The rolling chassis of the Land Rover Defender 130 is a strong and rugged piece of engineering. With the body removed it looks more like a truck than a car.
It is twenty inches longer than a standard 110 to accommodate the large ambulance body. The suspension, along with the steering, are heavy duty and the brakes robust. As we will be very heavily loaded, we have decided to upgrade certain areas of this already strong setup, to deal with the extra stresses and strains.
To cope with the extra load, up-rated shock absorbers and springs will be fitted. Heavy duty steering rods and damper will replace the standard items. The rear drum brakes will be replaced with a disk setup and both axles rebuilt. The tyres and wheels will be renewed. All bearings, joints and seals will be replaced. The complete rolling chassis will be refurbished and painted.