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S2A FFR - where to start
« on: February 02, 2021, 08:37:54 PM »
Hello again.
Following on from intro in New Members section ...
Here's a couple more pics of my recent procurement.
She starts and runs fine and body is quite good - front bar has had a hit and brush bar has been modified - will sort both parts back to original.
I need a new clutch slave cylinder plus the shared (with brake) reservoir leaks.
Am currently waiting to hear back from All 4x4 Spares re a few parts regarding that.
I'll start with asking whether the silver radio in pic is original or farmer added?
And what is under the paint on plates in front of gear stick?
Many more questions to come - many thanks
- Andrew
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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2021, 07:18:48 AM »
Morning Andrew,

Your new vehicle looks like a great project, and a bit of a survivor, it has quite a bit of the FFT stuff that was often thrown away by the new civilian owners after the auction.

Definitely not a military radio there, looks like a vintage cb from here.

The painted over plates are the Rover chassis plate and the PMC build plate.  A bit of time ( not too long) with some paint stripper or brake fluid should take the paint off leaving them intact.

Does the engine still have the radio battery alternator fitted on the passenger side?

Feel free to ask away, as a FFT owner myself, itís good to see another 2A one around.

Hereís a photo of the plates on the bulkhead without the multiple layers of paint.

Cheers,

Mike.

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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2021, 08:05:04 AM »
Thanks Mike ...
I looked up posts and found your FFR - Brilliant.
Answered a lot of my questions (and future ones) right there - have saved all the pics for reference.
Nah, the big ol radio gen is gone.
Many thanks for the inspiration ...
- Andrew the grateful.
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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2021, 08:14:41 PM »
Also Mike ...
More trawling (not trolling) through threads reveals you had repros of the dash labels.
Don't happen to still have extras by any chance?
- Andrew the ever hopeful ...
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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2021, 11:27:55 AM »
No worries Andrew,

Iím glad that you found the photos useful, Iím a supporter of keeping this forum alive, instead of burying things on social media. At least itís easier to find things here!

No problem with the placards, these are all the correct ones for your vehicle, and I have them here in stock. Iíll send you a pm with a price etc if that works for you.

What are you thinking about for the paint scheme?  The UN white would be a bit different I guess.....

Cheers,

Mike  ( the hopefully helpful) ;D



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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2021, 07:30:46 PM »
I always like the placard which warns against engaging low range whilst in motion. If you couldn't do it at RAASC centre in the Vietnam era your chance of passing of the course was in serious jeopardy.
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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2021, 09:54:42 PM »
Awesome Mike - PM received also.
I will see what I can salvage this weekend and get back to you.
The paint I will leave to last, that's if I do anything at all, am inclined to leave as is - such an intriguing patina ...
Having said that: I will tidy and touch up areas of steel after dealing with minor rust where required.
Do you - or anyone - know if there is an accurate aerosol can available.
And/or what paint code/name am I after?
Seats now: I need replacement backs - what other models are interchangeable?
Cushions the same? Where they vinyl or canvas covered - what colour?
Geez, computer is running out of question marks ...
And Geoff O - challenge accepted (once I have a working clutch)  ;D
Andrew the annoying 10-year-old.
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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2021, 12:09:20 PM »
When you get around to said challenge don't take it too lightly. It is like changing any crash box but you need to match revs carefully or it makes a nasty noise which may hurt your ears. If the noise is nasty enough it will also hurt your wallet although Rover seem to have made that part of the box fairly driver resistant. Glad to see that you have preserved one. That was my preferred model having driven them in service but once I could afford it the S3 was all that I could find. It has a bit more grunt but I prefer the older gearbox.
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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2021, 09:03:40 PM »
No worries Andrew, let me know what you think re the placards.

Paint I have used is Protec Camouflage Green, it comes in aerosols or 4 litre tins.

For the seats, I would be tempted to use the ones you have and get a good auto trimmer to reupholster / recover them. The fabric is available, (Vinyl or Tonneau cover material) in the deep bronze green colour, my bloke told me it is also a Jaguar colour.

Good luck, keep us posted!

Cheers,

Mike

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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2021, 09:34:29 PM »
Alrighty! - Placards revealed intact (mostly). Best tip this year thanks Mike.
So it's the switch tabs/labels on the dash I need - see my pics for reference.
Seat base cushions can be copied at least, they pretty decayed - I have no backs: plates or cushions.
Thanks again for direction.
- Andrew

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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2021, 10:50:49 AM »
Nice find and I am glad that you are going to keep the paint as it is,

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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2021, 10:39:54 AM »
Looking good there Andrew,

All those layers of paint do seem to keep those bulkhead placards I good condition!

As for the seats, any Series 2/2A seats will be the same as the originals, only the colour was specifically military. If you can get an old set from somewhere, most trimmers should be able to reproduce them.

Here is a link to the mob in the UK that sell the instrument panel switch labels, they are fairly good reproductions.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Land-Rover-Series-1-2a-2b-3-Metal-Switch-Tab-Label-Badge-Panel-Lights-560404/273406943195?hash=item3fa852dfdb:g:mlgAAOSwCQNWfHml

He does have the four that you need as well as a lot of other ones that you probably donít.

If you like, Iíll send you another pm with another placard quote.

Cheers,

Mike.


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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2021, 09:07:35 PM »
Righto - on the seat hunt then ... yup, have a couple of trimmer choices local and good.
PM sent - thankyou.
There was only the one layer of paint over placards - it seems after its UN service it was hosed, sprayed without much prep and sold ...
So only original OD, white, then OD again.
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Re: S2A FFR - where to start
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2021, 09:05:53 PM »
Another discovery - by accidental sideways torch light ...
Black diamond outline full depth of door.
Its on original green before the white went on top.

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