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Install Shovel/Tool Bracket To Rack On Your Discovery Series II
Outfitting a Discovery Series II for Off-Road, Part Six
Watch Doug, our Land Rover Master Technician, in Part Six (Extra 3) of our video how-to series, as he adds the
Baja Rack Axe and Shovel Bracket to the Baja Roof Rack on our project D2. Please note the Shovel is sold separately as SLI515. Please refer questions and comments about this video to 1-800-533-2210 or contact us via live chat. Outfitting A Land Rover Discovery Series II For Off-RoadHello. I'm Eric, a sales rep here at Atlantic British. Today we're going to talk about building up a Discovery 2 into an off road vehicle. They've gotten really affordable now. You can pick up a D2 for $3,500 to $5,000, put 3, 4, 5 thousand dollars into it and have a very good off road vehicle. This one we picked up a couple years ago. We've been driving it around, using it as a test mule. So now we're going to build it up into an off road truck. With Doug's help, we're going to put suspension, front and rear bumpers and then slowly build it up into a lifestyle truck. We'll have videos that will show Doug doing each process, and we'll post those as time goes on. This truck's in good shape. It's very straight for the year and we've had it for a few years as I've said. So stayed tuned and we'll have more information as time goes on.Part Six (Extra 3): Installing Axe &Shovel Bracket To Baja Rack (BAJAAXSHBRCKT)Hi I'm Doug, your tech support representative here at Atlantic British. In this video we're going to talk about another addition to our D2 Project, is the shovel. We've all ready got our hi jack, and we've got our Jerry Cans. But you can't go off roading without a shovel. You get in some soft sand, some dirt, whatever. This is a very handy tool to have. It's an easy mount. It's just 2 brackets through each of the side mounts. And they are going to hang exactly like the hi jack mount that we did earlier. And it's just a matter of being pinched onto the side rails of the cargo carrier. And as you can see they do the same with this. You have a nice dense foam insulation on all the corners and the areas where it makes contact with the cargo carrier so it doesn't scratch it all up. You've got all the hardware to install. And they also give you a little pack of grease. They recommend you put a little grease on all the threads as you put this together. So should you ever want to take it back out they're not going to be rusted in place. Especially if you live in areas where there is a lot of salt laid down over the course of the Winter. It's not hard for this stuff to rust up. So it's good to have a little protection on the threads. So what we're going to do is show you how to mount this up, put the shovel in place and get started. All right, so, to begin with, we're going to take 1 bolt, put a washer on the bolt. Set this down right here for now. Then we put our bolt through our back bracket. Set that in place right like so. And what I like to do is set this up so that you'll see that this is manufactured at an angle so that the stud is slightly up, which makes it easier when you go to put things on. It will stay in place, as opposed to putting this upside down and pointing down where everything can drop out. So then we'll run another washer. And we'll put a nut on there. And these are a nylon stop nut, which means you don't need a lock washer. They'll actually lock themselves in place once you tighten them down. Then we'll take the bottom bolt. That through. Washer. Now you'll also notice, you're getting a good look at the bracket right here, you've got 2 areas to hold tools. Upper and a lower. So we're going to put the shovel in the upper. But you still end up with an extra opening on there so if you want to put an axe or another long tool, something else you want to bring along, you can lock that in there as well. So they give you that room to do that. So then we're just going to take 2 9/16th wrenches. I use a ratcheting box wrench and a regular box wrench to hold the head of the bolt. And we'll just run that in until it's good and tight. All right so, we've got our 2 brackets in place. They're locked down pretty good. We're going to put the shovel in the top part. I kind of like to do that because should this get out of my hand or whatnot we've got the 2 studs to sort of catch it. So we're just going to set that there. Put the 1st bracket on. Flat washer. And a big wing nut. Again you want to put some of that grease on the threads. Because obviously of you are out in the woods and you haven't moved your shovel in a while, and these threads rust up you are going to have a hard time getting the shovel off. So a little grease on the threads definitely makes it easier. And we'll put the back one on. And like I said you can see you've got an opening left here when you can put another tool. It's nice having that option. Some guys like to carry an axe. If you have a long handled axe it will fit pretty well in there. And again you have the foam protection in there so it keeps it from getting the tool itself and the hangars and the storage rack from getting all scratched up. And then the safety pins. Just in case the wing nut backs out. It can't go any where. You're not going to lose the tool. So there you go. You've got the shovel mounted. We have our Jerry Cans. Our Project D2 is coming together pretty well. So when you are ready to add accessories to your storage rack on your D2 or any other Land Rover just give a call to any of our knowledgeable salesmen at 1-800-533-2210. And thanks for watching.
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