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trayback build knowledge

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by mark 88, Apr 18, 2018.

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  1. mark 88

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    hi all I'm building up before I even touch my d2 a bank of knowledge on heavy duty trayback discovery construction.
    I'm a welder by trade in automotive industry so fabricating is not a problem for me but I do have some questions and hear they come.

    1 sourcing the role cage. a full trayback role cage from front to rear is available on ebay for £480ish. has anyone had any experience with this kit any good? if you type into eBay discovery trayback role cage it pops straight up.
    2 after chopping off the rear body will the sills need reinforcing?
    3 since its a d2 a panhard conversion is on the cards with a lift I was thinking of using a d2 front panhard bar for the conversion and any advice on that would be great.
    as for IVA conformance I think that's for an other thread lol.

    Any and all advice would be fantastic thanks all
     
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    Hicap phill Well-Known Member

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    As long as you use engine,box,axles all will be fine.
    Don't chop the chassis. This is the grey area. Leave the chassis as it is it keeps the reg & no inspection needed.

    Make sure you have the correct tray back cage as 1 style is not correct and could fold if rolled.
     
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    unfortunately the plan is to chop the chassis at the rear which adds complications to the road legal side.
    the role cage kit I've got my eye on has some heavy reinforcement just behind and above the cab.
    and I will need to make my own fuel tank as well
     
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    That's the correct cage.
    Iva will be hard. iv fine kit cars & racers.
    Just make the motor look good & not rough & police normally don't worry.
     
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    yeah i was also thinking of being a bit noughty and leaving the front end as standard as possible for the iva then after work on the front but non the less still build it sensibly with no sharp edges. keep everything with a radius.
    on the other hand I could drive down to the local DVLA with some photos of what I have In mind after all its not a tank lol.

    somewhere along the lines of this.
    the kit on eBay is slightly different
     

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    If it looks like that I would take a trip to Dvla.at least you will know what your up against.
    Good luck & keep us informed,
     
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    this is a picture of the same kit and by the looks of It the sill will be heavily reinforced and lengthened to mount the front portion of the cage to which is not really an issue.
    the question is do you think the tube will pass through the outer wing? if so it will require some clever cutting
     

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    Get some tabs on the front cage & bolts the wings on. Makes them easier to work on
    Normally cage goes onto plates on the outriggers.
     
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