1970 Land Rover Series IIa


This Rover has come in for a body off repaint and engine rebuild. Looks like a nice solid truck that just needs a repaint right? Well no. Scroll through the photos to see what lurks just under the skin.

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

Aluminum is more corrosion resistant to steel but it can still corrode. Unlike steel it is not easy to cut out and weld in new panel, this entire door will need to be replaced because of this corrosion.

land rover series iia restoration

This lower pillar was replaced on the bulkhead, too bad they didn't take a few seconds to make sure it was flush before welding it in.

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

Shoddy welding on the passenger side.

land rover series iia restoration

The tear down begins.

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

The bulkhead back from the bead blaster.

land rover series iia restoration

Rebuilt power brakes

land rover series iia restoration

New doors, the pop rivets will get drilled out and replace with hammer rivets after paint for a completely original look.

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

5 new 16" wheels will get painted in their original limestone.

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

Freshly galvanized parts.

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

Refinished seat frames go in.

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration

 

land rover series iia restoration