Higgys 80 restor/project

Higgy Nov 23, 2018

  1. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    My missus doesn't like me that much. Shes just glad im out the house:thumbup:
     
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  2. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    Had a couple of hours today, removed rear antiroll bar and clamps and the spare wheel mechanism and its support plate, Oh and the shocks, It just makes it so much easier to work the more things you take off. and I can get them in the workshop clean 'em' up and paint ... The 3rd row seats wont be going back in nor the belts and mechanisms, so they will be up for grabs There in good condition, but just caked in mud.. No rips as I can see.. collection only if anyone wants them... (Not Leather)
     
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  3. Jake the Peg

    Jake the Peg Active Member I am in scotland

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    I’ve drilled out 2 lockers from my T5 camper, was a bit of a pita, but just took lots of small steps up in side then used a small Stilson to remove the remaining stud, but you could weld a nut on once the wheel is off

    Cheers
     
  4. StarCruiser

    StarCruiser Well-Known Member Supporter Guru I am in uk

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    You’re clearly not buying her the right sort of shoes…:)

    Looking forward to seeing this one when it’s finished. You’re making all the right noises this time. :)
     
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  5. goodoldboy

    goodoldboy Well-Known Member

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    Come on Gav you know that a 40 is the only real Landcruiser
     
  6. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    Here We Go!:lol: Mind you I started it by saying the 60 series is the only True Land Cruiser.?
     
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  7. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    Just a quick update of progress and a few pics... I was rather surprised at the performance involved getting the front Discs off!!!!!! I had to get the remains of the brake plate anyway but I thought what a Faf! if you just wanted to change 'Yer'front discs.. Anyway gave me a chance to inspect shafts , Bearings etc.. And all is good. Front springs are all good.. But the front shocks ended up in the Bin. Prop shafts removed and UJs are all good.. so some fresh paint and bang em back on.. The paint im using is Brantho Korrux. Sea salt total Immersion paint for steel work on Boats.. so all the parts and Chassis are going to get plenty of that.. Blue and light grey are the only colours iv got... could have been worse I also found some Orange.. pic No 7 is all that's left of the front brake plates... Thanks ... More soon

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  8. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    Just for you Nick!:thumbup:
     
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  9. fbnss

    fbnss Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    Thats better, see, didnt take long, now carry on you look busy...
     
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  10. iwan_t24

    iwan_t24 Well-Known Member I am in wales

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    Good work there happening man! In your own time is the best way to tackle a restoration job. It's more of a challenge to restore than just buy a running example. I like your style,it will happen!:thumbup:
     
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  11. stumog

    stumog Well-Known Member I am in england

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    I did wonder when I did my brake conversion why bother with the backing plates. I ran my defender for 10 years with no backing plates and that was fine. I took them off due to getting a lot of small stones stuck between the disc and the plate. I don't get this with the 80 so left then on.

    What you thinking of doing?
     
  12. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    The rears are repairable.. But obviously not the fronts.. so il try and source some second hand.. Did think about not replacing them but isn't it a MOT failure ?. iv had trucks fail before because they were shagged.. So don't know.. Id like to get some if I can..
     
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  13. AndycruiserguyLomas

    AndycruiserguyLomas Well-Known Member I am in england

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    Luck of the draw I guess, they were non existent on the Black Collie and I never replaced them with no adverse effects, the silver Collie they are like new.
    Will look tomorrow at the ones on the spares trucks Higgy and get a photo of the wheels for you.
     
  14. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    Cheers Andy.. Its not a big job to make some up.. The fronts have a vented mouth at the front.. But surely a plate with some kind of lip on it would suffice. No MOT test centre would know the difference if they were Toyota or not.... Anyway that's a worse case scenario
     
  15. Ben Stratford

    Ben Stratford Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    The plates on the front of the 60 were the same higgy and i darent look at the back yet!
    Btw, did you get that wheel off? Sorry if i missed it
     
  16. Higgy

    Higgy Well-Known Member I am in denmark

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    No The wheel is still stubbornly on.. Iv got plenty to do so im just ignoring it for now... Anyway im running out of bottle jacks and axle stands so its doing a good job propping one corner up:thumbup:
     
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  17. Ben Stratford

    Ben Stratford Well-Known Member Supporter I am in england

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    It looks a right bugger that wheel nut. Hopefully you can weld a nut to it or something
     
  18. chapel gate

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

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    i know what you mean about "just changing the discs" higgy.
    good stuff. looks like your getting amongst it, as we say round here..
     
  19. Josh Tagg

    Josh Tagg Well-Known Member I am in uk

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    Mines got no front backing plates, makes absolutely no difference. "They stop sh1t getting behind the discs" but then they more often keep all crud behind the discs! Unless you get some mega cheap I wouldn't bother to be honest
     
  20. chapel gate

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

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    the front backing plates are not too bad new cost wise.
    the rears will give you a heart attack if your tickers a bit weak..
     
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