So, Saturday after noon, Andrew helpfully drived down from Newcastle to help with breaking the back of the work to be done on the Iltis. Engine is removed, the chassis is then blown off (!) and wheeled onto a plastic sheet by the door, jacked up, wheels removed and then I got busy with the […]

Saturday afternoon

August 28th, 2010

Plenty done today, piccies to follow. Engine out, chassis repainted in a sensible colour. Found the clutch was toast, deep joy.

Orf with her head.

August 26th, 2010

Before I bought the Iltis, the previous owner had removed the body and painted the chassis the lurid colour you see here, no offence but it’s minging! So, with a big bucket of VW L319 (or RAL6014, it’s the same colour) we will be mostly spraying synthetic everywhere to try and calm down the “Quality […] Cost – €35 and take 3-4 weeks from Payment

Day 2 – pictures

August 25th, 2010

Had a couple of spare minutes today to have a proper look around the Iltis, work out which bits belong to it and which don’t from the boxes of parts that came with it.      

Tracing parts.

August 25th, 2010

Not quite as easy as first anticipated! So, we have this Iltis, it’s in bits and it needs to go on the road. It has no windscreen, only one wiper, bits of linkage missing, rear light missing, left hand drive headlamps….. So, headlamp comes out, has a nosey at it, is that a Polo headlamp… […]

It’s landed!

August 25th, 2010

The work starts here!