1957 22R-Powered Land Rover — 4×4 SUVs — 4 Wheel Drive & Sport Utility Magazine

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1957 22R-Powered Land — Rising Sun Rover

Styling and Japanese Reliability

Stoffregen has heard them If the gearbox in your Rover leaking, you’d better the fluid level. Nine out of ten Rovers are still on the road the other one made it home. Why do the drink their beer at temperature? Because Lucas their refrigerators.

Land are revered for their aluminum low gearing, and solid axles (up the recent advent of the LR3), but have an equally strong for electrical problems and leaky Dedicated Land Rover call this character.

just smiles at the barbs; he let the joking bother him because are no Lucas electronics or British left in his ’57 Series I. picked up the Rover for dirt It was in a state of disrepair, however the was relatively straight and he already had to swap out the drivetrain anyway. The 2.0L engine and factory were replaced with reliable parts from a pickup. The choice to use Toyota was simple since Stoffregen for Inchworm Gear, which and sells a wide variety of parts for Toyota pickups and

The engine bay houses a Toyota engine with a stock radiator, minimal wiring, and a PVC air intake.

The new engine in the Rover is a 22RE four-cylinder from a pickup backed by a W56 five-speed and an RF1A gear-driven transfer with 5:1 Advance Adapters Tamer gears. The new drivetrain is a improvement over the stock components, being lighter and to source parts for. there, the power is transferred CV driveshafts to axles from an Toyota pickup. With an 88-inch wheelbase, the rear is only 14 inches long, Stoffregen to use a short yoke an early Toyota pickup and machine the ends down further for proper fitment.

The front axle was rebuilt and with 5.29 gears but left stock due to cost Stock Toyota Birfields are not for their strength; however, has not yet posed a problem on this rig. The front differential be upgraded with a factory electric locker as funds and Longfields will be added if becomes a factor in the future. The axle has 5.29 gears in an locking third member from a TRD Tacoma.

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The interior is Spartan but offers cleanup. The heater is only for heating one leg at a time, and the fire is kept handy just in things get too hot.

The axles affixed to the stock Rover Stoffregen anticipated some difficulties when swapping the but the front spring perches up exactly with the Rover springs. In the rear, the spring needed to be relocated inward and to line up the pinion with the CV driveshaft. Twelve-inch-travel Rancho shocks are mounted on Ford shock towers in front, and RS5000s are bolted to the stock out back. The suspension makes way for Super Swamper SLs mounted on Toyota steel rims.

With few aftermarket options, fabricated his own body rmor. The factory hardtop was scrapped and with a six-point ‘cage protects the occupants and contains an storage rack in the rear. The bumper was constructed from rectangular box tubing and houses a 8274 winch wrapped in synthetic winch rope. To the rocker panel, trick sliders were fabricated and with steel plate. The slider had to be mounted much than the driver-side due to the location of the fuel tank, sacrificing ground clearance. A custom case crossmember protects the and rounds out the armor.


The interior and exterior are quite with low-back seats and a heater. Aluminum sheetmetal was to cover the dash and mount and toggle switches, while a aluminum center console small items on the trail. the Rover’s body is fairly and devoid of cut fenders or carpet

Stoffregen has done a wonderful job of a capable, reliable trail rig uses inexpensive, common while still standing out the crowd. It might make Churchill roll over in his but we applaud him for using his imagination to such a unique rig on a realistic While it certainly doesn’t get the mileage as a Prius, we much Stoffregen’s interpretation of a Toyota

Toyota 1957 Sports
Toyota 1957 Sports
Toyota 1957 Sports
Toyota 1957 Sports

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