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by firemanshort
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1980 Stage One Frame Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 4427

Re: 1980 Stage One Frame Swap

Long story - sad story. I will see if I can give a short version that in understandable. I was building the new frame up at a professional repair shop (friend of the Rover club) and I was taking apart the original truck at my house. I had to transport the body shell to the new frame as one of the la...
by firemanshort
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:16 am
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: West Australian Stage one Isuzu
Replies: 16
Views: 7038

Re: West Australian Stage one Isuzu

There is a fellow over here that has just started importing Perenties - which I think have this same engine in them. He has found a small aftermarket turbo that bolts on very nicely and is tidy in the engine compartment. It is only a small turbo and he says that it is not an overwhelming difference ...
by firemanshort
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:18 am
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: West Australian Stage one Isuzu
Replies: 16
Views: 7038

Re: West Australian Stage one Isuzu

That looks like a serious Kangaroo Bar there!!

What does that tiny badge on the lower part of the wing say? I have seen a few on the Australian and New Zealand Stage One's but I can never quite read them.
by firemanshort
Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:07 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1980 Stage One Frame Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 4427

Re: 1980 Stage One Frame Swap

I have been posting updates on my regular forum about this project. The full story is at GunsandRovers.com But the short version is that I am finished (near enough to finished). I took it to an off road rally this weekend and drove it for about 400 miles. https://c1.staticflickr.com/4/3946/340960227...
by firemanshort
Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Need help finding part
Replies: 5
Views: 3276

Re: Need help finding part

Alan - Thanks for the heads up on the NZ Facebook group. I joined and am watching now. I decided I would try to just repair the brace myself. So, this.... https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2790/33214334095_88afb41f73_c.jpg ... was cut like this..... https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2863/33330714345_3d4212c...
by firemanshort
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Need help finding part
Replies: 5
Views: 3276

Re: Need help finding part

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/516/33172809636_267e9bd235_c.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2790/33214334095_88afb41f73_c.jpg Here is a photo of mine. I have called around some more, and as said above, most people just tell me to make a new one or repair this one. I guess I see what kind of ham-fi...
by firemanshort
Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Need help finding part
Replies: 5
Views: 3276

Need help finding part

Capture.JPG (I am told I should be looking for help from my New Zealand friends.....) In the process of taking my wings off the Stage One as part of my frame swap, I discovered that the wing braces located underneath the wing are rusted away. The ends remain but the middle bit is severely eaten. I ...
by firemanshort
Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: 1980 Stage One Frame Swap
Replies: 8
Views: 4427

1980 Stage One Frame Swap

Hey everyone - I have been updating my local forum with the progress on this project but it looks like I forgot to post something over here - where people might really be interested in a Stage One. I bought a Stage One galvanized frame from Richard's Chassis in the UK and had it shipped to me in the...
by firemanshort
Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: wanted front panel with oil coolant for my Centaur
Replies: 16
Views: 8734

Re: wanted front panel with oil coolant for my Centaur

When you are finished...... can I borrow the Centaur for the Winter Romp? :D :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.winterromp.me/

http://www.roversmagazine.com/2016/06/m ... nter-romp/

A tracked Rover would really make short work of the deep snow!!!
by firemanshort
Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: How can you tell a Stage One Axle?
Replies: 3
Views: 2322

Re: How can you tell a Stage One Axle?

Yes - probably overly optimistic on my part.

If you dream - dream in color!
by firemanshort
Wed Jan 04, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: How can you tell a Stage One Axle?
Replies: 3
Views: 2322

How can you tell a Stage One Axle?

Is there any way to ID a Stage One front axle just be looking at it? I know that the Stage One has large front brakes than a standard Series - but so did the NADA 6cyl 109's and I think the 1-tons. Most Stage One's also have the steering damper on the tie rods/steering rods - but this was an option ...
by firemanshort
Thu Dec 08, 2016 2:32 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Information required asap - LWB spring mounts
Replies: 15
Views: 8032

Re: Information required asap - LWB spring mounts

Look up at his post on Dec 4 - his old springs were broke. Para's are similar if not cheaper option to factory leaf set ups, as well. (... at least here in the USA they are - not sure about in OZ, NZ, or UK)
by firemanshort
Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:48 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Gearbox crossmember
Replies: 6
Views: 3890

Re: Gearbox crossmember

I think the cross member is universal and those tabs are for the 4cyl gear boxes.
by firemanshort
Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Bumper wanted
Replies: 30
Views: 7133

Re: Bumper wanted

What is different about a Standard Series and a Stage One bumper?
by firemanshort
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Steering damper
Replies: 7
Views: 3689

Re: Steering damper

I am looking at replacing my steering damper as part of a major overhaul I am about to perform on my truck. In the USA - Rovers North is our largest domestic vendor of Land Rover parts. They sell an Old Man Emu (OME) damper that they say fits an early Range Rover, Disco I, as well as a Series III. T...