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    1958 Land Rover Series 1

    The old build got lost in the offroadsc.com great data loss.

    I will jsut continue on what i am doing now

    I had a chance today between Thanksgiving food prep to finally move the front axle back.

    The tire axle and tire were a little far forward. Not that noticeable but it was just a touch off, and my front shackle angle was not where i liked it.
    I the front mount back 2 inches and everything fell into place. I threw it back together and put the windshield on to just let me look at it and give me a little sense that I might actually get it running soon.









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    Well I got the last of the big things of the project procurred.





    I originally had a lead on a rear FJ40 axle and was going to get that, but the seller had another set of complete axles and I grabbed them.
    They are from a 1979 FJ40 so i lucked out and also got the disc braked version. The thing i have never seen before was the rear drums have two wheel cylinders. I have never seen that before.

    The reason i am using these instead of the Land Rover axles are due to parts availability and there is alot more aftermarket support for the axles. I do need to find a set of wheels for it now. :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanStew View Post
    Well I got the last of the big things of the project procurred.





    I originally had a lead on a rear FJ40 axle and was going to get that, but the seller had another set of complete axles and I grabbed them.
    They are from a 1979 FJ40 so i lucked out and also got the disc braked version. The thing i have never seen before was the rear drums have two wheel cylinders. I have never seen that before.

    The reason i am using these instead of the Land Rover axles are due to parts availability and there is alot more aftermarket support for the axles. I do need to find a set of wheels for it now. :(
    they look incredibly clean. Have they been sandblasted?
    --Brooks

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    Possibly. They came out of a Land Cruiser that was being upgraded to 1 tons. The cruiser is what Chris Durham drove in UA 2015. The guy i got it from was real nice and had tons of Cruiser stuff. I was in paradise :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanStew View Post
    Possibly. They came out of a Land Cruiser that was being upgraded to 1 tons. The cruiser is what Chris Durham drove in UA 2015. The guy i got it from was real nice and had tons of Cruiser stuff. I was in paradise :)
    Bearded guy? Think I remember meeting him at hush hole maybe a long time ago when we went out there.

    Rover looks great man.


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    [QUOTE=Steve97tj;74003]Bearded guy? Think I remember meeting him at hush hole maybe a long time ago when we went out there.

    He was clean cut , but i guess could have had a beard at some point. Real nice guy

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    Well this evening i had a pretty good time in the garage.
    The time change has had me not wanting to go out and work in the garage and just didnt have much motivation.
    I wanted to get the bulkhead in place and finished so i had to bolt everything on the rear bed to the bulkhead in place. Previously i just had the bolts lightly holding things together. I had an issue with my drivers door being off and i needed to adjust the bulkhead. After playing with it, i need to move the bottom back about 1/4 inch. I cut the outrigger mount off again and moved it. After some more fitting the driver door fit excellent and the gaps match.

    After that I decided that I needed to address the grill. I got new headlight buckets in a few weeks ago.
    So i installed the new buckets and at the same time i cut off the fan shroud so i can gain more room in the engine bay for a radiator.

    Headlights and cut down grill



    Room for radiator

    Before


    After the trim



    I will start on the steering and then work on making new pedals for the clutch and brake.
    Glad I finally go some motivation

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    Well broke out Ole' Blue today. I made the sheetmetal brake about 10 years ago. Still working even though it sits under the shelf most of the time

    It is time to make the fuel tank. Since a new one is hard to find in England, I dont think i can go to Autozone to get one off the shelf. Fortunately it is pretty much a box.

    Ole' Blue


    Bendy Bendy




    I had some old Tech cabinet side panels, i had to cut this out with cutoff wheels since the Plasma blew up :(
    I will cut out the side pieces tomorrow an keep at it. I hope this will be a bit easier to seal than my last attempt at a gas tank. I was using flux core wire and kept burning through. I need to research universal fuel line inlets and see if i can match the ohms on the Rover fuel gauge with an aftermarket sending unit.

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    I did my best with the welder and then for good measure used eastwoods fuel tank sealant. So far so good. My only leaks have been out of the sending unit hole because the tank keeps oil canning and my gasket is to thin.

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    Those axles come out of NC? Build looks great still. You ever get rid of that beat up molested jeep in the background for cheap let me know. Would be a great rig for my parents property in Aiken...... I assume your thread is still on NC4X4?

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