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Post  Portalrover on Sat May 15, 2010 3:15 pm



Custom built chassis with double drive rear axles. Designed to take my 90 body, with a pick-up extension. Chassis built by Richards Chassis. Suspension is Terra Firma +2" springs and +5"shox, with twins on front - 8 in total ! Disc brakes all round. There are also 2" blocks below the spring bases. Body transplant in progress !!!

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Post  CLUNYKNOX on Sat May 15, 2010 3:36 pm

Looking good it will be niece to see the progress lol!

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Post  Roz on Sun May 16, 2010 12:53 pm

Interesting!
Is there a specific purpose for the finished vehicle? It's going to be capable of carrying a fair bit of weight!!

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Post  Portalrover on Sun May 16, 2010 2:12 pm

Always wanted to build one. It will be an every day truck. There are free wheel hubs fitted to the rear axle, and every gear cog will have Active 8 to run in. It is amazing stuff - expensive perhaps, but the results speak for them selves.
With the power we have from the td5 now, I don't recon it will use much more fuel than I do at present.
If some one comes along and wants to buy it, it will be for sale - I'll just build another ! cheers

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Post  tat2_al on Sun May 16, 2010 3:22 pm

Is the aciv8 the same kind of stuff as slick 50?

oil additive that leaves a high slip coating on all surfaces?
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Post  Portalrover on Mon May 17, 2010 1:46 am

I have seen two ex hire cars drained of oil, re filled, and one had this stuff put in. They were sent round a track for 20 mins, drained of oil, and sent out again. One died within about a minute, the other ran out of fuel ! It IS expesive, but if you can stop 2 metal surfaces touching each other, it has to be good news.

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Post  Guest on Mon May 17, 2010 9:37 am

Sounds pretty familiar to something called ProLong in South Africa. I had a VW Beetle, and was running ProLong - no oil in the sump for over a month and I didn't even realise it! Amazing stuff really.

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Post  Portalrover on Mon May 17, 2010 11:23 am

That's where I saw the ad ! It is, as far as I am awair, the same stuff under a different brand.

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Post  Guest on Mon May 17, 2010 12:31 pm

Got to get myself some of it then. I used to swear by that stuff. My Landrover was held together by it! It forms a microscopic bond to the surface of the metal and provides probably the best lubrication you can get. I used to put it into my oil twice a year and never had any problems at all with lubrication issues. Should prove a blessing in this country with your cold starts in winter! Hell, might even get that Fronty of mine started!

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Post  Roz on Wed May 26, 2010 3:30 pm

Any progress pictures of the 6x6?

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Post  Portalrover on Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:20 am

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Post  fixitpete on Wed Jun 02, 2010 12:36 am

Now thats impressive! Cool
How long did the build up take you?
So is that classed as a replacement chassis or is it going to be a Q Plate? scratch
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Post  dougie1913 on Wed Jun 02, 2010 1:17 am

That is awesome hughie Smile looking good
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Post  CLUNYKNOX on Wed Jun 02, 2010 10:54 pm

Looks great does it perform as good as it looks lol!

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Post  Portalrover on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:52 am

It will go where I could only go with diff lockers before, but I an sure there will be situations where 4x4 is better ! It is a chassis replacement for my 90, and the insurance company didn't want any more money cheers The build took about ten days from start to finish, but there are a few wee details to finish off - like the rear tub top rail, and the original rear door, but other than that, she's good. I also fitted a disco transfer box which has left the low box the same, but put the high box up 15%, so it's like having overdrive.

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Post  Roz on Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:46 pm

Very smart!!!!


Did DVLA want you to have it IVA'd by VOSA?

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Post  fixitpete on Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:06 pm

I would have thought so... lol!
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Post  Roz on Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:29 pm

fixitpete wrote:I would have thought so... lol!

Just curious as it appears to be on it's old plate. thought it would have been on a Q... unless you can transfer the private plate?

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Post  fixitpete on Thu Jun 03, 2010 8:37 pm

Roz wrote:
fixitpete wrote:I would have thought so... lol!

Just curious as it appears to be on it's old plate. thought it would have been on a Q... unless you can transfer the private plate?

No, once its a 'Q,' its a 'Q' forever.
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Post  CLUNYKNOX on Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:09 pm

IT should stay on the same plates I would think it's just like adding an extra axle to a HGV that dose not put it on a Q plate lol!

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Post  fixitpete on Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:42 pm

CLUNYKNOX wrote:IT should stay on the same plates I would think it's just like adding an extra axle to a HGV that dose not put it on a Q plate lol!

Ah! Didn't know that!
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Post  Roz on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:06 pm

Nope!

It's very different for HGV, this is a "radically altered chassis" and will require an independant inspection before it can be legally registered.

Have a look HERE

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Post  CLUNYKNOX on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:18 pm

Hi as per the link it adds up to 9 points more than the 8 required and the chassis is made by a chassis manufacturer not home made lol!

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Post  Roz on Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:30 pm

CLUNYKNOX wrote:Hi as per the link it adds up to 9 points more than the 8 required and the chassis is made by a chassis manufacturer not home made lol!

Chassis is not original, nor is it a direct like for like replacement, it therefore is likely to score zero which at best makes a total of 4 points.

Either way, it should be IVA'd for VOSA to make that descision.

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Post  Portalrover on Fri Jun 04, 2010 12:38 pm

Just for the record !

I have, in light of comments posted, consulted with Paul Foley (Foley Specialist 6x6) and the outcome is - I do not need an inspection. The main hurdle is insurance, but that is in place, my insurance company (Adrian Flux) are happy with the changes, and the documents have been sent to DVLA for the changes to be shown in the log book. Mot can be a problem if the garage does not have a ramp big enough - solution, go to a garage that caters for class 7.
The vehicle carries the same chassis number as the original, and all the axles etc are Land Rover.

There is a lot of myth about certain aspects of vehicle use and construction, and even the police do not know a lot of it. I have researched the 'wide wheel' issue - where your tyres stick out past the body - and the law says " Tyres/wheels must be covered as much as practicable". I have a copy of the act signed by the DoT quoting this chapter.
There is nothing in the MoT that says any more than tyres must have legal tread depth. All this thing about not seeing the tyre when you look down verticaly is incorrect. This may have changed with vehicles constructed after 2006.

I have now researched into the chassis issue, and am comfortable with my situation.

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