When Land Rover built Series & Defender’s they were put on box-section mild steel chassis which meant they were prone to rust the moment they left the factory. Unless you’re regularly treating the internal sections of the chassis, which is a task in itself, then your Defender is prone to rusting “from the inside out”. Often this rust is hidden and is sometimes only caught when it needs to be cut out and a new plate welded in. There are a lot of Defender’s out there with a patchwork chassis because of this.
Luckily for Land Rover’s, they often take up a huge part in our hearts and we become attached to them, despite the money often needed to keep them on the road. At Broad Lane, we share that passion and enjoy giving them a new lease of life. We have done many, many chassis replacements and bulkhead replacements now and we can safely say that a good galvanised replacement will see your pride and joy on the road for the rest of your life.
Here are just a few to mention: