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1965 Series 2a Station Wagon in Holland

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by Stretch, Mar 18, 2016.

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  1. Nick666

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    Awesome, thanks! Will look it up. Finish you achieved looks great :)
     
  2. Stretch

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    Well to be fair it falls into the dreadful category - I've been calling it delightfully dreadful

    The inside is going to be spick and span stock original (fawn brown) that I hope is going to contrast nicely with the grotty look on the outside.

    The benefit to having the outside grotty is that I only need to clean up the chrome trim a bit - and if it has a few scrapes it kinda adds to the whole worn out look I want. I've been considering a load of gucci speed stickers to break up the grey / silver bare metal look - I'm not sure if I'll go down that route just yet though (although I did get a set of Abarth {Abarth did Volvo exhausts back in the day} stickers just to wind up the Italian sports car garage owner who is also in the same building as my workshop)
     
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    It's the "posh rat rod" look :D
     
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    she won't
     
  5. Colthebrummie

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    She won't what?

    Col
     
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    get flash burn
     
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    Is flash burn the American equivalent of what we call arc eye? She probably wouldn't get arc eye from bobbing her head up over the fence line every couple of seconds but parents get very protective and if her Mother thinks there is a risk, I will get complaints. My neighbours are quite tolerant of me working on my landy outside the house and I don't want them to start getting paranoid about blinding their kids.

    Col
     
  8. Stretch

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    If I were you I wouldn't appear too concerned about such things to your neighbours - some people might take advantage of your concern and use it to try and get you to deal with more of their concerns. Before you know it they'll expect you to walk over fire and broken egg shells.

    So long as you are fixing Land Rovers within normal working hours - what you are doing is perfectly reasonable. The interest from young people next door is to be expected - you're a welding god - you're doing something that is interesting - it is most likely you're doing something the adults next door wouldn't even have a clue about. At the end of the day what you choose to do in your spare time in your home is your business - don't let other dictate what can or can not. (And that goes for whinging partners too!)
     
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    I wish I was a welding God, I'm more of a welding muppet. I only do it cos I'm attracted to bright light and sparks. I have hours of fun with my plasma cutter but produce nothing useful.

    Col
     
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    Can anyone help out with a bit of old English background information please?

    It isn't Land Rover related but I reckon Land Rover people are more likely to know about this kind of stuff than the good people on other forums I visit.

    I'm in the middle of doing up an old Record vice I picked up a few years back =>

    Record 111 vice1.JPG

    The number of the side is 111

    Record 111 vice2.JPG

    The internet throws up many more hits for Record spare parts for the number 112 so it makes me wonder if the 111 is older. I can't tell from looking at it so I thought I'd ask here.

    Can anyone here shed a bit of light on the history of what I've got please?

    Is it for example about as old as my Land Rover and my Volvo?
     
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    That's handy - I've got a Record No2 that was my Grandad's, I've no idea how old it is but it looks like the one on page 7 of the PDF.
     
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    I dont have a dropbox acc either, have screenshotted the page for you, its from the 1950 catalogue
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    A brilliant - thanks for that.

    I can now see the P in the picture I took which means it isn't missing the quick release after all!

    1950s to 1960s eh?

    It is in amazing condition considering. I took the thing to bits and had a good look at the screw thread - strong square tooth - hardly any wear on it - ever so slightly more noticeable where it has been used the most of course but nothing a bit of water pump grease mixed with axle grease won't cure. I need to straighten the handle a bit => a job for the hydraulic press I guess.

    I'm gonna sand blast it and paint it (probably have to be engine enamel black because couriers now flip out about transporting paint over water and I can't find Record Blue paint here in Holland) and get it back in service ASAP.

    I think these old vices are fantastic - especially when you see how much the modern equivalents cost (starting price of 850 quid for the modern version - and probably not as well made as these old ones)

    "Suitable for heavy chipping and hammering" => Heaven
     
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    Yeah these are nothing like the modern ones, a big old vice is the best tool in the workshop :)
     
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    Final thing about the vice - the correct colour is called Roundel Blue (according to the interweb)

    It seems to be fairly easy to get in the UK but unfortunately for me nobody will send it for a reasonable price. Shipping of hazardous material rules have gone mental recently. Fortunately I found a Hammerite colour that is near as damn it as good =>

    Record 111 vice3.JPG

    The colour code Z228 might help others in a similar fix - this blue is much nicer than say satin black and suits this "heritage" vice
     
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    Stuff in this thread is endlessly interesting! Thanks to this, I now have an insight into the brilliant vise I inherited from my Grandfather - it too is a RECORD - albeit the baby brother to these bad boys. :D
     
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    Thanks Rob - I've mentioned it before: I'm always wary about my vaguely Land Rover to not at all Land Rover related tangents - I'm glad there's at least one person who doesn't mind!

    I'm waiting for pay day - 23rd January - to fund my next (actually surprisingly relevant) tangent

    (I can barely wait - but I'm resisting the urge to dip into the savings again - kind of a New Years resolution which means you have to wait at least until the end of January before carrying on as normal...)
     
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    Bit of a quick update

    The series 2a is not forgotten or unloved!

    Unexpectedly I've had the opportunity to buy a house with enough ground to build a decent sized workshop under the "vergunningsvrij" rules here in Holland (means I don't have to go through the rigmarole of getting planning permission which is a bit of a bonus)

    It does of course mean more delays for the poor old Land Rover and my many other projects.

    So I'm back to putting my life on wheels - well castors =>

    Making yet more things on wheels1.jpg

    Making yet more things on wheels2.jpg

    ^^^^Most certainly the best way to move the junk you should have sorted out years ago^^^^

    The days of free wood are coming to an end I fear - but owning my own place will mean more certainty and stability and less worry than having to rent space from others who have intermittent Grand Design-like plans...

    ...the planned workshop will hopefully end up being between 80 and 100 square meters and is going to be of a fairly unconventional construction - it is gonna be a big old welding project (!)

    {I will probably show a bit of workshop building porn when I get going on that part of the project - I just have to fix the roof on the house first!}
     
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