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12-19-2016 07:12 PM
jawn_wong Hey all! It's been awhile since I've updated this thread so I rather not leave everyone high and dry.

I ended up purchasing a condo back in August in Chicago and got caught up on the move. Unfortunately, I had to sell my 95 Classic since I have limited space for a secondary vehicle. Good news is the new owner is a fellow LR enthusiast and has two SWB Classic's so rest easy know its in good hands.

After months of remorse I ended up picking up a new primary vehicle which I plan on keeping as my daily driver and converting into an overland vehicle for light/moderate off-roading.

Here's a photo of my 2008 LR3!

Anyone else here have an LR3? If so, let's see them!
06-13-2016 04:45 PM
pinchme Impressive built. I think installing a light bar and a winch kit would also be beneficial to your use.
06-09-2016 09:41 AM
ugabaileyboy Tardy to the party, but did you ever figure out your power seats? I had a devil of a time with mine on my old '93 LWB until, through the help of several veterans on the boards, found that it was a dead battery in the power seat ECU (located under the driver's seat) and some corrosion on the board to boot. Took it to Batteries + and for $40 they soldered and repaired. Seats worked fine after that, FWIW. Also great name choice - went with "Bertha" for my first Rover as well, just seems such a fitting name for their nature. Best of luck with your continued build!
05-23-2016 11:12 AM
jawn_wong Here are some pics from my Badlands trip 5/28/16:

Video will come later!

05-18-2016 12:08 PM
jawn_wong 5/18/16 Updates:

As mentioned before my side mirrors and power seats stopped working. I also discovered my cig outlet was not working either. I checked all the fuses and noticed one was blown. Replacing the fuse solved the side mirror and cig outlet issue however it did not fix my power seat issue.

I learned the cig outlet was working the hard way :campfire:

I added a larger cup holder and can source power for my Cobra handheld CB:

I found an old futon that lays perfectly in the trunk by removing the rear seats. Going camping and off-roading this weekend in Attica, IN (The Badlands). When I have time I am going to build a false floor with flip up storage doors and two roll out drawers for tools. This way I can lay the futon over the fake floor and have adequate storage for over-landing.

Got some great decals from Forge Overland and Overland Textile Company. If you haven't heard of the check them out from the links I posted!

Last thing I ordered for Project Bertha are 16 x 7 American Racing steel wheels. The 4.25" backspacing will solve my tire rubbing I am experiencing with the radius arms. Let me just say finding 5 on 6.5 bolt pattern wheels are near impossible! I checked with Lucky8, OKoffroading, Summit Racing, and and nobody had them in stock due to low demand. Luckily I was able to source these wheels through Gulf Coast Rovers. I am praying these wheels and lugs come in before Friday so I can have them for my weekend adventure to the Badlands

Still waiting on my front & rear brakes from Lucky8. Apparently there are issues from customs, which held the shipment.
05-09-2016 05:46 AM
Neo1975 Looks awesome. No idea about the seat and mirrors other than checking the fuses. Hope you get it working, and hope you keep it and continue to post updates.
05-07-2016 04:35 PM
jawn_wong This weekend I got the 1" coil spacers installed on the front to even out the rake! The rear measured 35.75" and front is 35.5". No driveline vibrations from the 3" lift. I think I will eventually swap out the front drive shaft for tom wood's.

Unfortunately, my driver and passenger seat stopped working with the controls along with the side mirrors. Anyone know how to manually move the passenger seat back? It's current stuck in the position farthest up to the dashboard.

I think I might take the for sale post down. I've had a few inquires but I am really enjoying Project Bertha! Hope you are all too.

05-05-2016 10:49 AM
jawn_wong Updated photo's of Bertha:

Some urban flexing (not much to flex on in Chicago)

05-03-2016 11:58 AM
Neo1975 I like the yellow lights. I will probably go with yellow fog lights if I ever replace my bumper.
05-03-2016 09:11 AM
Originally Posted by Neo1975 View Post
Looks great with the new tires. Any updates with the spacers?
Spacers will be installed this weekend!

I got the Hella's wired to the factory fog light harness though. The yellow might not be everyone's cup of tea but I like them.

05-03-2016 03:07 AM
Neo1975 Looks great with the new tires. Any updates with the spacers?
04-29-2016 08:08 AM
Originally Posted by redtruck12 View Post
The rugged trail is a decent, tire nothing extreme, fairly quiet and soft.

Nice looking truck! Keep us updated.
Are the other 2 in the pictures yours also.
Nice looking disco2
I wish they were mine! The other RRC is my friends dad's and the Disco is my friends.

Do you/have you run rugged trail tires? How did they perform off-roading? Any trouble in the mud?
04-28-2016 04:20 PM
redtruck12 The rugged trail is a decent, tire nothing extreme, fairly quiet and soft.

Nice looking truck! Keep us updated.
Are the other 2 in the pictures yours also.
Nice looking disco2
04-28-2016 10:28 AM
jawn_wong I recently ordered 31.5" BFGoodrich Rugged Trail tires (265/75r16) from ebay. I got 4 of them for a good price and figured they were an All Terrain tires like my old Goodyear Duratracs based on the photos of the aggressive sidewall.

Once I got them I realized the were more of an All season tire and found out it would cost $200 to ship them back to the vendor for a refund.

I ended up mounting them and will see how the hold up on the trails aired down.

Once the weather permitted, I got the chance to spray my ugly chrome bumpers with rustoleum matte black paint

After mounting the wheels are tires I figured I would clean up the curb rash and spray the wheels matte black. I found rustoleum makes a matte textured paint and decided to do all the lower panels with it (not sure if I like it yet)


I just ordered 1" coil spacers to give the front some added clearance with the larger tires. These should fix my rake as well.

Ordered 2 Hella 500FF driving lights to mount on my front bumper. I am planning on reusing my factory fog light harness and switch in the cab. I may switch to 100W bulb for off-road use in the future..We will see how the 50W looks.

04-18-2016 07:41 AM
jawn_wong This weekend my buddy and I installed my 2" Terrafirma medium load coil springs on Bertha.

We discovered that my RRC already had OME shocks and 2" springs so the new springs did not provide much lift. The front height remained the same but the rear gained 1/4" of lift.

I am debating on purchasing a 1" coil spacer and adding it on top of the new coils. Thoughts?

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