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Offline DennisM

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Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« on: November 04, 2018, 03:57:09 PM »
G'day All,
I picked this 110 up today, no doubt some people will already know it,

it has a few issues but I will work through them, drives nicely a bit hairy at times nothing to do with the vehicle just the road and other users, the Putty rd is well known as a GP circuit for M/cycles well today it was like Phillip island, no wonder some of them die, then 10k's from home following some tourists from Qld in a dunnydore, didn't know what/where they were going finally got up to 65kph in an 80 zone then slowed down looking at everything, then indicate they are turning right, so I make a move to pass on the left half way along the dunnydore it's turning left to hit me you can imagine the air was blue, bloody idiots, anyway no-one came to grief, luckily but I gave them the bird, LOL cheers Dennis

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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 04:41:11 PM »
Congrats mate, looks like a nice FFR.
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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 05:32:30 PM »
Good on ya Dennis,

Enjoy it mate 👍

Have fun

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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 06:05:24 PM »
Congrats Dennis, looks like a good 'un.

*** cheers on the traffic story too, typical for everywhere now.

This week I had a car in front slow down and halt at a green light. After a couple of looks at the other people stopped on the left and the right, and maybe time to google what to do, and after me trying to give her a hint with my gestures, SHE resumed travel with me behind thinking she may be a bit new to the whole idea. (We have embassy staff to deal with here).

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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 06:42:00 PM »
Damn foreigners driving cars should not be allowed unless they can speak and understand ENGLISH, and for the Gov't to impress on them that our LAW is law, cheers Dennis

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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2018, 07:01:08 PM »
G'day All,
I picked this 110 up today, no doubt some people will already know it,

it has a few issues but I will work through them,..........
If anyone knows the vehicle now, they won't recognise it once you go through it and work your magic on it! You put Tenix to shame on a tenth of the budget.  8)

Congrats on the new buy.

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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2018, 08:55:41 AM »
Well done Dennis,

Looking forward to seeing you get it up to spec!

Welcome to the 1990s ;D

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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2018, 06:01:15 PM »
Well done mate! Looks a beauty.

I've had enough of auto gearboxes, air-con, power steering and (power) windows - been near 3 years without a Land Rover, so another Perentie is in my sights...

Matt
« Last Edit: November 05, 2018, 06:06:40 PM by mudmouse »
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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2018, 08:49:00 PM »
Nice ride Dennis enjoy.

Us motorbike riders are all going to die that's a fact LOL.

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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2018, 08:24:13 AM »
Nice one Dennis, she looks a beaut  👍
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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #10 on: November 06, 2018, 11:01:54 AM »
So you got her Dennis nice work looks a beauty .  Private sale?

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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2018, 09:35:22 AM »
I enjoyed my custodianship for the last 4 years, and can only hope you enjoy it for many years to come!
I Look forward to following your thread on the old girl!
Cheers mate!
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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2018, 08:10:50 PM »
It's been 2 weeks since I took ownership of the 88 110 FFR, as I said it has a few issues which I'm working through, when I first started looking at things, the first cab off the rank was the wheel nuts/studs, run the tap through the nuts to clean the threads etc

I still have to get the die nut to run over the wheel studs, it should  be available later in the week, I wanted to check the integrity of the window door frames, as we all know series vehicle suffer from terminal rust in there, anyway I was thinking along the same lines when I attempted to unscrew the nuts, all I could hear was rust crunching, and I thought I was in need of new door tops, but I was wrong as these are made from alloy and what was crunching was the studs that hold them in place


as you can see they look very ordinary, so I asked ? where was I going to get these from I had a few responses as to where and the cost was up there @ $80.00 for 4 damn it so I hatched a plan to make my own, but that wasn't going to happen just yet.
The window glass rattled like a 4lb hammer being rolled around in a 44 gallon drum, LOL I'm deaf and it was loud enough for me to hear, anyway I also checked the price of the repair kits from the UK and thought there has to be something else available and sure enough I found the answer, a company in Penrith NSW make a 'flocked bailey channel' pt number 350.360 it fits the bill and at 1/4 of the cost ($59.00 8 mtrs inc postage 1 day later it arrived) I have now fixed the LHS door top, it slides firmly and smoothly no rattles, also fixed the window lock to boot, I lubed the bottom guides with Lanox

all re-assembled now and refitted

Now it was time to really think about making the new studs, I had some input on metric threads etc from Mick Gleeson as I'm not that familiar with them, but I managed to bumble my way through, so I made a rough sketch of the dimensions of the rusty ones, I had guestimated LOL the length at 135mm, that was without removing the stud, bad move but I was able to juggle the numbers and still come out in front. I should have got bolts 145mm in length, but I juggled it LOL.

So this morning I took a drive to the Hi-tensile bolt shop in Carrington NSW and purchased 4 10 x 1.5 x 135mm long, these are going to be the new studs, set one up the lathe machine the hex head down first to the shank size then down to 8mm or .314" over 43mm then cut the 8 x 1.25 thread

and after about 15 minutes of machine time I had 2 new studs

I refitted them to the door top and the nuts are full on the studs (flush) so they have enough grip with washer n spring washers in place, and a little while later I had the other 2 made, ready for the window strip down tomorrow morning

anyway that's been part of my day, cheers Dennis  :)
« Last Edit: November 17, 2018, 08:14:18 PM by DennisM »

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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2018, 10:31:52 PM »
Very clever Dennis.

Did you get the window rubber from Spectrum Rubber and Panels Pty Ltd?

Cheers Phil

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Re: Picked this up today 48-803 FFR with winch
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2018, 07:47:47 AM »
Yes mate MVR Penrith aka Spectrum rubber cheers dennis