Figured it was about time to do a little documentation on the new project. I was in AZ last year sitting around with a bunch of buddy's, talking about how many cars we all owned ( we are all members of the Land Rover off road team) as the evening progressed I somehow ended up in possession of a (reportedly) really straight 88" series 2 body. Non drivetrain, rotten frame, the usual. Of course, it was in Portland oregon, and I live in NC...
A plan was hatched. I was headed out to moab for work, then on to Finnish up the TAT on the dirt bike, so I brought my dad along, and a car trailer..
The TAT ended up short due to my buddy smashing his foot, but the old andy was loaded onto the trailer!
Here she is at home
In the 5 months of ownership previous to actually seeing the car, I'd hatched a plan to put the body onto a discovery 1. Dimensions were close enough, and having built several competitive rock crawlers from scratch, how hard could it be?
Turns out, the biggest hurdle was finding a rust free disco!
Meanwhile, here's a shot from the TAT trip