Looks like its time to make junior all one color. Orange never really suited him anyway. After months of discussion (usually over a box of wine) I final took the plunge and went out and bought some paint.
|Originally I had wanted to paint him yellow.
But I had gone off the idea when
I realize that yellow attracts mud and I will be forever washing him. so I
bought Land Rover Bronze green paint.
I was quite happy with this but as always I was persuaded by Katy that junior had to look COOL!
|After months of looking Katy found the perfect color. On of all things and MG
Rover. So I was persuaded. And it is a great colour. So I have started painting. Being on crutches at the moment makes this
difficult but I like a challenge
Having made a start. However incompetently I realize this is gong to take a while. Covering blue, green and orange with yellow will not happen in one coat. Although as you can see its a striking color.
|Well its getting there. The roof still needs doing but I am liking the colour more with each coat.
Its going o take me a few weeks to get round all the inside and so on but I will have to outside done in about a week.!
finished. There's still a few bits to touch up and Katy's going to paint the roof.
but its looking good.
Yellow paint has little pigment in so it takes loads of coats to get e good covering. Well at least it will be tough.
| The weathers been awful
just lately and so have not been able to do much more on junior. Sunday we
had a fine day so Katy painted the roof and I got on with painting the rear
load space. Now most of the blues gone its really starting to look good.
Last week some of the checker plate goodies I ordered arrived. They now need to be modified to fit and and then powder coated black to match the colour scheme. A local firm called TEC Coatings have offered to do this so they should be on in a week or so.
|Well I have cracked on a
bit. Painted up the bumper and got some of the checker plate stuff on. about
1000 rivet's later juniors really starting to look Cool.
Next job. Painting inside.
|Having taken junior up to
the new workshop I took junior apart in anticipation of his new gearbox and
engine. I took this opportunity to paint the inside of the cab.
You can just see the new gearbox that Geoff built for me. Have a look at the box that Geoff built for the full story of this remarkable creation.