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Hey guys new to the forum and want to share a project my father and I are about to finish.

About 5 months ago we were looking for a new hobby and decided it would be cool to restore a classic 2 door like my father had in his 30s. So we found this 1980 Classic finished in white-ish tones, purchased it and sent it to be completely restored (chasis-on).

Something to consider: Land Rover had an assembly plant here in Costa Rica (as well as in Venezuela and another latin american country) for several years. So the cars don't strictly match the catalogues and cars produced in England, there are some differences.

Here are the pics of the original car:
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Couple things right off the bat we knew we had to change were:
- The mirrors it came with look like they were taken off a 90s range, we figured since the hood had the holes for the wing mirrors than that's how it was before.
- The interior trim, seats and rug are all wrong
- I love the lamp guards and the offroads lights but we are trying to make it as original as we can


so here begins the process:

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We began to see that white wasn't even the original color

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We decided to put polymer paint for heat-resistance and anti-corrosion

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Gonna continue on the next post
 

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Looking great by the way!

Martin
 

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Thanks!

Here are some more pics, almost done!
 

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Is this the original color? I see the engine bay is matching, did you pull the engine for the respray? I love this truck so far!
 

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Hey nope the original color was the bahama gold but we decided to paint the engine bay as well here are some more pics of that process

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And this is the current state of the car, it looks like we will be picking it up tomorrow to drive it around for a week and make a punch list

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waiting for the upholsterer to come in and finish it off.
 

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I was just in Costa Rica for a vacation and saw more RRCs than I expected (and plenty of Series/Defender which I did expect). Your mention of there being an assembly plants helps it make more sense now.

Beautiful truck, great work by the looks of it.
 

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Beautiful!!!
Thank you! it took forever!

I was just in Costa Rica for a vacation and saw more RRCs than I expected (and plenty of Series/Defender which I did expect). Your mention of there being an assembly plants helps it make more sense now.


Beautiful truck, great work by the looks of it.
Yea the land rover community is strong out here
Thank you!

So shes finally done here are the latest pictures

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