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Old May 10th, 2010, 08:32 PM
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My favorite part about taking apart land rovers

Is realizing that land rover did not always use the same size (length) bolt in trucks built within a couple months of one another and sometimes did not use the same size bolt on the left side of the truck as the right side of the truck.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 09:48 PM
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Yea, while doing some work, I've thought, "man someone got in here and buggered the bolt and changed it with the wrong size" but like you said they are probably just the factory odd-ball nuts and bolts.

A little different but on a Disco II, which I helped a buddy take off his side steps, the body mount had a 15mm nut with a 11mm headed bolt. It just seemed weird since I couldn't see the head of the bolt and thought for sure it wouldn't be that small given it was a body mount.
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Old May 10th, 2010, 10:15 PM
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I think its referred to as 'Ron good'

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Old May 10th, 2010, 11:36 PM
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"Nigel good"

Bingo.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 12:56 AM
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When I took the cage off the 110 every other bolt was a different length. Some were super long, some were short. It made no sense.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 02:19 AM
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I think the early land rovers were put together with 'War Surplus' nuts and bolts!
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Old May 11th, 2010, 10:44 AM
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.....and most come pre-rusted.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 11:48 AM
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.....and most come pre-rusted.
Yah, what is that anyway. I just did a clutch change on a 23 year old Honda that has lived with gravel and salt every winter of its life. Every fastener could be unscrewed by hand. No corroded threads anywhere. WTF do they use for plating and why can't other manufacturers use it as well...
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I just did a clutch change on a 23 year old Honda ...snip... WTF do they use for plating

Plastic.
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Old May 11th, 2010, 12:26 PM
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Plastic.
LOL... AND every suspension bushing is like new.... Why can't everyone use that kind of rubber...
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Old May 11th, 2010, 12:33 PM
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I met a guy who owned his truck since new and did all the work on it. When removing the sills to install sliders, he found a 10mm? wrench stuck in place on the top of the sill on the nut.
Guess they decided to just leave it there.
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I would'nt abmit to owning a honda! lmao!
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Old May 11th, 2010, 12:45 PM
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I would'nt abmit to owning a honda! lmao!
Where did I say I owned a Honda??? I agree they are all boring as hell, except for this particular one....
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Dennis- was the wrench rusted to the bolt to stay on so long?
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Dennis- was the wrench rusted to the bolt to stay on so long?
Nah, it was probably just the wrong size and Nigel got it wedged on there too tight to get it back off...
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Dennis- was the wrench rusted to the bolt to stay on so long?
I have to assume so..... Living in the NE.
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My favorite part about taking apart land rovers? MONEY!

When I worked on my Series III I made $0.73 and one used Qtip--it was a US truck

My 110, I have no idea since I am not familiar with English currency. I imagine it's enough to get at least a liter of petrol and some fish and chips, if not a few pints of Guinness. Somebody help a brother out, how much did I make this time around?
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1 pound and 42 pence.

Forget the Fish and Chips and the Guiness and a liter is just about all you'd get....


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My favorite part about taking apart land rovers? MONEY!

When I worked on my Series III I made $0.73 and one used Qtip--it was a US truck

My 110, I have no idea since I am not familiar with English currency. I imagine it's enough to get at least a liter of petrol and some fish and chips, if not a few pints of Guinness. Somebody help a brother out, how much did I make this time around?
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