THE STRIP-DOWN

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The vehicle I bought was in reasonable shape. The chassis had quite a bit of rust, but not too much had been modified on the vehicle (other than the seats being completely removed and replaced with non-Landy ones). There was a fair amount of body filler and dents on the body panels, and some "white rust" on the aluminium sheeting.

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STRIPPING THE VEHICLE

A series Landy is like a Meccano set - everything is modular and can be unbolted. It took just a couple of days to separate the sub-assemblies from one another (fenders, wings, load bin, seats, bulkhead, engine/gearbox, axles, etc). Stripping those sub-assemblies into their individual parts obviously takes much longer, and was left until such time as that component needed rebuilding or restoring. The aim of the initial strip-down was to get to the bare chassis.

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