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    New Bronco

    While i have no skin in the game, they seem to be honestly doing everything they can to correct the error and replace all the tops involved asap. I'll say that they are much more forth coming with the problem than Toyota was about my frame rusting underneath an otherwise pristine truck.
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    jump seats shoulder harness removal

    why not just unbolt the whole assembly?
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    Ooni pizza ovens while camping?

    500g Bread Flour 15g Salt 5g Dry Yeast 300g Water Mix dry ingredients then add water and continue to mix until dough ball forms. allow to rest for 30 min. knead for 7-10 min then shape doughball and allow to bulk ferment in fridge for 48-72 hours. remove from fridge divide and coat with flour...
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    Solar on engine hood?

    I have 110w of solar on my land rover's hood. I've been running my 50qt ARB fridge and maintaining my starting battery off my hood solar for nearly 4 years now in two different vehicles. Previously on my FJ(80w) and now in the rover (110w). IR temp readings after driving /sitting in the sun...
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    Every couple years I head to the local pick and pull and grab a bucket of older German Bosch production relays from BMWs, Audis, and Mercedes vehicles. All kinds of great relays saves frustration from modern knock off, low grade, and counterfeit Bosch relays sold different places on the web.
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    New Bronco

    It’s all relative. No worse than any of the German swaps I’ve tinkered with. Currently in the planning stage of a r2.3 repowered D1. (Previously D2/m52, e36/s54, e30m3/s50b32, e30vert/s50)
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    Looking on options for a more robust compartment handles / locks

    Abloy makes several locks that can be retrofitted to different cabinets. I’ve upgraded several simple lock boxes and several old vending machines to be keyed to my home’s lock plan using the same abloy key way. (Bilock offers similar as well) I sourced them here in the US via
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    2002 Sequoia Limited 4WD

    I’ve had good luck with a micro amp clamp and a lab scope looking for failing windings.
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    Disco 1 vs Disco 3 (LR3)

    I’ll counter @DiscoDavis, as daily D1 driver who sold a ‘14 FJ to get into a ‘99 D1. A D1 is magnificently simple to keep on the road. I purchased mine for $800 and assumed it needed EVERYTHING I could poss replace on it. I put several weeks of time into changing all the fluids, rebuilt both...
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    Safe way to mount fire extinguisher in cab?

    For vehicle extinguishers I typically try and find a 5lb extinguisher equipped with a metal valve with an available aviation mount. The aviation mount generally adds a second strap around the extinguisher and slightly stouter mounting bracket. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Battery Monitor

    I use CTEK sense modules to monitor vehicles parked more than driven, the wife’s car, and trailers. Pings my phone as I walk by if battery needs charge/attention. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Soft Bridal Strap For Sprinter Van?

    BA specializes in towing and rescue applications. While it’s good equipment for that purpose, I wouldn’t want the metal link as built into that strap if planning to use it in a dynamic recovery. In a recovery such as this with one vehicle pulling another forces are very different and should that...
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    Jerry Can holder help

    Well no, but NATO cans hold 20l of fuel which is approximately 5.3 gallons Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Discos going Solar.

    The second battery adds weight, management complexity, and frequent maintenance if you need to "top it up". A properly designed and installed solar setup should power the fridge and top up the battery WITHOUT NEEDING TO PLUG IN. My setup is designed to help me stay AWAY from needing electricity...
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    Discos going Solar.

    I bought a second battery, tray, and associated wiring for my previous FJ. Started watching the data from my VictronConnect 75/10 and found I just didn’t need it with the size of my solar array, the sun I get nearly daily in my part of the world, and the efficiency of my ARB fridge at the...
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    Gas - Plastic or metal

    The cans have to be air tight for reasonable storage of ethanol laced fuel due to it's propensity to absorb water so I only run nato quality steel or specter mfc. In canada mfc due to the ease of finding them and components in the US it will be wavians until I can slowly import enough new MFCs...
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    LandRover Disco shifts like manual random! Thoughts

    Known failure state in 4hp22 transmissions where the first gear sprague clutch fails blocking downshifting into first gear when in drive, but first gear can still be activated manually via the shifter. Ashcroft can upgrade theses critical bits upon rebuild with 4hp24 parts to avoid the same...
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    Hood Mounted Solar!!

    I have no idea if this company’s panels are designed as mine are, but I would hope that they are given the price. $500 would buy both my panels, the VictronConnect charge controller and a spare hood from the scrapper. lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Charging E-bikes from a 12v source - math check?

    You need to account for the loss incurred when converting to 120v and then back to 54v. Also keep in mind charging multiple bikes will multiply your needs by the number of bikes you wish to charge. Not saying ebike charging is impossible, just might require a larger solar array than easily fits...
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    Fuel Storage at Home?

    Piles of mismatched Jerry cans fuel dump style. Probably should weld up a rack for them or something. I was in a stage where I was very interested in the slight differences between Specter, Wavian, and Valpro options. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk