Driving, despite the hot weather !
125 days to go !!!
|Geidget getting a wash|
First of all though, I would like to quote something that Ashton wrote about Gidget, in May 2017, just as we were about to start work on her. He was emailing someone about doing the P2P, and the he had purchased for the event, and wrote "“Mechanically the car is pretty sound, it is completely rust free, and largely original apart from the paint and upholstery. “ Well, we now know that comment was ever so slightly incorrect ! 😄 But at least today we do have a stunning car, regardless of where we started ! It has just been a tiny bit harder and more time consuming than either of us ever imagined !!
|Aiming the headlights|
|Odd bearing parts !|
|Land Rover split headlight rims|
|Roll bar brace around fuel cap|
|Trimming rubber seal|
|Grinding off the headlight rim|
|Headlight finally fitted|
The new horn button was causing a problem because the wiring has to be
|Suzi wire for horn|
|Broken rear screen|
I was going well until I tried to bend the perspex before it was quite ready to be bent, and "crack" - The whole corner broke off ! Fortunately I still had enough perspex left to start again, and 2 hours later I had a new rear screen. And I am not going to try to bend that one to shape !!
|Primer on the steering arms|
|Working on the underfloor storage base|
The original dashboard mounted indicator light was very dim and scratched and difficult to see in the sunlight, so I decided to mount a new and brighter one. And what a nightmare that turned out to be !!! The back of the light is almost impossible to reach now all the wiring and gauges are fitted to the dashboard - If we had known the light was so dim and needed replacing when we had the dash out, it would have taken a couple of minutes. It took me most of the day !! But it is a little brighter, and after making a small shroud to fit over the light to keep the sun off the lens, it is much more obvious, and we will hopefuly spend less time driving along with the indicator left on by mistake ! (No self cancelling indicators in those days !)
|Shower cape fitted|
Also worked out some radius' around the front wheel arches
|Working out the wheel arches|
|Tyre Dog pressure monitor|
Once I had the revised real roll bar brace fitted, and ensure we had plenty
|Strapping in the boot|
|Hammer strapped in|
|Roof bar protrudes forwards|
|Safer with bar removed|
|Roof cleaned & fitted|
|Spare wheel on boot|
|Mounted on the boot rack ?|
|Washing down the engine bay|
Rest of the pics are here:- https://photos.app.goo.gl/VwQ9ijPxiKiQyq5L6A