My latest common sense failure

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:13 pm

Since owned.

2 Rear tyres
A set of gear linkage bushes
Oil sump plug
Oil, air and fuel filters
Rear crank seal and housing

Still have TREs to do, got new front wings for it too. Struggling to get brake shoes though.
1988 Samurai - Truck Cab, 1.6 8v & HIF44, Snorkel, YJs, 4.3 R&Ps, Rear Air Locker, Rock Lobster, FF Back Axle, Rear Discs, RCV Front Shafts, X-Eng Handbrake, PAS, 33s, Stack Exhaust

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Sat Jun 24, 2017 12:33 pm

It goes in on the 3rd of July.

Body removed, chassis legs all repaired and welded up.

Driver and passenger doors and steps repaired.

Body modified and shortened and remounted properly, not just welded to the chassis like the previous owner had.
1988 Samurai - Truck Cab, 1.6 8v & HIF44, Snorkel, YJs, 4.3 R&Ps, Rear Air Locker, Rock Lobster, FF Back Axle, Rear Discs, RCV Front Shafts, X-Eng Handbrake, PAS, 33s, Stack Exhaust

1994 Mercedes 308D Car Transporter

1986 SJ 413 Tin Top

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by andyrew » Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:24 pm

Be a good truck once sorted tho.

A place you know doing the work?
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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:17 pm

andyrew wrote:Be a good truck once sorted tho.

A place you know doing the work?
Yeah, he's a local fabriactor in Teesside. Seen some of his work done on some bigger commercial vehicles and my Dad has used him for a few bits and pieces. Seem like a spot on kind of chap. No one i know has had any complaints about his work.

He's also recommended a Mercedes van specialist behind his unit to do any mechaical stuff I can't be bothered with. Once he has welded it up they are collecting it for MOT and general health check.
1988 Samurai - Truck Cab, 1.6 8v & HIF44, Snorkel, YJs, 4.3 R&Ps, Rear Air Locker, Rock Lobster, FF Back Axle, Rear Discs, RCV Front Shafts, X-Eng Handbrake, PAS, 33s, Stack Exhaust

1994 Mercedes 308D Car Transporter

1986 SJ 413 Tin Top

Live Hard, Die Young!

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:28 pm

Running a week behind on this. Dropped it off today for it's major works. Should have it back in solid condition in about 2-3weeks.
1988 Samurai - Truck Cab, 1.6 8v & HIF44, Snorkel, YJs, 4.3 R&Ps, Rear Air Locker, Rock Lobster, FF Back Axle, Rear Discs, RCV Front Shafts, X-Eng Handbrake, PAS, 33s, Stack Exhaust

1994 Mercedes 308D Car Transporter

1986 SJ 413 Tin Top

Live Hard, Die Young!

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Suzuki Dave » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:23 am

Ive had a few common sense failures myself !!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:45 pm

Several £100s later and i have it back with a solid chassis and body and a years MOT!

One advisory on the handbrake cable, sort that on its next services.

New to do list

Replace all seats, sorted full set of VW T5 seats, nothing flash just the basic. Ideal for my use.
Ordered some more marker lights, interior lights and a Bluetooth stereo. Again, nothing flashy all ebay specials.

Cleaned up the contacts for the door switches that operate the interior lights, up they are garbage but do work so i know all the existing wiring is good to fit my new lights to.

I think it is missing an expansion tank, never runs hot but always needs water. Had a bit of investigation today and where the hole for expansion isnat the rad cap a pipe comes off and disappears into the engine bay. Poured water in and it leaks out somewhere underneath.

Temp SJ expansion tank fitted. See how it goes.
1988 Samurai - Truck Cab, 1.6 8v & HIF44, Snorkel, YJs, 4.3 R&Ps, Rear Air Locker, Rock Lobster, FF Back Axle, Rear Discs, RCV Front Shafts, X-Eng Handbrake, PAS, 33s, Stack Exhaust

1994 Mercedes 308D Car Transporter

1986 SJ 413 Tin Top

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:28 pm

Shiny new wings. Current wings are rusty and rotten.

Spent the weekend painting them. Not perfect, primed and painted, some sags and bits in the paint work. Concerned, not in the slightest, gonna be a tidier than the existing.
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1988 Samurai - Truck Cab, 1.6 8v & HIF44, Snorkel, YJs, 4.3 R&Ps, Rear Air Locker, Rock Lobster, FF Back Axle, Rear Discs, RCV Front Shafts, X-Eng Handbrake, PAS, 33s, Stack Exhaust

1994 Mercedes 308D Car Transporter

1986 SJ 413 Tin Top

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:31 pm

Ordered some etch primer and white gloss. 6 tins of each. Litre of Vactan.

Grill needs a damn good clean and paint as does the bonnet.
1988 Samurai - Truck Cab, 1.6 8v & HIF44, Snorkel, YJs, 4.3 R&Ps, Rear Air Locker, Rock Lobster, FF Back Axle, Rear Discs, RCV Front Shafts, X-Eng Handbrake, PAS, 33s, Stack Exhaust

1994 Mercedes 308D Car Transporter

1986 SJ 413 Tin Top

Live Hard, Die Young!

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by donkeychomp » Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:24 pm

Great news on the MOT Jordi, nice one.
If it ticks over...leave it

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