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Messing with the freewheeling hub do-dah

Messing with the freewheeling hub do-dah

Yum!

Yum!

Leaks like a teabag though

Leaks like a teabag though

Next job is the glowplugs

Next job is the glowplugs

Looks fine

Looks fine

What a mess

What a mess

Johnson under ´drover

Johnson under ´drover

The front offside brake drum

The front offside brake drum

Oil leaking around the seering box?

Oil leaking around the seering box?

The big ball joint on the offside front wheel looks a bit rusty

The big ball joint on the offside front wheel looks a bit rusty

Carefully teasing off the brake drum

Carefully teasing off the brake drum

Inside - the pads look fine, but the bearing is a little noisy

Inside - the pads look fine, but the bearing is a little noisy

Jack and axel stand

Jack and axel stand

Johnson and his drum

Johnson and his drum

After an hour of scrubbing we have a cleaner ´drover

After an hour of scrubbing we have a cleaner ´drover

Shock absorber testing - also fine

Shock absorber testing - also fine

The greasy bolt which attaches the shock to the chassis

The greasy bolt which attaches the shock to the chassis

Dirty hands make eating a problem

Dirty hands make eating a problem

The roof looks a lottle mouldy

The roof looks a lottle mouldy

More like a country scene than the roof of a car

More like a country scene than the roof of a car

Roof looks alot better now

Roof looks alot better now

There is a tiny bit of corrosion in the nearside rear door

There is a tiny bit of corrosion in the nearside rear door

Hole

Hole

Tea break

Tea break

Even the drover finds it relaxing

Even the drover finds it relaxing

That one looks pretty old and crappy

That one looks pretty old and crappy

Smokin: This huge resistor - just a coil of wire - gets very hot when the glowplugs are on

Smokin: This huge resistor - just a coil of wire - gets very hot when the glowplugs are on

This one, you may notice, has only been wired to positive, attaching the earth connection helps a lot

This one, you may notice, has only been wired to positive, attaching the earth connection helps a lot

Glowplug removal

Glowplug removal

Next we investigate the fuel tank sensor

Next we investigate the fuel tank sensor

The wiring is a rats nest of 30 year old cable, screw terminals and tape

The wiring is a rats nest of 30 year old cable, screw terminals and tape

We removed about three metres of wire and everything still works

We removed about three metres of wire and everything still works

More terrible wiring - still no solution to the fuel gauge problem

More terrible wiring - still no solution to the fuel gauge problem

Sensor looks fine. It´s owner looks less so.

Sensor looks fine.  It´s owner looks less so.

The old and new swivel housings and king pins

The old and new swivel housings and king pins

The old one is the cause of much of the steering wobble

A view into the differential

A view into the differential

The new bearing on the steering arm

The new bearing on the steering arm

Shiny orb

Shiny orb

The swivel housing - fitted

The swivel housing - fitted

Tightening nuts up

Tightening nuts up

The oil seal need boling onto the back

The oil seal need boling onto the back

Johnson fits the king pin. Some slight "tickling" with a hammer required

Johnson fits the king pin.  Some slight "tickling" with a hammer required

Almost there

Almost there

Spot the healthy bearings

Spot the healthy bearings

This is not a good state of affairs

This is not a good state of affairs

Tapping in the new bearing

Tapping in the new bearing

Tapped in

Tapped in

New fuel tank

New fuel tank

Never send anything as fragile as a steel tank by airmail!

Never send anything as fragile as a steel tank by airmail!

Hose connecting tank to filler cap

Hose connecting tank to filler cap

An annoying nut - we had to use the angle grinder in the end

An annoying nut - we had to use the angle grinder in the end

Not easy to work in thiese conditions

Not easy to work in thiese conditions

Don´t knock the jack...

Don´t knock the jack...

At least three kilos of muck and crap per person per eye

At least three kilos of muck and crap per person per eye

Johnson and his old leaky fuel tank

Johnson and his old leaky fuel tank

Making holes in the new tank for the mystery fixings

Making holes in the new tank for the mystery fixings

MIG weld piece onto Land Rover

MIG weld piece onto Land Rover

Fix piece into position

Fix piece into position

Make a piece out of a computer lid

Make a piece out of a computer lid

Prepare with wire brush (and grinder)

Prepare with wire brush (and grinder)

It must be welded!

It must be welded!

Nasty rust which caused MOT failure

Nasty rust which caused MOT failure

The gear box etc

The gear box etc

This landrover has no floor...

This landrover has no floor...

Final step is to slap half a gallon of underseal on the welds to protect them from future rusting

Final step is to slap half a gallon of underseal on the welds to protect them from future rusting

Another weld, tidied up by Dan "The Grinder" Taylor

Another weld, tidied up by Dan "The Grinder" Taylor

Messy, but it´ll do the trick!

Messy, but it´ll do the trick!

Long shot

Long shot

Underseal on the bottom of the seat box

Underseal on the bottom of the seat box

Underseal applied to metalwork and face

Underseal applied to metalwork and face

Ground down to look slightly neater

Ground down to look slightly neater

Another patch

Another patch

Mr Johnson does some cleaning up

Mr Johnson does some cleaning up

Welded

Welded

Patch

Patch

Ground down

Ground down

Though it wasn´t spotted during the MOT, we decided to fix the door sil

Though it wasn´t spotted during the MOT, we decided to fix the door sil

The sticky black seat box

The sticky black seat box