Wednesday, 25 January 2012

25/1/12 Land rover Diary #2

On Sunday evening after work, and despite it being dark, I managed to bleed through the clutch hydraulics, and get a decent pedal. Unfortunately , it was too late to start her up to see if she'd drive, but Tuesday morning in pouring rain, i did give it a try and here's the result.

with a bit of humour thrown in.

Flushed with success ( 4WD and free wheel hubs seem to work fine) I decided to go for a bit of a shopping trip collecting the remainder of the glass from Dunsfold Land Rovers, and a pair of seats from drop Zone.
It would seem that 'Dunsfold' cater for the more upmarket L/R nut as their prices were very expensive. Luckily the glass panes that i needed ( the safari side windows) were on special offer at £8 each as they had a massive stock to clear, but I don't think I'll be using them again.
Today I started on the brakes and came to a grinding halt when the bleed nipple on the first wheel cylinder just sheared off through corrosion. Looks like I'm going to have to do a bit more shopping when I find out the condition of the other three but, as they're only a fiver a go, it shouldn't be too painful and brakes are rather important.
It started to rain, which is not conducive to working on the ground, so i decided instead to remove the remainder of the rear seat framework and fit up one side of the safari glazing. Bit fiddly but I got there in the end and i even managed to get a couple of the locks working. Finished up by fitting the front door slider on the same side so she's now weather proof(ish) on the side that faces the prevailing wind which means i can store stuff inside.

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