Bought as a rolling chassis. 50 boxes of parts and 10 months of head scratching this Father and Son project and we were done. Over the years I have carried out 2 1/2 frame off restorations on “Sandy”. Repeating steps and or experimenting with new tactics and products I found my system eventually that I’m proud of. 20 something years of Sandy being my daily driver, I’m proud of my work. Phew… and this got me hooked and ready for the next and the next. Enjoy!
The back story; My mom’s mom in Holland had an Armoire that my parents were trying to find a way to bring it back to Florida. The cost was very expensive in shipping to say the least. My resourceful dad figured out how shipping companies decided costs and learned that a functioning car that was 25 years old could be shipped much easier and for 1/10 the price of the Armoire on its own.
So what else do you do but naturally buy a x Military surplus Ambulance, stuff the thing in the back and send it on over.
Rescue was in dire straits when i got him, arguable had been loved a little too much.
It was obvious that Rescue need a new chassis. Importing a brand new Galvanized chassis from England we went to work on a 100% complete overhaul. There’s nothing I like more than a brand new chassis to work from. Every nut, bolt, and washer was removed, inspected, rebuilt or replaced with genuine Land Rover parts.
As per usual at Rad Rovers, Everything! is sand / media blasted to rid the metalof rust, paint,
Meet “Candy” Our latest addition! “Candy” we want to create into a “Respectable Gentleman’s Lounge”. This would come complete with your choice of Bourbon or Whisky locker including snifters and cigars. Plush is the aim. We like the idea of Chesterfield sofa style upholstery in Ox blood red or tan for the back row…
Meet “Polynesia” This awesome beast is a great addition to our Rad Rovers compound! I purchased it in South Africa at the same time as our 1961 (green) 109 series 2a 4 doors that was the predecessor for this Defender 110 5 door. (also in our inventory) Upon arrival to Rad Rovers, we…