Making short work of a Landy rebuild
A while back, I bought a Series IIA shortwheel base. It was a bit of a hybrid when I got it, and I wanted it to be as close to the original as possible after its restoration. When I bought it, it was a station wagon and HM @ vDQy ONNQ BNMCHSHNM. TN QDO@ HQ SGD V@ FNM was more than my budget allowed and I had SN BNMRHCDQ SGD @ mNuMS NE SHmD @ MC DffNQS HS VNuKC S@ JD SN QDRSNQD SGHR vDGHBKD. TG@ S V@ R VGDM @ KHFGS AuKA flHBJDQDC HM my GD@ C, and I decided to convert this shorty into a TQuBJ C@ A. TGD GuMS V@ R NM SN fiMC @ KK SGD components I needed. TGD S@ HKF@ SD @ MC v@ QHNuR NSGDQ O@ QSR ENQ SGD bin came from Kliprivier in Gauteng, and the cab parts came from Rosetta in KwaZulu-@ S@ K. TGHR B@ A V@ R HM @ ONNQ RS@ SD @ MC HS SNNJ many hours of graft and long nights to repair to make it presentable. Sourcing the glass V@ R @ MNSGDQ GD@ C@ BGD, AuS 1NA LDHmDQR L@ MC Rover Spares in Randburg came to the rescue. TGD EQNMS FQHKK @ MC SGD RDS- uO NE SGD EDMCDQR had been changed to replicate the Series III. TGHR V@ R @ KK QDmNvDC @ MC SGD 2DQHDR (( mHCCKD RDBSHNM VHSG SGD HMMDQ KHFGSR V@ R fiSSDC. TGD fenders were stripped and the headlights S@ JDM NuS @ MC AK@ MJR fiSSDC. F@ HM, O@ QSR B@ mD EQNm 1NA LDHmDQR VHSG SGD GDKO NE Warren Vos – these guys really helped out when I was stuck. TGD DMFHMD V@ R vDQy SHQDC; SG@ S V@ R RSQHOODC and rebuilt. When it was done, it ran smoothly KHJD @ / E@ ff RDVHMF m@ BGHMD. TGD AQ@ JDR, CQumR, linings, cylinders and pipes were all renewed. I fiSSDC 11- HMBG CQumR SN SGD A@ BJ, VGHBG GDKODC with the braking. All spring and shackle bushes were replaced and parabolic springs were fiSSDC @ S SGD A@ BJ. - DV RGNBJR @ MC QuAADQR VDQD fiSSDC @ MC SGD SHD QNC DMCR @ MC SGD pitman assembly were completely replaced. TGD AD@ QHMF HM SGD A@ BJ CHff @ MC RD@ KR @ KK @ QNuMC SGD vDGHBKD VDQD QDOK@ BDC. TGD OQNO RG@ ESR G@ C MDV ROKHMDR fiSSDC @ MC SGD U- INHMSR VDQD fiSSDC @ MC A@ K@ MBDC. TGD BG@ RRHR V@ R galvanised and all accessible bolts and nuts were replaced with galvanised/ cadmium OK@ SDC ANKSR, MuSR @ MC V@ RGDQR. TGD fiQDV@ KK, HMRHCD CNNQ O@ MDKR, A@ BJ AHM, flNNQ O@ MDKR, RD@ S ANxDR @ MC BNvDQR VDQD @ KK QuAADQHRDC. TGHR not only helped protect the metal, but it also helps to cut down road noise and all kinds of rattling sounds. TGD DMSHQD vDGHBKD V@ R QDO@ HMSDC @ RG@ CD NE dark green, no longer the horrible baby blue HS V@ R ADENQD. TGD O@ HMS INA V@ R O@ QSHBuK@ QKy tricky because I had to choose days without wind to minimise any chance of dust settling on the new paintwork. ( DvDMSu@ KKy RNKC SGHR L@ MCy, @ MC SGD m@ M who bought it from me seemed very happy VHSG HS. TGD DMSHQD OQNIDBS SNNJ @ ANuS fivD mNMSGR SN BNmOKDSD, EQNm RS@ QS SN fiMHRG. I work from home, on my own, so even fetching a tool or a spare part takes a considerable amount of time. I’m very happy with the outcome and it was worth all the months of hard graft.