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Post by durnfordandy on Sept 15, 2011 20:09:44 GMT
Anyone know the width of a Safari 17/4? I assume that the smaller ones would be the same width. Going to pick up my 17/4 restoration project next weekend and need to work out if I need towing mirrors or whether my defender mirrors in the towing position will be wide enough.
The outside width of a Safari is 6’ 9” (2.06m) which is roughly just over a foot wider than a Land Rover not taking into account the mirror arms which if standard adds around 6 inches each side even if the arms are in the towing position. I think it will be tight if not strictly legal. You could buy yourself some Wolf spec mirror arms which are 10 inches long which would give you loads of scope plus I suspect these are cheaper and more useful than a car type towing mirror.