Sam Emery spotted the start of the work on our SJ and sent over a few pictures of his own build which is starting at the same time as ours.
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,
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!
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.