Hello/S1 Rebuild

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5988
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Hello/S1 Rebuild

Post by 5988 »

Just got a stage 1 project, currently have a 1960 S2 as main car, and a 68 S2 as a longer term project (needs a chassis).

as bought
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1981-LAND-ROVER-1 ... 240%3A1318

got it home last weekend and reomved some bits, now got some more parts off- engine, gearbox,wings,doors,seabox,sills,floors have been removed so far.

chassis is in a reasonable condition, only needing bulkhead out riggers, but the others have so many patches they are getting replaced. the chassis rails have patches which may get done a bit better when i get there.

axles,steering,suspension seem ok but will get taken apart and checked.
its missing quite a few parts
Exhaust down pipes,manifolds,Radiator,Front and Rear props and maybe a few other bits i dont know its missing yet
some pics
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The cut in the bulkhead is where the previous owner had made space to get the auto box in, theres also a similar one in the seat box to be repaired
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redtailhawk
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Post by redtailhawk »

Hi
Looks like you will be busy for some time going off the pictures.I am also doing a project as well
Darren
1981 Stage 1 SW
If it's not broken don't try to fix it
landdani
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Post by landdani »

Hello, wish you all the best.
Did you consider a music system? :wink:
Are you planing to put a big some of money in your new project?
What about that rangerover?
wonderful sport!
1984 SeriesIII ex-melitary, 109 inch, V8 stage one
5988
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Post by 5988 »

landdani wrote:Hello, wish you all the best.
Did you consider a music system? :wink:
Are you planing to put a big some of money in your new project?
What about that rangerover?
no where near thinking about a radio etc in there-probably not
will probbaly cost lots, these things usualy do :roll:

some more pics
everything removed from the chassis
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front axle in pieces
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not found much to worry about, needs some brake pipes, shoes and some now bushes
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disco2hse
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Post by disco2hse »

Howdy and good to see your project.

Looks pretty straight overall and it's probably about due for a strip down and rebuild. Good on ya. :)

You've got some good space to play in there, I'm looking at it with a little envy.

Where are you based?
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
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Post by 5988 »

it isnt as strait as it looks, virtualy every pannel is bent,
based in Lincs, uk
having plenty of space is very usefull :)

the RR is likely to be donating an engine to the stage 1 soon
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Post by disco2hse »

5988 wrote:it isnt as strait as it looks, virtualy every pannel is bent,
It's all character :)
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
5988
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Post by 5988 »

bit of an update
Got most of the front axle back together last week, just stoped by a supplier sending me 2 pairs of LH brake shoes and needing 2 wheel bearings replacing
Front springs now have new polybushes fitted
Started to clean up the chassis and almost imediatly put three holes in the dumbIrons :oops:
Also now got its Gearbox (after a long fight to get it to part company with the engine) ...rather heavy to lift into the back of a landrover :shock:
and a Radiator that needs a new core
V8_Disco
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Post by V8_Disco »

where about in Lincnshire are you, I am just over the border, the engine bay of mine is very original and its a 1982...

Aidan
5988
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Post by 5988 »

gainsborough
if your somewhere near i may need to take some pics when i get that far
V8_Disco
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Post by V8_Disco »

Not Far, Near Goole/Howden. Have family in both Lincon and Gainsborough

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Post by 5988 »

Made a bit of progress -
Started on the front axel, then stopped again after deciding to replace Riako bushes...then found stage 1's have different ones >:(
so after two weeks the axle is still a pile of bits-hopefully back together then refitted next weekend ...been saying that for three weeks though :roll:
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started to attack the chassis
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Bulkhead outriggers replaced
tomorrow paint the front of the chassis, refit the relay, steering rods,brake pipes - and fix the footwell
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Also now got a gearbox, Radiator and frame , hopefully will have a transmission tunnel coming and need to go and get the flywheel from the dead V8
Now got an engine from a 81 RR as well-will probably need a cam,followers,carbs rebuilding but nothing major.
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landdani
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Post by landdani »

very organized job. :idea:
wonderful sport!
1984 SeriesIII ex-melitary, 109 inch, V8 stage one
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Post by 5988 »

thankyou :P
plan is for it to be running by begining of July ...bit optomistic maybe
landdani
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Post by landdani »

did you considered painting the (under the car parts) in a different colors? 8)
rather than bold black?
wonderful sport!
1984 SeriesIII ex-melitary, 109 inch, V8 stage one
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