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ian series 1



Member Since: 17 Nov 2014
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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 CSW Bonatti Grey

Finally a bit of an update!

The series 1s are in hibernation for the winter months, and I've had a bit of a move around, so the series 3 is now top of the queue again,

I've not touched it for a few months, as I was always too busy working on the others.

Yesterday afternoon I managed to get rear brake pipes, slave cylinders, and shoes all fitted,



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Trying to squeeze a V8 In between the footwells of a series Land Rover does present a few problems,
Manifolds are a headache, even with RR classic ones, you still don't get much room to play with.

The Bulkhead needed some work in the way of footwells, badly damaged door pillars, and rotten bulkhead feet.
So today was spent on the bulkhead, and sort all the problems out.

I took 3" off the passenger side footwell to allow good clearance for the manifold, and to access the rear plugs,
The drivers side lost a good 2" to overcome the same issues.



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Sill got the drivers pillar to fit, but all in all a good bit done this weekend,
I would like to get it running in the Christmas break if I can?



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Post #663752 12th Nov 2017 5:37pm
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JeremyJ



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United Kingdom 1990 Defender 110 V8 Petrol CSW Eastnor Green

Looking really good! Thumbs Up

Post #663773 12th Nov 2017 6:52pm
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GREENI



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Nice job Thumbs Up V8 Scumbag

Post #663778 12th Nov 2017 7:20pm
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ian series 1



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 CSW Bonatti Grey

Cheers chaps,

Nice to be making progress again!


Any progress with the Disco Jeremy? 80" 80" 86" 88" 90"

Post #663782 12th Nov 2017 7:34pm
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JeremyJ



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United Kingdom 1990 Defender 110 V8 Petrol CSW Eastnor Green

Changed the battery and she starts first flick of the key! Too good to break, itís going down to Kent to be a greenlaner I believe. Everyone thatís seen it at the farm has ended up reminiscing over Disco 1ís, lots of soft spots for them!

Post #663786 12th Nov 2017 7:45pm
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ian series 1



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 CSW Bonatti Grey

I would have liked to have kept it, but just didn't have the time for it. Rolling Eyes
It was a good old bus... Thumbs Up 80" 80" 86" 88" 90"

Post #663789 12th Nov 2017 7:48pm
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L110CDL



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I have just read this from the beginning and i take my hat off to you Ian Bow down a man of many talents and knowledge, great project and will be watching with great interest Very Happy 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.
1988 Land Rover 90 Blue (project )
McCormick International B414 Tractor.

Clayton.

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Ellisboy



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Nice work mate, and Iíd take my hat off to you too,if I hadnít left it in the pub Very Happy

Stephen.

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ian series 1



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 CSW Bonatti Grey

Thanks Clayton Wink


Stephen, hat will be with you soon.... Laughing 80" 80" 86" 88" 90"

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mk1collector



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Great work as always, keep the updates coming Thumbs Up Ray
My build thread
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic17615.html

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ian series 1



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United Kingdom 2008 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 CSW Bonatti Grey

Another Weekend, and a bit more done!

I refitted the bulkhead yesterday, just to make sure everything was in the right place,
Then carried on with the new door pillars and bulkhead feet.

Today I got the tub back on, and fitted new doors and hinges from SP,
Took a while to get everything where it needed to be, but I'm very happy with the panel gaps, and the way the doors open and shut.

Next step was to take the V8 back out, and finally weld the mounts to the chassis,
Hope to get the bulkhead prepped this week for paint, then tidy the engine up before it goes back in for good.

I've picked up some nice secondhand straight wings, as the originals were just too far gone to make them look nice,
I'm still resisting the urge to do a total respray, it was always meant to stay a bit tatty
So I'm only painting the replaced panels (for now) Whistle

Quite nice to see it resembling a Land Rover again, for a few days anyway.....


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Mash



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Great progress so far Thumbs Up 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

Post #665581 19th Nov 2017 7:22pm
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ian series 1



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Mash,

It's your fault I'm now having to spend some time on the engine! Laughing

I was going to drop it in as it was, but after seeing yours cleaned up, I'm going down the same route now Thumbs Up 80" 80" 86" 88" 90"

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GREENI



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It's difficult to put scabby parts back on Laughing V8 Scumbag

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Mash



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ian series 1 wrote:
Mash,

It's your fault I'm now having to spend some time on the engine! Laughing

I was going to drop it in as it was, but after seeing yours cleaned up, I'm going down the same route now Thumbs Up



Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter I have been blamed for a few things on this forum now but I think this will be worth it in the long run Thumbs Up 90 wolf - Jasmin http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic39408.html
90 V8 - Maggie http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic42564.html
D3 Hse - Fiona
Capri 2l S - Anna

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