Landrover Restoration

August 10, 2008

Snap on tools

Filed under: Tools — Steven Rowlandson @ 6:45 pm

Over the course of the project my tool box needed additions to make life easy. Snap on are very expensive tools but are they worth the $$? Firstly, they contain a lifetime warranty. They are well made and sized perfectly. There is a tool for EVERY job. I am shocked and amazed what they have. Over the last few months I have purchased:

  • Imperial Flank drive plus ratchet spanner set
  • 2 sets of flare pipe wrenches
  • 3/8″ Drive deep and shallow single hex (6pt) sockets (imperial)
  • Various screw drivers, allen keys, torx bits
  • Ratchet Screw driver
  • Nut Drivers (imperial)
  • Torque Wrench (3/8″)
  • Bluepoint double flaring tool
  • Set of Long nose pliers
  • Carbon Scraper
  • 3/8″ extension set

Plenty more to buy yet! 

Progress.

Filed under: Brakes, Electrical, Body Work, Engine — Steven Rowlandson @ 6:42 pm

Of late, a few things have progressed. The bonnet, grill and gaurds are back on and looking fantastic in Etch Primer. The doors are back and also in Primer. I have fitted a new fan belt, Fuel Filler Hose, Radiator hoses, new Exide Extreme Battery, new starter button and coil to distributor lead. All the brake lines have been replaced with new pipe and fittings as well as new flexible hoses fort he rear and front. New Clutch slave cylinder was also fitted thanks to Rover Parts and the Landrover now fires up and drives (and stops!) .  All the rear lights are fitted and the wiring has been replaced. Now I just have to connect the wiring in the dash and sort out the years of butchered spliced wires. Next steps will be paint the roof in Etch primer then the whole car in original Limestone. The Tray is all designed and the steel will be ordered and welded up to make a new steel tray with aluminium checkerplate floor.I have stripped the original motor  and will start to slowly rebuild it to put back in the landrover shortly.






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