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Hi All! Just got my first frontera :-)

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Hi All! Just got my first frontera :-)

Postby Darren_1688 on Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:46 am

Hello and thank you for the add :)

I have just purchased my first Frontera - I got it from a farmer down Swindon. Nice chap, I probably trusted him to much actually. When I viewed the vehicle, it was caked in mud, he'd said that he had a buyer and it was all clean, they messed him around; so he used it on the farm again.

It only has 88k and drove great! I got it, I drove 3 hours home and it didn't miss a beat to be fair! I washed the mud off... okay, I didn't wash the mud off :lol: but when a car washer got the mud off, I found ALOT of rust.

so far, I've had the sub frame welded, a hole I found in the boot welded and I still need a bracket underneath welded, which I found yesterday.
Arches and Sills need to be rebuilt... but I cant afford this yet. After speaking with an MOT centre who welded it so far, advised a quick sand down, fibre glass and protect short term as the structure points are all okay.

I've paid for a welding class in October, so I can attempted to repair myself.

Hoping to have some good adventures in it soon, green lanes, off roading and camping trips! I can't wait.

I have tried taking the rear bumper off, found its in 3 sections and wondered if anyone could help me so I don't break anything.

Anyway.. thanks again for the add, :wave:

Regards

Darren
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Re: Hi All! Just got my first frontera :-)

Postby dave4x4 on Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:33 pm

hi darren, welcome to fog.... your not to far from myself and quite a few other frontera owners in shropshire.... ill send u a message with my contact tel no as we organise a lot of green laning trips/days/wekends away and so on...
As for the welding on your truck, im a coded welder and more than happy to take a look for you if it helps...
Anyway, theres a good bunch of knowledgeable fronty owners on here, who im sure will be along soon to welcome you to the madhaouse :crazy:
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235/85/16 special tracks..
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Re: Hi All! Just got my first frontera :-)

Postby stretch on Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:54 pm

Welcome to fog and fronteraowner ship, yep sills are common on these and being owned by a farmer probably had an extra hard life.

dave4x4 when you organise laning trips can you post them in viewforum.php?f=39 in case other fog members owuld like to go.
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Re: Hi All! Just got my first frontera :-)

Postby Darren_1688 on Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:37 pm

Thank you both for the kind welcome

I will take you up on the green laning and welding most likely :-)
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Vehicle Name: Ironhide
Modifications: Nothing yet, it came with larger tyres.
Region: Midlands



Re: Hi All! Just got my first frontera :-)

Postby snapper on Thu Jun 16, 2016 10:27 pm

Welcome to Fog matey, sounds like your going to have some fun with the truck both in the garage and on the lanes.
This posting may have been helpfull, on the other hand probably not... Either way, I may have had drink when posting it in which case it's probably not as helpfull as it could have been

Work safe, and remember all technical problems can be resolved with a hammer, the trick is knowing where to hit it and how big a hammer to use (I often find it may also help to have a spare bit in the shed to replace the bit you have just mullered ;) )

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'O-no' the truck.

Comments on 'O-no' the truck may be left here

Work in Progress (or not as the case may be) I give you.... 'Truck'

Comments on 'Truck' the truck may be left here

Owning a 2.8 is a hobby in it's self...
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Trooper Flywheel & Clutch fitted
Trooper LSD Rear Axle fitted
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