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Old 02-10-2017, 06:51 PM   #261
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This thread is awesome Adam, sooo impressed with your tireless attention to detail.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:08 AM   #262
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A few little bits arrived to almost finish the dash.



New seat belt bolt caps, a trim clip I broke and a few items for when I replace the offside sill cover.

I dropped the rear carrier for the wheel off to the blasters, recovered the sticker on it as I need to reproduce it.



Decal has been reproduced and I have ordered 25.



Today I have been offered two front swivel housings for £20 if I collect. About an hour away so worth the trip.

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Old 11-10-2017, 04:43 PM   #263
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Picked up the £20 front swivel housings. cleaned them up and dropped off at the blasters to be refinished. Money well spent and they will look very different when refinished and built up.



Changed the headlight resistor as I won one on Ebay for a few pounds.



Spent ages trying to work out what the small square brackets were on the hubs when i stripped them. Pouring through parts manuals and looking at mine just drew a blank. Then I looked at the new disc shields I have ready to go onto the refinished hubs.



That would be whats left of the old shield then!
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After viewing this thread, having a good mate who used to run a LR repair shop and owning many LR products myself, I'm constantly amazed at how much rot the things develop! You'd have thought somebody within the organisation must have thought to themselves "maybe we should do a bit better with our corrosion resistance". Whilst the birmabright (and later, a cheaper and inferior alloy) make them look good on the surface, anything with a ferrous nature seems to be in a hurry to turn brown and flaky!! I gave up with rotting chassis, bulkheads, door frames etc. long ago and switched to Toyota. My Land Cruiser is over 10 years old and doesn't have one rust patch on it anywhere. The fact that the transmission, diffs and steering balls don't suffer from oily incontinence is an added bonus!! Having said that, you have a very nice Disco so hopefully it behaves itself.
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Bulkhead I wouldn't pizz on a toyota if it was on fire.

however landrovers are the dogs dangles

keep on keepin on Adam.
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Bulkhead I wouldn't pizz on a toyota if it was on fire.

however landrovers are the dogs dangles

keep on keepin on Adam.
I used to be of the same opinion - was a die-hard Landie fanboy. I still have a soft spot for them but the constant issues with rust, oil leaks, transfer box seals, cramped cabin, water leaks and general reliability was just too big a hurdle. If Land Rover were allowed to sort these out, rather than profits being used to bail out the rest of BL/Austin Rover, it might be different.
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