1Stripping the bulkhead means less time masking off and a better paint job. Starting with the door hinges, two of seized bolts need the cutting disc.
2We need the dashboard top off. This end piece can be lifted off after removing the single screw exposed after prising off the Land Rover badge.
3The screen vents are removed from the dash top, followed by the cross-head securing screws, and the dash top lifted off.
4Wiper arms and wiper spindle locknuts are removed, leaving the spindles to be masked. Washer nozzle and pipe union nut are removed.
5The bulkhead vents are removed by first squeezing the open end of the hinge split pins and tapping them out, then leaning the vent forward.
6With the vents tilted forward, we can get in to remove the nut and bolt holding each to its opening mechanism, and lift them away.
7The old vent seals simply pull off the aperture, which can now be properly painted. They are another water ingress point, so will be renewed.
8With the dash gone, this typical rust hole on the bulkhead top (previously hidden by the screen frame) can be repaired at the body shop.