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series 2a 109 recovery truck

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by dandit1200, Mar 10, 2016.

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  1. dandit1200

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    Hi there guys I'm new to the site I'm currentlybuilding/ restoring my 1971 series 2a recovery truck .I got it a few months back of a friend of a friend I have currently stripped the landy downto just engine bulkhead and axes .I'm I the process of attempting to fabricte my own copy of the shassis as the original one is rotten to the core also I have been trying to find out any information on the type of companies who bought these trucks new and whatthere purpose was obviously it was some form ofrecovery vehicle but who had them who used them an what happened to them all .any information well appreciated also how hard is it to line the bulkhead back up when refitting and does anybody have any idea how to value the truck ? All and any help is well appreciated guys
     

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    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off

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    If you're trying to fab a chassis you've a way to go before you need to worry about lining up the bulkhead. You need the tub in place first.

    If the chassis is that bad a replacement is worth considering.

    I think lots of general recovery firms used them, not specifically for offroad but because of its size with a reputation for ruggedness and a low box which meant it could punch above its weight.

    Difficult to know on value, it's more a curiosity to most with the crane than a practical vehicle unless you have a use for it or remove the crane and build a nice, usable Series.
     
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    Hi there blue beasty the fab of the shassis is no major problem as I can fab an I have a coded welder doing the main welding for me (at a cost of course) my main goal is to put it back somewhere as near original obviously not the shassis it will be done to spec just not 47yr old an then I would like to show it off at some rallies or lr shows , I'm sure there is probably some law now stating that you can't tow with the crane ill have to look into it , also the crane is quick release so it don't interfere with the pickup bed ..I'm hoping to start fab on the shassis in next few wks so ill take a load of pics an post them as I go along an give feed back as to its difficulty and cost compared to say a new steel shassis , I will also post some pics of the build as it goes on I'm kinda hoping to do it all in around the 3 month mark (he says ) lucky I have 2 pairs of hands and 2 brains to aid me on the restoration.engine is due to come out Friday so that will then leave axes an bulkhead with loom attached to bulkhead .I have put an order in for 3mm 2500 1250 sheet steel which is more than enough to start fabbing
    I just hope I can do this old girl justice and pull off a quality restoration...........
     
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    sounds really interesting, please do put some photos in would love to see how this goes.

    i don;t know where you'd get an on-line copy, but the workshop manual i have has full measurements of the chassis which are really useful when working on it.
     
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    samc88 Drivels spiritual representative

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    109 recovery truck with a 6 pot in it is my dream landy...

    So not jealous at all haha. What engine is in yours by the way?
     
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    This could be really interesting, keep posting pictures and updates as you go :)
     
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    Hi guys been hard at it again juggling between the disco an the series I can't get a decent signal at the work shop so sorry if my posts are slow ...hi samc88 it has the strong 2.25 petrol 4cylinder today we have started dabbing the inner arch I took some photos of the bad stassis too so can show why we rebuilding ...hi there onecellcreature I will put pics of jigs and all templates soon as we start an if it's okay ill probably pic your brains on some specs .....Thanks for all the positive post guys
     

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    More rot
     

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    Just a few pics engine is out tomorrow will post more pics daily
     

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    Gear box being cleaned ready for seals to be replaced and overhauled
     

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    Hi trax yes I've seen them all an if you can't weld or fabricate then it's definitely the only option but I'm on a limited budget with work
    Shop fees 2 motorcycles a disco pickup build that I need for work an of course the beloved series so fabrication is the way forward as I think I can build a shassis for around 400 mark out of 3mm mild steel so the savings can be spent on other series needs.... engine gearbox/overhaul , axels , swivels and electrics ..I estimate that I will start it around 23rd of this month fingers crossed ..
     

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    Also has any body seen one of these before either in use or rotting or restored anybody have any old pics of one with its livery I can find limited pics on iterweb but nothing to get excited about .I have no idea of how to value what I have as I can't find any ........any help more than appreciated guys
     
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    Another thing is that it came with the safari roof maltease grill and I think a nodded razor bonnet but not too sure on bonnet
     

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    Thats a deluxe deep dished bonnet popular on series 2 and 2A I believe
     
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    Hi there Blackburn thanks for your info well use full cheers
     
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    Hi guys been hard at it again today engine is out rear axel is off and the metal pixxys bought me a present hahaha
     

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    Me present
     

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    Started cutting out riggers off
     

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    20160312_120038.jpg Hi guys so as usual nothing goes to plan I have started removal of 3/4 of the shassis ahead of schedule ready to take measurements and make a template it looks horrific at the moment but baby steeps an all that lol here is a few pics
     

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