Lil Red - SJ restoration - Finding parts

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Another video in the series on the restoration of the SJ. 

With a delay in the restorers (They have a Land Rover in front of us) I have more time to source the parts. With the parts for the early, narrow arch, SJ413 in short supply its time to widen the search to include parts that can be adapted to the SJ413 we have,

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Lil Red - SJ restoration - The Stripdown!

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In our conversations with https://www.winchfield.net/  they requested that we perform the initial strip down prior to transferring the vehicle over to them. It took a few evenings but we eventually got there!

There were a couple of new areas with rust but overall the general state of the SJ was very encouraging!

See the pictures and video below!

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Lil Red - SJ restoration - Decals

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The aim behind Lil Red, James' SJ, was to restore it to factory condition. With the numbers of SJs declining rapidly and many "upgraded" into rough and ready off-roaders, it seems only right to preserve one in original specification without any modifications.

So, having passed its MOT in August, the plans have been firming up to get it restored.

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Lil Red - Walk around video

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 Before the work starts on the restoration, here is a walk-around video of the starting point. This is a "warts and all" video showing the bad points as well as the good, so there is some work ahead for Lil Red.

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Meet Lil Red

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Well James' new "Jimny" has arrived. She is a 1986 vintage SJ that he bought over the internet and had delivered making it a completely remote purchase. Through the use of live video and photographs from the seller and then "Shiply" to collect it and transport it back to Berkshire it was safely purchased by only transferring the money when rec...
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