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
Overall it is clear that there are a lot of severe effects after so many years of neglect, and at the start of any restoration endeavor can be overwhelming, but let’s get stuck into our findings.
Brushing revealed the years of neglect, paint chipping away, corrosion, and tints of green from the algae growing full on in the door windows. Regretful evidence that we should have protected our trusty trooper from the elements of the seasons.
When you take on dismantling a vehicle, such as a Series, there are many thoughts on how best to tackle the project. Alec and Jan jump right in and get to work.