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The best jigsaw in the world..

Well not quite a jigsaw, butting putting Bertha back together again is a challenge, as  4x4LRS hunt for bits mislayed or not sourced yet, they tell us  just about every thing needed to finish her has now arrived.

As you can see below the replacement diesel engine and Bulkhead are in situ and work on the engine nearly complete

All new brake lines have been  shaped and fitted..

work is actually a little further on than these photo's show  various bits and peices have been bolted to the bulkhead, the rear tub has been panel beated and rubbed down ready for paint.

It is very doubtful that Bertha will be back on the roads before winter this year..  but hopefully by spring next year a full two years after starting  the project  she will be once again delaying other traffic on our local roads


How time flies when your having fun !!!

Over 14 months ago I wrote in my opening blog post.. "this blog will hopefully keep a track of the progress, the ups and downs, and a reminder as those bills come in just how she did look and to encourage us it will all be worth it in the end"

And boy for us and 4x4LRS has there been some downs.  bits cant be found, time needed was massively under estimated and the difficulties of working with 40 year old rusted sold parts not truly appreciated.

Also underestimated was the effect of having a garage that gains a reputation for quality work at a reasonable price, over the course of Project Bertha 4x4LRS has gained in popularity and customers limiting their time to the rebuild.

We must admit with the addition of Doris the Disco to our fleet of vehicles we have added to the work load of 4x4LRS so not entirely innocent either.

However we have issued an ultimation ... either give us photo's of whats happening or we will demand you both change the heater matrix on the Disco and do the timing belt on the Sportage....
and if that doesnt produce photo's of the progress nothing will ...

Watch this space!!!