1st March 2010

Like so many projects, particularly vehicles, they often look better than they really are. Jan Fouche has sent us a plentiful supply of good photographs clearly indicating the amount of detailed restoration work that has been dealt with. For people who leave things standing outside be aware that you will pay the price in due course if you ever decide to restore it.

The photographs give a good account of the work that is involved.

A_rusted_section_of_the_bonnet_to_be_cut_out
A rusted section of the bonnet to be cut out

A_section_on_the_other_side_of_the_bonnet_cut_out
A section of the other side of the bonnet cut out

A_spot_cleaned_up_to_remove_rust_and_repair_with_body_filler
A spot cleaned up to remove rust and repair with body filler

Air_compressor_housing_with_a_crack_leaking_water
Air compressor housing with a crack leaking water

Air_compressor_piston_and_conrod_removed_to_repair_stripped_conrod_bolt
Air compressor piston and conrod removed to repair stripped conrod bolt

Air_compressor_water_supply_hose_completly_blocked_causing_overheating
Air compressor water supply hose completely blocked causing overheating

Another_angle_of_the_bumper
Another angle of the bumper

Another_angle_of_the_diesel_pump
Another angle of the diesel pump

Another_angle_of_the_steering_box
Another angle of the steering box

Another_foto_of_the_oil_leaks
Another photo of the oil leaks

Another_foto_of_the_old_air_lines
Another photo of the old air lines

Another_one_of_the_brake_boosters_that_has_to_be_replaced
Another one of the brake boosters that have to be replaced

Another_shot_of_the_repaired_steering_silinder
Another shot of the repaired steering cylinder

Back_part_of_water_pump_removed_from_engine
Back part of water pump removed from engine

Ball_joint_removed_to_remove_steering_box
Ball joint removed to remove steering box

Beneath_the_diesel_pump_near_the_bell_housing_showing_oil_leak
Beneath the diesel pump near the bell housing showing oil leak

Carry_axle_air_suspension_mount_was_benthere_being_repaired
Carry axle air suspension mount was bent - here being repaired

Close_up_section_to_be_replaced
Close up section to be replaced

Complete_diesel_pump_removed_for_oil_leak_repairs
Complete diesel pump removed for oil leak repairs

Compresoor_water_supply_also_showing_rust_and_blockage
Compessor water supply also showing rust and blockage

Compressor_back_in_place
Compressor back in place

Compressor_casing_cleaned_up_showing_the_crack
Compressor casing cleaned up showing the crack

Compressor_removed_to_repair_cracked_casing
Compressor removed to repair cracked casing

Cooling_fan_removed_to_remove_water_pump
Cooling fan removed to remove water pump

Damaged_steering_silinder_oil_hoses_to_be_replaced
Damaged steering cylinder oil hoses to be replaced

Diesel_pump_refitted_with_new_packings_showing_the_red_sealant
Diesel pump refitted with new packings showing the red sealant

Diesel_pump_with_many_visible_leaks
Diesel pump with many visible leaks

Engine_with_diesel_pump_removed
Engine with diesel pump removed

Front_of_engine_with_cooling_fan_removed
Front of engine with cooling fan removed

Front_part_of_waterpump_removed_showing_the_trail_of_leaking_water
Front part of waterpump removed showing the trail of leaking water

Just_in_front_of_thatanother_place
Just in front of that, another place

Left_hand_side_of_cab_rear_with_a_section_of_bad_rust
Left hand side of cab rear with a section of bad rust

More_of_the_cab_dents_repaired
More of the cab dents repaired

New_diafram_for_one_of_the_brake_boosters
New diagram for one of the brake boosters

New_front_bumper_fitted
New front bumper fitted

New_plate_also_welded_in_here
New plate also welded in here

New_plate_fully_welded
New plate fully welded

New_steering_silinder_hoses_fitted
New steering cylinder hoses fitted

Oil_cooler_cleaned_and_new_packings_installed
Oil cooler cleaned and new packings installed

Oil_cooler_removed_to_clean_rusted_water_ports_and_repair_oil_leaks
Oil cooler removed to clean rusted water ports and repair oil leaks

Oil_cooler_showing_the_oil_leak
Oil cooler showing the oil leak

OLd_front_bumper_with_pipe_cut_out
Old front bumper with pipe cut out

Old_PVC_air_lines_removed
Old PVC air lines removed

One_of_the_ball_joints_with_a_lot_of_dirt_in_the_grease
One of the ball joints with a lot of dirt in the grease

One_of_the_relined_brake_shoes
One of the relined brake shoes

Other_places_on_the_bonnet_to_be_repaired
Other places on the bonnet to be repaired

Refitting_the_compressor_after_repairing_the_crack_and_conrod
Refitting the compressor after repairing the crack and conrod

Replacing_winch_brake_drum
Replacing winch brake drum

Right_hand_corner_with_plate_replaced
Right hand corner with plate replaced

Rusted_section_replaced_with_new_plate
Rusted section replaced with new plate

Some_of_the_new_air_hoses_and_fittings_to_be_installed
Some of the new air hoses and fittings to be installed

Some_very_deep_rust_grinded_out_to_stop_further_decay
Some very deep rust grinded out to stop further decay

Steering_box_being_cleaned
Steering box being cleaned

Steering_box_opened_up_showing_some_water_mixed_in_the_oil
Steering box opened up showing some water mixed in the oil

Steering_box_refitted
Steering box refitted

Steering_box_with_all_parts_cleaned_ready_for_seals_and_packings_to_be_fitted
Steering box with all parts cleaned ready for seals and packings to be fitted

Steering_box_with_clearly_visible_oil_leaks
Steering box with clearly visible oil leaks

Steering_pump_removed_to_repair_oil_leak
Steering pump removed to repair oil leak

Steering_silinder_back_from_hydraulic_repairs_showing_were_they_welded_it
Steering cylinder back from hydraulic repairs showing where they welded it

Steering_silinder_refitted
Steering cylinder refitted

Steering_silinder_removed_to_have_new_seals_fitted
Steering cylinder removed to have new seals fitted

Steering_silinder_with_dust_seals_replaced
Steering cylinder with dust seals replaced

Steering_silinder_with_torn_dust_seal
Steering clylinder with torn dust seal

The_carry_axle_air_suspension_mount_top_piece_showing_how_much_it_was_bent
The carry axle air suspension mount top piece showing how much it was bent

The_compressor_with_piston_removed
The compressor with piston removed

The_corner_in_proses_of_sanding_down
The corner in process of sanding down

The_left_hand_corner_with_body_filler_aplied
The left hand corner with body filler applied

The_new_plate_tag_welded_in_position_after_all_rusted_parts_were_cut_out
The new plate tag welded in position after all rusted parts were cut out

The_new_water_pump_impeller_with_the_old_one_on_the_right
The new water pump impeller with the old one on the right

The_old_steering_silinder_hoses_removed
The old steering cylinder hoses removed

The_rear_of_the_cab_with_dents_repaired
The rear of the cab with dents repaired

The_reverse_side_of_the_impeller
The reverse side of the impeller

The_right_hand_coner_showing_a_hole_rusted_in_the_plate
The right hand corner showing a hole rusted in the plate

The_right_hand_corner_also_totally_rusted_away_with_old_body_filler_coming_off
The right hand corner also totally rusted away with old body filler coming off

The_spot_above_the_air_vent_repaired_with_body_filler
The spot above the air vent repaired with body filler

The_steering_box_spiral_removed_to_fit_new_seals
The steering box spiral removed to fit new seals

The_water_pump_shaft_with_cracked_seal_and_worn_impeller
The water pump shaft with cracked seal and worn impeller

Water_pump_splitted_to_remove_leaking_seal_and_worn_impeller
Water pump splitted to remove leaking seal and worn impeller

Winch_brake_drum_completed_and_outer_cover_replaced
Winch brake drum completed and outer cover replaced

Winch_brake_drum_shoes_relined_and_fitted
Winch brake drum shoes relined and fitted

Winch_brake_drum_with_inner_part_refitted
Winch brake drum with inner part refitted