This 1986 Land Rover 110 was improperly sand blasted by the previous owner resulting in warping on all the body panels. However, the frame was in relatively good shape. We will install a rebuilt 300tdi drivetrain and all new body panels. This vehicle will be fitted with the North America Overland Expedition Package.
The 1986 Land Rover as it arrived in the shop.
Here you can see the body is badly warped which will require all the body panels to be replaced.
The original drivetrain will be replaced.
300tdi motor mounts are welded to the frame.
The frame is completely disassembled.
The bulkhead is sand blasted, repaired, fully seam sealed, and repainted in NAO Expedition Tan.
Here is a close up of the seam sealer. This prevents moisture from getting between overlapping layers of steel.
Now the bulkhead can be fully assembled.
The original frame has been galvanized.
Rubber spring isolators are installed on the new genuine Land Rover heavy duty springs.
Goodyear Duratrac 235/85-16 tires are mounted to five new genuine Land Rover Wolf wheels.
The heavy duty gas tank skid plate is also galvanized.
All new suspension bushings are installed as well as new brake lines, stainless braided hoses and a new gas tank.
A replacement rear tub is painted in NAO Expedition Tan.
The bulkhead is installed on the frame.
A new Mantec aluminum skid plate is installed.
New genuine Land Rover magnetic drain plugs are installed in the axles.
The rear tub is installed on the frame.
A Detroit locker is installed in the Salisbury rear axle.
These are Ashcroft heavy duty front axles. These will allow the use of the early one ton CV joints and a 24 spline front differential. This is the best of both worlds: the later 24 spline differential and the early 110 CV joints.
All body panels are stripped to bare aluminum and painted inside and out.
An Ashcroft rebuilt R380 transmission and LT230 transfer case are installed. These transmissions have larger bearings installed for more durability. The transmission has an Ashcroft heavy duty cross pin installed.
The roof and side panels are installed. The side panels have genuine Land Rover Africa spec windows.
Here you can see the inside of the roof has been painted just like the outside. Also, a bulkhead removal bar is installed to allow for greater leg room.
All cappings are riveted just like they would have from the factory. Also, new genuine Land Rover rust resistant door hinges are installed with galvanized hardware.
A heavy duty front drive shaft is ready for installation.
The steel inner fenders are galvanized and assembled on the freshly painted fenders. The roll cage support is also installed on the fender at this time.
The sills are galvanized.
The under seat boxes are galvanized and riveted to the freshly painted seat box.
New seatbelts are installed.
A galvanzied dual battery tray is installed.
A Blue Sea Systems dual battery switch is installed.
A new genuine Land Rover Puma rear door is assembled. Unlike the original doors, these doors are galvanized steel.
The Puma rear door is installed as well as rear bumperettes and receiver hitch.
A Safety Devices external roll cage is ready for assembly.
The external roll cage bolts through the body and down to the frame at six points.
Many under body components are galvanized for rust resistance.
The roll cage is installed.
The floors are installed with all new hardware.
New genuine Land Rover heated Puma seats.
New genuine Land Rover headliner.
Later style vented disc brakes are installed.
The finished product, a fully restored NAO Expedition 110.
The 1986 110 pictured with another NAO Expedition 110.
Here you can see the sheen of the matte NAO Expedition Tan paint.
Pictured is the heavy duty tire carrier.
The large diameter fuel filler neck.
A close up of the Safety Devices external roll cage.
A Mantec raised air intake is installed.
A Superwinch Husky 10,000 lbs winch is installed.
A Brownchurch brush guard is installed.
A galvanized steel front differential skid plate is installed.
A rear sway bar is installed to compensate for the added weight of the roll cage.
Military Jate rings are installed for the rear recovery points.
Galvanized and powder coated rock sliders are added.
A Tuffy locking center console is installed.
This Land Rover was also converted from right hand drive to left hand drive.
Here you can see the galvanized sills.
New genuine Land Rover steering wheel.
Here you can see the new style weather stripping on the bottom of the Puma doors.
Two 5 volt charging outlets are installed in the dash.
All new VDO gauges are installed in the dash.
Two 12 volt outlets are installed in the Tuffy center console. One is always live and one is live with the key.
A radio is installed in the Tuffy center console.
New genuine Land Rover rust resistant door hinges are installed with galvanized hardware.
The finished product.