Recent content by 2.ooohhh

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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I understand it’s a pretty grim outlook from LRNA currently, but I’ve gotten a ride in a Cummins r2.8 repowered disco 1 and was quite impressed. I’m not opposed to building my own with my current disco or finding a defender that gets totaled/theft recovered early on and swapping it myself with...
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    New Defender Rage/Hate Thread

    I’m similar to jack, former tech have owned/restored/built dozens. If you know what you’re doing and love doing it it’s pretty easy to have a driveway full at a time. If I’m honest the new defender has my attention, my FJ didn’t work with the kiddos and was absolutely flat out boring to drive...
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    What are your top 3 tools to bring for a recovery situation?

    1. A stout shovel, long handled, steel from beginning to end, welded reinforcement. Fiskars Long Handle Digging Shovel (9668) 2. Tire kit (Contents below) Staun Tire Deflators SCV5...
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    Discovery 1 Rooftop tent question

    I’m going to be running a rhino rack pioneer platform on my D1 for the flat utility of it. Would likely work well for a tent if you’re so inclined. From what I’ve seen most cut the side bars off the SD racks to accommodate RTTs. Which I could see if you already had one but I wouldn’t buy one if...
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    Rhino Rack Pioneer slot nuts on the cheap

    Fastenal stores have them in Canada as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    Thanks, just got back from a 1600 mile trip where it excelled. :) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    HDPE vs. Full Drawer Slides

    This^ I’d use something harder for a drawer slide. I’ve used stainless on slotted birch ply soaked with fiberglass resin and it worked reasonably well for light loads.(was a map cabinet so 20 or so wide flat drawers) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    Out on it’s first excursion up into Ontario. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Post pictures of your Land Rover.

    Parked in the driveway, dreaming of upcoming trips. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Fuel Cans: Scepter or Valpro?

    It’s not about paying duty on the fuel or the cans, that bit is rather cut and dry. It is illegal to IMPORT, manufacture, or sell, non-CARB compliant fuel cans(PFCs) since 2009. The law has an exemption for personal use. If you import empty, and new cans, especially large quantities of them...
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    Need the solar/power pros to weigh in

    This^ is how my 75/10 has worked since day one. I set it up for my batteries charging specs, wired my panels, and about every three months I review logs and update firmware. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Fuel Cans: Scepter or Valpro?

    Bringing empty never filled cans as I understand it they can hold against you, as an attempt to import non conforming containers against EPA regs. I’ve always put fuel in mine when I buy them as I’ve been instructed that fuel containers holding fuel at the crossing are considered exempt. It’s...
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    Fuel Cans: Scepter or Valpro?

    The steel ones I’ve had good luck emptying and letting air out over a few days so I can ship them easily. Once the MFCs have held fuel they smell, it doesn’t seem to go away but I still like them. :) My reserve is in a half dozen metal jerry cans, but I’ve been known to grab MFCs in Canada...
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    TIRES vs MPG

    Actually the braking distance was the same on the last truck I tested. Limited by the abs on the truck rather than the tires. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    What do you use for a truck gun?

    The shotgun has become my truck gun, pistol may be on my hip or in the console close at hand unless my trip includes a border crossing to CA. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk