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by Fish
Wed Dec 30, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Stage 1 rebuild...
Replies: 16
Views: 3868

Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Further update... now on the front axle and just ordered a load of bits form Blanchards for the rebuild, chrome is good and all looks ok, half shafts are worn on the 10 splines but I may reuse, they aren't there yet. Will pop the diff out to check that shortly just cleaning the casing up first to av...
by Fish
Wed Dec 09, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Stage 1 rebuild...
Replies: 16
Views: 3868

Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Update after a Year!! and Covid stuff.. Chassis rebuilt and painted... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/ACtC-3ei6dXOeGaZHy4-L5xYH0s8yl571JT0F_E4_OsWGHXKEliSdLZarkTeGVayZe32QJdiJZWh9ibyuXHaSPDTt27q49Kc_UjSK_pSEpaIV3uNFMbICYza_79kD0fECN7apyj6nj-VTNSsJOt6U6hJZTpN=w704-h938-no?authuser=1?.jpg Rear A...
by Fish
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 235
Views: 44180

Re: Restoration

Making great progress there..

Finished the chassi fully just moved it asside and starting to clean my axles today for stripping down.. Just noticed the one of the front brake drums has bits missing and cracked.. will be checking out the disc brakes..
by Fish
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: HCPU Fuel Tank
Replies: 8
Views: 880

Re: HCPU Fuel Tank

Yep I bought one of them and the bracket holes are about 20mm too far out. I'm going to reweld mine to fit..
by Fish
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 235
Views: 44180

Re: Restoration

Keep up the good work, I've paused but going to start on my axles when I get back form holiday!
by Fish
Sun May 10, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 235
Views: 44180

Re: Restoration

Great to see the updates Cliff. You're doing a lovely job and keeps me going at my Chassis, nice to see it coming back together. I've got a fair while before I start catching up..
by Fish
Sat May 09, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Wanted.. Spare wheel bonnet or fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: Wanted.. Spare wheel bonnet or fittings

Well what a surprise, just ordered all the bits from PA Blanchard they are the only ones with MRC5801 in stock. It looks like MTC3598 maybe the same though and the number just changed. The retainer MRC5063 is available and Blanchards have the galved ones in.. rubbers MTC4619 easily available and jus...
by Fish
Fri May 08, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Wanted.. Spare wheel bonnet or fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Re: Wanted.. Spare wheel bonnet or fittings

I'll look into that thanks, I thought they were unobtainium apart form the rubbers...
by Fish
Fri May 01, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Wanted.. Spare wheel bonnet or fittings
Replies: 4
Views: 1387

Wanted.. Spare wheel bonnet or fittings

I have 2 bonnets; stage 1 genuine and an early defender I would like a stage 1 with the wheel holder bits, anyone have one for sale or fancy a swap?
by Fish
Sat Apr 18, 2020 9:30 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 235
Views: 44180

Re: Restoration

Oooh looks nice...
by Fish
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Front Drive Shaft - Double Cardon Centering Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 1943

Re: Front Drive Shaft - Double Cardon Centering Kit

Useful post as mine may need renewing when I get to it. Thanks
by Fish
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 235
Views: 44180

Re: Restoration

The beauty of restoration is you can always take a break for a sec if you're not feeling it!

Just got my engine out today.. virtually just a chassis, and it still has quite a bit of origional paint left on it!!

Keep safe.
by Fish
Sat Apr 11, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Stage 1 rebuild...
Replies: 16
Views: 3868

Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

No, the photos don't show for me either. How do you know the engine and gearbox are both original to the vehicle? Do you have the numbers listed on registration docs or somewhere, or are you going by condition and originality of how things are looking after 38 years? I ask because my gearbox and fr...
by Fish
Fri Apr 10, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Stage 1 rebuild...
Replies: 16
Views: 3868

Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Thanks Geoff. The last Stage one i rebuilt was in a standard double garage and on the drive...
by Fish
Thu Apr 09, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Stage 1 rebuild...
Replies: 16
Views: 3868

Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Right bit of an update, all the bodywork nearly off as I now have time and Buzzweld CIO and RE ordered for the chassis plus two outriggers which need doing and the rear cross member will need re doing as the fuel tank doesn't bolt in right, I think it was welded on not vertical.. will look at when a...