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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

More definite progress this evening, with the wiper mechanism rebuilt and tested.

Lots of grease in the new wheel boxes:


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And in the cleaned up motor gearbox:


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I also fitted a new park switch to the motor, as I had it all in bits anyway. The old one was ok so will just go in the spares box.


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And with the wipers reinstalled:


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Tomorrows' tasks will be to plumb in the new twin washer jets and reassemble the dash, although I may need to do some wiring repairs as I found this behind the centre console:


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It looks a bit of a mess with several wires with broken insulation that's been patched up with insulation tape Rolling Eyes

There are also several unused connectors and single wires so I'll see if I can identify what any of those might do too. 
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Post #618548 21st Apr 2017 9:09pm
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Procta



Member Since: 03 Dec 2016
Location: Sunderland
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United Kingdom 1997 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

One thing that really put me off the rest of the landys I looked at, before this one. Was someone else's handy work with wiring. Some right old birds nests and chopped dashes! We had to do some re routing on my dads landy, due to how they wired the front and rear lights.
Be a chance that they will have tapped into the loom to power some lights, which are no longer on the car. Defender 300 TDi 90 ---/--- Peugeot 306 HDI hatch back

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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Finally got it all back together this afternoon. Everything took longer than it should have though, as everything needed to be thoroughly cleaned before reassembly.

Discovered this little bit of industrial archaeology on the back of the vent trim panel. I wonder if BN is somebodys' initials?


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After cleaning 25 years of grime from the parcel tray, I made a rubber mat to fit in the base:


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Plumbed in the twin washer jet mod, being careful to ensure that both new pipes from the tee piece are the same length:


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Still got my new bumper to fit. Hopefully, tomorrow! 
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Post #618724 22nd Apr 2017 7:46pm
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L110CDL



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Great progress there LRA, you are ticking some of the boxes of now Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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Retroanaconda



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I found similar writing on mine. Same guy, eight days later Laughing


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Post #618829 23rd Apr 2017 8:15am
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YOLO110



Member Since: 14 Feb 2015
Location: Perth
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Australia 

That is neat!

During my 'hey-day, fun-days' driving my Lotus Exige S1 around, one of the lads, who owned what was believed to be the last Exige, number 601!! off the 'production line' (turnip farm), found something very similar behind the rear bulkhead!

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1227463 YOLO... You Only Live Once...

So... One life, Live it !!

Post #618877 23rd Apr 2017 1:42pm
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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Ha! That is very cool. I bet BN never imagined he'd be being discussed more than 25 years later Laughing

I forgot to say, I also replaced the trim along the edge of the parcel shelf. The original was cracked and I did glue it back together, but I was pleasantly surprised at the price of a new one and I do like fitting new parts:


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Today's task was replacing the bumper with one with a built in tow point. All relatively straightforward stuff - it's only four bolts, after all - although still took longer than expected:


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No number plate yet as I've a new one on order.

The pin is borrowed from my DB ball and pin tow ball but it's a bit short, to be honest. I can't find one that's just right so I've order one that's slightly longer and will cut it down to fit.

I also took a few minutes to add a bit of colour to the front wings:


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Post #618916 23rd Apr 2017 6:11pm
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L110CDL



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Looking good there LRA Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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LandRoverAnorak



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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Thanks. It's getting there but there's never enough time to do all that I want. I've a pile of parts in the garage waiting to fit Rolling Eyes I think next weekends' job will be to replace the front headlining, as I've just bought one and it's huge and taking up too much space! 
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L110CDL



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I think most of us have the parts to fit, but never enough time to fit them Rolling Eyes i hope your next weekend goes according to plan for you Wink 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Cheers
Clayton.

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Profyaffle



Member Since: 03 Oct 2016
Location: Leeds
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United Kingdom 1993 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Arles Blue

Looking great LRA... The wires do look a bit of a mess.. but its a nice job to tinker with and at least you can do it out of the cold ....I'm sure I have more than that in my central dash bit.....

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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Heh, heh, thanks. For the time being, I've cut back the damaged wires and taped it all up for safety. For some reason, all of the wires to the rear wiper switch had damaged insulation for the first 2-3 inches. It doesn't appear to have melted so gawd knows what's been done to it. Probably explains why the rear wiper has never worked though! 
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Tiger



Member Since: 06 Jul 2012
Location: Wales
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2004 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Java Black

Darren, I've got a 'ropey' would need recovering bit of roof trim that goes above the rear door if you want it?

It would neaten up the area behind the interior strip light

Post #619039 24th Apr 2017 7:34am
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LandRoverAnorak



Member Since: 17 Jul 2011
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United Kingdom 1992 Defender 90 200 Tdi SW Arles Blue

Ooh, yes please! Even as a template it'd be handy. Will have to sort out a trip over to see you. 
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shayes



Member Since: 29 May 2016
Location: Devon
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United Kingdom 1998 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Coniston Green

Darren, where did you get the plastic trim for the dashboard. I need one of those as mine is cracked to, cheers,
Simon

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