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Thread: 2a GS Refurb ARN 178-334

  1. #41
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    Hi Colin,
    What type or brand of bog do you use? I am thinking of bogging some hail damage on one of my projected, but not sure which brand is best...?
    1990 "Big Red" Range Rover
    1983 "The 101" 101 Forward Control
    1988 "Lizzie" FFR Perentie
    1961 "The Grey Ghost" LWB Series II Ute
    1960 "Roger" SWB Series II
    1976 "Max" 2 Door Range Rover Classic (being restored)
    1983 "Luke" Stage One V8 Station Wagon (next project)

  2. #42
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    Quote Originally Posted by grey_ghost View Post
    Hi Colin,
    What type or brand of bog do you use? I am thinking of bogging some hail damage on one of my projected, but not sure which brand is best...?
    I try not to use 'bog', the red you see in the picture is a cellulose putty which is only for small imperfections.
    It dries quickly, doesn't shrink but you can't put it on too thick.

    Isopon P38 is good, my local paint supplier recommends it (plus I used to use it in the UK years ago). I'm sure there are lots of alternatives. The usual issue is getting the mix right.....too much hardener and it sets before you've finished ! Too little and it takes ages to set.

    Painted the doors today and one side of 4 wheel rims. No room under cover so painting done outside.

    DSCN4698 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    DSCN4697 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    DSCN4700 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    The Protec paint is an alkyd enamel which thins with Toluene. I find it's touch dry very quickly but has to be left overnight to harden so if I get home early enough tomorrow the other side of the wheels will be painted.


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  3. #43
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    Finished painting the wheels some weeks back, just need to find some tyres. I'd love to get some bar treads but I get the impression they are a bit expensive unless someone has found a supplier other than Antique Tyres. I'll probably fit some Road Grippers.

    Slowly stripping out the old front axle and painting any parts that are being re-used. Axle is in the garage ready to install.

    DSCN4772 by Colin Radley, on Flickr


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  4. #44
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    A few bolts holding the springs in place proved difficult, one will have to be cut through but fortunately I have a spare.

    DSCN4785 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    Axle ready to drag out.

    DSCN4790 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    Springs need to be wire brushed & painted. Need to find another longitudinal steering tube (the long one between the hub steering arms), the axle that came out has the steering arms on the top and the one that's going it has the arms on bottom which means the tube length changes !

    U-bolts, shock absorbers, drag link tube etc. have been painted ready for re-assembly.


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  5. #45
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    Cleaned up the leaf springs & fitted new bushes.
    I've mentioned this in other threads.....don't lubricate the bushes being fitted to the leaf springs.
    The eye of the spring can open to accept the bush so lubricant is not needed and lubricating can lead to problems down the track. The leaf spring sometimes moves on the bush and clonks rather loudly on cornering.

    I'll paint the springs during the week. I always intend to separate the spring pack but as I don't have an oxy set to heat up & open/close the spring clamps I resisted the temptation.

    DSCN4795 by Colin Radley, on Flickr


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

  6. #46
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    Reconditioned axle ready to install.
    DSCN4803 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    The old axle has gone under a tarp. One swivel is very tight so I suspect the swivel pin in the Railco has rusted.

    Managed to move the reco axle from one end of the property to the other on my own. Everyone else inside watching Youtube or on Facebook !
    Springs, brackets etc. all painted so just need to find some time to install.


    Colin
    '56 Series 1 with homemade welder
    '65 Series IIa Dormobile
    '70 SIIa GS
    '76 SIII 88" (Isuzu C240)
    '81 SIII FFR
    '95 Defender Tanami
    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
    Motorcycles :-
    Vincent Rapide, Panther M100, Norton BIG4, Electra & Navigator, Matchless G80C

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