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1118***** had a quite a refit in the early 90’s, but tin worm ate it all again :)

I gave it a 3mm steel foundation, made these bits last night and maybe I’ll get a bit of time to weld it all back in?

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Also, a lot of work on the front mud guard, including filling in the extra holes again, because the pop rivets showed through after a couple of years  :o

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A piece of old rangrover helped with a hole in the top of the wing. No idea what it did, nicely drilled, but didn’t look like it was ever used?

The curved panel repairs are easier than the flat ones.

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Yay, got it welded today and fixed the dimension issue with the door that I caused the bulkhead in the early 90’s :)

The yellow paint says I had the whole assembly on the right hand side too far forward :o

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Nice work , is it an 86" or 88" ? What's the top section like below the screen ?  My first LR was an 86" 2litre petrol full canvas  , Lots of fun , I do like the 2 litre engine off road .

cheers

Steve b

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Thanks :) It is the 88” series one two wheel drive. (I have the bits in the shed)

Below the screen is all original. It’s not epic, but it is still there. I drilled it for oil/wax oil  holes.

This is my first car :D I got it for my sixteenth birthday back in the mid 80’s.

Engine has proper low down torque. Currently has radial tyres and parabolic springs. That has upped the off road and on-road manners. Still drives like a tractor though!

 

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It’s origin front panel is also getting some heavy therapy. Nearly fixed it without filler, but it needed a smear. (A bit of weld wrinkle) It has the 1950 one on there at the moment that is aluminium. That will need a good home when this one goes back on. It’s very much the same part, but it is the one where the grill goes around the headlamps.

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That's a good looking series 1 , they do look good with a canvas

Steve b

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I think so :)  Enough that I built a mesh cage inside it so it could be locked. It arrived brown and that kind of suits it as long as it is a lighter one. 

It’s winding me up this evening because the hinge bolt jammed in that thin metal captive nut plate :o Had to go find a spare door, drill the bolt heads, remove captive nut thing, get red hot, release threads and that’s a lot of faffing around just for one sized bolt !

Should be good when it’s done. I didn’t think removing a patch plate for the old wing mirror would lead to bulkhead welding and door work. Honestly, it’s as time hungry as my race Landy :D

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I think so :)  Enough that I built a mesh cage inside it so it could be locked. It arrived brown and that kind of suits it as long as it is a lighter one. 

It’s winding me up this evening because the hinge bolt jammed in that thin metal captive nut plate :o Had to go find a spare door, drill the bolt heads, remove captive nut thing, get red hot, release threads and that’s a lot of faffing around just for one sized bolt !

Should be good when it’s done. I didn’t think removing a patch plate for the old wing mirror would lead to bulkhead welding and door work. Honestly, it’s as time hungry as my race Landy :D

 

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My big choice was a bowed front wing, or fix that and create a dimpled wing. I decided to slap it around a bit and shrink the big flat bit with fire so it it looked good from a distance and then a skim of filler so it looked okay up close. The picture is pre-filler.

Half mm dink’s is about as good as I can get them. It needs to be bolted on for the final large adjustments via brute force. You can’t pull the wheel arch edge on the floor, it just flops about.

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Great !! Another series 1 😁

Good work and I love that it was your first car.

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Thanks :)

a lot of ‘me’ heritage with it, and nice that it is unrestored, just repaired. Every dent an adventure :D

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Very Nice !!!!

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Thanks :)

Fabrication and gas heat done for this stage of work. The ‘old steel front’  is bolted back in and everything aligned.

-taking it to a car show next weekend :D

Then the fitting or the LH outer mud guard (inner top looks to have had a tractor exhaust cut in it) once I have panel beaten it back into shape.

And then the biggy, the rear tub fixes :o Might leave that for the winter?

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