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  1. Dave2302 liked DefenderPilot's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    The rear frame is now complete and I've taken the opportunity to make an extra couple of bolt-in points for the rear panel by fitting it, drilling the required holes, taking it off again and welding a couple of nuts in place. The passenger side...

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  2. Dave2302 liked DefenderPilot's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    Framing and panelling the rear almost done. Can you see what it is yet? Still haven't got the new body mounts yet, which is quite a pain. [ATTACH] [ATTACH] [ATTACH]

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  3. Dave2302 liked DefenderPilot's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    The bodywork welding marathon progressed a couple more miles today. The floor and inner sill behind the B post on the drivers side now done. That means the rear frame can now be welded in so the lower lip is now in. [ATTACH] [ATTACH]...

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  4. Dave2302 liked DefenderPilot's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    So the Disco body finally started getting new metal in it today, but not before even more had to come out. The sills will be completely renewed inside and out. The body mounts at the rear of the sills will be replaced with new. The rear lower...

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  5. Dave2302 liked DefenderPilot's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    Unfortunately Richards are the only ones doing a D2 chassis. Maybe that will change in the future as Defenders get more and more unaffordable.

    Jan 25, 2022 at 7:12 AM
  6. Dave2302 liked steve24v's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    Thats what I had, thought they would have done it for the price of the thing. The marsland chassis for my 90 I did was all done, cost a third of a richards

    Jan 25, 2022 at 7:02 AM
  7. Dave2302 liked DefenderPilot's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    All the holes and threads have a coating of zinc. I'll have to ream and tap them all as I go along.

    Jan 25, 2022 at 7:01 AM
  8. Dave2302 liked steve24v's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    Fair play mate, can't be much left of the original body after you're done can there? I will count myself lucky as the worst bit on mine is the inner wings . On another note, what are the holes on your chassis like? I had to ream them out or...

    Jan 25, 2022 at 7:01 AM
  9. Dave2302 liked DefenderPilot's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    They do, but only to UK mainland. They declined to quote for Shetland.

    Jan 25, 2022 at 7:00 AM
  10. Dave2302 replied to the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    :D:D:D I was honestly joking, but thanks, as I said earlier, I enjoy a good road trip when I can use a genuine reason to leave Mel here for a day or 2 ;) We don't get out much atm because Mel's mum lives next door on our land. She is 90 and is...

    Jan 24, 2022 at 5:57 PM
  11. Dave2302 liked steve24v's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    Dave my best mate, old pal, whatever... Would if I could, long drive to scotland, we don't go that way unfortunately

    Jan 24, 2022 at 5:52 PM
  12. Dave2302 replied to the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    Steve, mate, best pal, old buddy, etc etc etc ............................. How would "work" like a road trip to NW Scotland ? LOL, just kidding, I'm a way off buying a Chassis yet, mine has another couple of years in it at least, and none of...

    Jan 24, 2022 at 3:38 PM
  13. Dave2302 liked steve24v's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    They do offer delivery but as said it is expensive, think they wanted about £300 - £350 for delivery to Southampton area. I got mine collected through my work for free.

    Jan 24, 2022 at 3:35 PM
  14. Dave2302 replied to the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    IIRC, (and I have slept a few times since), but IIRC they do, but it was stupid money as I am classed as a remote area, despite the fact I live on the mainland (IV40) and therefore surcharges apply with the carriers that they use :mad:

    Jan 24, 2022 at 12:12 PM
  15. Dave2302 liked DefenderPilot's post in the thread Flat Bed Disco 2 Project.

    Richards reckon the chassis weighs 250kg so easily towable with something economical.

    Jan 23, 2022 at 8:18 PM