Lwb daily drive and laner build

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Re: Lwb daily drive and laner build

Post by Anton » Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:28 pm

Brilliant work as always, Scottie.

Can you put up pics of the boat build too, when you get a chance? I think that narrowboats are brilliant, so I'm really interested in your barge build.
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Re: Lwb daily drive and laner build

Post by ScottieJ » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:08 pm

donkeychomp wrote:
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Scottie are those mounts made of three seperate bits welded together? Whatever you've done it seems to work!
To keep them all identical I tacked them together during drilling etc. it's 4 plates but they need to be identical, don't want my SJ crabbing down the road :lol: unpainted but finished they look like this.
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Re: Lwb daily drive and laner build

Post by ScottieJ » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:10 pm

Anton wrote:
Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Brilliant work as always, Scottie.

Can you put up pics of the boat build too, when you get a chance? I think that narrowboats are brilliant, so I'm really interested in your barge build.
Cheers bud, when i get a chance i'll do a boat thread.
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Re: Lwb daily drive and laner build

Post by ScottieJ » Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:19 pm

Little bit more work done.

Plonked the body back on the chassis, it needs to come off again for a few buts but it takes up less space like this :lol:
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Tailshaft adapter pressed into the auto box, still need to fit the seal.
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Engine mounts fitted, I was lazy and bought some to save time.
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Waiting for some new crank seals to arrive for the J20 before bolting the auto up and getting it mounted in the SJ.

Also widened the transmission tunnel, the kit I bought came with these panels to be welded in, but I like transmission tunnel access so I made them bolt in, cut the holes out too small for the panels to create a lip, hammer and dollied the lips up to the right angles and added rivnuts. When the body comes back off I'll weld up any slits i had to make and tidy up a few bits.
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Re: Lwb daily drive and laner build

Post by donkeychomp » Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:31 pm

This just looks better every time. Those engine mounts are rather sturdy!
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Re: Lwb daily drive and laner build

Post by ScottieJ » Mon Jan 03, 2022 8:15 pm

Thread and build revival time!

Plan is to get Bowser (that’s it’s new name because the No plate ends in BOW) on the road in the next few months, I miss having an SJ as a daily driver.

So the last two days were spent finishing off the axle rebuilds and YJ conversion finished.
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Had to make some new Spring plates for the wider spring mounts, I’ll weld some shock mounts on when they come back off for paint. Just needed the LWB built up as a roller for now.
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Fitted a new drag and tie rod, Bolted on the 33s off Blue, these are going to stay on the LWB and Blue will get something a little more aggressive.
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Had to fit some longer shackles on the front to fix the shackle angle with the RUF conversion (I thought I would have to) but I’ve realised I need to fit some 2” lift rear springs to the front to even the ride height as well. This will also help with sump clearance though as it’s far too close at the moment, I might even have to modify the sump yet but I’m going to try to avoid doing that if I can.
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Re: Lwb daily drive and laner build

Post by Rankine » Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:42 pm

Looking good man. All coming together would love a lwb as a daily. Any plans on colour yet?
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Re: Lwb daily drive and laner build

Post by Jordi » Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:57 pm

Rankine wrote:
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Looking good man. All coming together would love a lwb as a daily. Any plans on colour yet?
Think he was gonna do it with a My Little Pony theme but Unicorns.
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Re: Lwb daily drive and laner build

Post by ScottieJ » Wed Jan 05, 2022 12:56 pm

Rankine wrote:
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Looking good man. All coming together would love a lwb as a daily. Any plans on colour yet?

It’s being painted RAF blue grey, the colour the chassis is.

My swb used to be that colour and I always regretted changing it so thought I’d paint this one that colour.

:hahaha: Very funny Jordi :tongue:
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Re: Lwb daily drive and laner build

Post by Rankine » Sat Jan 08, 2022 5:19 pm

Jordi wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:57 pm
Rankine wrote:
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:42 pm
Looking good man. All coming together would love a lwb as a daily. Any plans on colour yet?
Think he was gonna do it with a My Little Pony theme but Unicorns.

Could get the little rainbow sticker on the rear quarter to match them 😂
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