Land Rover Rustorashun

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Re: Land Rover Rustorashun

Post by richardthestag » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:46 pm

Southpaw back in the barn for me to work on it's back end.

Youtube vid of this summary is here
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shit load more space in the shed now the bench has moved into the newly concreted section
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one small tap with a hammer deposited another kilo of Spain onto my workshop floor
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Rear bumper is fucked and also the bolts are seized and spinners. Easy way off is to get my grinder out
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Next up is to remove the home made ish towbar
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all the bolts were loose
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love these connectors :D to bypass the land rover connector
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my new workshop :mrgreen: going to be less cold this winter
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last job on Friday was to reconfigure the 8 levers in the lock so that it works on the same key as the door and ignition

more to come...
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Re: Land Rover Rustorashun

Post by Hooli » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:47 pm

New workbench area looks good. I has envys for it.
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Re: Land Rover Rustorashun

Post by richardthestag » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:07 pm

Saturday, the plan was to get the rear axle off

Jacked up the axle, supported the chassis on axle stands, dropped the axle. Now normally this would release tension on rear springs, done it many times, the 2" lifted springs meant that this didn't happen, which I was aware of.
I was able to remove the rear brakes, both calipers are shagged out and heavily contaminated with axle hub grease .. Also removed the new brake flexi and propshaft
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next up is to remove the dampers and I made a huge fuck up, supported the passenger side of the axle on a jack and removed the damper. Then got distracted talking while undoing the drivers side damper. the axle was hanging off the bastard. In a nutshell the tension from the spring shot the axle down, the disc bounced off the workshop floor and then it settled. Alas my pointing finger was under it. squashed fucking flat, deep cut across the back and a burst on the tip, the nail is black. Good news is that the nerve ends still work and the bone isn't broken, I simply cannot be arsed to wait in A&E for 3 days to get seen. Bad news is that it still makes me feel ill at my stupidity!
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On standard suspension with the a-frame still attached there is only gravity to mess with and the springs are wobbly on the axle. On this setup I had to jack the rear end of the chassis up a further 6" to fully release the spring tension.

A-frame pivot but up less of a fight, sharp tap and it is free. The boge self levelling unit is however dead
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with the axle resting on jacks, no dampers or a-frame attached I jacked up the rear of the chassis until the springs fell out. Undo the two radius arms and rolled it out
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stripped off the parts that need refurb, the radius arms are to be poly bushed, the stub axles need to be removed, cleaned and replaced with gaskets rather than bathroom sealer.

Found that the axle breather was blocked solid
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Fitted up polybushes, found one rear disc was 8mm thick, minimum is 12mm, certainly got V for M out of that then, all 4 rear wheel bearings are also verty tired. easy to rebuild.
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This nipped inside to assess the damage which wasn't quite as bad as I though. still fucking hurts though
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Back onto it tomorrowz
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Re: Land Rover Rustorashun

Post by Hooli » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:12 pm

That looks like it'll sting a bit.
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Re: Land Rover Rustorashun

Post by richardthestag » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:23 pm

Hooli wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:12 pm
That looks like it'll sting a bit.
I am going to have a different finger print too :lol:
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Re: Land Rover Rustorashun

Post by Hooli » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:23 pm

Ahh so you're a part time criminal & just do this to hide your identity?
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Re: Land Rover Rustorashun

Post by MLOR » Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:17 pm

Ouch! and You Pratt!

Put a block or a jack under the axle next time.
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Re: Land Rover Rustorashun

Post by richardthestag » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:08 am

Indeed and nobody feels more stupid than I over the whole sorry debacle, 10 days on it looks like a squashed baked potato but is healing up :lol: ! anyway onwards and upwards.

Still with the rear axle, both rear hubs are shagged out, I think a mixture of sand, deep wading, general abuse and a 29 year old part
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The diff is leaking oil from the gasket face and also the drive flange :mrgreen: which was also shagged out
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The diff itself though was perfect! mesh was absolutely bang on and no way is this a 212k km diff. Must have been replaced when the previous owner gashed the diff pan open on one of their explorations
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However previous owner was also responsible for smoothing filler over the entire top rail, once flapped off this became a familiar story. the rest of the inner wing is perfect so this is an easy job
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root cause was due to deep wading, the box was full of sand and mud with no place for it to escape
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almost finished this side
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nice bag of shiny new rear axle bolts, for less than an Ayrton, cannot be bad
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A frame and rear axle link / radius arms all poly bushed up and ready for action
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replaced axle with no further drama to digits
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Re: Land Rover Rustorashun

Post by richardthestag » Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:14 am

to bring this job bang up to date

rear hubs were rebuilt with new bearings, seals and discs
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then new callipers were fitted up, just need to route the brake lines through
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last job on Friday was top door hinge which was spectacularly fucked
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new hinge fitted, with correct bolts and all shimmed out, ker lunk
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Re: Land Rover Rustorashun

Post by richardthestag » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:26 pm

Same text here as on beige for those who follow both

Finished patching up the top rail and side curtain of the drivers side front inner wing, kind of wish that I had just cut it all out and replaced with single chunks. 99% will never been seen with outer wing fitted and stuff under the bonnet will be further hidden by loom, battery etc
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then got on with the passenger door, top hinge was royally fucked and the gaps were all over the place. Ended up removing the glass frame which was held in by 2 screws rather than the usual 7
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then mindful of the inner wing issues on the drivers side I tested the steel using "hammer of testing and cut the whole sad thing out, good job too, was worse than the drivers side I just finished
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along with a bog wedge of the bulkhead that was hidden behind the inner wing top rail. all rusty as fuck
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remains of bulkhead and first of the repair panels
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not beautiful but rust free, solid, and hidden from view
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ordered parts to repair the inner wing which I will fit next week, then paint and rebuild yay

Loom is becoming a "bulls acre" Autosparks cannot help, bought a 1990s loom complete and will have to get that working most of this car is later loom anyway with exception of door looms and connectors to the rear loom.

watch this space
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