Our Landrover “Reiver Yankee” has now had all the major work done and has been returned to us by the garage.
This work has included a new galvanised chassis (to replace the badly corroded one that was threatening to make the vehicle unroadworthy), and a “Safety Systems” roll cage to provide protection for vehicle occupants in the event of an accident. Both of these were essential to all the vehicle to operate safely, particularly off-road. In addition it came to light when work was underway, that the front bumper and tow bar were also badly corroded so the opportunity was taken to replace these. As a safely precaution we also replaced the 15 year old steel cabled winch with a new dyneema cabled one that is safer for our volunteers to use (no dangerous cable whiplash in the event of a cable break). Due to the roll cage being fitted we also had to replace the radio antennas.
The vehicle is now back in service thanks to the generosity of the anonymous donor and on behalf of the team we would like to express our gratitude for their donation. It has both enabled us to give this vehicle a new lease of life and allowed us to improve the safety for our volunteers whilst driving it.
The attached pictures show the progress.