Blackpaw 4x4 Archive
we have been restoring this 1964 Land Rover series 2A 88 for a customer for the last 6 months. it has had a new chassis, rebuilt transmission and rebuilt Bulkhead to name a couple of item on the list. it has been a full ground up rebuild with many new parts, including panels. it has under gone a full bear metal respray and all the galvanizing have been re-coated. We took this vehicle to the national Ploughing match at York, where we had a stand and the feed back was fantastic about the stand of workmanship on this vehicle.
We will be trading at Billing land rover shows this July 25/26/27 with a whole host of exciting special guests. We there will be members of the Sand Rovers club from Cairo, Egypt taking about Overlanding in the desert. And we will also be supported by Front Runner sales and tech team to help you out fit your Land Rover with the best kit for your next trip.
come and Find us on C1 to see all our vehicles and meet the team.
We are now a Front Runner Overland equipment Dealer. The Front products are a great addition to any 4×4, they have a wide range of kit to fit to your vehicle from roof racks to fresh water tanks. check out there web site www.frontrunner.co.za and contact us for the best prices!
From all of us at Black Paw 4×4 Ltd we would like to wish you a happy Christmas and a great new year.
We are shut from 25th December till the 2nd of January 2014, see you all in the new year!
Winter is just around the corner and the cold weather can take it toll on your land rover. We can give it full health check from £35+VAT.
Check and top up under bonnet levels
Check the Lights
Check the wiper blades
Check the tyres
check the brakes
To give you the piece of mind this winter that when you need your land rover it will be ready for you, what ever the weather! call today to book yours 01904 625073
We are exhibiting at billin land rover fest 26,27.28 July, where we will have a stand full of the lastest overland equiment from South Africa, New take off salvage and the new Brit part Lynx dianostic sytem for peronal vehicle fault finding. we will be doing live demonstrations over the weekend, so come and have a chat about it to one of our staff. we are on stand C1.
Our next bush Mechanics Course is on the 15th June, this is a group course ideal for any one looking to learn more about there land rover before they set off on a trip or summer hoilday.
the cost is £250 for the full days tuition.
please ring to book your place.
01904 625 073
BlackPaw 4×4 is attending this years LandRover Spring adventure at Harrogate show ground on the 18/19 MAY. We are exhibiting the latest Overland equipment from Eezi awn, Big Country, National Luna and Campmor to name a thou. we are Supported by APB trading LTD which is great to have the combine knowledge of both companies, to help you with any question you may have. It’s a great chance to come meet the BlackPaw team and have a chat about any ideas for accessories or modifications you like to add to your Land Rover.
This is our latest Vehicle Build, we have taken a V8 Auto Discovery 2 and re-engineer it to 300 Tdi with a manual R380 gearbox and LT230 transfer Box. Over the next couple of months we will be preparing the Disco with some custom and off the peg modifcations. We will be taking this Land Rover to all the Major shows this year for you to cast your eye over.
We have already started modifying the vehicle by fitting the Tdi and transmission. We are currently in the process of building some side lockers (pictures to follow) we feel this will improve rear storage and access to the load space. We have also fitted some BFGoodrich All Terrains to standard steel rims.
We are very pleased to welcome Martin to our team. He will be answering the phone and dealing with your Land Rover parts and spares requests.
Why not ask him about our training courses too!
Restoration: PP110. Winner “best Coil vehicle” at the ALRC National 2012
This Pre Production 110 but built in 1982 and the 11th 110 down the Line at Load Lane. 30 years later after a hard life at Land Rover as a Works towing vehicle it was used buy a company for towing marques round the country. In 2005 the chassis was beyond any quick repair and was parked up and used for shunting duties. After a period of time it came up for sale and we bought it to preserve it
Due to its rarity and importance to Land Rover history we didn’t want to just throw all the broken bits away and fit new. As you don’t have the same vehicle as you started with. So we took the body off and repaired the chassis to high standard and painted it to perfect finish. It was then put back under the body and refitted with as many original parts as possible. The doors were repaired in stead of being replaced as this kept the original paint work.
Now fully restored CWK 6Y, has won best Coil vehicle at the ALRC National 2012 which we were very proud of.
Well this is it, our new website. We hope you approve!
Of course its not finished-No good website is ever finished! We will continue to add pictures of trips we’ve been on, things that interest us and more products in the shop.
If there’s something you would like to see here then please let us know. If there are things that you think could work better or are missing then do tell us!!
We can’t tell you just how much your support and opinion mean’s to us and the love of the Land Rover is what see’s us jumping out of bed on frosty mornings and coming to work with a spring in our step.
If you have pictures that you would like to share with us then please email to us [email protected] With any luck we will be adding them to a new portfolio section of the site due to be launched in a couple of months – sooner if we get enough pictures from you all!
We’ve come a long way since our old 4 page web site and we’re going to keep growing, keep improving and keep finding ways to delight our customers.
Thanks to you all!
BlackPaw 4×4 Owner and Land Rover nut
Ok it took rather longer than 5 minutes to complete the full chassis swap on this 110 Landy but due to the miracle power of stop motion photography and YouTube you can experience it all in about 5 minutes. You didn’t even have to get oil on your hands
If you need to do a full chassis swap replacing your rotting old one for a nice shiny galvanised one then we can help. We do them for all makes and models of Land Rover and you can find out more here.
Restoration Series 1: From farm yard hack, to a “Best restored” show winner
It took just under 14 months to restore AEJ from a farm yard hack, to a “Best restored” show winner. All the mechanical work was carried out in house, the body work was done by our approved body shop to a high standard. Every part of the series one was taken apart inspected and reassembled anything that was found to be faulty or worn was replaced. We scoured parts from all around the country to complete the restoration. With it being left hand drive this made it even more difficult.
Its first major journey was to Wimboune in Dorset 280 miles from York. It complete the round trip faultlessly and have been on many long distance trips since.
We recently had a fantastic Landrover based trip to Egypt and the Sahara desert. As soon as I get a bit more time I will add some detail in here about our route and some of the things that happened along the route. Suffice to say our Land Rover Bush training course came in handy for many of the Land Rover 110s
In the meantime here’s just a few of our photos from along the journey.