Friday End Of Job Success!

Here is a picture of a successful completion of the job we posted about earlier in the week. The fuel lines look wonderful. Around here we are very productive…..even on Fridays


In the  upgrade repair of the classic D90 tail light/wiring failures we replaced the all the rear tail light s with leds.  After such repairs the turn signal tempo flashed at a beyond positive attitude….a bit faster of a flasher then OE.  There is a very simple fix for this a bit timely but simple considering the alternatives. Here’s a little pop quiz for the weekend, How would you change the tempo of a turn signal when converting over to LED?

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Removing The Fuel Tank On A Defender 90

The job we are working on today required the removal and on a fuel tank on a Defender 90. This brought up some unique challenges. One option was to remove the trailer hitch to gain access to the fuel tank. The trailer hitch was too rusty to remove and this would have also created days of extra work. Fortunately the skilled hands of our techs were able to pry the tank is as well at place it back after the jobs completion. This job required specially fabricated fuel lines/ unavailable flex fuel lines for the Defender 90. These specialized fuel lines are however available at Dare Britannia.


One of the simpler parts of the job was over-crimping the steel fuel lines with an olive. An easy repair with an easy tool.



Just for comparison heres photos of the old nuts as well as the new nuts and olives.


Happy New Year

We hope that everyone had a terrific holiday season and new year. It’s been a while since we posted but were back and ready to share what we’ve been up to lately. One of our customers had us detail the engine compartment on their rover. It looks pretty incredible. We also are continuing the restoration process on the 1963 Safari Wagon. These are just a couple of the vehicles we have currently in the works. Some of the new years resolutions we have around here are to blog more often and also expand into new kinds of content such as video. Heres to a great start to 2013.

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Restoration Photos

Today we decided to take some new photos of a few restored vehicles together. We also took some close up shots of some of the restored interior components as well as the new Capstan Winch on the 1963 Safari Station Wagon. If you have any questions about our business or the restoration process feel to email us at

1964 Series IIa Trailer

In addition to restoring the vehicle a trailer was also requested by our customer. Yesterday we road tested the two of them together.

1964 Series IIa After

Here are a few pictures of the finished interior work on the 64 series IIa.

1964 Series IIa Before

Here are a few pictures of a 1964 Land Rover Series IIa before we began the restoration process.

The Sanding Continues

I’m giving a quick update on the 63 Safari Wagon. Today the sanding of the body continues as we head towards returning this vehicle to its former glory. Soon I will be able to post pictures of a new painted body. Stay tuned.

Body Work

The body restoration for the 1963 Safari Wagon has begun. Here are a few pictures of the progress being made as you read this.