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by Fish
Sun May 10, 2020 8:05 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 189
Views: 24882

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: 830

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: 830

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: 830

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: 189
Views: 24882

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: 1042

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: 189
Views: 24882

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: 13
Views: 2521

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: 13
Views: 2521

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: 13
Views: 2521

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...
by Fish
Wed Jan 08, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Stage 1 rebuild...
Replies: 13
Views: 2521

Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Gearbox is an assumption and I'll check later, the engine number all ties in to year and spec etc...
by Fish
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Stage 1 rebuild...
Replies: 13
Views: 2521

Re: Stage 1 rebuild...

Can anyone see the pictures now, they show up fine for me?

Cheers
by Fish
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Stage 1 rebuild...
Replies: 13
Views: 2521

Re: Satge 1 rebuild...

Other thoughts relate to engine and gearbox.. Thinking of doing the transfer ratio swap rather than rebuilding the fairy it has, I haven't got the proper linkage and a slightly higher gear set will be better for bimbling around. I'm not intending to do much towing.. The engine is getting a refresh b...
by Fish
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: Stage 1 rebuild...
Replies: 13
Views: 2521

Stage 1 rebuild...

Right thought I'd take a minute to start with a few photos and a bit of a slower rebuild to Geofs! Mine is an origional 1981 Sation wagon with origional gearbox and engine.. I'll be rebuilding as a grey sand softtop station wagonfor scooting around the lanes.. Other than the colour change any chaneg...
by Fish
Wed Nov 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 2nd Row Delux Seats
Replies: 5
Views: 1259

Re: 2nd Row Delux Seats

Mine will of had black vinyl as it was pre the county ones so I'll go black vinyl on the refurb..