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Land Rover

Hole in back box

Got a blowing back box, guessing that the heat affected zone is where it has rusted, or perhaps the welding wire was not stainless.

Nice exhaust otherwise. Only the welds are showing signs of rust.

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Land Rover SE England

No luck

Well, it turns out that the switch is not right, I tried and tried and finally noticed that it’s just not right, it fits, but at the wrong angle.

I hope this one is right…

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Land Rover

Ignition switch

The land rover has had no wiring to the kays for a number of years, just an odd sequence of switches. I found and fixed the ignition switch today, not sure why it wasn’t working, but it wasn’t making all of the right positions and so not making connections. I took it apart and put it back together none the wiser, but it’s working now. I then deduced how I will wire it:

I’m not sure why it failed last time it was fitted..

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Land Rover

1:87 Scale

For Christmas, Abigail and I got these:

How cool are they?!

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Land Rover

Painted Towing loops

Black, black is the colour I painted them. Gave them an undercoat of red oxide and a single top coat of the black Flag paint.

That wont rust from the outside anyway..

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SE England

Sign straightening

Got the land rover out today, most to go look at the Christmas lights, but then also tried to straighten up the sign of the front. It had become bent over for some reason.

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SE England

Blendering

I have set about learning blender. This is because a few people have mentioned it to me. Thought it would be fun. It is, I am following tutorials on YouTube by Blender Guru. So I have done part 1 and modelled and rendered a doughnut..

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Land Rover

Hole patched

I made something of a hole in the chassis leg when welding the loops on, so I got some 2 mm thick plate and set about patching it this weekend just gone.

Welding went well on the top surface where it’s easy to weld. It went less well on the side where it’s awkward to angle the rod correctly.

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SE England

Frog

Guessing that it lives under the step outside the back door, that it’s prey lives under there. Maybe it’s prey used to live there and now it lives there. Who knows?

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SE England

Minor update

Well, we as a family have been busy trying to turn our lives up side down, but choosing to try to move house during these times. So I have done very little that is note worthy here. Mostly not been tinkering with the Land Rover. I did fit a new ball joint to the Volvo, but failed to get any pictures, so that event passed the blog by. I did a little bit of digital art work over the course of a few days: