Please be aware that ECR is now a Defender repair and modification shop only.
We no longer work on Range Rovers, Discos or Series Rovers.
These pages are from work we did in the past and left up for your enjoyment.
1973 SIII 88" hard top (custom restoration)
The back bone of any restoration is the frame. In this case a HD galvanizedcoil chassis (painted black to give the original appearance), 4 wheel discbrakes, Range Rover axles, etc. ready for the drive train.
Body panels are removed from the donor 88, stripped, repaired and replacedas needed. We even remove the galv. drip edge from the roof, regalvanizeit and reinstall it with the correct crush rivets and high quality marinesealers so it won't leak.
Completely rebuilt rear body and modified Stage 1 style front end beingreadied for new Bronze Green paint in our new state of the art paint facility.
Engine and drive train being installed. In this case this 88" willbe getting a factory fresh 5.0 V8 with a NV4500 5 speed gearbox! Hang on!
All new galvanized trim, installed with the proper hammer rivets and hardware. This 88 has an optional soft top, so we painted the tailgate and set up the hardware for the owner.
Each Rover is hand built. Here you can see our staff hand fitting each peice, and building each Rover restoration from the ground up.
The completed engine bay, with 285 horsepower!
The basic dash system installed. New wiring harness, dash pads, etc.
The completed interior. Notice that we have modified a Defender style Air Conditioning set up to work in this SIII, and installed custom Badger Coachworks high back seats, Clarion 6 disc CD changer, Defender door panels, JBL speakers, all new and all restored.
Final checks of the brakes and suspension being done. Each detail is checked twice, and the restoration is getting ready for delivery to New Jersey.
Now complete, this 5.0 V8 powered coil sprung 1973 Series III is a one of a kind work of art. As we say, "If you can think it up, we can build it for you. Whatever you desire." Let us know if we can build one for you.
This is what the 88 looked like when it was delivered, basically no chassis and not running.