Higgys 80 restor/project

Higgy Nov 23, 2018

  1. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    Well I thought id post a few pics up of my project.. The first pic is the Hateful locking wheel nut thing that I wasted half a day on.. the rest are pics of what im going to spend the rest of my life on , by the looks of things..I was going to write a comment after each pic but it loaded them all in one go...

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  2. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    It looks worse than it is.. it was the brown bulb I had in the flash..
     
  3. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    nice one higgy. it will be worth it in the end. she will be up and running for the spring.
    welcome to the brother hood of 80 ownership!:thumbup:
     
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  4. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    Thanks Mike, It looks pretty rough but im amazed how solid the chassis is, its a shame about those rear panels. But its common im told. Im looking forward to the challenge..... How Hard can it Be?:doh:
     
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  5. karl webster

    karl webster Land Cruiser Club sponsor Promoted Company Guru Land Cruiser Club Promoted Company

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    good luck with the project. yourll soon have it up and running.

    ive seen far worse rot to be honest. Look forward to the progress.
     
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  6. Richard Turner

    Richard Turner Well-Known Member Supporter I am in uk

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    Looking good p.s. like the ramp!!!
     
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  7. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    yes it is, on every 80 I have in the yard they are shot,bar one. my daily driver included.
    another spot is the front corner of the wings. the chassis are very good.
     
  8. Gav missin

    Gav missin Well-Known Member

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    On the plus side repairs are fairly well hidden behind rear bumper so if not perfect its not a big problem. Now you have a real landcruiser. That wont stir up a shitstorm will it !!!!!!
     
  9. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    It was the old top deck off my Merc transporter, There was a mishap and the rams got shagged, so I cut it off and concreted it in the ground.. its saved me loads of grief
     
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  10. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    Iv got a plan with those rear panels.... Cut em off up to the underneath of the plastic arch ... and be done with.. The old bumper corners wont be going back on.. I thought the 60 series was the only real Land Cruiser....LOL
     
  11. Ben Stratford

    Ben Stratford Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Good luck Higgy, an exciting project. Keep ticking things off the list and it will be done before you know it
     
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  12. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    Thanks Ben.. my original plan was to get it to MOT status, then have it as a running project.. I think my plans may have to change.. Hey Ho! ever the optimist ....... Crack on!
     
  13. chapel gate

    chapel gate Well-Known Member Supporter Promoted Company I am in england

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    is it that bad higgy? nice that its up for restoration rather than heading to the breakers yard.
     
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  14. SteveJB

    SteveJB Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Higgy could you get a local locksmith to have a go at the locking wheel nuts as you only pay for success brilliant idea for the ramp think you will have a few of us looking for top deck car transporters best of luck with the repairs
     
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  15. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    Iv sorted the locking wheel nuts now Steve, Iv just one left that's being stuborn even if I had the right Key its going to be a Pig..
     
  16. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    You know who to blame for the dilemma you are in don't you?? :lol:
     
  17. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Quite a few have squared that section level instead of re creating the original profile with no adverse effects, probably a good mod and saves a ton of time.
     
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  18. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    There is no one to blame Andy.. I love it and all its little faults.. It Looks rusty but believe me its solid.. It was a good find Chap:thumbup:
     
  19. chadr

    chadr Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Nice project - does the Mrs know you have a new mistress?
     
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  20. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Good stuff, I must have driven past it both ways 3-4 times a week for the past 4 years and never thought to call. It was only 10 yards off the road too.
     
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