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ARN 174-803 Restoration
« on: June 28, 2020, 12:12:05 PM »
Thought I had better post some info on what has been happening to 803 over the past 12 or so months.
ARN 174-803
GS 108"
matching Engine/Chassis numbers wrt to REMLR info
Replaced all brake system, new clutch MC & Slave, new tires, engine started & runs well, no rust in Chassis ends or Firewall, new Wheel bearings & seals, replica ARn plates, replica TAC plates (found original TAC plate), new Engine Bay wiring harness ordered.

So far so good with nil major issues.

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Re: ARN 174-803 Restoration
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 08:37:06 AM »
Sounds like a great project,  What TAC signs does it have?

Any chance of some photos?

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Re: ARN 174-803 Restoration
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2020, 12:57:16 PM »
Mike, I believe it is an Artillery HQ vehicle with the Red/Blue TAc.

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Re: ARN 174-803 Restoration
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2020, 11:26:05 AM »
A couple of photos of the resto, tires are the most noticeable aspect. Now sorting the electricals.

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Re: ARN 174-803 Restoration
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2020, 11:28:52 AM »
Nuther one

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Re: ARN 174-803 Restoration
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2020, 06:19:24 AM »
Looking good there Barra,

Lots of work has gone into it, almost ready for the road.

You donít see many of the original round side mirrors these days, donít break it!!

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Re: ARN 174-803 Restoration
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2021, 11:10:40 AM »
OK - rec'd my new harness from VinWire this week (fantastic job), changed out the headlights to 3 pin sealed beam (from original bulb type) & have installed the new headlight harness. Now onto the remaining harness sets. Then re-install the refurbed instrument panels etc.
Clutch replaced, new friction & pressure plate, machined flywheel to remove rust/pitting so the clutch now operates completely. Seat base back in + new seats.
Removed the damged Scone Cutter from the rear frame, looks like the farmer backed it into a tree. Will see if it can be straightened or build a new one, it is bent pretty badly.

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Re: ARN 174-803 Restoration
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2021, 04:32:13 PM »
Sounds like itís coming along nicely Barra,

I agree with you, the Vinwire looms are top notch.

Do you still have the rear crossmember connection block on the drivers side?  I remember the first loom from them didnít have any provision for this, so I had to specify it in the next one.

The rear bumpers are made of spring steel apparently, and are quite difficult to straighten. It might be easier to get a replacement fabricated if yours doesnít come good.

Keep up the updates,

Cheers,

Mike.

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Re: ARN 174-803 Restoration
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2021, 11:43:10 AM »
Yep, lost a bit of time over the last year, but momentum gathering again. I finally got the new Harness & started to install it so just taking my time on that one. While doing that I had a new "Scone Cutter" made in Caboolture at RedBack Engineering, the other one was a bit damaged. I guess the cockie must have either run out of brakes or forgot that there was a tree behind him - lol. Reasonable cost and a fantastic end result, I did consider trying to straighten it myself but with Oxy + Hyd press thought it to be too difficult.