Mudshield, bonnet rest strip

As mentioned a few weeks ago I had removed the remains of the mudshield from under the wing of the driver’s side. I had painted the replacement part and it had been hanging from a hook in the shed. As I banged my head on this sharp panel yet again I decided to fit it. This might…

Front panel, new bumper, grille clips

This post brings us almost about up-to-date with the current state of the Land Rover, hopefully there’ll be more progress and I’ll be more timely with my ramblings. I had a rare Saturday with no gig due to band members’ holidays and this normally provides a full workable weekend. Lately I find that gigs take…

Plastic radiator grille refurbished

A very quick post, hardly worth mentioning this part I suppose but as I was pleased with the result of hardly any effort, I thought it worth a few minutes to document it: The plastic grille was scruffy, but I kind of liked it, but there were a couple of rusty self-tapping screws embedded in…

Mudshields, footwells, inner wings

On cleaning up the inner wings I noticed that on the driver’s side, where it bolts to the mudshield, the aluminium had corroded well beyond the size of any penny washer. So I cut out a couple of shapes and pop-riveted them in place: Another rub down and a coat of etch primer. Also, after…

Improving the Hofner HCT Club guitar

A good friend of mine owns a couple of vintage Hofner Club guitars from the late fifties and early sixties and from time to time I get to have a go on them. On picking the first one up I instantly fell in love with it. It’s not just the history of them, or the…