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1958 Land Rover Series 1

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by DanStew, Jun 26, 2017.

  1. Jul 6, 2018
    DanStew

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    I still haven't touched the Rover in a bit, but I am ramping up to have at it. I got a piece of jewelry for it from a good friend in Florida.
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    Of course it is just sitting on the bumper, i am going to try and sink it into the bumper, i have to notch the bumper about an inch to get it to fit.
     
  2. Jul 6, 2018
    tarry99

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    I'm an old fan of the early Warn power in only winch and still have my original I bought new in the 70's............I like them but there are plenty out there that don't.........Herm used to have parts for them also there is a Marine ( boat) fellow on the East Coast that was selling motors for those fairly cheap...
     
  3. Jul 6, 2018
    45es

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    That was Spider Marine in Florida. They are no longer in business.
     
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  4. Jul 19, 2018
    DanStew

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    Pulled the Land Rover apart to do final welds on the frame and do body work.
    I am also addressing things I was not happy with with the build up.

    I was not happy with the rear shackles. Originally they seemed fine when i first fabbed it up, but i noticed that after the full weight was on the springs the shackle angle was too much and once i add the hard top, the shackle will hit the frame. So I ended up cutting the shackle mounts and moving them back an inch and I am pretty happy with that.

    Another issue i had was the rear body was not aligned properly with the bulkhead. You would never notice unless you looked at the body line with the doors on. The body mount brakets were a smidge off. I pulled off the brackets and i will remount the tub and redo the mounts. Sometimes you just have to suck it up and go back and re finish to make a person happy.

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  5. Jul 20, 2018
    Cap-n-Cray

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    Why don't I have a good friend in Florida...

    Very nice... (y)
     
  6. Aug 5, 2018
    DanStew

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    Well I have been busy doing stuff I HATE... Body Work.
    I sanded everything down and spent time on the fenders to repair various cracks and missing parts. Filling in the extra holes and closed up the large hole for the second lamp on the fender. It was added at some point and i do not need it.

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    I started to put down some color. Since all of these panels are interior and not even seen much I brushed on the paint.
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    I primered up the tub last night, today i made it look pretty on the inside
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    Mind you this is not a "restoration", there will be flaws and what not, I want to get it back on the road/trail where it belongs.
     
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  7. Aug 6, 2018
    Muzikp

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    Looks so good. I was kind of fond of the patina but this is nice too (y)
     
  8. Aug 13, 2018
    DanStew

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    Started putting down primer on the bulkhead

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  9. Aug 19, 2018
    DanStew

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    I put down the paint on the bulkhead and some other parts. I got everything done and put back inside before the rain started.

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    It is a good 5 footer rig . :)
     
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  10. Aug 19, 2018
    rejeep

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    That’s great!!!!
     
  11. Aug 19, 2018
    Bowbender

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    I like the color! :clap:

    (Mine's getting "sand" color too...)
     
  12. Aug 25, 2018
    DanStew

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    Some more pieces painted for the puzzle

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  13. Aug 26, 2018
    DanStew

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    I finished painting the various pieces. Just finished up the entire gallon. I was running low and really did not want to have to buy another gallon and waste alot of it. They only sell spray cans and gallons of this color :(

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    Started on painting the chassis. Next is to run the rear brakelines and then put the rear tub back on to make some room in the garage.
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    It is starting to get serious now, I think i can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel.
     
  14. Sep 3, 2018
    DanStew

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    Pulled the motor/gearboxes today. Put the tub back on to get more room in the garage. Final welded the motor mounts and added some extra supports for them, I did not like having plain angle iron supporting the mounts. Painted it all. Now to start reassembling everything. It is starting to become a thing . :)

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    Oh and i will paint the axles. still need to weld the rear perches on. I wanted to get it together with all the weight on it before i do that.
     
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  15. Sep 9, 2018
    DanStew

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    I need to do the exhaust on the Rover so i can continue on putting it back together. BUT I am still having a hard time making the exhaust work the way i want it to, so I decided to mount the winch and get it off the workbench. I still want to do some more bracing on the winch mount, i am not 100% about it. It is on, so i can continue on and try and figure out the exhaust.

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  16. Sep 16, 2018
    DanStew

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    I got the exhaust mocked up during the hurricane. I don't really like doing exhaust work, but it has to be done.
    I got a pretty good kit from summit racing to do the exhaust

    https://www.summitracing.com/parts/...lOBBsbULU7pjpLRMJY5nR6SEuO9lGxBgaAvhBEALw_wcB

    Only issue was the flange to the exhaust manifold was larger than what i had, but i reused the original flanges i had and welded them on the flex pipe.

    The original was i was going to run the exhaust was down the left side of the Rover, but i was not satisfied. My Dad suggested i go to the other side. I slept on the decision. Went back today and flipped the crossover point and it worked out well, and now i am away from the brake lines.

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    Now i need to fully weld everything and probably give it a spray of aluminized high heat paint to try an protect it.
    Order my muffler and o2 sensor bung, and I can put the bulkhead on and continue on assembling the Rover.
     
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  17. Sep 20, 2018
    DanStew

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    Exhaust is done except for the tailpipe. I can now start reassembling the Rover.

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  18. Sep 21, 2018
    Muzikp

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    I think the bend on the shifter looks cool (y)
     
  19. Sep 21, 2018
    DanStew

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    That bend actually will work great for me. i got the transmission and the stick was bent like that before me. So when I installed it and it worked great for me since it is a right hand drive rig. Perfect location!!!
     
  20. Sep 23, 2018
    DanStew

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    Exhaust is done. Added the rest of the exhaust behind the muffler and wrapped the exhaust in a few spots to try and keep things happy next to the exhaust
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    With some help I got the Bulkhead back on and i hung the doors to just see how it looks in the sunlight . :)
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    Next I am going to remount the winch, it interferes with the grill now, once i put the headlights in :(
    and work on getting the fuel system up to snuff.
     
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