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Really like that gauge!

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Work has started again and been mainly focused on wiring and fuel lines - so not a great deal to show, but it is getting close to being started.

As you’ll have noticed I’ve tried to strike a balance between having the 200 - but keeping a period ‘meant to be there’ look. So the bulkhead panel now carries a fuse, the junction box, and the diesel filter - instead of what would have been the petrol pump, a regulator, and a fuse.

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The side lights on these are absurdly expensive expensive .... doesn’t help that they are also sold as fitment for some old Bentley. In fact nothing prepares you for series 1 prices .... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-NOS-GENUINE-LUCAS-L451-SIDE-LAMPS-Assembly-LANDROVER-Series-ONE-80-52047-/263910711700 and http://geros1968.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=998

Mine were ok on the outside but the bulb holders inside were in a rough state, so I reformed them to hold some LED lights I found on YouTube of the right sort of size. Same type as these: https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F153156827939

Theyve gone in really nicely and boy are they brighter than what was in there before:

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Dash is all built up and wired in too now - just missing the right fitting for the oil pressure half of the dual gauge. You can also see the starter switch fitted here. Originally that was on the other side over the gearbox tunnel, but the 200 fits snugly against the bulkhead over there now. Happy with that though - better ergonomics where it is.

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Really, really Nice !!!!!

 

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The front panel had corroded away in the bottom left corner - so a new piece has been formed up and welded in. Once this goes into paint it can go on with the radiator.

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The inlet pipe rubbed against the inside of the passenger wing, so we’ve let a recess in there to make sure we don’t get any rubbing or rattles.D09BDB66-358B-4D8A-AFFB-3F7CFCD232B1.thumb.jpeg.a67b81c824c2acdfe67ae62e9fcade8e.jpeg

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You can see the water temperature capillary tube on that last picture too.

Holes have been cut in the front of the wings to let in side lights during its life - so those are being filled to go back to standard. The original exhaust would have exited through the passenger side wing originally too, so that’s being filled.

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We have some working lights in the dash, the bulkhead, and we have a petrol gauge that rises and falls as I lift the sender unit.

i can’t believe how happy it makes me watching a glow plug light come on and go off again.

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Exhaust has been started too - it’s 300 size, but following the original 80” pipes layout.

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It's excellent to see this coming together. Great work and details.

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3 hours ago, landroversforever said:

Must feel like its getting so close! 

 

Putting the wings on has suddenly made it feel like it has jumped forwards 😊 

There are a few big jobs and a few big purchases between now and being done though - so keep on keeping on at the moment.

 

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Thanks for the kind words and encouragement everyone - i’ll Keep posting updates and pictures.

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Looking good, i'm having a break from mine while i'm waiting to send the gearbox away and getting the front panel painted as I can't really do much till these two are done :)

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Great progress. You are spurring me on: I need a new project!

Daan

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1 hour ago, Daan said:

Great progress. You are spurring me on: I need a new project!

Daan

Dann - I think the forum is more than ready for you to have another project 😊

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15 minutes ago, Anderzander said:

Dann - I think the forum is more than ready for you to have another project 😊

Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes!! 

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Utmost respect..

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2 hours ago, Arjan said:

Utmost respect..

Kudos has to go to where it’s deserved - and that’s Graham and Jim who are helping.

On a different note - when it’s done I may end up not far from you?  My brother lives in the Dordoigne and i’ll Be driving it over to visit him 😊

 

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We're in the Auvergne (03 Allier) some 50 miles north of Clermont-Ferrand.

You're most welcome for some relaxing Greenlaning !

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On 9/19/2018 at 7:47 AM, Arjan said:

We're in the Auvergne (03 Allier) some 50 miles north of Clermont-Ferrand.

You're most welcome for some relaxing Greenlaning wine!

Fixed it for you 👍

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Welding complete on the front panel and wings now ... usually the wings sag on these, but these are still good and solid.

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The scalloped bit on the inner wing now nicely accommodates the turbo pipes.

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Next steps is to get the front panel, bonnet and wings into paint - then fit the radiator, exhaust and get it running.

Beyond that it’s tub and seatbox to start work on.

 

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This is such a lovely build , 80" 's have such a great look , I think some of it is the low bulkhead top and waist line . I'm sure it's in earlier pic's , does it have wide front springs ? also are the doors external handle ?

cheers

Steve b

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Thank you - I think there is something special and right about their look too, and I think you’re right - the bulkhead to bonnet height is part of it ... the compactness of them whilst being chunky is a good look too 😊

This is 1951 so it has the wide front springs and the last of the doors with no external handle - just the flap on the door top to reach in and open them.

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A little further on:

The grill brackets were missing on mine - turns out they are the same as the series 2 ones - so here they are reinstated.

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It’s tight up the front of the engine on the radiator - so here’s the fan boss cut off. The alternator bracket has been shortened too.C15EED5C-70C9-4E2F-9FAB-146AFEE4D862.thumb.jpeg.cc3f93b6208927c368c1af3fffe3c123.jpeg

Front section of the exhaust clamped in place pending 3 M10 flange nuts..

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heres the back of that front section:

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A diddy keyring ...

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Back of the wings done and drilled to mount up:

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Motor is pretty much done now - here the oil pressure capillary tube is in place and the new pressure switch too.

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Some shiny bolts replaced with the proper sheradised type:

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