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Hello from Wrexham - Fire and Crash Rescue Defender

Discussion in 'North Wales' started by Animal Mother, May 31, 2022.

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  1. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother New Member

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    Hi fellow North Walians.
    I'm based in Wrexham and I'm currently prepping an Ex Airfield 110 Fire and Crash Rescue Defender as a convoy support vehicle for a charity I volunteer with, so any spares or support that you can provide would be a massive help. Please let me know if you think you can help support me.
    Here is the 110.
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    And its first outing meant its first breakdown. A blown top hose (it was basically perished and made from jelly).
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  2. ER1C

    ER1C Well-Known Member

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    Nice idea... For total clarity what are you looking for ?

    Time and spannering ?
    Money ?
    Spares ?
    Time and advice ? (forum)

    all of the above ?
     
  3. Animal Mother

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    Thank you for responding. I didn't want to just jump in with all of my wants as I didn't want to annoy anyone.

    Time and spannering? - I'm pretty good with most repairs and maintenance but I'm more familiar with Toyotas (don't judge me) so potentially some time and spannering with those issues I cannot resolve myself due to a lack of knowledge, equipment (lift, special tools, etc.), and experience (e.g. is that normal? Do they all do that? etc.). I plan to do all or the vast majority of work myself.
    Money? - Money would be a great help but this will just be going on prepping this vehicle, prepping others, or on the fuel/travel budget, so spares and parts are preferable, especially as money is tight for many people right now. Although I'd never say no to a donation if someone can't provide spares.
    Spares? - This is probably the best way that this community can help me, especially if people are local and/or in the spares and parts trade.
    Time and advice? - This would be fantastic. Patience with some stupid questions I'm bound to have. I owned a 300 Disco so have some LR knowledge but the 110 is an different beast to what I'm used to.

    I've drawn up a preliminary list of stuff to do and stuff to get, based on there not being anything significant to do on the 110 (fingers and toes crossed), this is the list:

    Parts wanted:
    All coolant hoses (I've already bought a Bearmach top hose out of necessity)
    Oil filter x 2
    Belts x 2 (no aircon)
    Idler pulley
    Tensioner
    Windscreen wipers
    Door seals (2 front and rear door)
    Thermostat
    Spare keys (to be cut)
    Jerry can carrier(s)
    Fire extinguishers
    First aid kit
    Rear door spare wheel carrier
    Bonnet spare wheel carrier
    Spare wheel with decent tyre on it
    Various nuts and bolts, plywood, etc. so I can sort the inside properly.
    12v LED lights for the rear load area.
    Diff and trans fluids
    Any spares advised to carry on the vehicle when going overland.

    Work to do:
    Coolant flush
    Coolant hoses
    Check for oil leak locations and see if serious
    Check brake fluid and change if needed
    Boost hoses maybe?
    Sort wiring
    Board out the load area for safety and useful storage.
    Fit spares and accessories.

    I did a little video that might give an idea of what could be needed. I REALLY hope the head gasket/head is ok. Oh, and I meant perished, not petrified. I must have had a brain fart.
     
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    I'm not sure what to say to those sketches. :D
    Thank you, I think?
     
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    WOW thats a big list, good news you can buy them all from various places. I am not far from you and have a 92 DEF 110. In the back those benches, if you look under from the wheel arch you will see whats there... nada but you wont get full access its just space under the tub.
     
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    I know. But luckily not insurmountable. It needs to be able to get to The Gambia and back and be a reliable support to the other vehicles so I'm trying to prep as much as I can within reason.
     
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    We did 3000 miles in 9 days on Land Rally a while back.... Get some rescue tape, never needed it but its fab stuff and can seal any pipe issues and hold all kinds together, be it heat/abrasion/force etc. Other than that usual seals/gaskets/Bearings/UJ's would be essential. I would think outside the box of your normal UK drive.... heat/dust etc
     
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    Do you have a link to the tape please?
     
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