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hi guys,

have had problems getting a truck cab for my 1957 88 series 1 in the past (see past posts), i,ve now finally got one thats been removed from a 88 series 1 this appears to be the correct roof now.... but when i tried to fit it, the back pannel just wont sit on the tub correctly and i am not quit sure how it fixes to the screen as the brackets are missing.. i have tryed searching for pictures but cant find any to show the mountings and the way it sits on the tub.. so is there anyone out there withe a truck cab on that could maybe take a few snapps to give me a better idea of where iam going wrong..

much appreciated

regards

cleggy

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hi mate

i have the work shop manual that shows a break down of parts for the cab.. i seem to have all the bits just dont seem to fit... thelandrover was originaly fitted withe a canvous from factory the cab wont sit down partly because the mounting brackets fall over the holes for the hood sticks,.....

regards

cleggy

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I think there should be a flat plate at the back to fill in the gap between the bulkhead top and the cab bottom. Certainly there is on S2's - as the front rail of the back tub is set further back for LWB's

I helped fit one once and think the brackets at the outside of the screen at the top had to be reversed to fit the hard top.

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Two comments from the Workshop Manual which appear relevant.

"Operation R142. To overhaul

1. Remove the bolts and nuts securing the cab at the windscreen, and the nuts securing it at the hood sockets and at the back rest panel capping.

2. Lift off the cab complete, .... "

"Note: All 1957 models fitted with cabs, hard tops and hoods, including Station Wagons 88 and 107:

Slight alterations have taken place concerning the fixing brackets used to secure cabs, hard tops and hoods to the windscreen, but stripping and assembly operations are similar to those listed above.".

I note that while bolts are shown in the text lists of parts, they are not shown in the diagrams, whether in the Workshop or the Parts Manual.

HTH.

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hi

yeah i agree should be straight forward but why wont the one i have fit the strip across the bottom of the cab wont sit in the correct place for the bolt to line up with the hood stick holes.. i'm not sure if this is because the cab top is wrong been moded or the landrover is wrong.. this is why i ask for some photos from some body if possible to help work ou whats wrong

cheers

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If no-one turns up trumps here, you might have to ask the Series 1 Club, but I've no direct experience.

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Hi

You could put up some pic's of what you have and show the mis-fit , the proper cabs for early 80"ers are different iirc to the later 86"etc cabs..

cheers

Steveb

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hi

yeah i will have to put some pics up.. at the moment its in the paint shop now as someone ran in to the side of the landrover a few weeks ago... gutted... i was fitting the cab i had to the landrover to get it painted at the same time... but as i cant seem to get it fitted i had to leave it for now.. just trying to get info now so i can get it fitted and painted for when the landrover gets back from being done...

cheers

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i have just found a post some one has made some time ago saying the series 1 80" truck cab measures at 4.5 inch across the back panel and 36.5 inch across the top panel... the 86" measures 9inch across the back panel and 38.5 inch across the top.. so now i ahve found the first roof i brought that doesnt fit is an 80" as the measurements i have just taken are as it says... (great this is rare) the other roof i have tryed to fit measures at 38.5 inch across the top but only 7 inch acoss the back panel.. now i'm reallyt confused heeeellllllpppp.....

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