P38 Dog Guard
Installation or Removal
The dog guard is a popular accessory on all Land Rover models, as it keeps the dog safely in the load space and removes the temptation for him to chew all that great-smelling leather in the passenger compartment.
Kelly supplied the photo sequence below to help owners either add
or remove a
Land Rover Dog guard from a P38.
at right: Genuine Dog Guard (courtesy of The Rover Connection).
To install the dog guard you need to cut two holes in the headliner and add two "riv-nuts" to the holes in the roof. The plastic mounts attach with two screws and the dog guard clips to the plastic mounts.
Hole cut in headliner for dog guard mounting
Mounting fixture for dog guard
When Kevin removed the dog guard that came with his 1998 4.6HSE (he
does not have a dog), he covered a couple pieces of plastic with fabric
from a yardage store (the match the headliner as close as he could) and
covered the screws with $0.25 screw covers from Home Depot. The picture
below shows the patch up close -- to the casual observer it would be
Patch made by Kevin to cover headliner hole after dog guard was removed