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Old February 22nd, 2010, 05:50 PM
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Shhhh don’t tell the wife

Some new bling arrived today
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 06:44 PM
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Some new bling arrived today
I wish I could buy some more porn, just like that
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 06:44 PM
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Yummy. What are you building Dave?
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 07:14 PM
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200tdi galvanized rolling chassis for my 84 90"

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Old February 22nd, 2010, 07:52 PM
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200tdi galvanized rolling chassis for my 84 90"

Let me know if you need help with any of it. I'm just down the road as you know.

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Old February 22nd, 2010, 08:12 PM
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Nice! I stared at my new galvanized chassis all day when it first came in. What's in the buckets?
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 08:14 PM
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Yeah, what's in the bucket ?
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 08:24 PM
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 10:02 PM
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Buckets contained ARB front and rear diffs from GBR

John I am sure I will take you up on your offer, my goal is to have it done by the end of March

Put a couple of hours in tonight

Installed rear diff, installed trailing arm bushes and trailing arms, installed OME 764 springs, retainers and rubber isolators

Guess I should start a build thread
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Old February 22nd, 2010, 10:26 PM
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I got a pair of those buckets a week ago with 4.43 pegged arbs............
Damn, the money goes fast.

Nice looking project.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:13 AM
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we need to hook up for the mounts...golden city brewery?
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 08:05 AM
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Yes please start a build thread. Looking good!
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 11:44 AM
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probably a dumb question from me, but this is something i've always dreamt of doing and hope to do one day. but how do you just start building from the ground up? does Rover provide step by step instructions? i mean i have all the manuals, have pulled and rebuilt a motor, head gaskets twice, suspension, diffs, etc. But I would be terrified I would miss a step by building everything up from scratch like that.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 11:54 AM
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probably a dumb question from me, but this is something i've always dreamt of doing and hope to do one day. but how do you just start building from the ground up? does Rover provide step by step instructions? i mean i have all the manuals, have pulled and rebuilt a motor, head gaskets twice, suspension, diffs, etc. But I would be terrified I would miss a step by building everything up from scratch like that.
Did you ever have Legos as a kid? It's that easy.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 11:59 AM
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I guess you haven't met Robbie then.

LOL, Just kidding. Robbie, I think most people have the benefit of doing the reverse of removal, just like you did with your engine. But Jonathan is right, most of it is not that complicated. I don't think you can screw up too much too badly, and from what I have seen, people will test the rolling chassis before putting on body parts so mistakes are easier to fix than later etc.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:12 PM
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You actually don't build from the ground up, you build from the bare chassis out. The chassis gets put on jackstands and then you start putting the parts on it...suspension, brake lines, wiring, steering, until you have a "rolling chassis" Then you can install the engine and trans, prop shafts, linkage, etc the body is last starting with the bulkhead and moving on from there. It goes together pretty simply if you follow the stock plan, but if you start modifying stuff, well, it can significantly add to the complexity and cost-quality-time triangle.
Like any long term project, you have to ask if you have the will to follow through on the completion. If things bog down or you get tired of working on it, it may sit for months or years until it is a worthless pile. Always triple the amount of time and money you think it will cost.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:17 PM
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lol, yeah, yeah....i definitely know how easy these trucks are to put together and tear down. was just hoping to hear that there were some nice instructions/manual out there that said Step 1 - bolt spring perches to frame mounts with 9/16" 1.5" bolts. now i know you can read all this out of the manuals and i guess you just need to break them down in sections and cover all bases.

when i played with legos, i always used the instructions to make what was on the box. if i went free form, my shit was not structurally sound and aesthetics were left to the eye of the beholder
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 12:36 PM
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My 90 is sitting next to the chassis, so I have that as a reference point, I have also had to check the manual several times to see if something has a washer or not and have made about 10 trips to the hardware store to get nuts / bolts/ washers.

not to mention that I start on a project and find that I need a part prior to moving forward so it sits for a little while waiting for the next part to come in.

I have this crazy idea that I am going to build the rolling chassis and keep my 90 complete and road worthy until it comes time to swap the body over. Then I hope to remove everything from the bulkhead back as one chunk and the motor, trans and tcase as one chunk (Frame swap party at Daves house).

I have seen pictures from ECR and others that have done it this way so hopefully it will work

Anyone have a guess as to how much a 90 truck cab body would weight from the bulkhead back?

Some examples of what I am talking about from ECR's sites and Dave M's build
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 02:26 PM
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Whenever I've built my rovers, having microcat to hand is useful to see what bolts (size etc) are needed.

Like everyone has said; they're just like big lego or meccano sets. once you've tinkered with them for a few years, you'll have a minds eye of how they go together.

The only things i'd add are, use plenty of coppaslip (or similar thread anti-sieze compound) and plan out your electrical systems prior to building the truck, that way you can pre-assemble the looms, or add cables as needed, before trim/dash/seats/roof lining gets fitted.
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Old February 23rd, 2010, 10:10 PM
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Hey Dave,
where did you get the frame?
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