Fulfilling a promise of love, Alec and Jan Forman document the progress of a special project. The full restoration of their legendary Land Rover Series III, back to factory. The same one that not only took them on an epic overland adventure in 1977 [/], but has remained a family legend ever since.
Working hard on that particular day of our adventure, the gearbox of our Series returned the favour as we shifted our focus on removing it from the bellhousing. Stubborn nuts and bolts refused to budge from all awkward angles.
Our process, whether right or wrong and very much reliant on our energy levels, basically was to pick a spot and start loosening bolts and fasteners. Alec likes to refer to Land Rovers, strictly the original Series models, as big Meccano sets — easily adaptable to bolt on modifications and accessories.
Fifteen years since 2003, when we brought her to our home in the Black Forest, it took us just one day to give her a much needed dry brush and warm water scrub.
It’s true that every aspect of owning a Land Rover can be an adventure, and occasionally, a challenge for the owner. We certainly have experienced this with the now over forty-five years of owning our Series 3 – the same one that took us across the world in the late seventies, followed by many adventures with our family of six.