MARCH - 2011
At last, the weather was warm enough to do some paint spraying. With the wheels all ready to go, the compressor was dusted off and painting began. A good few coats were applied to both halves of the wheels. The new tyres were quite easy to fit with no problems encountered. All four wheels took about 2 hours to assemble. While the spray gun was in action, I painted the shock absorbers (notice that I borrowed the use of the washing line). Using a tip I got from the internet, the shocks were fitted. As you can see, a short piece of tube with a slot cut in it allows you to compress the rubbers and drop in the split pin. The wheels have been fitted temporarily, to make the jeep moveable. This will give me garage space to start repairing body parts. The video shows how far the project has got so far. There is still so much to do, but she is sure looking good.
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