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by Cliff4WD
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

You just want to degrease and key the surface so that the paint will stick. Lightly sanding with 180 grit to remove any dross embedded in the zinc and degrease/etching with a mordant solution, e.g. T-wash seem to give the zinc a surface suitable for painting. The sanding doesn't need to be done too ...
by Cliff4WD
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

Having had to wait for materials to arrive (order mix ups and delays), I've now been able to resume work on the bulkhead. Having sanded it to improve the surface and provide a key, I then gave it a mordant wash to chemically etch it ready for priming. Washed it and scrubbbed it to ensure surface was...
by Cliff4WD
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

I was not very happy with the quality of the galvanising of my bulkhead, it had a lot of dross left on it and a pretty rough surface, however, it is well covered with zinc so should outlast me. Today I've been cleaning and keying the surface ready for painting. After washing it down with a mordant s...
by Cliff4WD
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

Not too much to update on as I've been forced to rest up a bit. Also, I've been looking at it and trying to decide next steps, however, it qets a bit overwhelming if you look at everything that has to be done together, so back to the elephant consumption strategy; 'one bite at a time'. :lol: The fir...
by Cliff4WD
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Body Parts
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: Body Parts

Hi Keith, Lightning strike took out my internet (amongst other things) so have been off-line. I was/am interested in roof lining, bonnet, wings, door, etc. However, having been hit by unexpected expense of the storm, I'm now left short of funds. Anyway, if you could get a few photos up of what you h...
by Cliff4WD
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Body Parts
Replies: 14
Views: 403

Re: Body Parts

Where are you?
by Cliff4WD
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

Essential for shifting heavy things IMO. I made another one a couple of days ago and should be getting on with it, but heatwave here has slowed me down until it cools a bit.
by Cliff4WD
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

Need to do the same with the spare LT95 currently sat behind the vehicle and again, right in the way! Need to make another dolly.
by Cliff4WD
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

Not been much progress since lifting the engine, it's been sat on the dolly in the way, so really needed to shift it until I can work on it. I want it in my workshop but how to get it up over the step? Came up with the one man two stage shift-it plan. Put a board covered pallet in front of the works...
by Cliff4WD
Fri Jul 19, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Limestone Station Wagon
Replies: 89
Views: 13384

Re: Limestone Station Wagon

Rear door bump stop. Mine's missing too lol. Not that I can see anything as none of the photos seem to be displaying now.
by Cliff4WD
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

Pressed on today. I decided to tidy up the chassis ready to refit the gearbox. The galvanised chassis is like new under a few years of grime. I already gave it a pressure washer before removing the gearbox, but it looked a bit dirty still, so gave it a wire brush and then painted it with some oil. I...
by Cliff4WD
Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

You can either order just the parts that you think you need to replace, and you can do so by ordering from bearing suppliers, etc., or do what I decided to do and order a complete kit. For the LT95, I could only really find the 2 kits: one from Syncro Gearboxes and the other from EAC. Individual par...
by Cliff4WD
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

LT95 Rebuild The thrust washers for the centre differential arrived yesterday along with a new pair of transmission brake shoes, so time to crack on and get this job finished. https://i.postimg.cc/GhBJvTZm/20190703-135951.jpg Split the diff amd removed the cross shafts and planet gears https://i.po...
by Cliff4WD
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

The 4 new thrust washers supplied in the kit were the same type as the existing ones in the box. I used the new ones even though the old ones were hardly worn at all. I don't think they are the steel type you described. I decided that it was better that I knew the whole box had been rebuilt with all...
by Cliff4WD
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 117
Views: 6061

Re: Restoration

:oops: dunno about that, but thanks. I've left out an absolute ton of stuff but it's so difficult to document and film at the same time as doing the work, especially when it goes wrong. I'm sure there are a lot of very bored readers who have already been there and got the T shirt who are singularly ...