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Old 6th May 2013, 21:47
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Good advice, think what I was trying to say is knowlege is power, and these days there is no excuse as the information is there if you look, and I confess this is not my first build as in 1993, after owning a clutch of Landrovers, I bought a 1982 Citeron Dianne, and cut the body off it to make an off road buggy, my efforts stopped when I realsed the chassie was made from metal about as thick as a baked bean tin, it got scrapped for 30 and only cost me 50 but I had days of fun cutting it up with an angle grinder, with eye protection of course.
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Old 6th May 2013, 21:51
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Not sure if more than one old Landy is called a clutch but it seems right as when it goes (which is enevitable) the gearbox has to come out via the cab, so you have to rip out all the sound proofing seats, carpeats, cubby box etc.
#collectivenameforagroupoflandrovers.
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Old 7th May 2013, 09:07
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Glad to know you're okay John, looks really scary. I'm a bit sad and wear safety glasses for even the most simple jobs. My son wanted to flare the wheel arches and got a splinter of paint in his eye as it cracked off even though I'd asked him to put some safety specs on. You can never be too careful.

Thanks for posting and reminding us all how dangerous things like this can be. My missus looked at picture and said "just as well we're having the convertible", how sympathetic!
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Old 7th May 2013, 16:53
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Wings mounted....



Dry fitted the front...



Mirrors I got at Stoneleigh



Marked out the wiper drive exits



Side repeaters sorted...



Bonded riveted and on...



A good day today.....
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Old 7th May 2013, 16:56
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BTW I definitely want higher profile tyres on the front....
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Old 7th May 2013, 21:51
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Coming along nicely, the weather helps...

Have you tried your tall tyres on the front?
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Old 8th May 2013, 15:06
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Coming along nicely, the weather helps...

Have you tried your tall tyres on the front?
Not yet mate
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Old 8th May 2013, 15:19
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A few hours on it today. Im delayed in getting my tailpipes and spacers back from the fabby
Also need to get to the shops for some alternative bolts for bonnet hinges and leather straps. Ive sourced a new screen for 30 quid. Tomorrow front lighting to do



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Old 8th May 2013, 16:48
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Looking good
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Old 8th May 2013, 16:52
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Re: bolts if you have a local boat chandlers they should stock stainless steel bolts nuts and screws, I got mine from Sharpe and Ainwright Snargate Street, Dover cost pence but do not rust, important as I will be getting my car painted whit and do not want orange and brown streaks.
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Old 8th May 2013, 16:55
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Fast work by the way and looking good.
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Old 8th May 2013, 19:26
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Looking at this shot, I think your front wheels are pretty close in size to the original.


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This is so incredibly fast.
looks so good
I now have over 100 hours already required for filling and grinding.
Today 11 hours with 600 wet sandpaper

So slowly, I'm at the end
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Old 8th May 2013, 21:27
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thanks guys, unfortunately from Monday this will slow down a lot but I will have achieved my goal of doing this as an on the road project
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Old 9th May 2013, 12:41
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OTR!!! :-)

It was only a short run though. I sorted the issue on one side for my custom tailpipes. Other side will be sorted tomorrow


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Old 9th May 2013, 20:43
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This is so incredibly fast.
looks so good
I now have over 100 hours already required for filling and grinding.
Today 11 hours with 600 wet sandpaper

So slowly, I'm at the end
I know the feeling. I sanded mine every night from October to march. It was a case of fill sand prime fill sand prime fill sand prime. And now ive sprayed it i have to rub the paint back with 2000 grit. Fun fun fun. Be worth it in the end.
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Old 9th May 2013, 20:45
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I got the same feeling today.
Feels like great
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Old 9th May 2013, 21:25
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OTR!!! :-)

It was only a short run though. I sorted the issue on one side for my custom tailpipes. Other side will be sorted tomorrow

Daily driving in your car will fun, sure beats my scabby van!
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Old 10th May 2013, 13:00
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Old 10th May 2013, 18:25
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Phew! bet you're gald thats in and looking good.
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