Land-Rover 80" Mobile Welder changes
Here are listed the part changes on 80" Mobile Welders.
Most of these parts were common to the Basic Model.
Only 113 Mobile Welders were made from 1949 to 1953.
The left hand column shows the chassis number of
the vehicle on which the parts changed.
The right hand column describes how the parts differed.
Most if not all of the parts are still common with the
basic Land Rover.
1950 model Land Rover Mobile Welder changes
The bolts fixing the shock absorbers and the exhaust bushes are changed from
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 hood bows changed from being the flat top type, part # 301121, to being the
curved top type, part # 301892.
The full length hood changed to suit the new hood
The exhaust silencer assembly no longer has an integral rear support bracket.
A separate rear bracket now supplied, part # 233618.
1951 model Land Rover Mobile Welder changes
The exhaust silencer assembly for L.H.D vehicles is changed so that the exhaust
exists on the drivers side.
R.H.D stays exiting were it was on its drivers side.
The battery box changed from the type with the high sides part # 218036, to the
type with the low sides and top battery support held with three wing nuts, part #
The door top hinges change from being the Y shaped wire type
which is welded to
the door top, to being a bolt on triangular shaped hinge,
part numbers 304100 R.H & 304101 L.H.
On earlier vehicles where the Y shaped hinges have broken off,
new bolt on type hinges were available as part numbers 301916 R.H & 301917 L.H
with two adaptor plates, part # 301918.
The windscreen hinge part changed on
the 1952 model at chassis # 26300014.
The door tops changed again on the 1952
model chassis # 26300001.
The dash panel warning lights (Choke & Ignition) are now all coloured plastic end
The oil pressure warning light is now green instead from being red with
"OIL" on it.
The dash panel changed slightly to suit the new warning lights
The wiring harness changed to suit the new warning lights.
In the sequence
Ignition, choke & oil the earlier part numbers were 238018, 238020 & 217645 and
changed to 234995, 234996 & 234997.
Wiring harness changed to suit the warning
The dash panel warning lights changed again on the 1952 model
chassis # 26105067.
The catches for holding the windscreen upright changed from
being the straight type, part # 300543, to the curved type, part # 302377.
The windscreen fasteners on bonnet, that are used to hold the windscreen down
when it is in its horizontal position are changed from being forward facing and
being bolted to the bonnet, part # 300692 to being rearward facing, and bolted
to the bonnet to the bonnet windscreen supports, part # 302326.
The accelerator pedal shaft is lengthened to accommodate a distance piece, part
On R.H.D vehicles the cross shaft for the accelerator changed from
from the right side of bulkhead to the left, to being shortened and on the right hand
The accelerator cross shaft set up on L.H.D vehicles stayed similar to
what it was.
The cross shaft itself changed somehow.
1952 model Land Rover Mobile Welder changes
To start with the front grille is now the inverted T style of grille, part # 302567
from being the head lights sticking through the grille style.
The grill panel changed
to suit the new grille.
The doors now have exterior door handles and the canvas
flaps needed on the door tops for opening the earlier doors with out the exterior
door handles are no longer fitted.
The chassis now has two transverse bracings
added underneath the rear body floor.
The rear floor L shaped bracings are
shortened to clear chassis bracings.
The chaff guard for radiator changed to suit
The seat backs are changed from being the curved spade back style part #
301997 the square style of seat back part # 302609.
The hinges for the new
backs are different also.
The strengthening pieces on the rear body for the seat
backs changed to suit the new seat backs.
The dash panel warning lights changed from being all
coloured plastic, to having a
black exterior, ie back to what they were before 1951 chassis # 16101656 except
for the oil pressure light and that the coloured piece
is now glass instead of plastic.
In the sequence Ignition, choke & oil the earlier part numbers were 234995,
234996 & 234997 and changed to 238018, 238020 & 238019.
The dash panel
changed slightly to suit the new warning lights.
The hinge part for the door tops which is bolted to
the windscreen is changed so
that it is able to be adjusted forwards or backwards slightly.
The earlier hinges are
part # 300684, the later hinges are part # 304104.
1953 model Land Rover Mobile Welder changes
The rubber grommet for the exterior door handle is changed somehow.
The part book shows that one front shock absorber and one rear shock absorber
The inner steering column and nut changed from having a bronze steering nut,
part # 261425, for the right hand drives and part # 261426, for the left hand
drives, to having a case hardened inner column and steel steering nut, part #
242302, for the right hand drives and part # 242303 for the left hand drives.