Recently I was stopped green laning with a damaged crankshaft pulley.
During our trip to Morocco in the summer of 2015 and recently during the Spring Rally of the Land Rover club it happened again. When off-roading the front axle touches the pulley with a bang causing the pulley to be dented. In this case, also the V-belt got of the pulley and the standard wide v-belt did not fit anymore. Luckily one of the spectators had a narrow V-belt which has brought me home.
This is the pulley (the old damaged left, right new):
On http://www.expeditionlandrover.info/200tdiconversionIntro.htm I found the front axle can hit the pulley, and that you should use “bump stop extensions”.
But what you can buy, you can do yourself, right?
Two layers of black paint and assemble. And this is how it looks with the blocks.
Later I modified the leaf-hangers into longer 1 ton series hangers.
This is what I ordered at Paddocks:
2x Shackle plate-1ton front threaded
2x Shackle plate-1ton front
2x 1/2″ unf x 5″ bolt + nuts
Now everything is high enough to allow the front shocks to damp sufficiently.