How hard is the diesel swap to do w/o a lift?
I'm considering doing a diesel swap on my 1995 NAS d-90 hardtop. The main reason is that the truck is starting to show it's age a bit and might be due for an overhall. I wanted to do a galvanized chassis on it and I know you can get them setup to accept the new engine. Here is my question:
I'm a moderate to good mechanic with the usual home tool setup. On the defender I typically do wheel bearings, engine rebuilds, brakes, diffs, suspension etc and that's about the limit of my involvement thus far. How hard would this be to do in my garage assuming I start with a frame already set up for a 300 tdi or td5? I have no welding equipment or knowledge on how to do so. My biggest concern here, is getting the body moved over without a lift and the electrical wiring.
I've searched the forums and I know a lot of guys do it with no problems but I feel they were more often than not professionally skilled mechanics. Any advice? It's not my daily driver so laying it up for a few months isn't an issue.
Land Rovers are by far the best looking 4x4 on the back of a flatbed...