What did you do to your Land Rover today?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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I put the Disco in for MOT this morning and it PASSED.


Result! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
The new wiper arms arrived this morning. I fitted the blades using the correct adapter (it's a universal fitting) then took the dogs for a walk. On my return I said to Mrs. D that I'd be a few minutes fitting the arms to the splines. (A few minutes in Land Rover speak can mean several hours.) No problems fitting the arms with a smear of copper grease on the splines and then I used the screen washer to wet the screen before trying them out. Apart from repositioning the passenger side arm on the splines it all went well. Incredible!!!
I ordered another pair of blades from a different supplier for spare. I must ensure I don't misplace them this time like I did with the other spare ones I had.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
BigJohn wrote:
I put the Disco in for MOT this morning and it PASSED.


Nice one John Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I currently have 2 Land Rovers and they are both fully road legal. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ditto. Do we get a halo or something?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 6:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff2 wrote:
ditto. Do we get a halo or something?


No, you’re just twice as poor. Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
GOLD STAR each please. Twisted Evil[/u]
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
managed to rub down and paint some of my chassis red oxide then it started to rain so stopped

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/379241128287010820/632187121876074496/IMG_20191011_125457.jpg
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well, yesterday actually, but test refitted my repaired bulkhead. After months of cutting, welding, grinding, anxiously awaiting the results of hot dip galvanising, sanding, painting, filling, priming and sealing, I finally bolted it back in place amd hung a door to check it all still fitted. Can't tell you how relieved I am that it went on without a problem and it lines up as it should. A bit chuffed with myself so need to share Very Happy



It's in epoxy primer for now until I can get on with painting next year
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Good result there Cliff. I hope my new bulkhead goes as well next year. A coat of Galvafroid might be a good idea.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
A coat of Galvafroid; why? It's been hot dipped and is fully galvanized underneath the primer! Shocked
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Idiot brain here. Missed the hot dip galvanzing. It's usually reckoned that doing that distorts because of the thin metal but obviously not in your case
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
talking about warping what temp do you need to get too to make the ally panels easy to manipulate back into shape?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The bulkhead is steel morson.
I was admiring the bulkhead and missed the hot dip galvanizing reference.
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