View Full Version : Saving my rover for the next 50 years...

01-17-2007, 02:02 PM
Well a bit of topic my Series II is now hmmm 44 years old or so and I was wondering how to get it to be 100 years old without much effort and specially rust problems, also don't like dealing with my engine not turning over in case I just parked it.

I think I have just found the right technique....

You bring it to Estonia and drive it into a muddy lake in the woods :D..... I wonder what the result would be on a SII....

Oh yes I know silly topic but worth sharing !


Foine little bit of work.... thinking of the size winch needed.

Can't figure out on how to insert video... but here the links...





I doubt the Land Rover engine would start after this time without some serious spares required.

01-17-2007, 02:37 PM
Amazing! What a time capsule, good find.

01-17-2007, 04:54 PM
You should see some of the aircraft wrecks they are recovering over there. A lot of them are almost immaculate for something that was shot down and underwater for 60 odd years. Many of them are being restored back to flying condition.

IIRC the guys from above also thought they had found the substantial remains of a Tiger at one point but it turned out to be only the Glacis plate.

I think they also recovered a Stug III or maybe IV froma cargo ship sunkin the Baltic.

Very interesting stuff this.


Rat Patrol
01-20-2007, 08:26 PM
That is awesome!!!:eek:

I'm an archaeologist; who could only dream of finding such a relic.

09-20-2007, 10:21 PM
I have had a rover on an island for the past 10 years and have had little to no problems with rust thanks to a waxoxyl type product. I am dillegent about it but it works. Non-rover trucks rust out at the rear from putting boats in the water within 5 years but the application of waxoxyl type products has resulted in no problems with a 1962 chasiss. For what its worth.