1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome To LandyZone!

    LandyZone is the biggest Land Rover forum on the net. We have plenty of very knowledgable members so if you have any questions about your Land Rover or just want to connect with other Landy owners, you're in the right place.

    Registering is free and easy just click here, we hope to see you on the forums soon!

My 110 rebuild

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by rappy1, May 13, 2011.

< Previous Thread | Next Thread >
  1. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    I thought I would do a photo log on my 110 rebuild.
    A little about the vehicle, it is a 1984 LR 110 v8 3.5 South Africa built vehicle, so has some small differences it from the UK built (not major though)
    I purchased it the week before Easter and spent the weekend getting back driving a real vehicle again. The following weekend I started to strip her down, starting at the front so repairing the passengers foot well due to rust damage. To my surprise the firewall was the only section that needed repair and the chassis was free from rust. Over the last couple weekends I have, repaired the firewall, painted and in the process of finishing firewall forward at the moment.
    To follow are the photos I have so far. I will try adding more often as progress is made
    Looking fairly old and tired, not for much longer though
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    still trying to think what I will do with the engine, rebuild or upgrade
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  2. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Some more photos of the firewall after painting and refiting. I have painted it Stornoway Grey which is the same colour as the Range Rover Sport. I just focused on getting the body and interior fixed up first and will later do all the mechanical items. It is in ok mechanical order at the present time.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  3. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Have almost finished carrying out the work on the dash. Added new gauges today and also the mud center console. I will take photos of the center console in the morning when there is light. The speedo is missing in the photo, I am currently making a new face for it to match the other gauges and adding led back lighting

    [​IMG]

    This is an example of the paint colour the 110 is being painted in
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  4. Woody3

    Woody3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2009
    Posts:
    332
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Nottinghamshire
    Top stuff!

    I like them gauges. Tell me more...where did you get them etc? I want some! haha
     
  5. nesponge

    nesponge Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2008
    Posts:
    486
    Likes Received:
    43
    Location:
    Northumberland
    those gauges :O

    please share the info... where did you get them.. cost etc? :D
     
  6. MrJC

    MrJC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Posts:
    1,241
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Near Wigan Lancs. 1997 Defender 110 300tdi
    Steady on guys.... next thing we wont be wanting puddles of water in the footwell :)
     
  7. MrJC

    MrJC Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2009
    Posts:
    1,241
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Near Wigan Lancs. 1997 Defender 110 300tdi
    Keep it going Rappy.... thats a nice colour as well. I am tempted but my BT grey will do just fine... plus I want to be able to scrape mine and not burst into tears :) You have bought a keeper... a real classic. Can you convert what you paid for it into GB£? Are they crazy expensive in NZ?
     
  8. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    The gauges are by a crowd called Auto Gauage. They have a good selection of different gauges. Unfortunately they no longer had stock of the tacho in the same style as the water and oil pressure, so i had to get a different series. The tacho however you can change between 7 different colours for the back lighting and set the red line so the gauge lights red when the engine revs too high. Price wise they were not too bad. They would work out to be around 27pound for the oil and water gauge and 45pound for tacho. This website shows you the specs and probably your local dealer
    Home
    The land rover defenders 90 and 110 are expensive here for their age and would be one of the best vehicles for holding their price. I bought the cheapest one I have ever seen at just over 1500 pound. A defender like yours MrJC would cost around 10000pound still. Parts for the 110 and 90 can be an issue here. s1 s2 s3 disco and range rover are in huge numbers here so parts easy to get for them. I did an order to the UK the other week for my parts and it still worked out cheaper with the huge cost of freight than it would to buy two of the items locally.
    As for the paint I don't know how long I would of spent trying to think what colour to paint it. My fav colours are the dark blue and green they come out in, but was thinking it might show off too much of its past life's dents. It came down in the end between the colour thats going onto it now or Nato green
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  9. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Got a little more done on the 110 today. Not much to show for the work. I removed the windscreen from the frame, sand and prepped it so i can primer next week. Also did the same to the radiator panel, firewall vents and starting on the bonnet.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  10. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Anybody know if there is meant to be a spacer or washers between the bulkhead and the outrigger. My bulkhead appears to be sitting too far forward.
    Can't seem to find any photos of the mounting.
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  11. jamesmartin

    jamesmartin Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2010
    Posts:
    80,338
    Likes Received:
    11,082
    Location:
    louth lincs
    sometimes ,depends on door fittment back tub has little movement ,so most is made up with bulkhead which needs to be set before wings etc are fitted,some need no washers some as much as 1/2 inch
     
  12. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Thanks James,
    i guess mine is one that will require almost 1/2 an inch then:rolleyes:
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  13. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Got more done on the 110 this evening.
    I borrowed from one of my work mates his air powered brake bleeder and got the brakes and clutch feeling very good after refitting master cylinder.
    Last weekend I did some more painting (under bonnet, rad panel, number of hinges, vent flaps, windscreen frame etc. All is looking good and I am glad to be putting it back together. This weekend I have to sand back the primer coat on the bonnet then start work on the front guards. They have multiple dents that will take some work to put right.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  14. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    bonnet top painted, all looking good:)
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  15. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Not much done this weekend other than fitting brake servo/master cylinder. Bleeding all systems. painting bonnet and connecting hinges, fitting vent flaps and seals.
    Started to strip front guards so I can clean them up and repaint. The base coat clear coat paint really shows off if you spend the time to go back and sand the primer smooth.
    I finished off sanding the primer with 600 grit before 3 coats of base coat and the same number for clear. My lungs will even be colour coded to the vehicle once all done. :D
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  16. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    I went and bought another $500 worth of paint for the 110 today. I have been working on the wings over the last few days. They are fairly bad on top as people must of walked on them in the past. It is a lot more hard work than I can be bothered to repair so I have got them back to fairly close to even and will just paint and then cover with checker plate.
    I spent a bit more time on the side guard and front headlight area.
    I just finished putting the primer down and that will be enough for today. In the morning will sand back and start applying colour. Photos to come
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  17. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    I also had to get a new screen as the old one had an unexpected crack put in it. I painted the frame and fitted the new glass. Fitting the glass was not much fun but got there in the end. Repainted the wiper blades and fitted new seals to screen and firewall
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  18. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    After taling to the guy in the paint shop they were able to supply an additive that makes it possible to paint the wheel arch flares. You use a plastic primer then base coat. The additive is then added in the place of thinner when mixing the clear only about 20% is added to the clear.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  19. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    just a photo of the mud panel i fitted, I still need to get the rest of the switches for the panel. Just a tip to others i went to fit my stereo to the upper slot of the vertical panel and found out too late that the stereo was about 4mm too long. Unless you have a shallow stereo don't fit there. I had a sheet of carbon fiber off cut from another hobby that I was able to cut own to fit in the gap.
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
  20. rappy1

    rappy1 Active Member

    Joined:
    May 10, 2011
    Posts:
    730
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    New Zealand
    Just refitted the passenger side wing back on the vehicle and in the process noticed wiring damage from what looks like rats. Don't know why they would be interested, does not smell of cheese :).
    I have peeled back the wrapping but will need to cut most of that wiring and replace it
    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2014
< Previous Thread | Next Thread >