Archive for the ‘1972 Land Rover Series III’ Category

Hoses All Over

Sunday, May 2nd, 2010

The brake hoses on the circuits to the front of the car became so aged that they swelled to the point of holding the brake pressure and locking the brakes.



Strapping New Brakes

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

New axle straps are still made of canvas and making progress on the new brakes.



Start of Pipes

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

All of the brakes on the Land Rover will need to be replaced. Here is the first of the new cylinders and brake pipes.


Wheel Cylinders

Tuesday, April 6th, 2010

Three of the bleed screws were broken off when I got the truck. EZ-Outs were not able to remove what was left of them so a new set of cylinders will need to be installed.



Vent Gaskets

Monday, April 5th, 2010

On the last outing the Landie had become filled with dust. Hopefully a new set of gaskets for the front vents will help a bit.



Mounted but Not Ready

Friday, March 19th, 2010

The tires and wheels are back on the truck. For the first time a spare tire is mounted to the hood although probably a wider tire than would be desired. A spare tire also still resides behind the front seat. At this point the brakes need to be bled but it has been discovered that three of the bleed screws are broken off.



Canvas Straps

Friday, March 19th, 2010

A set of new canvas axle straps. Interesting they are not the same length as the rear end housing has more support on one side.



Mud Terrain

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

A new set of BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2 tires and a full set of sandblasted and painted 16″ wheels.



Greasy Shoes

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Inside of the front left drum had become filled with oil and brake dust that had the consistency of axle grease. One of the springs for the rear shoe is also missing. Time to take it all apart and clean it up.


Yellow Top Battery

Saturday, January 17th, 2009

New Yellow Top battery to handle the load of the new winch.


Land Rover Stickers

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

New stickers to add a little something extra.


X9 SuperWinch Installed

Tuesday, January 6th, 2009

The 9000 lb X9 SuperWinch has been mounted to the original front bumper.


Bumper Removal

Monday, December 29th, 2008

The bumper is removed for straightening and mounting the winch brackets to it.


Water pump clean up

Tuesday, December 16th, 2008

New water pump and all new hoses.


Tow Hitch

Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Attached the new rear receiver.