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Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« on: May 23, 2014, 06:01:48 PM »
G'day all,

Just putting out the feelers to see if anyone has purchased and fitted the Defender Wolf rad haz / thermal insulation kit?
I have just ordered one from the UK and am looking forward to getting it. If anyone has already done the fit, any tricks/issues and is there much difference? (too late now as I have bought it!!)

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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2014, 06:14:42 PM »
I have had mine for 6 months, keep meaning to get it fitted, suppose now its winter might be a good idea

Out of Interest what did they charge you shipping?
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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2014, 06:17:30 PM »
I don't know how to do hand in front of mouth!! :o But $140 postage. It is always the killer from the UK. The other place I was looking at were charging nearly 140 pounds postage!!

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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2014, 06:22:09 PM »
$140 for something of that size is very good. More than what you probably paid for the part too.

Unfortunately what with the change in exchange rates and the increases in both fuel, transportation and a rise in the goods themselves, theres been a big price increase, over the last 12 months we have seen a 17% increase in costs, gone and going are the days when the Uk was a cheap place to buy things.



1991 110 Truck Surveillance (RFSV), Winch MC2 *51-656*
2004 Truck, Carryall, Lightweight, Modified Military Special, With Winch, MC2/3 205-301, Haulmark PT1-1.2 *205090* No5 Trailer

Images 2008-2017 J Burton

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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2014, 06:40:27 PM »
I think $190 total delivered is pretty good for what it is. However, when the postage is 3 times the cost of the item! That being said, I have just bought some other bits and pieces from the UK, and the postage was cheaper that what it was to get something of smaller size from QLD??? Go figure...

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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2014, 08:46:32 PM »
Any details on where you got this from?
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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2014, 09:00:40 PM »
G'day,

If you go to the olde fleabay UK and search Defender Wolf RAD HAZ kit thermal insulation and any combos similar!!!
I stumbled across them looking for a replacement soft top.
A few guys list them from time to time over there. Most don't offer postage to Aus in the listing..... just ask them and they will generally give you a quote. Postage quotes I got were from 75 pounds to 140 pounds. Expect the kit will be from 20 pounds upwards..... I paid 25 for mine. If that helps you.
The guy I got mine isn't listing any at the moment, I will send him a message and ask him if he as more if you like?

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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 10:01:17 PM »
Any details on where you got this from?

His user name is     oms7ru 
Search for that on the bay in UK. He might not have them listed but he tells me he has some left.

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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #8 on: May 24, 2014, 06:03:13 AM »
Hi there all

Can you tell me more about this kit - what it looks like etc

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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2014, 08:16:13 AM »
Essentially it is a foam lined with aluminium foil. This is then wrapped in a pvc like cover. It basically fits on to the 110 like the canvas soft top but sits underneath it.
They are designed for the UK operators so that they have less exposure to the radio transmissions. However, it has been said that these kits offer good thermal protection, ie keep it warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.....and keeps the water off you  ;D
If you do a search on the net for them, you will see a few results.

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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #10 on: June 03, 2014, 12:02:11 PM »
So the thermal rad haz kit arrived today, it took about a week to get here from the UK. I will keep you updated with the fit out!!

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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2014, 03:21:47 PM »
G'day Wayne  :)

It is a little bit like our silver lining on the Perenties,but with out the heat/cold sleeve

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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2014, 07:34:58 PM »
G'day all.....

So I have managed to fit the rad haz kit with only just a few more bits to secure down. It is a little bit fiddly, but pretty easy for the most part. The kit comes with three sections, cab, middle and rear...and it weighs about 7kg all up. It has straps, buckles and velcros too for the fitment. The kit I bought did not have instrcutions, but was easy enough to work out how it went together.

I noticed instantly the difference in temperature in the rover while I was fitting it, when driving, and the noise has reduced quite alot. Mainly the noise from the canopy and wind, but, it was a massive improvement from what it was before fitting it. It certainly has a more comfortable feel inside now, and I can even feel the heater working!!!!!

Any questions, feel free to drop me a line.

 

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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2014, 07:53:22 PM »
I was only thinking about this the other day whilst driving mine, and the bloody noise that comes from the canvas flapping around, I must try and get mine fitted soon.
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Re: Defender Wolf RAD HAZ / Thermal Insulation kit??
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2014, 08:01:36 PM »
I was only thinking about this the other day whilst driving mine, and the bloody noise that comes from the canvas flapping around, I must try and get mine fitted soon.
YEP!!! No more flapping canvas noise!!!!