Tub floor and rear chassis

Following removal of the tub floor for it to be sent away to be used as a pattern by Bits4Landys to create a replacement panel, I have taken the opportunity to carry out some work on the rear chassis.

The roll cage that was fitted had some support posts welded to the top of the chassis, so these still needed dressing off and at the same time, the rest of the top and inside edges of the chassis have now been ground back to clean metal, ready for repainting and under sealing.

While doing this, I also uncovered some incomplete welding from a rear chassis/cross member replacement.  So this will also now get fully welded.

Result of a Sunday afternoon hour or two:

Floor removed and chassis cleaning ongoing

Floor removed and chassis cleaning ongoing

Once the rest of the chassis is cleaned up, the new floor will be re-fitted.

New floor (top)

New floor (top)

New floor (underside)

New floor (underside)

Pictured here in Bits 4 Landy’s workshop before dispatch to me.  Unfortunately they haven’t been able to replicate the rubbing strips on top of the floor, but we’re on with trying to find a reasonable copy of these to do a final finish.  In the meantime, the new floor will be treated and covered with a non-slip rubber mat once fitted.I also spent some time today looking at a problem with the new brakes, which I’ve now taken lots of pictures of and will be contacting Britpart for advice.  More to follow on this subject, once the issue is resolved (I’m sure it’s going to be something daft I’m doing, or not, as the case maybe!!!!)

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