ProjectGreen Series 3 Land Rover ’88’ 1973

We shall call this ProjectGreen.

1973 Land Rover Series 3, seen better days.  Its had the Holden Conversion, however looking to get this back to a factory set up, owners hunting for a factory 4 cylinder Landy motor.  Body wise, likely going to a more modern colour that will pay tribute to Land Rover heritage. Interior, well maybe  a comfy seat!!!!   All subject to whats found when the bodyworks lifted off……

UPDATES 10/17

So I was given this truck as a donation and have taken it on as a private project of my own.. (big brother had one when I was maybe 11 and I still remember being allowed to steer it around the streets of Raetihi).   Cant help but talk about it so thought why not blog about it as there has been keen interest.  Its not a Toy Shop Wellington job, but will be getting some attention in a back corner somewhere from time to time…  (If I ever get time).

Big news is this Series 3 is in need of extensive rust repairs in all the common places, including but not limited too the bulk head.  Search for a bulkhead through some like minded friends turned up nothing.  However during the search I was referred to a FB site and found a Series 2a that’s been in a barn for 8 years, lets call it ‘Little Blue’.  Some negotiation has resulted in I now own a Series 2a, and as luck would have it, they have a series 3 Bulk head which keeps project green alive as well.  Some wheel and tyres also came up that’s just could not be passed up, odd to buy the tyres at the start of a build but the deal was just too good.

Scroll down to see the latest pics… ‘Little Blue’, still in the deep South but not for long….

UPDATES 29/10

Little blue has arrived, and ive been busy knocking out walls and doing some reno to make room for it.  Not a lot will happen now aside from rebuilding the workspace.  Will save working on the Landy for winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Above  Jury’s out, can it be salvaged??!!

*Above   “I’ve been driving these things since I was this tall!!”

 

Looks like a couple of beers involved here in the negotiation stages…..

 

‘Little Blue’ sunlight for the first time in 8 years..  If the plates read true, its a 1968 LandRover 88.

Coming up on 50 years old I think its in pretty good shape, door hinges to get the doors back to their correct position and the body doesn’t appear out of order at all….

 

 

 

 

UPDATES 29/10

Little blue has arrived, and I’ve been busy knocking out walls and doing some reno to make room for it.  Not a lot will happen now aside from rebuilding the workspace.  Will save working on the Landy for winter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Scan Tool from Choice and Solutions

Another little scan tool for the office, hopefully will come in handy with some of the less mainstream cars, service resets etc.

Autosure is paying the bills on these ones

Some costly repairs going on here, failed turbo means body off on a Discovery 4.  Front ones just had a front wheel bearing…

Tesla Model S in for a visit..

Even electric cars get stones caught in the brakes, great to see this is the shop. Lucky enough to have a run in it, Super smooth, quiet, and that power/acceleration is just outrageous

 

 

 

So, that’s a screen for sure!!!

 

Not a lot to see under here., doing WOF’s will be interesting, unable to see anything here…..

 

Stage 2 Tune, Mk 7 Golf

The target is 336-340HP and 400+ FT of torque.  Tune mods include a Stage 2 remap, full Miltek exhaust (decat system), cold air intake, and upgraded blow off valve…  Other work includes a full set of mags and tyres, carbon rear lip and mirrors. This car will be a huge amount of fun!!

Lets get started!!!

 

 

 

Above and below showing the difference in the intake systems

New system in, tailpipes look amazing, much larger than the standard.

Old verse new, catalytic converter delete, and larger diameter outlet.

There is a turbo up in there somewhere!!!!

 

New-Toys, Ross-Tech VAGCOM scan tool

Our latest tool for 2017 is the Ross-Tech VW/Audi Diagnostic

VCDS will perform most of the functions of the expensive electronic diagnostic tools available only to official dealers. In the past, these dealership-only tools have prevented owners, and many small independent repair shops from performing some fundamental tasks, such as diagnosing problems, diesel ignition timing, modification of convenience options such as automatic door unlocking, coding a replacement Electronic Control Unit (ECU) or key to the vehicle, and monitoring of many vehicle sensors for diagnosing problems. Unlike generic scan tools (OBD II or EOBD), VCDS uses the more in-depth Volkswagen Group-specific manufacturer protocol commands,  which allows the user to access all diagnostic capable vehicle systems — even in vehicles which are not covered by generic OBD-II/EOBD

VCDS is also capable of interfacing vehicles which use the generic OBD-II/EOBD protocols. However, the OBD-II and EOBD standards only allow for limited diagnostics, and no adjustments to any of the ECUs.

 

So our new Ross Tech tool (wireless laptop based) has been added to our growing number of Scan Tools.

We have an ‘Auto diagnos’, an English based tool, handy on our large number of P38 Range Rover customers

‘Autel’, A great all round tool for British, European and Japanese vehicles, tablet based wireless control

Autologic, often considered to be the Ferrari of scan tools, ours is loaded with the mainstream British and Euro brands, good for diagnostics, activations, coding etc

My techs also have of their own, a ‘Launch’ and a ‘snap-on’.

 

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Mini Detailing

Pre-purchase check done on this, resulted in a service and detail for the new owner.

Very nice, low mileage, NZ new car…. going to the South Island but likely back to us for servicing which will be nice….

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Jaguars, 2 lovely ladies

A couple of E-Types in for a visit

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Tyres, yes we do these too….

Tyres and alignments.. We are doing more and more tyres through preferred suppliers and are getting great rates and service.  Saves time when we can arrange while your cars in for its WOF or service…

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