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Old March 10th, 2009, 01:46 PM
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Defender conversions galore

I was just thinking, how many "conversions" could be made on a Defender? Here is my initial stab at it.

By a '84 Defender 90 from the UK.

1. Convert RHD to LHD
2. Convert from 90 to 110
3. Convert from manual to auto
4. Convert from (insert gas engine here) to (insert diesel engine here)
5. Convert from SW to ST
6. Convert from left side ignition switch to right side.


All of these are perfectly reasonable conversions. Man, I love Defenders!

And then there is always the buy a 2000 model year Defender and convert the VIN number!
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Old March 10th, 2009, 02:10 PM
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question is why buy a 90 from 1984 when you could buy a 110 and save a packet., why not convert to:
130
150
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tipper

in the 1960's they even made a landrover powered hovercraft!!!
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By a '84 Defender 90 from the UK.


2. Convert from 90 to 110
4. Convert from (insert gas engine here) to (insert diesel engine here)


All of these are perfectly reasonable conversions.
option 2 makes no sense if you want a 110 start with a 110

Option 4 If you want a diesel it would be best to start with a diesel as the VIN would match a diesel
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Old March 10th, 2009, 02:26 PM
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option 2 makes no sense if you want a 110 start with a 110

Option 4 If you want a diesel it would be best to start with a diesel as the VIN would match a diesel
I guess I was just trying to see how many possible conversions could be done to a 90.

I wasn't attempting to imply that someone would actually do all of them. Although stranger things have been done to Land Rovers.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 05:52 PM
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dave your truck is ready to ship, do you want me to arrange it...I'll email u on thursday
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Old March 10th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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thought they all used LS ignition switches.

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Originally Posted by Bozman
I was just thinking, how many "conversions" could be made on a Defender? Here is my initial stab at it.

By a '84 Defender 90 from the UK.

1. Convert RHD to LHD
2. Convert from 90 to 110
3. Convert from manual to auto
4. Convert from (insert gas engine here) to (insert diesel engine here)
5. Convert from SW to ST
6. Convert from left side ignition switch to right side.


All of these are perfectly reasonable conversions. Man, I love Defenders!

And then there is always the buy a 2000 model year Defender and convert the VIN number!
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Old March 10th, 2009, 06:15 PM
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dave your truck is ready to ship, do you want me to arrange it...I'll email u on thursday
Hijack! Bad user!
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I guess I was just trying to see how many possible conversions could be done to a 90.

I wasn't attempting to imply that someone would actually do all of them. Although stranger things have been done to Land Rovers.
That is the great thing about a defender, it is like a big set of expensive Legos, remove this and bolt on that and it can become just about anything you want.....
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Old March 10th, 2009, 06:33 PM
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That is the great thing about a defender, it is like a big set of expensive Legos, remove this and bolt on that and it can become just about anything you want.....
...even a 1992 Range Rover - or vice versa of course.
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...even a 1992 Range Rover - or vice versa of course.
that might require a welder
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Old March 10th, 2009, 06:49 PM
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That only requires a drill bit and pop rivet gun
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Old March 10th, 2009, 06:51 PM
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HA! That was a good one!

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I wonder if I could covert my SW to a P38.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 08:07 PM
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I wonder if I could covert my SW to a P38.
If you do please document the process and post it,lol. THe closest conversion there is to melt the defender and use the metal towards the P38
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thought they all used LS ignition switches.
Yeah, but wouldn't that be a fun conversion?
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Old March 11th, 2009, 10:25 AM
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errrr...No.



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Old March 11th, 2009, 12:11 PM
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How about the "neglect the oil lines and convert your defender into heat energy" and the "neglect your defender and convert it into oxides of iron and aluminum?"
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Old March 11th, 2009, 01:10 PM
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nowhere near as neat of a trick as converting it back into a defender...

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How about the "neglect the oil lines and convert your defender into heat energy" and the "neglect your defender and convert it into oxides of iron and aluminum?"
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