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Old February 27th, 2013, 10:09 PM
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More details! What are you using for brake lines?
I have RTE stainless 100mm extensions on the way, and I have already replaced all the original lines with what I believe are aluminum lines. Fun having to bend and flare new lines from scratch. How is the Classic coming?
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Old March 1st, 2013, 09:48 AM
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Oh at the rate you are going, you will be done with the 90 before I even put seats back in the RRC! I might start another build thread next week though for a Disco I picked up.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Oh at the rate you are going, you will be done with the 90 before I even put seats back in the RRC! I might start another build thread next week though for a Disco I picked up.
Looking forward to seeing it! Speaking of seats I just dropped mine off at my upholstery guys today. He does awesome work, $650 for both front seats, rear and console, with 10,000 wr marine leather in graphite grey. With your shop you can probably find good drop in seats that need nothing, I don't have those resources, but if ever need it JR is awesome! The first time I met him he had a 180k Willys hot rod in his garage it sold at BJ a few weeks after I saw it! He has the same set up as you.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:39 AM
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Holy crap! Five hours of tightening loosening and prying and tightening and cursing and swearing and kicking the tires. I got the doors fitted, is there suppose to be a half inch gap on the doors? Well crap!!! Got frustrated and had to leave it for the day, I'll go back and see if I can straighten them out on Monday. I can get the passenger side straight with a quarter inch gap but the driver side has like a half an inch gap at the tub, it's straight but damn! Also got the wiring and fuse box back in, but waiting on the turbo line to come so I can prime the tanks and bleed the brakes all at the same time. Anywho whatcha gonna do?
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 09:50 AM
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Where is the gap exactly? Hard to tell from the pics. Did you galvanise the bulkhead? I can't remember.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Defenders have larger than normal gaps at the door when compared to normal cars.

Normally each side of the bulkhead has a diffrent amount of washers between the frame and the bulkhead, when you took it apart did you save the washers and put them back in the same place?

If the gap at the front of the door is straight / correct and you have a larger gap at the rear of the door than normal Make sure the tub is sitting in the proper location and then you can add / subtract washers between the bulkhead and the frame to correct the gap.

Also search the string method on this site it will be a huge assistance in getting the body lined up properly on the frame.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 10:06 AM
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Holy crap! Five hours of tightening loosening and prying and tightening and cursing and swearing and kicking the tires. I got the doors fitted, is there suppose to be a half inch gap on the doors? Well crap!!! Got frustrated and had to leave it for the day, I'll go back and see if I can straighten them out on Monday. I can get the passenger side straight with a quarter inch gap but the driver side has like a half an inch gap at the tub, it's straight but damn! Also got the wiring and fuse box back in, but waiting on the turbo line to come so I can prime the tanks and bleed the brakes all at the same time. Anywho whatcha gonna do?
Stop, swearing, cursing, kicking the poor tyres and most important, save time... I think you are not accounting for the rubber seal ( I don't see it in the pics )
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 10:09 AM
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You can shim the tub where it mounts to the crossmember and where it mounts behind the seats and you can put washers on where the bulkhead mounts to the frame.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 10:21 AM
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Haha, I didn't think shimming at the base of the bulkhead was right? But this is my first 90, I put a couple on the drivers side but that didn't help very much. Three out of the four gaps are right on, the gap on the drivers door where the stricker is, is about 2-3 times wider then the others. If I put a quarter inch shim between the bulkhead and frame that should fix it.

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You can shim the tub where it mounts to the crossmember and where it mounts behind the seats and you can put washers on where the bulkhead mounts to the frame.
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Old March 3rd, 2013, 07:51 PM
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Gotta Love SOP's wish I had this on Saturday! Thank you
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Old March 11th, 2013, 07:35 PM
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Been rocking since I finally got my shipments of goodies in!!! Thank you guys for the help aligning the bulkhead! I got all the doors gapped properly, and I installed the new key cylinders, door inserts and door handles. The little shiny turbo hose was what was keeping me from installing the steering and master cylinder. So steering is all set up!!! Woohoo it's officially LHD!!! I left the Ebrake on the passenger side, for more room it seems that the LH side is a little tighter then the passenger side. I also just sent out my old beat up wolf wheels to get blasted and powder coated. Finally got my sides up an installed the windows. The hardest thing that I have had to do was to drill the three holes for the license plate and rear light. About cried, but all turned out well! Goal is to get her running this week so I can get her home to make the cage next week.
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Looking good, can't wait to see it!
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Looking good, can't wait to see it!
Same here. I am always amazed to see how fast the progress can be when owners can do a "full time" restoration. Instead of the nights, weekends, while the kids are napping type thing which gets frustrating and hard to keep up the motivation at times. My last rebuild took 5 years, though I am sure there are some others who took even longer.

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Old March 12th, 2013, 01:33 PM
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Same here. I am always amazed to see how fast the progress can be when owners can do a "full time" restoration. Instead of the nights, weekends, while the kids are napping type thing which gets frustrating and hard to keep up the motivation at times. My last rebuild took 5 years, though I am sure there are some others who took even longer.

Great job!
My last frame off took 2 and a half years!!!
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Iam amazed that a truck looks like that and will be road worthy in a few days....only in a landy
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Old March 14th, 2013, 09:00 PM
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Just for shits and giggles! Goal is to nail down a few things like the clutch, windshield(hopefully they are on the forth pc of glass believe it or not) install radiator and turbo hoses as fire her up. Hopefully I can get her on the trailer to get her back to the house for cage work.
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Old March 15th, 2013, 11:07 PM
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So, after two and a half weeks and four windshields later they final got my glass put in! Haha, still waiting for them to cut my door upper pc but I cannot complain. Got the windshield in brakes bled, and called it a day. Oh also put in new cylinders keys in the three doors, that was super easy. I have to thank George for walking me through it. That is my boy Brew, just enjoying the weather and some hardwood!
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Old March 24th, 2013, 07:00 PM
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It was a long week of nickel and diming! It's amazing what some bourbon and a smile will do for a painter that wants to bend you over!! I picked up my font wings, vent covers and core support cover, they all turned out awesome! I am going to assemble them before installing. I have my front and rear cages all laid out, I am going to start with brackets and frame mounts tomorrow and hopefully knock them out buy the end of the week. I knocked out my new rock sliders yesterday and the new tire carrier as well. Ill take some pics tomorrow and post. You can also see my location has changed a little, I have ten lbs of shiot in a two lbs box! Hopefully it will only be here for a week or so, I want to get the front exo cage supports in then I am going to mount front wings. The only thing I need to get it running is a new turbo hose and exhaust and it will be rocking and rolling! I'm guessing it will be ready for Uwharrie in April, but only time will tell!
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