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Talk about feeling sick. I had the shakes cold sweats and was distinctly light headed…I had to spend quite a large chunk of cash again.

You know the Landy is crawling closer to its first MOT and I am feeling a bit nervous about it if I am honest. The initial build is nearly done and it seems it will only be a few weeks before I get the insurance MOT and then send off for the age related number plates providing I have done my job right. Does anyone else worry that they have missed something? I am glad another landy nut is coming over to give it the once over before I book it in and he will definitely call me a tool and point out any shortcomings if I have made them. But this is not what has me feeling as bad as I do.

I have ordered all of the service bits which on a standard Land Rover is not too bad but for a 24v FFR the parts are a bit pricey to say the least. But it had to be done so the money is spent and all is ordered but the oil which I will go and collect myself from a little place down the road which is the rare oasis that is a reasonably priced car parts shop.

My other large outlay was a brand new fuel tank. As I have written before the second hand unit I fitted is leaking and in all fairness the chap I bought it off of has dropped around another second hand one but I feel that seeing as I have spent this much so far on the project I may as well put my hand in my pocket one more time for the new fuel tank. Seems a bit excessive? With this large buy it now means I have replaced the fuel system up to the Carb completely so it shouldn’t give me any more problems for some time to come.

Time for a bit of an add up on costs and they are crawling up considering I originally wanted to do this rebuild on a tight budget but as it was pointed out to me the other day how many other Land Rovers could you buy for that price with the new parts fitted and a rebuild being done to that extent? I also have the knowledge that it’s all been done right (I hope!). When you look at it that way they are good points.

So with sweaty hands and a sick feeling in my stomach I have updated the costings…

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

Roof rack £100

Wheel nuts £8

Brake pipe kit £39

Wheels & Tyres £250

Exhaust System & Flexi hose pipes £66

Number plate light £5

Seat set £90

Fuel tank and service parts £136


TOTAL £1616.16

That’s a bit freaky….. £1616.16. Once the oil has been costed in and the price of an MOT we should be in the ball park of £1700 out of my own pocket and around £2200 all in with the bits taken off of the Landy and sold chipping in a good chunk of change.

For that sort of money and to me this is a lot of money I will have a cracking Land Rover that should last me a good few years before it wants a full rebuild again and that is not too shabby at all.

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