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Title: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on April 11, 2016, 10:47:18 pm
Hey up,
This will be mainly be a travels and camping thread as I`ve done a full build thread on ollr : http://ollr.createaforum.com/members'-motors/1962-2a-109'/.

so here a few pics for you.

This was her when I first got her home.
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East Yorkshire Wolds headed to the parents
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(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/Eskvalleyboy/WP_20160407_001_zpsorifhaxp.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Eskvalleyboy/media/WP_20160407_001_zpsorifhaxp.jpg.html)

Leafers at the beach.
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(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/Eskvalleyboy/WP_20160409_009_zpsoowgipc2.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Eskvalleyboy/media/WP_20160409_009_zpsoowgipc2.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/Eskvalleyboy/WP_20160410_001_zpsyi43memn.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Eskvalleyboy/media/WP_20160410_001_zpsyi43memn.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/Eskvalleyboy/WP_20160410_008_zpslurdpkq5.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Eskvalleyboy/media/WP_20160410_008_zpslurdpkq5.jpg.html)

Cheers Chris

Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Samc88 on April 11, 2016, 11:10:52 pm
Good putting a face to the name Chris on the weekend

Also, whats your tent? Looks interesting
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on April 12, 2016, 10:35:09 pm
Yeah you too mate, and everyone who was there, it was a great laugh and I`ll definitely be going to a few more meet ups. The tent I brought off Gossamer of this parish, the one thing that this camping trip has shown me is that I didn't have enough space to do everything comfortably. It`s a military command tent made for the army to fit onto the back of FFRs / Carawagons etc ( Correct me if I`m wrong Gossamer )

anyway summers here people, door tops off..

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/Eskvalleyboy/WP_20160411_004_zpsrfyj83e8.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Eskvalleyboy/media/WP_20160411_004_zpsrfyj83e8.jpg.html)

actually clearing the truck out on monday after getting back.

Regards Chris

 
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: B20wnx on April 12, 2016, 11:21:27 pm
Nice motor Chris. Look forward to meeting you at another event
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Zuma on April 13, 2016, 05:14:13 am
That's a nice looking truck and anything connected to railroads (railways) works for me.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on April 13, 2016, 06:52:26 am
Thanks guys,

B20wnx, definitely it`s always good to put a face to a name.

Zuma, Thanks bud, and " anything connected to railroads (railways) works for me. " ok....

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/Eskvalleyboy/WP_20151026_003_zpspkvd6rez.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Eskvalleyboy/media/WP_20151026_003_zpspkvd6rez.jpg.html)

This was a couple of months back at work......

Cheers Chris
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: 1960SeriesII on April 13, 2016, 07:44:02 am
Lovely truck and a string of great photos - keep up the good work RCK
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: cowmop on April 13, 2016, 08:12:41 am
Great in red.
Nice to meet you at weekend.
Martin
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on April 13, 2016, 02:52:31 pm
Cheers bud, are still coming over in September?
You too Martin, I like the look of your shorty.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: 1960SeriesII on April 14, 2016, 07:48:32 am
Not sure if the question was directed at me, but no, my plans to come over for LATP in August were postponed till next year hsscd
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on April 14, 2016, 09:12:32 pm
Yes it was directed at you and thats a bugger that you and your crowd can`t come, next time fella
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: 1960SeriesII on April 15, 2016, 10:15:54 am
We'll come next year, this year was postponed as our "running mate" with a Minerva decided his money needs to be invested into a Mini that he'd been trying to buy for 7 years, but next year he's coming with us or we're doing the trip alone. Well, with two kids, two dogs, Facebook tracking your location and NSA listening in to your phone calls you're never alone nowadays anyway sh1
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on May 30, 2016, 04:30:39 pm
Hello you lot, I hope everyone is keeping well,

well I`ve added a few things to the old girl some have a purpose, others are there purely for the "why the hell not" reasons, so first up.

I`ve built a rear step because I wasn't happy with anything on the market and I like making stuff so.

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/Eskvalleyboy/WP_20160414_001_zpsfjqf9eze.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Eskvalleyboy/media/WP_20160414_001_zpsfjqf9eze.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/Eskvalleyboy/WP_20160414_002_zpsznjmuqtd.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Eskvalleyboy/media/WP_20160414_002_zpsznjmuqtd.jpg.html)

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/Eskvalleyboy/WP_20160515_001_zps0k2968sb.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Eskvalleyboy/media/WP_20160515_001_zps0k2968sb.jpg.html)

and the second thing is this spot lamp which was going to become the reversing lamp but the plan changed, but I still quite like so this seemed like the best place.

(http://i1281.photobucket.com/albums/a508/Eskvalleyboy/WP_20160530_001_zpsfg8pirpw.jpg) (http://s1281.photobucket.com/user/Eskvalleyboy/media/WP_20160530_001_zpsfg8pirpw.jpg.html)

and it`s not too obtrusive from the inside either.

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and finally I`m on the look out for some 7.50 x 16 road based tires something along the lines of michelin xzy`s but I can`t seem to find anything of that size in metric ( 195 x 85 x 16 ) or imperial, so if anyone knows of anything could you me a shout.

Many Regards Chris
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Samc88 on June 28, 2016, 10:41:05 pm
The Event AT tyres I have on mine are nice on the road. Grippy and pretty quiet. been getting low 30s for mpg figures with them up to 38psi all round
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Gossamer on June 29, 2016, 10:37:36 am
Does the step fir on the Dixon Bate slider?

If it folded up when not in use I may be interested in one for the boingy, it's a long way up!
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on July 10, 2016, 11:06:08 pm
Hey up, sorry its been a while, the laptop decided it was going to throw a wobbly and blow the hard drive to hell and back...... Bloody modernized piffle. Anyway I've got a phone that will get me on the tinterweb now so all is good.

Thanks Sam, I'll have look at them sounds good.

Hey up Matt, talk proper England man, failing that talk Yorkshire lad, from what I gather your asking if the step fits on the adjustable tow hitch slider ?, if that's so then yes it does and mine is a fixed one but I see no reason why it couldn't fold.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on April 08, 2017, 06:51:40 pm
Hey up, apologies for not being on here for a while, life and all that you know how it is...

ermm yeah so broke her, fixed her, broke her again, went to the pub drowned our sorrows in dark mild and fixed her again

no seriously we`ve replaced the 3rd/4th sycro ring as it was ridiculously worn, we blew the rear diff up near Lincoln so took the rear prop off, drove back up home and replaced it with a borrowed one, turns out all the crown wheel studs had sheared.
We`ve recently fitted a pair of diffs out of a early disco which has improved her cruising capabilities a lot she`ll cruise easily at 60mph now with some to spare, found it works well with the overdrive as well.

also I`ve fitted a set of parabolics and long shocks which has improved the ride no end.

We`ve been camping to the Lakes in the back end of last year, we went to the Dales in the middle of storm stella (good idea that was) good fun though.

Cheers Chris.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Gossamer on April 08, 2017, 07:52:31 pm
See you at Shell with your sexy 9x9!
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on April 09, 2017, 08:11:01 pm
I'll bring a 🎾 for my four legged friend  dgs  wlse
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Gossamer on April 09, 2017, 08:23:41 pm
Minerva will like that. Ta.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on May 28, 2017, 10:24:17 pm
Ok so we had a great time a shell island, can`t wait for next year and hopefully I`ll have my trailer restored by then so we can bring a fire pit and wood.
however we have a problem in that the gearbox threw a wobbly just north of Wrexham on the way back home, 3rd and 4th gear sound like there about to go into orbit so we nursed her back over the peaks and moors with second gear but she got us home and I cant ask any more of 50+ year old truck really.

so do I get the box and strip it or do I find a replacement box ?

Cheers Chris
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Horace109 on May 29, 2017, 08:14:21 am
Now I'm not an engineer...

.. but I'd say it's got to be better to strip one gearbox done, go through it properly and then re-build.

That way in the long run, you know everything is O.K. because you've done it properly.

Does that make sense?  I'd not have the confidence to open up a L/R gearbox, but I think most 2ndhand boxes will have a life-time's wear in them now.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on May 29, 2017, 08:20:23 am
I think thats the way I'm going to go to be honest as I know the majority of this box is ok, I'll be dropping it out some time this coming week. Looks like it will be kitchen floor engineering again, the misses will be  chpr FRSsml WHTF finger......etc.. Wish me luck
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Samc88 on May 29, 2017, 12:21:05 pm
What I did was rebuild a spare gearbox and swap that straight in
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on May 29, 2017, 12:24:30 pm
May just see if I can get another box and do the same as you then Sam, at least I can keep her mobile if I need to.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on September 05, 2017, 08:06:02 pm
Hello folks, it`s been a while again.
we had a great time at leafer`s and we head back North to Cumberland via the Forest of Bowland and camped for one night, my dads family came from Milliom in South Cumberland also that`s were my Granddad is buried so we thought we`d pop over and say hello.
We then headed up to Kendal and camped just up the road until Saturday morning when we headed across to Masham and met up with the Series 2 club on their run to Whitby which was quite convenient for getting home.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4422/36303550183_0bde011193_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Xj2bF2)20170829_083230 (https://flic.kr/p/Xj2bF2) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

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The impromptu pole bag repair thanks to Gossamer made it to the lakes

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(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4412/36719594280_3118d0f337_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/XWMw67)20170830_151251 (https://flic.kr/p/XWMw67) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4406/36303559363_35f5e4eeb7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Xj2epi)20170831_135917 (https://flic.kr/p/Xj2epi) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

At the lakeland motoring museum

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Cheers Folks.



 
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Gossamer on September 06, 2017, 08:26:54 am
Welcome home, Chris.

Photo bucket rides again.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on September 06, 2017, 10:11:14 am
FFS, they were ok last night when I post it bloody thing...
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on September 07, 2017, 10:01:44 pm
(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4209/35131834586_c956eb17b2_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/VwtQrY)20170530_152034 (https://flic.kr/p/VwtQrY) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Horace109 on September 08, 2017, 08:40:37 am
Handsome Landy.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on September 09, 2017, 08:18:01 am
Thanks Fella.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on November 02, 2017, 04:22:21 pm
Not much happening on the Freda front, but I have made a start on restoring my trailer.
This started out as most thing do as a quick I`ll weld the body up and it`ll be fine, ermm nope the numerous layer`s of paint and underseal merely covered the rust and a crack across the chassis above the axle mount.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4504/38062353286_541f9e1e85_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ZZrvys)20171102_161113[1] (https://flic.kr/p/ZZrvys) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

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Now it`s all welded, cleaned up and as you can see in a coat of primer. all good fun.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on January 20, 2018, 01:45:33 pm
Well ey up, not much going on other than help Landylady aka Beth with her Series 3 "Brian" and accumulating bit to convert Freda into a Tdi at some point this year. oh and I`ve got the trailer back in one piece, hope everyone ok and bit late but Happy New Year  Celbrt
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on May 11, 2018, 03:19:09 pm
Hey up,

well freda became a tdi but then promptly spat her dummy out by destroying 3rd and 4th gear, so I`m thinking time to stop messing around and go down the lt77 route, so if anyone has any advice/experience to offer then please do.

hoping your all well.
Regards Chris.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Horace109 on May 12, 2018, 07:59:53 am
If you can find them - the stubby R380 fits neatly into a Series.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on May 12, 2018, 08:22:36 am
Cheers fella, I already have lt77 from a defender and a lt77 and lt230 transfer from the disco that Freda`s 200tdi came from,
hopfully I can mate the defender box to the disco transfer.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: lozzaboy on May 12, 2018, 04:16:24 pm
How good was ther original gearbox before it broke? Is it really worth going though all the hassle of changing mounts, prop shafts, handbrakes etc when the money could be spent to rebuild the original gearbox and drop it straight back in?
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on May 12, 2018, 10:12:00 pm
It was fully rebuild when I restored the truck, and this is fourth time she`s broke, last three times as a DI and this time as Tdi, each time I`ve rebuilt it myself on the kitchen floor as I`ve got no workshop nor facilities and cant afford to get it reconditioned professionally which is getting a bit silly now.

and modding chassis, props, brackets is fairly for me as a welder.

so after in fair bit of trawling forums, threads, blogs etc I`ve come to the decision that this set up will give me the longevity I need.
Again thoughts, ideas etc most welcome.
Regards Chris.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Lo-Fi on May 12, 2018, 11:40:29 pm
I've done it myself, it's quite a bit of work.

Even the disco transfer will be a bit short on 4.7 diffs. If you're not running 3.54 diffs (which don't give particularly nice low ratio), consider a 1.003:1 conversion kit. The ratio calculator on the Ashcroft site is a godsend. Other than that, any LT230 will mate to any five speed regardless of ratio. Beware of the spline wear issue, though. Early transfers didn't lubricate the splines on the input gear adequately, wearing the input gear and the output shaft of the main box. If not already fitted, get the upgraded cross drilled input gear, but the main box is quite possibly in a poor state already. Output flange wear on the oil seal lands, intermediate shaft wearing the casing causing a leak and diff gear wear are also common faults of the LT230 worth looking out for. The LT77, I know less about.

There's the ongoing "throw it in with full time 4wd" vs part time 4wd conversion debate too. Personally, I hated the feedback through the steering running with UJ's rather than CV's, but there are other members here who are happy with it and swear blind it's fine. The conversion can either be a kit, or a spot of heavy welding in the diff with a bearing fitted to support the front output shaft.

Its possible to mount the gearbox up without butchering the chassis by fabricating some mounting plates, though you'll have to scallop the bellhousing crossmember to clear the front prop. Handbrake can be adapted to suit the series linkage and the clutch is easy enough. You'll need a custom transmission tunnel and possibly mod the floor/seat box. You may already know all this, of course!

Given the work, I'd buy a spare series box to rebuild in the kitchen with quality parts and keep a rebuilt spare handy!
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on May 13, 2018, 06:44:48 am
Thanks for info fella you've given me a fair bit to mull over, Cheers Chris.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Lo-Fi on May 13, 2018, 10:26:17 am
No worries fella. My build thread here:

https://forums.lr4x4.com/topic/95691-series-3-109-39-v8-lt85-lt230-write-up/

Shout if you've got any questions :)
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on May 15, 2018, 10:20:19 pm
Thanks fella, your a star man.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on July 10, 2018, 10:39:21 pm
Hey up folks,

ok I bite the bullet and went with the Lt77 and so far it`s preformed alright on the short local trips, all the gears work ok apart from reverse being growly and spitting out now and again.

I`ve gone with an xeng disc hand brake that I`ve modded to fit and p38 props with the rear one shortened by 1/4"

I`ll chuck some pics up if folk are interested later on

Cheers Chris

Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Gossamer on July 10, 2018, 11:00:00 pm
Well done
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Horace109 on July 11, 2018, 05:14:15 pm
Glad to hear it's worked out!
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on July 13, 2018, 07:09:34 am
Morning folks,
here are some pics as promised.
The first three are of the chassis modifications, as you can see the original underslung crossmember has gone and I`ve made a pair side mounts also I`ve cut away a section from the bellhousing crossmember and put a piece of thick wall tube in it`s place for the front prop movement.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/926/43377049651_404c5b6182_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2965HCp)20180713_062543 (https://flic.kr/p/2965HCp) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/841/28507344657_4882122cc0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Kr6Aon)20180713_062641 (https://flic.kr/p/Kr6Aon) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/845/28507346827_37c1accb98_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Kr6B2M)20180713_062616 (https://flic.kr/p/Kr6B2M) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

secondly I`ve modified a disc handbrake from Xeng, I removed the centre area of the mounting plate so as the caliper could fitted the opposite way around, this meant that one it fitted in the between gearbox and the crossmember behind the gearbox and also that the actuating lever could moved in the correct direction for using the series handbrake lever.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1786/43377051341_ee485d6d8f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2965J8x)20180713_062523 (https://flic.kr/p/2965J8x) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

and finally you can see the modified defender bellhousing and transmission covers also the floor panels will be replaced at some point with something abit thicker.

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/838/43377046161_97a30a4e93_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2965GAe)20180713_062841 (https://flic.kr/p/2965GAe) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/833/43377046071_b35f265613_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2965GyF)20180713_062803 (https://flic.kr/p/2965GyF) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

Cheers Chris
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on December 14, 2018, 12:37:08 pm
Hey up folks,

Its been a while but a fair bit has happened in the in between times, namely its been quiet on the landy front due to myself and Beth purchasing, doing up and moving into our own house which is the best thing since sliced bread, no more paying rent and someone else`s mortgage.
Freda is going alright now I`ve replaced one of the inter-cooler hoses which split leaving her with substantial power loss, now climbs the hills around here in 3rd no problem.

The gearbox will want looking at, at some point due to the chucking reverse out and clutch growl but other than that its made her a far more easy to drive around here, and cruising around on the bigger road is comfortable now. 

Freda also acquired a rather nice shiny bit in the shape of a 6t recovery winch, that was offered to me by a local garage, bit of a story behind it so grab a cuppa and a biscuit.

The winch was ordered through the garage and sent out the customer who promptly sent it back without opening it claiming it was faulty,
the garage opened it up, fitted it the front of their 110 and tested for a month, no problems found but then they couldn't sell it for full price due having opened and used it, so offered it to me for the pricely sum of 100.

I've just finished wiring it in, and test it at work tomorrow.

Cheers folks Chris.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on December 14, 2018, 01:01:14 pm
Hey up folks, Picces of the shiny bit also of our new drive with the new house, fitting an 88", 109" and our trailer.

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4837/31373087537_f161f1a721_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/PNkgUn)20181214_123901_HDR (https://flic.kr/p/PNkgUn) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4898/46261813892_a8d965f6fa_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dtZTwU)20181214_123951_HDR (https://flic.kr/p/2dtZTwU) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4858/46311965671_faa7b37408_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2dyqVUK)20181214_124017_HDR (https://flic.kr/p/2dyqVUK) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

I`m going to reel the cable out and lay it back on the drum properly at work tomorrow.
Cheers Chris
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Lo-Fi on December 14, 2018, 07:35:36 pm
Ooo, shiny! Congrats on the house
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on December 14, 2018, 09:13:38 pm
Cheers Fella,
Spent 10 years too long renting glad to have our place finally.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Gossamer on December 15, 2018, 08:58:44 pm
If you need a room filling, I have plenty of quality  tat available.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on December 15, 2018, 11:14:44 pm
We have more than enough tat of our own to be fair besides you haven't finished filling Daz's barn yet...
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Gossamer on December 15, 2018, 11:57:39 pm
We have more than enough tat of our own to be fair besides you haven't finished filling Daz's barn yet...

That wont take long. I have to plan ahead.

I've been in the wardrobe in my spare room.


Narnia took me three months to fill.

I am now allergic to turkish delight.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on December 16, 2018, 08:36:17 am
 :D wthless
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on April 02, 2019, 09:54:38 pm
Hey up folks,
not much to say other than the lt77 is quite rumbly at certain times, I have a spare which I`m going to collect from my folks place this weekend to commence rebuilding, I`ll try do a bit of a feature on here if folk are interested ?
other than that its been very nice around weather wise so I`ve had the door tops off just for the summery feel.

 (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7913/32582395797_a21e650181.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/RDci7M)DSCF7519 (https://flic.kr/p/RDci7M) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7854/46609392855_274c4e986f.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2e1HjDD)DSCF7526 (https://flic.kr/p/2e1HjDD) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

hope your all keeping well.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Tom on April 03, 2019, 09:55:49 am
Yeah i'd be interested! I've never delved in an LT77,

cheers
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on June 24, 2019, 04:53:19 am
Hey up folks, with one thing and another I`ve decided to take Freda back to the 4 speed and overdrive for a couple of reasons, one being the front steering uj`s aren't happy, two it doesn't drive like a series and I miss that and three there hasn't really been any noticeable difference apart from being a little more surefooted due to full time 4wd.

I`m also debating whether or not I should go back to standard diffs due to her hill climbing capabilities not been great since fitting them.
your thoughts, comments about whether the diffs would be appreciated.
hoping your all well Chris.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Horace109 on June 25, 2019, 08:42:12 am
I saw Freda - twice on my telly.  Not surprising given where you work, but in case you've not watched it, just so you know!
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on June 26, 2019, 10:32:49 pm
Hey up fella, yeah we saw her if yourself or anyone else is interested we have facebook group for the work that goes on at the sheds at Grosmont.
https://www.facebook.com/groups/878824592263336/
Cheers Chris
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Tom on June 27, 2019, 10:34:16 am
I got all excited about Steam trains at Grosmont, because i grew up near Grosmont.... but the wrong one - near Abergavenny in Wales, not Grosmont oop north!
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Gossamer on June 27, 2019, 09:47:58 pm
My folks used to rent a cottage right by the Castle, Tom.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on September 03, 2019, 07:17:09 pm
Once again, it`s been a while.
well the 5 speed is out and a 4 speed back in, just didn't get on with the 5 speed hey ho lesson learned, she ran down to leafer's t pit with no issues apart from the split charge system playing up and us flattening the starter battery, but with a little help from friends we were alive and kicking again.

so jobs to do are, sort the split charge and install one of them Chinese diesel night heaters for some back end of the year camping.

Hoping your all well
Regards Chris

Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on September 07, 2019, 10:50:25 pm
Hey up folks,
Over the last two days I've taken the cab apart to refit the reversing light switch which I couldn't find when I put the 4 speed back in.
I`ve grafted a led unimog reversing lamp unit into the old spanish caged plough lamp I`ve had kicking around and fitted it to the roof rack over the passenger side rear quarter light, also I`ve wired it up so it either works off the reverse switch or off the leisure battery via the switch on the lamp body, pictures to follow tomorrow once I finish work...
Hoping your all well
Regards Chris.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on September 23, 2019, 07:57:04 pm
Pics as promised,

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48783575311_de4e33857c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hjQzm4)DSCF5135 (https://flic.kr/p/2hjQzm4) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr 

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48783735627_44e35236cf.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hjRp18)DSCF5141 (https://flic.kr/p/2hjRp18) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

one anderson connector fitted after my flat battery incident at t`pit.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48783570356_e9402e22c9.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hjQxSC)DSCF5151 (https://flic.kr/p/2hjQxSC) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48783568671_233035f471.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hjQxnz)DSCF5153 (https://flic.kr/p/2hjQxnz) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

some defender lamp guards painted galvy to look more series

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48783567931_82f6dda79f.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2hjQx9P)DSCF5154 (https://flic.kr/p/2hjQx9P) by Christopher Kelley (https://www.flickr.com/photos/151448603@N07/), on Flickr

Cheers Chris
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: romahomepete on September 29, 2019, 08:58:06 am
Chris
Where did you get your Anderson connectors from and what current rating are they?

Peter
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on September 29, 2019, 09:09:52 am
Morning fella, I got them off eBay and they are 175amp rating
https://m.ebay.co.uk/orderDetails?itemId=192883670762&txnId=1655156390009
Hope this helps, Regards Chris.
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on November 16, 2019, 09:29:08 pm
Hey up,
not much to report other than I've put the xzls back on for winter and she's still being used daily, recently did a local logging run and we now have timber for the next two years,
hoping the gearbox will get us through the winter,
hoping your all still well, doesn't seem that the forum gets much use these days.
Many Regards Chris
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: Viamphie on November 19, 2019, 03:40:56 am
Enough wood for the next two years?  shpshg
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on November 19, 2019, 07:16:45 pm
Way hey ,  ;D
Title: Re: 1962 - 2a - 109" "Freda"
Post by: eskvalleyboy on March 08, 2020, 10:49:33 pm
Hey up folks,
I'm after a dormobile roof for freda as I'd like a bit more room while camping,
So if anyone knows of anything give me a shout.
Hoping your all well
Many Regards Chris.