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Series 3

All of our chassis are made from 2.5 mm British Steel and come Galvanized as standard. Once galvanized our chassis are taken back into the workshop and rectified. All holes are re-drilled and re-tapped before standard suspension bushes are fitted before delivery.

Standard Chassis 

We build the last suffix of the Series 3 Chassis which is Land Rover's final leaf sprung design. This features extra bracing and gussets making it far superior to earlier suffix designs. This chassis will fit all Series 3 Land Rovers. Click Here to take a look. 

 

Military 1 Ton

This is the heavy duty military version of a 109" chassis with twin height suspension hangers, oil cooler mounts, bolt up gear box cross member and military rear cross member. Click Here to take a look. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air-portable / Lightweight

This is the full military chassis complete with the square shape rear cross member which is fully braced for extra stability. It has the proper style seat belt mounts, oil cooler mounts, bolt up gear box cross member and front bumper cross member with narrow bulk head riggers. These chassis are available in both 12v and 24v versions and are uni-frame as standard. Click Here to take a look. 

 

 

 

 

 

Stage 1 V8

We now manufacture Stage 1 V8 chassis. This is the forerunner to the defender chassis. It is easily distinguishable by the fact that they have a 110 bonnet and radiator grille but are still leaf sprung and is technically the first stage (hence the name) of the transition between leaf sprung and coil sprung Land Rovers. Click Here to take a look. 

 

 

 

 

2B Forward Control

We now manufacture the 2B Forward Control chassis. It is available in 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder versions .

Make sure to specify this on our price list page.

 

 

 

 

Modifications & Extras 

We offer a range of modifications and extras for the Series III. Click Here to take a look.

 

 


Standard Chassis

All of our chassis are made from 2.5 mm British Steel and come Galvanized as standard. Once galvanized our chassis are taken back into the workshop and rectified. All holes are re-drilled and re-tapped before standard suspension bushes are fitted before delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows a picture of a Series III chassis.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows the later type brake pipe bracket arrangement. this is only found on series III chassis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows the number 3 cross member with its smaller gussets to allow for the wider full syncro Series III gearbox and also the extra bracing added to compensate for this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Military 1 Ton

All of our chassis are made from 2.5 mm British Steel and come Galvanized as standard. Once galvanized our chassis are taken back into the workshop and rectified. All holes are re-drilled and re-tapped before standard suspension bushes are fitted before delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows the twin height front suspension dumb iron. which allows the vehicle to run two different ride heights.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows the number 3 cross member with a scalloped area to allow the prop shaft clearance when running on the higher suspension setting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows the front of the rear spring twin height suspension hanger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Air Portable / Light Weight

All of our chassis are made from 2.5 mm British Steel and come Galvanized as standard. Once galvanized our chassis are taken back into the workshop and rectified. All holes are re-drilled and re-tapped before standard suspension bushes are fitted before delivery.

This was the Land Rover that the army threw out of Hercules transport planes with varying degrees of success. its most notable feature is that it does not look like your classic Land Rover having slab sides, being narrower than a normal Land Rover and sharing not one common panel below the window line.

The chassis are also different being 2" narrower than a standard chassis. our chassis have the number 1 cross member which sits behind the bumper, oil cooler mounts, tie rod bracket, the military style seat belt mounts. The biggest difference to the civilian chassis is the rear cross member which is narrower in width and is just a plane oblong shape with mounts for the military style NATO hook. it also has extra gussets and bracing to impart more strength into the rear cross member for heavy towing capabilities.

Occasionally the rear cross member from this vehicle was used on civilian style vehicles to provide them with NATO hook for towing military loads.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows the number 1 cross member which would normally sit directly behind the front bumper helping to strengthen it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows the number 5 cross member with the military style seat belt mounts which are a lot more substantial than the civilian version.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows the military style rear cross member with the extra bracing fitted to increase the load carrying capability of the rear cross member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  


Stage 1 V8 Chassis

 All of our chassis are made from 2.5 mm British Steel and come Galvanized as standard. Once galvanized our chassis are taken back into the workshop and rectified. All holes are re-drilled and re-tapped before standard suspension bushes are fitted before delivery.

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows the Stage 1 number 2 cross member and steering box mounts which are unique to the stage 1 chassis design.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This image shows the Stage 1 specific seat belt cross member.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Modifications and Extras

 

There are a range of options you need to consider when ordering your chassis. These are explained below and can be found on our price list Here

 

 

Left / Right / Uni-frame

Our chassis can be manufactured right hand drive as standard, left hand drive for our European and American customers or Uni-frame if you live in the English Channel, North Sea or the Atlantic Ocean. Make sure you specify this option on our price list page.

 

 

 

 

 

Bolt-up Gearbox Cross Member

The bolt up gear box cross member we have borrowed from the Military. It allows you to remove the gear box from under the car rather than removing the doors, floors, transmission tunnel cover, seat box and then lifting the gear box through the doorway. Make sure you specify this option on our price list page. 

 

 

 

 

 

Bolt-on Steering Damper Bracket

This enables the fitting of a steering damper which is the shock absorber which mounts between the steering arm and the chassis rail and damps the shock felt through the steering wheel when tackling the rough. Make sure you specify this option on our price list page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fuel Tank Options

On the SWB 88" chassis you have the option of fitting a second fuel tank under the left hand seat as per the Air-Portable.

The LWB 109" chassis have a seat tank as standard on the series II. When the 2a was manufactured the fuel tank was moved to the rear of the vehicle. We can therefore offer the option of running 1,2 or 3 fuel tanks depending on your requirements. Make sure you specify this option on our price list page. 

 

 

 

Bumper Front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tie Rod Bracket

 

 

 

 

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