(or, how to replace a rusty chassis and front bulkhead with galvanized - according to Mr. Wallace)

See what happens when you let people retire , they start ripping things apart for the hell of it !
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Day 1 (September 2015), and so it begins

Day 2, starting to look like a Pink Panther

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Day 3, didn't get as much done as found much more rust than expected

Day 4, tub off, loads of rust and a lot of the aluminium is white powder

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Now where did I put that machine gun mount ?

Doesn't look much like a Landy anymore, also no seats and no floor

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Might be in bits but happy as a pig in s*it !

Nearly naked

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Spaghetti, spaghetti

Rain stopped play, engine and bulkhead next

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Drive train removed, hopefully engine tomorrow

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Fuel tank and bulkhead tomorrow

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Nearly empty chassis, bring on the new !

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That's pretty much done. Time to start the rebuild which will be slower as some of the stuff that has been removed needs refurbing/painting/replacing

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Not so shiny now !

Apologies to Porsche owners but I couldn't resist

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Just in case you thought I was taking it easy

Dec 2015
Jan 2016

There I was feeling well satisfied with what I had accomplished I had completed fitting the rear axle all I had to do was fill the diff with 1/2 a gallon of ep90 I filled it and put the filler plug back. I screwed it up and instead of stopping it screwed all the way into the diff! I couldn't fu***ng well believe it! I have drained the oil and removed the backplate shit shit shit and double shit

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Doing a fit check with the front bulkhead, next time we see it, it will be less orange!

Fuel tank refitted RW-170116-1.jpg (88591 bytes)
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Engine and gearbox, nearly ready for fitting

Shiney! checking everything still fits and drilling out holes and cleaning threads prior to painting RW-260116-1.jpg (79989 bytes)
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Engine and gearbox in! Big thanks to my friends Ray Palmer and Rog Clark especially to Ray
for his tractor to lift the lump in. Took about 5 minutes!.

Taken this morning while the sun was still shining, I am waiting for the front bulkhead
and things should move on quickly
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Bulkhead now in place.

Love the gloves ! RW-200316-1.jpg (86785 bytes)
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Soon be time to start engine !

April 2016
Looking good RW-070516-1.jpg (90400 bytes)
May 2016  

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Front Finished

Trial fit of rear tub - all is not well RW-040816-1.jpg (81609 bytes)
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Starting to look like a landy again

Racing along now, roof and doors come on Saturday RW-161016-1.jpg (94019 bytes)
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Doors on !

Nov 16
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14 December 2016

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The End

Jan 2017