Registry of Ex Military Land Rovers

Vehicle Variants => 106 MM RCL, aka The Gunbuggy => Topic started by: Aussie Jeepster on December 18, 2015, 04:58:05 PM

Title: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on December 18, 2015, 04:58:05 PM
Customer brought these in today. All he would volunteer was he was in 5/7th.
Alan
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Tommy on December 18, 2015, 06:56:55 PM
I wonder what caused this incident?

Diana must be kicking herself for not choosing 112-372 as there are a number of in-service photos of it. Her Gunbuggy has none :(
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Mick on December 18, 2015, 06:59:52 PM
These sort of incidents were quiet common in the gun buggies.

Mick
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on February 26, 2016, 05:27:49 PM
I'd love a copy of that pic and any others available, as 112 372 is about to have its resurrection started.

Which means of course, I'll have to supply updates on occasions.

Perry
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: DennisM on February 26, 2016, 08:07:22 PM
Yeah, come on Numpty (LOL) stop travelling about the country side and get into it cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on February 26, 2016, 08:44:11 PM
I'd love a copy of that pic and any others available, as 112 372 is about to have its resurrection started.

Which means of course, I'll have to supply updates on occasions.

Perry
If you want a hard copy of the scan I can do it for you - it was scanned at a fair resolution when we did it.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on February 27, 2016, 04:14:27 PM
That would be great thanks.

Perry
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 05, 2017, 03:40:39 PM
Lauraine and I went and fetched the Gun Buggy home so as to start on a partial resto. Simple job ..... hook up trailer, drive 60 k's, pull GB from shed and winch onto trailer, drive back 60 k's, unload from trailer into other shed.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 05, 2017, 03:50:46 PM
Why do I have so much trouble posting pictures Grrrrrrrr.

I'm being told the file size is too large and as I'm not a tech wiz I don't know how to resize them

Help
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: master chief on January 05, 2017, 09:13:52 PM
Hey Perry,

Great to hear your going to do some work on the GB, Not sure how to resize pics, I put all my pics onto the photobucket site and then post them onto the forum, don't seem to have any dramas, if that's a problem then email them to me if you want and i'll post them for you.

Regards
Justin
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 06, 2017, 08:37:16 AM
Thanks Justin.

Problem seems to be with pics taken with the phone rather than a camera, although the first one uploaded ok  :-\ And the same thing has happened when I've tried to email them too.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 09, 2017, 09:05:46 AM
Success, although Lauraine insists it's hers now.

(http://i.imgur.com/XBiyrFU.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/mws83Tf.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/alrn8ar.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/7fPWYco.jpg)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: DennisM on January 09, 2017, 12:34:00 PM
Well it is, so stop grumblin about it LOL cheers dennis ;)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Mick on January 09, 2017, 01:40:32 PM
Great find Lauraine,

All the best getting the beast back to its former glory.

Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Good luck.

Mick 👍😊
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Aussie Jeepster on January 09, 2017, 03:54:19 PM
It is so good to know that a photo from one of our customers is the truck being restored.
Have fun!
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 09, 2017, 04:16:45 PM
Before and during, removing parts and stripping heaps of paint.

(http://i.imgur.com/wzms5od.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/74ALPkD.jpg)

Maybe Dennis, you could enlighten me on these holes? And does the rear look reasonably correct now that the add on has been discarded?

 (http://i.imgur.com/KqGyZjp.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ky6cRF1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/G1dDkOC.jpg)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: DennisM on January 09, 2017, 06:12:17 PM
Without going out to have a look and by saying that I mean untarping LOL, the holes in the 1st are most likely for the ammo rack, the 2nd image they would be for the pioneering tool holders, unsure about what you mean in the rear end shot, cheers Dennis
ps when I get home from Dungog tomorrow afternoon (bloodbox is going for a tune up, I think I have it fairly close but I want it better) anyway I will take some images for you cheers,,.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 10, 2017, 09:09:35 AM
Thanks Dennis.

I thought the second set may be for the tools, but as mine has all of the tools on the bonnet, I may just plate over those. Pics would be good and as I have to make windscreen brackets, looks like ammo racks will be needed as well.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: zulu delta 534 on January 10, 2017, 01:36:41 PM
Perry, you have in your hands a pretty unique species of vehicle. Why don't you just plate over the tool holder holes on the mudguards and replace the original ones in the rear. The only reason they ended up on the guards was because during the vehicles life the guards were damaged and new ones were manufactured from what was in stock, being predrilled 2a cut guards. The rear tool holders IMHO are one of the unique parts of these vehicles, and especially designed for them and them alone, and as a result part of the character of the animal.

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii115/glenpats/IMG_1834_zpspohv6tyg.jpg)

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii115/glenpats/IMG_1833_zpsbzreoqw8.jpg)

(http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii115/glenpats/IMG_1831_zpsqpyu3efd.jpg)

The rear cross member looks good but don't forget that there is a swinging cover that covers the aperture of the gun cleaning staves storage pipe. (PTO tunnel)
Regards
Glen
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 10, 2017, 03:56:16 PM
Thanks Glen.

I do agree with your argument re the tool position, but for now, as I don't have the "proper" tool holders and I do have a set of the "others" (which were on the vehicle) I'll use these. There are already a number of items which will need to be fabricated anyway  :-\

Some photos of the rear of yours would be helpful too Glen especially the pto cover and dimensions. Harry and I need a sketch with sizes of the windscreen brackets also.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: DennisM on January 13, 2017, 08:16:03 AM
Here is some info posted by Diana A some time ago re screens
http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=1237.0
cheers Dennis :)
ps will get those images for you asap been busy with the bloodbox n heat slowing me down somewhat
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 22, 2017, 08:37:17 AM
A little more progress with the paint stripping

(http://i.imgur.com/o72e49a.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/Y5A4p6V.jpg)

Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: DennisM on January 22, 2017, 07:14:54 PM
And time out for a run in the Series 1 LOL  ;) great to see you moving this along cheers Dennis  :)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on April 28, 2017, 11:49:31 AM
As most of you will know, stripping paint, sand blasting and painting take up a lot of time.

Here's a couple of progress pics with most of the small bits primed.

(http://i.imgur.com/cnu0SvO.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/FVXX7XP.jpg)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: DennisM on April 28, 2017, 02:28:15 PM
Grit blasting and cleaning up afterwards, prepping to etch prime and top coat takes up an awful lot of time, just ask me I know LOL, looking good there Perry, cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Philthy on April 28, 2017, 05:43:24 PM
Just a question using a paint stripper on aluminium. Do you have to neutralize the stripper residue on the metal before painting?

I have never used stripper on aluminium.

Looking great.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: DennisM on April 28, 2017, 07:44:19 PM
All I have ever done is pressure wash the panel thoroughly, nothing has ever peeled off in the ensuing years cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on April 29, 2017, 08:33:08 AM
As Dennis says, after stripping, sanding has to take place and washing down before painting anyway, so there's little likelihood of any residue.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Philthy on April 30, 2017, 12:07:24 PM
Ok Thanks.

I'll muster the courage to use it then when required.

Haven't had the need to strip with the PUP paint on mine. 

Cheers Phil
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: digger on May 02, 2017, 09:10:17 PM
Customer brought these in today. All he would volunteer was he was in 5/7th.
Alan

Obviously a few hurt, one sore back one on the ground. 

I think this was deliberate, much as the classic Mexican gang member
is portrayed as turning his handgun sideways to aim and fire so I believe
this is what was happening here..

I suggest it's obviously damaged and no good..  I'll swap you a 52 80" to help you get over it??
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on July 30, 2017, 04:43:43 PM
A little more progress with priming.

(http://i.imgur.com/bqDEYIL.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/22DQof1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/BEfz8CR.jpg)

I have done more than this, but a lot of it is prep work. Bonnet and radiator support panel are next and some degreasing of engine and gearbox. I will also be refurbishing the brakes as needed, as they were working fine when I got the vehicle.

Perry
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Philthy on July 30, 2017, 10:33:12 PM
Looking great Perry.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Mick on July 31, 2017, 10:42:53 AM
Are you on track for Corowa mate ?

Mick
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on July 31, 2017, 04:52:51 PM
Bloody hope so Mick. That's the plan anyway.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Mick on July 31, 2017, 05:35:21 PM
Great stuff,

Keep us posted - GOOD LUCK !

Mick
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on September 29, 2017, 08:58:48 AM
A little more

(https://i.imgur.com/BfZywWel.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/QCfdo66l.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6arBsBel.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/N0686fRl.jpg)

Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on September 29, 2017, 09:03:34 AM
It hurt to cut these, but thanks to Harry (Mr Ho Har) there are new front panels to attach next time I visit.

(https://i.imgur.com/6jDLoWKl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/0tSfb1il.jpg)

And I found this whilst stripping the map light panel. I assume it was for auction purposes?

(https://i.imgur.com/oRs5S65l.jpg)

Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: DennisM on September 29, 2017, 04:39:41 PM
The first cut is always the deepest LOL,and yes the ARN would have been scribbled on it somewhere, my 112-501 was "lot 359" cheers mate Dennis
ps using Imgur you can use BBC code (for forums) and large thumbnail, cheers
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: AGAS 5 on September 29, 2017, 05:48:43 PM
Thanks for the update  :)

Cheers
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Diana Alan on September 29, 2017, 08:19:05 PM
It hurt to cut these, but thanks to Harry (Mr Ho Har) there are new front panels to attach next time I visit.

https://imgur.com/6jDLoWK

https://imgur.com/0tSfb1i

And I found this whilst stripping the map light panel. I assume it was for auction purposes?

https://imgur.com/oRs5S65

Perry

On my buggy the top hole is still attached to the inner panel (which is a bugger to undo), on your cut it seems your top bolt hole is cut away.

Was this how it came originally?

What are other peoples buggies like?

Diana
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on September 30, 2017, 07:29:04 AM
Thanks Dennis re tips on photos. It seems everytime I go to upload something has changed and it never works the same way. Oh well.

Diana, we just cut the guards using sizes taken from the originals and checking them against Glen Hutleys. Measured, checked and measured and checked again and then cut. It should work.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Diana Alan on September 30, 2017, 08:14:33 AM
Hi Perry

I'm sure it will work. It just looks different to mine.  On 112 726 the top bolt sits right over the corner of the slope and is really difficult to get a spanner onto and you can't use either a ring or socket.

It would be interesting to see what has been done on other buggy ARN.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on September 30, 2017, 04:04:30 PM
It's so long since I removed the guards I don't actually recall if that bolt was an issue. Unfortunately the guards both old and new are still in Qld, but when I am reunited with them I'll check and get back to you.

I gather you'll be taking something else to Corowa?
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Diana Alan on September 30, 2017, 07:26:51 PM
Actually trying to take 3 not including the buggy. Gog the SADF SIIB, 50-422 Perentie FFR and 30-146 SIII FFR. Steve D will probably take one on the S-Line and am trying to get someone from the LROC Sydney to drive one of the others.  If the buggy does go it will likely go as is on a trailer, because I want to do a full nut and bolt on it and don't have time between now and then (although I could do a quick squirt of green).  If however the numbers are needed to top the Jeeps, then on a trailer it will go, both Gog and the SIII are set up to tow a civilian trailer and Gog even has the brake controller installed.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on November 28, 2017, 04:28:46 PM
I've done a little more painting.

First I threw some etch prime at it.

(https://i.imgur.com/FO7mTIsl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/9Wk6ws2l.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/kngKD9zl.jpg)

and then some Olive Drab

(https://i.imgur.com/XWYo60gl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/eVd5MPDl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/mwUdHmgl.jpg)









Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: AGAS 5 on November 28, 2017, 05:47:54 PM
Looking good  :)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: DennisM on November 28, 2017, 07:28:50 PM
Looking good there mate cheers Dennis ;)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on December 06, 2017, 07:21:56 AM
It's a lot more exciting when you stop removing parts and instead, put them back on again.

(https://i.imgur.com/SQn7mHhl.jpg)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Dozer on December 06, 2017, 02:58:48 PM
It's looking great!!! ;D
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: STDDIVER on December 06, 2017, 06:34:03 PM
Great work Perry!   The jealous smile is bright -   ;)

Frank

Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on December 21, 2017, 08:12:50 AM
It's coming along slowly. Paid a visit to Qld to retrieve the front guards. A couple of days working with Harry at Series Landy Rescue resulted in some windscreen brackets also.

(https://i.imgur.com/Z17UBZNl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/aBBpHlOl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KT9mCIyl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/rAavtaPl.jpg)

We fabricated the screen clamps as well, they just need to be welded and drilled.

Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: 2short on December 21, 2017, 01:56:33 PM
They look the part.  8)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 05, 2018, 08:37:07 AM
Wheels Primed

(https://i.imgur.com/u7mBPxzl.jpg)

And painted

(https://i.imgur.com/qKclp6ul.jpg)

Holes for lights

(https://i.imgur.com/nlGakmyl.jpg)

Guards primed

(https://i.imgur.com/NBwQt2Hl.jpg)

Hidden bits painted before fitting to vehicle to finish paint.

(https://i.imgur.com/6eZqTZTl.jpg)

Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Mick on January 05, 2018, 11:02:19 AM
Your not mucking around numpty,

GREAT WORK !

Looking forward to seeing you and the GB at Corowa 😀👍
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: AGAS 5 on January 05, 2018, 08:06:39 PM
Nice !  Well done :)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: 2short on January 05, 2018, 09:12:41 PM
Excellent.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Philthy on January 06, 2018, 07:44:35 PM
Flying Along!

Looking great mate.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 08, 2018, 05:45:53 PM
A bit of marking out and drilling

(https://i.imgur.com/gHZ6gPul.jpg)

Some filing

(https://i.imgur.com/gUsfAVrl.jpg)

And some cutting produced these

(https://i.imgur.com/mUeyKO6l.jpg)

To attach to these

(https://i.imgur.com/fdIYTNql.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1nM88qnl.jpg)

To soon to become a couple of these

(https://i.imgur.com/LtaEOBdl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/UXSxt2cl.jpg)

42 deg in the shed the past couple of days so I'm resting today and hope to have them welded on in the next couple of days then paint them and the bumper and brush bar when it cools a little.






Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 15, 2018, 07:27:17 AM
More primer

(https://i.imgur.com/hyVolGAl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/Ry4uiEIl.jpg)

and more green

(https://i.imgur.com/avNroDKl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/8Dt3HTJl.jpg)

Windscreen clamps

(https://i.imgur.com/4ps6dl7l.jpg)

Tyres fitted

(https://i.imgur.com/9mr9ctal.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/XfEtH5Ul.jpg)

and some very important reassembly

(https://i.imgur.com/p5xbayfl.jpg)









Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Mick on January 15, 2018, 07:45:05 AM
Keep up the good work mate 😊👍
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 16, 2018, 09:12:47 AM
Both guards on

(https://i.imgur.com/rgdc9Wbl.jpg)

And now both green

(https://i.imgur.com/yQSn8itl.jpg)

That's all the major painting done, now have to fit all the little bits and road test it.

I'm making up a bikini top to go with the full windscreen for driving to distant places like Corowa, which will be held together with a handful of screws and bolts and easily removed.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: dugite on January 16, 2018, 10:43:38 AM
You're going well mate, thanks for posting the progressive pics, see you around :)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 25, 2018, 08:48:58 AM
I bought this 6 or 7 years ago and  here's how it looked

(https://i.imgur.com/wdYYeiWl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/HRo4Ws4l.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/cTen0BVl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/k6vbaoil.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/KyTUIWvl.jpg)

Started a "sympathetic tidy up" (not a restoration) close to 12 months ago and it now looks like this.

(https://i.imgur.com/eSbyvnZl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2bcfpSul.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/1iFyA8Zl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6QhTa1Yl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/6QhTa1Yl.jpg)

There are still a few things to do and some things I'm not happy with, but all going well, it should be right for the drive to Corowa in March.









Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: dugite on January 25, 2018, 09:53:36 AM
Perry,  itís lookiní great mate

(hopefully  get home today/tomorrow)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: STDDIVER on January 25, 2018, 12:20:21 PM
Outstanding efforts mate - really excellent

 :)

STDDIVER
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: FFRMAN on January 25, 2018, 06:16:40 PM
Great job, looking forward to seeing it.
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on January 30, 2018, 07:27:25 AM
Well we made our first public appearance at Guyra over the long weekend. Lewis got a number of compliments especially seeing him in company.

Brothers in arms ............ and note the consecutive ARN's

(https://i.imgur.com/Elurkdyl.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/RMrDXt6l.jpg)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: numpty on February 09, 2018, 07:54:28 AM
Some mud flaps

(https://i.imgur.com/xBGAT14l.jpg)

And he's now registered. Corowa here we come.

(https://i.imgur.com/izPpiKll.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/YTPjJGdl.jpg)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: dugite on February 09, 2018, 08:03:42 AM
looking' good!

well done getting it ready in plenty of time ;)
Title: Re: Gunbuggy 112-372
Post by: Minikeg on February 11, 2018, 06:22:17 PM
Top stuff!