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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

    Not much to report just been digging some of the old bits n bobs that was buried in a corner stuff that's not being re-fitted but new or refurbished parts to order once we get all the bodywork painted in the next few weeks
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    Cheapest place to get a series 3 exhaust

    Thats the one still not to bad then considering it was nearly 10 yrs since i bought my last series exhaust from them
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    Cheapest place to get a series 3 exhaust

    Wow i know these are in stainles steel but i remember years ago a full mild steel exhaust system for a petrol from paddocks was only £35
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Going to sholts it.
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Not done much today just fitted the X members to the tub and cleaned a few bits up
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    Look what I brought home last night ..

    Wow that looks really nice 👍
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Yeah i'm trying to work out if the tub is newer than the landy is as the tub look quite clean and undamaged / rotten in places most are plus both the corners where the lights are fitted are like new one had no corner cover fitted and is like new but where the reg plate would be looks like its had at least 4 veriant size reg plates fitted in the past and according to the guy we got it from said he was an archeologist and has had the landy in Egypt and i'm wondering if its lived over there for a while which kind of would explain why the tub is in good nick and may have had a small reg plate fitted but can't understand why the bulkhead was as bad as it was
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Scraped the old paint / underseal off from the underside of the floor then I filled all the additional holes in the tub with pop rivets then once the tub parts I've ordered start to come in I can fit some before the tub gets painted
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    S2A Slave Cylinder Push Rod ?

    Hi guys Need your help again please, as well as misplacing the clutch release shaft I seemed to have lost the slave cylinder push rod as well and just wondered if you can still buy then as I can't find any on the internet
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    S2A Slave Cylinder Push Rod ?

    Its ok i've sorted one now
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Left the paint stripper to do its work this morning will have a go at removing the old paint / underseal tomorow
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Some more
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Spent the afternoon removing the cappings ready for painting
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Yeah should be as with all the other's i've always off roaded them and wasn't to fust how it looked but with this one being for the road only i've gone to town on it
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Yeah tbh its the best one i've seen the ones i've had in the past have been really bad and just repared them so with this one it just needed a light repair so decided going this way
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Yeah if i was rebuilding it to sell then i would have replaced the floor with new but as its a keeper this will have to do
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    The chequer plate will only fitted for show really as the rear wheel arches are full of holes from the past owners and won't be carrying heavy weight as i have a trailer for anything heavy , was thinking of buying a tub chequer plate kit which covers the floor, wheel arch sides and tops they are expensive but saves cutting everything out from scratch 🙂
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    then once I get the new galv X members I can rivet them in as well
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    one pic of the plates riveted in place and one with the hole plated.
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Made a few small repairs to the tub today as there was 5 points where the X members fix to the rails so I plated all 15 points so the X members would fit proper then I repaired the hole in the floor, I do plan to chequer plate the inside of the tub so the rivets where the patch on the floor will be covered
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Dragged the tub in this morning and started work cleaning all the crud from the underneath then removed the X members and all the aditianal nuts and bolts the p.o had put in over the years, just need to sort out a couple of holes in the yub where the X members have been that i need to sort out
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    S2A Slave Cylinder Push Rod ?

    Yes it was a shaft that went through the bell housing that fitted to a tube to work the clutch and the slave cylinder push rod attatched to the other end.
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    Rattler and son 1971 S11a swb Restoration

    Yeah its very anoying as i remember painting it when i painted the slave cylinder mount bracket must be at least 12 months ago now
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