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by Cliff4WD
Fri Jul 19, 2024 11:04 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

After all the rain, it seems we're now having a heatwave. It's far too hot today to be outside working on the restoration, I did want to do a bit of paint stripping, cleaning, and pre-paint prep on the tub before continuing with the work I've been doing to it but these conditions are not ideal, so I...
by Cliff4WD
Tue Jul 09, 2024 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

Deleted this today and re-made my brake lines to suit.

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by Cliff4WD
Mon Jul 08, 2024 10:16 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

Had a bit of an enforced break having to deal with my Discovery 2 starter motor problem, followed up with a major vehicle wash which escalated into a block paving jetwash. I need to re-sand the drive now but of course, it's been raining ever since. I did manage a short stint and re-fitted the rear e...
by Cliff4WD
Mon Jun 24, 2024 3:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

All top-coated (2 coats) with limestone (LRC007). Typically, after waiting for some still, dry weather, the sun comes out on the heatwave scale. Seems OK though. https://i.postimg.cc/nr0wtgrh/IMG-20240624-131210.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/B65VmXGD/IMG-20240624-160023.jpg Should I bother with the clear...
by Cliff4WD
Fri Jun 21, 2024 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

Football was abysmal! So back to the job in hand. Fitted the rear axle straps https://i.postimg.cc/25BBYmkt/IMG-20240621-112002.jpg Postman brought a welcome package https://i.postimg.cc/nhWQNMJ7/IMG-20240621-115639.jpg Can't praise Blanchards enough, very efficient. This box has the threaded shackl...
by Cliff4WD
Fri Jun 21, 2024 9:39 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

I fitted the new rear dampers https://i.postimg.cc/dtS10F8J/IMG-20240619-143100.jpg Both sides on and ready for initial spring height setup https://i.postimg.cc/bNvr8rS6/IMG-20240619-150409.jpg I used straps under jack and over chassis rail to compress the springs to get the specified gap between ax...
by Cliff4WD
Wed Jun 19, 2024 9:40 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

My new dampers arrived this morning. Oh No, :shock: Britpart, Panic! https://i.postimg.cc/7h87zfYS/IMG-20240619-101736.jpg Jeez, please don't frighten me like that; Relief! :D https://i.postimg.cc/kXCKX6Hm/IMG-20240619-101753.jpg Yesterday I ran the new rear, through chassis wiring harness. It's bee...
by Cliff4WD
Fri Jun 14, 2024 8:49 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

Not certain. I ordered them through our local Landie spare parts dealer. I think they may be Rocky Mountain, :?: Ah, I see. Well, mine are original spec springs made by Jones Springs here in the UK, they are not Parabolics. Jones state:- Spring steel to grade 251 A58 (EN45A) is sheared to the lengt...
by Cliff4WD
Thu Jun 13, 2024 10:37 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

TBH, I don't there is an easy way to get a Salisbury back into position. So many moving joints that need to be exactly lined up... Your springs are the same as my new ones. I found them to be quite soft compared with the previous standard duty springs. Not overly impressed with them, given the pric...
by Cliff4WD
Thu Jun 13, 2024 4:00 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

Fitted the springs and axle today. Naturally, I chose the most awkward and arse-about-face way of going about it, talk about making hard work for yourself. Even with jacks and and a crane, this was a real struggle on my own, anyway, I got there eventually, but I'm now shattered. https://i.postimg.cc...
by Cliff4WD
Wed Jun 12, 2024 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

The new springs arrived :D

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Bloomin heavy! Will have to crack on now and get the rear axle back on.
by Cliff4WD
Mon Jun 10, 2024 9:19 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

Do you think the oil on the galv will give it long lasting protection? I've had good results with both waxoyl and lanocote grease (no the spray version, that dried off and went powdery over time). Well, as far as I can ascertain, the original restoration and rebuild on this chassis took place in 19...
by Cliff4WD
Sat Jun 08, 2024 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

Continuing on, smeared some hylomar blue and fitted a new diff cover gasket before bolting the cover back on. The cunifer pipe had arrived, so made up the brake lines. https://i.postimg.cc/02wY63yG/IMG-20240601-123022.jpg The lines will be fixed to the brake pipe shields when the next parts order ar...
by Cliff4WD
Thu May 30, 2024 10:00 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

Nothing exciting to add to the rather mundane axle refurbishment chapter, but I'll carry on anyway for completeness. I'm pleased with the paint so far, it's cured nice and hard and looks like it will afford a great deal of protection. Obviously this one is a UK product, but I'm thinking similar 1:1 ...
by Cliff4WD
Sun May 26, 2024 8:59 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 388
Views: 218602

Re: Restoration

The rear propshaft looks to have suffered quite a bit of surface rust, but the joints and sliding spline seem to have been maintained. However, the UJ on one end was stiff on the shaft yoke side. No problem, just whip out the spider and pop a new one in (thanks Map for confirming UJ part number). No...