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  1. 1964 SIIA bulkhead replacement

    I think I sussed the hinges after mushrroms on toast for lunch!
  2. 1964 SIIA bulkhead replacement

    managed to get the captive nuts to the top door hinge, but... Please will someone post a copy of the positions of driver and passenger door hinges on an SIIA. Having taken them all off (and stupidly not taken photos), the combination of 8 hinge parts and 4 positions etc has got me beat.
  3. 1964 SIIA bulkhead replacement

    I have concluded that the top hinges were on spire nuts, the bottom on captive ones, as the captive ones wont fit in the top slot.
  4. 1964 SIIA bulkhead replacement

    Thanks, Snagger. In fact I have some neoprene off cuts from a firm that makes wet suits, could probably make my own!!!
  5. 1964 SIIA bulkhead replacement

    Yes, it was confusing, but I took loads of pics as I took it apart, and have them all correct.I would expect the pull to be at the bottom, but it was not, and the pic in the manual (page 25Q) shows it as I have it. But i can't see why it wouldn't work the other way up! perhaps a bit more experimental engineering, always possible on a landy! I think it is just that the new 'rubbers' are hard plastic. I had replaced one before, and kept that one, and that has very nearly shut, so I think if I warm them and work at it they will shut eventually. Really blowing a hoolie here today, and I'm a bit 'under the weather', so nothing done today.
  6. 1964 SIIA bulkhead replacement

    Thanks, Gazzar. Yes it is a project. I am new to this forum, so not aware of all the places to post. I will start a thread asap. I was a member of the forum that went defunct, and there was a thread on when I put the new galvy chassis on her, it was archived, but I guess that has disappeared? I see one or two familiar names on here, good to see some old hands still going strong. BJ
  7. 1964 SIIA bulkhead replacement

    Thanks for the suggestion. I put washing up liquid as a lubricant along the top edge, and they almost closed, so now I will get the heat gun out and see if they go the last bit. BJ
  8. 1964 SIIA bulkhead replacement

    Put windscreen back y'day, begins to look like a landy again, not much done today as blowing a gale. I have captive nuts on a strip of metal for teh top door hinges, should I have teh same for the bottom ones??? 'Her' birthday tomorrow, so taking her out for lunch, won't get much done.
  9. 1964 SIIA bulkhead replacement

    Glued new rubber seals in groove behind vents, but one vent won't close. Any hints, other than making rubber seal thinner?
  10. S2a or 3 gearbox?

    drink and golf would cost less than doing up an old landy!!! With the wind and the rain here i would just go somewhere dry and warm. Had to re sheet the landy today after the wind last night. Managed to get topcoat on vents etc, had to warm the paint in a basin of hot water, warm the parts with a hot air gun, then got a decent flow with the paint, finished off with a jenny brush. A technique i used when painting boats, if large area put on with a small roller, then flatted down with a jenny brush, then a few weeks later when it had really hardened if poss could polish it to a mirror finish. But it is really satisfying to see the end result, nice clean bits ready to go on!
  11. S2a or 3 gearbox?

    Lots of painting done, its not replacing the bulkhead, its all the wire brushing, cleaning and painting that takes the time. And where to put them when painted - had to take her out last night cos I had covered the freezer in landy bits - whats the problem with that?
  12. manuals

    Thanks, miggit. I must be getting old, added it to my bookmarks to find it was there already!!
  13. manuals

    Thanks saved me a bit! More wire brushing and painting of bits to go back on teh new bulkhead.
  14. manuals

    I am about to start stripping a S3 gearbox. Is there any more in: Land Rover Series 3 Repair Operation Manual: Owners Manual Paperback – Illustrated, 4 Mar 1981 which I would have to buy than in the haynes Series II, IIA and III 1958 to 1985, which I have. Thanks
  15. S2a or 3 gearbox?

    Thanks, Gazzar, yes, I will get decent bearings, hope I can get good gears as well! Everything off the old bulkhead today, started wire brushing (on angle grinder) all the bits needing it, luckily no rain, then someone phoned, was dark when rang off, so no paint on! It was great to take the old rusty bulkhead outside, and park it ready to go. sadly in such bad condition I don't think anyone would be interested in it. Despite the rust on the bulkhead, I was pleasantly surprised how virtually everything fixed to it was good, just needed cleaning and painting. Will need new rubber grommets and blanking pieces though.