From humble farm life beginnings, carrying pigs and potatoes — to traversing rugged landscapes, across Europe, Africa, and Asia. Through sand dunes and muddy rainforests, over rock beds and mountain ridges, this Land Rover Series 3 has had a lifetime of adventure. After its epic overland journey [/] it took on a more domestic role, as a family daily driver. At one point it was almost sold, but has stayed in the same family since.
Decades have passed and this legend is ready for a full restoration, from the chassis up. To fulfill Alec and Jan Forman's promise, made on valentine's day 2018, to love their Land Rover back to life!
Exploring more of the world during a time way before GPS of hashtags.
Used as an everyday family car and for frequent camping trips in England and across Europe
Turning on the ignition every twenty one months for summer adventures, all over the UK.
Valentine’s Day 2018, after the Land Rover sat parked for over two decades, and after the release of their book Alec and Jan Forman decided to make a pledge — To Love Our Land Rover Back To Life!
Twelve months of dismantle work brought back memories of the past and hope for rejuvenating future.
Plans are in the making to love this legend back to life!
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Follow along as we document the return of a legend
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.