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Old April 19th, 2011, 10:58 PM
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Sorry, if this goes in projects? I am unsure?

Ok, so I brought a rusty 1983 110 2.25 petrol and I am excited to learn about Land Rovers and putting them together and taking them apart. I am trying to do the rebuild on somewhat of a budget but since I am doing the work I am saving on labor. This is my second LR a few years back I had a 1996 Range Rover LWB and changed the head gasket with out much fan fair.

I have identified these problems:
Massive oil leak from either or both the valve cover or oil pan
Lots of rust (some on the bulkhead)
Swivel hub leak both sides
Electrical short in the heater (you have to hold the lever down for it to stay on)
General surface rust
Some rust on the bulkhead

So here is what I have done so far:
Radiator removal and flush.
Wing panels off and sanded for painting
Hood off and sanded for painting
Bumper off and sanded for painting
Engine and under carriage kinda cleaned and degrease
New grill and light cards brought.
Oil pan dropped cleaned, painted and gasket replaced
Compression test
Ground out and primed the rust on the bulkhead
Broken and ground off a lot of bolts


Here is what I think needs to be done:
Replace valve seals
Replace valve cover gasket
Swivel hub seals
Heater wiring
Spray paint
Treat surface rust and repaint the chassis
Repair and paint the bulkhead
Needs middle seats and belts to satisfy the girlfriend

Here are my questions and problems:

Where do i get the bolts to replace the ones I have broken or can't use?
What else do you guys think or recommend I should do?
How do I get the brake caliper off? (It must be seized I have broken a wrench and socket)(Not the good stuff)
Will a surface rust treatment and chassis black be enough?

Thanks for all your help in advance!
Ben
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Old April 19th, 2011, 11:00 PM
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BTW I did search and try and find answers to my questions before I posted.
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Old April 19th, 2011, 11:19 PM
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I too am in the midst of a rebuild. Because they rust from the inside out, whatever rust you can see on the outside is just the "tip of the iceberg". I went with new galvy for most al of the steel bits, chassis, bulkhead, b-pillars, door frames, etc. Mcmaster.com will be your friend for boxes of bolts. Air tools are really nice and don't mess around with seized bushings and crud like that find a big press instead of hours soaking with penetrant and pounding with a hammer. An angle grinder for any bolt/nut that is more than slightly rusty will save lots of time. Good luck and have fun.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 04:32 AM
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If you have an Ace Hardware nearby, they have a great selection of grade 8.8 and above bolts and nuts at good prices.

Since you're that far in, ideally you would pull the bulkhead, send it for a chemical dip to get rid of all the rust and expose all the weak spots. Then you can get it patched up proper and also do effective rust prevention.

X2 on grnrvrs advice -- during disassembly this is Land Rover special tool number LR001...
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Old April 20th, 2011, 06:03 AM
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What you do depends on what you want in the end. Rust is the enemy. If it is more than minor surface rust, I would fix the rust (cut out and replace metal) on the frame and bulkhead and then go from there.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 07:46 AM
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I don't know if it will be the same on an '83 but the seatbelts from the rear of a '95 Disco fit the rear of my '85 110 SW perfectly. I just bolted them in to the holes that were already there. I have the standard bench seat.
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Old April 20th, 2011, 03:42 PM
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Thanks for all your support and Help. I will let you know how its going.
Ben
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Old April 20th, 2011, 06:27 PM
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Congrats on your project. You will not be finished until you wear out the following: air compressor, angle die grinder, angle grinder,….. Also, buy the mother lode of sanding discs for both grinders.

Good luck.

When I started my 93 110, I bought the nut and bolt kits from McMaster Carr.
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