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Old October 25th, 2014, 06:34 PM
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Full day of hard core wrenching. Replaced steering box and shaft. Got swivels apart and cleaned up. That's about it. Chewed up a solid 9 hours on that.

------ Follow up post added October 25th, 2014 06:39 PM ------

One more anecdote. Safelite calls me today and tells me I gotta bring the truck to a shop they don't do land rovers in the field.
An interesting conversation ensues. Since truck isn't drivable it can't get to a shop. Blah blah blah.... I finally talked the guy into coming to do it here since the truck is all apart and that he didn't have to do anything more than pull the lock strips and pop out the old.
We will see.
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Old October 25th, 2014, 06:39 PM
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Great work Bill. I am interested to see your rust prevention plan as you (and I) know how bad these rust and it is such a clean example. Typical safelite.
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Old October 25th, 2014, 07:17 PM
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Sounds like a full day, Bill! Perhaps now it won't piddle on the ground every time you go to park somewhere! You should have great weather to get the swivels back together tomorrow with the new rotors/calipers/pads. I hope Safelite gets it done Monday, as originally promised. The way you have it (Dash/binnacle out), it's ideal situation for doing the windshield swap. Once that's done, you will be able to go back with the dash/console and all will look so much better. Is the seat back tilt working better now? Still acted like the switch on that. I'd come by but need to put the bimmer on a lift tomorrow and switch out the crankshaft position sensor as it's suddenly decided to run like crap which is totally not like it. Good luck and be safe!
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Old October 27th, 2014, 01:51 PM
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Old October 27th, 2014, 06:55 PM
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Glad they came to you, as originally promised. Sounded like Rover discrimination to me. Was ready to make signs, etc.! So, did you get anything done while waiting on them?
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Old October 27th, 2014, 07:44 PM
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Yes upper dash back in. Getting the rubber lip up where it belongs was a teaching point. Exhaust manifolds painted and installed with new studs and gaskets. Got headliner almost out. The dang rear seat belt tensioners are in the way. ran out of time for more.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 08:01 PM
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That's in the future, Joel. Right now it's all about the mechanical stuff.

------ Follow up post added October 27th, 2014 08:06 PM ------

Solved mystery of the disappearing speedo sender connection. Traced the wires by color. The PO had cut the round connector off, crimped on some crappy hardware store spades and attached the wires to the diff lock warning switch on the LT230.
Maybe tomorrow I'll get under the truck and get that sorted when I install the NRP y pipe.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 09:22 PM
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... Got headliner almost out. The dang rear seat belt tensioners are in the way....
I got mine out by just dropping the one passenger side seat belt.

Nice work, Bill.

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Old October 28th, 2014, 01:32 PM
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Way to go, Bill! That's real progress. Did you get the motor mounts in? I may have missed that part.
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Motor mounts in, yes. It's SSSOOOO grimy in there from who knows how many years driving it around with the leaky steering box, and the entire truck is infused with tan Texas clay. It coats everything and doesn't wash off without vigorous scrubbing.
Upper dash is about fried from UV damage. It has that crumbly surface wherever you touch it. I may have to swap it out for a good one before I go any further.
If anyone has a set of sun visors that don't look like a down jacket, I'm a buyer.
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Tie rod ends done. One of my least favorite chores getting old ones out. Use some grease people!!!
Set of nearly new Arnott air springs just arrived from ebay ($100). Got the speed sender installed.
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Tie rod ends done. One of my least favorite chores getting old ones out. Use some grease people!!!
Set of nearly new Arnott air springs just arrived from ebay ($100). Got the speed sender installed.
we had to put a rod end on Treys truck to get it to pass Va inspection. I had a good rod end on another tie rod and we had no time to wait for a new one if we wanted to take the truck to Expo so we used a 1/2 can of map and a 1/4 can of kroil and a 6 inch vise and 2 x 24 inch pipe wrenches to get the sombitch out. I use copper antiseize when I screw new ones in.
Makes you wonder what alignment shops must do....
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Tie rod ends done. One of my least favorite chores getting old ones out. Use some grease people!!!
Set of nearly new Arnott air springs just arrived from ebay ($100). Got the speed sender installed.
Bill, any idea if the compressor and EAS ECU are functional? Happy to hear you plan to convert back to air. That Gen 1 EAS wasn't the most reliable, but I liked the ride and the ability to select levels. The ride was pretty good, as well. BTW, great deal on the replacement air springs.

So, you should have functional speedo (and possibly the cruise) now? I got so used to using the Garmin for speed, as well as learning RPM for given speeds that I didn't even notice it not being available!
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Yes eventually going back to EAS. Still just trying to get it thru inspection.
Got brakes bled today. Ditto power steering.
Spending my b day tomorrow getting insides put back together.
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Happy birthday, Bill!!! Anyone born on Veteran's Day has got to be alright in my book! Enjoy a fun, productive day. I'm sure Sarah will be treating you like a king today.
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The Great Exhaust Pipe Switcheroo of 2014 is complete. The NRP is now on the Texas truck. This is the third vehicle it has lived under. The exhaust that was under Texas truck is now under the current Black Truck.
Other than feeling like I have been weight lifting all morning, which I have, it went quite smoothly.
Noticed that the rear upper ball joint boot is perished so I will have the shop where I get it inspected enjoy replacing that.
One last under-the-truck chore this morning is to get the speedo cable plugged into the transfer case. Have to winkle out the 4mm socket head bolt that holds the e-sender, and it is really tight in there.

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Happy birthday, Bill!!! Anyone born on Veteran's Day has got to be alright in my book! Enjoy a fun, productive day. I'm sure Sarah will be treating you like a king today.
And I'm a Veterean, so I get my own Holiday on my Birthday.
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I'm enjoying the well-worn pastime of waiting for Trevor to send me stuff. Found busted brake switch.
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