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Old October 24th, 2010, 09:06 PM
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series rear axle housing

i was thinking of redoing my rear axle housing with new seals bearing etc. and powder coating it along with the brake pieces. since i couldnt seem to get rid of it like it is. would there be any interest in this after i rebuild and make it look all pretty.
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Old October 25th, 2010, 01:22 PM
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Larry, I would not waste my time or money powdercoating it. Black paint is best for axle housings. Most people don't need one as they are quite robust. Occasionlaly though someone will bend one or one will rust through. Also nice to have if one wants to do a toyota conversion or similar without alot fo downtime for the vehicle. Hang onto it, someone will need one eventually. I usually end up giving them away if i really want to get rid of them as they are not exactly rare, and are difficult to ship. BTW, is this for an 88 or a 109?

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i was thinking of redoing my rear axle housing with new seals bearing etc. and powder coating it along with the brake pieces. since i couldnt seem to get rid of it like it is. would there be any interest in this after i rebuild and make it look all pretty.
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Old October 25th, 2010, 02:37 PM
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it is off of a 88' though maybe it would appeal to some one if a re-did all the seals and stuff. im just one of those guys who doesnt have storage space and i will you tell after tearing down a burnt d-90 and one rrc its easy to end up with a large amount of good parts. im looking at another d-90 to part out. i seem to have a problem watching them sit and rot. when ever i find one thats being left out to suffer its like finding a stray puppy that needs a home. and im thinking of rebuilding a few here and there to sell. i love the idea of building one or two hybrids a year to sell. let me know if this doesnt sound sane. it looks like for what i have seen hybrids sell for i could build a v8/5speed/coiler using a freshly rebuilt v8& trans and gone over disco axles. and if i work this chassis stuff out it seems like a winner. i have the fab/metal coating process in the bag. while i have rebuilt many engines i believe i would use d&d fab to supply the engine (love that guy, great engine man) and ashcroft trans.... now comes the chassis if i am able to do the chassis part right it solves so many problems ie power steering suspension and the crossmember placement etc. i am not wanting a a full time enterprise, but i few extra dollars a year doing stuff i like. sad to admit it but i make a better income wearing a shirt and tie rather then gloves and jeans even though i feel right at home with grease smeared across my face. boy do i ramble. thanks for all your input guys who knew buying a rover was a first class ticket into a great group of people.
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Old October 25th, 2010, 06:45 PM
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Hey there

If you get the chassis stuff going you might consider setting it up to accept a p38 steering box instead if d90 box. Just my thoughts. Hope this happens.

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Old October 25th, 2010, 09:59 PM
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explain the steering box difference. i havent seen a p38 box yet.
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Old October 26th, 2010, 07:23 AM
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P38 box does not require moving the front crossmember of the series chassis as it mounts outboard of the chassis rail.

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explain the steering box difference. i havent seen a p38 box yet.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 09:49 AM
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Ren is correct. It bolts to the outside of the chassis and the box would sit just above the frame rail. I hope to have mine installed on the 88" in the very near future and will post pics when that happens. I have a piece of 1/2" plate that I will drill and tap. It will be welded to the outside of the frame and the box will bolt to it. I have pics somewhere of a few p38 installs done by Timm Cooper that I can post too If you are making a custom chassis I would think it would be relatively easy to accommodate this box.

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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:04 AM
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anyone have a p38 box that i could purchase so i can mock up chassis to fit that stayle. im stuck with 2 defender boxes.

p.s. will the defender axles work with the p38 box?
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