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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Hi guys Either this weekend or next weekend me and son will be starting work on a 1971 petrol s11a restoration ( full nut and bolt ) we aquired the vehicle last year but had to replace the chassis on our 90 first due to it being involved in a no fault ( to us ) accident which damaged the chassis, anyway the s11a has a rotten chassis which will be replaced with a new galv chassis, the bulkhead is in a bit of a mess as it recently had work done on it prior to us buying it but for some reason it looks like the worst parts of it got missed out, the front door hinges are welded to the bulkhead and the footwells and pillars are rotten out aswell so if the bulkhead is too bad to repaire we mite buy a better bulkhead that needs less work and use that, all 3 door frames are rotten so will be replacing those aswell but the rest of the body looks in good shape, the g/box will be refurbished aswell as both axles, nut sure what we are doing with the engine yet till we do a comp test first then decide on what to do, anyway here are some pic's when we first bought it
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Only in roof where the old lining was, nothing planned for the engine bay think its a waste of time and money to be honest. Was looking for something else and came across the spring so thought i would put it to use as i have seen what happens when them coiled springs on the pumps let go, not good.
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Fitted the pedal boxes today inc new Master cylinder's and gaskets, fuel filter after painting the filter head and accelerator linkage, oh and the rear door handle but I forgot to take a pic of that ☹️
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    preferred brand for seals

    Paddocks Britpart swivel kits are very good Teflon swivels with BP bearings, seals, bushes and stuff, used them on both my series 2a's and Def90 in the past infact I have fitted one to the 2a I am restoring now although the series kits don't use Teflon swivels but never had a prob with any of them
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Yeah i was hopeing to get more done but spent most of the day fitting the rear door as i think the van sides i bought last year from billing was from an hard top fitted with a tailgate then who ever had them before me drilled the holes to fit a back door in the wrong place as they was about 1/2 an hole out so i had to keep filing the holes out and fitting the door till i got it right, but i got there in the end.
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Fitted the rear door and fuel filler pipe, breather pipe and fuel filler today
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    Replacement seats

    Yeah I think they was originally going to call the 90/110 a S4 as well which I think would have been better being as they was still running the same 4 cylinder engines and I think very very early ones still had the series 3 gearboxes fitted
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Haha
  9. Hi guys Looking at purchasing one but need the part number if anyone has it please, I also need the part number for the return pipe as well please, thanks.
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    Series 2a diesel fuel tank to lift pump fuel pipe

    Thanks Dave, its just that I remember removing the feed pipe when I stripped the 2a down but can't think of the life of me where I have put it, I do have a parts catalogue which shows the fuel tank, sender, stack pipe and return stack pipe but doesn't show the feed or return pipes so it looks like I will do as you have said and go to my local motor factors 😉
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    The bits are more or less in now so tomorrow I will post more pic's
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    Series 2a diesel fuel tank to lift pump fuel pipe

    Anyone
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    Replacement seats

    Are right ok I didn't know that ☹️
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    Replacement seats

    Yes I think they would be, I to am looking at fitting new seat in my series 2a rebuild was going to fit Mazda RX8 seats in the front but after measuring where the seats will go there just isn't enough leg room, shame as they are a really good seat as I had them in my 90 but as they won't fit the 2a I am now going to fit the Exmoor trim hi back seats instead. Mite need to ask this ? on the Defender forum as well as this is the series forum
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Ordered some more bits yesterday so once they have rolled in I can start fitting them
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    Which shock absorbers

    Yeah thinking about it mine i had on my last 2a was ES9000's not sure what the difference is between the 3000's and 9000's so mite look at something else instead.
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    CB Aerial Mounting, SIII Rag Top?.

    Sorry for the late reply, where Boris has is or on the front bumper, if it was a truck cab I would have said on the back of the cab on the gutter but you can more or less fit them anywhere even on ally but will need an earth wire running from the mount to a bolt that's going through something steel
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Payday can't come quick enough, feel like my hands have been chopped off
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    Which shock absorbers

    Not saying they are the best but paddock sell the Pro-comp shocks for parabolics which is what I will be fitting to my paras when its nearer to be back on the road
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    wiring harness

    Yeah i'm looking at ordering one from Auto sparks but now I've seen this thread I will order a petrol one rather than buy a tdi one.
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    Pick up conversion.

    12V electric heater's
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Rumaging through an old plastic storage box that came with the 2a when we first got the 2a and found a full set of series vent grills and decided to aerosole them in gloss black
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    I will be eventually just need to remove the old stuff first
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Not done much since fitting the door seals on Monday but I have made a Disco 2 dog guard to fit the 2a that I had from my Disco days, still need to fit a piece of plywood to yet for hanging my metal detector and stuff to, so once the 2a is back on the road I can start doing more beach metal detecting, I also stripped, cleaned and painted the pedal boxes and accelerator linkages ready for fitting once I've ordered more stuff when I next get paid
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

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