Bash plate

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Hello all
I'm looking for a solid and elegant solution to having a bash plate/steering
guard at the front of my car. There's a huge range made for LRs and Discos
etc but if anyone can suggest a good solution for my 80 I'd be grateful.
Also John in Ireland, can you tell me more about your dog guard that you had
built please?
Thanks
Jeremy
'93 HDJ81 that needs a bash plate...
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Mob: 07831 458 793
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Bash plate and dog, cargo guard

Hi there Jeremy
You have a good memory, what I did was take the third row of seats out and
then used the ancher point for the seats which are two treaded holes on the
wheel arch. I got a guy to make a plate 3 or 4 inches long by 1 inch wide
and then weld a 1 inch by 1 inch steel tube to the plate in the direction
of the back seat. The same the other side and then weld a 1 x 1inch bar to
these, so you end up with your base bar. I then got him to do the same at
the top, using the threaded holes for the two handles now removed. You now
have top and bottom bars screwed into the bottom and the top. Then he made
two bars to join these other bars at the top and the bottom , to fit in the
space. These bars were secured to the top and bottom with bolts and fly nuts
I think there calles that, the ones that you can turn with you hands very
easly. So these two bars can be removed by hand from either the rear or from
the the front. The two bars that are mounted to the frame of the cruiser
have to be set back from the rear seat about 1 inch or so to allow movement
when someone sits down on this seat. The reason I got him to make the two
center bars easly removable is because if the boot door gets stuck you can
still have access from the front, and believe me the door will stick when
you have no access, it has happened me before. I then attached an ordinary
cheap dog guard to this frame with lockable straps very tightly, you know
the one with the sides that can adjust in and out. Its important that its
all very tight because I think we all hate rattles. If your unclear I could
try and draw an out line with the measurements, I know a photo would be good
buy I only have an ordinary camera which would take time. But if you want a
photo a photo you shall have. It works very well. I have designed a piece
for the front of the cruiser and made an accurate model out of cardboard for
the metal guy, some thing like an A bar but they are too common and this is
moulded to the shape of the front of the cruiser. So its all down to price
for him to make it, too expensive then ill think up something new, my funds
are scarce and the kids still need to be fed, and I wouldn't mind but they
want food every day.
John C
92HDJ 80 1HDT Ireland
 
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Jeremy,
I got a bash plate built onto fine (required two weld bolt recepticles on
the frame) after the front axle and before the tranny x-member.
Don't have a steering bash plate but plan on one eventually when I get a
'proper' bumper.
Never seen any after-market ones (only plastic/chrom type)
Lal
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Sent: Monday, April 04, 2005 12:40 PM
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Subject: [ELCO] Bash plate
Hello all
I'm looking for a solid and elegant solution to having a bash plate/steering
guard at the front of my car. There's a huge range made for LRs and Discos
etc but if anyone can suggest a good solution for my 80 I'd be grateful.
Also John in Ireland, can you tell me more about your dog guard that you had
built please?
Thanks
Jeremy
'93 HDJ81 that needs a bash plate...
Jeremy Llewellyn-Jones
Mob: 07831 458 793
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On Apr 4, 2005 8:21 PM, Brendan Lally <[Email address removed]> wrote:
Jeremy
I don't think you can buy a bash plate in the UK. I had one (and the
dog guard) made by a friend of mine.
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Roman (London, UK)
'92 HDJ80
 
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Hi Jeremy,
Are you looking for a Dog Guard or cargo barrier- I have a proper Toyota dog
guard that goes behind the 2nd row of seats and then has a divider that can be
used to split the boot area into two compartments left and right.
It's exceptionally sturdy, particularly with the divider in even though it is
just using the standard rubber pads top and bottom.
It was priced ?189 brand new a couple of years ago, but managed to pick it
with some roof rails and new set of carpets from eBay for ?150, everything was
in original boxes with receipts.
Only had to do one mod to it - there is a small gap on the sides roughly where
the headrest of the 3rd row seats would go then they are tied up to the sides
- just big enough for a terrier to get through - but not any longer ;-))
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Jeremy,
Are you looking for a Dog Guard or cargo barrier- I have a proper Toyota dog
guard that goes behind the 2nd row of seats and then has a divider that can be
used to split the boot area into two compartments left and right.
It's exceptionally sturdy, particularly with the divider in even though it is
just using the standard rubber pads top and bottom.
It was priced ?189 brand new a couple of years ago, but managed to pick it
with some roof rails and new set of carpets from eBay for ?150, everything was
in original boxes with receipts.
Only had to do one mod to it - there is a small gap on the sides roughly where
the headrest of the 3rd row seats would go then they are tied up to the sides
- just big enough for a terrier to get through - but not any longer ;-))
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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