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Offline CharlieG

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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #60 on: June 12, 2014, 11:46:20 PM »
Hi all, a Canberra registration experience. Got my (ex Barefoot Dave's) Perentie four door hard top back from Canberra Motor Works and took it over the pits at Dickson - nothing too substantive that needs to be addressed, but Christ they're fussy.
  • A dead driving light which CMW really ought to have picked up. Or it could've happened on the drive to the rego station. I just hope it's the globe and not a more subtle electrical problem.
  • They want the holes in the floor filled with bolts, easy enough.
  • Removing the dimmer switch knob doesn't count as disabling the dimmer switch, despite what CMW's engineer said - I'll let him duke that one out, but if I need to remove the shaft of the knob too I will.
  • I need to get it weighed (!)
  • One headlight needs to be refocussed, or possibly have the bulb replaced.
  • There's a question about whether or not I need head rests - I see that the blue-slipped ones in NSW all have them. Are they hard to get? Do the normal seats have the holes that receive the headrests' feet?
  • There's also a question about whether it needs child restraint fittings or not - I pointed out that current defenders don't, so surely an '88 can't be made to.


All in all, not too much to fix. I may need to put out an SOS for headrests though - if anyone has a pair spare they want to sell, or indeed if anyone has a pair in Canberra or nearby that they'd like to lend me for the purposes of an inspection...

Cheers,

Charlie
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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2014, 12:00:50 AM »
Oh, and the bloody exhaust pipe apparently needs to face the back, not the side. Sigh.

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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #62 on: June 13, 2014, 12:03:15 AM »
I think you may be the first that had child restraints mentioned :(
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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2014, 12:06:32 AM »
We had one here that required it
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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #64 on: June 13, 2014, 02:30:57 AM »
Oh, and the bloody exhaust pipe apparently needs to face the back, not the side. Sigh.
That is rubbish.
Do yourself a favour, read up on the ADR's.
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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #65 on: June 13, 2014, 09:00:50 AM »
Hi Charlie,

Why do you have to disable the dimmer switch, all moder cars have dimer switches for the dash lights - or do you mean the reduced/black out switch??

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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #66 on: June 13, 2014, 10:21:27 AM »
That's BS! I have a 99 TD5 Defender Extreme and it does NOT have child restraints! Ask them what ADR requires that for your year model...

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I think you may be the first that had child restraints mentioned :(
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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #67 on: June 13, 2014, 04:06:38 PM »
G'day Charlie. I am relieved that there are no great dramas.
The head rests, exhaust and restraints all complied with ADRs at time of build.
THAT is what counts.
The head rests were a later army mod.
Blackout lights is easy;remove the knob and locating screws and push the unit through. Add a small plastic plug or screw in the hole, et voila. Disabled yet easily enabled for authenticity.
Head lights; remove cover 4 screws and the adjustment screws are visible at centre bottom and one side of the light.
The weigbridge requirement mystifies me. Are you or they registering it as a commercial vehicle?

I think we all have had a vehicle passed then needed to replace something.
My RFSV needed a new light switch a week after rego. They don't wear out that quickly!
Cheers, Dave.

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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #68 on: June 13, 2014, 04:48:39 PM »
If the vehicle had previously been registered (in Qld I presume) then it did not need to go to Dickson (the den of the devil) but could have gone to any garage with an authorized inspection station.

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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #69 on: June 17, 2014, 09:04:12 AM »
Hi Garry - yeah, that was my impression too, but the inspectors CMW use were reluctant.

And Dave - yup, she's running well. CMW we're impressed by how well, so that's good. Is she still registered up there by the way? Appreciate your patience if so - shouldn't be too much longer.

I've spent long hours on the internet, and I think the exhaust requirement doesn't apply to a 1988. As far as I can tell that was introduced in rule 42 in 1989, so it can't apply to a 1988-constructed car any more than the requirement for traction control can. Unsure if I'll be able to persuade the inspector of this though - might want to pick my battles.

Child restraints also clearly aren't required.

The headrests, though, I think are needed. So - do the headrestless seats have holes for putting headrests in? It feels like there might be a ring under the fabric, but I can't really tell without taking it apart. If not, is there a source for the new seats? Or a source for headrests?

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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #70 on: June 17, 2014, 05:10:29 PM »
The seats were made by ISRI, an Australian company in Wetherill Park in Sydney. The model number of the seats fitted to a Perentie are 450-179 for the Driver and 450-180 for the passenger. These seats no longer appear in Isri's model list. The Headrest for the Perentie was 450-906. Isri do list a black vinyl headrest, you should contact them to see if it will replace the 450-906, or if that one is still available.

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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #71 on: June 17, 2014, 05:42:22 PM »
Thanks Gunner, I'll give them a call. Other option I was considering was calling AFM to see if they'd sell me a couple - they must have some lying around.

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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #72 on: June 17, 2014, 08:16:49 PM »
G'Day Charlie. I have a mental blank if the seats are the early ISRI or Stratos type.
If Stratos: HYG 5648 (Stratos PN: 10.546)

 You might find the following interesting. NOTE for educational purposes only! A.C.E

Head restraints to be fitted as detailed below:
a. In both seat types there are two vertical tubes located beneath the vinyl
trim in the seat squab back as shown in Fig 5.
b. Locate the tubes by feeling for them beneath the vinyl and when located
carefully cut vinyl with a sharp instrument to expose. the apertures as shown
in Fig 5.
c. On ISRI seat only fit ferrules (Item In from Table 1) by placing over tubes
and forcing downwards until flush with the seat squab.
d. Fit head restraints into tubes until flush with the seat squab.
Note :
1. Should the head restraints not engage fully in the tubes it may be
necessary to use an 8mm ream or drill to remove any restriction in the
tubes,
FIG 5 - FITTING OF HEAD RESTRAINTS






« Last Edit: June 17, 2014, 08:32:30 PM by Barefoot dave »
Kind Regards, Barefoot Dave.
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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #73 on: June 18, 2014, 09:09:36 AM »
Thanks Dave - I'll take a look this evening. Have barely had a chance to do anything this week. Still haven't heard from the rego officials.

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Re: Registering a 'Perentie' Landrover
« Reply #74 on: July 01, 2014, 02:56:11 PM »
And registered! Agreed to straighten the tailpipe - there's no ADR that applies, but apparently the "inspection standards" have changed. Hmm.

Borrowed some headrests from Canberra Motor Works (very kind of them), am picking some up from AFM on Thursday (also very kind if them).

CMW installed a "hat" over the blackout knob socket, so all the hardware's still there, but it's disabled.

Holes in the floor plugged with bolts, one parking light held together with chewing gum and paper clips (more or less) pending the arrival of a replacement. Held together for long enough!

Hooray!