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I should have asked the question how it was done at the factory. I assumed the support were in place. Capping was placed back on to ensure no warpage. And we’re removed when blasting

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I rebuilt my 3.9 front cover and can’t believe what I see. 180k miles on this engine and the oil gears look new as compared to the new parts purchased. possible they are original?






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They look a lot better than mine did at 140k. Either they have been replaced or the PO changed the oil very frequently.
 

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Agreed they have probably been replaced already.

Also I started to work on the hood. Funny, Land Rover never bothered to even paint the hood in its entirety. They missed the back edge.





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I’m expecting the chassis back from powder coating in a few weeks, and need to finish prep of the drivetrain parts. Hubs and swivels assembled and back from power coating







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Agreed they have probably been replaced already.

Also I started to work on the hood. Funny, Land Rover never bothered to even paint the hood in its entirety. They missed the back edge.

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All painted by hand, not quite the consistency of robotic painting. Body panels are all placed on racks, then into he paint shop to be hand sprayed in place Then they were loaded onto the back of a flat deck truck (once cured) and trucked the the assembly line building, only a couple hundred yards away. Unloaded by forklift and placed on racking awaiting assembly.

You can see how the back edge gets missed...
 

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Great info!!!!!

Can I also confirm hood brackets and screws assembled to the hood before color coat?




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Do you know if the following were painted on early 1994 NAS trucks:

snaps on the doors, pins that hold the bulkhead vents, door hinge bolts, rear tailgate hinge bolts?

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Just trying to help the people that will follow in a rebuild!!!

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Do you know if the following were painted on early 1994 NAS trucks:

snaps on the doors, pins that hold the bulkhead vents, door hinge bolts, rear tailgate hinge bolts?

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Some of those items may heya been painted. Vent flaps wouldn't have been installed to the bulkhead when painted, so no pins to paint. They would have been installed when the body was assembled. Hinges were on the doors, but not the bulkhead. Hinges would have been on the rear door, but not yet on the tub so the hinge bolt may have been in.
 

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Scott,

Ben's question stems from my highly original (according to paint meter and close inspection) NAS truck. 94' #631. My vent pins, hinge bolts/pins and snaps are painted in the front then others not painted in the rear. Doors, cappings appear and test as original.

I told him would make a separate post but a little research made it seem like there was no chance any of these items would have been painted (which didn't line up with what both Ben and I witnessed on my truck).

Any ideas?
 

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I don't see how they would have painted the vent pins at the factory, as only body panels would have been on the rack. if the vents were in place, it would be really difficult to paint the actual openings and the mesh screens that are in place behind where the flap is.

Hinge bolt pins would be painted for sure, as I commented earlier the hinges were installed on the doors prior to paint.

If you are talking the dome snaps along the door capping being painted, pretty sure that's not factory. On my '94 they weren't painted. Not 100% sure when the snaps were added, I think it may possibly have been post-factory as I'm pretty sure the trucks were sold with the top as an option. If you bought a hard top, you wouldn't have snaps.
 

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Vent flap pins are painted body color from the factory.

Not sure when in the process they got painted but they are painted.

Snaps on doors and tub were not painted but all 94 trucks have them regardless of which top the truck came with.
 

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Just noticed a pic from my disassembly a vent pin was painted



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Xmas came early at my house. Santa tracked down my missing 3rd brake light!!




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Where'd you get that!?!?!?!

I have a third brake light bar that I bought from a guy here that fabbed them up. It's a fantastic piece, but I could never find a decent light, so I never installed it.
 

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Discussion Starter #159 (Edited)
“Santa” got it from garrison outfitters. They sold off their mold stock since they abandoned the project

Call them

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Been a few weeks I’m biting at the bit to get my frame back from powder coating.

Picked up a l322 autobiography for peanuts. Diagnosed as bad head gasket, was actually a failed valley pan gasket!



New VP gasket, water pump and thermostat done.




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