4 Door Bobtail Range Rover
To make a really good off roader from a 4 door Range Rover Classic, I would have to make more modifications, including dealing with the rear overhang and some of the other vulnerable bits.
You can also make a bobtail using a four door Range Rover as your donor vehicle. It will have smaller doors and will generally be newer, but probably won't look as good as one made from a two door Range Rover.
You can clearly see the join in the roof where the Range Rover below has been shortened. At the same time the original, vulnerable (and expensive) rear, side and indicator lights have been replaced with cheaper alternatives on a custom made chequer plate stripe that wraps around at the front and back. Chequerplate has also been used to make ‘solid’ mud flaps behind the rear wheels.
The Range Rover now has a home made snorkel and wing mirrors from a Land Rover Defender (which are bigger). The extra lights are bolted directly to the roof without the use of a bar or roof rack etc.
Below are various other bobtailed four door Range Rovers. Some have had their original lights replaced as they get smashed easily as they are at the corners of the mud plugger. Some have also had their fuel filler repositioned to the rear pillar. They may have had there fuel tanks brought inboard (eg. put in the back) instead of between / below the chassis rails.
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