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Author Topic: New Series 1 Owner (1957 '86)  (Read 1704 times)

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November 17, 2018 - 09:52
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Offline 1990hugo

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  • Laurence: a Yellow 1956 '86
  • Location: Wendover
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Hi!


Having grown up surrounded by working Defenders on my parent's farm in Cumbria, I've finally taken the plunge myself (after much pondering) and bought a 1957 '86 with a 3.5 Rover V8. It's far from original, but its is running, with a good chassi and hopefully shouldn't present much of a project...famous last words.


I'm certain to be reliant on your advice over the next 10 months as I try to prepare the Landy for service in my wedding next September. Wish me luck!


Thank you in advance,


Hugh
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November 17, 2018 - 09:58
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Offline Defender9

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  • Location: Lancashire, UK
Looks very straight, a V8 does give you that extra ooompf. Good luck with the project Hugo.

November 17, 2018 - 12:36
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Offline Mark Edmunds

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  • Location: Leicestershire, UK
Good luck Hugh and Enjoy!  The main thing is to get to the Church on time - with a V8 you should...


Mark

November 17, 2018 - 13:52
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Offline TomC

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  • Location: Moray
Is it my imagination or is the front axle forward of the centre of the wheel arch? Do you know the history? It's a London registration from 1960 approx. which suggests it might have previously been registered, but even so 1957 is quite late for an 86", but perhaps a guess on the date?

November 17, 2018 - 14:04
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Offline ike

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  • Location: Gloucestershire, UK
What you have is an 88" with 86" wings. I'm sure the extra inch on the rad panel was useful for the V8!

November 17, 2018 - 19:47
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Offline Sir-Bastian

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  • 1958 109 2L Diesel CKD
  • Location: Germany
What you have is an 88" with 86" wings. I'm sure the extra inch on the rad panel was useful for the V8!


I am not sure it is a 88. The bumper is too far away from the front spring hanger if I compare it with this:
http://www.lrsoc.com/forum/index.php?topic=214.msg844#msg844



Hugh, that is a nice project you have there. Good luck!


Sebastian

November 18, 2018 - 11:26
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Offline jkhackney

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  • Location: Interlaken, Switzerland
I like the warm tone of the color, hope you have fun with it!
Hmm I didn't know the front dumbirons were different. I had always assumed the 88" chassis was entirely 2" longer from the bulkhead outrigger forward! I'll have to be careful if I ever need to order a replacement dumbiron for my 86", then!

I see an 86" front panel in the photos and I think the bonnet hinges also look to be short, i.e. the bonnet also looks like an 86" and not extended in the back like an 88"?
Nice to know a V8 would fit without altering the looks!Jeremy

December 28, 2018 - 21:30
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Offline 1990hugo

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So the project is progressing well. Iíve mostly been focusing on aesthetic details and fixing minor quibbles.


The new year will see it having the bits of the chassis and bulk head that need attention being welded. Iím also planning to get hold of a canvas roof, a spare wheel and perhaps some new seats.


However, I do need some advice, what should I be focusing my attention on?


And...should I leave the paintwork as is or repaint? I quite like the character of the yellow/green/alu...
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December 28, 2018 - 22:45
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Offline DEG61 Paid Advertiser - Trade

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Is it my imagination or is the front axle forward of the centre of the wheel arch? Do you know the history? It's a London registration from 1960 approx. which suggests it might have previously been registered, but even so 1957 is quite late for an 86", but perhaps a guess on the date?
I have a 1960 Frogeye that was registered in March 62 after being repatriated from Aden as 73DUL so maybe itís later than 1960?


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December 29, 2018 - 14:37
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Offline donp38

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  • Location: Warwickshire, UK
Very nice.
Keep it as it is and enjoy.
Especially the V8. Way


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December 29, 2018 - 16:47
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Offline mutley1954

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  • Location: Oxfordshire, UK
The yello kind of suites it, if you can find out who and when it was painted, I should leave the bodywork alone.  Theres plenty of green ones, and people can see you coming with the V8 and all.
1955 S1 hardtop, A reg finished at last after 9 yrs,
  Also 110 defender Tdci, BMW Z3

December 29, 2018 - 18:11
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Offline Monkeypin

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  • Location: South Devon, UK
I have a 1960 Frogeye that was registered in March 62 after being repatriated from Aden as 73DUL so maybe itís later than 1960?

My 86" is YUM which is an age related registration. I like the yellow so I would leave it.
Is sarcasm a very deep sar??

December 29, 2018 - 18:20
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Offline DEG61 Paid Advertiser - Trade

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I have a 1960 Frogeye that was registered in March 62 after being repatriated from Aden as 73DUL so maybe itís later than 1960?


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Díoh! I misread YUL as DUL ignore my post!


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May 01, 2019 - 20:40
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Offline 1990hugo

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Thank you all, I have done a little thing to the paint work in the name of preservation. Iíve removed the flakibg bits and put on a coat of Owatrol. What are your thoughts?
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May 01, 2019 - 22:05
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Offline seriesonenut

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That looks good. How much prep did the surface need before applying the Owatrol? I have been using wd40 on my 4x2 and was thinking of using it myself. Is it just a paint on job? Thanks
57 88 2.0 diesel
58 88 4x2

May 01, 2019 - 22:27
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Offline 1990hugo

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I just used red and grey scotch rite to clean up the old paintwork, before power washing it down and leaving it to dry. It paints on really easily and doesnít leave brush marks. Definitely recommend it, though I wasnít expecting it to be quite so bright I must say!

May 01, 2019 - 22:49
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Offline Defender9

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I have used Owatrol on a cleaned chassis and bulkhead, I tend to use ACF50 on the bodywork, oily rag treatment.

May 07, 2019 - 12:19
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Offline minirover

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  • Location: Menlo
It looks great. Which Owatrol did you use?
57 Series I 109 # 121700034
73 Series III

May 07, 2019 - 16:08
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Offline vardjewell

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  • Location: Derbyshire, UK
If you can tolerate the V8 economy then enjoy the drive! That little more power is well worth the the sacrifice.
      Vardon
TTV326H. 1955, 86" V8
NTV838.   1951, 80" P4

May 08, 2019 - 21:29
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Offline donp38

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Really like it.
Enjoy the sound.


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