Here are some pictures of a restoration that we have completed on a customers 1959 series 2 Land Rover.
This Land rover belonged to his father who was the second owner and had only used it for light duties.
The land rover was stored in a garage and unused for 30 years until the restoration was started.
Our brief was that it had to be " like new " but not a shiny show car as is the case with many restorations carried out these days.
This Land rover restoration was helped in the fact that the land rover was in original condition and without modifications.
We have been able to retain the original chassis and bulkhead with only some outriggers and footwells being replaced.
Wherever posible we a have also retained most other original land rover parts ,including - seats ,tailgate , inner wings rear tub , door frames, etc .We have even refurbished the original "Ace " number plates
The axles, engine, gearbox and carburettor have all been reconditioned here at Jake Wright land rover.
This series 2 land rover has several interesting features, not seen very often (take a look at the pics )including -
Horn mounted on the footwell
Door strikers with holes top and bottom
Original exhaust manifold with swan neck front pipe
Early type door locks
Early type side and rear lamps with unusual fastenings
Seats with springs inside
Original front valance
Original early type petrol filler cap