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Old 01-01-2018, 01:02 PM   #291
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Thanks all, EGR delete is done already. Thermostat is a good idea. I will also do any easy to replace water hoses whilst at it I think.

I have a few refurb jobs in 2018.

Plenum/scuttle area to include new moldings, seals etc
All 4 doors to include refurbished frames, locks and mechanisms
Side skirts once I find a nearside one.

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Old 28-05-2018, 07:08 PM   #292
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Just noticed that postimg changed their website address from .org to .cc so all the pictures had gone. Updated 30 pages so they are all back.

Travelling a lot with work at the moment but water pump will be started soon and pictures to follow.

Stay tuned.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:06 PM   #293
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Apologies that updates are slow as I have taken an assignment working in Germany during the week and commuting to the UK on weekends for a year. This means my weekends have a few new priorities.

However, Gunbus went into the MOT this week and passed with just one advisory for an oil leak. I believe if she isn't leaking somewhere then the oil has run out so not massively bothered about that at the moment.

A few things to do and the LRO show in Peterborough coming up. As always she will get a trip across to the show and I will look for parts I need.
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:52 PM   #294
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My working life in Germany has meant that work on Gunbus has had to slow down.

Went to the LR show in Peterborough and picked up a good used Fan shroud top piece to be refurbished. They are obsolete and impossible to find new and the metal clip is missing on mine.



Also found these genuine LR dealer wing protectors and have started to clean them up. The inside is fabric and is velcro'ed in place so they have been through the washing machine. The rest will be cleaned up. This is the picture from the auction.



Working on getting all the bits together to do some work when I finish for the Christmas holiday.
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:53 AM   #295
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Good to hear that gunbus is still doing ok!
My fan shroud was held on with duct tape when I got it as the clip is long gone. Now upgraded to a self tapping screw
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Good to hear that gunbus is still doing ok!
My fan shroud was held on with duct tape when I got it as the clip is long gone. Now upgraded to a self tapping screw
Thanks,

Generally the list gets smaller but the drivers seat base failed today on a drive so need to replace that now!
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So today I started the work on repairing the collapsed drivers seat. With me working in Germany during the week I needed to get it out and ready to replace for the next time I am back in two weeks time.

Seat comes out with 4 bolts.



And then it can be stripped apart. Seat plinth comes off the seat and will go away to be blasted, zinc primed and re-painted.



Seat base comes off, with base cover



and then you can see what the issue is, the original diaphragm has failed.



To carry out the repair I purchased a new improved diphragm and seat base foam from Exmoor trim. The new diaphragm has extra clips at the front that need the seat frame to be drilled. All fairly straight forward to fit.



And thats where we stopped pending the plinth coming back. Ordered new bolts to refit and pins for the seat plinth plastic cover. Would love to have new covers but long since obsolete. These are now very old and fragile. All the seats have waterproof covers fitted permanently to protect them.
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Yes, GUNBUS!

I’ve been looking forward to an update. Your devotion never ceases to amaze!

Interested to know how you get on with the new foams - my driver’s seat is a bit flatter on the edge nearest the door. 20 years of butts sliding in and out of the high-up seats takes its toll on them I think.


Any other jobs on the to-do list?

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Yes, GUNBUS!

I’ve been looking forward to an update. Your devotion never ceases to amaze!

Interested to know how you get on with the new foams - my driver’s seat is a bit flatter on the edge nearest the door. 20 years of butts sliding in and out of the high-up seats takes its toll on them I think.


Any other jobs on the to-do list?
Plenty to keep me busy. The water pump still needs replacing and I have the front plenum parts to swap over. Gunbus sits inside now on a trickle charger and is a lot better for it. In 2019 the nearside rear quarter will be repainted. Also have the front swivels to completely replace.
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So the seat base came back from the blasters looking lovely.



Peterborough Blasting once again did a great job. I have a motto which is if I take something off it should always be the best it can be before going back on. Happy the seat base now looks great.

Camera battery failed but effectively replaced the cover over the new seat foam and diaphragm, fitted refurbed base back onto the seat and bolted the seat back in. Used new SS bolts and nuts and used Buzzweld on them under the chassis.

Another job done.
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