XA ute restoration

Mark, who owns the Landau, recently bought the XA ute that was featured in this Custom Car magazine article from the mid seventies.

Whilst the poor XA seems to be suffering an identity crisis - Aus ute in Stars and Stripes in the U.K. it was certainly a striking looking vehicle.

Sadly, having been off the road since 1991, it was less well looking in 2006.

But Mark is up for a challenge, so, here he is.

The engine bay.

The bed.

The dash

The rust


The engine

After a bit of cleaning - well, okay, more than a bit.

Some undercoat applied, and radiator support straightened.

More work here

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