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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Panzerwomble on Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:04 am

Replace the sagging and frankly quite disgusting headliner . Thanks to Rifleman's "how to "guide , made it a lot more straightforward than having to work out what needed removing to achieve this . Comes out and and goes back in just like the gent says :D

Didn't help though that a previous owner had used builders foam through the light fittings to try to glue the liner to the roof ....!!!######!!!

Word of advice though , the liner needs a lot of care when removing as it is quite flimsy and could easily snap, I did its single handed but two would have been easier .

Now have a cream liner instead of the original grey ,which is a lot brighter inside all for 13 quids worth of leatherette and a can of spray adhesive . :dance:
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby dave1966 on Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:28 am

Drove it from Conisbrough Doncaster back to Scotland up the A1 (M) after being on holiday with the caravan.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby lee771 on Thu Sep 07, 2017 6:36 pm

Put a railway sleeper through the windscreen :oops: :oops:
Have now bought a trailer lesson learnt
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Panzerwomble on Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:45 am

Replaced all the hardened PVC fuel line from pump to tank , noticing along the way that they had been accidentally swapped over at some point , so the return was going in the feed . Seems to have made no difference to the running . Cold starts are still difficult, new glow plugs on the way .
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Dooley on Mon Oct 09, 2017 10:33 am

I blanked off the EGR valve as my fronty was going sluggish, blowing black smoke ect. Blanked EGR off and she's sweet as a nut.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby fudge on Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:50 am

put the duck in for mot...
only failed on 12 points and 4 were the head lights..
not too bad for sitting for over 6 months mot moving
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby fudge on Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:11 pm

yesterday i recieved the parts needed for the mot, so started on them last night....
forgot how errm fun the ball joints are to change.... but only now down to 4 things left to do, just waiting for the weather to settle down
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby bhcalcutta on Thu Oct 26, 2017 5:15 pm

Ran the truck in for MOT, as I'd forgotten it expired 13 days ago :oops:

And it sailed through, with just a few advisories :dance:
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby jmc on Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:30 pm

Went out in it loaded with tools to carry on installing some gates in the middle of Canterbury.
This is only possible because much to my astonishment and delight it only needed the silencer and tailpipe renewing to pass its mot.
My mechanic said " it lives to fight another day".
Really pleased to have it hopefully for another year on the road.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby FronteraBob on Fri Nov 03, 2017 8:23 pm

Fitted heated leather seats all for the sum of £40 very happy camper :D
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby Liam66 on Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:09 pm

Fitted a 20" light bar and had a new set of tyres fitted.
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby bhcalcutta on Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:10 pm

Killed it!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby jmc on Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:09 pm

What happened?
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby stretch on Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:22 pm

bhcalcutta wrote:Killed it!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:


what ya done?
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby bhcalcutta on Thu Jan 18, 2018 3:35 pm

stretch wrote:
bhcalcutta wrote:Killed it!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:


what ya done?


Well, the flange that the bottom pulley bolts to shattered, got carried round by the timing belt until it got jammed between the cam pulley & water pump.

1 stripped belt
1 bent push rod
a shattered pulley flange that I can't find anywhere
and a sheared bolt in the crankshaft
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby furio on Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:18 pm

Gutted for you mate
Someone mention laning? Just tell me when and where!
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:13 am

bhcalcutta wrote:
stretch wrote:
bhcalcutta wrote:Killed it!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:


what ya done?


Well, the flange that the bottom pulley bolts to shattered, got carried round by the timing belt until it got jammed between the cam pulley & water pump.

1 stripped belt
1 bent push rod
a shattered pulley flange that I can't find anywhere
and a sheared bolt in the crankshaft


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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 LSD Rear Axle fitted
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Standard
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby bhcalcutta on Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:14 pm

Thank Frank, I've replied
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Kenwood head unit
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monroe adventure front shocks
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby snapper on Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:33 pm

Mmmm

What have I done to the thing today?

Finally (6 months late) got round to getting the 3.1 c/w hole in sump out of the truck ready for a wee bit of cleaning up of the engine bay and some remedial welding in there while the noisy rattly thing is out of the way and then another lump will be going in.

Aim is get it in, the truck MOT'd and back on the road by the 10th of Feb.

Jobs to do...
Gearbox off
Old engine out
Service on the newer engine (new oil pump, cam belt, water pump)
Split gearbox/transfer box, check bearings and re-assemble.
Clean up engine bay, re-route hoses/pipes and repairs as needed.
Newer, serviced engine in, connect bits up.
Gear box in, replace prop shafts.
Replace N/S front wing.
Replace brake shoes.

MOT....
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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Side Steps Removed
EGR, Birds Nest & Both Butterfly Valves Removed
Particulate Filter removed and pipe welded in
Safari Snorkel fitted
Trooper Flywheel & Clutch fitted
Trooper LSD Rear Axle fitted
Winch Bumper & Winch fitted
3.1 Engine Fitted
2" Suspension Lift

2.8 TD LWB - O-no:
Standard, for now.

2.5 Volvo 850 Saloon:
Standard
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Re: WHAT YOU DID TO YOUR TRUCK TODAY!

Postby bhcalcutta on Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:50 pm

bhcalcutta wrote:
stretch wrote:
bhcalcutta wrote:Killed it!!! :cry: :cry: :cry:


what ya done?


Well, the flange that the bottom pulley bolts to shattered, got carried round by the timing belt until it got jammed between the cam pulley & water pump.

1 stripped belt
1 bent push rod
a shattered pulley flange that I can't find anywhere
and a sheared bolt in the crankshaft


Spent the day putting the beast back together. All sorted now, but I think it's going to have to retire from daily duties soon
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