
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby JEOH on Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:28 pm

Well - a few days ago I managed with a friend to sort out the exhaust of Grünstreifen (replaced by a new part) and to get some welding the rear part of the sides for passing it's MOT for the next two years.

This car works hard to get my personal award of the cheapest car ever competing with GodZilla. But to be honest it is difficult breaking something while standing around most of the time...
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Modifications: G o d Z i l l a :
lightbar 4 x"Hella Micro FF",
IRMSCHER bullbar Sidesteps,
add. 12VDC plugs,
DEFA heater 230V DC,
General Grabber AT2 235/70R16
just keep it rollin'
G R Ü N S T R E I F E N 1997:
BL 2.5 cm, roofrack scratch w cb,
stripped interior,
DEFA heater 230V DC + motorwarming
Nortenha MTK2 235/70 R16
Region: International



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby lee771 on Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:33 pm

Fitted land-rover arch extensions ready for mot
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Landrover arch extension
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby dave1966 on Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:21 pm

Washed the fronty, seeing as it's not been washed since we got back from our holiday.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby red5 on Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:47 pm

New front pads and discs, stripped and cleaned sliders. Blimey, working brakes :-)
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Sir-Doris on Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:31 am

Finally. Took the truck in for an mot on Friday.

Passed with one advisory. Passenger seat not fitted at time of test.

Only have one niggle (technically 2) left. Nearside electric windows aren't working. I changed the lift controller and the switch as I had spares. Nope, not that so it's either the leccy windows themselves or a wiring issue.

Also stuck on an old set of road tyres for the mot as the knobbly ones on it has perished (5 years of not moving will do that to a tyre).

I'll get a new set of muds when I've had the wheels powder coated and have some spare cash.

Just need to get the 2 2.5 props cut and welded to make a 1 piece prop, it seems none of the one piece props from other models are long enough to fit a 2.2i.

I may wash the 5 years of green off it later today.
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Pro-Comp Steering Stabiliser
Rough Country Shocks
+ 5" Suspension Lift
UCA Ball Joint Spacers + Low Profile Bump Stops
Stainless Extended Braided Brake Lines
1.5" Body Lift
CB
Lowered Front Diff Hangers
Grooved and Dimpled Front Brake Discs
Front and Rear Recovery Loops
Petrol Cap on a String
Secondary Air
Injection System Removed
Removed Front ARB

Soon to have 5.13:1 Diff's
Got the Diff's just need to fit em
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby RatCav on Sat Jan 14, 2017 11:01 am

Well done Sir-Doris

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Modifications: Its a Frontera that is heavily disguised as a Mk.1 LWB Isuzu Bighorn 2.8TD Lotus Edition.
Hi-roof modification.
EGR valves and birds nest of vacuum pipes removed.
Front Manual Locking Hubs.
Rear Limited Slip Differential.
Yota Surf steels, with custom paintjob. (cheers Gregster)
33x12.5" R15 General Grabber AT 2's.
+2" suspension lift.
+3" body lift.
Cat 1 Thatcham approved alarm.
Irmscher wheel arch flares.
Full body restoration/respray. (cheers Gregster again!)
Region: North West



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Sir-Doris on Sun Jan 22, 2017 11:04 pm

Fitted new handbrake cables and shoes.

Seeing as we picked up a new horsebox I figured Phi would like a handbrake lever which doesn't require having Lou Ferrigno in the passenger seat to release it.
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Modifications: Blanked EGR Valve
265/75/16 Marix Lions
Pro-Comp Steering Stabiliser
Rough Country Shocks
+ 5" Suspension Lift
UCA Ball Joint Spacers + Low Profile Bump Stops
Stainless Extended Braided Brake Lines
1.5" Body Lift
CB
Lowered Front Diff Hangers
Grooved and Dimpled Front Brake Discs
Front and Rear Recovery Loops
Petrol Cap on a String
Secondary Air
Injection System Removed
Removed Front ARB

Soon to have 5.13:1 Diff's
Got the Diff's just need to fit em
Region: Mid Wales



Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby RatCav on Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:32 am

Awesome :D
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My members ride for Leeloo the Lotus Edition viewtopic.php?f=46&t=60154

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Modifications: Its a Frontera that is heavily disguised as a Mk.1 LWB Isuzu Bighorn 2.8TD Lotus Edition.
Hi-roof modification.
EGR valves and birds nest of vacuum pipes removed.
Front Manual Locking Hubs.
Rear Limited Slip Differential.
Yota Surf steels, with custom paintjob. (cheers Gregster)
33x12.5" R15 General Grabber AT 2's.
+2" suspension lift.
+3" body lift.
Cat 1 Thatcham approved alarm.
Irmscher wheel arch flares.
Full body restoration/respray. (cheers Gregster again!)
Region: North West



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