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Range Rover resto - Project Southpaw p24

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1 minute ago, richardthestag said:

thanks mon brave

Re yootoob money and I demonetised due to lack of followers and profanity. Couldn't care less about that anyway as the adverts just get in the way ;)

Yes I am pulling together a HGF video and currently uploading episode 5 of Project Southpaw which what you have read above is the spoiler.

haha yeah im not surprised :) 

ah cool I look forward to seeing it, I asked because I know a HGF on your daily can be one of those jobs that you may want to just get done and over with rather then faff around also trying to film it!

but I appreciate that you are filming it for us!

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lets bring Southpaw up to date 
Episode 6 is right here with all the Demonitised content
You chaps happy with videos or would you prefer photos and text also? It does duplicate the video but .....
Personally, I really appreciate watching your videos and imagine they already take a lot of extra work (and frustration) without having a write-up as well.

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I love these videos, Richard. Feels more immersive than pics/text would be, partly as you tend to explain what you're actually doing while doing it. Helps my little brain grasp it.

Sweary man in a shed in Devon, surrounded by BL chod. Big thumbs up from me.

Looking forward to the HGF update!

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8 hours ago, richardthestag said:

You chaps happy with videos or would you prefer photos and text also? It does duplicate the video but .....

Photos and text please.

(Windy Miller popping his head out at 3.47 can be avoided that way!)

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aye I enjoy both the writing and the videos :) 

its also not a bad way to have 2 records of the build, should you need to refer back to something etc, or should something happen to the youtube videos or vice versa etc

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1 hour ago, Momentary Lapse Of Reason said:

Photos and text please.

(Windy Miller popping his head out at 3.47 can be avoided that way!)

it was the Robin !! 🤪

I do try to edit them out but I can be quite flatulent

write ups will continue :D

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12 minutes ago, richardthestag said:

it was the Robin !! 🤪

I do try to edit them out but I can be quite flatulent

write ups will continue :D

The Robins in our garden seem to have decided their territories to include one of the "awaiting restoration" vehicles in each territory.

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write up on Southpaw :D

spent an age cleaning gloop off the drivers side inner wing, sticky oil, sand and mud. Used a screw driver and wire brush to loosen stuff and an air blow gun to shift it.

Then I used some eastwood spray paint prep that the owner of the car had already bought. very effective but some nasty chemicals!

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The paint which is 121 chassis paint from rust.co.uk and applied with a 2mm paint gun running at 75-80psi ish. very tough but quite orange peely. exactly what the customer wanted! And I think it looks good too

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Autosparks couldn't help with changing the lhd loom to rhd, shame. Gave up wasting any more time and bought a complete loom* from a 1993 200tdi Range Rover. Alas it arrived without engine/gearbox and door looms. Those were extras..... double alas they had sold the engine and gearbox looms but I managed to snaffle the door looms for an additional £50.

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Repair panels for the inner wing were sourced from YRMIT.Co.uk, dirt cheap but accurate cut. Wish I had gone this way with the drivers side. Just cut the lot out and weld new in, no chasing holes

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Tag welded it in as it is on the original spot weld lines and is also not structural...

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prep and paint finished it off nicely 

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installed the bulkhead loom into place, the old body (front - back) looms are hanging off the rear view mirror

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dropping the headlining one side at the time gave me the space to route the body loom through to the back end of the car

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indicator units were spliced into the new loom using crimped bullets and quality sleevies

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for the rear light units, I cut the prep 1991 connectors  off the original body loom and then spliced them onto the new loom. This allowed me to locate the splice inside the car rather than with the elements

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2nd hand but working boge unit finally arrived. had to remove top and bottom ball joints, fit the refurbed top joint and then get it in the car

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and that's it ! rear suspension complete. Just need to finish the brakes and get the propshaft on and I can drop the back end back onto the ground

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Today, no pics sorry.

Fitted up the rear brake lines and pads

bled the brakes throughout.

Fitted the rear prop

then removed the old engine and gearbox loom and scratched me head for a while

Oh and found that the fuel line and return are protected where they cross 2cm above the exhaust by tin foil!

 

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On 10/26/2019 at 4:45 PM, richardthestag said:

thanks mon brave

Re yootoob money and I demonetised due to lack of followers and profanity. Couldn't care less about that anyway as the adverts just get in the way ;)

Yes I am pulling together a HGF video and currently uploading episode 5 of Project Southpaw which what you have read above is the spoiler.

It's criminal that you're not benefiting in a fiduciary sense from these videos.  As well as learning a lot from them, I still laugh every time you say seal then make the 'ow-ow' noise.  See also 'fnarr fnarr' after anything vaguely rude-sounding.

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