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Old December 17th, 2009, 02:53 PM
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Slow progress.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 02:58 PM
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Slow progress.
Will it be done in time for the Winter Romp?
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Old December 17th, 2009, 03:14 PM
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Realistically, no. I need to get the bulkhead up to Matt Browne and then get it back and do all of the paint prep and painting of the whole truck and do not want to do a rush job on it. I've wheeled and partied my ass off enough at past Romps to miss a year. I say that now but I am sure I will miss being there and seeing everyone. I do have a friend coming in from South Africa about that time too though.

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Changed my mind again on the color, NATO Light Stone may be too light. I think it is going to be a proper Land Rover coloUr, Sand. Sample photo attached.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 03:23 PM
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Sand is my favorite series color. We voted for it for build a rover, but Tom B. overruled us some how and they painted it green.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 03:28 PM
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Sand looks nice - here's another sample
edit - color in this picture is off a bit..
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Old December 17th, 2009, 04:36 PM
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Bobeck will be happier with me but not fully satisfied until I paint the hardtop to match with a limestone roof. (I'm keeping it black)
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Old December 17th, 2009, 05:47 PM
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Kevin - do you have any pages on the coiler conversion? I just sent a free/ratty Series III up to my dad and it might need a frame (certainly a suspension redo) and thought maybe a coiler conversion would be cheaper/easier.

I like the tan too. Looks good on the series in the pics and I've love the color on my mtn bikes Black and tan always is a nice combo - it liquid form too :D
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Old December 17th, 2009, 08:34 PM
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Don,

ECR actually did it back in 1996 (2 owners ago)so it is a Designa chassis or similiar. Pretty damn straightforward conversion especially with all of the old disco axle assemblies floating around these days but nobody imports the chassis anymore. I don't even know if anyone in the UK is still making them. Making one from a good series frame is not super complicated as many have done that too. Matt Browne did the PS conversion which involved cutting out the original front crossmember and welding in a new one which he made.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 08:44 PM
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don,

you could buy some coil spring buckets from any of the non-vehicle specific aftermarket supplies and simply weld them on after getting rid of the leaf spring mounts. it wouldn't be too hard.

or if you're handy, make them yourself. looking at the photo, it'd take a couple hours to make each corner and weld it all on.

the radius/trailing arm mounts are pretty straight forward as well. take measurements from a disco or rangie if you can and line up the axles assemblies.

it shouldn't be too hard.

progress looks good, kevin.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 09:55 PM
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Changed my mind again on the color, NATO Light Stone may be too light. I think it is going to be a proper Land Rover coloUr, Sand. Sample photo attached.
That is one of the nicest Series 3's I have seen, and I love the sand colour... but of course I would say that, that is my 88 in the picture.

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Old December 17th, 2009, 09:59 PM
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Brett was who turned me on to the color after seeing his truck pictured on the RN forum. He was also kind enough to provide me with color codes and the actual pigment mix if I wanted to have a quart sample made up.
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The pace should pick up a bit now.
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The pace should pick up a bit now.

Where are you getting your paint work done at?
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Old December 20th, 2009, 01:09 PM
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Bob Courtneys barn.
Otherwise known as www.redbarnengineering.com
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Old December 20th, 2009, 03:04 PM
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Easy access to the timing belt now.
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Old January 16th, 2010, 03:28 PM
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Fianlly got some time today to work on it, bulkhead should come off tomorrow. Just need to remove steering and brake tower and pull a coupe of last wires and speedo and throtle cables.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 07:16 PM
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Pulled the bulkhead tonight. Now to organize all the bits, order new parts for the reassembly, do the timing belt and glow plugs and start prepping panels for paint.
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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:32 PM
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Off to Overland Engineering in the morning.
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So this is the reason for the madness! How about some close ups showing the repairs needed?
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