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I haven't had the time to start a thread about my beloved P38...

Many people have said it's a waste of my time etc etc but i'm determined to get this P38 upto concours of somewhere near.. Hopefully.. lol

Here are some Pics i took featuring some "upgrades" i added.. lol

The Below Pic was taken just after me and my dad picked her up..

she drove the 45mi ok but i did notice a high pitched whine coming from around the transfer case area
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After getting her home i performed a good clean up to asses the bodywork..

It was/is clear that she has spent a large amount of time under a tree because the paintwork was filthy and the sunroof was gummed up with plant sludge..

After..

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She may look ok'ish in the pics but be under no illusion, she requires a full respray to get to a state i'll be happy with...

The previous owner said he had caved in the rear quarter and had it "repaired"

I'm sorry but what stretch of the imagination is this a repair?!

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There is also evidence of rear arch rust..

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Full of filler!!

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Another thing i noticed was a lack of Oil!

so a service was carried out..

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Nice fresh Oil..

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The engine was silent on tickover, which was surprising considering the state of the fluids!!

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Another bodge was the state of the intake boot!!

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It was cracked and missing the little plenums off the bottom!!

So a new one was sourced!

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next was this rather cheap and TBF rather nice HVAC walnut inlay..

£5 bargain!
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looks smart IMO..

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After this i took her into some fields to test the legendary RR offroad capability and see what was whining at me during the drive home..

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there is some suspect whining and there is a large amount of play in the propshafts..

Oh and the gearbox has a faint whine in park and neutral so i think the TQ is getting tired!!

Apart from that she needs a ground up rebuild lol

Cleaned her up again!

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I think she has been a tow cow for most of her life...

So the 3.5t towing limit has been met and surpassed quite regularly imo lol

In Jan the real issues started..

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it showed heavily and thats when the door lock actuator started playing up!!

I managed to move her around the property around february'ish?

and she has sat since..

now covered in a layer of sap and leaves!!

I haven't been too mobile since undergoing surgery and the front doors have now locked themselves!!


I've pulled the actuator out of the door several times..

Her issue started after i tried to open the tailgate, i heard a buzz and then started to smell some burning!!

I managed to pull the fuse cover from under the drivers seat and found fuse 15 had melted!!!

Immediately i replaced it, only for the new fuse to instantly explode upon touching the terminals!!

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I had to disconnect all the wiring in the tailgate to stop the fuse from blowing!!

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I know don't understand either lol

This is how she has sat since FEB,,

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unfortunately i don't have the cash nor time to start at the moment..

But hope to in the future..

Grr

H

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Oh and this is a pic of the complete interior!!

it's been a while since it's been together lol

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Where's the fuckin' "like" button.

Yeah, beer, red wine and brandy make typing diccifult.

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At 12:48? Ahh, but you're in a different timezone to us......