This started off as a build thread for my L70 LandCruiser as I began modifying it to improve it for my needs, but then developed into a complete blog of my life including me emigrating from the UK to Australia with my LandCruiser and all my worldly possessions. It details the ups and downs of starting a fresh in a new country on the other side of the world, the amazing 4wd trips, all the interesting jobs I have had, right up to where I am today. Here we go...................................... I'm going to be doing a lot of work on my 70 over the next few months, so thought id start a build thread. i guess i should start from the beginning, so below is the story of my 70 from the start, unashamedly stolen from my cruiser of the month thread. apologies to everyone whos already read/seen all of this. Start of my build thread then:- yesterday i ordered a pair of rear arch repair panels from Germany. http://www.autoblechteile.de/index.php?cPath=48_81 today i removed the bumper and winch tray ready for them to be sent off to be powder coated on monday. couldnt believe how much mud and clay was in the winch tray. i need to drill a few big holes int the tray with a hole saw before its powder coated, so that future mud can be washed out easily. new batteries and starter went on yesterday, so my truck is now drivable again. i must still have an electrical fault some where though as ive got a lot of warning lights on the dash lit up, but these go off when the voltage charging regulator is unplugged, so i suspect this may be at fault, even though this was replaced not long ago. might have to get an auto electrician look at it. didnt see any point in butchering the wiring to my spot lights so ive temporarily secured them in place with cable ties and a bungee strap until the bumper goes back on. i decided to re-fit the original bumper and indicators on the front to make the truck look a bit more road worthy, until the bumper and wicnh tray comes back from the powder coaters. im picking up the steel i need to make my rock sliders tomorrow, so work on those will begin on monday hopefully. at the start of August im hoping to take my cruiser off the road for a month to 6weeks so i can strip it down and rebuild it after rust killing, painting, and waxoiling everything. i want to remove the axles, radius/trailing arms, props, bumper, winch tray rock sliders, suspension etc. and then rebuild it all after all the paintwork is done.