Listers Land Rover Solihull
I purchased my new land rover from Listers of Solihull and people may well ask why I travelled to the other side of Birmingham when I have a Land Rover dealer not far from where I live. It was quite simple that my local dealer did not want to do a deal where as Listers were more flexible and secured the order with a reasonable discount. Naturally I shall go to them again in the future.
Custom Campers of Germany
This company created a custom built camper van onto my land rover 130 chassis cab defender. It took six months to be built and needless to say I am extremely pleased with the finished build. It is the only one of its kind in the UK.
The company creates camper vans on a variety of four wheel drive vehicles and a visit to their web site is a must. Whichever vehicle they build on the workmanship is first class.
My first job on collecting my land rover from Custom Campers was to take it to J E Motorworks in Coventry to have a six speed auto box fitted. They also up rated the suspension as well as tweaking the ecu. The next job they did was to connect additional fuel tanks either side of the van, installing fuel pumps and switches to pump fuel to the main tank at the rear. The auto box is great and with all the other modifications the drive is a delight. Every defender should have this auto box.
APB Trading Ltd
I have seen this company at all the land rover shows over many years selling expedition equipment and I thought that was all they did. It was only after chatting to them at a show earlier this year that I found they repair, modify and service all land rovers. I had many jobs to be done on the van and was going to take to a garage much further away than APB. I am pleased I found out about APB and the first job I had them do was to fit an Ashcroft diff locker to the rear diff.
I have since had them do a variety of jobs which I have been very pleased with and would highly recommend them.
This company makes aluminium boxes in either 3mm chequer plate or 3mm smooth aluminium. It can be left bare or you can have it powder coated to your desired colour. I had a small box made to my measurements to fit the space next to my spare wheel.
The work was excellent and even had a gas strut to ease open the lid. Well worth looking at their work.
9 Arena Studios, 3 Marston Road, Sutton Coldfield, B73 5HH
All vinyl signs on the van were supplied by the above company. All very good quality and a fair price.