Land Rover Lightweight

Lightweight Rebuild

Lightweight re-build undertaken by Jeff Case, East Granby, Connecticut USA.
He has been working on his Series III Lightweight for a little over a year. Here are some of the project photos.
A separate page shows the detailed rebuild.

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Stripdown started

The bulkhead/firewall coming off

Here is the engine & transmission coming up

A little surgery required to get the steering relay out of the chassis

The old rusty chassis finally out of the garage

Before and After!

Teardown of the front axle assembly
First little shipment of parts. New galvanized chassis, new springs & shocks, new stainless exhaust, rebuilt transmission, rebuilt engine assembly, all new brake lines & hydraulics, new Michelin XZL tires, new wheels, new radiator, etc. Test fit the bulkhead on the new chassis Temporarily mount the brake & clutch pedal boxes, bend the new brake & clutch lines to fit, then take it all apart for final sandblast & paint

Bulkhead repaired and re-sprayed
New distributor installed along with the oil filter assembly and manifolds, rebuilt the original AC fuel pump, had the flywheel resurfaced, installed a new clutch, and the engine is finally in Thoroughly cleaned under side of the rear tub, coated with several layers of 3M rubberized undercoating
Test fit the rear body

Re-build detailed photos