News Category: Britpart


Britpart have recently introduced a new range of heavy duty galvanised chassis for Defender 110 Td5 and 300Tdi vehicles.

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They are manufactured to original plans with 3, 4 and 8mm steel and thicker steel is used in high stress areas rather than lamination meaning the chassis is considerably stronger in those areas.

The frame is then hot galvanised which a quality durable finish, they are then fitted with additional inspection holes in the legs etc so the chassis can be cleaned out and or easily waxoyld to give long term protection.

If you are interested in giving your Defender a new lease of life then please give us a call on 01626 833848 or email us on info@brookwell.co.uk and we will get back to you.

 

 

 

 


We fitted a pair of Britpart Lynx Eye (DA6282) LED headlights to our Defender the other day and the results are no less than spectacular as I think the images below prove:

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They are simplicity themselves to fit as they are a direct replacement for the original 7” candle powered lights fitted to the Defender. They plug straight into the original wiring harness so no ballast resistors, connectors or wiring to worry about at all. DSC_0091I do not profess to be a mechanic or auto electrician and managed to fit them myself in under half an hour in the rain so they really can be fitted by anybody anywhere with no more than a Philips screwdriver!

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I was initially worried that they might be so bright that people would be flashing at me all the time because I was blinding them, however, I have had them fitted for almost a week now mostly using narrow country lanes and “B” roads with nobody flashing their lights at me at all so the beam pattern is obviously set up correctly as per the original headlights and they are fully road legal, E marked and MOT tester friendly.

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They are built from extremely tough materials with polycarbonate lenses and die-cast aluminium housings, for all you techies out there they give out 2800 lumens on dipped beam and 4450 lumens on high beam and are built up from 8pcs CREE(XML-10W) LEDs.

If I could recommend one product for your Defender then these would be it, I admit that there is a large initial outlay but if you want to see where you are going this winter I really don’t think these can be beaten.

More details can be found here.


After the success of last year’s Brookwells calendar competition, we’re delighted to be launching it again for 2015! As you may have already seen, we have kicked things off over on our Facebook page… but this year we’re extending it to include Twitter and Google+ users!

Brookwells 2015 Calendar Competition

Brookwells 2015 Calendar Competition

We’re giving away another whopping £200 worth of Britpart, Allmakes 4×4 or Terrafirma vouchers to one lucky Land Rover owner who wins this year’s competition.

Once again we are on the hunt for your pictures to go in our calendar for 2015. From the entries we will select 12 finalists – one for each month to make up the calendar.

If your entry is chosen in our final 12 you will receive a free copy of the finished calendar and from the final 12 we will then vote to decide our favourite. And if we choose yours, you win the goodies!

David collects his prize of £200 worth of Terrafirma vouchers last year

David collects his prize of £200 worth of Terrafirma vouchers last year

Last year David Maddock picked up the prize and he decided to treat his Landy to some Terrafirma goodies which included, Rear Dislocation Cones – Polycarbonate (TF530XT), Extreme Long Travel Shock Absorber x2 (TF122LT) and Coil Springs (Front) (TF015) for his Defender.

To give you an idea of what might win you the prize, the picture that was voted by Brookwells’ staff as our favourite and took the prize is below.

There’s no saying what might take our fancy, but please ensure that your entries are landscape, your copy write and of a relatively high resolution – you will stand a much better chance of winning if your entry ticks all of those boxes.

Brookwells competition winner 2014

Brookwells competition winner 2014

You can enter as many times as you like by posting your pics on the timeline of our Facebook page, by sending us a tweet of the photo to @Brookwellsparts with the hashtag #brookwellscomp, or posting your entry to our Google+ page.

You have until the 30th of June 2014 to submit your entry/entries so get out there, get snapping and you could just win yourself £200 worth of brand spanking new goodies for you Landy!


It’s been a while since we caught up with James, our man who has set out to create his dream Defender – a County with a TD5 engine and a remit of “No more rust“. And seeing as we’ve recently sent him out a load more Land Rover parts we thought it was time for an update…

If you missed the first edition, you can find it by clicking here

And where better to start than with his fantastic looking galvanised chassis from one of our suppliers which is surely the dream purchase for and Landy Lover – and fully personalised to specifications, too.

The dream of any Landy restorer, a galvanised chassis

The dream of any Landy restorer, a galvanised chassis

And if you thought it looked great when untreated, you’re in for a treat with the picture below which shows James’ rust-beating chassis with a sharp paint job looking great in the British sunshine. “The chassis is a lovely piece of kit, and first hand I can tell you that it all fits and lines up perfectly so far. It was T-washed and self etched primed, then painted in Jotun conceal a marine based paint.” James explains.

James' galvanised Defender 90 chassis fully painted

James’ galvanised Defender 90 chassis fully painted

Once the Landy had been stripped down (as seen in part one) and the paint had gone on the chassis it was time to reassemble Andy the Landy and get stuck into the best part of any project – seeing it come back to life – exactly how you want it.

Terrafirma shocks with calipers and Allmakes discs  fitted

Terrafirma shocks with calipers and Allmakes’ discs fitted

James said, “Andy is now back on his wheels (pics below) with fuel lines in place and brake lines to the front, the only hitch so far was putting the central cross member in place the wrong way round!!” We all make mistakes from time to time but surely James can be forgiven once you’ve seen how good his front Terrafirma Springsshockstubular turrets and securing rings look along side his shiny calipers and discs. 

The Defender 90 rebuild is at a perfect height to inspect the shocks and discs

The Defender rebuild at the perfect height to inspect the shocks and discs

And James explained that they really caught the eye of passers by and visitors before the wheels went on, as they were perfect eye-line height as he was working on them as shown above, you can see the Cross-grooved and drilled discs from Allmakes 4×4.

Bolts on and ready to rumble

Bolts on and ready to rumble

So here we are at the moment, as you can see above is the front of the rebuild, with the Terrafirma steering damper and wheels proudly on display, and below is the rear view.

Front end of the 90's Chassis with Terrafirma steering damper fitted

Front end of the 90’s Chassis with Terrafirma steering damper fitted

And what are the next steps for Andy the Landy? “Engine and gearbox should go in soon then exhaust, and rover drive. Have put the new flywheel and clutch. Just cleaning up the engine and box and fitting new coolant hoses of which Dan sourced the last one this morning.” James explains.

Rear end of the Defender 90 chassis with Terrafirma gear on

Rear end of the Defender 90 chassis with Terrafirma gear on

So keep checking back to see further progress on this build as we’re starting to get into the exciting bit now! What colours will James opt for? What other accessories will be put on? Will he hit his target of September?

Next time we can reveal that the gearbox is in, exhaust is on and James has been having fun with the TD5’s wiring loom.


Businesses big and small from across the UK have come together to support the Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club’s annual charity RTV event, held at Newnham Park, Plympton, over the weekend of 22-23rd of June 2013.

And it’s a fitting tribute to the teams who also came from far and wide to take part in this great event which raised around £4,000 for St Luke’s Hospice in Plymouth.

Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club's Charity 4x4 event at Newnham, Plymouth

Cornwall and Devon Land Rover Club’s Charity 4×4 event at Newnham, Plymouth

As well as the usual strong presence from the hosts there were also teams from Wye and Welsh Land Rover Club, Midland LRC, Somerset and Wilts LRC, Dorset LRC, Cheltenham and Cotswold LRC and the Hants and Berks LRC.

As well as the 24 teams of three’s entry fees there were other events such as a raffle with some great prizes up for grabs.

As a small gesture of thanks to all the people who gave up their free time to help make this event happen we asked a number of companies to donate various items to go into the marshalls raffle and we thank them for their generosity.

A DB9000C winch which was generously donated by Britpart

A DB9000C winch which was generously donated by Britpart

Britpart kindly donated a DB9000C winch worth over £300 which was won by Chaz Slaughter and other goodies up for grabs included, A hamper from Country Maid, located at 47 Fore St, Ivybridge, the highly sought after beer goodie bags from Dartmoor Brewery and St Austell Brewery, items from Super Pro BushesSuperwinch, Brookwells, Roger Young, Bottor Rock Farm, West Country Snacks, The Mountain Inn, LuttonWarthog Motorsport and Allmakes 4X4.

Club Chairman Pete Garlick said, “We had a great number of prizes donated to our raffle donated by various very generous companies, top prize being a hand made garden bench donated by Morwellham Garden Furniture this was won by Sarah Thomas and made its way back to Wales with her.

“Brookwells also provided marshals goody bags and made sure that everyone that had signed on to help over the weekend received one, its always fantastic to be able to do this as without our volunteer marshals and other officials we could not hold the event, as always they are very appreciated.”

You can see who won which events by following this link.


Another list of new products have just come on line for you here at Brookwells. Britpart have supplied us with a new selection of official Land Rover parts, merchandise, gifts and accessories which include, stylish “HUE 166” mugs, caps and cuddly teddy bears.

The brand new mugs bare the legendary numberplate of the first ever Land Rover Series I to roll off the production back in 1948. Its registration number read “HUE 166” and the Series I that quickly became nicknamed “huey” played a major role in Land Rover’s 65th birthday earlier in the year. A mug for the true Landy enthusiast to let everyone know you’re aware of Land Rover’s rich heritage, right from day one. We have a Black ‘Hue 166’ mug and a Green ‘Hue 166’ mug which are available for £12.35 from our online shop.

LRCEAHUEG Land Rover merchandise - HUE 166 mug

LRCEAHUEG Land Rover merchandise - HUE 166 mug

The Land Rover Stoneware Latte Mug shown below is a classy and understated addition to your crockery cupboard and is also available for £12.35.

LRCEACORP - Land Rover Merchandise, Stoneware Latte Mug

LRCEACORP - Land Rover Merchandise, Stoneware Latte Mug

We have two branded Land Rover Teddy Bears – a small (20cm) and a big one (30cm) starting at £17.50. Perfect for the young Landy Lover or a great mascot for any overland voyage, Border describe them as a “bear with soft touch plush fur and Land Rover branding to neck ribbon.”

LRTOAHT30 - Land Rover Merchandise, Branded Teddy Bear

LRTOAHT30 - Land Rover Merchandise, Branded Teddy Bear

And if you fancy any of these products you can purchase them via our website by following the links in bold or drilling down into the gifts and accessory section of our website for the full list of items we sell. You can also enquire about these, or any other Land Rover part, spare or accessory by calling us on 01626 833848, sending us an email to info@brookwell.co.uk or dropping in to our UK stores based in Plymouth and Bovey Tracey, Devon, England.

All prices accurate as of the 12/06/2013. All prices excluding VAT. Web prices may differ from in-store or phone prices.


We’ve just received news from Britpart about their latest products which include, Electronic Air Suspension Control (EAS) and an Integrated Interface Diagnostics Tool (IID) for Range Rover Sport, Discovery 3, LR4 and Range Rover L322 as well as other parts, spares and accessories for other Land Rover and Range Rover models including Series and RRC.

Both of the items mentioned above can be operated by plugging them into you vehicle, and some versions have a Bluetooth option. The IID Tool helps to read and clear faults on functions such as ABS, airbags, audio, BCM, engine, Hevan, instrument pack, LCM, nav, steering angle, TPMS, transfer case and transmission. The EAS control allows the user to read and clear faults as well as adjusting the front, rear or both air suspension units. Click on the image below to open the image in a new browser page, for a closer look at the information and part numbers listed.

We strive to put as many of our products on our website as possible, but if you can’t find the part you’re looking for at www.brookwell.co.uk, we’re available via email at info@brookwell.co.uk or over the phone at 01626 833848 where we’ll be happy to help with any questions.

IID Tool, EAS Control for Land Rover Disco 3/LR3, Disco 4/LR4, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover L322

IID Tool, EAS Control for Land Rover Disco 3/LR3, Disco 4/LR4, Range Rover Sport, Range Rover L322

The above items are locked to one VIN as standard, however further unlocks are available is required. Clicking on the image will open it in a new browser window if you’d like to see it more clearly.

We also have a huge range of complete Land Rover brake pipe sets from Britpart. If you click on the image below you can see Series 2 SWB, Series 2A SWB and LWB, Series III, Defender 90, 110, Disco 1 (200tdi and 300tdi) or Range Rover Classic, starting at £48.52. Simply type in the part number shown next to the item that fits your Landy into our search box to be taken to its page, or send us an email or drop us a call.

Land Rover Brake Sets from Britpart for Series 2 SWB, Series 2A SWB and LWB, Series 3, Defender 90, 110, Disco 1 (200tdi and 300tdi) or Range Rover Classic

Land Rover Brake Sets from Britpart for Series 2 SWB, Series 2A SWB and LWB, Series 3, Defender 90, 110, Disco 1 (200tdi and 300tdi) or Range Rover Classic

There is also a Defender roof console which is suitable for all models, except those with a sunroof. Along with many extras, it offers a unique storage solution above the driver and passenger’s seats. The console is supplied in three separate pieces. Britpart say, “The product has been designed with CAD software and the moulding finished off using CNC machinery to ensure an OE level fit and finish to the product. It is supplied with a DIN blanking panel but the central binnacle will fit any DIN sized accessory such as a stereo, CB/HAM radio or even a digital tachograph.”

There is also a tuning box for Defenders with a 2.2Tdci engine which adds 27bhp (20kw) and increases torque by 71Nm. It is contained in waterproof housing so can be safely located in the engine compartment. And there is finally a chance to buy the obsolete and rare Saudi spec grill for the Discovery 1. Hurry whilst stocks last!

Again, simply type in the part number in our search box, email info@brookwell.co.uk or call on 01626 833848. Please be aware that all prices shown are web prices for internet orders.

Land Rover Defender Roof Console, Defender Tuning Box and Discovery 1/Disco 1 Saudi Grille

Land Rover Defender Roof Console, Defender Tuning Box and Discovery 1/Disco 1 Saudi Grill

There is a new winch remote control upgrade kit along with Defender, Disco 3 / LR3 and Range Rover Sport bearing sets, a Freelander 2 tow bracket with quick release tow bar along with a Discovery 3/RRS TdV6 performance intercooler. Simply type in the part number shown next to the item you require in our search box to be taken to its page.

There is also a new easy change filter conversion kit for all vehicles using the ZF 6HP26 automatic transmission. This includes Discovery 3, Discovery 4, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover L322 models. Britpart explain, “From the factory a fluid and filter change on this transmission is a very lengthy process. The sump and filter are normally one piece and fitting involves jacking the engine up and unbolting the mounts, plus the removal of the exhaust.”

“The fitting of this kit is far easier,” They explain, “Once the fluid has been drained from the transmission simply remove the bolts from the old unit. Cut the old plastic sumps filter tube with a hacksaw. Slide the old sump out and remove the other end of the sawn off filter tube. The new separate filter can then be fitted and the new sump pan slides into place and is bolted up with the new gasket supplied. Once secure the transmission can be filled as per manufacturer’s instructions. The new sump pan also has the added benefit that it is manufactured in durable steel rather than the plastic of the original item.”

Finally, we have some new waterproof seat covers for the all new Range Rover, the Range Rover L322, Range Rover Sport and Defender in a range of colours.

All prices listed are excluding VAT and are a minimum price. Prices may vary on model and year.


The 8th edition of the Britpart catalogue has been released and as we are official distributors you can get all of its contents from us. With thousands of Land Rover parts and accessories to choose from this should be your first step before you make us your first call.

Britpart Accessory Catalogue

Britpart Accessory Catalogue

And the best part is, if you’re in the UK, they’ll send it to your door for free, all you have to do is go here and request one. So, if you’ve got a Defender, Disco, Range Rover, Series or Freelander take a look and when you find something you want, just ask us the question and we’ll sort it out for you.


Exciting news Landy lovers, we are giving you the chance to win £200 worth of Britpart or Terrafirma vouchers.

We’re always looking to the future here at Brookwells which means we’ve already started planning for our 2014 calendar. And we want you, our loyal customers, to be involved.

To be in with a chance of winning our fantastic top prize, simply head over to our facebook page and post a Land Rover related picture on our timeline which will be put into contention to be in next year’s Brookwells calendar.

It really can be anything you like, from a Defender up to its snorkel in mud, to a spotless Evoque basking in the sunshine or a classic Series I you’ve found in a barn, right through to the latest Range Rover hot off the production line. Day or night, sun or snow, we’re looking for anything and everything photogenic to do with Landies. It can be anything from one to a hundred Land Rovers doing all manner of things, the more imaginative and creative the better.

If your picture is lucky enough to be selected to be in our final 12, we’ll send you a free copy of the calendar once it’s finalised and you’ll be in the running to win this fantastic voucher.

From the final 12 we will then select the one submission that catches our eye the most and one person will win the £200 voucher for Britpart or Terrafirma goodies.

Everyone who enters will be eligible to receive one of our brand new Back to the Future themed stickers (above). Once you’ve entered your submission to our timeline, we’ll write an acknowledgement in the comments section of the picture and if you want the sticker just send a direct message to the Brookwells Facebook page and we will post it out to you. You can enter as many times as you like, but we have to limit it to one sticker per household.

The deadline for submissions is the 31st of May 2013 and all we ask is that the picture quality is high, landscape, and that the images are your own work so, spread and word and happy snapping!


With the clock ticking on our amazing £200 calendar competition give-away, the Easter Weekend provides the perfect opportunity to get out in your Landy and take the picture that could win the top prize.

We’re always looking to the future here at Brookwells which means plans for our 2014 calendar are already afoot. And we want you to be involved.

To be in with a chance of winning our fantastic top prize, simply head over to our facebook page and post a Land Rover related picture on our timeline which will be put into contention to be in the Brookwells calendar 2014.

It really can be anything you like, from a Defender up to its snorkel in mud, to a spotless Evoque basking in the sunshine or a classic Series I you’ve found in a barn, right through to the latest Range Rover hot off the production line. Day or night, sun or snow, we’re looking for anything and everything photogenic to do with Landies. It can be anything from one to a hundred Land Rovers doing all manner of things, the more imaginative and creative the better.

If your picture is lucky enough to be selected to be in our final 12, we’ll send you a free copy of the calendar once it’s finalised and you’ll be in the running to win this fantastic voucher.

From the final 12 we will then select the one submission that catches our eye the most and one person will win the £200 voucher for Britpart or Terrafirma goodies.

Everyone who enters will be eligible to receive one of our brand new Back to the Future themed stickers (above). Once you’ve entered your submission to our timeline, we’ll write an acknowledgement in the comments section of the picture and if you want the sticker just send a direct message to the Brookwells Facebook page and we will post it out to you. You can enter as many times as you like, but we have to limit it to one sticker per household.

The deadline for submissions is the 31st of May 2013 and all we ask is that the picture quality is high, landscape, and that the images are your own work so, spread and word and happy snapping!