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reezvaan

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I had taken a few pics when I had removed my sender which was non operational at the time. Eventually had to replace it but I thought these pics might help you a little if not at all.

Soldered end
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Float orientation
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dislocated sensory wire
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corrected
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the other side
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Tip
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Bleugh, I remember this job! Real tricky pain in the proverbial. Lots of patience and steady hands required. Good luck pal!
 

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Interesting, your float contacts are a different design to mine the contacts on yours seem to be of a better more robust design. Do you know if the new ones are of same design? I would post a photo but my 'shite' camera doesn't do closeups! :party0009:
 

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could be due to different part #? here is mine:
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And no sorry, have no idea how does the new one looks like from inside because never opened it.
 

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subheatadey said:
Thought I would have a go at repairing my fuel sender with some 5 amp fuse wire - what a pain in the arse!

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That is a very solid original looking dent free bus dude! :)
 

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Hi there, yes thanks totally solid, full belly pans underneath and still original body seal and paint on arches, couple of dents on the arse end still cojutating whether to pull them out (which is easy enough) or leave them as it adds character, still costing a bloody fortune to get on the road though, brakes, steering, it didn't come with a engine so 'cobbling' one from bits here and there as with all these the list is endless.

Today is spraying the front windscreen surround as the usual pinholes and this week get the sunroof in and operational (once I've got colour on it. It's all go for spring! Who needs a telly when you've got one of these. :bliss:
 

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First topcoat on the sunroof check then the light started to go and i thought I would do the second coat patience isn't a strong virtue of mine couple of runs - bollocks i'll flat it back tomorrow! :sick0006:


Then back to getting my windscreen back in!
 

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Just nipped down to my unfriendly builders for a roll of 300mm X 10 metres of flasband, used 9 linear metres - 2.9 sq/m. It was a ball ache, never having used the 'proper' stuff I don't know if it would be easier to apply as really it needs th be stretchy, anyway another job done!


Tinca was more than useless, can't even make tea!


Another job, cut welded and hammered the shit out of the rear valance!


Need to turn my attention back to that engine now!
 

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I had little faith in my repairing the fuel gauge with fuse wire and i didn't thing £60 for a new fuel sender that is a bit of a flaky design was good value maybe when i hit the lorrery but i wanted something that was accurate and reliable so i bought this after market fuel gauge for vintage cars which is modern reliable and comes with a 52mm fuel gauage bargain £25.00 and best yet it fits perfectly! :eek:


Thought i may as well replace the passenger footwell as there were a few pinholes, grin ding down the welds is a real ball ache!
 

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Love the color of he wheels, really works :) I'm having trouble with my fuel gauge too, second one I replaced and it went bad with in a year :x Could you tell me from where you bought the universal one please?
 

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Hi Kevinbmx and stokesy,
I ummed and aahed about whether to stick original sender but £60.00 and a 40 year design I couldn't do it so I found these, they fit the original holes in the tank so bolt in no prob and come complete with a good looking fuel gauge for £25.00 inc. P&P here's the link- they are for classic vehicles as the fuel tank flange was a standard size back then.
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Today another pain in the a**e rewiring the dash, traced the faults back to indicator switch pulled it apart and a couple of broken wires and someone had a go at soldering badly so stripped it all back and re-soldered all the connections - properly, degreased and lubricated and shrink wrapped a new cover over, should be good as. So tomorrow back to sticking my head in the dashboard :lol:

 

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Hi Reezvan,
Hopefully I should finally get the engine built and running in a couple of weeks so hopefully i can spend this year scouring the meets for 2nd hand bits - there is a ton of bits I need. Do you find the stock fuel gauge works OK or as in the case of our 1955 Landrover the gauge swings like a pendulum? In which case i would probably stick with the after market jobby :D
 

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only in theory mate, as haven't been around to fit it since the van is all stripped for a rebuild, awaiting panels to arrive to weld it all up. Here are a couple of pics:

Empty:

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Full:

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pics are from the time I bought it on here.
 

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