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Old November 29th, 2011, 08:42 PM
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Cleaned up pedal towers, rear liftgate and swing out door. Have another run to stripper planned for this week.

Have to restore this diesel badge and have no clue what it is supposed to look like. The lettering is chromed.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Land-Rover-S...#ht_2548wt_169

There's one for sale on ebay which gives you an idea of how it should look.
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Old November 30th, 2011, 06:10 AM
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There is a guy on Guns and Rovers Forum, Jim....who goes by Forester ...who does a pisser job of restoring those diesel badges. I'd recommend sending it to him. He probably wouldn't charge much. Just a cool guy who loves Rovers.
He also buys these badges in UK and restores them for sale here on ebay. He did one for me and it looks as new.
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new expansion complete. Not only are we the only Rover shop in Eliot Maine...now we're also the biggest.

"Dedicated to the resurrection of junk through engineering?"
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Old November 30th, 2011, 07:33 AM
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Thanks for the tip Matt, but this one isn't leaving my possession. I'm sure I can do as good a job as anyone. I may even make a mold from this and recast it...some day
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Old November 30th, 2011, 08:20 AM
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I'm sure you can.
Shopgirl was thinking about recasting these (she's a jeweler when not wrenching) also but we have quite a pile of them that can be "rebuilt" first.
Good ones have gone for many hundreds of $$ on ebay. Kind of silly I think.
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new expansion complete. Not only are we the only Rover shop in Eliot Maine...now we're also the biggest.

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Old November 30th, 2011, 08:21 AM
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so you are liking these paint strip guys ? What did they charge for your rear tub ?
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Old November 30th, 2011, 08:26 AM
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I had a chance to strip down the lift gate and rear tailgate last evening. I bought all this from another forum member. I ran into a couple small things. First of all the galvanized steel inner plate for the tailboard is hopelessly warped. Probably from galvanizing. I will have to do what I can to get it to lay flat but don't have much hope.
The upper is pretty corroded. I peeled off the skin and it is in fair shape and the frame has a pretty good amount of rust. The latch mechanism was grimy.
I will take all of this to the stripper. It will clean up but I might as well have gotten 'unrestored' bits since it's all going back to clean metal anyway.

The attachment brackets have been modified so that they are no longer "handed" which isn't a big deal but is one of those things that you wish the PO hadn't done. Having the original NLA ones would have been better of course.

Lotsa holes, some certainly unnecessary ones along the upper tailgate bottom edge that are going to have to be filled somehow.

Oh well, live and learn. Moving on...

------ Follow up post added November 30th, 2011 09:33 AM ------

Doug I haven't gotten a final bill yet. Even then they don't break it down by parts, they charge by the job lot. I was told it'll be somewhere near 3 grand all together for everything, which is a significant amount of work they are doing. Roofs (2) tub wings bulkhead breakfast floors seatbox t pieces doors bonnet tailgate rear door and a gazillion bits of trim supports and misc whatsis.
I had to take all the skins off the doors and anything steel that was connected to aluminum had to be disconnected, so my labor is probably going to equal theirs, money-wise.

One thing that will save you some time is to make an itemized list with check boxes and give them a copy as you drop off the stuff they will go down the list and be sure they have a record of whats in the lot.
It took me over two hours to do this all by hand when I first went there. If I had known.....
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 02:45 PM
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Got the parts back from the stripper today. Trailer just made it. Smoke coming from left wheel.
Gotta unload it all now.
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 03:12 PM
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Should have made the hoopdy trailer out of rover parts!

So in your checklist, how the hell do you describe small items to them in terms they would understand. I mean, who knows what a liftgate hinge bracket looks like. I'd imagine in a perfect world you'd have a picture of it and include the weight and dimensions

I've often wondered if there is any software for doing a rebuild. Something to help keep track of all the parts, and dependencies...
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Those are some SUPER COOL badges! Did you have your trans rebuilt? Great progress, I'm enjoying your thread a lot!
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Old December 2nd, 2011, 11:12 PM
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Actually a plastic bin is more important than a checklist. What you bring in the bin goes back in the bin. A software that would install rivets would be more help I think.
Also stuff I thought would be usable ended up full of rust-through. Aluminum parts came out amazing.

Anybody have a good right hand lower door?

------ Follow up post added December 3rd, 2011 12:14 AM ------

JB try to stay with the tour group. It's an Ashcroft trans I bought straight from the UK. See above.
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Old December 3rd, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Old December 18th, 2011, 04:19 PM
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All metal stripped and ready to go to galvy, except for the bulkhead and the t pieces, both of which need some work first. The bulkhead got some attention today, but it was not much due to the fact that i just don't have a clear picture of how much demolition to do. I have new metal parts coming from the UK which will allow me to plan the exact surgical process needed. For now it's just sitting on some sawhorses and waiting for a box to arrive.
The T pieces need to have the bottom curled lip restored. The ones for a 110 don't match up quite.
Speaking of boxes, this kind of pursuit really brings home the cardboard. I made a run to the recycling center. Filled the RR with all my flattened boxes. Lordy.
So, with the cold weather here my next thing is to rebuild the LT230 on my workbench, refurb the bulkhead, and get all the steel to galvy.
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Old December 21st, 2011, 06:58 AM
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Limp noodle sound Well the door posts that I ordered, which go all the way up the side of the bulkhead to the second hinge, arrived yesterday.
They are in BritPart bags, which sent up red flags right off. Upon inspection they are the right shape, but they are fabricated and not pressed like the original. That means some amount of clean up as the shoulder bend is full of grinder scars. In addition, they are powder coated, so that has to be stripped before anything else as the BH is getting galvy when finished. Must be all clean steel.
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Old December 28th, 2011, 07:01 AM
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I'm sure it has been mentioned, but the one piece heavy duty cross shaft for the LT230 diff is an awfully nice bit of kit. I just installed it last night and I think it's how they should have made it in the first place.
If I have one complaint about the Ashcroft LT230 rebuild kit, it is that they do not include new snap rings. Minor thing, but for how much they cost it's not a big expense.
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Old December 29th, 2011, 10:26 PM
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LT230 sorted. Hated setting the intermediate shaft bearing preload.
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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:39 PM
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Just joining the tour... what's the engine out of? Defender, RRC or Discovery?
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Old December 30th, 2011, 01:55 PM
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Well, the provenance is somewhat shadowed. I pulled it out of one of Doug's orphan 110s, but it was not original to that vehicle.

It's next up on the refurb list.
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Trying to get Ron to sell me his rolling Designa Chassis. Bulkhead reconstruction on hold pending my repairing the Lawib's transfer case. Consequently the galvy run is on hold until the BH is ready. Diesel tach in a Jaeger shell project almost done; need to print the waterslide decal for the dial face. Last major thing for the 5 door other than galvy and paint is the 200 Tdi refresh.

2nd RRC off to get state inspection so it can get tags. It's getting a new set of Dura tracs.
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Call me tonight Bill.

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Verbal deal with Ron to buy his chassis. This will vault me at least three months ahead as Iain at Designa was talking April/May before I would get one. Ron's will need some mods, but nothing that I can't do with my snot welds.
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