The 80" station wagon was built on a short wheel base Land-Rover
but had a coach-built body of aluminium panels over a wooden frame.
There were the usual 3 seats in the front, and 4 seats
in the rear facing into the centre.
The Land-Rover 80" station wagon was expensive
to build and only had a short run.
Some did come to Australia including two that were used
on the Snowy Mountains Scheme.
Land-Rover later built much more economical
SWB station wagons on
chassis using the (then) ordinary hard-top bodies as starting points -
Here is listed the part changes on 80" Station Wagons.
Most of these parts were common to the Basic
Model, so even though the vehicle is quite rare
most the changed parts shouldn’t be to much to worry
The left hand column shows the chassis number
of the vehicle on which the parts changed.
The right hand column describes which parts changed and how they changed.
The bolts fixing the shock absorbers and the exhaust bushes are changed from
being welded to the chassis to being plain bolts that are removable from the
The elbow on top of the carburettor is
changed from being the fully rounded type,
part # 218182, to being the partly oval shaped type, part # 231494.
The brackets for bolting the bumper bar to the chassis are now welded to the
bumper bar from being welded to the chassis.
The bumper is now held with four
It was previous held with eight bolts.
The rear draw bar is change from being
welded to the chassis and being ten holes wide, to being bolted to the chassis and
eight holes wide.
The right hand floor plate is changed so that it doesn't have the circular cut out for
the ring pull freewheel lock.
The gear box cover is changed to have the yellow
'push down' lever bolted to it which now locks the freewheel unit.
See also the
1950 gearbox # 06104015.
The L shaped bracket used to bolt the choke control bracket to the bulkhead is
changed from being bolted to the choke control bracket to being spot welded to it.
The choke control bracket changed again on the 1950 station wagon at chassis #
The R.H.D hand brake lever is changed from the bakealite handle type with the
big button, part # 218379, to being plain steel handle type with a small button,
part # 231316.
See chassis # 06200325 for L.H.D hand brake lever change.
The voltage regulator is changed from RF 96 type to RF 95 type.
As the RF 95
voltage regulator has two built in fuses, the fuse box is no longer fitted from this
chassis number until 1951 model at chassis # 16103899.
The wiring harness is
changed to suit the new regulator.
The fuse is change from 25 amp to 35 amp.
The speedometer is cable changed from having a brass gearbox retaining piece,
part # 08972 to having the type held to the gearbox with a retaining washer and
three bolts, part # 232570.
See also 1950 gearbox number 06106001.
The two supports for the rear upper tail gate are changed from having a separate
support stay, to having an integral support stay.
The R and L prefix on the chassis number to distinguish a right hand drive vehicle
from left hand drive is dropped from chassis number.
The exhaust silencer assembly no longer has an integral rear support bracket.
A separate rear bracket now supplied, part # 233618.
The rear tail board of the station wagon changed considerably.
The parts book
indicates that it has been simplified somewhat.
The head lights are now the sticking through the grille type.
The grille panel
and the grille are changed to suit the new head lights.
The wiring harness is
changed to suit the new head lights.
The clips holding the headlight wires to the
grill panel changed from the bolt on type to the press fit type.
The chaff guard for
the radiator changed to suit the new headlights.
The choke control bracket is
changed so that the L shaped bracket piece used to
bolt the choke control bracket
to the bulkhead is no longer fitted.
The choke lever now bolts the choke control
bracket to the bulkhead itself.
The bulkhead now has two less holes around the
See also the previous choke control bracket change at 1950 chassis #
The L.H.D hand brake lever is changed from the bakealite handle type with the
big button, part # 218400, to being plain steel handle type with a small button,
part # 232179.
See chassis # 06100121 for R.H.D hand brake lever change.
The front road springs changed from being 1.75"
wide and with the shackles at the
front of the road springs, to being 2.5"
wide with the shackles at the rear of the road
The spring bushes, shackle pins and the chassis changed to suit the new
front road springs.
Land Rover 80" Station Wagon production stopped in the 1951 season.