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    Next on my to do list is to continue with repairing the load body. Both “B” pillars are damaged, but repairable. Today I decide to see if there’s any “B” pillars available sechondhand.

    First phone call I make is to a used parts dealer and a very helpful chap answers the phone. Promise to go check and let me know. Not long and he calls to confirm they have, and it’s off a Puma.
    Only problem he says, they still have to remove it from the load bin. At that moment he had all my attention.

    I’ve been looking for a Puma bin for about 3 years, and it’s like hens teeth. I ask him to send me photos of the load bin asap, not long and the photos arrive via WhatsApp. Bin looks good and I end up buying it for R6000 more than what I would have paid for the two pillars only. Happy.

    So tonight I removed the damaged bin. Willie will get the “new” bin stripped (it’s still bolted to the chassis) tomorrow and get it off to me, hopefully tomorrow. This makes the build just so much easier compared to repairing the damaged bin.
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    Love your work.
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    Got some wheels this morning.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosvark Kzn View Post
    Got some wheels this morning.
    Yis they nice hey!

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    Yis they nice hey!
    way too nice for a Deefer
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    The load body and “B”- pillars arrived on Friday and also the seat/battery box off the same vehicle. My seatbox has minor damage and the price was good on the other one, so I decided get it.

    I know photos never tells the full story, so I wasn’t too upset when I discovered some body filler on the rhs of the load bin. Whoever did the repair, didn’t remove any of the dents, they simply applied bodyfiller, and lots of it. Some of the rivets was covered with bodyfiller.

    My initial thought was to send it to a panelbeaters to repair, but then decided to give it a go myself.
    I used a flap disc to remove the bodyfiller, panelbeated the dents, cleaned the area with thinners and bought some bodyfiller and applied it. End results doesn’t look too bad I think and there’s only a small area with bodyfiller and only a very thin layer.
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    Thats some good panelbeating.

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    So I missed my goal of having the project done before Dec Ď19.🙈
    Been too busy with work and ya, the stuff that makes money comes first and then the hobbies.
    But, itís a new year and Iím back in the Landy cave.

    I wanted to check if she starts and if everything electrical works after replacing the firewall and pullind all the wiring out, so I connected all the wiring, connected a battery and she started straightaway. So far so good.

    Basically left to do now is to prepare and paint the body panels and then assembly can start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosvark Kzn View Post
    So I missed my goal of having the project done before Dec Ď19.
    Been too busy with work and ya, the stuff that makes money comes first and then the hobbies.
    But, itís a new year and Iím back in the Landy cave.

    I wanted to check if she starts and if everything electrical works after replacing the firewall and pullind all the wiring out, so I connected all the wiring, connected a battery and she started straightaway. So far so good.

    Basically left to do now is to prepare and paint the body panels and then assembly can start.
    Hi Bosvark

    I'm glad you back on the wagon! Thought you were getting to use to that Amarok!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosvark Kzn View Post
    So I missed my goal of having the project done before Dec Ď19.
    Been too busy with work and ya, the stuff that makes money comes first and then the hobbies.
    But, itís a new year and Iím back in the Landy cave.

    I wanted to check if she starts and if everything electrical works after replacing the firewall and pullind all the wiring out, so I connected all the wiring, connected a battery and she started straightaway. So far so good.

    Basically left to do now is to prepare and paint the body panels and then assembly can start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bosvark Kzn View Post
    So I missed my goal of having the project done before Dec Ď19.🙈
    Been too busy with work and ya, the stuff that makes money comes first and then the hobbies.
    But, itís a new year and Iím back in the Landy cave.

    I wanted to check if she starts and if everything electrical works after replacing the firewall and pullind all the wiring out, so I connected all the wiring, connected a battery and she started straightaway. So far so good.

    Basically left to do now is to prepare and paint the body panels and then assembly can start.
    Nice, looking forward to the rest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClaudeG View Post
    Hi Bosvark

    I'm glad you back on the wagon! Thought you were getting to use that Amarok!
    Ya things must start happening now, Iím keen to drive it! Haha, I love the Amarok, but I think Iím gonna drive the Landy more than the Amarok when itís done.😂

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