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mk1collector



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England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Bonatti Grey

Looking good but I hope you t washed the galv bits before you painted them Ray
My build thread
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic17615.html

Post #552342 30th Jul 2016 10:32am
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MetalMatt



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Ade90 wrote:
Those pictures bring back all my memories of rebuilding Range Rovers and Series III's in my Dad's old factory......why? Because the BEST tool in the whole place was the fork lift truck, it saved so much time faffing about with jacks Rolling with laughter

Looks like a great job and I like the colour change.


Thanks, the colour change is abit of a dramatic change from the orange, but my old discovery 300tdi was in this exact same blue and i loved that colour.
Yes i completely agree the forklift is such a lift saver when moving the rear tub and changing tyres etc

Post #552789 1st Aug 2016 9:43am
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MetalMatt



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Pickles wrote:
Metalmatt,...GREAT thread mate, & well done for your efforts at "having a go", & doing things yourself.
Looking forward to more, Pickles.

Cheers it is a proper "having a go" so much more things go into a rebuild than i expected, Hats off to people who have done it in the past

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MetalMatt



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Anderzander wrote:
It is looking good - well done.

A couple of questions...

Did you blast the axles with them complete? If so what did you do to protect the swivels? And last one; what paint did you use?

I'll be doing the same with my series axles shortly Smile


Not 100% on the axles as i found it in my mechanics yard and said can you send it off to someone to who will refurbish it, so not sure what was used to protect the swivels and the paint i just used primer and i cant remeber the exact name of the black paint i used will check the tin and let you know

Post #552794 1st Aug 2016 9:59am
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MetalMatt



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

williamthedog wrote:
That's going to be awesome when it's finished Thumbs Up

Cheers Mate i seriously hope it will be Very Happy

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MetalMatt



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

mk1collector wrote:
Looking good but I hope you t washed the galv bits before you painted them

That would be a noooo to T-washing haha... what is twash? and i used etch primer on the galved parts as that is what i was told lol

Post #552797 1st Aug 2016 10:01am
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MetalMatt



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

had a busy weekend, went down to Billing Land Rover show on the Saturday, then on the sunday did some more work on the 90.
engine and gearbox mostly in, just need to put the galvanized gearbox cross member in and put the tower back on.


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Also put the new shock absorbers onto the turrets ready to drop onto the 90


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Took off the old rear arms and front arms and put the new ones on makes it look much better


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Then started to wire brush the steering guard and wish i had never started took an absolutely ridiculous amount of time. also cleaned up my chequre plating and primed and sprayed that black. oh and then the steering guard somehow went yellow lol


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And finally i started to prime the roof ready to be painted black and my plastic grill had gone abit faded from the sun so i sprayed that satin black and it looks much better Very Happy


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Post #552808 1st Aug 2016 10:58am
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trickster5000



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Arles Blue

Looking great! Thumbs Up Matt.

1989 Ninety CSW with a Disco 300tdi conversion - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic46809.html

Post #552825 1st Aug 2016 1:10pm
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MetalMatt



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Thumbs Up cheers, hopefully soon all the hardwork will pay off and i can start to reassemble the old girl and enjoy driving it again lol

Post #553367 3rd Aug 2016 12:43pm
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L110CDL



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Just read your thread all the way through, very impressed with all the work you have done so far Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

Post #553533 3rd Aug 2016 10:20pm
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MetalMatt



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Cheers glad you enjoyed the read, Its had many man hours put into it, and i suspect many more before it sees the road again, but it is nearly ready for the body to go on and then it will be taking shape nicely, just wire all the electrics in, and find an interior and a few more bits i cant think of but it will surely need haha

Post #553628 4th Aug 2016 9:51am
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MetalMatt



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

Been flicking through old photos on my computer and come across some of my 90 just before i took it off the road and decided to rebuild it.
It hasnt had an easy life whilst being with me for the last 5 years. Every month i went to Parkwood Off Road Centre for there Pay and Play days. Also went on many Greenlaning trips.
After i have completed this rebuild i will still use it Off road but not as often due to the amount of time and money i have put into it so far lol



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Post #553654 4th Aug 2016 12:13pm
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L110CDL



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Enjoyed those pics, thanks Thumbs Up 1996 Golf Blue 300Tdi 110 Pick up. Keeper.

Clayton.

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MetalMatt



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Well an eventful weekend, the gearbox that i found about a year ago and have put into the 90 is in a word knackered Big Cry Big Cry it seems like the bloke i bought it off at a show told me a bag of lies. suspect its the main shaft that has snapped or something much worse. As soon as you select a gear and put it under any kind of load even by turning the rear propshaft by hand it just turns. there is no grip at all in any of the gears.
Luck would have it, my mechanic has a discovery with a manual R380 box in that he is breaking, so took it for a little drive around the yard and bought that box off him ready to put it back in again Evil or Very Mad Big Cry Evil or Very Mad

so i decided to go do some easier jobs instead. like a numpty i forgot about the hinges so they went from bright orange to blue, i finished off the roof in satin black. and painted the headliner black as well. the paint job on the roof is a bit half arsed as i was annoyed about the gearbox, i may redo it but then again no one sees the top of the roof. unless its a police helicopter chasing me Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter



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MetalMatt



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United Kingdom 1989 Defender 90 300 Tdi HT Baltic Blue

work on the 90 has come to abit of a stand still again (due to the TD5 discovery possibly needing a new clutch and DMF and i dont have the money for that)
but hopefully have the next gearbox dropped into place this evening and then just do abit more wiring in the engine bay and run the fuel lines. THEN its time to put the body back on and let the whole thing take shape again ands sort out on the little niggly problems YAY Very Happy

But heres another photo i found of the old girl when it was drive-able and i cant wait till i can drive it again Cool

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