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by Cliff4WD
Mon Oct 14, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 126
Views: 7850

Re: Restoration

That looks pretty good Geoff, yes, a dark green is the way I'm swaying. Who'd have thought deciding tye colour would be so bloomin difficult :lol:
by Cliff4WD
Sun Oct 13, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 126
Views: 7850

Re: Restoration

Got the front brake drums off yesterday to start brake and axle inspection. Seems the shoes and cylinders must have been replaced for MOT before it was sold to the PO, all looked new and very little mileage on them. There is a bit of a leak from one cylinder so I'll need to sort that but otherwise, ...
by Cliff4WD
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 126
Views: 7850

Re: Restoration

The original colour chart looked so dated that I started thinking about a more current Defender colour. However, I don't want it to look like a Defender so have come back around to thinking that a more original colour would be better. I'm pretty much settled on a dark Bronze Green at the moment, pos...
by Cliff4WD
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 126
Views: 7850

Re: Restoration

Progress has slowed somewhat for a variety of reasons but got back on it today. Since the weather is changing, temp falling and getting wet, I've missed my window to get the bulkhead painted. I keep changing my mind about colour too (currently thinking green) so I've decided to put that aside and pr...
by Cliff4WD
Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 126
Views: 7850

Re: Restoration

Well, after being slowed by some chronic health issues and the distractions of the Peterborough LRO show, and a few probs with the Discovery 2 to correct, it was back to the Stage 1 restoration. I've completed the skim filler, sanding, and given the bulkhead another coat of epoxy primer. https://i.p...
by Cliff4WD
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Introductions and Photos
Topic: New owner
Replies: 3
Views: 113

Re: New owner

Hello there. Look forward to seeing your restoration progress.
by Cliff4WD
Thu Aug 29, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Rebuild Queries
Replies: 3
Views: 151

Re: Rebuild Queries

Hello Landywestmids,

An introduction would be nice.
by Cliff4WD
Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 126
Views: 7850

Re: Restoration

You just want to degrease and key the surface so that the paint will stick. Lightly sanding with 180 grit to remove any dross embedded in the zinc and degrease/etching with a mordant solution, e.g. T-wash seem to give the zinc a surface suitable for painting. The sanding doesn't need to be done too ...
by Cliff4WD
Fri Aug 16, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 126
Views: 7850

Re: Restoration

Having had to wait for materials to arrive (order mix ups and delays), I've now been able to resume work on the bulkhead. Having sanded it to improve the surface and provide a key, I then gave it a mordant wash to chemically etch it ready for priming. Washed it and scrubbbed it to ensure surface was...
by Cliff4WD
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 126
Views: 7850

Re: Restoration

I was not very happy with the quality of the galvanising of my bulkhead, it had a lot of dross left on it and a pretty rough surface, however, it is well covered with zinc so should outlast me. Today I've been cleaning and keying the surface ready for painting. After washing it down with a mordant s...
by Cliff4WD
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 126
Views: 7850

Re: Restoration

Not too much to update on as I've been forced to rest up a bit. Also, I've been looking at it and trying to decide next steps, however, it qets a bit overwhelming if you look at everything that has to be done together, so back to the elephant consumption strategy; 'one bite at a time'. :lol: The fir...
by Cliff4WD
Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Body Parts
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Body Parts

Hi Keith, Lightning strike took out my internet (amongst other things) so have been off-line. I was/am interested in roof lining, bonnet, wings, door, etc. However, having been hit by unexpected expense of the storm, I'm now left short of funds. Anyway, if you could get a few photos up of what you h...
by Cliff4WD
Sat Jul 27, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Sales and Wants
Topic: Body Parts
Replies: 14
Views: 652

Re: Body Parts

Where are you?
by Cliff4WD
Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 126
Views: 7850

Re: Restoration

Essential for shifting heavy things IMO. I made another one a couple of days ago and should be getting on with it, but heatwave here has slowed me down until it cools a bit.
by Cliff4WD
Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Restoration
Replies: 126
Views: 7850

Re: Restoration

Need to do the same with the spare LT95 currently sat behind the vehicle and again, right in the way! Need to make another dolly.