I got my 1975 series 3 for my 13th birthday , it was totally dead, so i spent a few weeks learning about engines trying to get it to run. I ended up changing the rings with my dad, quite a steep learning curve for a 13 year old.
I am now 15 and that same land rover that started off as a toy to learn with has now become a serious project, the plan is to use it as a first car, so once I decided that and looked at the amount of work that it needed to get it on the road, I decided to start again and do it properly. (most people look at me as if to say yeah right, but i think I can say im proving them wrong!)
I managed to afford a second hand chassis on ebay, which needed no welding, what a find!
When i was taking it apart I realised that the bulkhead was just too far gone so i just about managed to afford one of them on ebay aswell, which has been galvanised.
So the rebuild began, I have very little time as im doing my GCSE’s at the moment, but I’m carrying on anyway. So it has got all new polybushes, brake pipes, brake hoses, all stainless bolts etc.. (the list goes on).
I fixed a problem with the transfer box not going into 4×4, did the timing belt and engine service.
I have recently fitted the bulkhead, which has been half built up and painted.
I am proud to say that the only help I have had (my dad is a landy man) is with lifting the engine etc. and advice with the timing belt, i did the gearbox myself which was quite a heart beating moment!
So that is where I am at now, there are a lot more pictures here: