Hello/S1 Rebuild

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5988
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Post by 5988 »

and on a slightly different note,
anyone interested in buying this as is, might be for sale shortly
disco2hse
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Post by disco2hse »

What, after all the work you've put into it already? Surely you'd want to at least give it a drive as complete first ;)
Alan

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

yep, but there's a Lr for sale locally which is one ive wanted since first getting one 5yrs ago (Very early S2 2ltr D) , and i missed one the same a few yrs ago and regretted it since, :cry:
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Post by landdani »

follow your dream if you can.
wonderful sport!
1984 SeriesIII ex-melitary, 109 inch, V8 stage one
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Post by hundertneuner »

Great rebuild! The pics helped me a lot- i'm currently converting a LHD 109 exMod to more or less original Stage one spec.!

Best regards,
Sascha
5988
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Post by 5988 »

well, its been a while since I last updates this

The stage 1 is staying 8) , managed to get the S2 without needing to get rid of this, so I can have both.

And not much has happened,
Ive got some inner wings for it, outers are scrap (but can be bought new) and they need new fronts, but not a big deal.
Got a replacement bonnet for it, which has a few minor dents, but nothing serious
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Post by landdani »

Finally a good news.
I really miss driving my car, you better get a good use of your tools.
wonderful sport!
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Post by 5988 »

Well, nearly a year after the last post Ive actually done something with it, (lack of funds held things up a bit)


front wings repaired and painted now,
amd all the little brackets and fittings, so give them a few weeks to harden properly and they can be assembled and fitted
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Front pannel also tidied up, and after a little welding the grill now has a full set of bars again (some had been chopped out,I guess for spot lights)
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Bonnet alos got tidied up, still some gentle wavyness to it, but save a few tons of filler that wasnt goint to go away
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Next on the list to do is change the water pump, which has died of boredom waiting to do anything, then refit the front end bodywork
Oh and buy a marquee/tent type thing to keep the rain of so I can work on it over winter as well


and if anyone knows the location of a front prop flange (or even full gearbox with one) I still need one, as the one I had arranged a deal for,and swapped parts for still hasnt materialised a year and a half later


Anyone know a source of door skins for the anti-burst type doors as well, I can find normal ones but not them

Hit a bit of a problem with putting the loom into the chassis to, I had put a stainless cable down there to pull it through, but that has got welded to the chassis somewhere, so some cutting holes in the chassis needed tofind where and get it out :evil:
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Post by Mrs Bingham »

Paddocks among others do the door bottoms that are suitable for the anti burst locks common on the Stage1. I don’t know what the quality is like but I suspect the doors are made to the military and early 90/110 spec which have a slightly larger hole for the lock barrel in which case you might need to order the barrel seal (EKC000030PMA) to suit. The old ones are NLA despite the part numbers to the contrary.

http://www.paddockspares.com/door-botto ... l?___SID=U
1983 Stage 1 V8 Hardtop (Mrs Bingham)
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Post by 5988 »

Indeed I was aware I could get door bottoms, but im realy looking for the door skin as I dont need the rest

As well as not realy wanting to buy new doors to take to bits and assemble properly, so they wont be rotten in a short time .... but if I get stuck I will need to do that
5988
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Post by 5988 »

And some more progress
lots of rusty things
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New floor supports to go in
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Old cross pipeces painted up to go back (look like they were galved, but didnt think they were)
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Some more shiney bits
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Some more progress

seatbelt brackets
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finished floor supports
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110 tub to be modified to stage 1 spec (and stage 1 tub in the background)
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and the other way arround
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and with the 110 parts removed
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Some more progress - wiring now in the chassis (after removing the cable I had put down the chassis to pull it through - and then welded to the chassis :embarrassed - so had to cut a hole in the repaired chassis to free it :cry )
Fuel tank loselt in place
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Are these right for the rear mounts, doesnt look right to me. But is as far as I can deduce what the parts book is showing - anyone got one properly mounted that could take a pic of?
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Got all the galved bits back, having been for regalving - some issues though (what you get for using a specialist :angry ) - there only a few of the damaged or badly finished bits
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Post by disco2hse »

Looks to me like the fuel tank is sitting too low.

You should have a rubber strap on the rear exhaust pipe bracket. It is the reinforced type of strap that should have come with the bracket.
Alan

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Post by 5988 »

The exhauist hanger does have the strap, its just not visible in the angle of the picture :lol:

little more progress
Fuel pump (25 yrs old and still working so its going back)
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Exhaust heat shield straitened (ish), painted and back on
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Tool box painted, now needs a hole chopping for the battery tray
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Temporary prop, need a UJ to finish then it can go back (Still haing issues with prop flanges, the one I got that was supposed to be for a stage 1 doesnt fit my prop - not sure which bit is wrong yet), in the mean time a extended series prop is going on
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