ProjectGreen Series 3 Land Rover ’88’ 1973
We shall call this ProjectGreen.
1973 Land Rover Series 3, seen better days. Its had the Holden Conversion, however looking to get this back to a factory set up, owners hunting for a factory 4 cylinder Landy motor. Body wise, likely going to a more modern colour that will pay tribute to Land Rover heritage. Interior, well maybe a comfy seat!!!! All subject to whats found when the bodyworks lifted off……
So I was given this truck as a donation and have taken it on as a private project of my own.. (big brother had one when I was maybe 11 and I still remember being allowed to steer it around the streets of Raetihi). Cant help but talk about it so thought why not blog about it as there has been keen interest. Its not a Toy Shop Wellington job, but will be getting some attention in a back corner somewhere from time to time… (If I ever get time).
Big news is this Series 3 is in need of extensive rust repairs in all the common places, including but not limited too the bulk head. Search for a bulkhead through some like minded friends turned up nothing. However during the search I was referred to a FB site and found a Series 2a that’s been in a barn for 8 years, lets call it ‘Little Blue’. Some negotiation has resulted in I now own a Series 2a, and as luck would have it, they have a series 3 Bulk head which keeps project green alive as well. Some wheel and tyres also came up that’s just could not be passed up, odd to buy the tyres at the start of a build but the deal was just too good.
Scroll down to see the latest pics… ‘Little Blue’, still in the deep South but not for long….
Little blue has arrived, and ive been busy knocking out walls and doing some reno to make room for it. Not a lot will happen now aside from rebuilding the workspace. Will save working on the Landy for winter.
*Above Jury’s out, can it be salvaged??!!
*Above “I’ve been driving these things since I was this tall!!”
Looks like a couple of beers involved here in the negotiation stages…..
‘Little Blue’ sunlight for the first time in 8 years.. If the plates read true, its a 1968 LandRover 88.
Coming up on 50 years old I think its in pretty good shape, door hinges to get the doors back to their correct position and the body doesn’t appear out of order at all….
Little blue has arrived, and I’ve been busy knocking out walls and doing some reno to make room for it. Not a lot will happen now aside from rebuilding the workspace. Will save working on the Landy for winter.