This has been my project for the last 12 months, it's been completely stripped down and rebuilt using new parts wherever necessary. It's mostly original apart from things like the fuel/temp gauge which I've changed to a series 3 one, it now has an alternator and also Defender wheels and tyres (no tubes)! The spare is however still a tube tyre.
I'll list as briefly as I can the work carried out and the new parts but there is an awful lot of it. Completely stripped down to a rolling chassis, wire wheeled off, new front dumb irons and bell housing cross member then repainted with a good thick coat of'Tractor Black'. The bulkhead had already had some repair work done but I put new floor pans in as they were a bit ropey, also replaced the inner wing mudshields.New brake pipes throughout, master and wheel cylinders and shoes all round. Steering completely dismantled and a full set of new ball joints and new swivel gaiters. The engine has had a new water pump, fuel pump, carburetor, plugs, leads and coil, it already had a distributor with pointless electronic ignition which is great (no points to adjust). Front and rear crank seals have been changed and an oil change too. The gearbox had a slight leak from the front output shaft so that has been replaced and also had an oil change, new clutch master and slave cylinders and pipes. All gears work fine including 4WD and Hi/Lo.
Fully rewired including new senders on the water temp, fuel tank and oil pressure. A modern blade type fusebox, flasher unit, voltage regulator and headlight dip switch. New lights all round including the headlamp bowls (but not the chrome bezels). Inside has had new floor plates, seats and gear knobs. I even managed to find a non leaking working heater as it had never had one fitted before.The body work isn't bad, it's fairly straight with the usual dents here and there. I haven't tried to hide anything I have pretty much just sanded it down and primed and painted it with a roller. It actually looks pretty good and certainly in character. The rear windows have no locks as I was unable to source any but a piece of stick would work just fine. New door handles and locks.
New replacement wiper motors, wiper arms and blades and washers. New rubber seals all round. It starts first push of the button and sounds great, goes well too, I imagine the mileage is accurate but couldn't guarantee it obviously. I think that's about it, however there's sure to be something I've missed so please feel free to ask any questions.
I would like to point out that this is a 54 year old vehicle that was originally designed for farm work, it was last on the road about 12 years ago and to the best of my knowledge has been stood up until I started work on it. So for that reason I would like to say that although I have made every effort to make sure it is in as near perfect working order as possible, I cannot guarantee it will go forever. The furthest it has been in the last 13 years is to the MOT station and back, where I must add it passed with no advisories. The item "Land Rover Series 2A 1962 Tax Exempt" is in sale since Tuesday, July 12, 2016.This item is in the category "Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Classic Cars\Land Rover". The seller is "sootys66" and is located in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.