Have got myself a new project/toy. Mainly for helping with access at the coppice as well as allowing me to sling oily chainsaws, muddy dogs, food-splattered children into without worrying about the two-tone leatherette.
Looks better from a distance, up close it looks every one of it's 25yrs of age. There's plenty of work to be done to the body panels, hinges, window rubbers etc. But mechanically it's brilliant. 1988 200 TDi engine that the last owner paid a bundle to have moved over to a new galv chassis.
However, top of the list of things that needed sorting was the gaping hole where the gasket should have been on the exhaust manifold. Although I'll take on most practical challenges Ive never before worked on an engine. At least with a landy engine it's of a technical complexity that I can have a crack at and requires no more complicated specialist tools than a range of hammers.
Manifolds off last night, old crapped-out gasket out, new one in this morning and everything back together again and it only bloody runs!! :D
Off to give it a proper test run now...