Landrover Restoration

October 1, 2008


Filed under: Electrical, Body Work — Steven Rowlandson @ 7:08 am

Well, not a lot has happened in the last few weeks. The Original motor was stripped down and it is very worn. The body is back together and all in primer awaiting paint, i’ll leave that to a separate post. It won’t be long now until everything is completed. Next phase is paint the whole cab in colour, build and fit the tray and finish the wiring. Last step is to fit the shocks, new tyres and adjust up the brakes. 

August 10, 2008


Filed under: Brakes, Electrical, Body Work, Engine — Steven Rowlandson @ 6:42 pm

Of late, a few things have progressed. The bonnet, grill and gaurds are back on and looking fantastic in Etch Primer. The doors are back and also in Primer. I have fitted a new fan belt, Fuel Filler Hose, Radiator hoses, new Exide Extreme Battery, new starter button and coil to distributor lead. All the brake lines have been replaced with new pipe and fittings as well as new flexible hoses fort he rear and front. New Clutch slave cylinder was also fitted thanks to Rover Parts and the Landrover now fires up and drives (and stops!) .  All the rear lights are fitted and the wiring has been replaced. Now I just have to connect the wiring in the dash and sort out the years of butchered spliced wires. Next steps will be paint the roof in Etch primer then the whole car in original Limestone. The Tray is all designed and the steel will be ordered and welded up to make a new steel tray with aluminium checkerplate floor.I have stripped the original motor  and will start to slowly rebuild it to put back in the landrover shortly.

May 4, 2008

Time for some fabrications

Filed under: Electrical, Body Work — Steven Rowlandson @ 3:56 pm

With litle progress over the last few months, it was time to get the ball rolling. I picked up some 5mm x 50mm bar to fabricate up some new bumper mounts which had badly rusted and needed repair. The Bar would also patch a small section of the chassis that had some rust holes that proved to be more cancer than a few holes. A sheet of 2mm plate was also acquired to fabricate some new light mounts for the rear of the tray. This proved much easy than I thought. Now I am the first to achknowledge my welding skills are terrible and steel skills equally as bad, but with some new tools I thought I’d give it a go. The Light mounts were simply traced from the pattern of the old tin ones. These are quite battered and bruised. Once traced I centre punched the holes and preceeded to drill the pilot holes, uping the drill bit in size. A 22mm Hole saw cut the holes for the ‘guts’ of the lights to hang through. I don’t have a jigsaw to cut the rounded corners so careful for with the angle grinder, then die grinder managed to cut them to shape and round them off nicely. Some work on the hand file and emery paper managed to clean them up to be quite presentable. Overall, a job done nicely (i think anyways.) Now to clean them up and paint them Chassis Black, mount the lights and bolt them to the chassis.  

January 29, 2008

New Lights

Filed under: Electrical — Steven Rowlandson @ 9:29 pm

The original SII lights are getting harder and harder to get, although modern 110 / Defender lights look similar and do the job nicely. At around $22 a piece, they are easy to obtain and I picked up a full set from and had them the next day sent via courier. Great service.    

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