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What I did in my Inter today
« on: May 15, 2018, 05:13:53 PM »
Just passed a bit of a milestone in the refurbishment of 171-623.  Completed some jobs, cabin repaint, remove rust, wheels and seals - including finally got the oil seal (not made any more) to fix the oil gushing out of the power steering box (Non geunuine, but that's how the truck came but boy is it a blessing!) - Refurbished the brake master cylinders - (Thanks Scott - FFRMAN for the information) Fitted a landrover clutch master cylinder and spent many many weekends chasing poor earths, air leaks and with Mike's help new plackards for the vehcile.  I will post photographs of these later.  This follows complete strip and paint of the cabin, sound proofing, carpet underlay and carpet (Marine grade in the cabin and roof - it gets wet, it dries and doesn't stink or retain water where you don't want it).  Chased many parts and repair ideas - thanks Greg -  Ravvin) - and drove her from the workshop into main shed.  Desperate for space (aren't we all).  This culminates nearly two years of effort in sprints and compromises.  She moves and stops.  More to do - fit the bows, repair the canvas, have the crane re-certified and then RWC.

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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2018, 05:53:33 PM »
She looks terrific Frank.

A credit to you, a huge job - a lot of late nights there!

The final reward will be when you have the RWC and it is back on the road.

Cheers,

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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2018, 06:01:01 PM »
Nice work Frank.

She's looking great!
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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2018, 06:29:29 PM »

Fantastic Frank,

congratulations on the refurb.

Good luck with the RWC.

MICK


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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2018, 06:36:54 PM »
 Lot of work well done,
 Looks a great unit.

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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #5 on: May 15, 2018, 06:40:55 PM »
Thanks Mike, Craig, Mick and Andrew - hope to have her at Corowa with some prototype marine equipment on the back !   Still lots to do but its nice when you finally get somewhere!

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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #6 on: May 15, 2018, 06:50:07 PM »
First class effort mate well done cheers Dennis

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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #7 on: May 15, 2018, 07:13:55 PM »
Looking good, is there any before pics?
Did the truck come from the army like that?

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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2018, 08:26:09 AM »
Lovely work!

Oh to drive one again!
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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #9 on: May 16, 2018, 11:15:24 AM »
Thanks for the comments - Dennis, Chazza - 171-623 was a  sad and sorry mess before I got her - I have a few pre- photos which I will post.  I am not as good at writing up and posting the progression through a project as Dennis as I find his posts inspiring!   Anyway, one of the cabin as I found her - this is just after removing all manner of deceased rodents, chewed wiring, chewed rubber and airlines, upholstery and even the sun visors.  All repaired to what they should be - I'd like to mention the help from Diana with windows too!  A very silent REMLR member even helped with the crane manual that Abbey could not help with.  Simply put, without REMLR people It would not have happened.  Mick, I include you in this for the winch pins too!  Happy to post more pre photos - the format is BIG though.

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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2018, 12:28:50 PM »
Hi Frank,

If your driving her to Corowa I'd start saving now, the fuel bill will frighten you. I drove a Mk 3 there a couple years ago . 😢

Cheers ,

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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2018, 12:51:17 PM »
Wow, great job!
You're way ahead of me. :)

Just read your last post. What winch pins? The only pin mine has is in the chain drive box on the back of the winch and it is not meant to be a shear pin.
Is your winch driven from the front like the KM3 and 4 trucks?

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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2018, 03:13:12 PM »
Hi Greg yours is the same as mine - which means that the engine is supposed to cut off when the winch is at max load - but the person who fitted a diesel omitted to restore this function for a number of reasons - so back to what is in the Mk 3 which is where Mick helped.  Also - lots more woirk to do on her yet and surprisingly Mick, she's not that expensive to run with the diesel, actually quite surprising, less than the petrol motor.   I will post more accurate figures later when I get her registered.    Cheers  Frank

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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2018, 08:33:44 PM »
Frank,

The Mk5 is looking really good and you are doing really nice work. Looking forward to seeing more photos when you get it finished.

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Re: What I did in my Inter today
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2018, 11:31:45 AM »
Thanks John - as they say happiness is a finished inter! (or any ex military vehicle for that matter) - Lots to do but it is always better when you are bolting parts back on rather than taking them off.  I will post more photos too!   Cheers mate - Frank