I’ve been in and out of the garage doing small bit and bobs the last week, ticking some items of the snagging list and adding some items to the list… scope creep?
Leather Seat Retainer Straps
Each seat back and seat base in the front of the vehicle has a leather strap secured to a small stud on the seat box / rear bulkhead. They prevent the (unoccupied) seat base bouncing off on the rough stuff and secures the seat back in the event of sudden deceleration…. whatever that feels like in a Series Land Rover
I decided to reuse the original leather straps and harvested them off the old seats. With the middle seat replaced by the cubby box, I was able to choose the best of the 3.
As part of the jack refurbishment, I’d also stripped, primed and painted the handle. This conveniently sits in a couple of clips behind the front seats along with the starting handle
Sorting out nuts and bolts
Technically not really something thats going to get LGL finished but the collection of nuts, bolts washers, springs and things was starting to overflow. I’ve been setting aside empty jars of Branston Pickle for as along as I can remember so decide to sort everything out into component parts.
Hopefully the new thermostat housing and rear seat belts arrive next week….
…and if you’ve never had a cheddar cheese and ham sandwich with Branston Pickle, you’re missing out on a culinary delight 🙂