Lift Handle Rear…. 2nr… 300816, to give them there official workshop description, but lifting handle? I wouldn’t want to lift much on them. Military Land Rovers have very specific lifting rings so the vehicle could be slung under a helicopter.
They’re be quite handy as something to grab hold of when helping extricate a stuck vehicle from mud and sand.
These are the original pair and have been soaking in a bucket of degreaser to get the Waxoyl of them most of last week. It came off eventually but only after a tickle with the knot wheel. The passenger side “handle” has a big dent in it. I’m not in the least bit worried about this as it lends a certain patina to the vehicle. They’ve been fixed in the location Land Rover fitted them on 12.05.66 too 🙂
That’s pretty much the rear cross member fitted out now until I fit the drop plate for the towing assembly. I’m planning on acquiring a Sankey trailer (see below from the Gracie files) to restore to match LGL. They use a Nato towing hitch and pintel which are almost unheard of in Switzerland and will need to have E11 certification otherwise I’m not allowed to register the trailer. But that’s for another day.