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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Mav, Jul 30, 2009.
I'm about to go and replace the front wheel bearings on my LR3.
Mmmm, nice. Very pretty. Now get rid of the pricey alloys and get your nose in the ARB catalogue, skid plates, air lockers and a snorkel kit to be getting on with. A couple of sand mats, 4x20lt jerry cans and 2 high lift jacks for the rack should see you set for the bush; and give her some dents!
I finally snagged an Eriba Puck travel trailer after a few years of searching - perfect match for the Defender (especially after I paint it Conniston Green below the belt line).
640ADV on the back is now the minimum standard for positive responses in this thread!
VERY NICE !!!
Are those front tow rings stock or aftermarket ?
What's up with the security cage around the A/C ?
You've never been to Houston?
Thanks for the compliments.
The tow rings are aftermarket. I don't know where the previous owner bought them. I can provide the information on the front of them if you want.
You've never been to Houston?
HA Ha... My neighborhood used to be a little rougher, so the cage was to keep your fellow citizens from either stealing the A/C itself or breaking into your house. I don't worry so much now, the hood is in high gentrification (SP?) mode.
Sounds like you need glasses.
Here's a few shots of our new to us 1973 ExMOD Series III 109. I just got the new Roamerdrive SS installed on Sunday so hopefully there will be some highway miles in the not to distant future.
Alright I know its about rovers, but what might those fins in the background be?
I'm thinking '60s Era El Camino
That'd be a 59 Camino. Here's a pic of her outside the garage at the Blue Ribbon Beer run last summer.
My apologies for the non rover content
Thanks Mercury264 so far we've been really happy with the LR. No surprises so far which is kind of a surprise
Keep looking, I paid $100 for my 94 LWB and YES, it is running!!! I replaced the airbags with my own brand of springs and replaced the heater core.
I see a few Rangies for under $1k every now and then, keep looking.
Me driving me TD5 D2 over an old weighbridge on an airfield.
I let my oldest son drive it on the runway. He's 13.
This is why I like it. Mine is the 7 seat and all 5 of us and the dog can go on a day out together and be comfortable.
Loving the Black! Good on you for getting the boy behind the wheel. Start them young.
Got into a job on the lightweight that I've been putting off for a while earlier today - I dread painting but Mrs. Ace commanded and to preserve the familial goodwill, I acquiesced.
Tilt off, with the Dog ready to oversee the pop-top erection. I wanted to make sure that all this hot, bright sunlight coming out of the sky didn't bugger up the paint job - it's all guesswork mind you as we see so little of the stuff, its difficult to be sure what to do about it:
Lights and body furniture off and away with the sanding - a hateful, hateful job:
Main paintjob finished, I'll leave it over the next couple of days to dry before refitting the tilt and lights but initial impressions are that looks good:
Mrs. Ace reports a 'Very Happy with how it turned it out' condition too..
I'll take some more with the tilt back on but for now, I just need to find some replacement headlights that don't cost a meeelion quid each for the MOT. :huh
I was having a front wheel bearing noise on my LR3 for the last few thousand miles, so I figured I should change it out. The noise went away when I steered right, so I figured that it was the right front bearing that was fubar. So I changed it out....and it made no difference.
"Huh", I thought, "maybe it's the right rear".
I looked up the procedure for changing out the rear bearings: not DIY friendly :huh
Fast forward 3 days and a broken jaw puller, and the left front bearing has been replaced. It was definitely the bad one and now the noise is gone.
So, the moral of the story: if you think that your LR3/4 has a bad front bearing on one side, it might be on the other side.
Next up, clean/adjust the shift linkage in an attempt to get the manual gear selection working.
Here's a few pics of the 109 pulling hauling duty during our Ahmra Rockerbox vintage race weekend at Road America.