The Fish Mini Resto

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Paul Weeding, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Cheers :thumbsup:
     
  2. Credit where credit is due dude

    Do you have a lot of work on at the moment?
     
  3. Yeah, but not all of them paying jobs in the normal sense... I have stuff that I do for my family..

    I've also got my part time job sorted hours wise, so I'm only doing evenings now... That now means, that monday to friday are paying jobs, evenings and weekends are for my stuff... :D

    But I am fitting in what comes along as and when it gets offered to me!! Do you have something that you need doing? :thumbsup:
     
  4. Its not payed as such

    Its this landy defender of mine
    I was thinking if you were short of work you could get an mot on it and sell it on
    All id ask is you gave me back the base amount i want and any profit you could keep
    Id imagine there would be good profit in it for you compared to the amount of work needed

    Sounds like your sorted with work and not much spare time though

    Just an idea thats all dude
     
  5. Cheers dude, I'll give you a shout if this next job doesn't come in :thumbsup:
     
  6. Np dude its not going anywhere soon
     
  7. got any pics of it?
     
  8. Yeah but it would be easier to ask whats left to do lol (not much tbh)

    Just letting my net catch up with photobucket and ill post some pics
     
  9. K plate 200 tdi defender

    I had it on the road for a winter and the engine gearbox and both diffs are as sweet as a nut
    I should never have took it apart :(

    I want to concentrate on my bus so it either waits a year or so or it goes

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  10. More pic to come once rural internet catches up
     
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    I have a few more pics dude if you want them my net is running very slow as normal


    I paid near enough 3.5 k for it and as it is id like 2k
    Let me know what you think dude
     
  12. Back to the job in hand ;)

    So apart from tacking in the new shift rod tube, the 915 install is complete :thumbsup:

    Rear cross member isn't a jacking point :eek: :(
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    I really do despair at the ineptitude of people sometimes!! :thinking:

    A bit of head scratching later, got me a almost back to normal rear cross member, notched for the new shift rod tube :thumbsup:
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    And it passing through the front cross member!!
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    A little bit of alignment to do, but pretty much done!! :thumbsup:
     
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  13. Diddymen

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    really looking forward to seeing this all come together

    well done on that xmember, it looked unsaveable to me ;D
     
  14. I was thinking that I was going to have to put a new one it... but a bit of help from a scissor jack, and it popped back out quite nicely!! :thumbsup:

    I really didn't want to replace it as it's OG steel an no rot in it what so ever!! :cool:
     
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  15. I like the way it was perfectly smashed out of the way for the gearbox, but you straightened it so it was in the way, then cut a chunk out. Classic. I do understand why though - it would look like you'd hammered it out of the way to fit the gearbox - most unprofessional.

    Are you still planning to dip the shell?
     
  16. Well I needed to weld the shift rod tube to something ;)

    Kinda changed my mind on getting it dipped... Not too sure that it's the best route to take, especially as I can't get the e-coat done in the uk..

    gonna try soda blasting the rusty areas first, and use rust 121 to treat and barrier it... and paint it with epoxy primer... see if that works...
     
  17. So after collecting my new RnR from the lovely Mr Para, I thought I'd pop the kick panel frame to see how much it needs narrowing by to fit it in between the cage...

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    looks worse than it is... only needs 2.5ins taking out of it.. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. So as the wind decided to start blowing a good-un, I thought ideal time to get in the shed and do some cutting and shutting!! ;)

    Kick frame narrowed!!
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    had a minor brain fart, and added 2.5ins to the wheel tub mount as opposed to 1.25ins :lol:
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    spotted it as soon as I got to the van, so not too major, plus I used the slot I'd drilled on the other bracket, so not all bad!!

    as it should've been in the first instance ;)
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    other bracket done
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    bolted in
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    so just the seat base and back to do now!! :thumbsup:
     
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  19. Got the grinder fired up again and chopped up the seat base and back...

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    All done and in place (loosely bolted)
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    We have a bed :D
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    A few things left to do.. cut down the boards and re-fix them, a couple of mods on the pivot bars (going to fit countersunk bolts to clear the cage better) And get some nylon washers for going between the moving surfaces
    Plus the kick frame needs fixing on the bottom edge...
     
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  20. Im glad it went in smooth enough for ya dude
     

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