Military vs. Civilian Land Rovers

We can source your dream ex mod Rover. Be it 110/90 109 or Lightweight,  Ambulance, WMIK, Snatch, Recce, FFR, GS or anything you can dream of.
We can also build ex mod’s to spec be it FFR radio installation, weapons mounts and replica weapons or just adding rear forward facing seats for the kids.

What are some of the differences between a military and civilian Land Rover?

  • Military chassis where generally undercoated during service to prevent corrosion. This mean most military chassis are in much better condition then the civilian models of the same age.

Military Series Rovers

  • The military Series II-III differ from the civilian spec in that they have a  twin, 10 gallon fuel tanks, which can be manually switched on the fly, and individual senders, so the gauge will work on both tanks, and the 2.25 liter gas engine has twin fan belts.
  • They are also fitted with “bumperettes”, which are smaller bumpers, which sit above the main front bumper, and stick out from the rear crossmember which generally protect the front and rear lights.
  • Military land Rovers also had leather gaiters-covering the axle swivels, so corrosion is unlikely. The suspension is of a sturdier construction, with heavy-duty leaf springs, and heavy-duty shock absorbers. Some where also equipped with a 24v system that is better in wetter and colder conditions then the normal 12v system.

Military 90/110 features vs civilian

  • Front bumper with towing pin and flag sockets
  • NATO rear hitch and 12 pin trailer socket
  • Sidelights & indicators with glass lenses
  • Bonnet catches
  • Swivel gaiters
  • Extended gearbox and axle breathers
  • Rear bumperettes
  • Jerry can lockers on 110
  • Headlight/blackout switch
  • Removable gearbox cross member
  • Fuel filler extension for jerry can filling.

An example of some of the military Land Rovers we’ve sold:

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