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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:07 pm 
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Engine in and painted wheels and new tires! (Yes the fan is on backwards) ImageImageImage


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:20 pm 
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Next was bulkhead repair and painting. I replaced the foot wells and cut out any rust spots and patched it up. The foot well replacement was a lot more tedious than I thought! I attached a brace along the bottom to keep everything lined up. I used a portable sand blaster to get all of the old paint off. Luckily it had been coated to protect it from rusting too much by the previous owner. I used a little body filler to fill in the low spots. I had more photos but I can’t find them now. ImageImageImage




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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:22 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:29 pm 
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I decided on Limestone for colour and had Napa mix up some Nason single stage in as close to original limestone as they could. I chose single stage because it’s easier to apply and it’s a Land Rover... it wasn’t meant to be perfect! I set up a shelter in my shop with pvc pipe and vapour barrier with a fan sucking out air. My goal was to be able to start the engine and put it in gear to make sure everything worked so I only painted the bulkhead and radiator support for now.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:44 pm 
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Wow, that all looks really good! I like your shiny freewheeling hubs.

What are those tires? They look very good.

When I tried to repair my old bulkhead someone went crazy with the spot-welding.

Thanks for the Update, will it be on the road for Founders Day?

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:53 pm 
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cbalme wrote:
Wow, that all looks really good! I like your shiny freewheeling hubs.

What are those tires? They look very good.

When I tried to repair my old bulkhead someone went crazy with the spot-welding.

Thanks for the Update, will it be on the road for Founders Day?


Thanks! It’s been a long time coming...
The tires are STA Super Traxions, they were the closest I could find that didn’t look too modern.

I’m hoping for next year to have it on the road. But I am planning to make the trip to attend founders day this year!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:03 pm 
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All I can say is..... Your garage is waay too big and clean. :D

Great work!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:15 pm 
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bsa_m21 wrote:
All I can say is..... Your garage is waay too big and clean. :D

Great work!


Oh it can never be too big... I don’t think I could ever have one big enough because then I’d just keep filling it up with more vehicles and tools!


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:07 pm 
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Here is right after I installed the bulk head
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:39 pm 
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That’s looking great! Very nice work. I like the “paint booth”, when I painted my truck I ended up painting all my tools with a nice limestone(best colour) dusting.
I agree, you can never have enough space. My garage/shop I just built is no where near big enough! I have my 1966 SWB and 1961 SWB both crammed in and now have 2 1959 SWB’s waiting outside for their turn!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 4:52 pm 
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My goal was to start the engine and make sure everything was okay and that the transmission went into gear. I bought a brand new wiring harness with alternator conversion. It made the installation super easy and straightforward. I made my own alternator brackets as well. I had 2 radiators pressure tested and both leaked so I decided on getting a brand new one. I realized I forgot to paint the gauge and switch mounts so I cleaned everything up, painted, and put it back together. ImageImageImageImageImageImageImage


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:33 pm 
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mepham55 wrote:
That’s looking great! Very nice work. I like the “paint booth”, when I painted my truck I ended up painting all my tools with a nice limestone(best colour) dusting.
I agree, you can never have enough space. My garage/shop I just built is no where near big enough! I have my 1966 SWB and 1961 SWB both crammed in and now have 2 1959 SWB’s waiting outside for their turn!

Matt


Haha yes the floor has a nice limestone dusted rectangle on it now. I’ll be putting down a tarp and I’m definitely going to step up the ventilation when I paint the rest...

I have a ‘70 SWB outside waiting its turn. It was complete until i started robbing a few parts here and there... it’s going to have to wait until the racecar is done. I don’t know where I’ll keep everything once they’re too nice to leave outside...


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:26 am 
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The standard of this build is impressive!


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:42 pm 
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The standard of this build is impressive!


Thanks! One step at a time


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 1:49 pm 
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Over some time off at Christmas I was determined to get it running. I finished up the wiring and used an old gauge I had to make sure it had oil pressure. Getting fuel to the carb was the hardest part, we finally determined that there wasn’t a good enough seal around the sediment bowl so I made a new gasket and it made a world of difference. Once that was sorted I hit the ignition and It was the easiest engine start up I’ve ever had, half a crank and it fired right up without an issue. The carb started to leak so I’ve ordered a rebuild kit. Image


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