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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOMIS1234 View Post
    Hey Jim, thanks for the reply

    Yeah I think I will go with hot dip as I can get it dipped for $2.25+gst per kg. Not sure what the chassis weighs but guessing around 100-150kg.... the galv guy just said to get it sand blasted to prep it so the whole process will be relatively cheap too!

    Iím not too bothered about painting it afterwards though, the galv guy said in order to paint over the galv, they would have to skip the quenching process and use an etching acid to provide a surface for the paint to stick to. He said it is possible, but the galv coating wonít be as affective.

    Cheers,
    Simon

    P.s your Landy looks awesome!
    Yeah at that sort of price don't even bother with anything else especially if it's all stripped back. Just make sure all the rust repairs and chassis mods are finished 100% so it's all coated properly.
    As long as they can fit the chassis in the tank or whatever they use you will be laughing!
    Thanks for that, it was ment to be a quick tart up but it's just been dragging on I've been a bit lazy with it. Had too many other priorities....

    Cheers Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRJim View Post
    Yeah at that sort of price don't even bother with anything else especially if it's all stripped back. Just make sure all the rust repairs and chassis mods are finished 100% so it's all coated properly.
    As long as they can fit the chassis in the tank or whatever they use you will be laughing!
    Thanks for that, it was ment to be a quick tart up but it's just been dragging on I've been a bit lazy with it. Had too many other priorities....

    Cheers Jim
    Hey Jim,

    Yeah, I have heard from a few people that land rovers are never ďfinishedĒ and once you start youíll never stop.... and Iím quite happy about that!

    Cheers
    Simon

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    My first Series 2a x3 (NZ)

    Hey guys,

    This was nice to come home to! Ordered from paddock spares on Sunday and they arrived Friday 3.45pm! The bags have the gear lever, low range lever and handbrake gators.

    Hereís the finished dash panel too! Iím liking the finish.



    Tomorrow Iíll work on taking a few more bits off. I have the steering box recon kit and steering relay seal coming, so I think Iíll get those off and prepped

    Cheers
    Simon

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    My first Series 2a x3 (NZ)

    Hey guys, quick update on what I have been up to.

    Gauges installed in the dash panel and looking great!
    Last weekend I rented a engine crane and pulled the engine and gearbox out around the bulkhead so i have a bit more room to repair the bulkhead. The whole process was smooth and only took me two hours!

    I started to pull the engine down too for a lick of paint and tidy up. I ordered gaskets and o rings to rebuild the Nissanís oil cooler which is leaking oil badly.

    I still havenít gotten into rebuilding the steering box, but that will be my next job.

    Cheers
    Simon

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    Hey guys,

    On Saturday I cleaned up the gearbox with degreaser, water blaster and some elbow grease.
    I was looking at the Ashcroft transfer gear set to increase the final drive. Has anyone had any experience with the unit?

    Cheers,
    Simon

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOMIS1234 View Post
    Hey guys,

    On Saturday I cleaned up the gearbox with degreaser, water blaster and some elbow grease.
    I was looking at the Ashcroft transfer gear set to increase the final drive. Has anyone had any experience with the unit?

    Cheers,
    Simon
    Looks very smart. Also like your timber trolley, good idea My first Series 2a x3 (NZ)
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    Quote Originally Posted by travelrover View Post
    Looks very smart. Also like your timber trolley, good idea My first Series 2a x3 (NZ)
    Could eat your dinner off that

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    Quote Originally Posted by travelrover View Post
    Looks very smart. Also like your timber trolley, good idea My first Series 2a x3 (NZ)
    Cheers, yeah it makes it a wee bit easier!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOMIS1234 View Post
    I was looking at the Ashcroft transfer gear set to increase the final drive. Has anyone had any experience with the unit?
    My Series III had high ratio transfer gears when I got it, there are some mods to be made to the transfer box before you can fit the gears. You'll need someone who is a good machinist to make the modifications.

    If you have a look at post #45 below you'll see that there is a round plug of aluminium made for the centre shaft to re-locate it.
    Isuzu C240 powered Series 3
    Another good picture in post #67

    I think Ashcroft can supply a modified transfer box along with the gears

    Mine has a 2.4 Isuzu n/a diesel and it flys with the high ratio transfer mod. Doesn't like much below 60Kph in top gear but does just over 100Kph on the freeway.
    Low range isn't altered much.


    Colin
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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    My Series III had high ratio transfer gears when I got it, there are some mods to be made to the transfer box before you can fit the gears. You'll need someone who is a good machinist to make the modifications.

    If you have a look at post #45 below you'll see that there is a round plug of aluminium made for the centre shaft to re-locate it.
    Isuzu C240 powered Series 3
    Another good picture in post #67

    I think Ashcroft can supply a modified transfer box along with the gears

    Mine has a 2.4 Isuzu n/a diesel and it flys with the high ratio transfer mod. Doesn't like much below 60Kph in top gear but does just over 100Kph on the freeway.
    Low range isn't altered much.


    Colin
    Hey Colin,

    Cheers for that. I think it is something Iíll need to do to make it usable in modern traffic. There is a guy down in the South Island that is looking at doing a shared order from Ashcroft. Believe it or not, there are 5 people in nz that are keen!

    Cheers,
    Simon

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