Calling all Canadian forum members.....

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Offline landy_andy

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Hi all,
 
Willerby has kindly added a Canadian child forum for us to hang out in   
 
So, to all those members living in the far north.... check in here !

Offline WillParr

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Reply #1 - Oct 24, 2011 - 04:58
Hey !   Way to go.  Sounds like a plan.   Good stuff.
Bob         'WillParr'          Logan Lake

Offline rayhyland

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Reply #2 - Oct 24, 2011 - 06:12
And me.


Ray Hyland - Sunshine Valley BC, and Prescott AZ (Depending on what day it is).


Cheers


Ray


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Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Reply #3 - Oct 24, 2011 - 07:50
Another.
Bowen Island BC. But '50 lives in Blighty

Offline serie-ous

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Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Reply #4 - Oct 24, 2011 - 10:12
Keith Barrett
Belleville Ontario
Quite a few landies; mainly 80 inchers.

Offline swamijake

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Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Reply #5 - Oct 25, 2011 - 05:36
Jake,


1956 86" in Langley, B.C.



Offline Dave Fraser

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Reply #6 - Oct 25, 2011 - 06:32
Just had mine dropped off this weekend.

1954 86 hardtop (project)
1956 86 hardtop (parts truck)

Both are complete but none runners currently. I have proper documentation for registration for the 54 and none for the 1956. Their have been a lot of mods  y the previous owners that need to be sorted, but will be picking up a a battery this week and see what works and what doesnt.

Plan is to rebuild the 54 with and for my 17 yr old son. Going to strip the body off and work my way up.

Pics to come.

Cheers

Offline NTR261

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Reply #7 - Oct 25, 2011 - 06:37
Hello fellow Canadians,

It's been great following your restoration sagas. Here's my 86" at Golden Ears last August - 









1955 86" Tilt
1958 88" Station Wagon

Tony
Abbotsford, British Columbia

Offline Dave Fraser

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Reply #8 - Oct 25, 2011 - 07:23
WOW!!!

Stunning Tony. Did you do this yourself?

Beautiful...i can only dream.... :tongue:

Offline landy_andy

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Reply #9 - Oct 25, 2011 - 15:15
Hi Tony,
 
Very nice, how come your selling the '58 ?
 
Cheers,
Andy

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Reply #10 - Oct 26, 2011 - 01:43
Good News...put a battery on the truck and engine turns over. Bypassed the pump and ran fuel from a  Jerry Can. Actually started running although very rough. I think i need a new fuel pump, carburetor, choke...etc...etc...

nevertheless....very encouraging. ;D baby steps....

Offline WillParr

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Reply #11 - Oct 26, 2011 - 02:07
Looks like the Canucks are off to a good start.
           Way to go Andy.
One of the great assets of Western Canada is that there are no shortage of disabled logging roads and trails for rally with camping.
Thank you
Bob          'WillParr'            Logan Lake          BC

Offline Dave Fraser

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Reply #12 - Oct 26, 2011 - 02:35
Deepcove1 = Dave not Andy

Offline rayhyland

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Re: Calling all Canadian forum members.....
Reply #13 - Oct 26, 2011 - 05:33
Dave, yours runs?


Oh I am so far behind!


BTW, which one is running?

Offline Dave Fraser

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Reply #14 - Oct 26, 2011 - 06:15
Runs would be a term used loosely :smiley:... As mentioned i put power to the green truck which by the way turns out to be a 56, and got the engine cranking.
Due to a carb that is not original (VW apparently), and feeding fuel by a hand pump, due to a non functioning electric fuel pump...it did turn over nicely and tried to idle :tic:

I will be stripping the body off shortly and seeing what needs to be done to the chassis.

Do you have any spare body panels, and whatndo you need?

We need to do some swapping me thinks. :D

Offline NTR261

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Reply #15 - Oct 26, 2011 - 06:35
Hi Andy and Dave,

I'm actually selling the '55. I bought it about three years ago from a fellow who had restored 95% in England before importing it to Canada. I have his folder of invoices: Craddock, Dunsfold, Cox & Turner, Wadsworth Panels, etc. It's too bad the shipping costs are what they are because I think this truck would be appreciated back in England with its Registration Book, original plates, and history - at one time it was owned by the Master of the Royal Artillery Hunt on Salisbury Plain.

It's the age-old Land Rover story - I am selling the '55 to fund the restoration of the '58. My red 1958 Station Wagon is a BC truck and I think it would be great to get it back on the road for people to see a piece of local motoring history. In the meantime, while it hasn't sold, I am enjoying owning and driving the 1955 bog standard tilt truck (although I did fix up a hard top for it as you can see in the last picture) even in the worst of the West Coast winters :)



Cheers,

Tony

Offline landy_andy

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Reply #16 - Oct 26, 2011 - 06:50
90% of the fun for me is the rebuild & tinkering, I got into LR's after building a couple of kitcars back in the UK. Had loads of fun doing the show circuit with my good buddy Dave Marsh from QT Services, here is a little vid from our last show prior to our emigraton :
 
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The 90's mine and I built the 3 link front suspension on it.... do miss all the shows   
 
So, some retail therapy is required..... been looking at one of these for my MIG plant
 
http://www.millerwelds.com/products/wire_feeders/spoolmate_200_series/
 
Would be ideal for bulkhead repairs and loaded with aluminium great for patching up bodywork  ;D

Offline Dave Fraser

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Reply #17 - Oct 27, 2011 - 20:35
OK I have a question...

What parts are interchangeable to a series 1 1954-58 from a series 2/2a?

It looks like I will need the front outrigger and the bottom sections of the bulkhead where the outrigger attach. I have seen repair sections for the bottom of the Bulkhead where the outriggers attached but they were from a series 2.

Or is it possible to remove a "good" outrigger from my donor truck and use that? Will I have enough "meat" to work with so it lines up?

Cheers

Offline landy_andy

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Reply #18 - Oct 27, 2011 - 21:52
Dave,
 
Radfords sell all the replacement frame & bulkhead parts for that I believe, if you can wait a few weeks until I get my frame stripped & blasted then we could combine an order from them. I'm going to be needing the front spring hangers to do the narrow to wide conversion plus a few other bits.
 
Also, I have an early front panel (lights behind), anyone have a later decent one to swap for ?

Offline serie-ous

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Reply #19 - Oct 28, 2011 - 01:12
Landy-Andy;
Which style panel are you looking for?
I have some extras (panels and grilles), to trade; a 51 through the grille, and several from 52s, 53's, 55s etc.
Always willing to trade for a behind the grille.
I'm in Ontario...shipping should not be too bad.
Let me know what you want; I can send some pics of some of my traders.
Keith

Offline Dave Fraser

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Reply #20 - Oct 28, 2011 - 06:29
Dave,
 
Radfords sell all the replacement frame & bulkhead parts for that I believe, if you can wait a few weeks until I get my frame stripped & blasted then we could combine an order from them. I'm going to be needing the front spring hangers to do the narrow to wide conversion plus a few other bits.

Drop me a line when you are ready. I am still in the disasembly stage. Rear tub and seatbox/floorboards coming off in the next day or two. It seems my 55 parts truck has a way better bottom Bulkhead where it attaches to the outriggers...but have no idea how difficult it would be to swap...so...if the rest of the 56 is decent then I will more than likely go with new bulkhead outriggers. But i still need to weld the bottom section where the bolt passes through as they are pretty sketchy.

Offline NTR261

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Reply #21 - Oct 28, 2011 - 06:36
Dave,

I have a new right hand front outrigger for 1954-58 Series 1s from John Craddock. I would personally prefer one made by Radfords but if you want this one I'm sure we could figure out a trade. In fact, I need the right hand capping for front door rear seal (part number 304465), if you've got a spare hanging about :)

Cheers,

Tony

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Reply #22 - Oct 28, 2011 - 07:35
Dave,

I have a new right hand front outrigger for 1954-58 Series 1s from John Craddock. I would personally prefer one made by Radfords but if you want this one I'm sure we could figure out a trade. In fact, I need the right hand capping for front door rear seal (part number 304465), if you've got a spare hanging about :)

Cheers,

Tony

Hi Tony, the right side isn't too bad ... It's the left side (drivers side) is toast, and really needs to be moved to the top of the "TO_DO"  list!
Is the capping you refer to for a soft-top? I only have hardtop parts.

Cheers,
Dave

Offline landy_andy

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Reply #23 - Oct 29, 2011 - 02:15
I am still in the disasembly stage.

Have you started a resto thread ? If not, you should...  ;D

Offline serie-ous

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Reply #24 - Nov 11, 2011 - 22:33
Landy-Andy
What style front panel are you looking for?
I have some extras, and will trade for a "behind the grille" style.
Keith

 

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