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Old 22nd May 2013, 06:30 PM
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idw, I sprayed them with an etch primer in a rattle can, my brother painted them black using "Rust Not" black from a rattle can.

He has changed his mind and bought Superior Engineering front long arms, basicle the same as these but 125mm longer, so these arms are now going in my patrol.
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Old 22nd May 2013, 06:32 PM
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These are some engine mounts I made for the Holden 308 engine to go into my Patrol.

And this is the gearbox cross member I notched to make clearance front the front drive shaft.

gotta love the iPhone pictures lol
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Old 20th July 2013, 02:03 AM
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Hows the paint work hold up off road? I've tried a couple of paints but can't find anything hard wearing enugh for under the car.

I'd add some photos but you work will just put mine to shame haha! and I've not been making anything for the car lately, been doing more woodworking
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Old 21st September 2015, 08:38 AM
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Default DIY Spare tire carrier

Soo as it's been a while since anyone posted something in here; I'll go ahead and post my DIY fabrication

As my dog is getting older, she has trouble getting in and out of the car, also bought a full size spare Grabber, so combined the two problems and made a swing down spare carrier and dog step.

The idea; Mod my oem hitch to carry a frame, make the frame fold down the wheel and use back of the frame as step for the dog..

Basic frame welded

Then was on a roll and didn take pics until done..



Overcenter latch welded to rear gate, and a slideblock on the bumper to carry some load.

Now use the oem spare wheel well for some tools and stuff

Did a testrun last sunday with the 'big' boys and it held up excellently!

No pics of the dog using the step though..
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Old 15th October 2015, 02:54 PM
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Nice build Ben!
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Old 18th October 2015, 04:03 AM
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Looks great will be looking to do something similar myself
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Default DIY front sway links and rear link solution

After a frustrating half hour at auto zone trying to explain to the kid behind the counter that I need sway bar links “about this size /shape etc” and him refusing to go open a box or two I decided to fab some up. It’s not a super integral part and if it breaks I’m not going to injure my self or others so I went the easies fastest way I could come up with. I took the bushings from an old set of fromt links , drilled upper and lower holes in some 3/8 aluminum diamond plate I had around, jammed the bushings in, goobered some indie weld in after installation to keep them from moving laterally and blammo....perfect fit front sway links after my 6” lift. This is on a 95 legacy sedan. For the rears I came up with a brilliant solution.

Stay with me here. I was laying under the car staring at the rear sway bar and lateral links trying to come up with how I was going to get the extra length I needed to connect them. Turns out all it takes is a simple swaparoo. Swap the left and right furthest rear lateral arms and the mounting points for the sway bar links are magically on top of the link instead of underneath! Re mount your original sway bar links and your all set. Throw a pin in the top of the link and now you have quick disconnect sway bars.

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