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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2012, 11:17:47 PM »
HI, what is the writing on the passenger door? looks like GLENSTRAE ?? is it a farm name?

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #16 on: May 25, 2012, 12:10:51 PM »
HI, what is the writing on the passenger door? looks like GLENSTRAE ?? is it a farm name?

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yes a farm name...it was stencilled on by the PO using a wool bale stencil.


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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2012, 12:12:02 PM »
Hi Polizei...the oil bath filter comes apart. The top just lifts off, the bottom unclips. The oil sits in the bottom, so be careful not to spill it all over you when you take it off  ;) There is a sort of coarse steel wool in the bottom of the main body of the filter. It's pretty easy to give it all a clean up with degreaser or petrol once it's apart. You recharge it by putting oil back in the bottom section (takes about 800ml, but there is a line on it to show you where to fill to).



Thanks Vixen,

What type of oil do you use. Is there a generic air filter oil? Or something with a particular specification?


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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2012, 01:02:12 PM »
Engine oil...so whatever you decide to use in the motor  ;)

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2012, 08:01:34 PM »
thanks vixen

Well a small bit of progress today. It looks like the 1m steel tube I bought today to use as a breaker bar was what the wheel nuts needed. Or maybe it was that squirt of lanotec  ;). Anyway it look like I will have the wheels of and ready for sand blasting tomorrow.

Another issue that has arisen is an issue with the starter motor. I am having the solenoid clicking, nothing happening issue. I can start the engine if I run a jumper lead from the battery to the starter so I think it might be a bad earth. It seemed to happen after I had washed the engine after degreasing last weekend so I am not sure if there is water somewhere that shouldn't be there??

I need to get myself a proper workshop manual...


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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2012, 08:35:29 PM »
Check the links I posted in "general Chat" for online workshop manuals etc......you are bound to find one I'm sure. Won't be specifically for ex-mil but will be OK for what you need  ;D

http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=62.0

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #21 on: May 26, 2012, 09:26:55 AM »
Check the links I posted in "general Chat" for online workshop manuals etc......you are bound to find one I'm sure. Won't be specifically for ex-mil but will be OK for what you need  ;D

http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=62.0

Thanks again Vixen

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #22 on: May 26, 2012, 02:41:32 PM »
Hi there

Its a nice original vehicle and hope to see it at a few SA club outings.

All the best

Wayne
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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2012, 06:40:07 PM »
So, another day in the shed...

Wheels are now off. Unfortunately I was too late to get them to the tyre shop. I was going to get them to take the tyres of the rims, but ended up doing this with one of those R&R bead breakers we had lying around, and a bit of brute force. A thankless task!





With the tyres of it is easy to see that the lips on some of the rims are dented. How significant is this? My understanding is that the bead will lie on the inner part of the rim and a bent lip won't have a noticeable effect, other than an aesthetic one. That being said, now that they are off is it worth fixing the dents and is it an expensive process? If I am going to the effort of sand blasting and powder coating it would be a shame to leave them dented.

After all of that I had a chance to have a play with a couple of paint/rust removing wheels. They certainly seemed to do a better job than the old wire wheel. Much improved after only a few mins.







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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2012, 06:43:29 PM »
Oh yeah here is one of the bent rim




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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2012, 06:47:52 PM »
There also seems to be some filler in the passenger door. Is this unusual for an army car?



Getting these buggers off will be next




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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2012, 08:15:06 PM »
Hi, give the bent rims a hit with a small sledge hammer and they will straighten up easily, don't worry about being out of balance your S3 won't go fast enoug to give you any problems!

The jerry can holders are really hard to get off, glad I don't have to do it again, lol

I use a 50/50 mix of lindseed oil and diesel as a rust inhibitor on chassis and also in the holes in the chassis pump a heap in.

I get my rims sand blasted and epoxy undercoat for $20 each then spray them myself with protec paint camo green.

Thanks for showing us your resto, keep up the good work

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2012, 09:36:34 PM »
Bog (body filler) hmmmmm.......check out what WAS on mine and what IS on it now  ;D http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=20.0

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2012, 01:11:09 AM »
Hi, give the bent rims a hit with a small sledge hammer and they will straighten up easily, don't worry about being out of balance your S3 won't go fast enoug to give you any problems!

Yeah I thought as much re the speed!

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Re: 109 GS Resto
« Reply #29 on: May 27, 2012, 01:12:21 AM »
Bog (body filler) hmmmmm.......check out what WAS on mine and what IS on it now  ;D http://remlr.com/forum/index.php?topic=20.0

thanks for sharing your thread vixen, I hadn't seen it yet. LOTS of bog!