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REMLR Member Sheds => REMLR Member Sheds => Topic started by: South65pac on January 06, 2013, 07:19:37 PM

Title: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: South65pac on January 06, 2013, 07:19:37 PM
Folks,

What's in my shed???

Well, I am working towards a shed... this is the last four days efforts in a nice, warm 38C garage.  The L/R pictured is another REMLR member's 1964 S2A 88GS. Chassis almost ready for sand blasting.

(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/113-300%20Landy%20bits/007_zps99e9b9be.jpg)

And here it is stripped. The 4x2" timber pieces screwed to each side are insurance against sudden earthquakes, freak winds and people who come over and have to touch  :D  The rear grey cross member in the background will go back on once the sandblasting is done. Someone in a galaxy far, far away changed it to a Civ one probably some time between 1964 and 2009.
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/113-300%20Landy%20bits/023_zps1e48b4db.jpg)

Enjoy.

Cheers Ian.
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: Ellard on January 07, 2013, 06:39:54 AM

Thanks Ian for the pictures.....

Some times a smaller shed prevents the collection getting out of hand, and also within the pictures my favorite truck IIA Ex Army........

Enjoy

Wayne
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage update
Post by: South65pac on January 28, 2013, 05:21:15 PM
Just a few pictures to wet your appetite  :D.  Cant get much wetter. >:(  Busy on the tools over the weekend. Bad news is I have been stabbed by a wire bristle from the grinder.  :-[(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Car/037_zpsfd973b7a.jpg)

And I spent yesterday brushing all the rear differential parts. (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Car/018_zps85d24386.jpg) Interesting... Someone long ago knew that it as an 88" diff.  Oh and there were traces of white paint for the black out light.  :)

Enjoy.

Ian
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: South65pac on May 31, 2014, 04:25:20 PM
Well Here it is... going home after 22 months! ;D(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/003_zps58a505fc.jpg)
 And rolling up to the car trailer.
Hope he enjoys it!(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/008_zps905c6b90.jpg)

Cheers (and I really am having a celebratory drink) The Owner is pictured and Driving....
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/010_zpsd1b4f12c.jpg)

113-300 Lives again.

Ian.
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: aussiegregmac on May 31, 2014, 05:03:19 PM
Good one and very nice.
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: plattman on May 31, 2014, 07:28:19 PM
That is awesome!!

Love it.
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: AGAS 5 on May 31, 2014, 07:42:03 PM
.....and yes, that is a **** eating grin in the 3rd pic !!

Words are not enough Ian....   but thankyou anyway    :)

This is what we started with....

(http://imageshack.com/a/img401/6226/ecc112.jpg)

 ;D

Pete
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: Carzee on June 03, 2014, 11:31:13 AM
Ditto the awesome comment, looks wonderful. Congrats to the new owner.
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage New (land Rover) Project
Post by: South65pac on April 17, 2016, 06:25:53 PM
For those of you who trawl, I have started on 110-595 as No-one wanted to buy it. The best thing is thatthis is rust free and is simply a pull down and rebuild.  Oh and I have sold the diesel Isuzu it had fitted.
So here we begin.
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/003_zpsbd419f47.jpg)

Around the front for a Karcher to get the bird crap off and remove the engine...
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160325_084511_zpssgfkuhpw.jpg)
Engine removed and start to clean up the vehicle
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160402_121538_zps6fp9fw64.jpg)
And Sand down
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160410_140558_zpstbwqarsm.jpg)
then the surface rust was treated and ....
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160410_140558_zpstbwqarsm.jpg)
Then primed today:
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160417_144042_zpsh21oxpdx.jpg)
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160417_144037_zpsfkgemiud.jpg)
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160417_144030_zps1jaay0tq.jpg)
Enjoy.  So easy I'm doing it one handed literally.
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: AGAS 5 on April 18, 2016, 03:40:44 PM
Hi Ian  :)

Progress is looking good.... and pretty quick given your arm at the moment.

Are there any parts you're chasing ? 

Cheers,

Pete
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: South65pac on April 18, 2016, 05:53:28 PM
Thanks and yes Pete,

I could do with an S2/S2A Brushguard, that's all I think, new parts galore...
Stuffed if I could lift it though...

Cheers,

Ian
Hi Ian  :)

Progress is looking good.... and pretty quick given your arm at the moment.

Are there any parts you're chasing ? 

Cheers,

Pete
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: FFRMAN on April 18, 2016, 06:55:26 PM
Enjoying this thread already.
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: Hot Rover on April 19, 2016, 07:35:39 AM
Hi Ian
Good to see another resto starting. Looking toward to seeing the progress. Keep up the good work.
Cheers
Rod
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: mike_k on April 19, 2016, 09:49:41 AM
Looking good Ian,

It looks like you have a good solid vehicle to restore.

Im looking forward to seeing it as it goes through the restoration process.

There are not enough fully restored CRs around. :)
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: FFRMAN on April 19, 2016, 12:24:42 PM


There are not enough fully restored CRs around. :)

Even less unrestored originals!

here's a little motivation for you

Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: South65pac on April 23, 2016, 04:05:35 PM
Today was blacking the Chassis, a little tricky with my Laft hand (right wrist is broken) but I got there.  That auto enamel realllllly smells.

Anyways Pictures.(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160423_142049_zps3sn9w0rj.jpg)

And side on. 
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160423_142125_zpspds5zyko.jpg)

5 of the six sides covered.  I will spray underneath when I'm fully operational.

Cheers,

Ian
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: dugite on April 23, 2016, 04:57:00 PM
looking good  :)
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: FFRMAN on April 23, 2016, 06:37:41 PM
You need a Bradford pintle. Tough to find these days.
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: DennisM on April 23, 2016, 07:21:08 PM
Can still be had off the rear end of a 'Champ' or a C/R LOL cheers Dennis
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: South65pac on April 24, 2016, 04:00:16 AM
You need a Bradford pintle. Tough to find these days.


Unless it had one on it, I doubt it will acquire one.
I have a regular pintle, but bolting $200 on the back of this truck seems silly to say the least.  I never tow anyways.

Ian
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage today
Post by: South65pac on April 24, 2016, 01:52:56 PM
Twas the day before ANZAC Day...

Managed to get the bulkhead painted (left handed again),
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160424_111824_zpszlhgbkoo.jpg)

and rhs(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160424_113208_zpsywif76cu.jpg)

Just stripping the original speedo and building a new 1408 Turns per minute one as some IDIOT twisted it back to zero and stuffed the hairspring in the original. A few hours work.  The drag cup is dragging (which makes the speedo flick) hopefully I can rectify this without a total strip to screws and springs. It's not hard to do but you need two good steady hands and at the moment I just have ONE good left hand.

(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160424_124901_zpsbnbdcbsa.jpg)

Enjoy,

Ian

Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: South65pac on April 24, 2016, 04:24:50 PM
Within the trip speedo was a cracked gear so removing it allows the odo to turn over. 

No one will see the trip meter as the old speedo face covers it up.
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160424_143334_zps5pd3cubz.jpg)

The finished product.  4 hours work. Face scrubbed with soap and a super soft paintbrush, and the needle sprayed matte white, internals painted matte white again, and the needle stop replaced.
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160424_155728_zpswkad3ezr.jpg)

cheers Ian
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: South65pac on April 24, 2016, 04:28:29 PM
I forgot the BEFORE picture...

(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/Command%20Recon%20Pictures%202014/20160424_121036_zpsmih4nj3z.jpg)
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: Mick on April 24, 2016, 09:38:03 PM
Very impressive Ian,

Very well done.

Cheers,

Mick
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: South65pac on June 12, 2016, 05:17:25 PM
Time for an update.

Been busy and I dragged the donor Series 2A engine from th eshed arounf the front.  It has a dodgy alternator bracket which I wasnt happy with.  More about that later, but I had to pressure wash it and wire brush 47 years of crud off it. (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160520_103655_zpsy5guu9wu.jpg)
(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160520_103707_zpsysk86lns.jpg)  This looks like a dogs you know what, but a little bit of Ford Gray (sic) and its good enough to go in...

I painted it all (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160520_150746_zpsq11r2ad1.jpg) Carefully I might add.
Sometimes they go in easy but this was hard as my wrist is getting better, and one handed engine installatons are a pain.!!!(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160520_150741_zpsxxwfdunq.jpg)

I put in a new slave cylinder and line.  The setup on a series 2 is wayyyyy harder than a series 2a. but its in now.(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160520_150758_zps8pctvg5f.jpg)

Happy Dayz, its in and no, it IS the wine that has affected the sharpness of this picture :)(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160520_165158_zpsivnt8ywk.jpg)

Seen one engine in, seen a dozen..  Ahh well one step closer to finished.

Cheers,

Ian

Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: South65pac on June 12, 2016, 05:28:56 PM
OK so I had a crap alternator bracket.  I wanted a decent one as we all know that generators take ages to charge the battery and if you want to run anything other than the basic electrics its a pendinng failure of the regulator.  So I chopped the old dodgy brackets off and made my own, 4 hours later we sort of had the bracket tacked on to the old bracket, but I wasnt sure on which pulley that it ran off so over to look at 112-464's set up and it was determined that the rear pulley was the one!!
In years gone by you used a plumb bob and a string to line things up, but I chose a laser.  WOW how accurate. (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/Laser%20align%20pulleys_zpsxckgxllq.jpg) To 0.5 mm and as you can see this is perfect.  Welded up all the brackets PROPERLY and now I have a good 60A alternator installed. Note that the laser is not 100% straight as holding it and taking a picture takes more skill than bomb disposal..  ::)

Cheers,

Ian

Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: John H on June 13, 2016, 07:56:05 PM
Nice work there.I recently burnt my right arm(on top of having two buggered legs)with 3 x landy loves on the go I see and feel the pain.Cheers Hallsy.
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: South65pac on June 19, 2016, 05:29:22 PM
Well small steps makes large jumps.  I painted two dozen bolts  after stripping them and sandblasting. Not easy task.  The washers always blow away at 100psi on the blaster. (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160618_164841_zpsx4q3mdat.jpg)
And painted up the pulleys  (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160618_164755_zpsmrutv0t3.jpg)
Installed they look pretty good. (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160619_165635_zpshgwful8o.jpg) Yes Dennis I KNOW that water pump will leak, but its a mock up until I sort the engine out.

Installed the pedal boxes as well (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160619_165646_zpsn9yxx1ar.jpg)

I also got the dash welded up and ground back to good after it was cracked.  This is a hard to get one, so it was worth saving.(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160619_140007_zpspniixc14.jpg) I have about five dashes but none like this, one so it was a save job.

Cheers, Ian
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: South65pac on June 19, 2016, 06:04:55 PM
Dash sanded and filled and primed. 

:) Happy Days.

(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss158/Southpacific1942/110-595%20Series%202%20%20%20Resto/20160619_174723_zpsi9kkc2fq.jpg)
Cheers,

Ian
Title: Re: Ian's Shed - Really a garage
Post by: John H on June 21, 2016, 01:42:58 PM
Ian,I use aluminium fly wire when sandblasting nuts,bolts and screws.Make a suitable sized hole(just smaller than the item/s) and screw them in.This prevents pieces flying away at 100psi.Once sandblasted I leave the items in the fly wire for painting.Hope this can be of some use.Cheers Hallsy.