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Far to early for a coat of paint, but we couldn't resist, a decision has still yet to be made about the choice of paint to cover the aluminium parts. We used Khaki silk paint for the body's (emulsion), this seems to be a good choice of colour.
I popped down to my local automotive supplier to find a custom colour matched aerosol for the metal bits; Unfortunately once applied it was obvious that the colour did not match particularly well and the decision was made to prime the aluminium and paint over with emulsion. This is not an ideal solution, but touching up is at least easy.

This shows Woot's first attempt ever at welding and what a fine job he did of it as well.

  Can't seem to stop him now.
My rear axle secured in to place using 6mm bolts.

The metal fixing plates above the axle.
I decided that a fixed axle would be of no use to us as the Toylander will be used mainly in the field at the back of the house and would likely get stuck in the unevenness of it all. Thus a pivoting axle design has been implemented.

The stub axles consists of 24mm threaded bar for the pivoting action and 25mm solid bright bar for the wheels to attach to.
The wheel's were ordered from Toylander, we admittedly looked around for cheaper variants, but when it came to it, the originals looked the best and offered best value for money.
A stubb was fabricated and attached to the rear of the Geepstar, this gives an excellent place for the spare wheel to be attached. If your picky the spare was always on the right hand side of the original Willys, but this version is going to be R/H drive, we are in the UK you know!

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