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Land Rover Series 3 Lightweight Bulkhead Lower

£1,850 (£2,220 inc VAT)

Availability: In Stock
About This Bulkhead
Handmade in the UK by Shielder Chassis
Made from British steel. All our bulkheads are formed and fabricated in-house, to exact specifications, by experienced fabricators.
1.5mm heavy-duty single skin design
Our 1.5mm single skin design has a worldwide patent pending. Specifically designed to withstand the galvanising process; free from distortion.
More than 3000 Shielder bulkheads have been purchased by the Land Rover restoration community.
5 Year Manufacturers Warranty
We are proud of the workmanship and quality that goes into all our products.
Every bulkhead comes with our 5 year warranty.
Galvanised for extended product life
Bulkheads have the correct brackets for vehicle model required
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Suitable Land Rover Models
Compatible list of all Land Rover models coming soon.
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- Bulkhead is delivered on a pallet
- Shipping Time: 3 - 5 working days
Price: £60 (£50 ex VAT)

Shipping fee is added during Checkout.

Note: If ordering two bulkheads you pay only one set of shipping fees. Both bulkheads can fit on one pallet.

If ordering doors with a bulkhead the doors ship for Free.

Note: If ordering a chassis and a bulkhead then you pay only one set of shipping fees for the larger item, the chassis.

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Made in the UK

Galvanised finish

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Raised Welds After Galvanising

Shielder Raised Weld After Galvanising

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

‘Why not grind and polish the weld 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 1.5mm steel. Spot welding does not work on this heavier steel. The additional benefit of upgrading to 1.5mm 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.

What our customers say about us

All reviews have been quoted from our Shielder Chassis Google My Business Page.
  • Shielder Chassis are a brilliant Company to deal with.
    Shielder Chassis are a brilliant Company to deal with.  We have purchased a galvanised chassis, front bulkhead and bolt kit for our 200Tdi.  Fantastic quality, price and workmanship on both items and each bag in the bolt kit is labelled for easy identification.  Paul and his family & team are lovely genuine people who are always available for advice and technical support.  They go over and beyond from initial enquiry to sales and delivery.  Their aftersales care is second to none and we would highly recommend them.
    Andy & Julie
  • really impressed with the quality and professionalism of the team.
    Recently purchased a bulkhead for my land rover.... really impressed with the quality and professionalism of the team. There knowledge and advise was invaluable! Cant thank you enough!
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    Nigel Loughran
  • fitted now and all holes lined up perfectly.
    Bought a chassis and bulkhead two months ago. Undercarriage, engine and gearbox fitted now and all holes lined up perfectly.
    Very good quality and the company is very easy to deal with.
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    Thomas O Shaughnessy
  • Great company to deal with.... all fitted great
    Great company to deal with, went out of their way to get my chassis and bulkhead ready for me on short notice.
    All fitted great
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    Kyle Mcbride
  • products are both top quality.
    Great service! Staff and products are both top quality.
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    Shannon Donnelly
  • ..... highly recommend as they know their stuff!
    Brilliant company to deal with, highly recommend as they know their stuff! Great service, chassis immaculate!
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    Amy Mone


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Every Bulkhead Comes With Our 5-Year Warranty


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