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land rover series 3 88" csw restoration project.

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    yes the chassis is well shot, plates upon plates, rear is ok, outriggers are knacked too.

    there is only one way to go and that's a full galvi chassis, its certainly not going to be cheap as i want it to be mint, so lots and lots of new parts,

    i really looking forward to getting stuck in, but as i work full time its not going to be a quick process, so i shouldn't get to fed up with it.

    thanks.

     

    lee

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    Good start mate, I was lucky as the chassis was already done one mine, its just everything else that is knackered.

     

    They are great cars to work on as everything comes apart so easily and parts are easy to source.

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    what about........getting the chassis off ........checking if it is recoverable do the welding new outriggers......sandblasting in and out and galvinising at 40p a kilo...

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    Out of interest, why did you get a series 3?

     

    I've been thinking of Series 2 again recently, but worthwhile ones keep going for 600-700 more than I've got in my car fund. Wish I'd bought one 5 years ago when I first took up shooting.

     

    Any advice or tips from anyone on locating a Series 2 would be appreciated.

     

    Darren

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    I was looking for a 11a or 111 really. This came up at a decent price. And it's a little different than the usual ones you see. And it's a genuine CSW and a Safari roof.

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    what about........getting the chassis off ........checking if it is recoverable do the welding new outriggers......sandblasting in and out and galvinising at 40p a kilo...

    In fairness once you pass the rear cross member change the rest is just a make do for a while. Not the sort of thing you want under a full project with lots of work and costs sitting on it

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    In fairness once you pass the rear cross member change the rest is just a make do for a while. Not the sort of thing you want under a full project with lots of work and costs sitting on it

    :good:

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    iv taken loads more pictures on my camera, pictures of every part of it, to show what it was like through the stages, and then obviously when its all getting re built, just found out a mate of mine who runs his own casting business had his own shot blaster and said i could use it free of charge any time,few quid saved there,

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    While you're at it see if you can get a Salisbury rear axle off a 109, as they are better than the standard Rover axle on the 88, which has a habit of busting half shafts in the rough stuff.

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