Mikes lwb build and repairs !

Got an vehicle build underway? post up pictures and tell us all how its going!

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Re: Mikes lwb build and repairs !

Post by mike harris » Wed Jan 26, 2022 8:09 pm

Next step is to try and stiffen it up a bit with harder springs

Got to try and work out a plan.

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Re: Mikes lwb build and repairs !

Post by mike harris » Thu Feb 17, 2022 8:47 am

Another Devon event last weekend, we came joint first which is cool !

Had some contact with a tree hahahaha
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Re: Mikes lwb build and repairs !

Post by mike harris » Mon May 02, 2022 8:39 am

Came first again today down in Devon at a winch challenge at Torrington weak farm

Great event did 39 out of 40 punches.

Truck was spot on

Hope everyone’s keeping well

Next event is the stampede up in north Devon on the coast.
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Re: Mikes lwb build and repairs !

Post by mike harris » Wed May 11, 2022 10:20 pm

Rope snapped hahaha

Il add some more pics as prep for next event starts
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Re: Mikes lwb build and repairs !

Post by mike harris » Sat Sep 10, 2022 6:19 pm

It’s nearly portal time guys 👍🏻

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Re: Mikes lwb build and repairs !

Post by Jordi » Tue Sep 13, 2022 2:29 pm

What are the portal axles out of?
1988 Samurai - Truck Cab & Tray Back - 1.6 8v & HIF44 - Snorkel - Stack Exhaust - PAS, YJs & 33s - Trussed, Gusseted & Pumpkin Capped Axles - 4.3 R&Ps - 4.16 T/Box - Rear Air Locker - Full Float Back Axle & Discs - RCV Front Shafts - X-Eng Handbrake - Custom Fuel Tank

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Re: Mikes lwb build and repairs !

Post by mike harris » Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:13 pm

Volvo c303 bud, but the 6x6 version with a 4 pin diff.

Should be getting on it next few weeks. Just been collecting up the parts for wheels and steering ect.

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Re: Mikes lwb build and repairs !

Post by mike harris » Sat Oct 01, 2022 2:28 pm

My mates truck that’s on portals is around 6 ft 8 inches wide, my car is 6ft 2 inches wide at the moment, so three inches of width gained means il be able to lower the car and keep tyres away from front arms.

Steering I’m not doing hydraulic or anything just using the standard setup, these came of a military vehicle so there very well thought out and strong.

Ratio is 7.56 to one, so going to have to fit a standard transfer box back and see what the gearing it like. Possibly might have to fit a 4 to one to correct the hearing, but we shall see.
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Re: Mikes lwb build and repairs !

Post by mike harris » Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:45 pm

so portal progress, car goes to james sunderland on the 10th for axles to be fitted.

im changing the 320mm landcruiser discs to hilux mk 1 and machining down to 295mm and using suzuki calipers

this get rid of the need for spacers of any kind.

i have the air actuators arrived from komo in croatia fitted and working.

hopefully around xmas it should be on the way to being done, as going to ireland at end of january !

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Re: Mikes lwb build and repairs !

Post by ScottieJ » Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:27 pm

Any updates on this Mike?
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Steady as she goes!

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