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by disco2hse
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2635

Re: Restoration

I could see a future gearbox rebuilder cursing you if you don't leave a note somewhere that you used the loctite product :lol:
by disco2hse
Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2635

Re: Restoration

To be honest, I'm not really surprised and the wear/damage you show is what I would expect from a truck gearbox with comparatively low miles (for a truck that it is, not a car). If it has had its regular oil refill, then it should all be good for half a million k's. When our D2 had its auto trans re...
by disco2hse
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Half Shafts
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Half Shafts

Can't help here, but you might want to ask on the NZ Ex Army Stage 1 FB group. At least one member has replaced his in recent weeks.
by disco2hse
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mudflaps
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Mudflaps

Whereas in New Zealand, mud flaps are not required (they are optional) and you rarely see them here on Series III's. Part of the reason was that they get in the way in soft mud (which we have a lot of :D).
by disco2hse
Sun Jun 09, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Gumtree again
Replies: 57
Views: 5093

Re: Gumtree again

:lol:

They are fishing rod holders for surf casters. Quite common in the antipodies. Also means there is likelihood of rust in the firewall and chassis and worn wheel bearings.
by disco2hse
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2635

Re: Restoration

Well I think it looks the bees knees.

Would you consider leaving it as zinc? What effect does paint have on the oxidisation (protection) process?
by disco2hse
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2635

Re: Restoration

Probably just loctite and not over tightened. Stuff was doing its job ;)
by disco2hse
Fri May 31, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2635

Re: Restoration

Would it have frozen from steel-aluminium electrolysis? How about a dose of penetrating oil, then some good whacks with a number 5, then some revolutions on your rattle gun?
Then on reassembly a good dose of copper grease.
by disco2hse
Tue May 28, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2635

Re: Restoration

The magnet is pretty normal if the oil has not been changed for a long time.
by disco2hse
Sat May 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2635

Re: Restoration

Things I would do now. 1. Open and inspect the spare for a (hopefully) quick replacement. Replace and build as required. 2. Break off the cross member and paint over the bare metal with cold galv, etc. 3. Install the spare box and then rebuild the old one as a new known-to-be-good spare. Decision fo...
by disco2hse
Sat May 25, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Gumtree again
Replies: 57
Views: 5093

Re: Gumtree again

Picture of mechanicals would have been more useful than pictures of surf boards. Don't like the idea of strapping the boards to the windscreen. Pretty sure the screws, etc. would have been stressed.
by disco2hse
Sat May 25, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2635

Re: Restoration

You are finding some odd issues in there.
by disco2hse
Thu May 16, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Paint Colour
Replies: 3
Views: 128

Re: Paint Colour

I know what you mean about the 80's pastels and bright green. I never liked them much. If it were me, I would probably go with the bronze green and limestone roof. To my eye, that has always looked the best. However, other than that, red white roof looks good, so too does matt black (gives the 109 V...
by disco2hse
Wed May 15, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2635

Re: Restoration

It's a work of art and I am sure the builders would be pleased with it.
by disco2hse
Sat May 11, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 94
Views: 2635

Re: Restoration

On the upside, it will never have to be done again.

So glad our roads are not salted, but road builder use lime :x