Land Rover 300Tdi

Chassis Swap

The Workshop Blog on September 16th, 2017 Comments Off

Second chassis swap in September completed. This little 300Tdi 90 is now MOT’d and ready to go out and play again.

Land Rover Defender 130

Chassis Replacement

The Workshop Blog on September 11th, 2017 Comments Off

The latest chassis swap in the workshop is the longest Defender you can buy. We’ve been replacing this Defender 130 chassis over the last week and it’s now complete with new MOT ready for the customer to collect.  Find out more on our Chassis Swap page

Range Rover Evoque

Fresh from the Factory

The Workshop Blog on March 7th, 2014 Comments Off

Today we were lucky enough to see a brand new Evoque in the Workshop!  One of our customers purchased this from the local Land Rover dealership and after purchasing some sidesteps to have fitted they recommended he come to us as they had waiting list in the workshop.  So after collecting his Brand new car the customer drove over to the workshop and left it in our hands whilst we fitted the sidesteps.  This is definately the cleanest Land Rover we have had in the workshop and with only 32 miles on the clock!

Container to America

The Workshop Blog on December 9th, 2013 Comments Off
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Arriving in USA as we type this is a container of exported vehicles, parts and engines.
The vehicles we have sent are a Land Rover 127 hi cap double cab pick up and a 110 hi cap pick up. Both vehicles have had a make over in the workshop…
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The 127 pick up had the following:
- Galvanised Chassis
- Galvanised bulkhead
- LHD conversion
- TDI engine and gearbox conversion
- Disc brake rear axle fitted
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The 110 pick up we converted from an ex MOD 110 van to a hi cap pick up with truck cab roof
Also included in the container were 24 assorted Land Rover engines, gearboxes, and diffs.
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If any of this is of interest to our American customers please contact Rover Resource in Connecticut and speak to Richard. We have been business partner for the last 5 years and this is the fourth 40ft container of Land Rover goodies we have sent.

AWDC – King of the Valleys 2013

The Workshop Blog on July 29th, 2013 Comments Off

Richard’s new competition truck is nearing completion…

The truck is based on the Whitbread designed 100 inch space frame challenge truck. And is running a 4.2 Mega-Squirted V8 engine and 35” Super Swamper tyres.

Over the last couple of years we have been building and developing this beast into a competitive truck to take on challenge events in the UK and Europe.

We have modified and fabricated many of the new additions to the truck including: A custom rear mounted cooling system. Front, rear and center winch trays. Body, Floor and Roof panels. Custom wiring loom and dashboard controls.

Shakedown for the truck was last month at Kirton Off-road Centre, where we finished 3rd in the King of the Valleys qualifier event.

Organised by the All Wheel Drive Club and inspired by the legendary Griffin King of the Hammers, King of the Valleys is the UK’s ultimate 4×4 off-road endurance challenge.

The main event will be held at Walters Arena in Wales 9-11th August.

Check out the Ultra4 website for more information on the event and check back here after the event for photos and results.

Diesel Power...2.8Tdi

Engine Conversion

The Workshop Blog on January 31st, 2011 Comments Off

The engine conversion we are doing here is the International 2.8 TDi derived engine as marketed by Motor & Diesel. This is a comprehensive kit comprising of all the parts needed to get the vehicle back to a driving state.
The major benefits are substantially more torque combined with the legendry TDi reliability.
Series III Lightweight

Custom Roll Cage

The Workshop Blog on January 15th, 2011 Comments Off

One of the trucks we’ve been working on this week is this Series III Lightweight.
The owner wanted additional safety and protection whilst off-roading but didn’t want to sacrifice the traditional character of the vehicle.
We designed and fabricated the roll cage in the workshop to meet the customers spec. Fitting required no modifications to the bulkhead or sides of the rear tub and the 4-point cage fits neatly inside the standard canvas roof.

MATTRACKS Monster!!!

The Workshop Blog on September 22nd, 2010 Comments Off

The latest vehicle to visit our workshop is this unique Defender 110…The RNLI have had the Land Rover fitted with MATTRACKS – The All Terrain Rubber Track Conversion system.

Many of the major components on the vehicle have been stripped back and refurbished/replaced along with the track system which has been serviced, painted and re-assembled.

The Defender will be leaving the workshop tomorrow and will soon be in service at the West Kirby Lifeboat station.

AWDC Challenger 4x4 Round 3 - Somerley

Challenge Truck Test Drive

The Workshop Blog on June 15th, 2010 Comments Off

Another challenge truck at the other end of the spectrum. A tired old range rover chassis that should have been put out to pasture has been re-invented as an entry level vehicle to compete in the AWDC Challenger 4×4 series.

Relatively simple modifications have been, a tubed front end and custom winch installation along with a rear mounted rad and modified roll cage.

Defender 110 Leaves the workshop...

RNLI Land Rover Refurbished

The Workshop Blog on May 23rd, 2010 Comments Off

We are currently in the process of refurbishing the RNLI fleet of Land Rover 110’s Each vehicle is stripped right down, the chassis are replaced with galvanised versions. The axle cases are hot zinc sprayed and powder coated and all other components checked for serviceability. Several improvements/enhancements have been included eg: moving the TD5 engine ECU from under the seat to a position in the roof headlining. EGR valves have been replaced with our custom made version and our bespoke galvanised winch bumpers and galvanised wheel rims are the finishing touches.