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1965 Series 2a Station Wagon in Holland

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Stretch, Mar 18, 2016.

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  1. Stretch

    Stretch Well-Known Member

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    Yep. I'm pretty sure it doesn't work as well as this Rustyco stuff. I might do a comparison test to check though.

    It is taking one heck of a long time. So far after about 24 hours, 3 of the 4 roof vents sliding openers are now working again. Number four is still being stubborn.

    I realise now it isn't a smart move scrubbing the rust off the parts in the bath of fluid. It is best to do it outside of the bath - wash - and then put back in so you don't end up with so much sludge in the bottom of the bath => I want the solution to be working on the parts not the flakes of rust I rub off.

    I spent some time filtering out the muck and rust

    1965 series 2a station wagon derusting roof vents1.JPG 1965 series 2a station wagon derusting roof vents3.JPG 1965 series 2a station wagon derusting roof vents2.JPG

    I ended up filtering the last of the solution through a coffee filter - but this is way too slow to do 8 litres (hence the yellow duster used for most of the solution)

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    Results so far

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    Forgot to take a camera with me to the Land Rover today so you're stuck with a few pictures of the diesel exhaust manifold that need a bit of help.

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    As you can see the flange for the exhaust pipe is pretty shagged. There have been several threading disasters - I'll take out the Helicoils and replace with timeserts...

    ...but first I need to do a bit of cast iron welding - I've got some sticks so who knows I might have a bit of buzz box fun tomorrow!
     
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    Found a table in a skip today!

    It is a crappy little DIY made thing that is just the right size for a seat box. Which is nice and handy =>

    1965 series 2a station wagon found a DIY table in the skip just right for the seat box repairs1.jpg

    1965 series 2a station wagon found DIY table in the skip just right for seat box repairs2.jpg

    That last of the stubborn Granddad slotted bolts and nuts on this bugger are gonna get it tomorrow. Angle grinder...

    ...also got the first of a few G-clamps I've bought to attach to the roof girders so I can hang things up and out of the way.

    These G-clamps are being used for light things. I've got some proper clamps for the heavy stuff. I might even hoist the chassis out of the way if it gets on me tits...

    1965 series 2a station wagon fixing G clamps on roof girders for hanging stuff.jpg

    My little corner of the world is looking rather different again

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    Today I've mostly been drilling out rivets.

    [​IMG]

    I finally got those bloody seat rails detached from the under seat tub

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    Flattened off the rivet heads on the under seat tub and drilled them out

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    The under seat tool tray is in good shape...

    1965 series 2a station wagon under seat storage box in good shape1.jpg

    1965 series 2a station wagon under seat storage box in good shape2.jpg
    ...but the corrosion for the under seat battery compartment is a bit of a mess on the aluminium and the steel

    1965 series 2a station wagon seat tub corrosion near battery tray battery tray removed.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon battery tray removed from seat tub1.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon battery tray removed from seat tub2.jpg 1965 series 2a station wagon rust in the bottom of the under seat battery tray.jpg

    Almost time to go and get my welding amplifier...
     
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    YUK!

    The axles have had a visit from a master mechanic.

    The wheel bearing adjustment nuts are totally buggered - even if I had the special tool it wouldn't fit on these buggered parts.

    The rear axle has been sealed with bathroom sealant to stop leaks!

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    The front axle is just rust filled puss

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    More front axle horror pictures =>

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    Looks like this should keep you out of trouble for a bit, will follow with interest, good luck.
     
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    Thanks for the luck - looks like I might need a bit of it!
     
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    Blimey, it is in a bit of a state. I'm fascinated to see how you get on because I'm just sorting both my axles now. Good luck with it mate.
     
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    The outer bits shown in the pictures so far don't really worry me because I will change the bearings and fit new cross pieces for the universal joints - I am a bit more concerned about the condition of the gearing in the differentials. But I haven't got that far yet.

    Today I had to spend some time improving security. There are some Turkish bell ends who have moved in to the same warehouse who seem to be incapable of closing and locking doors. Whilst complaints are being made (and not just by me) I decided I needed another line of defence to stop others from wandering off with my rust!
     
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    A large hungry dog should sort that.
     
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    Yeah there's already one there. Some sort of ninja bull dog thing that has a large tyre hanging from a hangman's gallows thing from the side of the building - loves to bite and hang off that bugger!

    Problem is - as with most dogs - they all think about their stomachs and are therefore easy to bribe.

    First time I met him he looked like he was always gonna be in the air - kind of floating on a flying carpet of flob - but I told him to sit and he did. Next thing he rolled over onto his back and wanted his belly rubbing...

    ...it could be my natural animal magnetism - but then he might do that to everyone.

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    Well I've come to a grinding halt - literally - I need to grind off the swivels and haven't got mains power sorted yet (still not sorted out - well it is kind of there but I need to get a decent extension lead - on order - should be here tomorrow)...

    ...so I was able to move my attention to the bulkhead and got the steering column out.

    1965 series 2a station wagon steering column out1.jpg

    Note Gucci little Bosch cordless impact screwdriver (and not the correct impact sockets) - also from the 10.8 volt series. Does 105Nm on a full battery which is more than enough for me to round stuff off really quickly. Luckily I've got the little (also Gucci) angle grinder (shown earlier) to help me out of any holes I make for myself.

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    Ye Gads - just put in a big order with Paddock Spares. I hope it all comes good.

    They have a 5 quid posting to Holland package service that I hope will work out to be cheaper than buying parts in Holland.
     
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    I haven't had to order much yet but when I have it has come from Paddocks and it has all been prompt and well packed. It will be like Christmas when it arrives.
     
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    Christmas is usually cheaper - but then as you can see from the pictures so far the Land Rover really needs some help. Still the recycling lads will be happy with all the extra boxes - and the children usually like to draw on them and turn them into boats / cars / planes...

    ...so I'm doing it for the boxes too!
     
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    Couple of things..

    Molasses does work on rust. Slow, definitely, and although my experiment is still going on, I don't think that it's a fantastic miracle cure. I photographed a couple of bits as a 'before' picture last weekend, so I'll revisit them in a week or so. Thin stuff does disappear but I put some bolts in that had the nasty strong flaky stuff and they haven't really been touched yet.

    Zinga - just noticed that I have a bottle of their thinners and had forgotten part of the conversation I had with them. Deffo needs thinning for spraying, but almost certainly does for brushing too. You'll need to get some. I should be using it for the first time next week and will be spraying, so I'll try and remember the %age thinning that works and let you know. I'm taking an axle and bits to a blaster and waiting while he does them so I can get the paint on immediately. Cue torrential rain and high humidity on Thursday.
     
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    IIRC, molasses can be "sped up" by electrolysis, but, I just use Fertan, its easier, cheaper, and a lot less mess IME.
     
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