Looking a bit more vehicular

Some more progress on the Land Rover rebuild yesterday: we got the second axle on, the rest of the lower part of the steering connected, and the engine and gearbox in (with new clutch and cambelt).

Engine partly painted

The engine, partly painted


I also spray-painted the engine, with high-temperature engine paint. This photo shows just the red parts; I also painted all the covers gold, and the exhaust silver. Partly just to look nice, and partly to show up oil leaks.
Chassis with 2 axles and most running gear

Chassis with 2 axles and running gear


Now it looks like this — much more recognizable as a vehicle; in fact, to those who know the insides of Land Rovers, it’s quite recognizable as a Defender, just missing bodywork, seats and steering wheel!

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