bit of history.
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is a 1980 2-door Range Rover that I've owned since January 1992. I was very
keen in the early days, changing the propshaft UJ's, overhauling the front brakes
and rebuilding the engine (when I discovered it was 6 years older than the vehicle).
I made it go faster with a performance exhaust and air-filter, a hotter camshaft
and then.... well, then I lost interest and it was holed up in the garage for
5 years or so.
I also fitted new front inner-wings and had the rear bodyside repaired. I went
off-roading, broke stuff and repaired it. I made it a more pleasant place to
be with re-trimmed seats, a new headlining and a tailgate that worked.
knew something had to be done before it rotted away and expired. Then, in
the summer of 2002, I saw an article in Land Rover Owner magazine about a
Dakar 4x4 conversion. Several years ago I had been interested in kit cars
and had seen the Dakar, and now I knew it was what I wanted to do.
got a build manual from Dakar
Cars and subscribed to the Dakar4x4
newsgroup, as well as meeting up with Jon Hudson from the Dakar
Owners Club at the National Kit Car Show, in order to get as much information
as possible - I was hooked on the idea and this website tells the story.