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Re: The FFR
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2014, 04:44:52 pm »
Its alright, if anything goes missing I know where to look  ;)
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Re: The FFR
« Reply #16 on: May 10, 2014, 07:27:51 pm »
On Tuesday I took the plunge and placed an order for some heavy duty 7 leaf swb rear springs from Owen Springs to to try and cure the FFR's saggy bottom ( ssies) and was surprised when they turned up by Friday  wdesmle so spent today fitting them and rides alot better now
Also set about changing the change over tap for the fuel tanks with one I stripped down and cleaned up yesterday after getting a blockage last weekend, thought I'd also strip this one down too and was surprised to find a (knackered) fibre gasket inside instead of a cork one  rbchn
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Re: The FFR
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2014, 08:06:12 pm »
For ages now on the FFR 2 of the tool straps had been fitted the wrong way round and for some reason I could never get my spade to fit correctly or securely either so after getting the new straps fitted the right way round I cut a couple of small blocks of wood to fit under the spade bracket it now fits nice and tight  wdesmle

Still gotta sort the charging issue out with the FFR though, but for when it is and I can take it on longer journeys without worrying about running out of electricity I thought I'd better get something to charge my phone etc up with

Which just needs this OMGEBAYRARE bits putting on it  wdesmle
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Re: The FFR
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2014, 06:40:31 pm »
Bit more rivetcountery today, years ago when I got some military reg number plates made up the front one came unboarded, which I wanted, but the rear one came in the later series 3/ standard rear square, also unboarded, but wasn't the 3 lined reg that I needed, thankfully they sent me a new plate free of charge but when it turned up it was boarded, so I just lived with it for the time, earlier this week I decided to order a unboarded one and today it turned up  wdesmle

And fitted ready for the village classic and custom car show tomorrow


Also had new galvanised stays for the front wings turn up too, so painted and fitted them too, as well as finding some future work on the footwells too  :(
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Re: The FFR
« Reply #19 on: August 16, 2014, 08:40:58 pm »
More rivetcountery today with the FFR receiving a proper 2/2a 4 core radiator courtesy of TET


NOS bottom hose


Lick of paint and in, just need to do oil and anitfreeze markings (count my rivets  5xif)
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Re: The FFR
« Reply #20 on: August 17, 2014, 09:05:20 pm »
More rivet counting  5xif
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Re: The FFR
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2014, 07:06:37 pm »
More rivet countery items fitted today  5xif managed to find some proper hook over the side radio operators seats to replace the Wolf once that I "acquired"  whstle that were just cabled tied in, need a little clean up but couldn't help but spend 5 min fitting them this evening when I got home  wdesmle
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Re: The FFR
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2014, 07:30:33 pm »
Will the othrr seats be up for sale whstle

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Re: The FFR
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2014, 07:35:47 pm »
Not sure yet, might put them in TET but will let you know if I dont mate  ;)
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Re: The FFR
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2014, 06:23:03 pm »
Yesterday I set about fitting a pair of hinge repair kits on the passenger side of the FFR, top one came apart without a drama, but the bottom one wouldn't,so I thought I'd just remove the whole hinge and strip it on the bench, only for the 50 year old captive nut and  plate to break apart inside the bulkhead  FRSsml. So ended up cutting the bolt off to remove the hinge and the fight the remains out of the bulkhead, and found a hole below the hinge too. Luckily yesterday afternoon I had arranged to meet Joskin at his shed as he said to me earlier in the week that he had a welder going spare, which now has a new home with me and put it to use today making a new captive nut plate and plating up the hole  wdesmle
Still got some improvement to do on my welding skills as yet and thing that it really needs a pillar at some point in the future but think that 'll do for now  :)
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Re: The FFR
« Reply #25 on: September 29, 2014, 08:17:00 am »
Thats the good thing with nato paint.

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Re: The FFR
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2015, 05:22:35 pm »
Took the radio battery frame into college that Hippydave collected and passed onto to me at LATP, bit mangled from the vehicle i was removed from but its basically made up from 1 1/4 inch angle iron so a trip to a local salvage yard I managed to find some to use for the rear and one side of the frame at least  wdesmle





 


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Re: The FFR
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2015, 05:27:58 pm »
First job today was sort out the flat bar that makes up  the front of the frame, at the college we had the right thickness needed but it was far too wide, so a bit of marking up with masking tape and out with the hack saw and cut it down bit at a time.


 






Then a buzz over with a grinder and file and done  wdesmle
 


Cleaned up the areas of the old metal and checked the fit.







Made up some new brackets to be welded to the new side that I had to make.
 




Hoped to get all the parts cleaned up in the blasting cabinet in the body shop but it's not working so set about with a worn flap wheel instead and wire brush.



Brackets in place on the new side.



And just managed to get the main frame welded before the end of the day, still got to do the welds either end of the flat bar as thats just tacked in for now and get the centre part blasted in I can before I weld it in place.



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Re: The AWFFR
« Reply #28 on: February 11, 2015, 06:52:02 pm »
Treated the AWFFR to some NOS rivet counting parts today  wdesmle



2 battery frames for the vehicle batteries between the seats and the cables to connect the antenna tuning units (atu)on the wings to the radios in the rear.







Taking the batteries out the way to gain better access to the route the cables pass though the vehicle.



Took the bracing plate off and rubbed down and re painted before refitting with the cables (need to find another cap though).



At first I thought the cable connects onto here and then onto the atu, but turns out this is where it connects too when there is no atu.



The drivers side one came loose with the vehicle when I first brought it back in 2001, just need to find where it went lol.



Passed up and connected  wdesmle





And with the bonnet closed putting the gaps in the bonnet edges back into use  wdesmle







Just need to get some P clips to secure it all in place but its another step closer to possible getting the radios working again!
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Re: The AWFFR
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2015, 04:59:28 pm »
Cobbled up some stays for the battery frames today out of some M6 threaded bar, wing nuts and 25mm M6 cross dowels.





Got some spare dowels if anyone needs some too.
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