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Old November 29th, 2012, 02:15 PM
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So it turns out the 87-89 RR wipers are a little different than the later trucks- the blades mount on a pin rather than a hook. I doubt there is a vehicle made in the past two decades that uses pin type blades so finding nice blades for it was getting tricky. Found some Bosch that work for the front and a Winter Silblade for the rear.

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I think that Trico makes ones for that type.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:11 PM
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So it turns out the 87-89 RR wipers are a little different than the later trucks- the blades mount on a pin rather than a hook. I doubt there is a vehicle made in the past two decades that uses pin type blades so finding nice blades for it was getting tricky. Found some Bosch that work for the front and a Winter Silblade for the rear.

Spares will be stowed in the genuine fashion...



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PEPBOYS...has plenty of pin type connecters, just bought one today for my '83 from Michelin! Or! change out the whole arm for a later type!
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Old November 29th, 2012, 04:24 PM
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Scraped, wire brushed, painted. In great shape for its age.


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My '83 has the aluminum floor and my '93 doesn't.....I really wished that LR would have kept it that way instead of spot welding it, wankers!!! that would have saved me a ton of hours on the rust clean up of that fuel tank area on my '93!
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Old November 29th, 2012, 05:56 PM
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PEPBOYS...has plenty of pin type connecters, just bought one today for my '83 from Michelin! Or! change out the whole arm for a later type!
The problem is, if I am going to PAY for wipers, I don't want to have to replace them much. I get a pretty steady stream of D1 wipers so all I had to do was find D1 blades that would also work for the pin arms. You can't just change the arms as the 90-95 are bolt on and the earlier ones aren't. You have to get in the cowl panel and change the wiper linkage.

Do you still have those seats?
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Old November 30th, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Oh yhea! I took a look and I always thought that was plastic cap with the nut under there like my '93! Can't remember if I've ever had to take those off on my '83!

And yes, seats still available! I havn't really put them out there for sale yet, but they have to go!

I would trade for something....nato steelies, off-road gear!
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^ I'll send you a PM re: seats



I will come back and explain/update later, but for now, teaser shot of what's going on here:



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Old December 2nd, 2012, 06:30 AM
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Joel,

Are you doing anything with the seat brackets? My head scrapes the headliner in my 89 RRC, and am looking for advice what you see that could lower the front seats a couple inches.

Thanks.
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Are you doing anything with the seat brackets? My head scrapes the headliner in my 89 RRC, and am looking for advice what you see that could lower the front seats a couple inches.

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There are little spacers under the rails on my Hunter, I am not sure if the power seats have these.
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Are you doing anything with the seat brackets? My head scrapes the headliner in my 89 RRC, and am looking for advice what you see that could lower the front seats a couple inches.

Thanks.
No way I can see to do it without reworking the tunnel.



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Your floors look in excellent shape...is that a film of mud or is that surface rust?
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Old December 2nd, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Your floors look in excellent shape...is that a film of mud or is that surface rust?
Both
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 08:55 AM
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OK

After fighting the 1987-1988 specific steering column trim almost to the point of destruction, and considering the terrible condition of the original steering wheel, I decided to just remove it to make replacing the headlight switch and reassembling the column trim. But I couldn't just put the school bus wheel back in there. So I located a late 70's vintage Personal Fittipaldi steering wheel for it.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 09:10 AM
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I wanted a used wheel vs. new because a new one would really stick out inside this truck, and I want to keep it fairly low key. A MOMO would seem like the obvious choice but that would have been too easy. Had my eye on a Luisi wheel but ended up finding this Personal and the seller didn't even know what it was. For whatever reason, our Italian friends couldn't agree on the placement of the mounting bolts, so I had to use a MOMO hub and an adapter in order to fit the Personal. A new horn button is on the way to cover the center hole. I went ahead and stuck my fancy transfer case knob on the shifter but it is a little too shiny as it is right now so I will need to dull it down later.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Nice selection...it looks good!
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 09:25 AM
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You may also notice I have removed those old gauges, a lot of extra wiring, and the console, carpets, seats, trim, etc. This is so I can remove and patch/treat the rust spots. Considering how long the truck had sat parked with a leaking sunroof, the floors could have been a LOT worse. As mentioned above, you are seeing rust AND good old Uwharrie mud/dirt on the floors. The mud will clean up, and most of the spots should be able to be ground out and then painted/sealed, the handful of really bad spots will just get cut out and patched. I was considering ordering the footwell replacement panels from the UK but they won't be here in time and for the little simple sections it won't be hard to fabricate patches. I should have the floor all fixed up by the end of the month (hopefully).
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Back to the leaking sunroof issue, I had mentioned before it was still acting up and the headliner was in need of recovering anyhow, so I went ahead and removed it. Not really surprised to find there is still pine needles crammed in there. I should have enough access to it not to not only figure out what is going on, and to completely clean it out, lube it up and seal it totally shut if need be.

Door panels are off because I didn't want to risk damage to them during other repairs (it is tough to find them for an 87-88 and I don't really want to convert to 89-94 panels) and I am going to switch the bright door handles out for black ones.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 09:47 AM
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Also the wood I bought for the front doors is a lot lighter than the rears. If this was a real high end rebuild, I would probably have the wood recreated in aluminum or plastic, but... this aint that. I am thinking about just staining them all to match. In any event, I will come back to this down the road.

I picked up a correct 1988 owners manual, after all what vehicle is complete without the correct book? Now I just need a window sticker and a tailgate net.
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Thought of you when I read this post by ECR on FB;

"We are now selling off our remaining Range Rover Classic new Genuine Parts via ebay. Listings will go up as we locate and find time to list the pieces. Some of these items may be no longer made, some may be common, so if you have Range Rover Classic parts needs check it out. They make great holiday gifts. Thank you!"

Might not care, but thought I would share.
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Oh I care, thanks. I wonder if they would rather have someone with a successful eBay store that sells land rover parts handle that RRC inventory for them?
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Old December 4th, 2012, 12:45 PM
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let us know if you get some of that stuff Joel, I was just on your site last night browsing the inventory!
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