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Bulkhead Recommendations and MOT Tax Exemption.

Discussion in 'Series Land Rovers' started by mgd109, Dec 1, 2019.

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  1. dag019

    dag019 Well-Known Member

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    If it cost you £300 just to blast and galv, the £850 I paid and the £775 @mgd109 has been quoted seems incredibly reasonable considering that includes and acid dip to strip it, and all of the parts and labour for the repair work required!
     
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    Bulkhead out today. Be at least a week before I can get back to the Land Rover to fully strip the bulkhead but little and often.

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    And from the sublime to the completely bloody ridiculous. It's actually nearly 34 years ago that as a teenager I bought my Land Rover. It was my second car and I've never bought a car for myself since (why would you). So the only motorized transportation I have is my motorbike (OK currently have four of those) but this morning there was quite a bit of ice about! Not ideal on two wheels so the only way to travel the 12 miles to where the vehicle is being rebuilt was by trike.

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    Bulkhead fully stripped yesterday, Classic Bulkheads have suggested a turn around in as little as 8 weeks if I can get it to them before Christmas. I've got transportation arranged for Wednesday

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    Front springs are a mess. U bolts on the off side needed to be cut. They were under a lot of tension due to the expansion of the springs caused by the corrosion. It was like a gunshot when they were cut.

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    Just to confirm what others have posted. Went down to the Post Office today to sort out tax change to historic vehicle status. It felt criminally easy to do. Armed with nothing more than the V5 and V112 form (printed at home) no insurance required and no problem it has never been SORN'd. Given it's current state it does feel a bit laughable I can declare it MOT exempt, it's never been less likely to pass an MOT in it's entire life.

    Bulkhead is with Classic Bulkheads
    Front axle cleaned up
    New front wheel cylinders and brake shoes fitted.
     
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