M4wd&Fabrications

Projects place => Projects Section => Topic started by: rejeep on October 15, 2017, 08:47:10 PM

Title: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on October 15, 2017, 08:47:10 PM
Pulled the trigger today...
This truck has been 5 min away (and in the same position) since I’ve lived in Rochester.
Moving it will be a chore...


(https://preview.ibb.co/jsp25m/8_BF8783_F_FB1_B_436_F_BC3_B_24_FADF234145.jpg) (https://ibb.co/eaSYBR)
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Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: mr.mindless on October 15, 2017, 10:36:36 PM
It’s a good disease :)


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Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on October 21, 2017, 10:12:47 PM
An uneventful tow home... frame giving up from underneath it..

(https://preview.ibb.co/fkHbmR/1_B7_DC5_A7_448_E_4_D9_E_B2_A6_27076_BF6_D288.jpg) (https://ibb.co/dDg2RR)
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Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: TrailTamer on October 22, 2017, 08:26:20 AM
It's not red this time!

Very cool!
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on November 06, 2017, 10:37:21 AM
A Rover in 100 Pieces..

Should have a frame this weekend...
More details and help requests to come  ;D

(https://preview.ibb.co/nbW4rR/31765431_95_A8_4_D11_98_E2_B6_C5_AE050_E31.jpg) (https://ibb.co/k4vVWR)
(https://preview.ibb.co/hKo65m/E027752_D_7_F8_A_495_F_9_E10_8_ACE52_E9_F528.jpg) (https://ibb.co/meQ8J6)
(https://preview.ibb.co/b2xxvw/52_CAF684_4_C90_486_E_8_A49_53_D3_FF450_FA5.jpg) (https://ibb.co/gJJRoG)
(https://preview.ibb.co/b9yFhb/EAC94055_17_CF_45_EC_AC4_A_C75_A58_F3_BDF6.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jbV6oG)
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Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on November 07, 2017, 08:40:34 AM
Bulkhead removed last night.. need to figure out how I'm going to pull the drivetrain.
chassis didn't make it far enough back into the garage... chain fall fail..

Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: M4wdFab on November 07, 2017, 08:58:12 AM
hook chain fall to motor to pull, lift chassis up by it and let slide / roll back, with jack stands/dollies under rear. 

re position front supports, unbolt motor, pull motor


:)
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on November 07, 2017, 09:05:54 AM
back of the garage piled with the stripped truck..

but I can see that working...  walk it up with a floor jack under the oil pan. hmm
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on November 13, 2017, 11:47:36 AM
Things starting to piece together..

Mike picked up the frame over the weekend..
truck is 100% disassembled into key components..

my next door neighbor thinks I'm Sanford and Son.. good thing wife isn't home
All spread out in the garage ready to work..

should be figuring out suspension this week..

(https://preview.ibb.co/czUGfw/97_AC3_E0_A_4_DD7_4_CD4_806_E_EA47397_AD023.jpg) (https://ibb.co/iArU0w)

(https://preview.ibb.co/j2dytG/C87_AB70_A_76_AB_4356_A3_A4_4641_ADA40263.jpg) (https://ibb.co/chp4YG)
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Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: M4wdFab on November 13, 2017, 12:42:29 PM
cool!

is the motor i just pulled going in this?
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: mr.mindless on November 13, 2017, 02:05:41 PM
that's the plan as I understand it!
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on November 13, 2017, 02:46:48 PM
 ;)

lot of little pieces falling into place today..
should have a solid idea/plan next couple days of what is really going to happen..

I think mike saved me some coin..
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on November 15, 2017, 11:24:30 AM
took some spray 9 and water to the body tub sides..
if I can clean up the trim without removing or dipping, this might be the way to go..

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Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: mr.mindless on November 15, 2017, 02:30:21 PM
Looks good from here!


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Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on December 01, 2017, 10:42:40 AM
New footwells and some general cleanup on the bulkhead completed..  almost ready for its hot zinc bath...
got some old snows mounted on stock rims for rollers.
New parabolic (tapered leaf) springs ordered and on the way

Having a bitch of a time with the rear axle..
drum set screws frozen, drum frozen on hub flange.. BFH and 30 min of whacking didn't do much...

project patina underway...

(https://preview.ibb.co/m0bTfG/DCFBEA6_E_EF54_4063_B3_DC_49857_FD7_A055.jpg) (https://ibb.co/fgWGZb)
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Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: Wingman on December 01, 2017, 11:13:30 AM
Having a bitch of a time with the rear axle..
drum set screws frozen, drum frozen on hub flange.. BFH and 30 min of whacking didn't do much...

Needs fire?
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on December 01, 2017, 01:30:16 PM
I have a bic lighter compared to what I really should be using..

I don't want to go and rebuild these things.. was just going to do hydraulics and friction..
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: M4wdFab on December 01, 2017, 01:43:59 PM
needs bigger hammer
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on December 02, 2017, 12:45:53 PM
Took some effort, but got all 4 drums removed yesterday.
This little impact driver really was the hero..  thanks for the recommendation.   I’ve had one in my tool box for years, never really gave it much consideration..

Marked the frame for surgery..
Traveling till Wednesday, so not much more going on.
 
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Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on December 08, 2017, 09:20:41 AM
old lump

(https://preview.ibb.co/muqTNw/ABF69_B4_E_4_D18_41_D7_9040_7_BD1229_CF2_E2.jpg])
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on December 12, 2017, 10:08:32 AM
Basic work on the Bulkhead completed...
Needs some TLC and a decision on coating.

(https://preview.ibb.co/kHiJSw/8_E89_D674_F2_C0_40_D7_BF90_1_AC2291_D6_D59.jpg) (https://ibb.co/g25Xnw)
(https://preview.ibb.co/dFeE0G/D0_D26_D03_A568_4503_B5_D3_A120_A70_D0_FAF.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jejgfG)
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: mr.mindless on December 12, 2017, 10:22:24 AM
can't wait to see one of those V6s under the hood and bedind a radiator to see where it all sits.
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on December 12, 2017, 10:32:14 AM
im not going to cut the mounts out of the frame just yet..
want to wait till I have an assembled drivetrain to really test fit everything..

the bulkhead is actually on the wrong side of the outriggers in that picture, but the radiator panel sits in front of the forward crossmember..
people put small blocks and rover V8's in these things with only minor trimming..
I essentially have a Rover V8 minus 2 cyl..

it will fit,




I hope
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on December 31, 2017, 07:27:24 AM
80 degrees and sunshine coming tomand end...
Getting back to thinking about this....

As it sits now...

Rover axles stripped down.
Rear axle prepped and painted, ready for assembly
Front axle stripped, needs paint and waiting on some front end parts.

Taper leaf (parabolic) suspension on shop floor

Assorted brackets, backing plates, etc all dropped at sandblaster for prep and paint. (Using a new product.. U Tech industrial coatings)

Bulkhead repaired to stock, awaiting drivetrain placement for any final tweaks.
Some light body repairs done or in process as well.

Dauntless Engine dropped at machine shop
T176 in drop in condition, Buick bellhousing already on.
Tranfercase adapter on backorder... patiently waiting

(https://preview.ibb.co/gA3pFR/EDC1804_C_2_C9_B_40_B4_A797_0_F5375916_D90.jpg)

(https://preview.ibb.co/dp7o9m/C759_AC91_DC96_4_AA1_BDFA_0_F4561_FA9_CD5.jpg)
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on January 03, 2018, 10:32:40 AM
 Hello Arie:
Hope your vacation was nice and WARM!!
Back to reality....
Your 225 Buick is all apart. Looks great inside.
Look up and see what you can get for 1st oversize pistons and rings.
Crankshaft looks good and will take standard size bearings.
Usual parts: Camshaft, lifters, timing set, cam bearings and soft pug kit as well as gaskets.
Believe it or not the timing cover/oil pump even looks good.
Get a oil pick up tube please.
This looks like a well cared for engine. good find.
Let me know what you can find.
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: mr.mindless on January 03, 2018, 10:58:38 AM
that's the one that smike pulled, not one of the two I picked up right?
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on January 03, 2018, 02:07:21 PM
Commando engine smoke pulled...

1 of the 2 you picked up already sold...
The one I have left is a Buick odd fire (not a real dauntless)
I’m going to make a 226/t176 conversion package with spare units I have and warehouse..

I have a feeling this is package worth keeping for something in the future...
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on January 08, 2018, 01:50:24 PM
just got a whole host of brackets and stuff back from blast and paint..

used this new coating the buffalo stores sells..
same stuff freightliner uses on their chassis.. not a POR, but a DTM

post some pics later..
Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on January 12, 2018, 11:59:34 PM
A heated garage fantastic......
Detached from house with a few fresh inches  :-


Title: Re: 1971 Series 2a
Post by: rejeep on January 14, 2018, 05:09:25 PM
one more rover night tonight.. trying to get these axles back together...