Defender restoration shop on west coast? - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Join the Defender Source Community Today

Thread Tools
Old August 13th, 2015, 01:04 PM
Status: Offline
Sam Odio
2008 LR2
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 237
Defender restoration shop on west coast?

Purchased a '95 defender a few years ago and did a lot of mechanical work on it:

I'm looking for someone in the west that can take care of the following:

- Galvanized chassis (chassis is in good shape, no significant rust, just needs to be galvanized)
- Replacement shocks (right now it's lifted...but I'd want something closer to stock).
- Paint stripped and re-spray to original color (white original, painted red - poor paint job, flaking off now).
- Repair a 6-inch dent in front-right fender
- New galvanized tub top (corrosion at the top back of the existing tub).
- New LED turn signals, brake lights, and possibly headlights (or refurbishing the existing ones)
- Extensive soundproofing (as much dynamat as possible - this will be a daily highway driver...
- New center console
- New sound system
- New doors (corrosion in existing panels) - maybe PUMA?
- Also considering a PUMA dash

Also the installation of a bunch of recent purchases:

- Installation of stainless steel hardware bolt set
- Installation of a new front bumper.
- New tie rod installation

Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2015, 01:26 PM
chris snell's Avatar
chris snell
Status: Offline
Chris Snell
87 Ex-MOD 110
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Kansas
Posts: 2,414
Brian Hall at Defenders Northwest. He's the man. I did my truck as an owner-managed resto where I did the work and he guided me but I know that he also does hands-off restos as well.


1987 Ex-MOD 110 Tithonus LHD
2013 LR4

Utah Rovers 2015 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2015, 02:24 PM
Paul K's Avatar
Paul K
Status: Offline
Paul Kennington
'85 Ninety V8 SW
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: La Grande, Oregon
Posts: 1,418
+1 for Defenders NW. Brian does great work.
Current fleet: '85 Ninety 3.9 V8i Auto SW, '95 Discovery (restoring it for my Nephew),'07 BMW 335Xi.
Past Land Rovers: '96 Discovery SD, '00 Range Rover HSE, '04 Discovery SE7, '07 Range Rover HSE, '08 LR3 SE7.
Past fleet: '89 Classic Mini, '83 Porsche 911 SC Coupe, '89 911 Carrera targa, '96 911 Carrera 4, '07 Toyota FJ Cruiser, '04 Mini Cooper S, '11 Mini Cooper S Countryman All4.
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2015, 02:49 PM
SLO Hybrid's Avatar
SLO Hybrid
Status: Offline
Nathan Harrison
95 25th RRC/94 LWB /04 L322/87 RRC
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Atascadero,CA USA
Posts: 52
I could take on this job

PM me
Reply With Quote
Old August 13th, 2015, 05:06 PM
nathanwind's Avatar
Status: Offline
Jason Lavender
D-90 Source Vendor
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Alexandria VA/Bolton NY
Posts: 8,354
Originally Posted by Paul K View Post
+1 for Defenders NW. Brian does great work.
+2 for Brian.
Jason Lavender
'71 Series IIA
'88 127 #F96 DKN
'94 90 NAS #324
'06 LR3 HSE
(10% discount for DSource members, use coupon code "D90")
SDO Instagram
SDO Facebook
Reply With Quote
Old August 28th, 2015, 09:53 PM
Mybluett's Avatar
Status: Offline
Defenders Northwest
D-90 Source Vendor
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Gig Harbor, WA
Posts: 1,849
Thanks for the kind words!

Emails sent.

Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

defender, restoration

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
West Coast Defender on waveridin1959 Misc. Chit-Chat 16 May 29th, 2013 12:15 PM
West Coast to East Coast Shipping Robbie Donaldson Misc. Chit-Chat 20 February 21st, 2013 10:39 PM
shipping West coast to East coast Capt Milks Defender Technical Discussions 12 December 17th, 2011 06:44 PM
Anybody heading coast to coast?? sflash868 Misc. Chit-Chat 0 May 2nd, 2011 02:50 PM
FYI. If you need 5-Bar (1/8"~2mm) on the west coast. D90Overkill The Flea Market 8 September 17th, 2008 05:04 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:23 AM.