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Look what I brought home last night ..

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Very, very nice !!

 

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Picked up a heater for it tonight 😊 

The 2KW Webasto Air Top - I may be the first person ever to be warm through a winter in a Series 1? 

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Feels a bit slow at the moment - from a mixture of not a lot of progress and what progress their has been notnbeing very visible.

With the Air Top going in the 200tdi heater circuit becomes redundant- here’s the blank:

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The seats should be finished end of this week, with the heated elements in. They’ve been done by the same chap who does the Land Rover Reborn builds - he’s done a cracking job of getting the pads in; having cut a channel in the foam for the cables and putting a nice old bit of leather at the back for where the wiring comes out.

The tub cappings and floor have been removed - the floor was thin, hard, and cracked - so a nice new thick piece of alloy is needed to make it serviceable. I’m trying to uncover the original finish on all the galv parts, but a couple may have had too hard a life ...

I’m trying to work out what the neatest product(s) will be for the electrics in the Seat always box. I want a fused distribution box - with switched loves via a relay for the heated seats, and probably a permanent live for both the Webasto and a USB point. Any suggestions welcome !?

 

 

 

 

 

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Bluesea do some nice little junction boxes if you've got somewhere to hide it out of sight.

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On 11/6/2018 at 11:16 AM, landroversforever said:

Bluesea do some nice little junction boxes if you've got somewhere to hide it out of sight.

Thanks Ross - I was looking at one of theirs with a negative bus on it and 6 junctions: https://www.mudstuff.co.uk/blue-sea-fuse-box.html

I think they could work quite well - and keep everything neat and contained in the seat box.

I did look at one of these :https://www.adventurebikeshop.co.uk/electrical/altrider-rowe-electronics-pdm60-power-distribution-module-fuse-block-replacement-/ so I could put delayed switch offs and so forth on the circuits - but so think I’d get limited benefits on this.

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On 11/5/2018 at 10:49 PM, Anderzander said:

The seats should be finished end of this week, with the heated elements in. They’ve been done by the same chap who does the Land Rover Reborn builds - he’s done a cracking job of getting the pads in; having cut a channel in the foam for the cables and putting a nice old bit of leather at the back for where the wiring comes out.

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Agreed!

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I love them - they’re made with oak frames and hessian bottoms like the originals.

I’m pretty skint now though 😳 

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I know that feeling......

 

 

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The Aluminium floor in the rear tub was very thin and had work hardened, it was brittle and tearing in places, so we are replacing it with a thicker panel made from new material.

This 80” came with wood put in between the chassis and the floor to support it - it’ll be nice to have it to original spec but strong enough to use.

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You may also spots the teaser of the wings back from paint ....😍 They look fabulous...  the front end can be built up with the radiator now and then it can be fired up.

I’m away for the weekend - but will get some pictures on Monday 👍🏻

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The freshly painted panels going on...

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The bonnet looks glorious !  Just need to find the hinges ...... and have a think about what would be good for soundproofing the underside.

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It’s starting to look like a good fit for everything now that the radiator is in..

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it’s pretty tight at the bottom though.... but will just go.

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The radiator and panel will pull forwards a little when the wing is on.

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A rather indulgent sequence of the panel being built up.

New bowls and halogen lights going in to replace rotten steel bowls and sealed beam lights...

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Nice new braided bonnet shut strips with brass rivets on..

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The original headlight rims on with grill in place ...

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Here’s a test for of the air heater in the seat box.

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The fuse box will run the heater, the heated seats, a USB socket, an accessory socket, and have some spares.

The inlet for the heater will be on the outside of the seatbox, the outlet will run out the other side, with a T out to an outlet in the passenger footwell and then on to another in the drivers side.

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Very, very Nice !!!!

 

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So you don't like it being cold? Lovely work, how far from the first test drive?

 

Daan

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27 minutes ago, Daan said:

So you don't like it being cold? Lovely work, how far from the first test drive?

 

Daan

I want to be warm! 😊

There’s no bodywork from the bulkhead back - but a test drive whilst sat on the petrol tank is very close I think. The electrics are in, fuel lines are in, front section of the exhaust is in, radiator top hose is going to be a standard 90 deg fitting - just working something out for the bottom hose - then I think we can try it...😮😀👍🏻

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Is it just me or is that pulley going to take a bite out of that radiator the first time you brake? :huh:

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It’s close - but the photo makes it look closer than it is. Also that front panel is sitting back a bit on this side until the other wing secures it.

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What do you think the rad clearance will be?  I share John's concern, and the engine and transmission move forward a long way when the hand brake is applied.  That can be reduced a lot (with the added benefit of making the brake far more effective) with the longitudinal tie rod from bell housing to chassis as used on MoD SIIIs (well, FFRs at least, if not all of them).  I'd recommend fitting one very strongly.  That aside, it's stunning work.

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This would be my concern - engine mounts & bushes flex more than people think and you've gotta design as if the rubber wasn't there;

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