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Yeah I swapped a 521 cab onto a 720 chassis with discbrakes and a Z16 column change. Was rough as guts and never got it legal. Was sold quickly amongst people before some guy tried to drive it between citys and got stickered and never heard about it again. 

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On 17/01/2021 at 11:44, Early jap nuter said:

I’ve got a 69 Datsun 521 Ute with a shit chassis, I’ve found a 73 Datsun 620 chassis that is near perfect. I’ve gone over all the part numbers and measurements on both chassis and the only real difference is the petrol tanks are mounted on different sides (521 on left,620 on right). So if I bolt the cab into the 620 chassis how do I get this on the road? The 521 has dead reg but the 620 has live plates on hold, it’s just a bolt over swap 

You want to find a later model 620. The later ones have ball joints instead of the disgusting king pins. And D21 Navara disc brake hubs and stubs bolt straight on. (Plus you then have access to D21 drop spindles too!) You literally just unbolt the top ball joint, and Robert's your grandmothers son. 

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My certification guy has disappeared from face of planet it seems. I have had inspection done and fixed everything on list and awaiting recheck for 8 weeks (understand holiday period and they are busy people being a small business owner myself) 

I assume recheck with someone else would mean re inspection and the $700 odd fee paying again? 

I don't wish to name as I see no merit in it, I am completely happy with the process other than this hurdle and I would just like my car certified. 

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34 minutes ago, dspec_tt131 said:

My certification guy has disappeared from face of planet it seems. I have had inspection done and fixed everything on list and awaiting recheck for 8 weeks (understand holiday period and they are busy people being a small business owner myself) 

I assume recheck with someone else would mean re inspection and the $700 odd fee paying again? 

I don't wish to name as I see no merit in it, I am completely happy with the process other than this hurdle and I would just like my car certified. 

Yes it will mean starting again unfortunately. PM me please.

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Is there any way to avoid having to fit driveshaft hoops on my land rover if I turbo it? The factory turbo diesel engines had the same driveshafts, just really want to avoid drilling holes in a galv chassis

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3 hours ago, M.H. said:

Is there any way to avoid having to fit driveshaft hoops on my land rover if I turbo it? The factory turbo diesel engines had the same driveshafts, just really want to avoid drilling holes in a galv chassis

There is an exemption for diesels with turbos fitted if you meet the requirements of the lvvta info sheet 07-2016

From memory can only be exempted if its mechanically injected and uses a OE turbo off a factory turbo version 

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3 minutes ago, cletus said:

There is an exemption for diesels with turbos fitted if you meet the requirements of the lvvta info sheet 07-2016

From memory can only be exempted if its mechanically injected and uses a OE turbo off a factory turbo version 

Mines a little bit different in that its an ex Australian army one in which they were built by land rover Australia with 3.9l isuzu diesels, what kind of proof would be needed to satisfy this part?

 

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In the case of a vehicle which has had a bolt-in OEM (original equipment manufacturer) model variant engine
or transmission conversion, or a bolt-in OEM model variant turbocharger/supercharger addition, a driveshaft safety-loop is not required provided that documented proof is provided by the vehicle manufacturer or
their agent
, verifying that all drive-shaft components are identical between the two vehicles, and that the
drive-shaft remains unmodified.

  

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Number plates have this reflective finish and some sort of hologrammish thing on them, right?

Anyway, mines are all falling apart - about 1/3 of the plate is flaking off and just about to fall off.

Can I just strip and paint it white? (then paint the letters black)

I don't think WOF guys are too fussed about that but police might be different if they spot it after dark and it doesn't show the reflective finish...

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18 minutes ago, cletus said:

@M.H. sorry, it's in the standard not in the info sheet 

Was the aussie built one ever made with a turbo on it on that particular engine? 

 

 

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Most of the turbo ones were 6x6 but they did do a couple of turbo 4x4s

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Hey @cletus - I'm looking to fabricate new caliper mounts for some Brembos I've got my hands on. Essentially, they will be similar to those in the pics below, but the bolt holes will be spaced wider apart and will sit back towards the car about 10mm more than current. Is there anything I need to be aware of in terms of metal types, strength, thickness etc?

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1 hour ago, cletus said:

I'd say 10mm thick steel minimum. 

 

Have you got a plan for making them the right shape? I assume they will have a dogleg in them like those ones do? 

Sweet. I need to double check that 10mm wont mean the bolts interfere with the hub, but it should be okay.

I am still in the planning stage of working out the shape, but yes, they will dogleg back like the stock ones, maybe 10mm further back. I may be able to have a mate CAD them up and CNC cut them so they are one piece with no welding needed.

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Yes. The fact that the lower part is a casting/forging and it has had a new strut tube and gussets welded to it, getting that legal would be unlikely or at least extremely difficult 

Unfortunately with early ford stuff , you are limited to modifying the original parts or spend large amounts getting parts custom made to get around the 'no welding to cast or forged parts' rule  

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3 hours ago, cletus said:

Yes. The fact that the lower part is a casting/forging and it has had a new strut tube and gussets welded to it, getting that legal would be unlikely or at least extremely difficult 

Unfortunately with early ford stuff , you are limited to modifying the original parts or spend large amounts getting parts custom made to get around the 'no welding to cast or forged parts' rule  

Thanks! Good to know before pulling the trigger- back to the drawing board.

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