press release PEGASUS LAUNCH THE ICONIC 80" SERIES ONE BULKHEADS

For super keen enthusiasts wanting to help celebrate Land-Rover’s 75th Anniversary in less than 2 years’ time, now is the time to start getting organised!

Pegasus Launch Brand-New Replica Bulkheads for The Iconic Land-Rover 80” Vehicles

A super keen Land-Rover enthusiast since childhood is urging fellow 80” Series 1 owners to start preparing their pride and joy now, to help celebrate Land-Rover’s 75th Anniversary in less than 2 years’ time.

Never has it been easier to replace your rusty old bulkhead with a brand-new one, thanks to a Surrey based manufacturer in the UK who are the first company to make brand-new 80” bulkheads since the Rover Co. ended production in 1953.

Paul Halley, the founder of Pegasus Bulkheads said “My first love was a 1949 Series One 80” which was introduced to me by my Grandfather, who exported Land-Rover parts around the world in the 1950s. Now 3 generations later I’m doing the same but making them instead”.  

“Our bespoke bulkheads have proven to be an exceptional fit after integrating all the parts into computer-aided designed bulkheads” he said. The digital duplication process started with two old 1950 and 1951 bulkheads, which were beyond repair. To reverse engineer the exact look and feel of the curves of a signature Rover part in a three-dimensional CAD system is difficult at best, and interpreting the shapes for a computer can be time-consuming and an expensive process.

Replicating the main panel (pictured below) and main brackets (pictured right) was the most difficult part as Rover designed these components as single pressings. The complete assembly is built up on our purpose made jigs, using 37 alignment points, then TIG welded replicating the same techniques as the welders back in the 1950's.

“All this tradition can pose a challenge, especially when the Rover Co. made various upgrades throughout the years”.  But to help fellow enthusiasts identify their exact bulkhead, Pegasus came up with their own system, based around the year and month each vehicle went into production. For the 80” bulkheads there are 5 different Types. Customers will save time and effort as all their bulkheads are ready to fit and are supplied with a red-oxide surface finish.

Paul (pictured right) said “I’m very much looking forward to seeing all these iconic vehicles looking beautiful once again”. Not only are they a joy to drive, but they are a great investment too!

With this in mind, Pegasus 80” bulkheads are built to the exacting standards of the originals and have all the unique design features including:

  • Pressed Steel Main Panel
  • Spun Metal Side Lamp Pods
  • Captive Nut Cages
  • BSF and 2BA Threaded Fasteners
  • Instrument Binnacle

80" bulkhead finest detailing

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Correct rolled bonnet hinges and hemmed lip on the rain channel.

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Instument binnacle with formed flange & 2BA threaded captive nuts.

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Metal spun side lamp pods fitted to early bulkheads.

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Steering box reinforcement plate fitted to left hand or right hand side footwell as required.

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Original style captive nut cages and 1/4" BSF threaded square nuts for floor panels and gearbox tunnel.

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Large type bottom door hinges fitted to early bulkheads.

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Side view of bulkhead showing door hinges, footwell and main bracket.

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Correct roll formed door hinges.

other replica bulkheads made by pegasus:

  • Late Series 1, 86", 107" 88" and 109" - Currently producing the drawings. Due to start manufacturing in June 2021.
  • Series 2a and 3 Lightweight Upper Ventilator Panels
  • Series 2 and 2a Bulkheads
  • Series 2a and 2b Forward Control
  • Series 3 - Lead-time 6 weeks
  • Defender Bulkheads - Currently producing drawings. Due to start manufacturing in September 2021.
  • V8 Conversions

 

Visit our sister site Pegasus Parts who also manufacture other obsolete parts as well as Bulkhead Repair Sections for the classic Series and Defender models.

Contact: Paul or Debbie on 00 44 (0)1737 764377 for more details.

13th April 2021

We are very much focused on the higher-end market and are well-known for supplying superior quality, high specification and totally accurate bulkheads for enthusiasts who want their vehicles looking exactly like their original, with all the unique design features and even replicating the same welds!