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Project Rusty.

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by dieseldog69, Dec 11, 2014.

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  1. Hicap phill

    Hicap phill Well-Known Member

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    I know that. But crazy fools still get stuck when it's muddy/wet.
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Proper LHD one costs £60+VAT, I only paid £30 for the front and rear second hand ;)

    Plus at that price I might as well get the HD weld on pan from Gwyn Lewis and have an afternoon blazing away under there.

    Without it the other week I would have proper stuffed in my passenger side front end, winched the front up hill and out of the deep bank side bomb hole, made for some interesting language whilst trying maintain control.
    Video can be seen here.
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    It's very useful, not just for dragging ones self or others out of the mire but I've used it for all sorts from tree felling to engine removal.
     
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    Hicap phill Well-Known Member

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    Get the weld on pan.
    Just mud sits behind the other diff guard & hard to clean
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Hicap phill Well-Known Member

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    Would make sure they fit a LHD
    +1 on big stick weld.
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Ordered the diff pan, should be here by Monday :)

    Fitting it might take longer lol
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    That’s ok. I have let you have Fri eve off ;).
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    The YRM mud shields and stays have arrived as has a new power distribution block, a mega fuse holder and assorted fuses and of course the PVC tubing courtesy of @The Mad Hat Man for cable protection for the extra lighting.

    Better get cracking :)
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Mixed outcomes today, good, bad and down right ugly!

    Fitted the rear QT diff guard and a run of weld on the top is holding it in place, much better than that rubbish bit of 1.5mm plate with a bend and a couple of bolt holes.

    Yes I am going to fit a weld on HD diff pan on the front but the back just needs a bit of a precaution guard and bit of a skidder to help stop the diff getting hung up, the rear QT is unlike a lot of the diff guards out there that clamp around the diff pan and fill up with mud and then proceed to rot the pan away, I should be easily able to wash the muck out when I pressure wash the truck after a day out :)

    The shiny bits are where there was a little bit of scabby rust on the pan but nothing serious, all blathered in paint now :)

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    Knew the rear break pads were getting thin and already had these in the stores ready, fronts should go a while longer though.

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    I ordered up some new galvanised rear mud flap brackets and stays from YRM and decided to get these fitted.

    Passenger side one was a right pig of a thing to fit due to the fuel filler pipe being in the way.

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    And as always I found a bit of rot to attack, its a lot worse than I had imagined and think the drivers side inner rear quarter panel will have to come off :(

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    Got something special planned for the actual flaps themselves, you'll see them later.
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Nothing like flaunting ya flaps!
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    :D:D:D

    How goes the stress break?

    Did you find Adnams brewery in Southwold yet?
     
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    The Mad Hat Man Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Been busy
    Went past Adams, but not in. They do gin and poncy Proseccio too.
    Working our way around the local pubs instead :)
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Well that was a bit more difficult than I thought it would be :oops:

    But don't they look fab :D

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    Turns out that the ultra low profile tyres are not only nylon banded but also steel belted, after slicing through the tyre tread I had to cut through the belting with an angle grinder.

    Only the anti-reverse wires to fit and it's job jobbed, then the fun with the welding begins.

    Still need to get my arse in gear and get the windscreen replaced.

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    I like them, but it would be better with the tread towards the wheel, as it would help disperse the water and mud being thrown off.
     
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    Smooth on the inside :)

    I just wanted to give the folks behind me an optical illusion as they watched the "tyres" from behind ;)

    Still got a load of that tyre left over if you want it for the pick up?
     
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    Ta. Trying to get some really wide stuff.
     
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    dieseldog69 Well-Known Member LZIR Despatch Agent

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    Conveyor belt makes awesome mudflaps and the nylon belting in it stops it from fatigue splitting until it falls off completely, will ask at work if we have any spare.

    Out of interest, how much does your welding gas cylinder cost you? Rental, fill up etc?
     
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    Mine costs about £25 a refill, last time
     
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    Do you own or rent your bottle?
     
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