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  • Rocky, a '64 109

    I acquired a sand colored 109 station wagon that the title lists as a 1964 but I think it is earlier than that. It was located in Colorodo (hence my kids naming it Rocky) and a friend had known about it and set up the purchase. I was going to live the dream; fly out, do some repairs ( I was told it was good to go but had no brakes), and drive it home to Pennsylvania with 1-3 of my kids. The math of time and money caused me to see the light and I decided to have it shipped. Fortunately my place of employment had recently purchased a large manlift in California and the rover was able to hitch a ride at half price! And so begins the adventure! Plans are to get it going and more importantly stopping, then drive it with the family to some of our favorite camping spots.
    '64 Series IIA 109

    My 9-y.o. sons friend: This is a nice jeep.
    My son: It is NOT a jeep, it is a Land Rover. It is more capable than a jeep.

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    '64 Series IIA 109

    My 9-y.o. sons friend: This is a nice jeep.
    My son: It is NOT a jeep, it is a Land Rover. It is more capable than a jeep.

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    • #3
      Nice! What engine is in that?
      gene
      1960 109 w/ 200TDI
      rebuild blog; http://poppageno.blogspot.com/

      You don't see faith healers working in hospitals for the same reason you don't see psychics winning the lottery.

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      • #4
        Upon initial inspection I discovered about 1/4" of sediment in the bowl of very bad smelling gas. So to start I dropped the tank and found the pick-up sock gone. I'm in the process of cleaning and coating the tank with Red-kote. Click image for larger version

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        I Dropped the fuel line in can of clean gas and it runs much better now. It still has a little stutter when you press the accelerator but I think I have to work in the new cup in the accelerator pump.
        '64 Series IIA 109

        My 9-y.o. sons friend: This is a nice jeep.
        My son: It is NOT a jeep, it is a Land Rover. It is more capable than a jeep.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by loose gravel View Post
          Nice! What engine is in that?
          Thanks! It is a 2.25 petrol.
          '64 Series IIA 109

          My 9-y.o. sons friend: This is a nice jeep.
          My son: It is NOT a jeep, it is a Land Rover. It is more capable than a jeep.

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          • #6
            My kid likes to put my driveway rocks in jars so he got the job of putting a bunch of rocks in the tank to swish around with some Simple Green and water. I suspended the tank to make it a little easier to shake. Click image for larger version

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            It took awhile to make sure all the rocks were out. Click image for larger version

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            I used the wife's hair dryer to dry out the inside. Now if I can get the kids in bed it it is ready for an acetone washing then coat it tonight.
            '64 Series IIA 109

            My 9-y.o. sons friend: This is a nice jeep.
            My son: It is NOT a jeep, it is a Land Rover. It is more capable than a jeep.

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            • #7
              Got the tank Red-koted last night. It is by no means even coverage, but I think I avoided puddles as the instructions said. It looks like it pulled away from some corners making me think the acetone did not get all the water out. I'll let it cure for a good two weeks or so. After that I'll decide if I want a second coat of Redkote. Click image for larger version

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              '64 Series IIA 109

              My 9-y.o. sons friend: This is a nice jeep.
              My son: It is NOT a jeep, it is a Land Rover. It is more capable than a jeep.

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              • #8
                If anyone is curious, I used two quarts of the Redkote and got one back out.
                '64 Series IIA 109

                My 9-y.o. sons friend: This is a nice jeep.
                My son: It is NOT a jeep, it is a Land Rover. It is more capable than a jeep.

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                • #9
                  Like I said, this rover came from Colorado and is essentially rust-free. I'd like to keep it that way despite all of Penn-DOTs best efforts. I don't have time or funds for a frame off and galvanize it so I am going with Fluid Film. I figured I would do that while the tank is out to get a better shot at the rear crossmember and the one that sits above the tank. I am waiting delivery of a cheap gun from Amazon and then I'll rig up a hose to get inside the chassis and anything else I can get it into. As this will be my first time using this stuff, any pointers for applying Fluid film?
                  '64 Series IIA 109

                  My 9-y.o. sons friend: This is a nice jeep.
                  My son: It is NOT a jeep, it is a Land Rover. It is more capable than a jeep.

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                  • #10
                    Looks terrific! My frame was full of dirt, nest materials, etc., so it might be worth checking for/cleaning out any gunk before you spray.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for the tip. I was going to pressure wash the outside before applying the fluid film. We have a small pressure washer snake at work used for cleaning the inside of pipes. I was planning on running that inside the chassis rails to clean them out.
                      '64 Series IIA 109

                      My 9-y.o. sons friend: This is a nice jeep.
                      My son: It is NOT a jeep, it is a Land Rover. It is more capable than a jeep.

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                      • #12
                        If your pickup tube is steel you may want to replace it with stainless or copper. It's pretty easy to solder a new tube on. Look for a Ford F100 pickup tube filter and it will slide on the 5/16 tubing.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks for the info. I was looking for a filter sock. The pickup tube is brass so I should be good.
                          '64 Series IIA 109

                          My 9-y.o. sons friend: This is a nice jeep.
                          My son: It is NOT a jeep, it is a Land Rover. It is more capable than a jeep.

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                          • #14
                            I was excited to get parts in the mail yesterday. Went to rebuild the master cylinder today and rediscovered how dumb I can be. Turns out I ordered the rebuild kit for an 88 not a 109. Click image for larger version

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                            '64 Series IIA 109

                            My 9-y.o. sons friend: This is a nice jeep.
                            My son: It is NOT a jeep, it is a Land Rover. It is more capable than a jeep.

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                            • #15
                              Check out corban 35 over fluid film
                              Erik

                              1970ish exMOD 109

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