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Landrover stuff => The Landrover Gallery => Topic started by: lozzaboy on December 03, 2013, 04:58:32 pm

Title: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on December 03, 2013, 04:58:32 pm
Well with the FFR and TET both having their own threads guess its only fair for Ralph to have one too  :D
Brought Ralph last year after rolling my (gay) 90
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF2832.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF2832.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF2834.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF2834.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF2836.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF2836.jpg.html)
As brought, on Disco rims, 2.5 Sherpa engine, big rear windows, painted capping and gay white indicator len's (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2024_zps307757e5.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2024_zps307757e5.jpg.html)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_1919_zpse9eda60e.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_1919_zpse9eda60e.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2029_zpsd6be58c5.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2029_zpsd6be58c5.jpg.html)
And as he is now, Debender 200 tdi out of my old 90, 3:54 diffs, new side panels, unpainted capping and proper indicators, 7.50's on (currently) lwb rims, heated screen, overdrive, Debender front seats, perfect daily driver  ;D
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: mick swb on December 03, 2013, 06:54:36 pm
Look's very nice.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Nuggs on December 03, 2013, 07:09:36 pm
 8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on December 08, 2013, 03:04:08 pm
 Managed to acquire  ;) some military gay sprung door tops to fit onto Ralph the other day, always had a fair bit of a gap between the top and the roof, no matter how much I bent in the old door top, and the passenger side one is always sliding open and giving me an cold blast of air so gave these a bit of paint on the outside and fitted. Drivers side still has a small gap at the back of it so think that either the bulkhead or rear body isnt quite lined up  >:( (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0212_zps2c3b03e8.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0212_zps2c3b03e8.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0213_zps748dda54.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0213_zps748dda54.jpg.html)
Colour doesn't quite match but planning a new coat of red at some point in the future though
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: prof-pat-pending on December 08, 2013, 03:11:33 pm
seen this in the flesh - nice  Iceey
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Anthony Mullinex on December 08, 2013, 03:31:24 pm
Looking good, much prefer the new white sides with smaller windows, very nice motor
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: mistericeman on December 08, 2013, 06:12:59 pm
Looking fab there mate ...and as for the "other" sides ...

yes please IF they could make their way up to the Xmas do ...that would be ace mate  whoo whoo whoo
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on December 08, 2013, 06:39:46 pm
No prob mate, I'll load them up tomorrow so I don't forget  Iceey
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: mistericeman on December 08, 2013, 06:56:22 pm
No prob mate, I'll load them up tomorrow so I don't forget  Iceey

Thanks mate ...much appreciated ... fnky fnky
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Nuggs on December 10, 2013, 05:55:10 am
 Nice; I like those.   8)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on January 12, 2014, 04:55:34 pm
Well been going here and there all over the place in Ralph whilst I'v been decorating and see people over the Christmas and new year period, all was well until the other day though  :-[
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2347_zpse6f6415c.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2347_zpse6f6415c.jpg.html)

A visit to Fentiger and his hot metal glue gun  whoo
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2351_zps22feb4c4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2351_zps22feb4c4.jpg.html)

And good as new, well for now as we think theres alot of moisture inside it but still awesome Fentigerworkmanship as per   RCK
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2352_zps5befce7c.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2352_zps5befce7c.jpg.html)

Still planing on tunage in Ralph so popped into Halfruads whilst the sales are on and came home with this too (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2354_zps51773f27.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2354_zps51773f27.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 07, 2014, 06:34:37 pm
Well after last nights smashing drive home  >:( I managed to locate a replacement pane from a friend over in Whittlesey   wdesmle (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2426_zpse5cc4da2.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2426_zpse5cc4da2.jpg.html)
Even better its a laminated pane rather then the old safety glass that the old one was, quick clean up and removal of stickers (believe it was the drivers side from an ex military motor)
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2427_zps7682601b.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2427_zps7682601b.jpg.html)
Decided to tip tip the screen forwards rather the take the top of the dash out etc and end up with bits of glass all inside (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2425_zps65ac67f3.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2425_zps65ac67f3.jpg.html)
It may of flipped forwards a bit quicker then what I hoped for  whstle
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2428_zps2c8c26b9.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2428_zps2c8c26b9.jpg.html)
All the old glass and black goo out the way and cleaned up, new clear sealant in place and glass fitted  wdesmle
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2429_zps090c8146.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2429_zps090c8146.jpg.html)
And folded back up in place before dark and without a drop of rain, FTW  RCK (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2432_zps6b9fb025.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2432_zps6b9fb025.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on March 03, 2014, 08:42:14 pm
COCK!!!!!!!!  >:(
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2463_zpsaee1b951.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2463_zpsaee1b951.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: hippydave on March 03, 2014, 10:02:54 pm
needs a bloody good wash before thats welded back on dude.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on March 03, 2014, 10:08:51 pm
That was the plan during lunch today at work, and then I found out that the wash at work is in the same state as the spring mount  >:(
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on March 06, 2014, 03:34:49 pm
Managed to get today and tomorrow off work so spent the day cleaning the mud off the back in of Ralph and removing the spring shackle to get a better look at the damage
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/IMG_2470_zps9ad70a45.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/IMG_2470_zps9ad70a45.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/IMG_2471_zpsb291b46a.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/IMG_2471_zpsb291b46a.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/IMG_2477_zps469952c2.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/IMG_2477_zps469952c2.jpg.html)
New hanger arrived today though  wdesmle
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/IMG_2478_zps473d4b03.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/IMG_2478_zps473d4b03.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on March 09, 2014, 06:41:11 pm
Main job of today with the help of Fentiger was repairing the buggered spring hanger that broke earlier in the week, new replaced with metal instead of cheese  wdesmle
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2481_zps2def04c5.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2481_zps2def04c5.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2483_zpscb9d35f4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2483_zpscb9d35f4.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2484_zpscda35419.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2484_zpscda35419.jpg.html)

And then finally closed up the gap at the top of my door by fitting new door hinges (had to paint them first to hide a certain green they came in  whstle )

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2490_zps231a2551.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2490_zps231a2551.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on March 19, 2014, 08:51:10 pm
Been meaning to fit an radio to Ralph as he's my daily driver for some time now, and after some thinking of how to go about it it's finally done  wdesmle To house the radio itself I dug out the old military 6 way switch that came out of my old 88+2, marked out the hole for the radio and got the Stations workshops at work to cut it out on their milling machine (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2503_zps0ee5ea80.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2503_zps0ee5ea80.jpg.html)
Quick test fit of all the panels
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2515_zpse716aadb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2515_zpse716aadb.jpg.html)
Had to cut out a but of the metal behind where the radio would fit into (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2520_zpsba4c3206.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2520_zpsba4c3206.jpg.html)
Decided to simply mount 2 speakers in a bit of thick board at the front of the roof, simply held in by 2 wood strews at each end after taking 2 of the small nuts and bolts out
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2516_zps1a3b4149.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2516_zps1a3b4149.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2517_zpsff130f07.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2517_zpsff130f07.jpg.html)
Holes for the speakers marked up and cut out
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2518_zpsfd54d6f9.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2518_zpsfd54d6f9.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2519_zpsa8442736.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2519_zpsa8442736.jpg.html)
Got some white sticky back plastic to cover the speaker mount/board with too before refitting, but forgot the pics today as it was getting late, thanks to me trapping a wire for the speakers in the mechanism for the vents and shorting out the  circuit   FRSsml Luckily I had some spare speaker wire and working  wdesmle
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_2523_zpsd45cd20b.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_2523_zpsd45cd20b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on March 20, 2014, 09:31:57 am
Finished speaker mounts in place (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/1525617_10151956939497274_480194758_n_zps0945cb1b.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/1525617_10151956939497274_480194758_n_zps0945cb1b.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on March 22, 2014, 11:21:43 am
As said elsewhere on here Ralph got another prezzie last night, just fitted the ladder this morning, its been around on quite a few Kwality moters from what I hear, some I believe belonging to Mr Scruff in particular  wdesmle (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/1383348_10151960849212274_1828926419_n_zpscf8cb871.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/1383348_10151960849212274_1828926419_n_zpscf8cb871.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on May 18, 2014, 06:23:06 pm
Well its been a busy weekend for Ralph, firstly with a trip across to Shropshire to pick up a hard top complete with catflap and all the fittings (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0425_zpsf7bcc4ea.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0425_zpsf7bcc4ea.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0424_zps5f2f7dbc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0424_zps5f2f7dbc.jpg.html)
Which then lead to swapping the fittings over onto Ralph (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0427_zps7b5cfd44.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0427_zps7b5cfd44.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0428_zps274af7cc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0428_zps274af7cc.jpg.html)
Followed by a trail fit to make sure everything lines up and works ok (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0429_zpsa1117e89.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0429_zpsa1117e89.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0426_zps53ada6d6.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0426_zps53ada6d6.jpg.html)
And then removing the glass and giving it a rub down, coat of etch primer and then new paint on top of that
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0434_zpse9f97eda.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0434_zpse9f97eda.jpg.html)
And also on to giving the Wolf tailgate a coat of paint too and cleaning up the hinges from the other tailgate too (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0435_zpsd2fd8ac5.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0435_zpsd2fd8ac5.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0436_zpseea8c068.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0436_zpseea8c068.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on May 19, 2014, 08:12:00 pm
Finished off fitting the catflap and tailgate this evening after work (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0438_zps2a4d9bc6.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0438_zps2a4d9bc6.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0439_zpsbe191f4a.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0439_zpsbe191f4a.jpg.html)
Fitted new rubber seal to the glass and bolts for the tailgate cables (after drilling a couple of test holes  whstle ) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0440_zps35a012f3.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0440_zps35a012f3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on June 07, 2014, 07:49:19 pm
Made a start on getting Ralph ready for a new gearbox after the horrid noises it made in 3rd the other week, so battery, seats and handbrake out the way
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0489_zps88efd2ae.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0489_zps88efd2ae.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0501_zpse487d604.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0501_zpse487d604.jpg.html)
Also took the steering wheel off to give me some more room to get the box out through the door with an engine crane (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0503_zps6f5cb1bb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0503_zps6f5cb1bb.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0504_zpsc87973aa.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0504_zpsc87973aa.jpg.html)
All being well whilst I get the old box out tomorrow Munkie is popping up to pick up my spare box from Joskins big shed for me  wdesmle
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on June 08, 2014, 08:42:31 pm
Well today I set about getting the gearbox out out of Ralph, and after disconnecting the prop shafts, removing the overdrive and speedo cable and undoing the (now found to be knackered) rubber mounts out it came (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0511_zpsafaa318b.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0511_zpsafaa318b.jpg.html)
And then I found the holes in the cross member   FRSsml (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0515_zpsa2e27620.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0515_zpsa2e27620.jpg.html)
Not really wanting to weld it up as its already had loads of patches Toby came up trumps with an removable cross member in his garage  Banana
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/DSCF0521_zpsdfcbfa52.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/DSCF0521_zpsdfcbfa52.jpg.html)
Some measuring and a cutting disc later 
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Drilled some holes and slapped some paint on
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0526_zps88f63b25.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0526_zps88f63b25.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0525_zpsd4bee690.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0525_zpsd4bee690.jpg.html)
And slotted into place, just need some nuts and washers tomorrow (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0527_zpsd2ea0a6d.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0527_zpsd2ea0a6d.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on June 09, 2014, 10:49:41 pm
Picked up my spare box from Munkie today, followed by a quick trip to see Rob at LR Optional Equipment for some rubber mounts and then back to mine to clean up the box with the pressure washer
(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0529_zpse3b517fc.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0529_zpse3b517fc.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0534_zps5cf7d1a0.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0534_zps5cf7d1a0.jpg.html)
Knowing the mechanisms for the hand brakes work on the old box I decided to swap it over after cleaning it up ( and fining the old box had rounded nuts and a stud missing!!!)
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Also got some nuts and washers and got the crossmember fully fitted in place (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0536_zps66a8d95b.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0536_zps66a8d95b.jpg.html)
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And then finally got round to getting the gearbox bolted up, after a little mishap  whstle (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0538_zps4b97c793.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0538_zps4b97c793.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/DSCF0539_zps15c4ebf3.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/DSCF0539_zps15c4ebf3.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: FenTiger on June 10, 2014, 08:19:13 am
Might want to have a look at those bolts in the removable x-member. They probably want to be fitted from the other side, otherwise you will need to remove the gearbox to get them out; kind of defeats the object.....  whstle
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on June 10, 2014, 10:13:30 am
Fair one mate but could only get one in that way round on the drivers side without dropping the (full of diesel) fuel tank though  Hmor
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on December 15, 2014, 06:00:36 pm
Christmas came early for Ralph today  Celbrt
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Got Richards to make it with the bolt in gearbox cross member, 2.5 n/a/Debender 200 Tdi engine mounts and bespoke mounts for the rad/intercooler frame work too  drll
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Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: challisc on December 15, 2014, 08:53:23 pm
That old chassis dosent look too bad ;)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on December 18, 2014, 04:12:57 pm
Managed to get round to removing the head off Ralphs Tdi today, firstly bit of degreaser and power wash
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Manifolds and turbo off, had to remove the heater as well get the space for the spanner to undo the bottom oil feed pipe for the turbo (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/DSCF2174_zps2c1034c8.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/DSCF2174_zps2c1034c8.jpg.html)

Found the lower middle stud for the exhaust manifold was missing  ??? (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/DSCF2173_zps87bb01e8.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/DSCF2173_zps87bb01e8.jpg.html)

And the heads off
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Area at the rear where it was blowing
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Took the head inside the garage to finish taking the last bits off it out of the wind etc (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/DSCF2178_zps49b0e79a.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/DSCF2178_zps49b0e79a.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/DSCF2179_zps780f5442.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/DSCF2179_zps780f5442.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/DSCF2186_zps6426d6a2.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/DSCF2186_zps6426d6a2.jpg.html) (http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/DSCF2185_zpsc7b12a41.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/DSCF2185_zpsc7b12a41.jpg.html)

Bar the build up of crap where its been blowing out the rear doesnt look too bad but will send the head away to get skimmed before refitting it.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on December 29, 2014, 05:00:54 pm
Found a bit of time to get started on painting the new chassis today, Just before Christmas Nuggett kindly brought me up some mega tough burns ya eyes out paint that he had seen a work mate use on the farm and is able to go straight onto galv as well.

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No snow but still chilly outside.

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Did the spring hanger areas first so I could then put bolts back through to then enable it to rest on the axle stands.

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Progress.

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Managed to get the rear half done at least today, front half will happen in the new year.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on January 16, 2015, 12:42:15 pm
Front half painted  wdesmle
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Gonna give the rear cross member area a coat of black too to keep it more standard looking (if not the whole chassis) as this is more of a dark tan brown, and then see about getting brake lines made up and fitted.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 06, 2015, 05:29:59 pm
Thought it was time to give the engine some loving today after getting the head back the other week after getting it skimmed slightly and pressure tested, first job was to clean the block up

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New gasket is a multi layered one but is now O.E.

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Head in place

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Torqued up and injectors and glow plugs refitted for now until I get a socket to fit the crank to set the tappets and also do the timing belt too

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Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: blenky on February 06, 2015, 10:32:07 pm
You could put it in gear jack one wheel up and use it to turn the engine over. I dont know how easy it would be on a land rover but ive done it in the past on cars. Looking good aswell.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 06, 2015, 10:48:35 pm
 lkebtn
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 07, 2015, 06:58:50 pm
With the help of the boss of L.R Optional Equipment today we managed to get the front panel, radiator and intercooler and passenger side wing off Ralph and with the use of his big f*%k off socket set undid the crank nut and got the pully and timing cover off ready to do the timing belt  wdesmle

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Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 15, 2015, 08:34:20 pm
Finished off the timing belt and refitting the manifolds earlier this week, today took the drivers wing off to get a better view of the P.O bodges to the footwells before popping out with AWFFR bits, with clean it up and get a better look what needs the hot metal glue gun tomorrow.

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Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 16, 2015, 01:46:29 pm
Cut out the grot from the passenger side footwell today before the rain and between painting the battery frame for the AWFFR

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Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 24, 2015, 05:01:45 pm
Picked up a passenger side footwell repair panel kit from Fentiger last week and today in college had a go at reverse/mirror engineering and had the drivers side outer panel using the passenger side one for reference/as a pattern etc  wdesmle

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Its a little rough around the tab's etc as I wanted to get it done this morning before we moved into the welding workshop this afternoon but otherwise didn't think its too made starting with just a sheet of metal earlier  wdesmle
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Nuggs on February 24, 2015, 05:33:38 pm
Excellent !    lkebtn

Can't beat a bit of homework at college/work
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: espacekiller on February 25, 2015, 12:44:00 am
 lkebtn Nice work, the home made one is 10 times more awesome than the other one.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: blenky on February 25, 2015, 03:04:35 pm
Looks like its going well. Nice panel work aswell.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: challisc on February 25, 2015, 08:34:38 pm
Ohh I like that!

I wounder how many would you need to make in order to pay off the collage fees....
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 25, 2015, 08:43:01 pm
Not many, once the RAF has paid me back most of it  wdesmle
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 27, 2015, 05:09:38 pm
Instead of getting the footwells sorted today for some reason I ended up stripping everything off the front panel and rubbing it back to paint, also knocking out the small amount of filler that was covering a rust hole and the strengthening bracket along the bottom that was trapping rust between it.

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Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on March 10, 2015, 08:04:16 pm
Took the front panel into college today to sort out the bottom edge, grille brackets removed and begin to rub dow the rust and paint.

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Rotted area cleaned up a bit more.

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Making a new strengthening piece.

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(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/10978555_10152640621667274_9216794481905769886_n_zpsphlna0vq.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/10978555_10152640621667274_9216794481905769886_n_zpsphlna0vq.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/10430051_10152640621762274_2435481705142028456_n_zpsvygwbpel.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/10430051_10152640621762274_2435481705142028456_n_zpsvygwbpel.jpg.html)

killing the rust!!!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11041755_10152640776517274_8548139058889166217_n_zpsdivwivrw.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11041755_10152640776517274_8548139058889166217_n_zpsdivwivrw.jpg.html)

Was hoping to TIG weld it all in place but due to my course lecturer going into hospital we haven't been able to get in the welding workshop this week so have to wait to use the only MIG welder in the metal shop so welding was a bit rusted to get it done before the end of the day, nothing I cant tidy up at home though  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/13472_10152641051292274_3200216822158093814_n_zpsyeqnsyyo.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/13472_10152641051292274_3200216822158093814_n_zpsyeqnsyyo.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11062256_10152641050762274_7007652414542374940_n_zpsyobo1rbt.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11062256_10152641050762274_7007652414542374940_n_zpsyobo1rbt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: espacekiller on March 10, 2015, 08:56:30 pm
Bit of grindering and that will look spot on nice work.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on April 07, 2015, 06:22:53 pm
After crap weather last week and a busy weekend away finally back to Ralphs footwells, then found out I had no gas left  FRSsml so sorted out the brake lines instead today in the sun  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11130257_10152699019142274_5483421092929435893_n_zps0zwzglsz.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11130257_10152699019142274_5483421092929435893_n_zps0zwzglsz.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11027437_10152699019292274_4388221146559085856_n_zpsvuu5inda.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11027437_10152699019292274_4388221146559085856_n_zpsvuu5inda.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11101230_10152699421377274_514796478726862077_n_zps0jl0p1v5.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11101230_10152699421377274_514796478726862077_n_zps0jl0p1v5.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on April 09, 2015, 08:33:02 pm
Footwells all done and seam sealed and all the body mounts bar the bulkhead all disconnected from the old chassis today  bdcing

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(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/10500411_10152703844157274_5370307914735247082_n_zpsqshz7kop.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/10500411_10152703844157274_5370307914735247082_n_zpsqshz7kop.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on April 10, 2015, 08:18:12 pm
More progress today, stripped down TET's old front axle so the swivels can be fitted to Ralph, brakes and half shafts out and started to clean up the housings and realised that you can hardly moving them by hand  :o so pins out expecting to find the worst but seems like they're like new  wdesmle so dug out some shims and a luggage weight and got them all set up correctly before adding a bit of colour.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/10380980_10152706156767274_1444165852190106924_n_zpsked2mswr.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/10380980_10152706156767274_1444165852190106924_n_zpsked2mswr.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/1610910_10152706156877274_1315816911341257302_n_zpsfotcivzh.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/1610910_10152706156877274_1315816911341257302_n_zpsfotcivzh.jpg.html)

Stripping down the old swivels and hubs and found it held on with this ring that I'v never seen before, anyone else seen it?

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11112582_10152706156937274_7372278969900717004_n_zpsaeovz8nr.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11112582_10152706156937274_7372278969900717004_n_zpsaeovz8nr.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/22824_10152706158702274_7874191861851583309_n_zpsr3m0eg6d.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/22824_10152706158702274_7874191861851583309_n_zpsr3m0eg6d.jpg.html)

Read for the new one.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/10402472_10152706158912274_2503132074360041897_n_zpssyfhukin.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/10402472_10152706158912274_2503132074360041897_n_zpssyfhukin.jpg.html)

Old rusty swivel.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11139366_10152706158822274_6118843094445189089_n_zpsigsbtxgf.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11139366_10152706158822274_6118843094445189089_n_zpsigsbtxgf.jpg.html)

Brain fart moment  btnghd

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/1012923_10152706158992274_1223606367212748293_n_zpsuvdflggn.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/1012923_10152706158992274_1223606367212748293_n_zpsuvdflggn.jpg.html)

And done  wdesmle

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Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on April 17, 2015, 08:08:48 pm
Yesterday the new drive flanges arrived so first job to day was to get them sorted out, cant really see it but the inside of the new ones is deeper to stop the hub nut catching.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11409_10152721543362274_2100360440580594958_n_zps0iphoshn.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11409_10152721543362274_2100360440580594958_n_zps0iphoshn.jpg.html)

Moved on to do the TRE's, both out but only one new one in the garage for now, so thought I'd at least get the steering relay ready to get out, so removed all the bolts (and cut the mount off for the radiator Fentiger made when the Tdi went in) thought I'd try and see just how tight it is in the old chassis and with one gentle pry with a bar out it came  Celbrt

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11169932_10152722013022274_8521771649425798156_n_zpsoiq7jtr8.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11169932_10152722013022274_8521771649425798156_n_zpsoiq7jtr8.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11150273_10152722013222274_69677290342457459_n_zpskpl38al0.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11150273_10152722013222274_69677290342457459_n_zpskpl38al0.jpg.html)

Checked over, cleaned up and slathered in copper grease and slipped into its new home  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/10955642_10152722013082274_823960442509322542_n_zpsc8bl8vzr.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/10955642_10152722013082274_823960442509322542_n_zpsc8bl8vzr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on April 23, 2015, 07:29:08 pm
Back to Ralph today, removed the hand brake handle and high low gear lever (forgot the main gear lever) battery cables and speedo drive from the gearbox so the body should be ready to lift off the old chassis soon now, so with the weather being so good today I set about getting the bulkhead painted.
Old paint rubbed down.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11159972_10152735488472274_536790390729634762_n_zpsr00cfbej.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11159972_10152735488472274_536790390729634762_n_zpsr00cfbej.jpg.html)

Few coats of primer.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/10536941_10152735488602274_6844479196193613433_n_zpst6ntz18j.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/10536941_10152735488602274_6844479196193613433_n_zpst6ntz18j.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11181399_10152735488797274_3780006986711103260_n_zps2cbtiweb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11181399_10152735488797274_3780006986711103260_n_zps2cbtiweb.jpg.html)

Some extra protection on the footwells with the chassis paint I was using the other day.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/10401349_10152735605117274_4834537517552086750_n_zpsxhtiah0i.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/10401349_10152735605117274_4834537517552086750_n_zpsxhtiah0i.jpg.html)

And some red paint  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11169944_10152735790167274_8953076126136687427_n_zpseffbdvbp.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11169944_10152735790167274_8953076126136687427_n_zpseffbdvbp.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11148585_10152735790252274_8277317440705594414_n_zpsdjoqxerr.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11148585_10152735790252274_8277317440705594414_n_zpsdjoqxerr.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: blenky on April 23, 2015, 09:52:17 pm
Looks like its going well. I really need to pull my finger out.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on April 23, 2015, 10:01:05 pm
It is now the suns out lol, really got held back over winter.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on June 21, 2015, 04:39:46 pm
Well since my last update Ralph is now on his new chassis thanks to everyone who came over the other month  whoo today I finished off connecting up the brake and clutch hydraulics, securing the body and bulkhead mounts and painting the fuel tank too.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11206042_10152862213412274_2989879228622090010_n_zpsodcf4cfl.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11206042_10152862213412274_2989879228622090010_n_zpsodcf4cfl.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/10455208_10152862213522274_2479453411003378083_n_zps34fyjvu4.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/10455208_10152862213522274_2479453411003378083_n_zps34fyjvu4.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11429670_10152862213602274_6746161423604063157_n_zpsgwm7aokj.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11429670_10152862213602274_6746161423604063157_n_zpsgwm7aokj.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/549388_10152862213717274_660560259993672675_n_zpsuzjxz1ch.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/549388_10152862213717274_660560259993672675_n_zpsuzjxz1ch.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11040401_10152862213902274_2304101246445579234_n_zps3etx8oii.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11040401_10152862213902274_2304101246445579234_n_zps3etx8oii.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: FenTiger on June 22, 2015, 04:28:33 pm
Nice to see some more progress on 'Ralph'. Soon be back on the road. What plans do you have for the wiring loom?
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on June 22, 2015, 07:02:32 pm
Ginger Neil has a new rear loom I need to get off him, then call you to help get its all connected back up mate lol  wdesmle
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on September 20, 2015, 05:48:28 pm
So after all the fun or engine swaps etc and sorting out the mess that is the garage I thought it would help to clear it by putting some bits back onto Ralph, so dug out the previously galvanised and primed front panel and given its coat of red  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11232988_10153039318227274_5580217152092403225_n_zps8qbfsvud.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11232988_10153039318227274_5580217152092403225_n_zps8qbfsvud.jpg.html)

Same with the splash guards too.

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Then next doors new kitten decide to come and help as well!

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11045491_10153039318297274_3077606138202655836_n_zpscc0zd8ns.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11045491_10153039318297274_3077606138202655836_n_zpscc0zd8ns.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/12042820_10153039318327274_6801999528632147616_n_zpszmffizex.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/12042820_10153039318327274_6801999528632147616_n_zpszmffizex.jpg.html)

Once the paint dried got it fitted in place with the rad and intercooler and plumbed up the intercooler too.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/12049203_10153039318352274_4637501085441069145_n_zpsytcoxqey.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/12049203_10153039318352274_4637501085441069145_n_zpsytcoxqey.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/12027598_10153039318387274_4098796938350813004_n_zpstqoet1qq.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/12027598_10153039318387274_4098796938350813004_n_zpstqoet1qq.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Gossamer on September 20, 2015, 06:50:48 pm
Lookin'fine!
 lkebtn
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: challisc on September 26, 2015, 04:29:30 pm
Well done Lozza! At this rate I can cancel my emergency Christmas trip south!
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on October 01, 2015, 09:31:51 pm
Not yet you can't!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on October 15, 2015, 08:32:19 pm
Finally got Ralph's face back together at the weekend wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/12088143_10153069429132274_9059534288820046852_n_zpsdmaaqk8m.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/12088143_10153069429132274_9059534288820046852_n_zpsdmaaqk8m.jpg.html)

no pics but this week after work I'v stripped down the front wings, rubbed down and etch primed ready for painting soon before the weather gets too bad and so they can then be refitted once everything else under the bonnet area is done  :Dancing-Chilli1group:
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Big-chris on October 16, 2015, 02:49:48 pm
Looking very nice, what colour etching primer are you using under red? I have a bit of fire truck I may rub down and paint in bright red, I have plenty of drab green etch which I use for most applications as its proper lead/oil based and sticks to awt, but was just wondering what you were using  rbchn
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on October 18, 2015, 07:22:57 pm
Just grey etch primer from Halfrauds (with a couple of quid off with my trade card  fnky )
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on October 18, 2015, 08:49:03 pm
More progress this weekend, first off yesterday was to paint the wings, bonnet and front apron with the  Ginger paint.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/12112232_10153079772762274_5173731305676392527_n_zpsetwyutu3.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/12112232_10153079772762274_5173731305676392527_n_zpsetwyutu3.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/12112288_10153079772897274_7794156505143871773_n_zpsv0xhlmb0.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/12112288_10153079772897274_7794156505143871773_n_zpsv0xhlmb0.jpg.html)

And whist they was drying the new vent seals were also fitted.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/1979658_10153079772772274_6047079207332637810_n_zpsdvp1etrs.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/1979658_10153079772772274_6047079207332637810_n_zpsdvp1etrs.jpg.html)

Followed by fitting the new (£££) Steve Parker exhaust.

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/1524718_10153079772882274_3055087762032614604_n_zpsoe9snnmf.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/1524718_10153079772882274_3055087762032614604_n_zpsoe9snnmf.jpg.html)

Once dry the bonnet was first to be refitted yesterday along with the front apron too   wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/12108149_10153079772992274_8291140397507398004_n_zpsgmde3a34.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/12108149_10153079772992274_8291140397507398004_n_zpsgmde3a34.jpg.html)

Today the roof and upper rear body was all realigned and fitted better, along with Jimmy74 popping by to help and see how the oil cooler pipes needs to be shortened too, ending up with the passenger side wing refitted too  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/11987080_10153081076757274_5140940660458567199_n_zpsxwwlndoj.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/11987080_10153081076757274_5140940660458567199_n_zpsxwwlndoj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Big-chris on October 18, 2015, 11:56:11 pm
Mmmm shiny  lkebtn
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on October 20, 2015, 07:18:44 pm
A better pic of his redness  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/12096048_10153082600982274_458296235202906818_n_zpsvpflzdzt.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/12096048_10153082600982274_458296235202906818_n_zpsvpflzdzt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Gossamer on October 20, 2015, 07:28:35 pm
Lookin' good,

I  lkebtn the RHD reg number and the spider eye arrangement.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Landie Les on November 22, 2015, 03:25:15 pm
 lkebtn
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on January 02, 2016, 01:41:02 pm
Since Getting Ralph back and driving about etc been having to put a few things right that I shouldn't of, like tighten down the windscreen and roof after the idiot who adjusted it for making the drivers door fit never did  FRSsml but today was just little things like refitting the centre chubby box, canvass strap across the front panel and the wolf door trim on the passenger side for now  wdesmle

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_5905_zps5lkepjsb.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_5905_zps5lkepjsb.jpg.html)

(http://i909.photobucket.com/albums/ac296/lozza81he/Ralph/IMG_5906_zpsltpkwooo.jpg) (http://s909.photobucket.com/user/lozza81he/media/Ralph/IMG_5906_zpsltpkwooo.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on April 16, 2016, 12:08:20 pm
Painted up TET's old 130 rims ready to go on Ralph soon with some new tyres  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/LOmjAhsh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/LOmjAhs)

(http://i.imgur.com/pdtMxXWh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/pdtMxXW)

(http://i.imgur.com/GViacxJh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/GViacxJ)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on November 29, 2016, 07:54:25 pm
Well as most of us  know at the weekend things didnt go so well for Ralph, as the pics show.

(http://i.imgur.com/G9LQ2oEh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/G9LQ2oE)

(http://i.imgur.com/PpxJe1ih.jpg) (http://imgur.com/PpxJe1i)

(http://i.imgur.com/qNlKAuGh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/qNlKAuG)

(http://i.imgur.com/btfPfcNh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/btfPfcN)

(http://i.imgur.com/yvFimogh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/yvFimog)

(http://i.imgur.com/GvxPeczh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/GvxPecz)

(http://i.imgur.com/d7CJgMYh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/d7CJgMY)

(http://i.imgur.com/xeruwDYh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/xeruwDY)
 
(http://i.imgur.com/0nFuGKGh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/0nFuGKG)

(http://i.imgur.com/qb6GXtAh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/qb6GXtA)

(http://i.imgur.com/dUfjJKPh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/dUfjJKP)

(http://i.imgur.com/bdsMTgUh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/bdsMTgU)

Wont really get to (re)start until after te Chrismas Doo but already ordered new wing mirrors and radiator and been offered a new roof from Toby so getting the parts together slowly but surely.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: freewheeling_pubs on November 29, 2016, 09:17:20 pm
This is the first time I've caught up with Ralph's thread - judging by your opening statement I'd guess you have a habit of rolling Landies?!! Lucky that Norfolk is flat, otherwise I'd be getting seriously worried about taking Mattilda out with you on the Christmas Doo... wdesmle
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on November 29, 2016, 11:02:12 pm
In my defence I wasn't driving this time!!!!
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Viamphie on November 30, 2016, 09:21:43 am
Ahh nooo. After all that work  btnghd

Does the club need to have a whip-round and buy you some stabilisers for Christmas?  whstle
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on November 30, 2016, 06:47:08 pm
Ahh nooo. After all that work  btnghd

Does the club need to have a whip-round and buy you some stabilisers for Christmas?  whstle

I dont need the stabilisers but the person who does is sat right next to me though ;-)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Gossamer on November 30, 2016, 07:52:48 pm
Put me down for a pair of door bottoms matey. S3 , may need a tweak!
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on December 18, 2016, 05:53:05 pm
After Christmas shopping yesterday and a few garden jobs today I finally managed to make a small start on Ralph  :Dancing-Chilli1group: After a quick pressure wash underneath the wing was off 

(http://i.imgur.com/zyot3Nlh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/zyot3Nl)

(http://i.imgur.com/z7HydIph.jpg) (http://imgur.com/z7HydIp)

(http://i.imgur.com/rMbH7tGh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/rMbH7tG)

Got a new out skin to go on, courtesy of the Dogs Home via Vinny so hoping the rest will straighten out ok. Looks like there might be a very very very slight twist inwards on the bulkhead door pillar but not 100% sure though

(http://i.imgur.com/Bx1kxlsh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Bx1kxls)

(http://i.imgur.com/GdR5eKrh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/GdR5eKr)

(http://i.imgur.com/brl4lmvh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/brl4lmv)

(http://i.imgur.com/0Qcw2C2h.jpg) (http://imgur.com/0Qcw2C2)

Also managed to open both doors now after cutting part of the roof rack off and twisting the gutter up to clear the door top, both of which I can now close the windows on  :Dancing-Chilli1group: but the bottom of the drivers door now has a brand new replacement awaiting paint from a big parts supplier which was kindly spotted and brought down to me by the Gadgets too  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/mlhYleth.jpg) (http://imgur.com/mlhYlet)

(http://i.imgur.com/39eKS6Gh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/39eKS6G)

(http://i.imgur.com/3QRvzReh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/3QRvzRe)

(http://i.imgur.com/9scigIih.jpg) (http://imgur.com/9scigIi)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on December 28, 2016, 05:24:34 pm
After all the Christmas running about etc got chance to paint the new door bottom and give the top a rub down and paint too, also fitted some of the Dynamat sound deading I won a few months ago to the door as well.

(http://i.imgur.com/E23Qd3Dh.jpg?1) (http://imgur.com/E23Qd3D)

(http://i.imgur.com/6ivsHLih.jpg) (http://imgur.com/6ivsHLi)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on December 30, 2016, 06:27:12 pm
Bit more today, with the help of Ginger Neil and Munkie the seat box is out ready to have the soundproofing fitted and the gearbox removed  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/MD6bupjh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/MD6bupj)
 
(http://i.imgur.com/4v7ExDrh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/4v7ExDr)

Also fitted the new radiator too (after some whinging about it being in the house  ferme )

(http://i.imgur.com/DBc6hLPh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/DBc6hLP)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on January 03, 2017, 06:08:50 pm
New year and the new door and mirror is on along with sorting the sound proofing on the seatbox too  :Dancing-Chilli1group:

(http://i.imgur.com/8UjUE7mh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/8UjUE7m)

(http://i.imgur.com/Ew4ncfzh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/Ew4ncfz)

(http://i.imgur.com/doQpLvkh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/doQpLvk)

(http://i.imgur.com/r9PczYIh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/r9PczYI)

Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: blenky on January 04, 2017, 05:44:57 pm
looking good.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on January 16, 2017, 06:52:13 pm
Quiet day at work so took the wing in to remove the outer panel and straighten up a bit more this morning.

(http://i.imgur.com/MjeiIsdh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/MjeiIsd)

(http://i.imgur.com/MeYswDgh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/MeYswDg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9LIxwqrh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/9LIxwqr)

(http://i.imgur.com/danCX9bh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/danCX9b)

(http://i.imgur.com/nSWMICkh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/nSWMICk)

(http://i.imgur.com/0jeZC3Wh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/0jeZC3W)

(http://i.imgur.com/cH3Po3ih.jpg) (http://imgur.com/cH3Po3i)

(http://i.imgur.com/bH8ZPiIh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/bH8ZPiI)

(http://i.imgur.com/YYu1CsSh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/YYu1CsS)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: blenky on January 16, 2017, 11:00:20 pm
Great effort on the repair job. Im sure you will have it back to its good looks in no time.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Gossamer on January 17, 2017, 05:41:52 pm
 lkebtn
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on January 17, 2017, 07:39:09 pm
Got the replacement panel in place today, needs a few little holes filling in but seems to of bolted up up ok though  ;D

(http://i.imgur.com/gMwRw1ah.jpg) (http://imgur.com/gMwRw1a)

(http://i.imgur.com/pKcGLWch.jpg) (http://imgur.com/pKcGLWc)

(http://i.imgur.com/FxZRlPQh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/FxZRlPQ)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on January 18, 2017, 06:07:32 pm
Another slow day at work so bit more sound proofing done  ;D

All cleaned up

(http://i.imgur.com/OApQaAQh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/OApQaAQ)

Cut to size and on!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/504jXQkh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/504jXQk)

(http://i.imgur.com/11sQa1hh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/11sQa1h)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 04, 2017, 06:18:25 pm
Got home from work yesterday to find the new heated screen had arrived already  Celbrt so today I dug out Batty Wagons old screen as the passenger side is still ok so firstly set about getting rid of all the old green paint

(http://i.imgur.com/hHSjp5sh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/hHSjp5s)

(http://i.imgur.com/EaGIpt7h.jpg) (http://imgur.com/EaGIpt7)

Old screen out

(http://i.imgur.com/tHPHK1sh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/tHPHK1s)

Dry fit to see how much of a gap there is top and bottom

(http://i.imgur.com/A33m0LMh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/A33m0LM)

(http://i.imgur.com/CAhTHmwh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/CAhTHmw)

(http://i.imgur.com/i2n0gTah.jpg) (http://imgur.com/i2n0gTa)

Sealed and fitted in the frame

(http://i.imgur.com/TtYlCDqh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/TtYlCDq)

The cables just loop out the top of the screen retainer

(http://i.imgur.com/plKDTH5h.jpg) (http://imgur.com/plKDTH5)

Next job was to remove the old screen from Ralph, top bolts were already off (as so I could open and close the doors after the roll) passenger side hinge bolt came out with ease but the drivers side was a bugger  trid 

(http://i.imgur.com/9dpVvPah.jpg) (http://imgur.com/9dpVvPa)

Ta-da  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/hniNlsGh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/hniNlsG)

After wiring it up and bolting it in place I replace the wing with its new outer panel and all the intercooler and air filter hose work too  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/bIUUiCah.jpg) (http://imgur.com/bIUUiCa)

(http://i.imgur.com/vdMd3zAh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/vdMd3zA)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Gossamer on February 04, 2017, 06:33:48 pm
 lkebtn
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: 94mharris on February 04, 2017, 08:17:51 pm
 lkebtn Making great progress :)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Jimmy74 on February 06, 2017, 11:58:25 am
Ralph the Rolled Rover is starting to look good mate. I recommend an over seas road trip to Montours as a shake down trip.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 06, 2017, 07:46:11 pm
Sounds good to me dude  Rock thsh RCK
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: westy on February 13, 2017, 07:48:24 pm
Ready to roll him over again in a couple of weeks time?
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 13, 2017, 07:53:01 pm
Depends on if I get a gearbox back this week, after Rom has been taking up time in the same workshop  whstle  ;)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 18, 2017, 07:35:47 pm
Gearbox has been delayed due to the wrong thrust washers being sent  fp so today I set about taking the bent roof off to Fentigers to swap for an unbent one  wdesmle Started with a shuffle around on the driveway and then reconfiguring TET's roof!

(http://i.imgur.com/kebgAdih.jpg) (http://imgur.com/kebgAdi)

Knackered roof and roof rack off

(http://i.imgur.com/dvdmNbuh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/dvdmNbu)

Bent roof loaded up

(http://i.imgur.com/b74qqrPh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/b74qqrP)

And back with the unbent one  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/UdS6Rx5h.jpg) (http://imgur.com/UdS6Rx5)

Stuck down some underlay on the inside too to help keep the moisture down etc and will hopefully find some carpet to go on top of it soon too.
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Samc88 on February 23, 2017, 09:50:16 am
TET looks quite cool as a pickup
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on February 26, 2017, 07:04:38 pm
Set about removing the old gearbox on Saturday, so after picking up Fentigers hoist of death on Friday we moved Ralph about, got the roof off and set the hoist up (and then Sara went off to paint Batty Wagon's interior lol) a sort while later it was out  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/37XlVweh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/37XlVwe)

Then it got wet  FRSsml

(http://i.imgur.com/JsmPcRph.jpg) (http://imgur.com/JsmPcRp)

Now the original plan was the newly rebuilt box would be with me by early afternoon vai a certain Mr Maude, but due to problems beyond our control it was gone 6 and dark when he and the box arrived  Hmor so we set about putting the transfer box and main box together in the gangway to give us some light and shelter. In the morning after swapping over a few more bits its was good to go  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/JWFJOEjh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/JWFJOEj)

(http://i.imgur.com/iCMfXdHh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/iCMfXdH)

Fitting into place with the removable crossmember out the way!!!

(http://i.imgur.com/Ov4KcbPh.jpg?1) (http://imgur.com/Ov4KcbP)

And its in  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/paWTf9eh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/paWTf9e)

Unfortunately with all the fun and games trying to get the new box to me he forgot to bring along the new bearing for the overdrive so will pick that up and fit the overdrive later in the week. Another job I did whilst waiting for the new box was to line the roof in carpet whilst it was off which has now been refitted onto Ralph finally now too  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/AAZehhkh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/AAZehhk)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on March 12, 2017, 07:06:03 pm
So after a delay due to certain peoples birthdays etc this weekend saw Ralph back on the road  wdesmle
Seatbox going back in after refitting the props etc

(http://i.imgur.com/IRbaDofh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/IRbaDof)

Quick test drive down the road to make sure the newly rebuilt box is ok and the gearbox cover and floor is going back in

(http://i.imgur.com/NBGuizMh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/NBGuizM)

A little while ago on Evilbay I saw an gearbox cover set the matches the bit already in Ralph, brought it, went to fit it today and its for a 6 pot  Hmor

(http://i.imgur.com/clArkMah.jpg) (http://imgur.com/clArkMa)

Everything else back together and its ready for the daily commute again  wdesmle

(http://i.imgur.com/UDAlHUph.jpg) (http://imgur.com/UDAlHUp)

(http://i.imgur.com/2jnzuDZh.jpg) (http://imgur.com/2jnzuDZ)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Nellieboy on March 12, 2017, 09:55:23 pm
proper landy household  lkebtn lkebtn
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on March 26, 2018, 08:53:03 pm
Back in February Ralph's overdrive decided to go  5xif whilst driving along the A14, managed to get home with it disengaged along the back roadlthe las few miles though, which horrid noises coming from the overdrive though  :( Now things have calmed down at home I finally got the overdrive off so I can use Ralph again. Found a couple of issues already!
Shaft seems to of been able to turn and dig into the housing  dcpoo

(http://i.imgur.com/kf1aaW6h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/kf1aaW6)

And the 2 tabs on the locking washer seem to of broken off too!

(http://i.imgur.com/mwZDEdYh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/mwZDEdY)

(http://i.imgur.com/z9EBEizh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/z9EBEiz)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on June 12, 2019, 05:12:23 pm
Well I finally managed to make a start prepping Ralph's body for a new coat of paint today, not much though due to the weather  dcpoo
Managed at least to get the dented side rubbed down and keyed ready for primer etc, needed a flap disc on the layers of NATO green paint on the front wing though!

(http://i.imgur.com/3B0mIvZh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/3B0mIvZ)

(http://i.imgur.com/Uz9oAbgh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Uz9oAbg)

(http://i.imgur.com/KseTMkvh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/KseTMkv)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on June 25, 2019, 04:21:34 pm
Finally got round to finishing the paintwork on the outside of Ralph  :Dancing-Chilli1group: still some more to do inside but looking a lot better now  wdesmle
(http://i.imgur.com/Lhxnwf3h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/Lhxnwf3)
(http://i.imgur.com/gLVKrmCh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/gLVKrmC)
(http://i.imgur.com/TRaK3hVh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/TRaK3hV)
(http://i.imgur.com/uhWf0HIh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/uhWf0HI)
(http://i.imgur.com/IPtm98rh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/IPtm98r)
(http://i.imgur.com/BGI2sU6h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/BGI2sU6)
(http://i.imgur.com/7BLPOfVh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/7BLPOfV)
(http://i.imgur.com/uNLINbrh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/uNLINbr)
(http://i.imgur.com/1CEn5FZh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/1CEn5FZ)
(http://i.imgur.com/KIwEhn5h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/KIwEhn5)
(http://i.imgur.com/orxXseGh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/orxXseG)
(http://i.imgur.com/O40loJ7h.jpg) (https://imgur.com/O40loJ7)
 (http://i.imgur.com/f7LShZjh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/f7LShZj)
(http://i.imgur.com/SZZh6YSh.jpg) (https://imgur.com/SZZh6YS)
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Big-chris on June 26, 2019, 12:35:26 am
 lkebtn

Nice tidy job that mate, amazing how a bit of paint transforms the look of the old wagons  5xif

Thought it may have been sold by now, certainly nothing stopping it now  vcan
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Gossamer on June 26, 2019, 07:57:28 am
Reddy to sell.
 bdumtish
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on June 26, 2019, 09:05:49 am
Nearly, just gotta do a couple of little jobs on the inside too (ISWYDT  bdumtish )
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: Big-chris on June 27, 2019, 11:11:33 pm
I know itís a bit late in the day  whstle

But you donít want a series three front panel and grill do ya to standardise the front end before sale  rbchn

I think it looks great as it is, was Just a thought  btnghd
Title: Re: Ralph the Red Rover
Post by: lozzaboy on June 28, 2019, 10:32:51 pm
Cheers Chris but Iíll stick to this one, itís already modified for the defender radiator and intercooler and been galvanise too so added selling point (I hope)