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Cliff4WD
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Re: Restoration

Post by Cliff4WD » Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:07 pm

Pressed on today.

I decided to tidy up the chassis ready to refit the gearbox. The galvanised chassis is like new under a few years of grime. I already gave it a pressure washer before removing the gearbox, but it looked a bit dirty still, so gave it a wire brush and then painted it with some oil. I figure a bit of waterproofing can only be a good thing though strictly speaking, quite unnecessary.

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With a bit of oil...

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Having started, I thought best to carry on and have the engine out too. So radiator first.

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Viscous fan...

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...and after a lot of contorting and knuckle skinning, got the exhaust, earth strap, alternator, breathers, fuel line, etc. freed, set up the crane amd started the engine lift

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With the V8 out of the way I'll finish off tidying the chassis and sort brake lines, etc.

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The V8 is on the dolly ready for overhaul.

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I'll probably get the tub off next and focus on the chassis, brake and fuel lines. Axles and springs too. Mind you, I want to get the gearbox back in place now it's rebuilt so that I can fit the bulkhead. So much to do, decisions, decisions. Lol
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