land rover series 1

Final Preparations

To prepare for our 1953 Land Rover Series 1 to be delivered to its new owner, classic car technician Jonn has assembled the hard top

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Inspecting Our Series 1

Classic car technician Jonn has been checking over our 1953 Land Rover Series 1. During his initial inspection, Jonn checked and topped up the gearbox

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Strap in, our Series 1 is off!

Today’s the day we say goodbye to our Land Rover Series 1 for it’s new adventures in the Highlands of Scotland with competition winner Colin.

One final adjustment to the project is for Brian to make up the new door straps in colour matching leather.

Final Preparations

To prepare for our 1953 Land Rover Series 1 to be delivered to its new owner, classic car technician Jonn has assembled the hard top roof, bolted up the panels and removed the roof for full assembly.

He then fitted the seals between the panels and the edges before measuring up and cutting and glueing all door seals in position. Jonn then stripped and fit the new nearside wheel cylinder as well as bleeding and adjusting it. He then refitted the wheel and torqued it up.

The assembled roof was then fitted to the Land Rover and the fixings and door top halves were secured. Rear door hinges were fitted before the rear door and tailgate were put on the vehicle too.

Jonn fitted grommets to the holes in the roof and sides before he painted the exposed new bolts in the panels in cream to match the roof.

The PDI was carried out and, once Jonn is happy with the road test, our Series 1 will be ready to leave the workshop.

Won – Land Rover Series 1

This morning was the live draw of our 1953 Land Rover Series 1, when Colin Murray was randomly selected as the lucky winner, with ticket number 2158.

Our Land Rover will soon be heading off to its new home in Scotland where it will no doubt be very comfortable in the North of the UK.

Inspecting Our Series 1

Classic car technician Jonn has been checking over our 1953 Land Rover Series 1. During his initial inspection, Jonn checked and topped up the gearbox level, as well as fitting the canvas roof that comes with the Land Rover.

Jonn also cleaned and unblocked the axle breather before freeing and lubricating the sticky wheel cylinders. A new washer pump and pipe were fitted too.

Once Jonn is happy with our Series 1 Land Rover, it will be available to win through Bridge Classic Cars Competitions.

Coming Soon – 1950 Land Rover Series 1

Coming soon to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop at our Suffolk HQ is this wonderful 1950 Land Rover Series 1.

The classic off-roader will be coming in for our various restoration teams to inspect the whole car.

Keep a look out on the Bridge Classic Cars news page very soon for more on the 1950 Land Rover Series 1.