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Title: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on November 29, 2015, 09:28:10 pm
Margaret my 1975 88" series 3 was involved in an accident with a tractor last week and so I decided to rebuild her for a second time. Below are a couple of pics of the damage sustained

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12244212_761646623945666_1675880807_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12244212_761646623945666_1675880807_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12277288_761646583945670_1748287028_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12277288_761646583945670_1748287028_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12248859_761646597279002_1993104254_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12248859_761646597279002_1993104254_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12272872_761646607279001_298914889_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12272872_761646607279001_298914889_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290557.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290557.jpg.html)

Day 1 of rebuild:

Started by removing the bonnet, and disconnecting the wiring loom for the wings (Its usually hidden in conduit which was removed before taking the photo

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290559.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290559.jpg.html)

earth block removed (Ex Disco1 item)
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290563.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290563.jpg.html)

Bonnet stay removed

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290564.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290564.jpg.html)

Then removed the drivers side wing (Below are a few pics of the fasteners holding the inner wings in place).

Bolts going into footwell (13mm)
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290566.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290566.jpg.html)

There is also a small bolt above the steering box mudguard holding it on too (11mm)
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290567.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290567.jpg.html)

The bolts going into the J clips are 11mm

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290568.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290568.jpg.html)

11mm nuts going to front slam panel (The bolts are captive)
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290569.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290569.jpg.html)


The drivers side wing was a right PITA to remove because of how it had buckled, I had to cut an access hole out the side to get at the bulkhead bolts. The passengers side one came away lovely. Im glad i copper slipped all the bolts last time, everything came apart easily.

A shot showing the buckled dumbirons, this is the only chassis damage and it has resulted in the axle being misaligned giving me tracking issues. you can't see the damage looking head on or from above, only if you look from the side

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290570.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290570.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290571.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290571.jpg.html)

Shot with the passenger side wing removed.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290572.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290572.jpg.html)

Drivers side

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290573.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290573.jpg.html)

Next the front panel was removed, first I disconnected the bottom hose and drained the coolant into a tub. Whilst this was happening, I removed the earth wire which was attached to it with P-clips.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290574.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290574.jpg.html)

The 3 13mm bolts holding the panel to the chassis were then removed and the panel lifted out of the way

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290575.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290575.jpg.html)

I was a bit bored so decided to tidy the engine up a bit, I removed the fan and the alternator and gave the front half of the block a quick first coat of eau-de-nil engine enamel (The colour I originally wanted). This is much brighter with a better finish and gives a nicer contrast to the marine blue

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290576.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290576.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290577.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290577.jpg.html)

A couple of pics showing the axle issues

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290578.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290578.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290579.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290579.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PB290580.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PB290580.jpg.html)

so thats all thats been done today, next job I'll do is probably remove the front axle and give that a good looking at whilst im waiting for my repair panels to turn up


Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: hippydave on November 29, 2015, 10:14:28 pm
that will keep you busy for a wee while, but it will be worth the effort when shes back on the road.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on November 29, 2015, 10:16:40 pm
If all goes to plan then Im hoping for it all to be done around new year (will be flat out during christmas break). It will also be going back in a new and improved format with a couple of mods

   Box section sills/ rock sliders
   Bulkhead and wings soundproofing
   Straight Through Exhaust
   Better Arial Setup
   CB Setup (Potentially use whip ariels on wings for both radio and CB)
   Capstan Winch
   External Sunvisor fitment
   Extra Waterproofing
   2A Maltese Cross Grille (If i can get one)
   Rear Window Locks
   Front Speakers
   Snorkel set up (Mushroom top)
   Rear Camping Table
   Make awning to clip to rear of roof rack
   LED Dash Lighting
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Zuma on November 29, 2015, 10:41:45 pm
Maybe disk brakes up front too?
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on November 29, 2015, 11:12:46 pm
Had though about it but cant afford it at the minute. The drums have been fine since getting the new servo though so have no issues with the brakes, they are on the agenda in the long term though as much more maintenace friendly than drums (Dont have to adjust them).

Another few long term modifications/ replacements will be a stainless exhaust and new springs
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on November 30, 2015, 09:33:37 pm
Also decided to mod the transfer box with bits from the roamer drive, these bits being the bottom sump plate and the dipstick conversion. these will i feel make it easier to live with and hopefully stop the transfer box from pissing everywhere.

I do also have some galv diff guards somewhere which may go on (Will be painted black though, the galv may look a bit gay)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 05, 2015, 05:17:50 pm
Little more progress today, I dropped the front of the axle down giving me better access to the dumbirons. Doing a mesurement between front crossmember and end of dumbiron revealed that the one dumbiron has crumpled in by 20mm which has pushed the axle back on that side which is what sent my tracking out. Also measured between the chassis spring bush and the front hangar and that measurement confirmed this so luckily no damage aft of the crossmember.

Also took off my track rod and drag links, these will be replaced by HD items I purchased. They seem much more substantial. checked all the swivels and brake bits and they all seem fine, no play anywhere and all moves freely as it should so I should be able to put the new drag links on, give everything a coat of paint and then put it all back together once i get my replacement dumbirons on. Also come up with a mighty fine idea for a jig for the replacement bits!

Pics to follow tomorrow hopefully as will get the steering relay out as well as maybe putting some new bits on but we shall see!

Also sorted wings out so all i need for the rebuild now is to buy a new screenwash/ wiper switch and dumb iron replacements.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Big-chris on December 05, 2015, 06:22:12 pm
 lkebtn
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: B20wnx on December 05, 2015, 11:02:09 pm
Keep doing thee good work mate. I have stainless exhaust (fitted last month) and it sounds bluddy good to me (an item you fit and don't have to ever think about again).
Also fitted gb parabolics and can recommend them too, a much smoother ride....
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 06, 2015, 09:34:50 am
Cheers :) I do have shitpart paras fitted but they've sagged so when funds allow I'll be getting a set from GB springs
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 06, 2015, 10:01:59 pm
Right then more progress today, I took the damaged door and sill off

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC060550.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC060550.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC060554.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC060554.jpg.html)

Pic of the bulkhead damage, the outrigger isnt affected (its sort of bent above that)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC060551.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC060551.jpg.html)

Also fitted some new stuff today, my filler plate from rocky mountain for the transfer box

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC060553.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC060553.jpg.html)

I do have the dipstick to go with it but i couldnt get the filler plug out. I'll do that when i sort the rear oil seal on the transfer box which has given up all hope of retaining fluid. While Im at the improvement for easy living stage Im debating about making a similar dipstick/ filler arrangement for the main gear box. Will make transmission oil changes so much quicker and easier.

also as promised a pic of the front of the axle dropped

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC060556.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC060556.jpg.html)

all the axle mechanical bits are fine. I even had time to run the new TREs in the new drag links to clean the threads upp. In the pic below you can see the difference in thickness between standard and HD. I bought the HD set from paddocks which includes all 4 track rod ends for 65 which i think is pretty good

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC060557.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC060557.jpg.html)

At the minute its looking quite good for being back on the road around new year, every cloud has a silver lining and that will be that the landy will be much improved as a daily driver than it was and its given me the chance to cary out all the jobs ive been meaning to do over the last year.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 06, 2015, 11:47:20 pm
Just bought some autometer gauges for voltmeter, water temp and oil pressure. Pricey but worth it. The plastic durite ones were 50 cheaper but they look cheap and nasty, these should look great in place

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/images.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/images.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: 1960SeriesII on December 09, 2015, 10:50:51 am
Good luck with the rebuild, hope you can keep up the positive energy (which I would have trouble with after an accident like that)! The gauges look great, I'm off to look for a few, I particularly like the clock which I am missing from the dash. Might want to add a proper temperature gauge as well, mine is a bit too modern compared to other gauges in the FC cab.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Viamphie on December 09, 2015, 04:00:21 pm
Yep. Nice job pal. Can't help but wonder what happened with the tractor  rbchn

Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: B20wnx on December 09, 2015, 06:13:17 pm
You say 50 cheaper but don't say how much.
Like these rebuild threads as gives ideas of improvements we can all do
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 09, 2015, 07:36:06 pm
Cheers guys! On the tractor, snapped the steering ram thingy so that had to craned off while mine could be moved under her own power, plus mine will cost around 500 to repair and improve, the tractor will cost a little more than that.

It's gutting I hit the thing but that's how we learn I suppose and gives me the chance to improve it and do the jobs I've been putting off for a long while so that's the silver lining to this cloud I suppose
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 19, 2015, 07:27:30 pm
Progress has resumed!

My gauges came from America this week so I set about fitting them. I cut the vinyl cover out with a stanley knife (I still have it so can always reuse it later if i want to. I discovered that although they were a perfect fit in the holes, they wouldnt sit right due to coming into contact with the switch panel above so I took that off and cut the bottom off it, result a perfect fit :) I will make a proper switch panel out of aluminium to go there eventually which is why it doesnt look amazing at the minute but the gauges look smart :)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC190001.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC190001.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC190006.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC190006.jpg.html)

I also got around to fitting my new transfer box sump plate

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC190007.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC190007.jpg.html)

Also finally made a start on the dumbirons. The passenger side ones getting done first as that was the worst one. As Baldrick says, I have a cunning plan for aligning everything up

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC190008.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC190008.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC190009.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC190009.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 28, 2015, 12:33:49 am
Sorry for late reply! The gauges 150 which included delivery from the states, the senders and the lights for them. Worth every penny extra over the durite ones
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Zuma on December 28, 2015, 01:36:48 am
Good work! Where did you order the gauges from in the USA?
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 29, 2015, 09:02:28 pm
Hi Zuma they came from Summit racing. Autometer do a lot of other styles as well, this tyoe being called old tyme black which i feltwas the style that would look the best in the series
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 29, 2015, 09:06:48 pm
Finally with help from my Dad the new dumbirons were fitted. Used a bit of angle with 4 holes drilled through to replicate the bumper and rested the spring hangers on axle stands with blocks on top to give me the exact measurements I needed to get it spot on. Also clamped a bar to the front crossmember to act as a centerline. Simple to work with but needs a lot of double and triple checking after tacking that everything is in the right place.

will paint them black tomorrow and hopefully will be able to get the axle back on on thursday

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC290018.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC290018.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC290019.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC290019.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC290020.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC290020.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: B20wnx on December 29, 2015, 10:21:32 pm
 lkebtn
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: espacekiller on December 29, 2015, 11:33:24 pm
Well done that is looking much better.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 30, 2015, 07:48:12 pm
Right then, more progress done today and im a bit ahead of schedule. Managed to singlehandedly refit the axle which was a faff as the passengers side had been shoved back but with use of a bottle jack, prybars and screwdrivers managed to get it all lined up nicely and fitted. All looks square again now so Im happy that my dumbiron repair has worked out :) Also got round to fitting the other track rod and set the tracking up. I will have to do this later on again when the wheels are on to set the toe in. Everything looks good so far, was very lucky with the chassis damage being so limited. Oh also painted everything gloss black so looks better now :)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC300023.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC300023.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC300028.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC300028.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC300029.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC300029.jpg.html)

I also started on a bit of bodywork by straightening out my front panel and giving a coat of grey undercoat

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/PC300030.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/PC300030.jpg.html)


So tomorrow I'll probably refit the new shock absorbers (Procomp ES3000s) so will be back to being an almost rolling chassis. I'll leave the wheels off till ive fitted the wings so I can have maximum access to everything. Plus it makes it easier to bledd the brakes.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Land Raver on December 30, 2015, 08:44:27 pm
Only just found this thread.....sorry to hear about your crash but wow....what a quick turnaround.
Glad she's being saved - many would have broken for spares. Well done fella.  :)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 30, 2015, 09:01:13 pm
Cheers, I do appreciate the comments :)

Its got quite a sentimental attachment to me so couldnt bear to see it gone also on the night it happened I was already looking at what needed doing so was in the rebuild mindset from the start which helps get through it a second time.

Hopefully be done next month, miss driving it quite a bit, especially with the bad weather we're having!
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: B20wnx on December 30, 2015, 09:36:17 pm
Yeah good progress and looking even better all painted
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: espacekiller on December 31, 2015, 12:48:21 am
Keep it moving try to do at least one thing every day, even if it just looking up info or ordering a part.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on January 04, 2016, 10:44:18 pm
Got the wheels back on and the new shocks fitted tonight. My free Wheeling hubs have been on borrowed time for a while so as the drivers side one is a bit buggered I'm going to swap for standard drive flanges. Always had them engaged anyway so won't feel a difference but less stuff to go wrong.

Also the drivers side wheel bearing needs tightening up due to play so will be sorting that tomorrow evening as well as making a start on the passenger side wing hopefully
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on January 07, 2016, 11:46:34 pm
Progress tonight :)

Wheel bearing adjusted and new drive flange fitted. The britpart dust covers are a tight fit to say the least!

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/P1070047.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/P1070047.jpg.html)

Shocks fitted and brakes bled up. A trick i found to fit the split pin in the bottom shock mount is to use a valve spring compressor to compress the bush enough to get the washer on and pin in the hole

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/P1070046.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/P1070046.jpg.html)

Also found time to fit the front panel. I was just going to paint the back of it to protect it when the other bits get refitted but ended up rollering the front and the top as well

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/P1070045.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/P1070045.jpg.html)

Getting there now

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/P1070044.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/P1070044.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Counter Rivet on January 08, 2016, 03:55:22 pm
Looking good, Sam.

 lkebtn
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: 2 hammers on January 09, 2016, 08:14:02 pm
Good to see the progress. You get more done in one night than I get done in a month.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on January 10, 2016, 09:38:17 pm
Thanks for the kind comments  :)

More progress but no pics yet.

Firstly i refitted the battery tray and then Refitted the radiator and filled up with coolant (tested with my antifreeze tester and is good to -15). Ten i fitted the battery and fired her up. Runs nice and sweet   ;D with no load on it it wasnt quite getting hot enough to open the thermostat so today I refitted the prop shaft and refilled the gearbox and transfer box with oil. tomorrow I shall fire up the engine and then run through the gears with the transfer box in neutral to put a bit of load on the engine. I found this helps get it up to temperature when its stationary.

All the mechanical bits are done now to get her moving again, now its just bodywork and electrics :)

This will definitely be ready for the trip down to shell island in April  wlse
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: B20wnx on January 10, 2016, 10:11:17 pm
Good work Sam, hope to see it at shell, you certainly moved quick on it
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on January 20, 2016, 09:14:22 pm
More progress " But no pictures until Photobucket is back online as its down for maintenace  :(

Temptation got a hold of me and I had a little spin in her up and down the drive, goes quite nicely, at least it seems to go in a straight line!

Also got hold of a new door so swapped the lock over from my old door and hung it in position on a new hinge as a reference for repairing the bottom of the bulkhead. Did a bit more painting in the engine bay as well as refitting my leccy fan. Also made a start on repairing the passenger side wing (Not as bad as I thought, will swap the front panel and inne wing section off the doner wing I have (the other bits are worse than the crash damaged one believe it or not)

Pics to follow when photobucket gets going again
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on January 24, 2016, 10:34:23 pm
Pics! Eventually got photofuckit to work

Radiator re-fitted
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/Mobile%20Uploads/image_1.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_1.jpeg.html)

Then fitted the electric fan and carried out a trial fit of the emergency barbecue... erm I mean Rocky mountain maltese cross grill
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/1B9FB3B6-7EA2-4715-95CA-1853307BAB6B_1.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/1B9FB3B6-7EA2-4715-95CA-1853307BAB6B_1.jpg.html)

This pic shows the new stainless J-clips and bolts used to hold the wings on. Yes the bulkhead looks manky but thats old silicone that needs coming off. Wouldnt recommend trying to seal wings with mastic as paint just comes off

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/97ABBD5F-A7B0-4574-9DE2-F45FCF437A46.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/97ABBD5F-A7B0-4574-9DE2-F45FCF437A46.jpg.html)

Also here is a shot of the new door. Yes purists, those are M8 Aleen headed countersunk bolts in the hinges. Need to turn the heads down slightly so they sit inside the hinge. Okay for now as the door is only there to get the bulkhead position right for welding the bottom of the door pillar amongst other things

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/IMG_0377.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/IMG_0377.jpg.html)

 (http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/IMG_0381_2.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/IMG_0381_2.jpg.html)

Now on to the passenger wing. This wasnt bad but the inner engine bay side and front bit were too far gone really so swapped the outer edge on to a set off a 2A. If you wonder why I didnt just use the 2A wings, some cock womble had ripped them off the bulkhead ripping the skin

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/B50C71BF-1DA6-4E16-B8CB-193E6DFE3E7F_1.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/B50C71BF-1DA6-4E16-B8CB-193E6DFE3E7F_1.jpg.html)

Passenger side wing has been refitted now (dry fitted in the photos here)- (http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/C5BA8FEB-EAC9-454E-9535-8092D307D32C.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/C5BA8FEB-EAC9-454E-9535-8092D307D32C.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/2EF3A4C8-2B31-4745-BFA2-DC29607F5A82.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/2EF3A4C8-2B31-4745-BFA2-DC29607F5A82.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/0C7FC5E9-B8A4-4FBA-A44A-52FF63FD3BC0.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/0C7FC5E9-B8A4-4FBA-A44A-52FF63FD3BC0.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Viamphie on January 24, 2016, 10:53:16 pm
Wow. Fantastic progress. Looks great.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: B20wnx on January 25, 2016, 07:52:49 pm
 whoo top  bdcing
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on January 25, 2016, 10:21:00 pm
More progress tonight. I began sorting out the drivers side wing whilst my Dad tacked the bulkhead repair piece in place.

More shots of the passenger wing showing the painted side as well as the electric fan fitted and new sidelight/ indicator assemblies

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/283C3143-3EC1-4BD9-8971-4CCB9CE01496.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/283C3143-3EC1-4BD9-8971-4CCB9CE01496.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/F5225A56-3900-4645-A17F-C3B154D96337.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/F5225A56-3900-4645-A17F-C3B154D96337.jpg.html)

Wing skin off

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/09E5EDFF-10B6-4C8F-B130-DB4BF9499DB7_10.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/09E5EDFF-10B6-4C8F-B130-DB4BF9499DB7_10.jpg.html)

The dent that need to come out

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/D5482815-E70E-416D-BD7D-AAD6AEB0164D_2.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/D5482815-E70E-416D-BD7D-AAD6AEB0164D_2.jpg.html)

Bulkhead repair starting to take shape

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/F25E9ECD-410E-4036-A59B-436664BF9C95_1.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/F25E9ECD-410E-4036-A59B-436664BF9C95_1.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/FC1A50CA-8EBA-4C3C-8AB8-E155D9955161_1.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/FC1A50CA-8EBA-4C3C-8AB8-E155D9955161_1.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on January 28, 2016, 09:24:41 pm
Got all the lights working on the passenger side and the bulkheads getting there now. Ordered a new ABS drivers side wing panel (saves time fitting it over knocking the numerous dents out the other one). Also ordered a bumper so once the door and drivers wing is back on i can fit my capstan winch!
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Land Raver on January 31, 2016, 12:13:29 pm
 Inspirational stuff! Broke the back of this. Keep the photo's coming.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on February 01, 2016, 10:33:59 pm
Got my bumper in the post from Paddocks on Saturday and fitted it loosely. The bumper bolts I got from them are M8s and seem much too small for the holes so i will be swapping them for M10s.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/DE745045-98A7-4C34-B515-DD73C6FB643D.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/DE745045-98A7-4C34-B515-DD73C6FB643D.jpg.html)

Then I fitted my ABS wing skin to the drivers wing and test ftted it to see how it fitted against the bulkhead repair and it fits pretty good. I also solved a little niggling problem I had. Ever since fitting the front panel I had noticed the dumbirons looked a bit misaligned and the panel looked square and the measurements were spot on. Turned out the panel was too far in to the engine bay on the drivers side by 5mm giving the optical illusion. Slackened the bolts and twisted it into its right position and all is good and nice and square now :)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/BF5747DD-21FF-456B-A1BA-8F47A2373CD9.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/BF5747DD-21FF-456B-A1BA-8F47A2373CD9.jpg.html)

Also test fitted the grill again to see how its all looking (nothings drilled yet its just hanging loosely, keeps it out of the way mainly to stop it getting bent.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/372AA7DE-721E-48AF-9202-56071229B428.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/372AA7DE-721E-48AF-9202-56071229B428.jpg.html)

I also took the opportunity to see how the capstan winch would look.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/B0B7E9E8-E4E0-4D0F-BBE4-ACC2E171496B.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/B0B7E9E8-E4E0-4D0F-BBE4-ACC2E171496B.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/BE14D70C-A2A3-4484-A266-9C2C7FE10F5A.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/BE14D70C-A2A3-4484-A266-9C2C7FE10F5A.jpg.html)

Its an Aeroparts front recovery capstan winch I picked up complete for 100 (apart from the drive dog which I have sourced). Needs new oil seals and possibly a bearing as well as needs the pivot repairing (apparantly its got the later, simpler linkage on it).

Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: divie on February 02, 2016, 03:36:35 pm
Looking good, those ABS wing panels are great as they don't dent and will stand a fair amount of abuse. You just have to put up with them shaking around on tickover ( at least I do on a diesel)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on February 06, 2016, 10:09:00 pm
Done some more work today!

First off I took my old exhaust off and fitted my new stainless system. 160 from Paddocks, including clamps and bolts and rubber mounts, excellent value I think for something that will last the vehicles lifetime.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/EBC1E6B5-605D-419A-B80B-725A5E01B7E8.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/EBC1E6B5-605D-419A-B80B-725A5E01B7E8.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/FD8F2B43-1D14-4EA5-8EF1-BEAC25F0C69A.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/FD8F2B43-1D14-4EA5-8EF1-BEAC25F0C69A.jpg.html)

I still have the old mild steel exhaust if anyone needs one. Its in decent condition, I only swapped it due to just making this as future proof as possible whilst Im carrying out the work. Message me if interested

Next I began actually fitting my front grill after wiring up my horn. Also took the time to fit my old AA badge (I got this off a member on landyzone who was de-badging his 109"). Make a good start until my little drill bit snapped and I havent got a replacement that small. (Capstan winch is only sat on loose for now, which is why it looks pissed)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/8A5A03F9-F56F-4797-BA0E-A0BF4D96D756.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/8A5A03F9-F56F-4797-BA0E-A0BF4D96D756.jpg.html)

Then I set about sorting the electrics in the dash. My screenwash had stopped working and this was found to be the grub screw holding the spade connector in had loosened allowing the spade to fall out of the switch, this was tightened back up and everything was working again! Also took the time to fit my red dash LEDs.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/B88001E2-A2FE-4637-804C-5BC6D3E8BB2A.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/B88001E2-A2FE-4637-804C-5BC6D3E8BB2A.jpg.html)

The only thing that doesnt work is the charge light. I've bypassed the earth and it flashes up then so Im assuming the issue is the connection at the alternator end (which would make sense as the alternator has been off

Will carry on tomorrow fitting lights to wings, etc. and may get a bit of painting done
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on February 07, 2016, 07:38:39 pm
Only managed a couple of hours today and was too cold and damp really for any painting so carried on sorting out electrics. The passenger sidelight hole needs work as the fixing holes have corroded away. My plan is to cut the old section from the old wing and rivet it behind using countersunk rivets so I can screw the sidelight in place. took the plastic bowl off the drivers side wing, I had to do a repair to the plastic bowl so will fit that tomorrow evening once the glue has dried

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/1C01AE1F-F447-4061-A591-77579E16A61F.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/1C01AE1F-F447-4061-A591-77579E16A61F.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/F132BF29-EAFA-41DE-AFC9-2E75FE5664F3.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/F132BF29-EAFA-41DE-AFC9-2E75FE5664F3.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Nellieboy on February 07, 2016, 07:53:50 pm
Really enjoying your thread sam, I'm doing similar jobs to mine at the mo and its always motivating to see others doing it and getting stuck in, cheers for taking the time to post ! lkebtn
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on February 08, 2016, 08:41:24 pm
Cheers Nellieboy, glad people are enjoying the thread :)

Made a bit more progress tonight, Got the drivers side headlamp in place along with its trim piece. Its not wired up yet as the wing needs to come back off to finish off the bulkhead. I also borrowed a 3mm drill from work which was used to finish drilling holes to fix the grill in place.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/C53FC7F5-0383-4304-A186-1B63FFC5A5CA_1.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/C53FC7F5-0383-4304-A186-1B63FFC5A5CA_1.jpg.html)

Whilst i had the drill out I decided to carry on drilling holes and fixed the screenwash bottle and pump in place (the cables and hose will be tidied up later on

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/A25A7108-B427-4AB4-94BF-B14C335E1DB5.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/A25A7108-B427-4AB4-94BF-B14C335E1DB5.jpg.html)

also decided to fix the numberplate in place so shes got her identity back :) I will be getting some black and silver plates made up later in the year to be fitted once the tax class is changed to historic. I had to move it to the passenger side due to the winch being in the way of where it sat previously on the bracket in the middle and wasnt too keen on fixing to the grill.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/E52B951E-D785-45DA-A5B4-6AED94321E28_1.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/E52B951E-D785-45DA-A5B4-6AED94321E28_1.jpg.html)

Tomorrow I'll finish bolting up the passenger wing and look at the repair to the front panel to fit the sidelight
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Adam Hennessy on February 09, 2016, 07:30:18 pm
Looking good, this makes me want to get my project series 3 one sorted. Must pull my finger out.!
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gary.Dunford on February 10, 2016, 10:49:55 pm
Thats looking ace, Im hoping to get mine back on the road asap, just need the insurance to pull there finger out, but either way Im going to do it if I have to beg, borrow whatever, she was and still is my pride and joy, Ive spent a fortune on her, and for this to happen has gutted me big time, but some how I'll do it.
Im glad to see your indicators are the right way up, if you look at mine they are upside down. When yours is sorted and up and running, send us a  pic, looks well.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Fluffle-Valve on February 11, 2016, 07:04:35 pm
Great Rebuild Thread. Good to see you are cracking on with it.

Soon be back on the road....
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on February 16, 2016, 09:40:58 pm
Cheers, got a deadline set for1st march now

Did a bit more work on the bulkhead. We decided in the end to go for a different approach and replace the whole door pillar up to the top of the curve. This was due to even though we got it 99% straight, there was still quite a dish in the middle.

Taking the replacement piece to work tomorrow to drill some holes in during panad break so we can puddle weld where it joins on to the flat face of the footwell as we dont have a spot welder. Did a bit of fettling tonight getting it ready to weld and its pretty much there now, offered up the door and its got a better panel gap than it did before which is a good start :)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gary.Dunford on February 19, 2016, 09:59:10 pm
That look really well, a decent strip down and a good re-build, Im hoping to do the same, just waiting STILL, for the Insurance, hopefully if they let me but it back game on, and let the games commence. I might do the same and put a stainless steel exhaust on too, as the back boxes dont last 10 seconds these days.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on February 21, 2016, 08:53:13 pm
More progress! Got the welding all finished on Friday so mnaged to paint up the bulkhead a bit. First painted red oxide and then gave a coat of blue to bits I wouldnt be able to get at later on (Under door hinges and behind the wing etc.) so they all get good protection

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/5BFAA4DB-CE23-4125-95F5-A7C4939B5BCD.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/5BFAA4DB-CE23-4125-95F5-A7C4939B5BCD.jpg.html)

I also found the time to fit my sunvisor

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/AC0A5105-D60B-4687-8911-2E8B77ACFD80.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/AC0A5105-D60B-4687-8911-2E8B77ACFD80.jpg.html)

The view from inside with it fitted (please excuse the wrong sprung - thats my brothers project, an ex Gulf War 1 90FFR)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/308CB7AD-2C62-40ED-BDD0-0405900FBCF9.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/308CB7AD-2C62-40ED-BDD0-0405900FBCF9.jpg.html)

I then got my drivers wing fitted. Only stopped as I ran out of bolts to go through and hold the bonnet stay bracket. I also had to take the headlight out again as i was on my own and found it easier for pushing bolts through. If you'll notice Ive dug my checker plate out, which may yet be going on due to both battered wing tops and my habit of putting stuff on the wing top.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/113231D2-7FF5-4C28-847E-873F314D3435.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/113231D2-7FF5-4C28-847E-873F314D3435.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/05CECB58-28F3-4585-AF2C-26F934542B2B.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/05CECB58-28F3-4585-AF2C-26F934542B2B.jpg.html)

Also had a play around with my new arial I got from maplins, i screwed my old arial wire into the bottom.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/7658C734-C171-4649-BC39-C0E641C25E1D.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/7658C734-C171-4649-BC39-C0E641C25E1D.jpg.html)

Extends quite high up so ideal for when camping, gets an awesome signal

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/D3BD6FBB-B651-4343-962C-97A197003FBA.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/D3BD6FBB-B651-4343-962C-97A197003FBA.jpg.html)

So thats as far as i got. tomorrow I'll fit the door and bonnet as well as refit my headlight. May even get the sill put on
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gary.Dunford on February 21, 2016, 11:59:52 pm
Thats really coming on well, cant be long till your Landy's back on the road. As for me, still playing the waiting game from insurers.  ???
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: rover88 on February 22, 2016, 10:54:06 am
that really is some stunning work, keep it up bdcing
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Nellieboy on February 22, 2016, 07:53:05 pm
looks good! lkebtn
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on February 22, 2016, 09:34:21 pm
Well did everything i set out to do tonight, got the door and the sill on. I was pleasantly suprised to find the door gaps are actually better than they were pre-accident and the door shuts much better now (albeit without a front bit of door seal). The sill needed a bit of fettling to get round the door pillar and the holes dont line up right with the replacement wing skin, bolted up as it is, it is too far inside the wing so looks like its been kicked in. To get around this I have clamped the sill flush with the wing skin and tomorrow I will drill up through the wing which will allow me to bolt it up in the correct location. Looks quite bad by the door but thats only because half of the seal is missing

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/B8885C20-9F1B-4398-866F-87B95DBD0CF8.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/B8885C20-9F1B-4398-866F-87B95DBD0CF8.jpg.html)

This image also shows the tub dent that needs pulling out

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/180F1E11-0FA0-4AA9-AB17-98D4D45D0E5D.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/180F1E11-0FA0-4AA9-AB17-98D4D45D0E5D.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/034DBF06-3E00-41B7-8256-CBA10BE61AB7.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/034DBF06-3E00-41B7-8256-CBA10BE61AB7.jpg.html)

Also re-fitted my headlamp

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/5F7FE604-9C30-4C1A-9F17-BBAA49C5375C.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/5F7FE604-9C30-4C1A-9F17-BBAA49C5375C.jpg.html)

and pulled the conduit through the wing ready for wiring up, probably tomorrow evening

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/90DE266A-D6A5-41F5-A5EA-AFC949BEBDBF.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/90DE266A-D6A5-41F5-A5EA-AFC949BEBDBF.jpg.html)

Found an issue with my replacement door in that the holes for the door top are half a hole out, i'll get around this by fiting the galv strip and drilling down through one of the holes to open it out enough to fit the door top. This I hope to do tomorrow as well as do some wiring and sort out the sill.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: 94mharris on February 23, 2016, 10:48:44 am
Looking very smart! Great work :)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gary.Dunford on February 23, 2016, 02:06:24 pm
Absolutely superb job, thats going to look mint when its done, at the moment stillllllll waiting for insurers, think Im going to tell them Im not going through insurance, and re-build it my with a lot help from friends.    bdcing
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on February 23, 2016, 05:28:24 pm
Thats what i did pretty much. Told them im doing it all myself and the parts cost was less than my excess anyway
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gary.Dunford on February 24, 2016, 10:31:25 am
Ah right, thanks for the info, it looks like the whole body has moved, but wont find out til she is stripped down, in a way Im looking forward to this, but will be definitely needing to change the bulkhead, so will be on the hunt. Went to the garage yesterday and sat in her and fired her up, and she started up straight away, just wanted to take her home.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on February 24, 2016, 11:20:05 pm
Progress progress progress:

Got all of my electrics working once more :)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/326CC01A-728D-484D-BEBB-D3563072DF15.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/326CC01A-728D-484D-BEBB-D3563072DF15.jpg.html)

My spots are adequate shall we say

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/9622D46E-2D53-43FA-BD61-0BCB2435F301.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/9622D46E-2D53-43FA-BD61-0BCB2435F301.jpg.html)

got my bonnet on too,

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/E0FB5300-73E5-4941-870C-673AB14C43C7.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/E0FB5300-73E5-4941-870C-673AB14C43C7.jpg.html)

I need to do some adjustment to the panel gap between the bonnet and wing top as there is quite a gap there.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/FA69C0F7-BBD0-4C08-87C1-79ED85EE78ED.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/FA69C0F7-BBD0-4C08-87C1-79ED85EE78ED.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/663F71BE-3D50-46F3-A064-0E667D815A12.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/663F71BE-3D50-46F3-A064-0E667D815A12.jpg.html)

My door top's on now too
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/08D00053-31E1-4C31-9F4F-3E08B20D6858.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/08D00053-31E1-4C31-9F4F-3E08B20D6858.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/26553B85-5F68-44F6-AACB-D947D9CE34CC.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/26553B85-5F68-44F6-AACB-D947D9CE34CC.jpg.html)

For anyone wondering, the wheel carrier on the bonnet is one off aan ex moD 110, an easier thing to use than the series one i reckon.

Jobs to do now:

Adust panel gap,
Tidy up wiring in engine bay,
fit mudshield brackets,
Investigate why alternator isnt charging and charge light isnt wiring up (suspect the plug at the alternator is loose)
fit checkerplate to wing tops
Fit arial
Fit front mudflaps
Paint

(Not strictly in that order though haha)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on February 25, 2016, 09:51:25 pm
Didnt get round to much tonight in the end but did manage to finish tidying up the wirng in the engine bay, only need a couple of P-clips to support the main conduit run on the drivers wing.

Tomorrow evening may be a bit of a marathon event as I'll borrow a few bits. Jobs I shall hopefully get done:

Adjust wing height,
Fit mudshield brackets (swap over from my old wings)
Fit door seals with sikaflex (sticks like shit to a shovel, works extremely well, used on all other door seals to great success)
fit the door stay and my door card
Sort out my arial
Bolt in mudflaps
Fit the NS sidelight properly

And if all that gets done reasonably handy then I may crack open the white undercoat and give everything a coat of that to see how she looks. Will be a good even base for the blue then too which may go on over the weekend
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: blenky on February 25, 2016, 10:05:45 pm
going well. how have you found the bulkhead to tub fitment. Im on with my panel/door fitment and my bulkhead on the drivers side was out buy about 15 mm at the top which made the door a tight fit so ive got a big ratchet strap on it at the min with all the bolts loose. liking you build keep up the good work.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on February 25, 2016, 10:17:44 pm
Ive never taken my bulkhead off so just worked using my new door as a datum. fitted my upper hinge and the door lock to the door and hung it. Using that I positioned the new door pillar and tacked it. Took the door off to properly weld it but kept offering it up everyso often to see how it is and it is now exactly how it was before the accident

When originally rebuilding it about 3 years back I did find my bulkhead to be out by about half an inch measuring between the tub and bulkhead, but left it as the panel gaps looked decent (slightly tight on one side by the door top but door closes okay) and everything fitted well, if it aint broke and all that
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Big Rich on February 26, 2016, 04:37:05 pm
Its looking good sam.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gossamer on February 26, 2016, 08:15:37 pm
 lkebtn lkebtn
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 03, 2016, 10:55:06 am
Got all of the replacement panels in undercoat last night in preparation for the blue to go on (possibly tonight).
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/3B83FD7D-C90C-4786-AB51-145A5273D12A.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/3B83FD7D-C90C-4786-AB51-145A5273D12A.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/35EECA69-8A26-4A97-BE4B-1CE2308C73BD.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/35EECA69-8A26-4A97-BE4B-1CE2308C73BD.jpg.html)

Jobs left to do Paint,
Mudshield brackets
Checker plate
Door seal
Ariel
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gossamer on March 03, 2016, 11:13:42 am
Is the temperature ok for painting?

Just wondered.

Have fun

 :Dancing-Chilli1group:
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 03, 2016, 12:12:09 pm
Well it dried  ::)

I actually have a fan heater in there which i put on a while before starting anything so it gets warm enough to paint with :) Not too cold up here either luckily
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 03, 2016, 08:33:13 pm
A little clip showing the new exhaust
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/th_648A405B-82DA-4BBF-AB9D-C8037C0E4268.mp4) (http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/648A405B-82DA-4BBF-AB9D-C8037C0E4268.mp4)

Got my blue paint on tonight :)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12801258_810056359104692_1061018217830751145_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12801258_810056359104692_1061018217830751145_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12821368_810056322438029_8802982750006528901_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12821368_810056322438029_8802982750006528901_n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: 94mharris on March 03, 2016, 09:28:07 pm
Looks stunning! Sounds pretty darn good as well :D
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 03, 2016, 09:44:28 pm
She does have a bit of a drip coming from the sump gasket but ill sort that out later as its not bad at the minute.

Going to book an MoT for next Saturday :)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: 94mharris on March 03, 2016, 09:57:44 pm
Best of luck  lkebtn :D
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: blenky on March 03, 2016, 10:37:07 pm
Looking great.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Zuma on March 04, 2016, 02:26:00 am
Spray, roller or brush? Looks good whichever way.
 lkebtn
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gossamer on March 04, 2016, 01:25:15 pm
Splendid!
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 08, 2016, 10:12:46 pm
MoT booked for Saturday morning 10AM. Need to get much arsedness to finish the odd jobs before then.

Bolted my mudflaps on tonight and bolted up the wing to the chassis upright plate thingy that goes to the bulkhead. Also hopefully sorted out the leaky sump through nipping up the sump bolts a bit more than they should be. (A quick fix I know but I have a new gasket which ill sort out when i do an oil change.

Only really need to put my door seal on now as well as fit the brackets to take the mudshields before checkerplate.

Larger job is to lift the wing slightly to close the gap between bonnet and wingtop which is rather large.

Zuma, the paint has been rollered on and it looks much better in photographs than real life but its not a bad finish nonetheless  :)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 08, 2016, 10:53:17 pm
Also I may have just purchased a complete catflap and side opening tailgate for 20  whstle
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: B20wnx on March 09, 2016, 09:03:31 pm
Bluddy marvellous and in double quick time  sh1
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gossamer on March 09, 2016, 09:05:30 pm
ood luck with the MOT.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 12, 2016, 03:38:38 pm
Passed with a clean sheet :)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Fluffle-Valve on March 12, 2016, 06:56:20 pm
Passed with a clean sheet :)
Banana whoo Well done.

T'is a great feeling when you get that pass cert.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Viamphie on March 12, 2016, 07:00:53 pm
Excellent News. Congratulations. I bet you have a very wide grin on your face
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: 2 hammers on March 12, 2016, 07:21:23 pm
So I hope you have been out playing and smiling all day long! Hope to see you at the beach.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: B20wnx on March 12, 2016, 10:35:15 pm
Good work gets good results, well done Sam, now please try to avoid tractors
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 13, 2016, 12:02:43 am
Cheers for the comments :)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12421842_814527541990907_225830477_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12421842_814527541990907_225830477_n.jpg.html)

I would have gone for more of a spin but retired to put my checker plate on to hide my beaten up wing tops  whstle

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12527864_814527501990911_1586734886_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12527864_814527501990911_1586734886_n.jpg.html)

Also if anyone's on Anglesey, the garage in my picture above is very series friendly. He deals in parts too quite cheap.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Land Raver on March 13, 2016, 10:15:00 pm
Well done - glad she's back on the road.

Pleased for you.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 29, 2016, 09:05:55 pm
Had a good bank holiday weekend with the old landy, took her to the garage on Saturday morning to sort out the tracking which was out very slightly and is now spot on, its lovely driving with a centralised steering wheel again! Took it for a spin then with my mates in the back, did about 20 miles in it. Here its at the Holyhead breakwater park, an old quarry/ brickworks.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12910125_826479864129008_1410090954_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12910125_826479864129008_1410090954_n.jpg.html)

Monday was better weather so took it for a spin round the southern part of the island, here its at Cable Bay, which is between Aberffraw and Rhosneigr

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12899682_826479940795667_180276011_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12899682_826479940795667_180276011_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12884438_826479917462336_1880769374_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12884438_826479917462336_1880769374_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12910632_826479900795671_342982082_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12910632_826479900795671_342982082_n.jpg.html)

After that I continued on the road up to Newborough and went for a walk up to Ynys Llandwyn

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12895424_826479954128999_2037603599_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12895424_826479954128999_2037603599_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12910336_826479964128998_1517125958_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12910336_826479964128998_1517125958_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12900082_826480104128984_329961405_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12900082_826480104128984_329961405_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12910314_826479980795663_1465103883_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12910314_826479980795663_1465103883_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12571300_826480017462326_545809993_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12571300_826480017462326_545809993_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12910185_826480040795657_686997069_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12910185_826480040795657_686997069_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12910162_826480087462319_558044804_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12910162_826480087462319_558044804_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12910408_826480067462321_189656358_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12910408_826480067462321_189656358_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12935410_826480007462327_2099777228_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12935410_826480007462327_2099777228_n.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: B20wnx on March 29, 2016, 09:08:47 pm
 lkebtn
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gossamer on March 29, 2016, 10:41:49 pm
 lkebtn whoo
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on April 04, 2016, 10:10:02 pm
Been having a bit of experimentation this weekend

Yes the supports are a bit prehistoric in nature but theyre only there for me to get the height to make proper ones

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/12936513_827987347311593_6731027739769350095_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/12936513_827987347311593_6731027739769350095_n.jpg.html)

Also fitted my handbrake gaiter properly (its a leather one), already these gaiters have paid for themselves as they last more than a month without splitting and fixed my radio where the crimps had come apart so now have 2 speakers again  ;D

Had a couple of issues last week too, my speedo started behaving erratically coming home along the A55, it was slowing down as i sped up and sped up as i slowed down and when i dipped the clutch the needle shot up. This was traced to a loose output flange nut which had sheared its split pin. This was fixed and problem solved, also solved my issue with struggling to get in reverse and theres no clunk anymore

Also when it got very hot after her run, the oil pressure light started to flicker on idle, this was remedied with filling with more oil as it was below the normal mark. Pressure wasnt too low either, checked on the gauge and was reading fine
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Big Rich on April 05, 2016, 10:32:22 pm
Sam. Ive just bought a set of the leather gators. Did you just stick them straight on or did you strengthen them beforehand?
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on April 05, 2016, 10:46:09 pm
I stuck them straight on with no issues, they seem pliable enough. Only thing i did to them though was to put holes in the handbrake one so it gets held properly with the retaining plate. I didnt use the main gear lever one in the end although may do later on
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Big Rich on April 05, 2016, 11:00:25 pm
Cool. Was thinking of using the remains of the rubber ones to shore up where the plates attach and at the top around the hi-low range lever. I cant for the life of me figure out how the main gearlever one attaches. Might just stick it over the rubber one and see how it looks.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on April 11, 2016, 08:48:37 pm
Pleased to report the first long journey in her since the accident went like a dream. Cruising 60-65 on the dual carriageway, returned 24mpg going down and 27 on the way back up. When I was cruising along at a slower speed of 55 -60 on the way back, the fuel gauge needle hardly moved for about 30 miles so either theres a bit of shit causing it to stick or it actually isnt using much fuel,anyway who runs these things for economy?

Had a brilliant weekend at shell island anyway and pleased with how she ran
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gary.Dunford on July 30, 2016, 12:13:04 pm
Thats looking mint, cracking job, and some ace looking pics too, things are a little slower at this end due too pennies and time, you know, the usual stuff.   tlt
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on August 02, 2016, 11:16:10 pm
Its still undergoing work, got new parabolics on order from gb springs which will go on before LATP.

You know how it is though, once ive had it running fine the arsedness level to do work to it drops to a minimum.

Its getting time for a fuel filter change and air cleaner cleaning though.

Also thanks to Robin (RMS) Ive sourced an 88" carawagon awning which im hopin to fit at leafers!
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gary.Dunford on August 03, 2016, 08:57:50 am
Sounds like its really coming on, keep putting the pics up, as we all like to see the progress, mines a slow rebuild at the moment due to work, also, have to change the back axle, due to a nice hole appearing, but battling on slowly.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on August 14, 2016, 10:03:44 pm
Made a start today on the offside rear spring which was the worst for sagging and making fuynny noises when going around corners, all the bushes have completely gone, the chassis bush came out no bother when we cut it and collapsed it but the new one was tight to go in. Haven't got a completed pic yet but I've got a few here to show you what I've been up to, I'll do more of a step by step one when I do the next spring.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/Mobile%20Uploads/image_2.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_2.jpeg.html)

The new bush drawn into the chassis
(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/Mobile%20Uploads/image_3.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_3.jpeg.html)

The new spring

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/Mobile%20Uploads/image_4.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_4.jpeg.html)

Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: 2 hammers on August 15, 2016, 12:31:22 pm
Well as you are coming over t'pit will leave the keys and you can and put my new paras on as I'm heading sort of your way. wlse
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on August 15, 2016, 08:59:00 pm
Set up for doing the pre-load on the bushes. Just doing the one spring has resulted in sorting out my lean (was 3" down on the drivers side, just got the other 3 to do now

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/Mobile%20Uploads/image_5.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_5.jpeg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/Mobile%20Uploads/image_6.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_6.jpeg.html)

Now all the toolings sorted the next few will hopefully be a little quicker coming apart.

2Hammers, Whereabouts are you heading mate?
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on November 09, 2016, 09:10:32 pm
I can report that after a couple of months the parashave settled in well and there has been a vast improvement over the old ones, can even carry a decent load on the roof now AND still make it round corners without comical body roll! So hats off to GB springs!

I have decided that I am actually finally going to finish my restoration proper after a few years, starting with the arse end which my granddad smacked into a pillar years back, its started to crack the tub and the galv cappng at the corner needs replacing. Also need to sort my front wings out as they vibrate quite badly due to a couple of cracks.

As always picks to come when I eventually get round to it

Oh also, been having fun and games with my handbrake which has now been replaced (Had issues with thedrum not going over the new shoes)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 01, 2016, 11:16:26 pm
Been fiddling with the brake servo tonight, the one that was on it had the pushrod come loose so it was doing funny things to the pedal (pedal was jammed solid to the topand brakes started binding), pulled brake toweroff and swapped servo for a new one and all is good again

I have also got around to finally properly fitting my 100 aeroparts winch which Im happy with, I just have to fabup some drive shaft support brackets. I have had it working by winding it with an electric drill and I can report it runs nice (if a little noisy due to still being on the origina bearings, replacing them is a job for when I can afford new ones) The number plate is a little in the way but I'll sort that when I fit the new number plates.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/15136011_990211427755850_6574686787540877827_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/15136011_990211427755850_6574686787540877827_n.jpg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/15107277_990211504422509_248217557653447178_n.jpg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/15107277_990211504422509_248217557653447178_n.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Big Rich on December 02, 2016, 12:04:24 am
Capstans are cool
(http://i483.photobucket.com/albums/rr191/Richardbaird/6ED84593-B992-497C-A61C-C805F94BA4C5_zpsezmlf897.jpg) (http://s483.photobucket.com/user/Richardbaird/media/6ED84593-B992-497C-A61C-C805F94BA4C5_zpsezmlf897.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 01, 2017, 12:01:26 am
Ive been tempted to go to the dark side of engine conversions, yes I'm going Rover v8. Managed to acquire a cheap v8 which I shall rebuild later in the year (picking it up on the way to Weirdale) ;D

Quick question to anyone who's fitted one to a series, does the crank pulley line up roughly with the hole in the bumper? Or how far out is it?
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Zuma on March 01, 2017, 05:41:17 am
A cheap V8 is one thing, a source of cheap petrol is another. Or are you thinking of relocating yourself and your Rover to the USA in one of the states where petrol is cheap?
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Puddlejumper on March 01, 2017, 08:51:48 am
Zumba, you are correct, they do like a bit of petrol BUT driven sensibly mine gives around the same mpg as my old 2 1/4 petrol but much easier to drive. It really depends on how far you travel & how often you use it, wouldn't change mine for the world.....I love it whoo
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Big-chris on March 01, 2017, 12:04:36 pm
And may I ask Mr Puddlejumper sir, at what percentage would you consider you drive your fine V8 wagon  5xif in a sensible manner  whstle

Go for it Sam, V8's are the future  5xif 5xif 5xif 5xif
 lkebtn
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: romahomepete on March 01, 2017, 12:40:33 pm
Chris, them Gordies have a different understanding os sensible driving to us Yorkshirement

Peter
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 01, 2017, 05:18:15 pm
Concerning mpg, the diesel thats in it is only returning about 26mpg and it struggles around the hilly areas which in North Wales is a lot.

I also dont do that many miles seeing as i live less than a mile from work so cant justify a tdi (which i dont like anyway).

The engine im getting needs new bearings (which i would do anyway on any engine i get) but when it was in a series 3 88" with overdrive it was getting 22-24mpg on a run. The drop isnt much and as i dont do many miles i wont notice the difference (my excuse anyway!)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: hippydave on March 01, 2017, 08:25:14 pm
hhhhhmmmmmm V8 burble Rock
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Puddlejumper on March 01, 2017, 08:48:40 pm
And may I ask Mr Puddlejumper sir, at what percentage would you consider you drive your fine V8 wagon  5xif in a sensible manner

Almost always😂😂😂

I sit at T junctions blipping the throttle just wasting petrol & listening to it, it's even better now it's topless

There is no finer sound or way to go in a series whoo
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Lo-Fi on March 04, 2017, 12:21:03 am
Another thumbs up for the V8. My 109 was a 2.25 petrol originally, then when that died I did the "sensible" thing and converted to a little turbo diesel. I hated it with such a passion I hardly drove her for three years... One V8 conversion later and I now take her out for a spin just because it never fails to make me smile. That noise, the endless, effortless torque, the pops, bangs and odd flame on over-run... Priceless. Yeah, it's a bit thirsty if you use the loud pedal lots, but you pay for your pleasures!

Beautiful work and a lovely thread, by the way. Shout of I can help with any conversion pointers. Going carbs or efi?

/Ian
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 05, 2017, 06:05:26 pm
Cheers guys,

This weekend I have mostly been prepping and checking over for the MoT next Saturday morning.

Adjusted both front wheel bearings and checked all the brake adjustment
Fitted a new lift pump
Swapped the lower steering relay seal
Greased all the track rod ends, prop shafts and brake pipes
Painted the chassis

Tomorrow I'm hoping to put a paint on the front panel and a couple of rusty bits on the bulkhead (being parked outside the boatyard where I work doesn't do wonders for steel!)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/image_4.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/image_4.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 14, 2017, 01:02:09 pm
Once again she has passed her MoT with a clean sheet, no advisories :)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Fluffle-Valve on March 15, 2017, 10:48:04 pm
Brilliant. Great feeling, ain't it?
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Land Raver on March 18, 2017, 05:45:14 pm
Well done, happy days
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gossamer on March 19, 2017, 09:52:35 am
Well done.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on April 03, 2017, 07:34:51 pm
Feels like driving a new car now. "Borrowed" my brothers cubby box to fit in the series for extra storage and elbow rest on long trips as well as replaced the rubber stop that fits behind the drivers seat back as the old one had split and gone AWOL meaning I was always driving with the seat lopsided which as can be imagined was not doing any wonders to my spine on a trip longer than 10miles. Much nicer to drive now, back feels much better supported.

The main result was the installation of new injectors which has made a large difference. Torque and power has improved somewhat and its much smoother at idle and quieter at 55-60 (before at these speeds I was getting a bit of diesel knock). I hope to put the old injectors on my tester and see how far out of kilter they were
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on May 21, 2017, 07:44:48 pm
Managed to test the awning out in action this weekend at shell,the material obtained from a certain mr Counter Rivet of this parish stood up marvelously to the rain saturday morning.

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/image_12.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/image_12.jpeg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/image_18.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/image_18.jpeg.html)

(http://i1126.photobucket.com/albums/l606/110samec/image_16.jpeg) (http://s1126.photobucket.com/user/110samec/media/image_16.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on August 15, 2017, 06:44:11 pm
Change of plan with the front end, friend of mine had a spare grill which was donated to Margaret,

Also isn't photobucket annoying(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170815/356c39bb01da9790b75d83bada910310.jpg)

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Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gossamer on August 15, 2017, 07:32:54 pm
Looking tidy, Sam.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on August 27, 2017, 06:12:34 pm
All set up at leafers
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Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on October 15, 2017, 01:57:24 pm
Had a pleasant afternoon yesterday making up window blinds for the 88". The other picture is an old one I took showing the basic idea for the camp bed(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171015/f246f1f83e2025d32dbb4bdfb0f7a554.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171015/61a306f35bf2c1b1f5cb21a687cf1c53.jpg)

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Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Fluffle-Valve on December 08, 2017, 07:58:35 pm
Do you not find that camp bed a bit hard?
I had one ages back and only ever used it for one weekend. Never again have I used it as I couldn't get to sleep on it.
I now use a Fishing type camp bed with a bit of suspension in it. Much more comfortable.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 09, 2017, 04:08:09 pm
Not at all, been using it for years in tents. I do put a thick sleeping bag on top of it to act as a mattress though
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 09, 2017, 04:13:46 pm
No, but then I'm used to being on the floor in a tent. I do put a sleeping back on top as a mattress though.

Been swapping starter motors this week as my 2.25 one is pretty useless so put a TDI one on instead, far better


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Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gossamer on December 10, 2017, 08:04:28 pm
I put rolly mats on my campbeds, it stops the cold strike from benaeth and make things a bit softer on my pointy hips.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 14, 2017, 04:23:05 pm
Couple of pictures courtesy of Simon taken at Viamfire last month and another showing the 9x9 village that sprung up with Gossamer's two and my excellently modified 9x9 with skylight(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171214/76a43e0b5403537571a61dc7e9fa9fcf.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171214/c7c2fc7259b3efd6d9b1f6a23dc13764.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171214/7b9eef65ceeaee7f313fa1da503e9611.jpg)

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Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Fluffle-Valve on December 14, 2017, 07:03:11 pm
Have you broke the forum or something.
The photo's/post is all over the place?
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 14, 2017, 07:58:04 pm
Looks fine to me? Found the camping pics on my tablet and uploaded with Tapatalk. The post before was trying out with imgur
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Fluffle-Valve on December 14, 2017, 10:02:02 pm
Looking back, it's the pics before that have thrown the set out. I'm having to scroll across a whole page to see stuff now.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on December 14, 2017, 10:34:09 pm
Looking back, it's the pics before that have thrown the set out. I'm having to scroll across a whole page to see stuff now.
Should be sorted now, re-uploaded the previous post so everything should be the same now

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Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Fluffle-Valve on December 17, 2017, 08:47:03 pm
Looking back, it's the pics before that have thrown the set out. I'm having to scroll across a whole page to see stuff now.
Should be sorted now, re-uploaded the previous post so everything should be the same now

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All sorted now matey.
  Mbrns
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 13, 2018, 10:46:36 am
Another year gone by and another MoT passed(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180313/128aa9948b307c3574750af0d214d645.jpg)

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Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on April 23, 2019, 09:50:49 pm
Having had a menderising trip to Gossamers the weekend I decided to stick the roof rack back on ready for camping this weekend. First time it's been on since the Poland trip last year. Oh, plus O have wolf door tops now which are great! Even better since I swapped the rotten old felt for proper window channel(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190423/0a6e95dfc6b3f9285b1ef8f93f982872.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190423/784442b1934349114cb757a34c902bfb.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190423/a18ac8a1489cbfcf8c02240c3d66c266.jpg)

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Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Gossamer on April 23, 2019, 09:55:39 pm
Looks good, Sam.

Ta for your help this weekend.

Plenty of Bovril and Sherry (Substitute) left.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on May 11, 2019, 07:25:53 pm
Done quite a bit today, got round to a few jobs that's been bugging me for a while. First off did a painting and got the blue out to do the green door tops and a few other bits that were looking a bit tatty.

Next I fitted a new gas ram to my rear door as the old one had been out of gas for years so a moderate gust would close the door which was annoying to say the least! It's a range rover classic tailgate strut

Finally I got around to replacing the carpets with some rubber checker plate sheet stuff I got cheap from Amazon, had enough for the load bed, the front floor panels and a bit left over for my tool box(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/18f3f41a27c36088f2071d974f84d7b1.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/522692d14fee561a8527ee3bb2bfa3bc.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/bf1fc40a17542b9b90620c1967412a9f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/87d95bf62315b8ded1cd05514f774781.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/2bfa19caf4d103b93aeced73b8804dac.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/e6685537e416ae71a8e21a13af8e7fa0.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/3349035f194678f31a238a8637b86a3d.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190511/f11b8ee679fcb743e34b7693bc6872ae.jpg)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Country_est on May 12, 2019, 08:40:01 pm
Looking good there Sam. Will have to have a look at the door ram the next time I see you and check out if it's a thing I might be able to do to mine

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Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on May 24, 2019, 10:09:45 am
As some of you who have been to the same events I have know, the 88" has always been a bit of a pig to start from cold with slow cranking. swapped the old starter for an old TDI starter from our old disco (not ideal but was an improvement), up until a month ago it's been fine vAnyway, I swapped the starter today as that was the issue
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on May 24, 2019, 10:10:28 am
Here's a couple of pics(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190524/ecb682bb03078660d1f7b3381a25844b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190524/c2a0932c0f009e485563ef6f3e0254fc.jpg)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Fluffle-Valve on May 27, 2019, 07:51:37 am
Am I right in thinking/remembering that you were going to go with a V8 at some point?
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on May 27, 2019, 04:02:56 pm
Am I right in thinking/remembering that you were going to go with a V8 at some point?
I was considering it for a while but I've changed how I use it now really and V8 just wouldn't work for me with this with what I do with it.

The V8 will be the next land rover!
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on July 13, 2019, 08:09:39 pm
Popped across to Viamphie"s to lend a hand with menderising Gossamer's 88" (Mr Godfrey)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190713/1df597f983fc87f44547661055e07030.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190713/a6e5a57427165079c40af21c3047fe48.jpg)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on July 14, 2019, 07:51:47 pm
Got home from Viamphie acres and my ignition switch decided it didn't agree with life.
Fortunately I have a spare in the stash of bits that may come in useful one day I put in about 6 years ago(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190714/7dc0f380faa706ec8b2b6be675a27e00.jpg)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on August 14, 2019, 03:06:59 pm
Picture from down the road a couple of weeks back (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190814/a580ecfb2536862df77121c265add472.jpg)
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on January 01, 2020, 05:49:26 pm
Had a moment of madness and thought I'd clear out inside the 88. It's been a little neglected lately so I'd like to do more with it this year(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200101/77ed7694ff5f03e2f7ceb58c97717a71.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200101/563d4df22a89114d3000f01ef8cfd97f.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200101/ad4bd34ee901c6db283e5a4501392508.jpg)

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Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Fluffle-Valve on March 23, 2020, 07:37:29 pm
I think you'll only be doing more with it locally.
With the present virus flowing about, all the shows and rallies are cancelled.
Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on March 23, 2020, 07:51:15 pm
I think you'll only be doing more with it locally.
With the present virus flowing about, all the shows and rallies are cancelled.
Still more than I did last year. Need to get the output shaft to stop leaking oil then its alright to go again. Want to make a proper tool for the seal out of nylon first, just having a lack of arsedness whilst waiting on what's going on with work and being diabetic in the current crisis

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Title: Re: Margaret's Rebuild (Round 2)
Post by: Samc88 on April 20, 2020, 07:41:15 pm
Started on my front speaker box/ shelf today. Made a plug which will be used to make a fibreglass mould (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200420/669feac22ef95c2dca6191b352efa0f1.jpg)

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