Two New (to me) Rovers on the Way

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Two new Rovers are on their way. Both purchased from Ike Goss of Pangolin 4×4 in Oregon. This one is a survivor, 1959 Series 2 109 pickup, owned from new by one family. It has all of the proper Series 2 bits…..rotary vent openers, horn stalk, vacuum assist blinker switch, hinged seat box covers……also has one piece doors and a tropical skinned pickup cab. This one is a keeper, my plan is to just preserve it and drive it as-is………it’s one of the coolest Series trucks I’ve seen.

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Front view………note the Series 2 radiator apron.

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Number two……..1963 Series 2A 109 three door. A nice straight truck but needs some love. This one will get the full treatment……..one ton frame, 200 TDI, Salisbury, Ashcroft, tropical pickup cab, etc.

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Lots of work ahead!!

Street Tracker Update – 4

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Starting to look like a motorcycle again.

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Tank is mounted, fork stops made so no dents in the tank!

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Rear triangle seat support tower parts fabricated…….now you just have to tig weld them into place………straight!

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Electronics tray/inner fender fabricated in stainless steel.

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Lower inner fender in stainless and small blocks that will be made into tabs to mount the stainless trays/fenders.

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Testing the fit.

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Welding tabs onto round frame tubing and getting them in the right position is a challenge……I use this Starrett indicator holder and a few home made jigs to hold the tabs in place for tacking.

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The tab-rig in place.

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Tabs ready to be tacked into place…….accurately.

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In place………and it took way more than 20 minutes!!

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Another look………sadly it’s a part of the bike that will really never be seen, but it looks pretty cool!

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Moto gadget M Unit in place. I purchased all the Moto Gadget parts (M Unit, M Switches, M Button) from Revival Cycles. Good guys down there and some great eye candy on their site if you need inspiration.