Land Rover Monthly – March 2023
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IT’S been a busy old month with time in short supply, and I’ve been itching to get back into the workshop. The lack of dirt under my fingernails was really starting to get me, so one day I abandoned all my original plans, got up early and went to my unit instead. And boy do I feel better for it.
The Range Rover had been moved from one resting place to another since I bought it last year, and I must have spent almost as much giving it a thorough tour of East Anglia as i did actually buying it. But it’s finally in the workshop and I’ve started peeling the outer panels off to see how rusty it is. The answer is very; you’ll see the full extent of the rot soon in a Writers’ Rovers.
LRM contributor and Range Rover guru Tim Hammond has been a huge help, as he’s tackled plenty of rusty Classics in his time. Having someone who’s been there and done it all before can be invaluable, and while I know my way around the oily bits, body rust repairs are something I’ve only dabbled in.
I’m not expecting progress to be quick, as it needs a full mechanical overhaul once al the rust is sorted. But even just one day spent with some decent music on, no distractions, merrily spannering away has made me remember why I love working on Land Rovers so much. And now that the ball is finally rolling with project, i will make time to keep it going.
Someone who’s had no problems keeping his project going over the last couple of years is Jack Watson – he’s single-handedly built up a standard Defender 110 into one of the most versatile and capable campers I’ve seen, and it’s got bags of character to boot.
Flick to page 34 for the full story.
MARTIN DOMONEY EDITOR