Slow progress

Made some great progress on the Land Rover with some help. Got bits shotblasted, then galvanised, other parts just painted. Dragged it all down to Cornwall in the Volvo, one wing went via Hannah in the Mazda. Also visited the Great Dorset Steam Fair on the way down on the Thursday. then spent a few days building up the Land Rover.

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Breakfast Fruits from the Garden

Wednesday morning I picked some fruits from our garden to on my muesli. It was very rewarding considering how little I did to achieve the result.

Also been busy painting more land rover parts black.

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Cuckmere

We visited Cuckmere Valley for a picnic and a walk, then we continued onto see the coast at Seven Sisters. It was pouring with rain the whole time so we were pretty soggy, our coats being less than water proof. We decided to go into Eastbourne to see about buying new coats and by chance managed to find ourselves new coats.

I now have all the parts shot blasted and ready for hot dip galvanising.

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Clutch and spider

I now have my clutch pedal box reassembled. I now have the bulk of the bits that I had planned on refurbishing done for the land rover. A spider had taken up residence in the shed, very nice web, shame I had to take it down.

 

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Lawn down at last

It’s only taken a year and a bit (Since this post). But now we at least have grass laid over what has been a muddy patch for quite some time. Now though we just need some more English summer weather (rain) to keep the grass bedding in.

Before and after work images:

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Fully LED lighting

Today we bought another 5 led lamps today, now the entire house has only LED lighting. This morning tigger was out chillin’ on the did the shed. Last night we went to the fair which is visiting at South Hill Park, we saw a swan and hereon.

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New vice jaws

I bought some 20 mm by 25 mm bright bar, 0.5 m long. It came in the post, this impressed me, through the letter box. I did a quick drawing of what I was after and got it milled as counter boring the holes was going to be hard without a pillar drill or similar.

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Stratford-Upon-Avon

We went to Stratford-Upon-Avon on Saturday, we made the journey on a steam locomotive. This was I think the first time I have ever made an actual journey on a steam train.

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