The spare wheel carrier on the Freelander has been looking tatty for a while now. At the Stoneleigh Show last year I bought a second hand one from one of the stalls. The intention was to get it powder coated and then replace the one that was on there already. Well I finally got around to getting the new(?) one powder coated. So today Ian and I swapped it for the old one: –
On removing the spare wheel the full horror was revealed: –
Finally – Before and after!
I took it to Redditch Shotblasting to get it done and I can highly recommend them. Shot blasting and powder coating cost around £30. The second hand part cost £10 so total cost around £40. A lot cheaper than this option at £165!
I’m really pleased with the final result and the Freelander now looks a lot smarter than before!
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