The goal of this project is to turn this beat up 110 into reliable, left hand drive, turbo diesel shop truck.
This is the is the starting point for the new shop truck project
The previous owner had the body improperly sand blasted and every panel buckled and warped
the only part of the truck that was really any good was the rust free frame
The tear down begins
Incomplete 2.5 diesel is removed
The body is completely dissembled in about a day. 300tdi motor mounts are welded in.
The surface rust on the frame is ground down and the frame is waxoyled.
Smashed front axle housing will need to be replaced
Rear differential was filled with muddy water, it needs to go too
Truck cab was straightened out and repainted Alaska white
A decent bulkhead was sourced and bead blasted, this one only needed floor pans and minor rust repair
Since the replacement bulkhead was from an air con Rover I had to cut out the holes for the vent flaps and form a lip around the aperture for the vent flap gaskets to seal on
Etch primed, 2k urethane primed then painted in Alaska white acrylic enamel
The tub was straightened out as best as possible
Bulkhead, tub and top go back on the frame
Right hand drive heater box needs be converted to LHD position
All the rivets and spot welds are drilled out
It is cut on this line
All the individual parts that make up the heater box
The cut piece is flattened and the bent in reverse
The heater controls are removed and reinstalled on the opposite side
When reassembled it will look like this. Also a d shaped cut out needs to be made for the heater core pipes to exit on the opposite side. The cut out piece can be welded where the piped exited previously.
I opted to buy a new blower motor housing for about $65
The lower bracket also needs to be flattened and bent in reverse. When done it will look and function just like a LHD box except for the now upside down Land Rover label