My latest common sense failure

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:13 pm

Those nicely painted wings are looking lovely, shame they are still on the garage floor and not the Merc.

I have however managed to change the hand brake cable. Was a pain to get the right one but thanks to the firstline parts catalogue i got the right bits first time.

Spent today doing oil and filters. Seems fine, was overdue time wise but not on miles. Done for another year now.

Also crudely part fitted my additional LED interior lights.

Drilled a hole through the roof lining and fed the wires through to the existing light for power, also work on the light switch and door switch.

Just need to get some self tapping screws from work to fix them in place.
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 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 3:50 pm

This is quite literally a no expenses spared upgrade into the 21st century.

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Bluetooth stereo, eBay special £13. Works fine, currently only wired into the 2 dash speakers. I do have a pair of Speakers to fit to the rear wall at some point.

Phone quality seemed ok too, no sure what it will be like with the sound of the engine at 60mph but i’ll find out.
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Some 12v sockets i had lying around as it had no power outlets.
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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 Anton » Mon Jul 23, 2018 3:56 pm

Nice!

Like the 21st centuaryness of it all... :D
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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:28 pm

Got some self tappers today and screwed the LEDs in.
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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by ROBBIE » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:13 pm

Looked better held in place by a small child :lol:
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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by zook123 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:34 pm

I had that stereo, but the bluetooth kept dropping out. :(
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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:07 pm

zook123 wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:34 pm
I had that stereo, but the bluetooth kept dropping out. :(
Haven’t done any journeys over 30mins with it yet but seems fine so far.

Can’t be any worse than the shit merc fit as standard to the trucks.
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 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:42 pm

Made a start today on replacing the wings and repairing / painting the grill.

The wing was a real twat to get off, amazing just how sticky seam sealer is.
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Hoping the grill will clean up and paint.
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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

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1986 SJ 413 Tin Top

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Re: My latest common sense failure

Post by Jordi » Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:12 pm

More progress today.
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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 andyrew » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:15 pm

Good work dude.

Minimal rust really, good your treating it now.

Compared with transits of the same age it's amazing how well built mercs used to be.

Shame to following vans never got the same build quality.
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