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So I'm running a late Series IIA 109" (wheel base) Land Rover Body on a Toyota long box frame....solid axle up front and a recently finished 4.3l chev engine swap... I unfortunately don't have detailed photos of how the project went down, but here's what I do have, and I can try to detail/photograph any details that people might have questions about.

As to why someone would do this: The land rover body is predominantly aluminum...ie no more rusty fenders. The whole thing is very modular, very easy to un-bolt and take any part off if you feel the need...great for throwing stuff in the back of...roof optional ... and unique ...but at the same time it doesn't eat oil like an old english car and it goes highway speeds. Though having said that, they're not very well insulated against outside noise or weather nor do they offer many "creature comforts."




Engine bay with the 22R and accessories pre-4.3 swap


Engine bay after fresh 4.3 chev swap


Rudimentary vinyl covered wood dash with Toy cluster mounted


Refined aluminum dash after re-wiring with painless kit, and installation of after market gauges (much more true to original Land Rover dash)


Front mount (bulkhead/firewall) taken from Land Rover Frame and welded to Toyota frame


Middle mount


Rear/bed"ish" section mounting


Custom saddle gas tank mounted on top of frame (underside of body too low for original tank, this is stock land rover placement)


Fenders off for easy access during engine swap






Chevy mounts welded to frame


Custom "breakfast" and rad mount with cut out for power steering (probably one of the bigger external giveaways this isn't actually a series land rover under neath)


Still have to sort out a custom bumper...








 

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well done
 

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That's pretty sweet. Great job!!

I hope you plan on doing something about the fuel line though, I can see the fuel line rupturing eventually on that edge.

 

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differnet build fosho...........i likey......... nice werk dude......:beer
 

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That's pretty sweet. Great job!!

I hope you plan on doing something about the fuel line though, I can see the fuel line rupturing eventually on that edge.

Ha ha yeah, the picture is actually deceptive, there's a fair amount of space there and they're pretty tame edges, so I figure I'll just keep an eye on it for now...but we'll know what happened if my car starts choking up and my fuel gauge starts dropping rapidly :p
 
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