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Old May 10th, 2007, 10:15 PM
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Old May 11th, 2007, 06:57 AM
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engineered lift........you can even take the floor panels out and drive it (the bodyshell) around Flintstone style.

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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 May 11th, 2007, 03:26 PM
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Chassis Update

All,

Thanks to everyone who offered to pitch in and help. Thanks for everyones great advice as always.

I just spent some time under my truck (which would have been so much easier with a lift). I was surprised how good my chassis looked. I am sure I do not know everything that I am looking at, and I am sure I can not see all - but it has been a while since I was seriously under there with a flashlight and I expected to see all kinds of holes and huge rust spots (like on my rear cross member). Nothing major existed. I will still look at it with my shop when I am next there.

I took some pictures - but my wife had the digital camera - so they are only the quality of a cell phone......

The rear cross memeber is still bad- you almost would not think it is from the same truck - I may do that "band-aid" fix, but I think I will hold off on the full chassis swap for a while. I am going to start saving my money for it!

I think Pendy's offer is great, especially for someone doing it himself (or with friends). It seems from so quick research that this Richards Chassis is the one to get.

So who is the next chassis swap on this page. If it is near, I could lend......what an opportunity to learn.....

Flagg

ps - thanks MIKE at ECR! We will meet someday when I am up in Maine. I sent you an E-mail with Thanks as well.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 12:16 AM
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First post here, so hello everybody!

Doing a chassis swap is not that big a deal. It may seem a bit daunting but it is just nuts and bolts job. Many moons ago the chassis on my Series 3 88 rusted out from under me. Luckily I had found a really good deal on a galvanized unit and had it waiting patiently in the wings.

Myself and two Land Rover buddies did the complete drive in/drive out swap over a weekend with 25 hours of actual wrenching. Couple other friends would wonder in and out over the two days but it was mostly just the three of us.

We removed all the body work in pieces and let me tell you, it was a bit of a shock seeing all the bits spread out on the ground. Felt like my truck was gone and I just had a collection of used parts. But bit by bit the Landy slowly reappeared on the new chassis and when I drove it out again on Sunday evening it was like driving a new truck.

If I recall correctly all I needed in the way of new parts were mostly just brake lines and a big bucket of assorted nuts and bolts. Oh, and beer and pizza for the boys!

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Old May 13th, 2007, 01:03 AM
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I've got no dog in the fight, but organizing a weekend chassis swap party is a project goal of mine. I want to organize it and document it for posterity. I dont really care whose truck is the subject, I'll supply the organization and labor for someone who'll pay for their parts and offer up the truck!

Could be fun. I could fetch a forklift with my truck and trailer. First weekend next month? Flagg is there a convenant in your neighbor hood? I'll bring my fork extensions and plenty of chain and strap.

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Old May 13th, 2007, 09:29 AM
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wait sec, whose house? where? did Flagg pull the trigger on this thing?

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Old May 13th, 2007, 10:59 AM
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Old May 15th, 2007, 01:56 PM
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Flagg -

If you are interested in this, I am up for it.... actually any maintenance that you are doing I would like to lend a hand.... if time permits. I am planning on picking up a 90, and I would like to get the experience working on one ... I've done a pretty good body swap on a Cj7 before....and I am mechanically inclined.
I live about 15 minutes south of you in Laurel.

I have a MIG/Flux core welder as well... and I know how to use it .... :-)
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