I seem to have had my fair share of luck on ebay in the last week or so. I usually miss out on any real bargains but it seems it must have been my turn lately 🙂
I have picked up a rear door in excellent condition with lock and key for the princely sum of £21.
When I got there to collect it I was asked if I wanted a drivers side door bottom in nearly new condition with a bit f surface rust on for £20…yes please!
Then I had to go out and collect a set of discovery steel wheels I won for £10.20
The tyres on three are shot but one of them is more than good enough for a spare. Upon closer inspection one of the rims has a lot of weights on so I wont bother with that one as I know somewhere I should be able to pick up a couple more wheels later today.
So after unloading the car I set to removing the old back door from the Landy you can easily see why it needs replacing…
But I had to have the inner door handle off of it to put on the new door. I can report I actually managed to get something right by noticing the door retaining strap before I had taken all of the hinge bolts out and would have to had the door hanging off trying whilst trying to reach the right sized spanners!
So I soon had the old rotten door off and gone…
And the new door was fitted. There was a different retaining arm on this door but seeing as I had so carefully noticed the canvas one I removed the metal one.
It was as easy as I would have liked I had to bend up the flap at the end of the run and remove the rubber stopper
It soon popped out and I just folded the end flap back down again.
The interior handle was then fitted to the new door
And ta da I now have a door that locks and closes on the Landy! It’s the only door that locks and closes on the Landy but hey its one more than I had this morning!
Im off to haggle on a few bits later so will update in due course…at this rate it will look like a Land Rover again soon!
Landy Project Costs
Land Rover £375
Sanding Discs £11.70
Ignition Barrel £20
Heritage letter £21.75
2x Batteries and rear 1/4 light £35
Pair Battery Terminal Clamps £3.99
Floor pan nuts & bolts £6.50
Grinding disc £2.25
Under Seal £8.99
Complete set of lights £85
5 Litres Primer £24.99
4 Discovery Wheels £10.20
Rear Door £21.00
Front Door £20.00
Handbrake spring £1.50