Welcome to Land Rover’s torture chamber
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Posted: 11 Dec 2011
"International testing was good fun, too. In 1969 there was a weld failure on the self-leveling suspension bracket on the original Range Rover test mules, which meant that the whole rear end was just floating around.
"We didn't have any big equipment to fix it so we improvised - it's where I discovered you could weld using a 12-volt battery, set of jump leads and stick of welding rod.
"So, basically, if it was gonna break, we've probably already fixed it."