Today I have had the pleasure of working an early shift in the office which gives me the pleasurable opportunity to greet all of the night shift drivers returning back to base. These guys are a special breed of folk that work the night shift because inflicting them on the general public during the day would be considered a cruel and criminal act to anyone they encountered in fact if I called these guys the most miserable bastards on the planet it really would be an insult to the most miserable bastards on the planet.
They are singularly the most ignorant and unpleasant folk I have ever met and quite frankly they are a waste of air but I just smile and be jolly in their company because this really seems to piss them off.
two o’clock soon came around and an eight hour day is a really short one in my world so I arrived home happy in spite of the nose to tail traffic on the ring road. Wifey was in and doing chores so I sat down to open the post that turned up at the same time I did. In amongst all of the flyers for pizzas and mobile phone contract offers was the new window seal for the back quarter I had ordered and seeing as I had cleaned up the other one I had soaking yesterday I set about fitting the rear windows to the Landy.
Thankfully I still had the window seal insert tool from my rebuilding mini days which made the task nice and straight forward along with the hot day that kept the rubber nice and pliable. I remember trying to put the seal insert in on a really cold day once, I soon gave up on that idea and waited for the days to warm!
So with those windows fitted it should make my Landy water tight again…well as watertight as any Land Rover gets…ummm ok then it will stop any puddles coming back where the windows were not fitted before.
Wifey and the girls were sat n the back garden by the time this was done so I sat with them cleaning up the old Discovery wheels I had bought getting them ready for some anti rust painting.
There were six wheels like the one in the picture but even I am not dull enough to take pictures of them all!
Right I’m off to a party So depending on the hangover status I may or may not get anything done tomorrow!
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
Rear Window Seal and insert £9.99