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  1. #111
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    Put new uj' on my props after cleaning and painting (vid part 1). Part 2 is new uj's and getting it greased up and new gaiter. Had a friend keeping watch in the garage as seen in first part of vid

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    I decided to work on the tanks, starting with the S2a stock shorty tank and then working on the S1 tank. I separated the base plate from the tank without heat or flames which worked fine.



    Carlos
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    You were far nicer to your little friend than I would be... I generally have a rule - if I find a friend outside, I'll leave it alone.. If I find it inside, well that's a different story.

    Love your videos - keep them coming!

    Cheers,
    GG.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap View Post
    Part 2 is new uj's and getting it greased up and new gaiter.
    Be aware that those gaiters (like most aftermarket rubber parts) seem to decompose in 3-4 years.

    If you look at the right hand end of the one below you'll see it's split. This was after maybe 3 years with hardly any usage.
    DSCN4109 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    Someone out there must make quality rubber parts ? Just need to find where they are........


    Colin
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    Thanks for the warning, ill be sure to check on them. I will look at other options, possibly making my own out of thin gauge leather perhaps
    Carlos
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    Would be interesting to compare how long they last through regular usage or frequent use.
    Thank you for the time and effort, put into your videos.
    Very informative and helpful.
    Enjoy all you have done.

    whitehillbilly

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cap View Post
    Thanks for the warning, ill be sure to check on them. I will look at other options, possibly making my own out of thin gauge leather perhaps
    I used leather for the handbrake gaiter.

    Aftermarket one that decomposed before the vehicle was finished (under 3 years).
    DSCN3659 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    Main part thin leather with a thicker rim of leather sewn on.
    DSCN3669 by Colin Radley, on Flickr

    Fitted.
    DSCN3665 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
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    '60 SII 109 ute (gone)
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    Good to know its been done Colin. I think ill look at going the same way, I have even made some 'gaskets' from leather too.
    Carlos
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    I have started working on the front axles/springs. I pulled the springs off the axles to separate them and clean and paint before putting them back together. The question I have is regarding the wear on the leafs springs.

    Most of the mid pack springs have got a step out bit towards the last 20-30mm at the ends. Its like a step where the spring under it sits at the ednge of the step (make sense?). Where the step is, the spring material is very thin, I take it that this is wear from decades of use. At what point are the these individual springs considered junk? I will pull the 109 springs out and see if these can be replaced assuming they are the same size. From two sets I may be able to get one good set, but yet to see.

    Any advice on springs appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Carlos
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    1977 Range Rover Classic 2 Door Project
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    The wear giving a step where the next leaf down ends is mainly a concern because the step means the spring does not flex easily, but catches on the ledge. It should be ground smooth, taking care not to add to the wear. While the wear results in a stress riser that may should make the leaf more likely to break, my experience is that the leaves do not break at these points! The wear will not normally result in a significant loss of strength in the spring, as it is towards the end of the leaf, and the stress increases towards the axle.

    The 109 springs are heavier, but the same length, so will fit.

    There has been a fair bit written in various threads about springs, but I would summarise it to say that most springs can be revived, although they may well need resetting. Remember that right and left springs are not the same.
    John

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