Series 1 86" Land-Rover – pt 2

June 2008

Paint

Paint

The body was ready for painting.

Primer first then a coat of silver so that when the green was rubbed back it would have the appearance of aluminium panels showing through.

I also made a new Hi-Lift jack for it.

Hi-Lift jack

Hi-Lift jack

Next was rubbing back some of the typical wear areas such as wings and inside floors to show the silver. Rust was also added to the bulkhead and tailpipe. Then the whole lot covered in a couple of coats of flat lacquer.

Detail

Detail

Front and rear recovery points for towing out Toyotas.

Front recovery

Front recovery

Rear recovery point

Rear recovery point

And some painting of details.

Painting details

Painting details

All of this was done in about 4-5 weeks. Then hardly anything was done on it for about 2 1/2 months until the transmission was fitted and a driver was found.