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Old March 7th, 2012, 09:03 AM
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I assume that the roof gutter and the border between the upper part of the door and lower part of the door are galvanized.... Does anyone know of a good product or mix to clean this up? Because you can see that the border on the front door looks a lot better than the rest.

And thank your input and the nice word, I'm learning a lot and I will keep on posting pictures!
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Old March 7th, 2012, 09:57 AM
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How is the frame on that truck?
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Old March 7th, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Good question, I completely forgot to post those pictures...
The first picture is before I started the project. Obviously there were some rust issues in the frame.

The chassis got sandblasted where there were serious rust issues, rust got cut out and those spots got welded and reinforced. A new bulkhead rigger got welded on. Then the chassis got covered to prevent future rust issues.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Then the chassis got covered to prevent future rust issues.
covered with what?
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Old March 7th, 2012, 11:21 AM
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covered with what?
Rust protective paint.... why?
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Old March 7th, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Because it can be covered in any number of things - waxoyl, spraypaint/rustoleum, that stuff that looks like galv but isn't, rust-to-primer converter, etc. - was just wondering what you covered it with.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 11:45 AM
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So would mine be sufficient? Or should I add something else on it?
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Old March 7th, 2012, 11:50 AM
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So would mine be sufficient? Or should I add something else on it?
Can of worms.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 12:02 PM
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Well...

It depends. I'm not sure I'd worry about it too much in southwestern VA.

If this was a serious salt-belt truck, or if you lived next to the ocean, I'd be concerned about coating prep and thickness.

The real question is whether or not you care about the originality of your frame. If you don't, then there's nothing stopping you from buying a galv frame in the future and just sticking the rest of the truck on top of it if/when the original frame rusts out.

Until then, IMHO, just enjoy the truck and keep restoring it the way you see fit.
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Old March 7th, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Thats the reason why I didn't buy a new galvanized frame. I would like to keep it is original as possible. If it becomes inevitable to change it, I guess I will live, but at the moment I'm trying to keep this frame.

And hopefully it won't see any rust. Soon it should be safe in a garage and I won't drive it when there is salt on the road, thats why I have my range rover...
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Old March 7th, 2012, 02:09 PM
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*Ahem* you could if you were in a pickle just cut the number out of the old chassis and weld it into the new chassis. If you were to do that I would strongly suggest being upfront with the next person to own it how ever many decades down the line that would be.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:29 PM
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Fantastic Truck! do you have any of the history behind it?
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Yes, It was the german vehicle (car 2) for the 1984 Brasil event. The drivers were Volker Lapp and Ulrich Schum. And in order to verify this, I send Volker Lapp an email with a couple of pictures. When he responded, he send back some of his album pictures from after the event. Thanks to these pictures (and some unique dents in the vehicle), he was able to verify the authenticity.

I also double checked by getting a British motor industry heritage trust. This certificate states that the vehicle was returned to the Lode Lane factory and re-despatched to R.J.Reynolds, Tobbaco-Brazil.

Mr. Lapp also mentioned that after the Camel Trophy event, the car returned to Germany where it was after some events donated through a lotto to a german forest ranger. This was the most recent information he had about the vehicle.

And then I found it in the Netherlands and shipped it to Belgium and then Virginia.
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That is totally cool. Looks to be in pretty good shape.

Van waar in Belgie kom jij vandaan? Ik was in Keerbergen geboren.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 03:33 PM
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It is definitely in a good shape for its age... which surprised me.

En ik woon in Antwerpen. Ongeveer een 30 min. van Keerbergen.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Other than cosmetics have you had to do anything to it? I have looking at getting my rims powder Coated as they where showing their age.

Woon jij nog in Amerika of al weer terug in Belgie? Heb jij je Land Rover al lang? Ik heb die van mij nu een maand
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Praat julle Flemish? Dit klink soos Afrikaans.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 06:49 PM
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Nope, it still has the 2.5 NA diesel and it has been running fine the moment I bought it. (Except for some stalling in the beginning without any reason. But this seemed to stop). It even started when it was below -10 degrees Celsius.

If your rims are showing their age you should get them powdercoated. It looks nice and it only costed me about 150 $ for powdercoating/ painting for 6 rims.

And yes Charles, we are speaking Dutch/ Flemish. This is exactly the same, only a different accent. And it is very similar to Afrikaans.

En ik woon nog steeds in Virginia. Ik heb de Kameel een jaar geleden gekocht en het is in Amerika sinds oktober.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Where the rims sand blasted as well and then powder coated? I was at a car show the other day and I was getting quotes of about 75 per wheel (including sand blasting and white powder coating). any major plans for the truck. I have a 2.5 na as well and so far it ok, on all but the steepest hills
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Old April 4th, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Yes, rims were sandblasted, powder coated and painted on both sides. No major changes really, I am trying to keep it original to the Camel Trophy.


Updates so far: new rear shocks and new steering damper.
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