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    #137B 2A FC rebuild

    A month ago I saw a Forward Control landy come up for sale only 10 minutes drive away. I've been after one of these for ages and couldn't let this opportunity pass....

    So off for a look see, and a couple of days later picked up this.

    This won't be a "rivet counter's" restoration. This will be a rebuild with quite a few modifications in the name of useability. I want a reliable long distance touring vehicle with a heap of space up back for a canopy body. Some mods will be:
    - Toyota 60 series axles for a 150mm+ track increase.
    - Isuzu diesel with 5 speed box.
    - Modest cab extension.
    - Power steering
    ...

    Bring on the fun!
    Chris


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    Within a week it looked like this.

    There are a few rust sections in the chassis. All patchable.
    Chris


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    And now it looks like this. Chassis blasted and primed. Now I can see what I'm dealing with.

    This weekend I'm having a crack at removing the spring chassis bushes. Fun fun fun.
    Chris


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    Great find but aren't they so ugly - not like a 101 .

    I hope it all goes well .

    Garry
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    Quote Originally Posted by 101RRS View Post
    Great find but aren't they so ugly - not like a 101 .

    I hope it all goes well .

    Garry
    Hahaha. I'll stand out that's for sure! I think a modest bullbar will break up the front "ugliness" a fair bit.
    Chris


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    Home made bush extractor in use. 2 down, 2 to go. The last front one is going to be fun. The bolt is seized solid in the bush. Hopefully I can drill through the rubber with a hole saw with no centering bit.
    Chris


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    A circle of 5-6mm holes through the rubber should work.
    John

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    Looking forward to this build. 👍

    Sounds like the upgrades will give you a great vehicle. 😊


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    Be off with you, you little ****s.
    Glad that job's (half) done.
    Chris


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    Nice! It looks like a fairly substantial chassis. I'm not sure that it will flex that much when off-roading!

    Will you use it as a trayback ute or make it into a camper?
    Ron B.
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