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Shiny new chassis!
« on: September 03, 2010, 21:13:14 »
Finally picked up my galvo 88" chassis with Hightower from Richards in Swinton this week- friendly bunch of guys- they interrupted their lunch to show us around the factory- their serious about their engineering, quality is good and business is good too apparently, all parts they either make on site or source locally, which makes a pleasant change! Sadly I think their galvanised bulkheads will forever be beyond my reach but I wish them well with it- if only Land Rover had built mine like that originally:((

Now it's in the new workshop and all I need is a couple of bits to bolt on to it. Like transmission, engine, a body, interior,......

So I'll be on the hunt for that rear axle again!


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Re: Shiny new chassis!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2010, 22:08:46 »
Shiny chassis, any pics :drool:

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Re: Shiny new chassis!
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2010, 15:16:23 »
Are you still after an axle? as i have a rear series 3 88" on kickign about unless your after something special
Series iii 88"                Series 3 88"
2.25 diesel                  200tdi
 Hard top                     Exmoor Trim hood
checker plate wings     checker plate wings
checker plate sills        parabolic springs
checker plate floor       overdrive
                                    roll cage
                                    corabreu bucket seats   
                                    fairey overdrive
drive it break it fix it

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Re: Shiny new chassis!
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2010, 22:03:29 »
Thanks- I managed to get an axle from ebay- chassis pics soon!

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Re: Shiny new chassis!
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 09:54:19 »
No worries chap i was probably a bit far away anhow, good luck with the build and i will await the pics
Series iii 88"                Series 3 88"
2.25 diesel                  200tdi
 Hard top                     Exmoor Trim hood
checker plate wings     checker plate wings
checker plate sills        parabolic springs
checker plate floor       overdrive
                                    roll cage
                                    corabreu bucket seats   
                                    fairey overdrive
drive it break it fix it

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Re: Shiny new chassis!
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 11:53:22 »
Its looking good mate. Keep up with the good owrk and you'll soon have the beast on the road.
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Re: Shiny new chassis!
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2010, 21:21:20 »
Back axle's on now- wheels this week, engine back in on the weekend hopefully!

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Re: Shiny new chassis!- Now with pics
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2010, 22:36:21 »
Piccies! On 4 wheels at last. They don't turn round very well mind- hopefully they'll free up soon enough.

Next- brake pipes and stick the engine in.

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Re: Shiny new chassis!
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2010, 10:52:56 »
Yay, we now have two rolling heaps in the shed!!
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