I lost my filler cap back before the Salisbury trip, I left it on the petrol pump. Very disappointed that it didn’t seem to have been handed in as lost.
I had a strip of aluminium and bend it into a rough circle, tried it in the filler neck once, marked it, removed it, drilled the hole and pop riveted the chain fixing the diameter of it. I then tapped it in with a hammer, but it was slightly too small. I was expecting it to be a tight fit, it was lose. Hence the bucked top where I bent it to make it fit tight. That’s now a job for a day when I feel really keen. Likely never.
I have replaced my old rusting steel inner wing with a secondhand sheet of aluminium.
I pinched some aluminium boxes out of a skip, sliced them up and used this sheet aluminium to make this inner wing. I traced around my old one, made it longer, so protect the bulkhead foot well better and boom. The above was born, recycled.
Today I tested out putting some 2″ timber under the seat to see what it’s like. I’ve felt that the seat was a touch low for some time (Months) now. Then decided that if I was going to raise the base that the back will have to change. I want to make the seat back mow shallow to fit tighter against the rear bulkhead, giving me more leg room.
I decided that since I have a spare wheel, I should probably carry it. Due to my using Weller 8 spoke type rims the nice fittings that Land Rover supply for the standard 600 R15 rims don’t work. So found some aluminium that I had laying about and put a 90º bend in it. Having ruined that piece of bar I thought I should finish off folding it. Having measured the wheel in place on the bonnet to find the positions of the remaining bends in the bar, I bent it without checking the hole locations or even considering how it was going to bolt down to the existing holes. Turns out it wouldn’t, the holes are too far apart and the heads of the bolts would interfere with the up rights. So now I have wound up with the other thicker bit of aluminium bolted onto to the folded bit to take the bolts and not clash with anything. having done all that I have to round all of the corners off because I’d consider that it going through a circular hole. Bit of a disaster all in all, but it works. What else did you want?
The Land Rover has been pulling to the left under braking recently, last Thursday it become bad enough that I thought I’d take a look, as it could no longer be written off as being dirt in the drum or something. Sure enough I have leaking wheel cylinder on the right front drum.
I also painted some of the more white parts and bare aluminium.