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Reacquainting myself with what I did in the engine bay.. 

I got the engine to wire up soon but time is of a premium so good old SyncroAndy is going to make me a loom and ECU enclosure to get the van up and running. 

First job was to try and make it watertight so it can be pushed outside if needed, getting there with that but I want to leave the screen out as long as possible because working on the dashboard area is so much easier without it. Hmm, what to concentrate on next? 

US spec indicators. 

Left tidied, right as they arrived.

Something and nothing jobs, tidied up the US spec front turn signals kindly sent from GoWesty in the States as a return favor, cheers Taylor! 

I also bought some range rover front fogs, Hella Comet 550’s, pretty much the same as the factory front fogs. Needless to say I won’t be using the switch that came part of the kit, all very British and 1970, miff isn’t the word! 

Not much today. 

Hole marked for lower mounting point for electric mirrors.
Drilled to 9mm for the inner skin, 12mm for the outer skin.
Masked and primed, then painted, then waxed,then M6 rivnut fitted and more wax over the top.
Half smoked rear lights went on, flap lock fitted and rear number plate.

Didn’t have time for much today, mounted left hand door back on, sorted lower mounting for left electric door mirror and a couple of jobs at the back. 

Ta Daaaa, it’s back!

Now the work starts.

Amazing how much stuff comes off a van when you strip it!
We’ll have to be quick getting it mobile, the space it was stored has been turned into more storage space for parts!
Got to love a twin slider!

Van arrived unexpectedly this morning, que workshop reshuffle to get it in! 

Paintwork report, I got my money’s worth, there’s a few niggles but in fairness they have done what I asked. It wasn’t a nice van to start with and to straighten it 100% would mean spending a fortune I’m not willing to spend. Remember this was going to be cobbled up and painted NATO green so it’s lucky it’s in its original colour! 

Rebuilding has already started, we’ve started on the Tailgate in an attempt to make it water tight ASAP so that if we get busy at work it can be pushed outside.