The weather has been with me this last few days and I have been geeky excited because I managed to buy a pair of half decent front doors at the weekend so onto the Landy they must go!
I was happy to find that the door hinges and bolts hadn’t rusted away into scrap and they came off quite easily!
****At this point I must point out to anyone who hasn’t removed doors before like me that it is far easier if you remove the door stay BEFORE removing the hinges. This will save you standing there like a pillock with a rusty door hanging in your hands whilst still attached to the motor wondering what the hell you are going to do now! Personally I stood the door back in its frame and popped a couple of bolts back through the hinges but this was after I stood like a prat with the neighbours and passers by looking at me with looks of barely held in laughter on their faces!***
So before taking the hinges off remove this cover…
and remove the door stay but take the split pin out of here…
and remove the bolt. Then the door will come off freely and unhindered saving any red faced embarrassment and looking around to see if anyone is watching you.
I then removed and refitted the door latches to the replacement doors.
So I did this for both doors and fitted the replacement ones. Then I rubbed them back a bit ready for priming and masked up the windows.
Time for another couple of coats of primer and the top coat paint was delivered whilst I was out painting so guess what tomorrows jobs going to be?
So a mornings work to make it look the same as it did before I started but at least the doors work and are rust free now!
There are some parts on the old doors and the old wing that I have kicking around including the window runners that I will need to put in these replacement doors. So a happy hour stripping bits off of junk to then stick on Ebay to raise some much needed funds for the project.
All in all not a bad days work but I am now happily sitting on the top of the hill and with each new task the Landy will start to look like a motor again from here on in!
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
2 Discovery wheels
2 Headlight surrounds
2 headlight frames £60
2 Front Doors £60
Nato Green Paint £36