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Defender 90 Rear outriggers

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by Dr Strangeglove, Apr 6, 2021.

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  1. Dr Strangeglove

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    I am making myself some rock sliders and want test fit one before doing additional work to it as I want to be happy where I put things. The offside one is not great on the inside and I reckon with a bit more work I can get the rockslider support tube in it. However, after removing the near side sill this weekend I think the amount of work required to clean that out won't be worth the hassle.

    I have decided to replace both and I would like some input and advice from those with experience on here. So;

    A) What is the best make and where should I get them from.

    B) Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Any links to a helpful thread with photos would be great.

    I can weld so will be doing them myself. I would like to use the rocksliders again if I re chassis the truck.

    Thanks for any help.

    My regards

    Mick
     
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    Looking for these on the net and their is a lot to pick from.

    From paddocks there are two versions - aftermarket at £28.80 and then Britpart at £24.28 - does anyone know the difference?
     
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    Are you talking the round outrigger or the one that supports the front A pillar ?
     
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    The round ones.
     
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    Probably not much. If you are welding them yourself, you can make minor adjustments as you go along anyway.
     
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    Easy enough to do...
    They are all pretty similar, Paddocks probably get thiers fronm Britpart anyway.

    I got mine from LR Direct <STC8649 | Tubular Outrigger Lh-90 - Land Rover Part STC8649 (lrdirect.com)>
    Unbolt from the seatbelt bracket and cut the old one off flush with a grinder. I cleaned up the hole with a wire wheel and flapper wheel in a drill, banged the new one in (literally).
    Aligned and bolted up the seatbelt bracket etc and welded it in on both sides at the chassis. Took about 2 hours in all.
    Let it cool down and coated with underseal.
     
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    Many thanks gent's. I just wondered about quality/thickness of steel etc.
     
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    Bearmach do a galvanised one for about £35 .....

    I've not seen any real difference between makes, they all looked remarkably similar to be honest
     
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    I did see the galv ones and wondered if it was worth getting those, but then I would have to remove the galv where I weld it anyway. I suppose it would protect the rest of it, especially the bracket to the tub. My only other concern would be if the galv interfered the rockslider support.

    Has anyone tried the galv ones?
     
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