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The industrial stench of oil and grease gives no hint at the true value of Peter Hobson's pile of old car parts as he throws the doors open to a cavernous barn in a remote Lincolnshire field. I dispose of the MoD vehicles in accordance with EU rules, and that's where I get many of my parts from Peter Hobson, Hobson Industries "I've got the largest Land Rover parts store outside Land Rover," the 60-year-old entrepreneur declares as he inspects tonnes of scrapped components that he has amassed over the last two decades. Inside the dimly-lit barn, shelves and crates...

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Here at Hobson Industries, we have set out to produce a vehicle that is as good as new, using a unique process, whilst using as many recovered parts as possible.   It all started as an old worn chassis which most people would have fork-lifted into the scrap bin. Firstly, the chassis acid dipped, to remove all corrosion, afterwards, the depth was tested to make sure the chassis was safe to use. The chassis then went away for galvanising along with multiple brackets to prolong the vehicle's life. Meanwhile, the Engineering team were building the power-train using parts that were...

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Range Rover out of Velar by Land Rover In late 1965 the Ministry of Defence unknowingly created the right atmosphere for the conception of a new vehicle, by cutting back on orders for military Land Rovers. This created the usual cry for a new vehicle, and recent market research had shown an increase in personnel-carrying requirements. And so it was that one began to notice a marked increase in internal memoranda headed ‘Personnel Carrier’ or ‘Interim Station Wagon’. Early 1966 saw the start of scheming on the vehicle, and by July 1966 a full design team was drawn together and...

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Hobson Industries welcomes you to our new parts site. Over the next few months we will be adding thousands of genuine, OE and used parts to our site. All quality assured by Peter Hobson himself.

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