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PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:12 pm    Post subject: My 88" rebuild Reply with quote
Well its about time a posted up some of my rebuild photos for all to see, so here you are Laughing Enjoy!


with roof removed


with front end bodywork removed


with front end body, rear tub, doors and windscreen removed



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above photos showing the extensive chassis rot...


with bulkhead removed




the bulkhead after removal, with footwell removed, and showing SOME of the rot


delivery of new chassis


axles and springs after some coats of satin black


new rolling chassis



door rot before and after repair


bulkhead after repair and paint


new rolling chassis with engine and box


and last but not least, the Landy in its current state, after a small test drive... Cool Laughing

what do you think of the colour? its Peugeot Imperial Blue, I wanted a dark blue (yes, yes I know Land Rover has a dark blue) but liked the look of that colour...
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Wow. Great job - I'm hugely envious! Wink

My S2 rebuild project has stalled unfortunately - the main reason being due to the likely loss of historic vehicle status as there are so many non-original parts on her - a problem caused by her history of serious trialling.

The 1973 S3 2.25D SW I bought as a donor is itself now going to be the rebuild project Laughing ... but my primary transport bit the dust a few weeks ago, so my 'project fund' has just been wiped out by the purchase of a new daily driver Crying or Very sad I WILL get there in the end!

I'm not sure about your choice of colour - I guess I'd have to see the finished vehicle (I'm a traditionalist lol!), but the quality of the paint job looks excellent - was it sprayed or rollered?

Keep up the good work - and keep us updated with pics!
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
That blue looks alright to me mate.

Hell of a place you have there. Lots of room to play about in.?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 5:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
the paint was sprayed on, my dad did it for me; coat of etch, 3 coats of build primer, 3(?) of black 'wash primer', then 2 or 3 of top coat...

thanks, yes it is a nice place, just under 9 acres of field Laughing , and a woods nearby too... very lucky to have a workshop like that too, my dad built that, I think about 4 years to complete...
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2009 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Can I borrow your dad?

I've not got a garage Crying or Very sad but do have 1250 acres of muddy hill.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Update:

Finally at long last it feels like this is getting somewhere now. Over Christmas break and also back in February I managed to get the majority of the electrics sorted, obviously cannot fully test them until lights etc are all plugged in but everything seems good so far.

The last week or so I have managed to get most of the panels sanded down ready for paint, still got some to do though. At long last I also have the upper and lower dash panels in, still some jiggling to do with the heater control cables and a few other niggles like that.
I dug my wiper motor cover out, just to find it and remember that at some point in its previous life it was part of a dogs dinner or something. Went to rob the one off the other 88", which although looked good is quite rotten inside... Oh well the joys of Land Rover ownership.

I'll see if I can get some pictures of the dash etc all in and assembled...
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Hi Ross. I have a couple of spare wiper motors etc, if you want them?

109", but think theyre the same.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2010 6:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for the offer Gord, however...

Done a bit of "engineering the solution" Laughing , I pulled the good vinyl cover off of the rusted metal back, and put this onto the good metal backing... 10 minutes and some spray glue later, an almost brand new cover. Sorted! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Any more pics? Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Captain slow wrote:
Any more pics? Smile


Ha, well there would of been had I remembered to take some Embarassed Rolling Eyes ...

Still looking very similar to that last photo, just a running chassis with the bulkhead etc. Although now it starts and stops on the key rather than with jump leads and a crocodile clip!

Still have got to: Paint body; fit body; fit lights; fit seals; assemble doors and fit glass; align locks; and then all importantly go for an MOT! Although not sure whether that or my sound system is more important! Laughing

Doesn't sound like an awful amount of work reading that back...

Have also just found out that it is getting sprayed in July, my dad is taking week off with me to help me prep up and then paint it up. The light is at the end of the tunnel! (I hope anyway!)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Still sounds like progress Ross Wink

I took delivery of my new chassis yesterday. I couldn't believe how heavy that is!!! Shocked Strewth. Took four adults to carry it, and even then we were struggling. No wonder Landys only get 20mpg! Smile

Keep up the good work - and pass on any tips please!
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes they are quite a weight! Shocked As for tips well just some sensible things really, like covering everything in Copper Slip, all nuts and bolts. Or use stainless ones, also I smeared the whole steering relay with it too, my last one took ages to get out! Used a varity of tools including the angle grinder and a hammer and chisel Laughing ...


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
hotrodjacko wrote:
Yes they are quite a weight! Shocked As for tips well just some sensible things really, like covering everything in Copper Slip, all nuts and bolts. Or use stainless ones


just on a small point you should be using copperslip on stainless bolts

if you dont and you have to pull something down a long way using the bolt the threads heat up because of the friction and can leave you with a loose stainless bolt that will not come undone as it will fuse itself together
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Ok, so about 2 years on from when I first started disassembling...

And where am I now? Well, the body is in our workshop as we speak being prepped down for paint. Hopefully my dad can spray it up in a few weeks. I was hoping to have it back together this week but I havn't unfortunatley.

I'll post some new pictures up in the next couple of days if I can, but basically I have a driving Series 3 chassis, with upper and lower dashes fitted to the bulkhead, along with instrument panel although I have yet to finish some of switches and wiring I am doing.

So I have still to do:

-Prep and paint body

-Sort out electric fan

-New alternator, or at least replace the bearings for now. Want a 70-80ish amp upgrade at some point, any ideas on what fits?

-Fit new switches and other electrical pieces (radios, new rocker and rotary switches to replace old toggle ones... More clocks maybe, other silly related rubbish)

-Paint chassis. I wasn't going to do this originally but am going to now. For looks more than anything, just going to T-Wash the chassis and then some chassis black on top.

-Fit overdrive

-Fit fuel lines, servo hose and other similar stuff

-Fit body

-MoT: Shocked

-Tax Shocked Shocked Mad

-Insure Shocked Shocked Shocked Mad Crying or Very sad

I was hoping to take it to the August Surrey clubnight but that ain't gonna happen, was hoping for L2B too but with the insurance costing so much, and then starting Uni at the end of September and not being able to take it there so long as I live in halls, it seems pretty pointless if it is going to sit on the drive between September - December, then again after Christmas period until Easter and again from there until July it seems pointless paying 180/pa for road tax and then 1600 for insurance if it is not getting used. Almost worth debating the rush of getting it done, although I can hardly wait 'til it is on the road...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
hotrodjacko wrote:
the paint was sprayed on, my dad did it for me; coat of etch, 3 coats of build primer, 3(?) of black 'wash primer', then 2 or 3 of top coat...


Makes my one thick coat applied with a 99p brush sound a tad......rough? May have to re-think the painting plan. Embarassed
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