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can I use a rear door spare wheel carrier on my bonnet??

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Mr G Imp, Oct 21, 2020.

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  1. v8250

    v8250 Well-Known Member

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    Definitely as @flat

     
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    Rodeo Joe Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can use one on the bonnet, the bracket will just fit between the frame under the bonnet. Drill some holes and away you go, adjust the bolts on the carrier so the wheel just rests on the bonnet when in situ. Don't listen to the nay sayers I've done this on numerous series and 90/110s with no problems except lifting the bonnet to get at the engine.....
     
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    Yes it will work, except for one key point...standard bonnets are not reinforced to take the weight of wheel and tyre. It will work but it's a bodge and the bonnet will stress where you don't want your bonnet to stress. There are two types of Land Rover owners out there...those who bodge, and there are many many of these... and those who repair, rebuild and engineer properly. Ultimately, there's a reason why Land Rover reinforced the Military bonnets.
     
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    Whatever:rolleyes:.
    Just saying done it for years and had no problems whatsoever.
    Landrovers were a bodge from the day Maurice Wilks cannibalized an old jeep to the day the last defender rolled out.
     
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    Rodeo Joe Well-Known Member

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    There are two types of Land Rover owners out there.

    And the third type who think theirs is the only opinion that matters, and there lots of them as well;)
     
  6. mick 1986

    mick 1986 Well-Known Member

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    I’m guessing you fall into that category too?
     
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    Lol, reckon I,ve gatecrashed the mutual appreciation society:eek:
     
  8. Mr G Imp

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    Despite my Landy looking like someone has jumped all over the bonnet, I have ordered the correct bonnet mounting kit from blanchards - was less than £200 delivered so not too bad, I probably could bodge a door mount on some how by the sounds of it, but the time I would waste getting it right and fabricating bits to do it, I would rather just get the correct kit and have it done in 2 hrs. I like the look of the wheel on the bonnet...my Landy is so reliable I never have to lift the bonnet
     
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    No, not really. I have a mutual respect for certain members, that doesn’t extend to someone such as yourself.
     
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    Hey RJ, no mutual appreciation/categories as we're all buddies here...it's the crusty old Landies that form our common bond :) But, what many of us see is that the market's full of absolutely crap Land Rovers that have had the life bodged out of them due to horrific half-cocked repairs and maintenance...when, really, it takes no longer to do something right first time, Of course, there are many ways to skin a cat...and one mans tank tape bodge is another mans concours d'elegence ;)
     
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    good choice, you need any photos of any of the bits then let me know, happy to take pictures of whatever bits needed or measure etc to help with your install - mine is genuine parts direct from the mod
     
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    Well that's shown yourself up hasn't it.... I haven't resorted to personal abuse as anybody with any intelligence would have taken my comments with a pinch of salt and accepted then with the humour they were intended.
    Its an open forum and I'll say what I want and you can deal with that as you like.
     
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    Thank you for the permission. I would like you to show me where I have personally insulted you? Can’t find it? Is that because I haven’t? I merely pointed out that you have categorised yourself into your “third group” where you have deliberately tried to insult others. Would like me to show you that?
     
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    I fitted a rear door wheel carrier to my bonnet 12 years ago, its still there doing the job, I used some angle iron under it to strengthen it up a bit but its been fine.
     
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    Thing is most folk coming on here with questions about fixing stuff want the most straightforward/and quickest to do fix.
    Those of us who have messed with Landy's for many years know that just about anything can be fixed, sorted, modified, or completely changed in several ways.
    It is just a matter of how much time and effort you want to put inti it.:)
     
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    Without the dished bonnet and with an over sized wheel, what's the view like?
     
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    They don't do a dished bonnet for the 90/110.
    WOTR Georgecccc.jpg
     
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    Dished bonnet? The view is Ok, I can see over my moobs to take a pee so I can see over a spare on the bonnet. Tyre is a 7.50.
     
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    About right, I can do the work ok but I don’t have the time for modding parts too much - unless it’s going to save me a lot of money! I will be fitting the bonnet mount myself though when it arrives. Think I need a different bonnet hold opener stick as well, mine has a folding one

     
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