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Offline lozzaboy

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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2014, 05:00:54 pm »
Found a bit of time to get started on painting the new chassis today, Just before Christmas Nuggett kindly brought me up some mega tough burns ya eyes out paint that he had seen a work mate use on the farm and is able to go straight onto galv as well.


No snow but still chilly outside.

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


Progress.


Managed to get the rear half done at least today, front half will happen in the new year.
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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2015, 12:42:15 pm »
Front half painted  wdesmle


Gonna give the rear cross member area a coat of black too to keep it more standard looking (if not the whole chassis) as this is more of a dark tan brown, and then see about getting brake lines made up and fitted.
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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #32 on: February 06, 2015, 05:29:59 pm »
Thought it was time to give the engine some loving today after getting the head back the other week after getting it skimmed slightly and pressure tested, first job was to clean the block up



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



Head in place



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



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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #33 on: February 06, 2015, 10:32:07 pm »
You could put it in gear jack one wheel up and use it to turn the engine over. I dont know how easy it would be on a land rover but ive done it in the past on cars. Looking good aswell.

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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #34 on: February 06, 2015, 10:48:35 pm »
 lkebtn
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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #35 on: February 07, 2015, 06:58:50 pm »
With the help of the boss of L.R Optional Equipment today we managed to get the front panel, radiator and intercooler and passenger side wing off Ralph and with the use of his big f*%k off socket set undid the crank nut and got the pully and timing cover off ready to do the timing belt  wdesmle

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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2015, 08:34:20 pm »
Finished off the timing belt and refitting the manifolds earlier this week, today took the drivers wing off to get a better view of the P.O bodges to the footwells before popping out with AWFFR bits, with clean it up and get a better look what needs the hot metal glue gun tomorrow.





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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #37 on: February 16, 2015, 01:46:29 pm »
Cut out the grot from the passenger side footwell today before the rain and between painting the battery frame for the AWFFR









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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #38 on: February 24, 2015, 05:01:45 pm »
Picked up a passenger side footwell repair panel kit from Fentiger last week and today in college had a go at reverse/mirror engineering and had the drivers side outer panel using the passenger side one for reference/as a pattern etc  wdesmle









Its a little rough around the tab's etc as I wanted to get it done this morning before we moved into the welding workshop this afternoon but otherwise didn't think its too made starting with just a sheet of metal earlier  wdesmle
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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #39 on: February 24, 2015, 05:33:38 pm »
Excellent !    lkebtn

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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #40 on: February 25, 2015, 12:44:00 am »
 lkebtn Nice work, the home made one is 10 times more awesome than the other one.
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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #41 on: February 25, 2015, 03:04:35 pm »
Looks like its going well. Nice panel work aswell.

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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #42 on: February 25, 2015, 08:34:38 pm »
Ohh I like that!

I wounder how many would you need to make in order to pay off the collage fees....

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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #43 on: February 25, 2015, 08:43:01 pm »
Not many, once the RAF has paid me back most of it  wdesmle
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Re: Ralph the Red Rover
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2015, 05:09:38 pm »
Instead of getting the footwells sorted today for some reason I ended up stripping everything off the front panel and rubbing it back to paint, also knocking out the small amount of filler that was covering a rust hole and the strengthening bracket along the bottom that was trapping rust between it.















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