Whats the worst job during a restoration?I

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Offline benjamin

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Re: Whats the worst job during a restoration?I
Reply #25 - Jan 07, 2022 - 22:25
replacing the by-pass oil filter when the engine is in place should be up there I would think

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Reply #26 - Jan 07, 2022 - 22:55
replacing the by-pass oil filter when the engine is in place should be up there I would think
As with fitting the speedo cable when there is an overdrive,  simply replace the hex headed set screws  (or slotted screws in the case of the speedo cable) with Allen cap head screws (1/4" BSF screws for the oil Filter).

Allen cap head screw can be held on the long leg of an Allen key, and when on the Allen key you have control on the position and orientation, You can manoeuvre the screw to exactly where you want it, you can even enter the screw in the clip then pull the clip into line with the thread in the block. 

The job is still admittedly a wee bit fiddly but the use of Allen Cap heads  rather than Hex Head Set Screws makes it many many times easier, certainly reducing the aggrevation and taking the task of the contender list. for "Worst Job"


This is not a job I look forward to even so, but is no longer a job a hate to do.....

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Re: Whats the worst job during a restoration?I
Reply #27 - Jan 07, 2022 - 23:06
Because the spring hangers are further apart, outside the chassis long rails, a 107SW rear axle case has reinforcing channel sections welded to its base.  This extra strengthening was carried on through later series (up till the S3  Salisbury axle)as the Rover heavy duty rear axle case.

Due to its position the thing gradually fills with sand and grit, through visible drain holes over years. It rusts from inside out. Getting an engineering works with heavy folding kit to even consider helping reform one - and weld in in place without distorting the axle alignment-  was hard. Luckily after 12 months of despair we realised we did know a man who could..in his spare time.  ( Thank you Kees.)

My Keetona Hydroform would fold that part in 6mm steel... I probably don't  appreciate the difficulties some people experience who have not got the kit I have invested in.


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Reply #28 - Jan 12, 2022 - 21:37
Keeping on carrying on!!!

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Reply #29 - Jan 23, 2022 - 14:32
The worst job is paying for it all !
I like many of us got into series ones because they were the affordable 4x4. Those days are long gone

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Re: Whats the worst job during a restoration?I
Reply #30 - Feb 06, 2022 - 17:33
Fielding the questions asked by rivet counters as to why you’ve done a job that way or modified something this way or painted something that colour without wanting to get violent towards them.
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Reply #31 - Feb 06, 2022 - 21:47
Changing the bushes in the leaf springs when they are solid is another fun job
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Reply #32 - Feb 06, 2022 - 22:26
Finding the time...
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Re: Whats the worst job during a restoration?I
Reply #33 - Feb 06, 2022 - 22:30
Changing the bushes in the leaf springs when they are solid is another fun job
At least they are easy to fit under the press, unlike the chassis bushes.

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Reply #34 - Feb 07, 2022 - 20:31
More of a job for after the restoration rather than during it but smiling politely when someone calls it a Jeep is always a tough one!

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Re: Whats the worst job during a restoration?I
Reply #35 - Feb 07, 2022 - 20:56
Fitting the wiring loom grommets in the bulkhead when everything else is in the engine bay.

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Re: Whats the worst job during a restoration?I
Reply #36 - Feb 07, 2022 - 22:57
Fitting the wiring loom grommets in the bulkhead when everything else is in the engine bay.
Six Ps principle applies......  :tic:

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Reply #37 - Feb 08, 2022 - 00:25
More of a job for after the restoration rather than during it but smiling politely when someone calls it a Jeep is always a tough one!

You just need to ignore them and fit one these

Not the greatest photo but it reads.

"This vehicle is NOT a f***ing jeep"

Essential this side of the Atlantic!

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Re: Whats the worst job during a restoration?I
Reply #38 - Feb 08, 2022 - 07:36
More of a job for after the restoration rather than during it but smiling politely when someone calls it a Jeep is always a tough one!

My Series One is a Jeep.  That is official



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Re: Whats the worst job during a restoration?I
Reply #39 - Feb 08, 2022 - 10:24
CK
Fitting  the rubber door seal on a 86"with rivets

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Reply #40 - Feb 08, 2022 - 10:52
Telling the wife how much you have spent in total !!
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Reply #41 - Feb 08, 2022 - 11:15
Telling the wife how much you have spent in total !!

The intelligence community's  "need to know" principle.  ;D

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Reply #42 - Feb 08, 2022 - 12:46
Lining up the bodywork after a major re build.


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Reply #43 - Feb 09, 2022 - 13:43
The intelligence community for sure does not need to know!!


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Re: Whats the worst job during a restoration?I
Reply #44 - Feb 09, 2022 - 16:39
There’s no difficult jobs on S1 motors as they were designed to be worked on anywhere. Now move on 70 + or minus years and can we imagine taking the body off to work on some tasks on these newer models?
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Re: Whats the worst job during a restoration?I
Reply #45 - Feb 09, 2022 - 21:23
As somebody on another forum said: ' When I die I hope my widow doesn't sell my gear for what I told her I paid for it!'

 

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