Good progress but so busy with it I didn’t update the blog

I’ve been putting almost all my spare time into the Land Rover work recently, with good results.

The second row seats in place

The second row seats in place

I got the second row seats into place; that area looks a bit bare, but I can tidy it up after getting the vehicle on the road.

The cab area with the seats in place

The cab area with the seats in place

The front seats were fairly easy; this area has more in it, but still looks a bit bare, with only half the dashboard present.

All three axles in place

All three axles in place

More significantly, the tag axle is now in place, although there are still some more bolts to do on that.

I’ve almost completed the wiring, too; I’ve seen most of the officially required lights working, and the wipers and horn work too.

I’m heading off to do a bit more shortly…



  1. Posted 2013/04/02 at 7:12 PM | Permalink

    Wow, the picture of all three axles in place shows what a beast this vehicle is. It looks fab! 🙂

    While I’m not the biggest fan of chequer plate I have to say that either your lighting is very bright or the chequer plate certainly seems to brighten up the inside as it looks so bright in there! Most of my LR’s in the past have been dark, dim amd generally depressing places! I’m tempted to rip out the black dash in my wifes truck and redo it in a light grey vinyl instead, would be far more modern and cheerier than black, not helped in her case with black vinyal seats too.

    Keep up the good work.

    • Posted 2013/04/03 at 3:56 PM | Permalink


      Yes, the tread plate is a bit excessive, but much of it will be covered in rubber matting (for sound and heat insulation), like these:

      There’ll be quite bit of LED interior lighting, so it should still be quite cheerful inside. I think I’ll keep the cab area mostly black though, to minimize reflections at night. Also I like the “black helicopters” style 😉 See the last photo on

      • Posted 2013/04/03 at 6:07 PM | Permalink

        I love the overhead switch console. 🙂

        I’m going to do something similar with my Series 2. I want to fit a lot more switches and gauges than the stock dash of either Series 2 or 3 allows so I’ve decided to make my own dash. I also want a much simpler and easier to maintain wiring loom. I’m currently using a Series 3 bulkhead as it was cheap and in good condition but at some point I want to swap in a proper Series 2 bulkhead and the wiring is the biggest pain when swapping them over so I’m going to try and do a modular plug together loom so that I can quickly disconnect whole section for removal. Low on my priority list at the moment though as I need to get the engine rebuilt and fitted first. 🙂

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