Quite a bit of work has been done on the 109 since my last update, most of which is not too interesting to the seasoned Series Land Rover person………lots and lots of small parts restored, plated, polished, but I feel like I’m long overdue here. I’ll start with some simple before/after shots of miscellaneous parts, and end with a rolling chassis with motor/transmission installed. The truck is now at that jump off point where things start to happen fast, virtually 99% of the heavy lifting has been done, I have a completed rolling chassis, soda blasted body complete and ready for paint, all sub-systems restored, galvanized parts will be ready in two weeks………I gotta get to work……
The rusted and silver painted wiper motors.
Interior shot of one of the motors….old hardened grease, this is nearly always why your wipers are “slow” or “don’t work”. Clean this crap up and they run like new!
Here are a couple of links to how-to articles for wiper motor restoration. Don’t shy away from this project, these are very simple little mechanisms that can be running like new in an afternoon.
After………done…..stick a fork in ’em!
Just an after shot on this one, the old Lucas starter switch. It was actually in real nice shape, just a lot of caked on crud.
The water jacket spigot cut off to the heater core. Nice shape, just old.
Find another one of these……Series 2 rust free bulkhead in nearly new condition. Media blasted and coated in Pickelex. Next step is prep for epoxy primer then to the paint booth. It’s a mammoth time save to not have any rust repair to do here.
This is huge! From the great folks at Rovers North, an R Whitehouse and Son freshly rebuilt full synchro box with a high ratio transfer case. These things are industrial works of art inside and out, beautifully refinished and plated on the outside and individually hand dressed gears on the inside……it just doesn’t get any better.
Even better, Rovers North transplanted my Series 2 bell housing and throw-out onto the R Whithouse gearbox.
Body parts back from soda blasting, and my new mega-buck transmission sitting on a spare tire……brilliant.
A fresh set of Rocky Mountain parabolics and OME shocks.
Presto! Spanking new engine and transmission mated up and in the frame!
New brake lines and fittings installed.
Next up, drive shafts go in, freshly rebuilt (Pangolin 4×4) Solex carb will come out of the box and get mounted up, and there’s a new stainless exhaust system on the way. After that, paint and body………..get out the sanding blocks, my favorite!