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Thread: 1955 Series 1 86"

  1. #81
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    I think it would be fine, I suspect its the same clone machine as my plasma cutter, I just don't have the Tig / stick functionality. The arc from the plasma cutter is certainly strong enough to weld with, just the wrong type of tip.

    I do have a handbag DC Inverter welder the same size & it does everything I need .

    The one in all would save space on the welding trolley , thats for sure, and unless your doing heavy gauge work (e.g. tow bars) its all you need.

  2. #82
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    Tyres are still available in the 'old sizes'. From memory they were 6.50 x 16 but 7.00 x16 is OK. They are sometimes difficult to track down & tread patterns are limited, I was lucky to get Road Trek Majors in 7.00 x 16. You're only down the road from me so if you want to check out a '56 at some point..... Commitments this weekend but I'll let you know when I'll have some free time one weekend soon. Colin
    Will 215/70/16 fit?
    Most of 6.5x16 are light truck. Is that mean 12ply?

  3. #83
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    Quote Originally Posted by dearot View Post
    Will 215/70/16 fit?
    Most of 6.5x16 are light truck. Is that mean 12ply?
    You need to check with the supplier.

    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. #84
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    Sent the chassis to sandblaster and then next is to take the bulkhead from the donor.

    Planning to replace all bolts as most of the bolts on the car are unusable.

    Anyone where I can get bolts etc for series? Preferably not far from werribee area.

  5. #85
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    Quote Originally Posted by dearot View Post
    Sent the chassis to sandblaster and then next is to take the bulkhead from the donor.

    Planning to replace all bolts as most of the bolts on the car are unusable.

    Anyone where I can get bolts etc for series? Preferably not far from werribee area.
    You first have to decide what bolts you want to use.

    The original ones are Sherardised, and this is very hard to find these days. Finding BSF bolts similar to the originals with any finish will be hard, but possible. The easiest to find will be to change to UNF electroplated with zinc, which won't protect them for long, but could be helped by painting with zinc paint. These would look similar to the originals.

    Some restorers use stainless steel, but you really need to ensure it is insulated electrically from alloy panels, otherwise it will accelerate corrosion of the panel. And it does not look very original.

    Some of the UK suppliers offer complete kits of bolts, but I do not know how good these are, and I suspect that they are aimed at 2a and 3 restorers and use UNF bolts.

    Perhaps the Series 1 Club in the UK may be able to help, and you may want to consider joining them anyway.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

  6. #86
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    I haven't used them, but this lot seems to be the go for fasteners:

    Land Rover Body Fastener Kits, Spares, Land Rover Parts

    Cheers,
    Tim


    '15 110 Land Rover Defender - Daily Driver
    '89 110 County - Sold when I left NZ
    '74 Series III 88" - Sitting in a shed in NZ - On its way to OZ!!! In many, many, many, pieces

  7. #87
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    They seem to have what you are looking for, although the prices are a bit eye-watering. For those prices I would want to be finding out details as to exactly what type of fastener they are providing.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

  8. #88
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    First, don't throw away any bolts & nuts. If they are just rusty they can be derusted & plated or galvanised.

    Second, make a note of bolt sizes (diameter & length) to help sourcing replacements.

    Third, please don't use Metric bolts.

    Also try not to use Philips head screws, they didn't use them on the Series I

    You will find mostly BSF, Whitworth & BA bolts, screws & nuts on a Series I.


    I haven't used this company for a while (like 20 years) B.S.F Bolts & Nuts but they list some BSF nuts & bolts. Problem is then shipping 1/2 way round the Globe. I passed the details to Grey Ghost and he ordered some countersunk screws from them a few years back.

    There is a company in SA but the range is restricted and you need to sell your first born to pay for them.British Threads - BSF - Classic Fasteners

    As John mentioned, UNF is the next best bet but even the supply of those can be restricted. For example the bolt lengths may increase in 1/2" increments but you need a 1 1/4" bolt to look right in a particular application so you have to cut the end off !!

    I found my local Bolt shop can source BSF but you have to buy full boxes so 200off bolts of one size 200off nuts etc. No HT just standard grade.


    Best of luck,


    Colin

    Here's another Australian supplier BSF
    Again expensive, bolt 1/4" x 1 (black) plus nut getting towards $1.75 each !!

    Find a local bolt shop, the longer they have been established the better, and go and talk to them.
    '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

  9. #89
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    In Brisbane I use Bolt Masters for BSF bolts & nuts.

  10. #90
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    As suggested above, once you have determined what bolts you need, you may strike it lucky looking for a long established fastener supplier, or even a long established engineering shop.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

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