Hello/S1 Rebuild

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sebking
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fuel pump

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can'y see it in the pix, don't forget the earth lead between the pump and chassis - that pesky thing caused me two break downs!
1970 Spitfire MKIII
1981 Laser 1 88643
1982 Stage 1 v8 SW
1992 Laser 2 9101 "Purple Reign"
2000 Laser Pico 4050
2001 Brompton M3L
2010 VW California GP 140 SE
2010 Brompton M6L
2010 Venture Ranger 16 Canoe
2010 Cube Ltd Pro
5988
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Post by 5988 »

Some more progress ... lots done, not much achieved

110 seatbox with new toolboxes (now 109 layout - the 110 passenger side toolbox hits the series chassis)
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took a bit of working out how this one went together so ended up a bit messy .... should have tried it all before putting lots of adhesives on it :embarrassed

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and the other side - this one the original 110 toolbox, with batery tray added for the stage 1

All the holes that the 110 seatbox had that the stage 1 didnt have been covered up and filled, and the new ones drilled to match the stage 1 original
and with a coat of primer
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seat frame bits cleaned up and painted for refitting once the seatbox painting is done
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New doortops arrived,
skins removed,
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painted with a high zinc primer
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anti corrosion jointing compound applied
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skins going back
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and finished
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Next the doors - having failed to find new skins for the old doors (which needed repairing) , went and bought two new doors
door frames with the skins removed
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original door
For various reasons decided to refit the old doors, so out with the grinder and welder to repair them (new skins will be fitted to the old doors ... an expensive way to get hold of some door skins)
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rear tub going to a welder to have the mounts repaired
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and just for the sake of it a puicture of a V8
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And a bit more,
Doors now have their crush tubes for the hinge bolts
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Geaerbox crossmember repaired - bit of paint and it can go back on
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Seatbox given two coats of primer
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5988
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Done a bit more this week,

Seatbox finished
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Sorted the issue with a lack of lids - they arent the same as 4 or 6 cyl to be awkward. Centre one from a 110V8 fits, passenger one from a 110V8 with its catch removed and a series one fitted has that covered (needs some trimming of the seatbox edge, but best I can do for now) and the drivers one straight from a 110V8 - all matches the parts book now (cant see how my drivers one was secured if there at all as no screw holes and no holes for a series or defender style catch as the parts book shows)
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Tub repaired
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blasted door frames
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and wheels
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Seat runners now sorted as well, just need to replace the zinc plating on them and the seatbox and seat frames can be reassembled

Next - sort the tub out, reassemble the doors and paint the door tops so they can be glazed
22900013a
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Keep up the good work Alex!
5988
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Not all that much has happened for a few reasons (mostly work, some deciding changing my Rover V6 cambelts myself was a good idea)

Seatbox modifications finished - now converted from 110 to stage 1
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More painted bits
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Front panel refitted
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And new tyres
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Bonnet paint didn't go well - attempt 3 or maybe 4 ... maybe 5 :angry
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Finally got the paint off the tub, took a wire brush and nitromores and many hours to shift it
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and found a front prop flange - shipped all the way from New Zealand (Thanks Kiwistage1v8)- proper stage 1 prop can go back now
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disco2hse
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Post by disco2hse »

That is really starting to come together and looking great :)

Seeing your door frames reminds me that I need to replace my manky door tops.
Alan

1983 ex-army FFR 109 Stage 1
2005 Disco 2 HSE TD5
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Some more bits painted.
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The tub straightened and etch primed
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Proper primer followed and I made a mess of that so no pics :embarrassed ... back out with the sand paper tomorrow for attempt 2

Soon be ready to go back together ... just need to find some parts suppliers who are actually in any way interested in selling the parts they stock :shakinghead
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This is gonna be awesome... :twisted:
5988
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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More done this weekend,

Lots of sanding, some painting, more sanding, more painting.
Underneath to prime and top coat next then the top side to do ... that should be it for messy paint and such things (until I get to the truck cab, but its going full soft top for now)

Might make Dorset steam fair yet :D

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Geoff
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So where's the steam engine going then? Seriously, lurve the tank - so much more cool than lpg - sort of steam punk meets petrol head. But what I'm really waiting to see is the first Land-Rover in space.
2 1981 Stage One 109 V8 SWs
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Might replace the V8
Probably cheaper to run :lol:

I haven't a clue what that tank is ... at some point its been made in to a trailer but its purpose I know not (nowt to do with the LR's just happened to be in the shed for painting at the same time)
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Bit more progress,

Tub painted, just the lacquer to go on the outside and I can start refitting the hundreds of rivets

Also picked up a full canvas for it, so going soft top to begin with 8)

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wpalmo
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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Looking good mate. Great skills with the spray gun. When do you think it will be back on the road?

Regards Warrick.
1981 Stage One V8 Truck Cab
2001 HSE 4.6 Range Rover
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Re: Hello/S1 Rebuild

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I was aiming for June ... that didnt work out (again)
Hopefully end of Sept, but keep working weekends at the moment that is slowing progress. (lots of holidays to take though, so can make some progress)
Definatly needs to be done by Nov, as its booked for its first show then
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