Whilst the project is still in a phase of enforced procrastination until the weather clears up so I can put the roof on… I HAD TO DO SOMETHING….
The rear door needed the door hinges installed, so I dug them out of storage and got on with fitting them to the door.
The frame of the door is pre drilled to accept a middle hinge (as on a Defender) and as the rear door will have to endure the additional weight of a spare wheel, LGL with have 3 door hinges. Whilst the frame is manufactured with the middle hinge holes present, the skin of the door needed to be drilled. Typically Series 2 / 2a / 3 only had two door hinges.
All of the 6 holes in the galvanises door frame needed to be drilled through to remove the excess galvanising as a result of ponding of the molten zinc during the dipping process.
Whilst I was in the garage, I also fitted the neat little aluminium badge that was supplied with the Rocky Mountain parabolic springs (next to the right hand reflector in the image above)
Earlier in the day I dropped off the newly sprayed spare rim, tyre and tube with British Classic Cars just up the road for them to fit them all together.