New Purchase & Introduction - LJ80

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New Purchase & Introduction - LJ80

Post by symbol-soup » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:21 am

Hi all,

I just wanted to introduce myself as I'm certain there'll be a number of questions coming this way over the next few months. My dad owned a white LJ80 in the early 80s when we lived in the Middle east. It was the first car I ever drove so I've been hunting for one for a while.

I have just found and purchased this, compete with a box of bits including all the lights and most of the missing metawork.

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Mechanically it's sound and rust free underneath.

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Re: New Purchase & Introduction - LJ80

Post by donkeychomp » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:22 pm

Brilliant! What's your plans for her?
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Re: New Purchase & Introduction - LJ80

Post by symbol-soup » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:28 am

Nothing major really. It's going to be for summer use. Bikini top. Get rid of the surface rust and dodgy paint, followed by a respray. White exterior, black inside. I'm also going to get rid of the over-sized wheels and presuming I can find some original steels, drop those on.

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Re: New Purchase & Introduction - LJ80

Post by donkeychomp » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:09 pm

Original wheels are hard to come by but eBay Germany and Austria seem to sell almost every LJ part. At a price! New wings are available there too.
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Re: New Purchase & Introduction - LJ80

Post by symbol-soup » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:20 am

Yes, I was on there yesterday having a look. I've stuck a wanted notice in the forum for a few bits so I'll see what happens. The only thing I REALLY need is a windscreen, unless I just leave it folded down :-)

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Re: New Purchase & Introduction - LJ80

Post by donkeychomp » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:52 pm

I had a think about that problem so last years insurance renewal I got them to add windscreen cover for an extra tenner...let them find me one lol.
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Re: New Purchase & Introduction - LJ80

Post by symbol-soup » Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:57 am

Yes, that was my next avenue. I can't find them anywhere for less than £130. Insurance cover it is :-)

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Re: New Purchase & Introduction - LJ80

Post by ROBBIE » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:45 pm

donkeychomp wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:52 pm
I had a think about that problem so last years insurance renewal I got them to add windscreen cover for an extra tenner...let them find me one lol.
I like that ;)
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