Any one ever thought about buying a Land Rover with a rotten
bulkhead will want to see this DVD.
We start with
the Defender bulkhead as removed from the chassis, although it
doesn't matter much whether it's a series Landy, a Td5 or a Puma
there isn't masses of difference.
Is It Really Rotten? This
is the question that you need an answer to. Ours looked pretty
good but after it was sent to the blasters it came back looking like
is the answer to really finding out what is left of your panel so we
sent it to our local blasters for a good seeing to. What came back
was surprisingly solid on the lower half but really destroyed on the
Chopping and cutting out
all the old rot and making some measurements for the
fitting of new panels to be welded in. Spot weld removing and using
the grinder to make removal of the old metal easier. The whole story
is on this DVD and just one tip or piece of information on it will
easily make it worth while to spend an hour watching before you
replacement and drilling out spot weld as well as
fatiguing metal till it falls off is all covered in the story. Using
a hammer and dolly to straighten your metal before trying to fit new
panels are all things you can copy how to do from what you see on
the DVD. How to use your previous marks to help fit your new panel
repair sections and making some simple templates to
make sure your new home made sections fit to help the overall job
finish better. Bending and grinding techniques you can copy to make
intricate panels and get a really pro looking smart repair. Drilling
out spot welds and a 10 quid pre made panel from another vehicle
that can be chopped up to make your bulkhead vents live again.
Hammering and chopping demonstrated in such a simple way that any
amateur welder can make a really good job of a bulkhead.
Don't make a 1 piece panel
make a few smaller piece and see how to weld them together to make a
really smart solid repair with minimal evidence of the repair.
You don't need masses of skill
to make a butt weld and see how to grind it down with 3 simple
grinder attachments to make it invisible.
Footwell replacement also may
seem like a big job but who says you need to use the whole panel to
make a good job ? Almost invisible and most definitely more solid
than the original is quite easy to obtain for the amateur welder.
Galvanising your panel. Why not ?
its not just for the professionals, the galvanisers I
used are national and most helpful as the are the people that do
most of the landrover bulkheads in the country. You will not find a
more helpful and professional bunch of people. The result is
phenomenal as you will see on the DVD and don't forget I'm not a big
company this was a 1 off panel I took to them and they were very
helpful if a little camera shy. We'll get em next time ! The one
problem with galvanizing is also something to consider but out
weighs the benefits I think but you should at least know what's
Galvanised panel ? Paint doesn't like to stick
to fresh galvanising so the best people to ask were the galvanisers
and what they told us to use was fantastic, it felt like rough wet n
dry paper after we used this stuff that is available in any good
paint shop and I didn't even key it up.
What paint ? what procedure? I
only used what I have at home as a diy enthusiast, same as we did
with the moggy paintwork on
www.Cobalt-Minor.co.uk so you can copy what we did and replicate
it at home. I should say that you dont need to be able to everything
yourself, there are probably many paint shops near you that will do
the job for you and I would say that the best place to start is your
local independent parts shop, they always know who is in the area
and is capable of doing what.
Heat shielding and sound deadening
How to fit it and some ideas for making the job look good. Folding
it round corners and shaping it for that final detail to your
Also on the DVD is some fillering tips
and details and seam sealer techniques and a couple of bits to do
before you refit it to your LR
I try not to use masses of
tools to do the job so you can copy the job with as little extra
expense as possible, obviously the main tool is welder and grinder
but the rest can be bypassed by outsourcing little details
Quite simply a little more than an hour of this information can and
will save you making mistakes and costing yourself money on your
bulkhead repair or give you you new knowledge and confidence to do
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