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    RRC axle installation into a SIII? Anybody done it? Gearing compatible?

    I would have posted this to the Mendo list but I didn't want to be responsible for a hear attack! I already own the RRC axles, and have now missed two pairs of original series axles for a reasonable price. I bought the 1974 swb truck with no axles and Toyota leaf springs. Anybody done the conversion? Other than looking tough with 3 inches of tire hanging outside of the tub and fenders I can't see a downside other than not enough power from the 2.25. Well, it's locked up tight so it's not going to power anything anytime soon. Thanks for your help!
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    Yes! but you might as well go the extra mile and convert it to coils also.. it will make a world of difference in the way it feels!

    3.54's will work if you stay with a smaller tire
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    Quote Originally Posted by SloHybrid View Post
    Yes! but you might as well go the extra mile and convert it to coils also.. it will make a world of difference in the way it feels!

    3.54's will work if you stay with a smaller tire
    Nice one, while I'm at it maybe bring in the fuel injected V8, 3" lift, and heated seats too! I was thinking of running the 205R16's, I still have the one you gave me. That small enough? Do I need custom driveshafts or do the Series ones bolt up still to the drive flanges on the axles? I'm not looking for a Timm Cooper super conversion trying to keep it simple (and reasonable) since my Rover parts stash has diminished.
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    Eric, the Series Driveshafts will bolt up to the RRC flanges.

    If you stay with the leaf springs you will have to do some cutting and welding to mount the perches etc.

    I am assuming you will run the disc brakes also?

    The master on a Series 111 is already a dual circuit so it will work well!

    check that the steel Series wheels clear the calipers though as sometimes they don't.

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    is this a 109? since the RRC is about 100, maybe trim a bit the body parts at the end of the truck and just go for a series III body over the RRC drivetrain kind of approach... that is something I would like to try one day, a series/defender 100
    or even try a LWB RRC, it is what? 108?
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    Done that twice and won't do it again! better to use a RRC/D1 donor for the chassis parts.
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    Eric,

    I have doors/grilles/light lenses/ roof sides etc for that car too

    Make sure to lock the gas tank too ( I have a locking setup) don't want anyone interfering with it capiche
    Last edited by SloHybrid; 12-04-2014 at 11:35 AM.
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