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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:45 am 
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I have an old 5 speed LWB chassis thats body is shot. Should I restore it or leave it for someone else to do?

I'd be interested to hear your views in advance of deciding what to do with it.

Where would you start (if at all) ???

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:21 am 
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Julian,

I think the biggest issue you have is cost! To restore you bare lwb chassis to at least working condition would at minimum cost you all the fluids, grease etc. You could then do a minimal check to see if you have play in the various joints, turning shafts to see if they are seized or are so rough you need to replace them. Start at one end or the other and just do one bit at a time. Mechanical skill(s) comes with practice. So maybe a little bit of help here and there.
You have done a restore on your other Haf, so you are practical enough to do most of the work.

Cost will raise it's ugly head if / when you discover you have to replace bushes, bearings, seals etc!

I am quite happy to come and give you a hand with things if you want.

John

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