Land Rover Defender 90 TD5 Bulkhead

Manufactured by Shielder Chassis
5 Year Manufacturers Warranty

£1,620 VAT Inc

Powder coating option is available.

Stock Status: Item is ready for immediate dispatch.

When Ordering Please Note:

Land Rover produced two versions of the TD5 bulkhead.

The earlier version is in Defenders with chassis numbers XA159807 - 2A622423.

The later version is in Defenders with chassis 2A624057 - AHA710460, and coincides with the new dasboard. 

The windscreen wiper motor mounting plate is different on each version.

When ordering please specify (if possible) by sending us a photo of the old bulkhead showing the wiper motor mounting plate, OR specify the Defender chassis number.


Long has been the struggle with Rotten bulkheads being repaired and then attempting to be galvanised to end up with a warped piece of rubbish.

Shielder Chassis are delighted to be the first UK company to offer new steel galvanised Defender bulkheads to the Land Rover restoration market.

Our bulkheads are fabricated from new 1.6mm mild steel and galvanised after manufacture. Great care has been taken to match every pressing curve and contour to leave the finished Bulkhead with minimal remedial work to be done prior to painting. Each bulkhead comes complete with seam sealer applied to joints.

Finished weight 32kgs

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Item is ready for immediate dispatch.

New Bulkhead fitting advisory;

We recommend using Land Rover part number MUC4299 vent seal that applies directly to the bulkhead.
To find suitable suppliers simply Google ‘Land Rover MUC4299’.

Raised Welds After Galvanising

One common thing we hear people ask after receiving their bulkhead is;
Why does our welds look so visible and protruding?

Why do you not grind and polish them down?’

Why don’t you spot weld to help avoid this?

The answer is that we decided to eliminate double skinning (a process Land Rover used) on the bulkhead to prevent moisture & rust traps. As we don’t double skin instead we have increased the strength of the steel from 1.0mm (Land Rover OEM) to a heavier 1.6mm steel. Spot welding does not work on this heavier steel. The additional benefit of upgrading to 1.6mm steel is that the entire bulkhead is strengthend throughout.
Read more on the benefits of a Shielder Bulkhead vs that of a Land Rover original.

We know that our customers take a lot of time and pride in their work, and want their completed vehicles to look their best.

As Defender owners ourselves, we understand this desire for OEM perfection, and so we strive to produce high quality products that make our customers happy.

Achieving a high quality finish and appearance is just as important to us as it is to our customers.

Below is a short description on what causes raised welds;

The raised welds are not a result of neglect during manufacturing, or that we couldn’t be bothered to take the time to  grind & polish the welds down. In fact, all welds on Shielder Bulkheads and Chassis are ground and polished flat before galvanising.

Here is the actual reason behind the raised welds;
Raised welds after galvanizing are a common occurrence in the fabrication industry.

During the galvanising process the metal is submerged in molten zinc at approximatley 450 Celcius. This rapid change in temperature causes a differing chemistry between the steel and the weld material — namely the silicon level.

Some concentrations of silicon can speed up the metallurgic reaction between the zinc and steel, causing rapid large crystal growth. This in turn, causes the welds to become raised in comparison with the surrounding steel. So after the galvanising process the human eye is easily drawn to the welds and as a result opinions form.

So the preparation before priming and painting is equally as important as to the painting itself.

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