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Just wanting to share progress on one of my RRs. This one was acquired 2 years ago and went through a full engine rebuild, and has been slowly turning into an offroad vehicle. Lots of mods went into it thus far but the list never ends. Spare tire carrier is being fabricated (Don't tell my wife because it is my christmas gift to myself. We will both be surprised when it arrives lol). I have just added a secondary battery in the boot along with a fuse box to run some added accessories along with the many offroad lights. Can't forget the fire extinguisher in the boot, just in case.
 

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Very cool looking! Love the dual battery setup. Looks almost OEM.
 
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Very cool looking! Love the dual battery setup. Looks almost OEM.
Don't forget that you are part of the build for sending me 2 spare plugs that one time!
 

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Can’t wait to see how the spare tire carrier looks. Who is building it for you? I am thinking about trying to get one for mine also.



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Can’t wait to see how the spare tire carrier looks. Who is building it for you? I am thinking about trying to get one for mine also.



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Very nice and clean! We have the same rack! I pondered about getting the rear ladder from Voyager Racks but decided against it as I will be getting this spare wheel step mounted at a much inexpensive cost. Where'd you get yours from? Rigid Armor in Cali is fabricating my carrier. It will ship next week they said.
 

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Very nice and clean! We have the same rack! I pondered about getting the rear ladder from Voyager Racks but decided against it as I will be getting this spare wheel step mounted at a much inexpensive cost. Where'd you get yours from? Rigid Armor in Cali is fabricating my carrier. It will ship next week they said.
I ordered mine from a company out of the UK which is no longer in business.

How will you be attaching your carrier to the Rover? To the bumper or a hitch mount? I would like to get a hitch mount that fits very close to the vehicle and at the same angle as my rear window but I have not been able to find one like that.


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I ordered mine from a company out of the UK which is no longer in business.

How will you be attaching your carrier to the Rover? To the bumper or a hitch mount? I would like to get a hitch mount that fits very close to the vehicle and at the same angle as my rear window but I have not been able to find one like that.


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Via Hitch mount! It will be able to fold away to allow the use of the tailgate. More importantly I will still be able to tow with the carrier attached. I have been looking for something that compliments the angles of the rear without compromising departure angle and without setting off the rear sensors. I think this will be it.
 
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That’s great. I can’t wait to see a photo of it and hear your thoughts on it. I wonder if they can make a second one for me? Please PM me with the price you paid.


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Don't forget that you are part of the build for sending me 2 spare plugs that one time!
I did?!
What kind of plugs and when?



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I did?!
What kind of plugs and when?



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Think you sent me 2 of these back in April 2018 lol
 

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Ended up in California along with many other LR owners. We got to drive the 2020 Defender on offroad course and proud to be the first worldwide to drive them, thanks to LandRover NA. We were all blown away by its huge size, capability and smoothness. Thought I'd share a few pics.
 

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Great build. I'm hoping to do same with mine over time. What roof rack and lights?
FrontRunner Slime II roof rack, with 2 tracks and 6 special fab mounts.
FrontRunner HAM/CB antennae mount.
FrontRunner Roof Light Bar Shield.
FrontRunner Axe mount.
FrontRunner Shovel mount.
Auxbeam: 2 x 36w pods in rear, 2 x 18w pods on left side, 2 x 18w pods on right side and 9 x 36w pods assembled as a 40" roof light bar.
9" ARB Flood 90w x 2 mounted to front grille.
Rigid Armor Spare Tire carrier (special fabrication).
Wilco Offroad HiLift and Rotopax mount.
2 x 20L Jerry cans with special rooftop mount that I fabricated.
And many more mods.
All Light switches are incorporated in the dome light panel. Except my flood lights are on a remote control keyfob.
 

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Love how your project is coming along. Very tasteful and functional and keeping with the personality of our Rovers. How are you liking the Lights?


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Thanks! They really came in handy traveling at night in thick fogs through many areas, to name a few...Texas and New Mexico. The ARB cut through the fogs like nobody's business. I was cruising at 70mph in fog while others were driving 30mph on a 70mph limit. Others were trying to keep my pace so they could make use of my lights lol. I also used my light bar on unlighted hwy stretches where it allowed me to keep my cruising speed with the added long range visibility.
 
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My local salvage yard just put out a donor 05 rover this weekend. I've never seen a landrover vehicle in my local yards so I rushed to go see it. I pulled off some needed parts all for $40 total that would have cost at least $900. I was smiling on the inside. I am keeping everything but the Atlantic British part#7975 Eas override module. Will sell that to whoever butchered their eas for springs. Overall I am really happy about the trailer wiring and harness kit!
 

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