Specially taken step-by-step photographs cover bodywork repairs, mechanical restoration, interiors, electrics and more! Detailed captions and text explain everything from body removal, gearbox troubleshooting and welding tears, to brakes and suspension, steering joint replacements, and re-covering seats in your Land Rover Defender. All dismantling, overhauling and reassembly procedures are detailed step by step.
The legendary ‘classic’ Land Rover – the mainstay of the four-wheel-drive market world-wide for over 60 years – was rebranded Defender in 1990, and has upheld Land Rover’s reputation for producing rugged workhorses, with unbeatable off-road capability. This Haynes Manual provides a practical guide to modifications and upgrades for Defender owners who wish to update or improve their vehicles. Coverage includes modifications for both recreational off-road use and to improve comfort and cosmetic appearance.
This is the official factory parts catalog and covers all Land Rover Defender vehicles from model year 1987 to 2001 on fitted with the following engines: Diesel: 2.5, 2.5 Turbo, 300 Tdi, 200 Tdi, Td5. Petrol: 2.25, 2.5, 3.5 V8, 4.0, 4.0 V8, EFi. Contains part numbers and illustrations.
How to Modify for High Performance & Serious Off-road Action
Author: Ralph Hosier
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Buying a Range Rover, Land Rover Discovery or Defender can be just the start of a wonderful adventure. This book describes the options available to the owner, from big wheels and suspension lifts, under-body protection and tuning ideas, right up to how to convert the car into a high speed racer or an international expedition vehicle. with clear, jargon-free instructions, advice on events like family weekend green-laning, international expeditions and full-on competition, accompanied by colour photographs throughout, this is the definitive guide to getting the most from these exciting vehicles.
Known around the globe as an icon of British engineering, theLand Rover Defender is the ultimate off-roader that has delighted owners for generations. Combining military utility with classic and distinctive design, the Defender had been a ubiquitous presence on the automobile scene since its release more than half a century ago. But 68 years since the first model came on the market, the production line came to a halt in January 2016. This presents the perfect opportunity to look back over the Land Rover's history, from its first iteration as a utility vehicle in 1948, to the 21st Century special editions. Landy fans and petrol-heads alike will love Land Rover Defender, a highly illustrated collection of classic and limited edition models, filled with specs, stats, and images of Defenders both at home and abroad. From its reputation as the essential go-anywhere vehicle, the Defender has even won some famous fans, and owners can include the Queen, Sir Winston Churchill and actor Steve McQueen amongst their numbers. In recent years, the Defender has gained a second life as a city vehicle, and proves itself to be just as at home bombing around the streets of London as it always has been in the West Country mud or on the African savannah. The last model came off the production line in February 2016, and Land Rover Defender will be a treasure trove for car lovers and Landy owners alike.
Land Rover Defender, 90 and 110 Range - 30 Years of the Coil-Spring 4x4 Models charts the evolution of the coil-sprung Defender vehicles. When Land Rover switched from leaf springs to coil springs for their utility models in 1983, it was a major step forward. The first coil-sprung model, the One Ten, replaced the Series III 109s. The short-wheelbase Ninety replaced the Series III 88s in 1984. From 1990, the models were all re-branded as Land Rover Defenders - 90, 110 and 140 - as the Land Rover range expanded and the marketing teams wanted a new name.Topics covered include: Origins of the Defender and early Ninety and One Ten Models; Development and use of the long-wheelbase models; Special conversions and Defenders built outside the UK, including in Australia and South Africa; Military and emergency service use of the Defender; Detailed examinations of engines and engineering, and the focus on diesel power; The future of the Defender. Charts the evolution of the coil-sprung Defender vehicles - the early 90 and 110 models from 1983 to present day. A must buy for all Land Rover enthusiasts. Superbly illustrated with 300 colour photographs. James Taylor is a well-known writer on classic motoring and a specialist on the Land Rover marque.
User Handbook for Military Land Rover Series III Long Wheel Base) with a 109 in. wheelbase, Truck, Utility, 3/4 ton, 4X4, vehicles with 12 & 24 volt electrical equipment. With 208 pages, very well illustrated. Issued 1982, Part no. 608179, Code no. 22230.
A unique look at the development of the Land Rover, this is the story of the simple four-wheel drive vehicle born out of post-war austerity that became a global byword for toughness and rugged style Launched in 1948, the Land Rover owed its low-key existence to shoestring British ingenuity and—literally—odds and ends left over from World War II. Rover thought it could keep its factory ticking over as the company's post-war fortunes slowly revived. They also thought that farmers might appreciate it as a handy cross between a pick-up and a tractor. But it was soon obvious that the company had created, in the Land Rover, a world-beating product. Giles Chapman tells the story of how Land Rovers have tamed the planet's toughest terrain with their unstoppable off-road capability. It also charts how the Land Rover legend allowed the marque to gradually expand its range with the Range Rover, Discovery, Freelander, and the latest Range Rover Evoque. They're all cars as familiar in cities and suburbs as they are at home in the countryside. Land Rover has been controversial, its fortunes tied to Britain's economic ups and downs. Today it's on a roll, leading a renaissance in British design and manufacturing, yet the continued presence of the Defender helps keep the Land Rover Story absolutely genuine.
Models include Commercial & special/limited editions. Does NOT cover revised range introduced. December 1998. Petrol: 3.5 litre (3528cc) & 3.9 litre (3947cc) V8. Does NOT cover 2.0 litre Mpi petrol engine. Turbo-Diesel: 2.5 litre (2495cc) 4-cyl Tdi.
Origins and history of the Range Rover marque, design and development of early models plus market research in Europe, Africa and the USA. A personal memoir by, author, Graham Bannock, of his time with the Rover Company in the late 1950s and the 1960s, which was the time the Range Rover was under development. Contents: Introduction; The Pearl in the Oyster: Origins of the Range Rover; Earlier History; How it was: Solihull in the 1960s; Across Africa: I The Sudan; Across Africa: II Ethiopia: Travels in North America, Europe and Africa; Renaissance - Appendix I: Rover's Finances by Graham Bannock and Alan Doran; Appendix II: Rover Gas Turbines by Graham Bannock and James Taylor; Appendix III - Internal memoranda; Bibliography.
With the aid of more than 1,000 detailed illustrations and text aimed at the do-it-yourselfer, this book describes and illustrates: how to renovate bodywork and chassis; how to strip out and replace interiors; how to give new life to mechanical and electrical components; what to look for when buying a Land Rover, and more. Also covers history, specifications, mechanics and modifications. Essential information for every Land Rover owner.