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  1. I know Ron……🤔 I don’t need to worry, I won’t be starting it…..it’s only to sit and look at 😂
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  2. Good to finally put a face to a vehicle today Rob and great to hear your wagon thundering round the arena at Woodchurch. Thought you might like a couple of pics of your fleet I took.
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  3. Had quite a productive day today, made a decision to replace most of the door skin rather than repair, it was at the point where there was just to many repairs needed. Once the skin was removed it was easier to repair the frame. Repair sections for both sides. Lined up and welded Unfortunately the lower part of the pressed sections of the door were also to far gone to repair, I really didn’t want to loose the look but also couldn’t think of any way of reproducing the pressing with the limited tools I have…….so I came up with a new design!!! Hope you like it. I cut slits in the curves to loose them, welded small sections of 2mm plate to give the desired affect and finished with a bottom edge. It will require a bit of fettling and some work with the filler but I think to looks ok.
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  4. You won't have to go very far to find gloss red-painted tow hooks. It was quite a common habit among soldiers given the task of tidying up their vehicle post-exercise. Once the tin of red paint was opened the brush would be hovering looking for somewhere to land and the tow hook was often the place - the maker's name plate being another. But... the fact remains that it was unauthorised and not required. Red lead, basic black, or bare greased metal are correct, gloss red isn't. You'll come across all sorts of justifications for doing it, but most are bollox. One chap suggested that the Marines painted them red so they'd be easier to find underwater! Quite what sort of marine would need red paint for him to find the towing hook on the back of a Land Rover I can't imagine... even the dark most of us found no problem finding them - usually with our shins! So, you are perfectly at liberty to use red paint - it will be completely authentic - in the same way as bits of rubbish, oily cotton waste, the odd bit of graffiti and sometimes penknife marks on Series 3 dashboards are authentic!
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  5. Hi. Many thanks for your words, I think it was the feeling of doom and gloom, it just put me off from going out and working on it. But now fuelled up and running to do as much catch up as I can to get it finished. Cheers P.B
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