On the internet there is a picture of a LK II running without a body, where the rider sits on a small platform. We have built a floor and mounted a chair on it to create a functioning driver’s seat. The ergonomics of the driver’s seat is not the best but for limited driving tests, it will work fine.
While a renovation is going on, it is easy to forget how the different parts looked like before we did order them. Therefore, I have done some before and after pictures to show the incredible difference cleaning, painting and general tidying-up does. Not to mention the feeling of knowing that things work as they should.
We start with the powertrain: engine, gear box and steering gear.
Instrumentation and wiring.
We have also replaced the modern rod antenna with a loop antenna.
Now it is time for the engine package to be put in the right place..
With the help of a wheel loader it came out in the fresh air.
It became a god reunion with the chassi.
The two fit together very well!
In the engine room there was a big gray lump that turned out to be the fuel tank. When we removed it, we discovered that it was made of copper.
But it’s a shame to hide beautiful copper with gray paint, so we removed the paint and polished the copper and the result was really good.
Then it was time to assemble the steering gear in the base. With the help of our gantry crane we lifted it into place.
And after some adjustments back and forth, it stays.