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Haynes Owners +Workshop Car Restoration Manual Land Rover Defender Handbook H600 Hardcover – 1995

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Haynes (1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859606008
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859606001
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 331,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Lindsay Porter has written more than 50 books and well over 1,000 magazine articles on motoring, caravanning and other technical subjects. Lindsay was born in 1949 in the industrial, English, West Midlands, the main home of the British motor industry of the time. He well remembers meeting a bloke on the shop floor at John Thompson Motor Pressings in early 1958, who had spent his life building traditional ladder-frame chassis, shaking a newly pressed floorpan for the yet-to-be-launched 'Frogeye' Sprite and saying, "Look 'ow it wobbles -this **** thing cor work!" What on earth would he have said if he'd known that plastic body panels were only a few years away?

Lindsay became a school teacher in 1972 and found his time in the profession deeply rewarding but left in the early '80s, as his writing work began to take off. His first piece of professional writing was carried out in 1979 for DIY Magazine, explaining how he and wife Shan built and extended their own country cottage - the one they still live in today. It was quickly followed by regular articles for Practical Classics Magazine and classic car books and manuals for Haynes, with Shan always on hand with the camera.

His MGB Restoration Manual (Haynes Publishing) - first published in 1982 and still in print, as are most of his books - was the first heavily illustrated, step-by-step manual of its type, guiding the reader through every stage of technical processes in pictures as well as with friendly, helpful text.

In 1985, Lindsay launched Porter Publishing Ltd and produced the first commercial range of classic car videos, in association with Castrol, with over 70 titles available. The printed word soon followed and Porter Publishing was commissioned by Fiat, Perkins Engines and Halfords, among others, to produce workshop manuals, including the first all-colour manuals.

At the same time, Lindsay continued to write, including books and magazine articles on caravanning and motor caravanning he and was for many years the Technical Editor at Land Rover Monthly magazine.

Now well into his sixties, Lindsay is still writing books and is heavily involved in developing future publications that will deal with the practicalities of eco-energy for the home and car owner. Watch this space!

Product Description

by Lindsay Porter
An important addition to the popular Haynes series, this is a clearly written,
well-illustrated guide to the history, purchase, specification, bodywork, mechanics, interior, electrics and development of the Defender and its predecessors, and
how to restore them. In series with Land Rover I, II and III and Range Rover restoration manuals.
an excellent companion during ownership Off Road and 4 Wheel Drive
useful and authoritative Classics

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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Glynn P on 10 Jan. 2011
Format: Hardcover
Given as a christmas present,Told it was Good reading as he is doing up his Landrover,and it is just the thing for this.Very good value for the money
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Medina on 20 Nov. 2012
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O livro atendeu minhas expectativas. Fácil compreensão e entendimento. Excelente qualidade gráfica. Acabamento de primeira. está sendo de grande ajuda em meu projeto de restauração. com certeza comprarei outros.
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
Good, if you're allready good. 14 Oct. 1999
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Format: Hardcover
This book gives a detailed, if very British, account of knowing and maintaining the Land Rover Defender. Writers of automotive manuals should take some technical writing lessons from those in the software realm. Describing a multi-step procedure in the context of a paragraph is at best, unappealing. Some of the tasks described are very advanced however, and this is the book's strong area. It is very ADVANCED. If you already know your Rover inside and out, go for this book (especially if you're familliar with British slang and Local Color), but others should beware. As side notes, this is not a long book, nor is it color.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Great Book 8 Sept. 2008
By Marcos Moreira Da Silva - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Superb book, with practical tips, with the history of Land Rover products. Book with a lot of black and white photos, but in some cases dark to see in details.
Money Saver 24 Aug. 2012
By iberiansailor - Published on
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Very informative. Saved me bundles repairing small items which can make you lose your sanity. (English are not the most logical manufacturers) If you dabble with Landys this book is a MUST.
excellent restoration guide. 8 Jan. 2015
By suburbanloki - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I find myself opening this every time I get in my Land Rover.
Two Stars 6 Jan. 2015
By Chris Velardi - Published on
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very basic
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