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130 dcpu rebuild

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Cps, Dec 27, 2019.

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  1. Cps

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    Joined hear as thought I would share my 130 rebuild
    Been looking and gathering info 20191227_151956.jpg 20191222_144157.jpg 20191227_144427.jpg 20191227_151956.jpg 20191222_144157.jpg 20191227_144427.jpg for many years so though I would try and put something back in
    Bit of history first. Been a landy driver since passing rest 30 years ago all defender 110 un till I bought this 130 new in 2006 as a chassis cab and bult my own drop side back with a 6ft pull out draw underneeth was in daily service as my work truck till last year when she failed mot .l run an engineering welding fabrication business
    Had decided a while back that I was going to do a full nut and bolt job on her (engine excluded as runs like a champ)
    And have got a v6 amarock as my daily driver to replace it for work duty
    Few pics of strip down and is now all in bits I did start this in 2017 but another project took over last winter
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    Chassis not to bad so getting striped will do some repairs. New rear crossmember them get it galved
    Bulkhead is at the strippers now needs both footwells and a bit of repair inside at sides of vent flaps .top rack end under windscreen frame had disapeard into rust as well 20191222_144157.jpg Fabed up a frame to stand engine on as have an oil leek or two to sort out . Exhaust studs to sort as well as 5 have sheared off so may upgrade manifold while I'm on
    Running a big cooler with remap and egr blanked off opinions on vari noxzil turbos welcome as turbos shot seized up so needs sorting anyway
    Once chassis is back from galve will be t wash and paint with 2k
    Advice on springs welcome as would like a mild lift was fancying ome but I need to retain retain the helper springs in rear end and not seen anything other than standard hight with helper springs
    Would guess she is 2750 kgs in normal trim full of tools and with custom rack and bar work
    Will post some more as it happens
    Cheers Chris
     
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    Did look at a few 130 but could not get into the rear garage.
    Make sure you photo(may be too late now) all the truck cab to chassis brackets to help in the rebuild.
    I slightly drilled all the holes even on the outriggers so when it was galved they were perfect fit.
    Good security tip put ID marks onto the chassis before galved if it goes you have a better chance of recovery as any grinding will ruin the chassis.
    Keep us all posted on the build.
     
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    Thanks for the tip but one of the reasons I stated the 'rebuild was rear cab suport member and brackets had rotted out door channels were in poor shape as well
    Odd as chassis is almost perfect
    Down side of living 100 yards from the sea
    Once I change rear cross member chassis will be pretty obvious its mine . May plasma company name in it befor i bend it up if there's room
    I'll try and find some photos of when I built her in 2006
     
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    What back body you putting onto it?
     
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    Built my own when truck was new
    6ft long 6ft wide drop sides .full length draw between wheels looking for a pic but must be all on my pc at work
     
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    landrover rack 001.jpg DSCF0078.jpg
    one of when it was new and another couple of years ago ,yes bit embarasing on end of a tow rope to a ranger but was a 3 tonne cable laying plough in trailer at point i got bogged front and rear lsd going in when i get to rebuilding axils
    my 2 boys in first pic are asking if ill have it done befor they are driving in 2 years time
    no faith lol
     
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    When you start to build think for the future.
    Any modifications that may need to be done like a galv bulkhead ;) this is the only other panel you would need to weld.
    Once you start it will flow together,get the kids involved they will need to know how to help fix it.
    Yes mine looks like a shed but it hides it’s uses

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    Bulkhead will be off for galve once I've repaired the corners and replaced the footwells
     
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    This is one to watch that's for sure.
     
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    I ought to start taking bets on bugget for the build
    Not that i rearly have one just needs to be kept realistic . And a secret from the wife
     
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    20191228_194702.jpg Well all about in bits now apart from hubs and a few axil related bits 20191228_194652.jpg
    The two Milwaukee impact gun were invaluable nothing beat the 3/4drive one once or twice was sat on for a good while but all gave in in the end and came lose 20191228_194729.jpg
    Think I've only cut about 10 bolts in all of the strip down .Will day have sheared an awful lot off though thankfully most were nuts and bolts go not a problem
    Off Monday to drop chassis of at prostrip for stripping with it being a 130 was bit of a struggle to find anyone with a stripping oven big enough
    Time to start and spend some coin and start ordering some bits
    Anyone any thoughts on springs ?
    Funny thing is one front spring is 1 inch longer than the other .
    Factory like it or saged over the years ?
     

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    Not much progress this week as waiting for chassis to get stripped so I can do repairs
    Decided to gave the axils so cut some rings out to mask of areas where I don't want damage from blasting or the galve to get
    Found best way is to make plates up and use fire clay as a sealer between plate and face that dosent doesn't want galve . Done this many times on structural stuf In my day job 20200104_143530.jpg plasma in action . Bit tricky drawing the bits as holes are not a standard pcd so as stubs and difs only go on one way
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    Buy a ready to bolt on
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    Ready to take to blasters next week
    Once done I'll slap the fire clay in desired areas . Lucky for me as have blaster and powder coaters next door to my unit
     
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    Few bits back from galve, fire clay and cover plates worked well no galve on mating surfaces at all 20200123_173524.jpg
    Got chassis and bulkheadback from stripping
    Seems the wire worms have had a go at footwells. Don't look to bad befor it went to get stripped .
    Will take some picks when I get it jiged up ready to start choping to bits
     
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    Got bulkhead piro striped and dusted over with the sand blaster
    Got all the rot chopped out and repaired this weekend new foot wells and corners at the top
    Outside was ok all inside where it had been leeking 1581281478654.jpg 20200209_150515.jpg 20200209_150543.jpg 20200201_174949.jpg 20200209_150550.jpg
     
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    Bulk head back from galve
    Stayed reasonably straight only a slight ding from something when it was at the galvernizer 20200229_133523.jpg 20200229_133542.jpg
    Knocked a new tank strap up from some 2mm stainless as old one is passed its best 20200229_133730.jpg
    And a couple of brackets for the disc covers 20200229_133715.jpg
     
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    Love the work, but the pics are truly awful (no offense intended). Clean the lens or get a newer camera, it is like looking through a chiffon scarf. ;)
     
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    yes agree lens is scratched up on my phone, it only becomes apparent when i look at photos on PC:(
     
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    table is awesome, once you get used to working on these there is no going back to a plate for a bench , that said they are a little expensive for the weekend worker at home , think i have over £40k invested in them :eek:
    but they are in use every day ;)
     
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    stuck the sill channels back on the b posts today so can go for galve next week as i have a load going hopefully 20200322_160506.jpg 20200322_160457.jpg 20200322_160450.jpg will get chassis repairs finished next week and get that away for galve
    looking at the way the county is going i may need something to pass my time if we get all work shut down
    had to stick a small bit at the rear end of the near side sill channel as the wire worms had eaten it a bit , rest was in decent nick for all the rust that was on them when i sent them to be stripped
    sorry for the sub quality pics but lenses on my phone is scratched a bit
     
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