Its been a long time since i posted any updates on the restoration and lots had happened since the last!
The rust from the chassis has been completely removed
Next i filled as many pits as I could, its not perfect but its better.
Next to look at was the wheels, I knew they weren't in a great shape but they were worse than I expected.
They were full of holes, replacing them isn't really an option as the narrow rims are rare in the UK, we opted to weld the holes and then I used lots of filler. They are a lot better than they were.
The steering wheel was missing so I found one for a cub cadet on the auction site in the US, got it shipped here and now i've repaired it and modified it to fit.
Another thing that was missing from the RJ was the brake band, We had a cast pulley lying around that was a near exact match to the original casting. It had the same bore and keyway as the original and so I turned it down to the correct dimensions.
Before and after