Car 2 : Chassis Delivered

Well the chassis was dropped off just after 9am today. Its now being stored till later this week when we are looking to paint it then move it to the build location

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This is my one on top, the others are a little jolly jaunt in to North Wales for the driver.

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I contacted Richards regarding the chassis and stamping the number from the old chassis.

This is what they say :

The law states that you can replace the chassis with a “New” chassis and that if you fit the chassis you can stamp it.

You do not need to inform anyone that you have fitted a new chassis. Land Rover consider the chassis a spare part and they do list them in their spare parts books.

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3 thoughts on “Car 2 : Chassis Delivered

  1. mud4fun

    Lovely. 🙂

    I remember my Series 2 one looking as shiny as that three years ago, goes dull pretty quick though and mine has even gone dull after just being stored in the workshop, not even been outside for more than an hour.

    Are you going to paint it or leave it bare? I left mine unpainted but will treat internally with dinitrol. My wifes 109″ had a new galv chassis about 12 years ago and it is still in very good condition with no sign of rust anywhere so I wasn’t convinced paint was really needed or it would be overkill. Will probably last longer than me even unpainted.

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  2. landyrebuilds Post author

    The plan is to paint it, will give it a little more protection than just the galv. The plan possibly for this weekend will be Thursday night cover in T wash to etch it, then Friday prime, Top Coat Saturday and Sunday.

    May consider Dinitrol for the chassis as with the off road driving there may be water getting in to the chassis.

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    1. mud4fun

      Yes, the reason I will dinitrol the insides of mine is that when we bought Annie (the 109″ with galv chassis) her underside, axles amd suspension were covered in sand. We later discovered that she’d almost certainly been used to launch boats into the sea from a beach on the south coast. While the outside of the chassis was rust free, when I jet washed her chassis through the various holes stacks of sand came out. I dread to think what the state of the inside of the chassis rails would be after a few more years with that festering inside. In the end i left the hose running for hours to flush the chassis clean.

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