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When not to be in your Series Land Rover – Paintman

When not to be in your Series Land Rover – Paintman.  A few year’s ago my brother from Fylde Land Rover Services in Lytham sat down with his apprentice for lunch one sunny day when a horn was continually sounded outside the workshop.  After watching this, what he thought to be an ignorant man in his truck cab series 3 for a few minutes, Steve sent the lad to tell him off as it was lunchtime.  If he wanted immediate attention he would have to wait, but he could come and join them and have a brew until they went back to work.

All was revealed, this guy had bought a beautiful new Series 3 from Ebay and was driving home.  Home meant driving over a number of speed bumps a couple of miles away.  Well blow me down but when he got home, he found he couldn’t get out of any doors, and as he was a little rotund he couldn’t escape through a window; hence the trip to Fylde Land Rovers to see if they had a idea!  A trolley jack under the gearbox crossmember  sorted the problem.  By jacking it up an inch or two amazingly the doors opened.  The chassis had totally snapped behind the crossmember under the seats…. it was nicely painted though!!!

Motto of this story:  What you see off Ebay may not be what you get!  Have a good look – it’s surprising what ‘Fred’ can spirit up out his shed to hide the naughties.


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Series 2 Land Rover Engine Grey and Blue – it’s here

Its taken a lot of research and time to get there, but with the approval of a Series 2 Club Member and a restorer from the ‘Old School’  Paintman now stocks Land Rover Series 2 Engine Blue Paint and also the 2 Litre Engine Grey Coach Paint, in addition to the Series 3 Engine Blue Coach Enamel and the Recon Military engine Blue paints already in our Land Rover engine Paint range.  It all takes time, passion and a bit of luck sometimes.

The next challenge is Series 2A Dark Grey… its a bit like the old British Railways advert… We are getting there!!!


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Unbelievable the things garages do!! – Paintman

Unbelievable the things garages do!! – Paintman  I recently bought a genuine Series 3 SWB Land Rover with both dumbirons totally cracked,  just behind the front of front spring mount on both sides. What a surprise, the shackle plates had been tightened so tight the springs could not flex as they are supposed to,  thus taking out the weakest spot – the fixed end of the spring!! The vehicle was scrapped as a major MOT failure because of someone’s bodging. I even got the invoice from the garage that did it…  Amazing things Paintman sees.


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