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Kitting out my Defender

Discussion in 'alt.fan.landrover' started by andrew@andrew-perry.com, Dec 7, 2004.

  1. Planning to kit out my 90 a bit, looking for a spot of advice:

    SEATS: Planning to buy the =A3102 seats from Exmoor Trim - are they any
    good?

    PIONEER TOOLS: Looking for the spade and pickaxe in good nick for the
    back, anyone know where to find them?

    ROTATING BEACON: Looking for a blue rotating beacon, and some way of
    attaching it that will make it removable and won't make my Landy look
    horrible. Was contemplating a magnetic one and a steel plate inside the
    roof or something. Ideas?

    STEREO: Planning to have a centre console built to house a stereo, comm
    radio and PA system. Any recommendations as to those gadgets? Stereo
    needs a CD changer, and I'm planning to have the speakers housed in the
    front of the unit so the whole thing is removable.

    There were a few other things, but I've got to go... Any ideas greatly
    appreciated.

     
  2. On 7 Dec, in article
    <1102428109.883624.40310@z14g2000cwz.googlegroups.com>
    andrew@andrew-perry.com wrote:

    > Planning to kit out my 90 a bit, looking for a spot of advice:
    >
    > SEATS: Planning to buy the £102 seats from Exmoor Trim - are they any
    > good?
    >
    > PIONEER TOOLS: Looking for the spade and pickaxe in good nick for the
    > back, anyone know where to find them?


    Anchor Supplies. The local garden centre once had some in, a couple of
    years ago. Getting them to look nice might need a bit of effort.

    > ROTATING BEACON: Looking for a blue rotating beacon, and some way of
    > attaching it that will make it removable and won't make my Landy look
    > horrible. Was contemplating a magnetic one and a steel plate inside the
    > roof or something. Ideas?


    Unless blue is for authenticity, it's not worth the possible hassle.
    Stick with amber. Magnet and steel plate works well. I once epoxied a
    steel plate on the outside of a truck cab. The magnet will grip a plate
    inside. Just don't have anything breakable the plate might drop on,
    when you want to stow the flasher.


    --
    David G. Bell -- SF Fan, Filker, and Punslinger.

    Wrought under license granted by Her Majesty's Apostropher Royal AD MMIV
     
  3. AN6530

    AN6530 Guest

    >Subject: Kitting out my Defender
    >From: andrew@andrew-perry.com
    >Date: 07/12/2004 14:01 GMT


    >ROTATING BEACON: Looking for a blue rotating beacon, and some way of
    >attaching it that will make it removable and won't make my Landy look
    >horrible. Was contemplating a magnetic one and a steel plate inside the
    >roof or something. Ideas?


    I don't know where you are located or your intended use but my first question
    would be are you authorised to use a blue beacon? Anyway, apart from the
    suggestions already mooted how about using a spigot mount available for
    tractors etc and available from all decent agricultural supplies places? These
    mounts come in a range of styles and consist of a pipe with a plug let in the
    end into which plugs a suitable spigot mounted beacon. The pipes often have a
    plate welded on the end for bolting to the vehicle but some are available where
    the pipe is hinged to the plate which enable it to be folded when not in use.

    Steve. Suffolk.
    remove 'knujon' to e-mail

     
  4. Richard

    Richard Guest

    At work we had a blue beacon on one of our fork lifts a few years ago. It
    has to go on public road to get from one building to another and we were
    told by the police to remove it.

    "AN6530" <an6530@aol.comknujon> wrote in message
    news:20041207115827.06264.00001565@mb-m18.aol.com...
    > >Subject: Kitting out my Defender
    >>From: andrew@andrew-perry.com
    >>Date: 07/12/2004 14:01 GMT

    >
    >>ROTATING BEACON: Looking for a blue rotating beacon, and some way of
    >>attaching it that will make it removable and won't make my Landy look
    >>horrible. Was contemplating a magnetic one and a steel plate inside the
    >>roof or something. Ideas?

    >
    > I don't know where you are located or your intended use but my first
    > question
    > would be are you authorised to use a blue beacon? Anyway, apart from the
    > suggestions already mooted how about using a spigot mount available for
    > tractors etc and available from all decent agricultural supplies places?
    > These
    > mounts come in a range of styles and consist of a pipe with a plug let in
    > the
    > end into which plugs a suitable spigot mounted beacon. The pipes often
    > have a
    > plate welded on the end for bolting to the vehicle but some are available
    > where
    > the pipe is hinged to the plate which enable it to be folded when not in
    > use.
    >
    > Steve. Suffolk.
    > remove 'knujon' to e-mail
    >



     
  5. Torak

    Torak Guest

    The reason for the beacon is that I'm dressing up my Landy as a
    Military Police vehicle for an airsoft event; that's why I'm wanting to
    use a magnetic beacon, so I don't fall foul of any laws when not on
    private land.
    I'll ask the local garage to mount a plate, then. Cheers, folks!