Here at Robison Service, winter time is restoration time for many of our clients and their cars. We take projects in the fall with the hope that we'l scoot them out the door - finished - by the time spring weather arrives, a few months from now.
Here's a glimpse into some of our activities in the Land Rover world
This is an engine from a 1994 Defender that's undergoing a frame-off restoration. After ensuring the core was good, and no rebuild was needed, we've stripped this motor to the long block and removed all the discolored and salt spotted aluminum.
We bead blasted everything, and finished the aluminum in a clear ceramic that looks like fresh aluminum, but it won't fade or discolor. We finished all the black in semi-gloss powder, and changed the gaskets, hoses, and ancillary parts . . .
We did the same thing on the axles, stripping them to the casings, which were cleaned and powder coated. Land Rover left a lot of this metal bare when the vehicles were new, but we finish it all.
Here's Joe Brick, assembling away . . .
This Series truck is here for wiring repairs, and eradication of rodents . . . .
Here we are mocking up a new set of jump seats for a Nantucket beach Defender . . ..
We've had a lot of trouble with steel fuel lines rotting away. These stainless lines are a bear to bend and fit, but they'll never rot!
How do we keep track of what's tight and what's loose? We mark all the fasteners with paint once they are torqued. Then an inspector can look under the car and pick out unpainted bolts.
We use high heat ceramic to finish the brake drums, and black paint and u-joints for the driveshafts
Here's a resealed and prepped engine, seen from below