Update 4 - Landrover 110 Tow/Support Vehicle
I now have a tow vehicle! It is a 1983 Landrover 110 (not Defender) with a 3.5l V8 engine. It has basically the same transmission and the donor two door Range Rover, so I will be transferring the overdrive, as an off-road buggy used for mud plugging does not need an overdrive.
I will be personalising the Landrover so it meets my needs including fitting a roof rack so that I can transport 8’ x 4’ sheets of stuff including chequer plate. I will also remove all but two of the seats then protect the interior with plywood and rack it out with storage spaces.
It currently has a few bits and pieces to fix/sort (charging, cooling etc) before I start upgrading it. I will of course be publishing pictures of the transformation/upgrades.
The previous owner had said there was a problem with starting the Landrover 110 because of a flat battery. He had told me what he had already tried and made some suggestions of what could be wrong. I think I have now sorted the charging problem. Click on the thumbnail to find out what I did.
Chequer Plate Bonnet Protector
My other big hobby is photography, so I will be using the support vehicle to get to photographic locations. I also want to use it as a mobile platform so that I can get shots from a view point not available to other people. It came with chequerplate on the wings, but I wanted to get higher. They are also quite narrow and hard to balance on! I needed to fit a chequer plate bonnet protector. Click on the thumbnail to find out what I did.
Options and Ideas
Here are some of the things I am thinking about doing / fitting to my support vehicle. Also some photos of other support vehicles I could get some ideas from like the Camel Trophy Landrovers and Lara Croft’s Landrover.
Off Road Racers
Other Donor Vehicles