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  1. The Mad Hat Man

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    Now that is what I'm talking about, very nice, did you do the conversion yourself?
     
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    no. But I am rebuilding it - ground up rebuild.. replacing central fuel tank, replacing wings, sills, floorpan and rear end (with rangie rear drop down tailgate and lights)... oh and facelift Disco front end.
     
  4. owas

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    I reckon the rear doors can be cut up and welded up to replicate the side panels on the long ranger kit, with those welded in, its just a flat plate on the back connecting everything together.


    Remember i said im a welder, not a fabricator ;)
     
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    Remember rear door skins are ally(birmabright) so you could easily get round that with some fibreglass and epoxy.
     
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    Why not use 3dr skins like mine?
     
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    I dont want to buy anything :p

    What i was thinking, ill remove the window frame, chop the whole door to the right width to match the roof cut, plate up the opening i leave, cut the window frame to same width and somehow get it back in the door,weld a peice of plate into the glass hole.
    Then weld the whole thing to the b pillar and wherever else theres steel.

    If that makes sense:rolleyes:
     
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    Perfect sense.
     
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    save yourself a huge amount of time n effort to have a crap looking job. Just get these........

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    £600? :eek:
     
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    Add in delivery and VAT ;)
    Would make more sense to buy the whole kit at that point.

    Im trying not to spend a lot on it tbh,
    It might not look factory, but its only going to be a spare work truck so i dont ruin the 110 (i realise how silly that sounds lol)
     
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    Well thats the easy bit done,
    Just rough cut at the min.
     

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    Did you leave the B pillar in place?
     
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    Yep, i cut it along the outside of the strengther on the roof, and along the bottom of the step for the rear seats.
     
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    I love an all action thread, this escalated rather fast :cool::cool::cool:
     
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    how you gonna close the back of the roof?
     
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    Im thinking a peice of 2mm with some reinforcing box section welded on.
    I know a flat peice of steel isnt going to look amazing but itll work :D then box in the sides against the b pillar.

    Ive not worked it all out yet though, i need to have a proper think:)
     
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    Haven't forgotten abut this :D
    Got all the steel from work today,
    Aslong as the weather is ok tomorrow i should get the cab pretty much finished other than turning the door into a panel, i cant be botherd with that just yet.

    All 2mm galv.
     

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    Get in, I too am waiting for better weather.

    You got a sketch up of what the back end is going to look like or you keeping it a surprise?
     
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