MORE DIS­MAN­TLING

Land Rover Monthly - - Writer's Rovers -

James 1 care­fully un­does the wing to bulk­head bolts. They came out well, and in good enough con­di­tion to be reused, un­like the bulk­head. With both 2 wings now taken off, the Se­ries I in­stantly looks stripped out again, but you can see how the ac­cess to the chas­sis is in­stantly im­proved. The 3 nearside leg of the chas­sis is solid, with just the light­est sur­face cor­ro­sion (un­like the front panel). Just a rub down here and we’ll be paint­ing. This right 4 side of the chas­sis, how­ever, is a dif­fer­ent story. More heavy pit­ting in a cou­ple of spots means we’re cut­ting, grind­ing and weld­ing again. The cor­roded 5 ra­di­a­tor front panel is un­bolted. Re­pair is needed to the lower sec­tion. A bird’s nest was hold­ing mois­ture against it! The steer­ing drag link and the track 6 rod have been re­moved to give work­ing clear­ance, here the steer­ing box to re­lay steer­ing rods are de­tached. Af­ter an hour with the scraper, wire 7 brushes and the D/A sander, the nearside is fully cleaned off, in­spected, and con­firmed to be solid metal.

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