LAND ROVER RECREATIONS & REBUILDS

The Land Rover recreations & rebuilds from ACH Classic are a blend of the modern Defender with Classic styling. We recreate or rebuild a vehicle that is completely bespoke to you and your requirements or you can opt for one of our Land Rovers that we have for sale. Any version of the Defender can be recreated and the choices of colour and interior are endless.

Choose Your Donor Vehicle For Your Land Rover Defender Recreation from ACH Classic

There are various options at the beginning of a vehicle build process. You can provide us with your base vehicle or we can search to find the right Land Rover for you. We will give any advice you need and help procure the best starting platform to work from.

ACHSV custom vehicle builds firstly require a donor vehicle to start the design and build process from like this basic green Land Rover Defender 110.
The second step of ACHSV custom vehicle builds is designing your build to create your very own Land Rover, just the way you want it.
Designing Your Vehicle Build

Every custom vehicle build or recreation is very personal and that’s the great thing about it, you can create your very own Land Rover, just the way you want it. There is a plethora of accessories and additions from hand stitched interiors to one off paint colours. We walk you through all of the options until we have a basic layout for the project. Ideas can change along the way and we won’t expect you know exactly what you want from the beginning so we don’t require the project to be signed off until the car is in the workshop ready to start.

First Steps Of A Vehicle Build Process

We pride ourselves on our search for perfection and the only way to achieve it is to start from the ground up. Land Rovers have some inherent corrosion issues and these have to be eradicated before anything can be built on. Once stripped the chassis is sand blasted and if in a repairable condition the metal is checked to assess the thickness and any areas of corrosion are replaced. If the chassis is beyond repair it is replaced with a new replacement. Once the chassis is as good as new it is etch primed, internally treated with long lasting wax, given a second primer before a final two coats of our specially formulated semi-gloss black.

The first steps of ACHSV custom vehicle builds start from the ground up - stripping, blasting, priming, treating and painting.
ACHSV custom vehicle builds next step is choosing the drivetrain for your Land Rover.
The Drive Options For Your Vehicle Build

There are many options that we can offer when it comes to the drivetrain for your Land Rover. Many customers like to keep the standard engine in their build and in that case, we take the old engine, strip it, rebuild it to our own exacting standards and run up on a test bed before moving on to the next stage.

If you’re looking for a little something different then ACH can offer power upgrades for existing engines or maybe look at moving up a stage to the Classic Rover V8, even the elegant if not a little aggressive Small Block Chevrolet LS3 V8 giving a heavenly 480bhp. These engines, coupled with either manual or automatic gearboxes make your vehicle power out from the crowd.

Stepping right into the modern world and perfect if your Land Rover is for city cruising, we are now able to offer an Electric conversion for the Land Rover Defender giving some 200 miles between charges.

The Colour & Detailing To Finish Your Land Rover Defender Recreation

We pride ourselves on the highest quality paintwork found normally only in the collector’s car world. Weeks of body preparation go into each build where every single part is carefully straightened, prepared, painted and then finally polished to a remarkable and long-lasting finish never normally found on a Land Rover. Choose from classic colours that we have selected or create your own one-off colour to be that little bit out of the ordinary.

The final step of ACHSV custom vehicle builds is choosing the perfect colour for your new, bespoke Land Rover.
We are able to build to order, any vehicle required, to customer specifications. Most of our rebuilds tend to be of standard spec, with some modern upgrades to improve day to day use. We start with a new galvanised chassis, and rebuild with all new and refurbished parts. New springs, bolts, brake lines, brakes and shocks are reassembled onto the refurbished axles. The axles themselves are shot blasted and painted, and fitted where necessary with new seals and swivels. Wheels are shot blasted and balanced and fitted with correct, period rubber.

The engine and gearbox are assessed, cleaned, detailed and reassembled with a new clutch. In some cases, the engine is stripped and rebuilt. If the gearbox has faults, these are rectified. New ancillaries are often fitted including – radiator, coil, loom, distributor, carb, retaining only the parts which are in clean and good working order.

Choose Your Donor Vehicle.

There are various options at the beginning of the build process. You can provide us with your base vehicle or we can search to find the right Land Rover for you. We will give any advice you need and help procure the best starting platform to work from.

Green Land Rover outside the ACHSV garage
Designing Your Build

Every recreation is very personal and that’s the great thing about it, you can create your very own Land Rover, just the way you want it. There is a plethora of accessories and additions from hand stitched interiors to one off paint colours. We walk you through all of the options until we have a basic layout for the project. Ideas can change along the way and we won’t expect you know exactly what you want from the beginning so we don’t require the project to be signed off until the car is in the workshop ready to start.

Grey Land Rover in the Showroom
First Steps

We pride ourselves on our search for perfection and the only way to achieve it is to start from the ground up. Land Rovers have some inherent corrosion issues and these have to be eradicated before anything can be built on. Once stripped the chassis is sand blasted and if in a repairable condition the metal is checked to assess the thickness and any areas of corrosion are replaced. If the chassis is beyond repair it is replaced with a new replacement. Once the chassis is as good as new it is etch primed, internally treated with long lasting wax, given a second primer before a final two coats of our specially formulated semi-gloss black.

First steps
The Drive

There are many options that we can offer when it comes to the drivetrain for your Land Rover. Many customers like to keep the standard engine in their build and in that case, we take the old engine, strip it, rebuild it to our own exacting standards and run up on a test bed before moving on to the next stage.

If you’re looking for a little something different then ACH can offer power upgrades for existing engines or maybe look at moving up a stage to the Classic Rover V8, even the elegant if not a little aggressive Small Block Chevrolet LS3 V8 giving a heavenly 480bhp. These engines, coupled with either manual or automatic gearboxes make your vehicle power out from the crowd.

Stepping right into the modern world and perfect if your Land Rover is for city cruising, we are now able to offer an Electric conversion for the Land Rover Defender giving some 200 miles between charges.

the drive 2
The Colour

We pride ourselves on the highest quality paintwork found normally only in the collector’s car world. Weeks of body preparation go into each build where every single part is carefully straightened, prepared, painted and then finally polished to a remarkable and long-lasting finish never normally found on a Land Rover. Choose from classic colours that we have selected or create your own one-off colour to be that little bit out of the ordinary.

the colour