Thought to be an ex-military Land Rover Series III 109 LWB hard top and was originally, from the chassis plate, a petrol version. It was converted to diesel in a former life (on a farm in Shropshire I believe) and now runs a 12J engine.This engine was in it when I bought it and the engine number is registered on the logbook. Sit back for a brief history of the last 20 months and what has been done/replaced. He stood for many years in a local field until I decided to rescue it for a restoration project. Taken down to a rolling chassis for welding and plating, which started with 27kg yes, 27kg, I weighed it! Of Schultz being removed and the chassis rubbed down to the bare metal, plated and strengthened where needed. It has then had several coats of gloss chassis black to protect it. A new battery tray was fabricated and repairs to the bulkhead floor carried out. All bolts that were replaced have been replaced with stainless steel equivalents. The front doors and door tops are new as is the glazed rear door. All locks are also new and the same key is used for all. New front door hinges and new rear door hinge-pins. Inner wings, splashguards and under-tub all treated to stone chip. All panels taken back to pretty much bare metal and re-sprayed in Land Rover Dark Bronze Green and Limestone with 1 coat etch primer, 2 coats of primer and 3 top coats. Rear tub floor has been lined with heavy duty'toothed' rubber matting.
New front and rear shock absorbers. New front swivels and Railko bushes. New front brake lines and hoses. New lights all round (front and rear).
The front headlamps are halogen, with plastic bowls, and so only the bulbs will ever need replacing, not the whole units. New wiper arms and blades in black (with adapters). Ew vent seals and pins. Series wheels (x5), sandblasted and powder coated in the correct colour.All good tread, two are like new. Set of 5 locknuts and key.
Genuine Land Rover high-lift jack. Custom seats keeping in with the old style Series III look. Original floor panels (treated to stonechip finish). It has the military leaf-springs and drum brakes (larger than standard). New bump stops all round.
Custom front, rear, engine bay and wiring looms. All multi-plugged for easy removal. 2 new 6-way fuse boxes installed with several excellent earth points.New fuel lines all round. New coolant hoses with quick release hose-clips. New timing belt and pulley. New oils (several flushes) and filter. New gearbox detent springs and bearings.
Steering box refurbishment kit fitted. They work but need two pumps to get a full pedal. It's 40 years old so the rear tub and front wings are rippled/dinged here and there. Some of the paint on the bonnet and o/s rear quarter hasn't taken very well so will need some attention.It is a little smokey when being worked hard, but this is to be expected on a car of this year, but it had its MOT in September but only done about 25 miles since then so assuming it needs a bloody good run. Full documented photo history of restoration. Bound Land Rover service manual. Mileometer states approx 39,967 and I have no idea how genuine this mileage is. This is not a concours Land Rover, it has been restored to look like the original but by myself (+friends), not a garage or specialist. I have tried my best to reflect the Land Rover's Heritage. I'm not a Land Rover expert, I bought this as nothing more than an affordable project, so if anything described above isn't true to the purist, I can only apologise.
That said, I enjoyed every minute of the restoration. (Nearly) all receipts will be provided, along with a CD of over 1000 photographs of my journey showing each stage of the restoration. I have the V5 in my name and the chassis stamps match the V5 as does the engine number and chassis plate. It hasn't had a proper run out, only 25 miles since the MOT. I would suggest it is collected on a flatback or towed, and not driven home, until you have had a chance to give it a good shakedown, something I haven't been able to do due to recent surgery.For a full photo-journey of the restoration, please visit. The item "1975 LAND ROVER Series 3 109 TAX EXEMPT 2.5NA Completed'Restoration' Project" is in sale since Monday, May 30, 2016. This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover". The seller is "cossiechris" and is located in Runcorn.
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