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Thought I would share this with you guys, the chap I take my Defender to when it has defeated me or I can't be bothered to lay under a truck in the wet is in the final stages of a restoration of a early number (225 IIRC) truck. It is looking very nice and I am almost tempted!

https://www.facebook.com/fw4x4/?fref=ts

For those of you without the book of face, I have posted a couple of photos below:

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Very, very nice !

I've been offered a 2-door as a project... Don't know - a lot of work and even more money but I do love 2 doors....

Perhaps I could sell the Mrs...

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Very, very nice !

I've been offered a 2-door as a project... Don't know - a lot of work and even more money but I do love 2 doors....

Perhaps I could sell the Mrs...

Do it, you can hire a cleaner who can cook, might put more pennies in the pot for the two door restoration lol :D

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That is one example of some fine workmanship. He's made an incredible job of that RR.

Arjan, buy it if you can. I'd love a 2 door.

My first memories of the classic were a J plate 2-door (same year as Jason has pictured) that belonged to a friend of my parents who used it for his pest control business.

Given that it would have been about 1979/80 that Rangey had been very poorly looked after in it's short life. Still it struck me (as a 9 year old) as something special at the time.

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That is lovely Jason , he clearly knows what he doing

Steveb

He does, he is the only mechanic that I trust with my Defender he has the same attention to detail that I like to pretend that I have, he has another three sitting in the yard all early numbers waiting for restoration.

Very, very nice !

I've been offered a 2-door as a project... Don't know - a lot of work and even more money but I do love 2 doors....

Perhaps I could sell the Mrs...

I think that they are the classic RR like a blue series three with a white roof, just something about it that looks right. Not sure that selling the Mrs is the best plan you just need to get her to take up a second job.

That is one example of some fine workmanship. He's made an incredible job of that RR.

As above he is a stickler for detail, he actually bought my Series One from me so that was an honour as he just used it and didn't have to do anything.

Jason.

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This is the one that started Range Rovers for us :

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LPG and eventually a 3.9 on carbs with the original 4 speed and an Overdrive.

It came with a Capstan winch that we eventually replaced with a WARN8274 - using the genuine LR kit. Still have that sitting here, 21 years later...

Sold it eventually and when it drove away I knew I'd made a serious mistake..

Had 7 other, 4-door ones, and swapped the Mazda engine over each time when the body was dissolved too much...

Love to do one again as the "last project" as I'm getting Vintage..

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