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Panel beating

I beat my wing out of shame on something, not sure what, but it certainly altered the shape somewhat. I spent a few minutes with a blow torch and a hammer and altered it again today.

I did plan on doing a better job.
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Oxley’s Shaw

I went to the TV4x4 event at Oxley’s Shaw today. Had a great time, got rather muddy and got stuck twice.

Not challenging but quite fun log bridge
Initially I had struggled to get out of these ruts, then suddenly when the camera was on I just did it with ease.
Bit of carnage to the wing..

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Temperature Sensor

I purchased a temperature sensor that connects to the Arduino quite some time ago. I finally got it working by finding the library and the discovery that it’s actually a digital output. I purchased a DS18B20, which is a three wire digital type job. The wires are 5v, 0v and the signal wire.

It’s the little almost shiny thing top right corner of the radiator is the DS18B20
Almost 9ÂșC while i was doing this.
Land Rover, Arduino and laptop…

It seems to work, I also have a switch to over ride turning the fan on. I felt this was prudent in case I had set the ‘on’ temperature too high.

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Re-sealed windscreen

Driving home from the event last weekend I had water running down the inside of the windscreen. I deduced that it was coming in around the glass, and from this deduction I realised that the Dumdum sealer that I had used to fit the glass some ten years ago was starting to fail. Not wanting to remove the whole windscreen I dug out the crusty sealer from the outside edge of the windscreen. I found that I still had a tin of ten year old Dumdum in the shed that was in perfect condition inside the tin, so I now have (hopefully) a leak free windscreen.

The passenger side still looking rough
The drivers side re-sealed.

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Smashed tail light

I went to a Thames Valley 4×4 event on Sunday last, I had great fun, totally failed to get any photos there. I did reverse into a tree which smashed the plastic light lens on the drivers side tail light and bent the metal cage over it.

So now it has a new Riv-nut fixing at the bottom of the cage, but it still has the old rusty steel screws holding the body of the light into the land rover, these were very hard to remove even with copious amounts of WD40. I need to find some stainless self tappers of that size. I did happen to have another light lens in the store.

Stainless bolt at the bottom.. nice.

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Land Rover SE England

Dash and Fire Extinguisher

I think two thousand words would be overkill in this instance.

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Land Rover SE England

Dash covered

‘Realtree’ (Chieseium knock off) camo effect vinyl wrap.

They don’t match up, but I don’t mind that much.

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Filled Dash corner

Got some chemical metal stuff to fill the badly made corners of the bends on this part:

Chemical metal mixed
Applied without too much care, after all, even having sanded this I will be covering it. It’s mostly to stop the wrap from ripping at the openings.
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Vinyl wrap

I wanted to do something fun with the dash which was just bare aluminium colour as I had not coated it anything. So I purchased a sheet of ‘Realtree’ (Cheap knock off there of) type vinyl wrap stuff.

The drivers side bit with the start button covered.. badly.
Another shot in different lighting, start button is less obvious.
The back/inside….

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Land Rover SE England

Busting a padlock

I had snapped this padlock onto the rear loop for no reason. I do not have a key for it, so it was a pointless item. Today was the end of it. No good reason, just a little wanton destruction.