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Excuse me if this gets a little disjointed the Wife is chewing my ear about some nonsense that A) doesn’t effect me and B) I am not the slightest bit interested in but I must pretend I am listening and grunt in the right places or she will just talk for longer.

Yesterday was the Land Rover show at Peterborough and I have been looking forward to it. As a Land rover show “virgin” I was under the impression I would be able to buy all of the bits I needed to complete my little project and took enough money to do so after pricing the parts up online. How mistaken I was.

If you wanted to buy a winch bumper or spend a small fortune on a flashy interior that was the place to go. If you wanted to pay more than new prices for old bits of scrap at the auto jumble stores this was the place for you! I mean one bloke tried to charge me £30 for a series indicator stalk….THIRTY BLOODY QUID for a £12 part???? yea ok mate would you like my pin number as well in fact have the wife while you are at it!

Now don’t get me wrong it was great looking at all the different motors I was quite in my element with that but going for the normal rebuild parts is obviously a bad idea and now I know so next year I shall go prepared and buy a winch bumper.

I particularly liked this stand…

Anyway when I got home I jumped online and ordered loads of new bits in fact enough bits to hopefully finish the Landy off apart from anything the axles need and front seats.

I then found an old advert for 24v bits near my parents place so I called and bought all manner of bits off of the chap including a rear bench seat so something else ticked off of the list.

Then there was the wheels. You know I spent ages deciding what colour to paint my wheels and ended up with black which was all nice and good now only needing new tyres. I found some tyres. They were really good tyres. They were on the same rims as I had already done up so I am not going to be taking them off of one set to put them on the other same type of wheel set like was suggested by the wife who couldn’t see the issue with spending the money to swap them over onto exactly the same wheels.

So she told me to paint them again.

But I am far too tight to go and buy more spray paint. Why would I when there is perfectly good NATO paint in the shed so I thought I would try that first and the results are pretty good even if I do say so myself.

Bugger the black NATO green it is then!

The fuel system strip out was next on todays list so I jumped to it and it took all of 20 minutes to remove both tanks and the change over switch.

The Chassis had a quick rub down and was under sealed again. No pictures of it painted black you have seen all that before! I did clean up the twin tanks and they will be on Ebay later today along with the set of 5 steel disco wheels I no longer need!

There was one last buy at the Landy show that dear Wifey made me get. Apparently I am a bit of a git for wrecking clothes when working on the project so a babygrow was in order.

This way I am told I can wear what ever I want to work on it and never ruin anything but it doesn’t matter that I look like I am about to pay some expensive hooker who deals in extreme fetishes a large amount of money.

I like a challenge…..

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

Two seatbelts

Wing Mirror

2 Headlight surrounds

2 headlight frames £60

2 Front Doors £60

Nato Green Paint £36

Rear Window Seal and insert £9.99

Wiring connectors £3.00

2 tins of silver metal paint £7.00

Fuses & Sandpaper £4.50

5x tins black spray £5.00

5x more tins black spray £5.00

Clutch fluid

Exhaust putty

WD40 £8.49

Car Boot Bits £13

Front & rear shocks £59.45

Front & rear brake rebuild kits £81.62

Fuel tank & filler £40

Wheels complete with tyres £250

Fuel pump

Fuel hose

Indicator stalk

Bonnet strap

Brake switch

Fuel pump gasket

Fuel line clips £67.74

24v Wiper motor

24v flasher relay

24v heater

24v front loom

oil cooler

Door tops x2

Rear bench seat £67.50

TOTAL £1425.16

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