Landrover Restoration

September 22, 2007

Engine out…

Filed under: Body Work, Engine — Steven Rowlandson @ 10:24 pm

Today was a successful day. I managed to pull the radiator and surround out, then unbolted the bell housing and engine mounts, exhaust and a few linkages to remove the engine. This was then cleaned with the karecher and CT18 and the whole car got a good clean. the paint stripping of panels continued and thus far only the bonnet and seat box are in the first coat of primer. Lots more paint stripping and wire brushing to remove old paint will continue and the new engine crane worked a treat in getting the engine out. Once its on the engine stand we can start to strip it down to replace the welch plugs, rebuild the carbie and check on the condition of the rings and head. Tomorrow i’ll take some photos for the progress thus far and start to clean up the chassis for painting as well as continued stripping of the panels. It seams never ending. 

September 10, 2007

Paint Stripping

Filed under: Body Work — Steven Rowlandson @ 9:21 pm

I managed to put a fair bit of effort in on the weekend to paint stripped the back wall, rear cab, bulkhead and remove what was left on the panels with paint stripper. I have since washed everything with my Staun Massojet and CT18 to get as much of the stripper residue off as I can and carefully wiped all panels with Thinners to try and get it as clean as possible. The bonnet I sanded with 240 grit to try get it as clean as possible before putting the first coat of Etch Primer on it. I think I had the paint too thick as the spray job was terrible, but being my first attempt I wasn’t too surprised. I also picked up a Engine crane on the weekend which will be damn handy getting the engine out and lifting things in and out of the vehicle. I’ll pick up a 560kg Engine stand this weekend to pull the engine out and start is slow process of a rebuild. More photos will be online soon to show the panels just about all stripped and the primer going on. 

September 6, 2007

Bring on the Paint Stripper

Filed under: Body Work — Steven Rowlandson @ 9:21 pm

Sanding has been finished on most of the panels, its time for the ‘fiddly bits’. For this I have picked up a 4litre can of Septone Paint Stripper from Supercheap Auto since I had a $250 Gift Voucher. I also picked up a 4 Litre chassis Black paint can to do the chassis. Whilst there I treated myself to an Elcheap mixed Airtool set containing an AirChisel/Hammer, another die grinder, 1/2 Impact Gun, 3/8 Ratchet and Air Drill. I also picked up a n Airbrush set to help paint the fine pieces like the dash etc and to help paint my Tamiya Landrover models.  I also picked up a 4 litre can of Etch Primer to start to put some primer on the panels. I’ll have to call back into Supercheap on the weekend to pickup some Spary Putty (Filler Primer) to coat the roof. So hopefully on the weekend we should get paint on some panels and the firewall ’stripped’ of paint ready for primer.  I decided on a Spear and Jackson Gravity fed spray gun, fingers crossed. More photos / video and info on Saturday 

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