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Nicely done best way to do it if you've space
 
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Not done much, lockdown and all that...

the estate is tucked away on a farm I’ve got some storage (it’s so tucked, had to take the wing mirrors off it to get it into the shed :) )

I got a spare set of struts though so I can refurb them in readiness of stripping the estate down

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Lockdown meant we sorted some junk out, and means that I’ve now got a small workshop space which is lovely! So pressed the old hubs and bearings out, used the tig to fix a bolt to a broken wheel bolt and heated that up, then just undid it :)
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also bought a cheap engine crane, it’s a Chinese thing so hopefully it will last long enough to swap some engines about, I can only see the ram being a problem long term

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And got back to tidying up the GSi brakes ready to swap them in at some point.


I’ve also got another Isuzu to swap in later on
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its got a ported and polished head, Garrett GT2056 turbo, pump mods, tubular manifold etc
I’ve known about it for a while, so when it came available I bagsied it for the future (when I’m not using it every day for work)

Also have a plan to run it on airbags, that should happen towards the end of the summer.
I don’t really want to drop it much lower. But it would be good to be able to raise it up on occasion on some sites.
And since I have a complete estate for spares, any modifications needed are easily undone with the spare set of struts and a spare beam.
I picked up a secondhand Elevel management last year
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The good thing about it is the sensors will maintain the set rideheight, so it will compensate for me loading it up with tools and kit :)
 

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