What did you do in your Land Rover today?

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #300 - May 17, 2021 - 18:12
(warning: photos may be offensive to rivet counters)

I couldn't see any rivets!

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #301 - May 18, 2021 - 18:55
Went to check out a custom chassis by a renowned fabricator locally here on the west coast (warning: photos may be offensive to rivet counters)




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Some interesting ideas going on there. Longer front springs and I assume something rather bigger than stock under the hood

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #302 - May 19, 2021 - 04:27
I couldn't see any rivets!

lol...  i promise great effort and attempt to use the correct rivets to soothe your eyes later. 


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Reply #303 - May 19, 2021 - 04:49
Some interesting ideas going on there. Longer front springs and I assume something rather bigger than stock under the hood

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springs from silverado trucks
52" front eye to eye
64" rear eye to eye

isuzu 3.9 diesel engine from an '89 npr truck is currently under consideration...

chassis widened 7" from bulkhead back to tug exhaust nicely under the chassis and a custom 30 gal. rear fuel tank...


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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #304 - May 19, 2021 - 07:25
Welded up a rusted hole in the rear axle case between the spring and the brake back plate.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #305 - May 22, 2021 - 14:53
Interesting comparison with a distant relative. Have to say the D2 is a world apart, the TD5 is a nice engine . Wonder if anyone has done a series one transplant its the last proper Rover diesel.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #306 - May 22, 2021 - 18:00
made some blocks to carry the door tops ready for Cumbria.......

door2 by Richard Holmes, on Flickr

door1 by Richard Holmes, on Flickr

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #307 - May 23, 2021 - 13:41
Had a trip out to see Stuart Arthur's 1956 Willerby monocoque GRP caravan.  Look at those swoopy lines. Ultra cool i want one ( fat chance only 6 left)

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #308 - May 23, 2021 - 18:48
Got the Station Wagon fired up.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #309 - May 24, 2021 - 04:11
Installed the transmission back into the restored chassis. 
All went remarkably smooth. No broken parts, no skin or bone damage.

Making some decent progress now.

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Jeff
Perth, Western Australia ;D
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #310 - May 24, 2021 - 09:16
Looking really smart.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #311 - May 27, 2021 - 19:55
Rolled up the canvas and went out for a blast.


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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #312 - May 27, 2021 - 19:59
walked in the shed, looked at them then walked out again......

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #313 - May 27, 2021 - 20:22
Shed? I wish I had a shed.
I took advantage of the fine weather and painted my tub, front panel and dash in the garden.
One day I might get the chance to drive the bloody thing?
You could drive at least one, maybe more than one? but didnít bother?
From where Iím standing thatís soul destroying. 😁
Tim

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #314 - May 27, 2021 - 20:24
Currently very little, I am waiting to hear from the galvanizers when they are coming to pick up the 86"





and I don't want to start thinking about painting the bulkhead until the chassis is somewhere near ready to take it.




Both have been repaired using as much of the original as possible,  I could have put on new outriggers rather than cutting and splicing,  same with the bulkhead, new footwells would have been easier than cutting and splicing to keep as much of the original that I could.....

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Reply #315 - May 27, 2021 - 20:38
Wow looks good.
Mines getting there but has been a major project. Not one thing has been ok. Iíve had to fix every conceivable part of it. And mostly working outdoors as my single garage is too restrictive for anything more than storage of shrapnel.
Tim

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #316 - May 27, 2021 - 21:00
Shed? I wish I had a shed.
I took advantage of the fine weather and painted my tub, front panel and dash in the garden.
One day I might get the chance to drive the bloody thing?
You could drive at least one, maybe more than one? but didnít bother?
From where Iím standing thatís soul destroying. 😁
Tim

I am probably luckier than most but I stuck in a job I could not stand for 20 years to get it.....Job nearly drove me to a mental breakdown and or / suicide... (honestly!) but it is all mine now.....














Now all I have to do now I am retired is live long enough to get some use and fun out of it!
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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #317 - May 27, 2021 - 21:30
Spray shop
Panel shop
Workshop

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #318 - May 27, 2021 - 21:38
Spray shop
Panel shop
Workshop

She is looking good.   With determination you can work wonders with very little... and you are.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #319 - May 28, 2021 - 08:55
Replaced steering box.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #320 - May 28, 2021 - 10:37
I am probably luckier than most but I stuck in a job I could not stand for 20 years to get it.....Job nearly drove me to a mental breakdown and or / suicide... (honestly!) but it is all mine now.....

Good Lad.
I love a Beaver, particularly when it is Eager  ;D

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #321 - May 28, 2021 - 11:37
Spray shop
Panel shop
Workshop
It's good to touch the Grey Grey grass of home ;D

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #322 - May 28, 2021 - 12:09
Top tip. Let the grass grow long. Do your spraying when SWMBO is out.
Mow grass before she gets home.
Evidence (almost) eliminated.

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #323 - May 28, 2021 - 12:16
Open day / Land Rover meet at the Radford's this weekend.

Let's see if anyone turns up ??

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Re: What did you do in your Land Rover today?
Reply #324 - May 28, 2021 - 15:26
Crossed One of the 3 Bailey bridges still in use. They were layed in 1944 to permit crossing of the Leopold Canal for the troops into the Breskens pocket.
Regards Eddy

 

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