The exhaustive chronicles of our own Nigel Baguley’s Land Rover Defender re-build. An absolutely no corners cut, no compromise accepted ground-up restoration of a 90″ Land Rover Defender. This, like fine dining, is a restoration project you will have to consume in small bite sized pieces to really appreciate the ingredients. Every single aspect of the project was thought about and carefully reasoned out to arrive at what must be one of the very best that exists.
And so it begins…
Yes, your observations are correct. Hardly a nut or bolt-head sheared off or a knuckle grazed and already we have a shiny galvanised chassis sitting on stands. “Kart before the horse” is what most people said when they saw this but for us however, it was our motivation. Two rails on stands and the usual “broom-broom” noises loses it’s novelty value quite soon so a long winter of dark evenings sans soap-opera was on the menu.
We all know that there is no brighter prospect than a brand new kettle and a catering box of 1000 tea bags and a deliberately leaked rumour among your friends that the project has started. The only advice proffered to our friends was a hint that they bring biscuits, chocolate biscuits… and wear old clothes! While on the subject of large mugs of tea, our advice to you is to put on the kettle and click on the button below to jump to the Defender Chronicles, we think you will enjoy this!