Every Bishop+Rook Land Rover Defender restoration flows through a simple build process. It is not rigid as we would like, as no two projects are the same. We’ve developed a system that not only chronicles the entire restoration but also ensures we are checking off on the build during critical stages in the project.

Our Stage III testing point comes after we’ve finished up most of the chassis and mechanical work. We prefer to test these systems while the rest of the body is off because it gives us great access and transparency into the components should they need adjusting. A mechanical tweak or fix at this stage will save hours of yoga-like maneuvers if the body panels were attached.