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Old 04-06-2017, 07:11 PM   #1
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Land Rover used to offer a kit that would enable you to convert an lt77 seat box to an r380 tunnel.
The factory adapter is a plate with a flange and you cut the face of your existing lt77 seat box out and then mount this part on the back side and fasten it with a few rivets. This means the the only part visible would be the lip the tunnel cover screws down to and that will be covered by the black plastic r380 tunnel.
Brian @ DefendersNW had some of these made and was trying to get a fab shop to make him more but was a couple mos out on having any available. I have a client pushing me hard to do a three hundred
install and two others to do auto conversions so I have an immediate need for three of these so I was looking for a quicker option.

Dave Bobeck had one of the original LR kits in his hoard and agreed to let me borrow it. I have it with a local fabrication shop and he's qoing to knock out one for me to compare to the original and to establish how long it takes them to make these. The only difference between the original and the one he will make is that the original is stamped and this one will have the lip welded on. He couldn't tell me what its going to cost for the three I need but the cost is in the hours spent programming the plasma cutting table computer. The point of this post is to see if anyone else is considering converting to 300 tdi or an auto transmission and would be interested in an adapter. Regardless the shop will store the design in their computer but my deal with Bobeck was that in return for the favor I would offer these on a one time basis to the community. Price to be determined, just need to have some sort of idea of interested parties when I go back to see the shop next week as the more I order, the lower the price.

To be clear this is a single piece which will change the face of your seatbox to the r380 tunnel shape. You would need to still purchase the r380 tunnel and the bulkhead adapter. I have no intention of having these made and sell them on a flow basis. I am not a retailer and this will be a one time thing per my deal with Dave.
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I bought one from Shop's here in PDX when I converted my seat box. So although I'm obviously not interested myself, I will say I'm a believer in the concept, and that if anyone has a serviceable seat box, it really makes sense, and was an easy conversion to make. Probably saved me a lot of money.
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Depend?an the price I might add one to the hoard pile.
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Doing another run of these. Getting 18 from a larger sheet of aluminum.
Need 4 for our own projects and have about 6 others already spoken for.
$75 plus $18.83 for USPS priority mail.
These shoud be ready to ship first or 2nd week of Jan.
If you have an lt77 seat box and plan to swap to either a rover zf auto trans or doing an LS swap using 6l80e you will need one of these, or an r380 seatbox.
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One please.
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Last call on these. Will be picking them up next week.
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Here's what I have for a list. Some on this list were from last summer and there werent enough to go around so I'm not sure if those parties still want/need one ? Want to get everyone covered this last time.
Dale 2 ?
Trevor 2?
Dave Lucas 2 ?
Ed Mah 1
Rob Sheahan 1
Neal Cain 1
Juan Villani 1
John Bufton 1
Blackfield/Oscar 1
Noyac40/Scott 1
Dave Smith 1
Erik Johnson 1
Scott Palmer 1
Shams Helminski 1
Ron 2
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Three please and confirmed. Thanks UD!
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