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1965 Series 2a Station Wagon in Holland

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  1. Stretch

    Stretch Well-Known Member

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    Left hand side rust damage to the chassis

    1965 series 2a station wagon rust damage on chassis lhs close to front of rear spring hanger.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon rust damage rear lhs near shock mount.jpg
     
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    There's a bit of a messy addition on the back end =>

    1965 series 2a station wagon not so nicely welded on rear cross member1.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon not so nicely welded on rear cross member2 rhs.jpg

    I'll have to sort that out.
     
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    Got the propshafts off today - great stuff.

    I assume when gearbox oil leaks out the front this is a bad sign!
     
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    Brake pipe disaster =>

    1965 series 2a station wagon rear axle brake pipe disaster1.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon rear axle brake pipe disaster2.jpg

    Gonna have to sort that out - can't have pipes flapping in the wind like that.
     
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    Bulkhead is finally off.

    1965 series 2a station wagon bulkhead off.jpg

    Now it is just the engine. Off to find my load leveler and chains tomorrow...
     
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    Engine out!

    1965 series 2a station wagon engine out1.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon engine out2.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon engine out3.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon engine out4.jpg
     
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    Front shocks look like they've been stored at the bottom of the ocean. Not too stubborn to remove though =>

    1965 series 2a station wagon front shock removed1.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon front shock removed2.jpg
     
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    Front axle came off quite easily too (though that steering repeating thing in the front cross member is gonna be fun)

    1965 series 2a station wagon front axle removed1.jpg

    So the burning question on every one's lips is "can you uses a LWB chassis as wheel barrow?"

    Answer: yes you can.

    1965 series 2a station wagon front axle removed2.jpg

    And my little corner of the world looks rather different now

    1965 series 2a station wagon front axle removed3.jpg
     
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    Order from YRM is on the way. I'm getting ready to think about putting stuff back on and I haven't even got the rear axle off yet...

    ...I guess that's a positive thing.

    The plan is to strip the chassis and put it out of the way to the side of the work area and then get the axles, seat tub, safari roof and the rear tub parts repaired and hoisted into the roof space so I'll have enough room to strip down the engine and gearbox and to repair the chassis.
     
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    Arrgh! Rear springs - putting up a bit of a fight.

    The bolts in the front part of the rear springs seem to be rusted into the bushing in the leaf spring eye end (is it called an eye? Eye forget)...

    1965 series 2a station wagon front bolts on rear spring stuck.jpg

    I've smacked the heck out of them and they will not budge. I've tried to unscrew them too - that doesn't work. It looks like I'll have to cut them out. In order to do that though I really want to be able to flip the chassis over on to its back so I can see what the heck I'll be doing.

    Luckily the back mounts on the leaf springs are not rusted solid so I can undo those and after cutting off the U bolts for the axle remove the axle.

    Cutting the U bolts =>

    1965 series 2a station wagon rear spring anchor plate rhs removed1.jpg

    Note the tabs were never bent to lock the nuts - it is almost as though they expected the rust to hold it all in place!

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    As an aside I pulled the gearbox from the engine today as well

    1965 series 2a station wagon gearbox removed from engine1.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon gearbox removed2.jpg

    Clutch is buggered as are the mating surfaces on the pressure plate and the flywheel.

    (So it is off to the machine shop I will go)
     
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    Keep up the hard work stretch.... Enjoying watching the hardship but your making progress now
     
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    Thanks

    Progress has been really slow - I expected so much more to be done by now. Still I have a plan - just gorra get on with it.
     
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    Got my order from YRM today.

    The main reason for ordering from them was to get replacement sills.

    I have learnt that the Station Wagon is the only body version with the longer sills. The normal LWB body shares the sills with the SWB because it only have two doors.


    1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm1.jpg

    In this order I have got A posts - complete.

    These look like they have been made by someone else

    1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm2.jpg
    The B posts look kind of OK made. I might add in a bit of reinforcing welding to hold the pipes together.

    I'm not 100% happy with these.

    They are only repair sections anyway - so I need to figure out where to cut

    We'll see how they go - hopefully the rivet holes line up nicely

    My biggest concern is the "captive" screw threads: I bet they're bloody metric.
    1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm3.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm4.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm5.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm6.jpg

    Rubber seals for on the sills were also bought.

    I'm not sure if this was a good move. These profiles don't look very original. I might have to resort to making my own.

    1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm7.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm8.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm9.jpg
    At least the beefy sills look good.

    I hope they are the correct length

    I hope the "CNC holes" are in the correct places too.

    1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm10.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm11.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon order from yrm12.jpg

    The welding on the sills looks quite nice (for this part and where it goes) though.

    There's no way I can fold metal that thick. The thinner stuff though is possible...
     
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    Well I didn't have my Shreddies this morning - bloody chassis is a bit heavier than I thought - I wanted it neatly up on its side today out of the way but it keeps on slipping so I need to get some help to make sure I don't damage the little I have left of it...

    1965 series 2a station wagon chassis heavier than I thought1.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon chassis heavier than I thought2.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon chassis heavier than I thought3.JPG
     
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    You're making great progress. I'm 18 months in to my project and at about the same stage so you are moving at light speed compared to me. Good luck with it all. I'll keep watching.
     
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    Got the roof vents out of the safari roof today. The opening closing mechanisms are all rusted solid. I tried freeing them up with penetrating oil but they weren't cooperating...

    ...so I'm trying "Rustyco". This stuff is water solluable "good for the planet" rust eater. There are several versions of this stuff advertised on the interweb - Holland seems to have this brand name.

    Evaporust is the other one that seems to be big in the UK and the US of A. 'ere in Holland it is 'king expensive.

    This isn't going to be a quick process but may be there will be some action by tomorrow morning.

    1965 series 2a station wagon roof vents in rustyco1.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon roof vents in rustyco2.jpg
     
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    Thanks Steve - I'm actually really disappointed with my progress - I should have been at this stage a month ago - still life gets in the way I guess. Hopefully things will quieten down elsewhere and I'll be able to get a spurt on.
     
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    Have you tried white vinegar for rust removal? It's pretty good and it has the advantage of being dirt cheap.
     
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