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    Our 24volt fitted for radio on display and picture of interest.
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    Yes its ironic that the "Lightweight" actually weighs more than a Civvy 88" . Ive not yet stripped mine down, be a good excersise now I that can weigh it before & after with my load cell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan View Post
    It's on its way to Oz Anybody got a Lightweight?
    I've managed to get it running and it's now on the way to the docks in Essex.
    The ship it's on arrived yesterday.
    I've been told the container should be unloaded/unpacked next week.
    Getting excited Anybody got a Lightweight?
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    It's here
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    So I've been trying to get a mate of mine, who is a VACC approved engineer, to come and have a look at the lightweight and tell me what it'd need to meet relevant ADRs.

    Old Land Rovers aren't his usual thing, his business is more your custom hot rods, so he said he was going have to do some homework to find out what would apply. However, working on the assumption of vehicle class MC (off road) for 1975, it would need, amongst other things:

    Inertia reel seat belts (already fitted);
    Steel brake lines and new hoses (the lines in mine are copper and the rubber is knackered, so I was expecting this);
    Reversing light activated by the gear lever;
    Sun visors.

    The last two might be a problem, although I suppose I could fashion a sun visor.
    Which leaves the reversing light, which mine doesn't have.
    Before I look into what I could possibly pinch from a civvy Series 3, what do other lightweight owners have fitted?

    Did you have to get sun visors and reversing lights?
    Or is there an exception that I could point my mate towards that would apply?

    Cheers!
    Dan

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan View Post
    So I've been trying to get a mate of mine, who is a VACC approved engineer, to come and have a look at the lightweight and tell me what it'd need to meet relevant ADRs.

    Old Land Rovers aren't his usual thing, his business is more your custom hot rods, so he said he was going have to do some homework to find out what would apply. However, working on the assumption of vehicle class MC (off road) for 1975, it would need, amongst other things:

    Inertia reel seat belts (already fitted);
    Steel brake lines and new hoses (the lines in mine are copper and the rubber is knackered, so I was expecting this);
    Reversing light activated by the gear lever;
    Sun visors.

    The last two might be a problem, although I suppose I could fashion a sun visor.
    Which leaves the reversing light, which mine doesn't have.
    Before I look into what I could possibly pinch from a civvy Series 3, what do other lightweight owners have fitted?

    Did you have to get sun visors and reversing lights?
    Or is there an exception that I could point my mate towards that would apply?

    Cheers!
    Went through this a few years ago.

    No, you do not need Inertia Reel seatbelts, Lap Sash will be easier to pass. Whatever seat belts you use need the Australian Standards tag on them.

    You do not need sun visors , you do need reversing light .

    The hole is already in the gear stick bracket to add a reversing switch, I did not want to drill any holes so stuck a reversing light on the back with double sided tape.

    Still there 3 years later.


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    Thanks!
    Just had a re-read of your thread in alternative energies, any chance you could pm me the name of the engineer who did your cert? I can ask my guy to cross check with him.
    Also been looking at the wheels, studs,nuts thread (think that's what it's called!) in the Series 3 pinnacles and the conversation about tubes or tubeless.
    Wheels on mine are original Lwt 5" (not 5.5) rims with no safety lip. I need new tyres anyway, but part of what my engineer was looking at was that I'd need 'safety rims' with the lip. I told him they run tubes anyway, which seemed to satisfy him, but if I'm going to fit new tyres anyway, I'd sooner go tubeless, but this then may create a circular argument with the RWC bloke when I try to get it rego'd....!
    Dan

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    '98 300Tdi Disco (gone )
    '75 Lightweight

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan View Post
    Thanks!
    Just had a re-read of your thread in alternative energies, any chance you could pm me the name of the engineer who did your cert? I can ask my guy to cross check with him.
    Also been looking at the wheels, studs,nuts thread (think that's what it's called!) in the Series 3 pinnacles and the conversation about tubes or tubeless.
    Wheels on mine are original Lwt 5" (not 5.5) rims with no safety lip. I need new tyres anyway, but part of what my engineer was looking at was that I'd need 'safety rims' with the lip. I told him they run tubes anyway, which seemed to satisfy him, but if I'm going to fit new tyres anyway, I'd sooner go tubeless, but this then may create a circular argument with the RWC bloke when I try to get it rego'd....!
    I avoid Melbourne like the plague & only searched for country VASS inspectors.
    had the original approval done by North East Engineering in Mt Beauty but he has fallen ill & no longer working. Blue plate for EV mods done by Peter Turner TechEd Teched Australia . He knows his stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goingbush View Post
    I avoid Melbourne like the plague & only searched for country VASS inspectors.
    had the original approval done by North East Engineering in Mt Beauty but he has fallen ill & no longer working. Blue plate for EV mods done by Peter Turner TechEd Teched Australia . He knows his stuff.
    Thanks!

    Ha, yeah Geelong is about as close to Melbourne as I like to get these days!

    I'll ask my mate if he knows the guy from Mt Beauty.
    Dan

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    '98 300Tdi Disco (gone )
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