1985 Land Rover 110

We are restoring this 1985 Land Rover 110 and it will be for sale when completed.

1985 Land Rover in good condition.

This 1985 Land Rover 110 is in good original condition.

2.5l diesel engine.

A 2.5l diesel engine.

1985 Land Rover 110 interior.


Completely disassembled Land Rover 110.

The Land Rover has been completely disassembled.

Land Rover VIN number can be seen.

This is the original numbers matching frame.

Galvanized rear crossmember welded to the frame.

The frame has had a new rear crossmember welded on and has been galvanized.

300tdi motor mounts.

300tdi motor mounts were welded on before the frame was galvanized.

New genuine Land Rover rear tub.

A new genuine Land Rover rear tub has arrived.

NAO Expedition Tan painted on bulkhead.

The bulkhead has had new floors welded in, was seam sealed and painted in NAO Expedition Tan.

Land Rover with alpine windows.

The alpine windows are being installed in new seals.

Seam sealed Land Rover roof.

The roof has been fully seam sealed.

All new suspension bushings.

All new suspension bushings have been installed.

Front axle with 24 spline differential, galvanized skid plate.

The front axle has been installed with a 24 spline differential and a galvanized skid plate.

NAO Expedition Tan painted parts.

All parts have been painted inside and out with NAO Expedition Tan.

Galvanized underbody brackets.

The underbody brackets have been galvanized.

Underside and top both painted in NAO Expedition Tan.

The underside of the body has been painted to the same standards as the top.

Land Rover bulkhead removal bar.

A bulkhead removal bar has been installed.

New side panels with genuine Land Rover sliding windows.

New side panels with genuine Land Rover sliding windows have been installed.

Genuine Land Rover windshield and windshield gasket.

A genuine Land Rover windshield and windshield gasket have been installed in the frame. Newer style windshield brackets are also installed.

Rebuilt 300tdi engine for Land Rover.

The rebuilt 300tdi is ready for assembly.

Uninstalled oil pan.

The oil pan is ready for installation.

Rebuilt injection pump installation.

The rebuilt injection pump is installed.

Land Rover checked for warping, valve job and genuine Land Rover head gasket.

The head was pressure tested and checked for warping, a valve job was done on it, and it was installed on the block with a genuine Land Rover head gasket.

300tdi engine installation

The 300tdi is ready for installation into the frame.

Land Rover timing belt tensioned.

The timing belt is being tensioned to 11 Newton meters.

Installing wire harness.

A brand new wiring harness is ready for installation.

Brand new genuine Land Rover Defender 110 rear axle.

A brand new genuine Land Rover Defender 110 rear axle is ready for installation.

Land Rover heavy duty springs and Koni Heavy Trac shocks.

The axle has been installed with new genuine Land Rover heavy duty springs and Koni Heavy Trac shocks.

Genuine Land Rover heavy duty springs, Disco II genuine Land Rover spring isolators, adjustable Koni Heavy Trac shocks.

Here you can see all the galvanized parts that went into this project. Genuine Land Rover heavy duty springs are installed with Disco II genuine Land Rover spring isolators. Adjustable Koni Heavy Trac shocks are installed in the front as well.

Land Rover body assembly.

The body has been assembled.

300tdi hooked up in engine bay.

The 300tdi is being hooked up in the engine bay.

New brake and clutch system

A completely new brake and clutch system has been installed.

Rebuilt Ashcroft transmission.

A rebuilt transmission from Ashcroft is installed. It has their big bearing upgrade and high ratio fifth gear so you can cruise at a speed higher than 65 mph.

New wiring harness by Autosparks.

The new wiring harness has been installed. This unit is manufactured by Autosparks. The early 80s trucks have a very simple straightforward wiring harness but unfortunately had glass fuses that would corrode and cause intermittent electrical problems. This new harness has the later style blade fuses but is still a nice simple harness.

Genuine Land Rover sliding windows.

Genuine Land Rover sliding windows have been installed which help give the interior a light airy feel and extra ventilation on hot days compared to the original van like interior.

Genuine door latch handle.

This drilled rear door latch handle is a slight departure from the original but it is a genuine Land Rover unit.

New plastic fuel filler neck and cap.

A new plastic fuel filler neck and cap is installed.

Rust resistant door hinges.

New genuine Land Rover rust resistant door hinges are installed.

Heavy duty rear bumperettes.

Heavy duty rear bumperettes and LED lights are installed.

The Land Rover is nearly complete...

The Land Rover is nearly complete...

Specs for 1985 110


  • Land Rover Series 110 $112,500


  • Completely rebuilt long block by center auto
  • Valve job on head and pressure tested
  • New power steering pump
  • New vacuum pump
  • Allisport variable vane turbo
  • New motor mounts
  • New alternator
  • New water pump
  • New fan clutch
  • New radiator
  • New intercooler
  • New timing belt
  • New thermostat
  • New radiator hoses
  • New coolant expansion tank
  • New serpentine belt
  • New serpentine belt tensioner
  • New air cleaner assembly
  • New intercooler hoses
  • New stainless steel exhaust system
  • New glow plugs

Transmission and Transfer Case

  • Ashcroft rebuilt R380 transmission with larger main bearings and high ratio 5th gear
  • Rebuilt 1.4:1 transfer case with one piece heavy duty differential cross pin
  • New AP clutch
  • New heavy duty clutch fork
  • New clutch push rod
  • New clutch master cylinder
  • New clutch hose
  • New clutch slave cylinder
  • New clutch master cylinder to slave cylinder steel line
  • New shift knobs
  • New heavy duty wide angle front driveshaft
  • New rear driveshaft
  • New transmission mounts


  • Original matching numbers frame galvanized
  • New rear crossmember
  • Galvanized transmission cross member


  • 24 spline front differential
  • Rebuilt swivel assemblies
  • New swivel seals
  • New wheel bearings
  • New hub seals
  • New Wolf rear axle
  • Galvanized front differential guard


  • New heavy duty springs
  • New control arm bushings
  • Front rubber spring isolators
  • New rear ball joint
  • New rear sway bar links
  • New rear sway bar bushings
  • New panhard rod bushing
  • Galvanized spring seats
  • Galvanized shock towers
  • Koni Heavy Track adjustable shocks


  • Body panels painted both sides in NAO Expedition Tan
  • New rear body
  • Bulkhead sandblasted, all rust repaired and seamsealed
  • New front door shells
  • New front outer fenders
  • New rear galvanized steel door
  • New seat box
  • Galvanized under seat boxes
  • New door weatherstripping
  • All under body supports and brackets galvanized
  • New vent flap weatherstripping
  • New bulkhead to windshield frame seal
  • New windshield
  • New windshield gasket
  • New corrosion resistant front door hinges
  • New galvanized door hinge hardware
  • New rear corrosion resistant door hinges
  • All doors keyed to open with ignition key
  • New fender flares
  • New grille badge
  • New grille decal
  • New headlamp bezels
  • New grille
  • New heater air intake grille
  • Galvanized door sills
  • New heater
  • Body assembled with factory sealed rivets
  • Galvanized front inner fenders
  • New rear bumperettes (galvanized and powder coated)
  • New rock sliders with tree bars (galvanized and powder coated)
  • New genuine Land Rover sunroof


  • New genuine Land Rover cloth seats
  • New acoustic matting on floors, seat box and bulkhead
  • New rubber mat in load bay
  • New headliner
  • New dash binnacle and support
  • New front and rear door panels
  • New Tuffy locking center console
  • Bulkhead removal bar (allows seats to move back further)
  • New seat belts


  • Heavy duty high clearance track rod
  • New tie rod ends
  • Rebuilt steering box
  • New steering box drop arm
  • New power steering hoses


  • New AP calipers for vented rotor
  • New vented rotors
  • New brake pads
  • New brake lines
  • New stainless braided brake hoses
  • New brake master cylinder (later type)
  • New brake booster (later type)
  • New brake pedal box (later type)
  • Factory disc brake rear axles


  • New Odyssey battery
  • New body wiring harness
  • New engine wiring harness
  • New wiring harness grommets
  • New headlight pigtails
  • New Hella headlights
  • New LED parking lights, turn signals and taillights
  • New reverse lights
  • New electronic VDO speedometer calibrated to tire size
  • New VDO oil pressure gauge
  • New VDO fuel gauge
  • New VDO coolant temperature gauge
  • New VDO voltage gauge
  • New heater switch
  • New turn signal switch assembly
  • New wiper switch assembly
  • New headlight switch
  • New hazard light switch
  • Hella horns

Fuel System

  • New fuel tank
  • New fuel level sending unit
  • New fuel filter assembly
  • New fuel lift pump
  • Rebuilt injection pump
  • Rebuilt injectors

Tires and wheels

  • Five new 235 85 16 Goodyear Duratrac tires
  • Five heavy duty wheels
  • New valve stems